A Baby, Whales and Fun!

imageLast December, T.W.O. officially became aunties to a handsome boy – Hayes! He was the best Christmas present under the Christmas Tree! To officially welcome him into the world, we planned a baby shower to honor him surrounded by family and friends. Being a beach family, we loved the idea of a Whale Theme Baby Shower…Ahoy It’s A Boy!! Our color palette was shades of blue – navy, turquoise and light blue. We used polka dots and solids to offset the whale material we purchased on Fabric.com. We made custom flag banners with personalized onesies, table runners and square center pieces. Whale mobiles hung from the umbrellas, along with blue lantern balls. Simple hydrangea flower arrangements were placed on each table along with small bowls of gold fish. Below are images of the day – hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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A Big Thank you to Baker Party Rentals who were fantastic to work with!


1. How Long Is Hayes?

2. Nursery Rhyme Game

3. What’s in the Diaper



The menu for the shower was simple and light for this hot ‘summer’ March day! There was a crudité plate along with a cheese platter for the guests to munch on when they arrived. We had a drink station set up – Rosé (of course!), homemade ice tea, lemon water, pink lemonade and Pellegrino. For the main entrees, homemade ‘Napa’ Chicken Sandwiches, Orzo Pasta Salad and a Mixed Green Strawberry, Avocado Salad. Dessert?? Of course our mom’s famous carrot cake was served along with lemon bars and custom Hayes chocolates. I don’t think anyone went home starving! Seconds please???

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Leaving a party empty handed is not really fun, so we made sure to send our guests home with ‘Cookies Ahoy’! We made chocolate dipped shortbread cookies, put them in a bag along with the custom Hayes chocolates and tied a tag on them. Simple, cute and oh so good!

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 Be sure to tune into our blog in a couple weeks where we will be sharing our ‘Napa’ Chicken recipe!

It was the perfect day to celebrate one special baby boy!

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Thanksgiving Table Name Tags

Setting the Thanksgiving table might be as important as cooking the turkey in T.W.O.’s family. Much time is spent deciding on the linens, decorations, dinnerware, stemware, silverware, AND place cards. By having place cards on the dinner table, each guests feels even more special that this setting was created just for them and it cuts down 5 minutes of the seating process since you already know where you are sitting! So this year, we have “T.W.O.” ideas on how we will be displaying our guests’ names on the table.

Fall Leaf

Gather some autumn leaves of your choice. Take a black sharpie and write the name of each guest’s name on the leaf. Next, situate the leaf, as you would like at the place setting.





“Spiky Balls”

Gather “spiky balls” from liquid amber trees, particularly the green ones. Cut long, rectangular labels out of construction paper. Next, write the guest’s name on each rectangle and punch a hole at the end of the paper. String raffia through the hole and tie to the stem of a “spiky ball.” Situate each nametag as you would like at the place setting.







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