Dinner & drinks to celebrate Little Miss

In addition to my family baby shower (see related post) I wanted to celebrate with my gorgeous girlfriends and thank them for putting up with me during my pregnancy (let’s just say I don’t love being pregnant!) so I hosted an intimate dinner one Saturday evening, about one month before my little girl arrived.

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Inspired by a recent fashion show invite I sourced some very thick card to create the weighty invites.  The silver, black & white invites set the colour scheme for the evening and informed my styling choices for the event.

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I retained the feature of white paper pom poms, lanterns and mini singlets that I had arranged (with huge amounts of help from my poor husband) for my earlier family afternoon tea over the dining table.  The table was styled simply with thick pillar candles of various heights, silver & white fine bone china place settings and crisp white napkins.  Each guest was gifted a framed photo (one of my favourites of them during “pre-baby” partying) and was asked to find a copy of their photo in a small guest book and leave a message along side it.

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I used Floreat Floral once again for the flowers (I’m obsessed) and Piquant Catering for both the food and serving.  The Piquant team were fantastic.  They were happy to serve alcohol we had sourced independently and were friendly and efficient throughout the evening.  The food was truly divine and there was plenty of it!  I ordered the divine cake from Simmone Logue in Double Bay, which we enjoyed with mascapone as we relaxed post dinner.

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Personally, Im just not into baby shower games so we filled the evening with good wine, good conversation and many laughs.  At the request of my girlfriends I opened the very generous gifts of tiny pink outfits and toys.  There was much “ooohing and ahhing” for the first couple of presents…then true to our style we went back to drinking and chatting and laughing the night away.

As guests left they received a little vanilla cupcake I had baked that morning (baking I can do…cooking, not so much!).  Something to nibble on the way home.

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A truly memorable evening and a fitting farewell to life pre-child…

xx catherine and grace

The details:

* Stationary & signage – created by catherine and grace

* Paper pom-poms & lantern decorations – Papier D’Amour

* White mini coat hangers – children’s 11″-14″ white wooden hangers, purchased from MyCoathangers

* Mini white singlets – similar styles available from Bonds

* Gift bags – created by catherine and grace using white paper bags from Riot Art & Craft

* Flowers – Floreat Floral

* Catering and chair hire – Piquant Catering

* Guest book – DIY album in black, from Kikki K

* Celebration cake – hummingbird cake, from Simmone Logue

* Favour box – white food pail with handle, from QCC Catering Equipment

 

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