How to Host a Shower at a Restaurant

LAST UPDATED: Aug 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Mar 03, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

Beautiful shower ideas including easy to make flower arrangements, ways to personalize and how to host at a restaurant

When I first moved to Kansas City, I only knew a handful of people. One of them being Ali, who I met through another great friend, Cristina. She welcomed me with open arms & immediately made me feel at home. So much has changed in the nearly 6 years since I moved here {2 homes, 3 kids…}, but my friendship with Ali has been a constant. She has been so kind & caring to our family, that I was elated when she announced she was having one of her own! Our girlfriends & I decided a brunch baby shower would be a great way to celebrate her & baby boy-to-be.

Beautiful shower ideas including easy to make flower arrangements, ways to personalize and how to host at a restaurant

We celebrated at a local restaurant, so decor had to be quick & easy to set up, yet elegant. I wanted it to be as colorful & cheerful as Ali. Not one to stick to traditional boy/girl colors & noting that this  was a celebration of Ali & baby to be, I wanted to integrate pinks into yellows & blues. A quick look at the before:

Beautiful shower ideas including easy to make flower arrangements, ways to personalize and how to host at a restaurant

See the difference 15 minutes makes?

Beautiful shower ideas including easy to make flower arrangements, ways to personalize and how to host at a restaurant

I love shower decorations that are personalized for the guest of honor. I contacted her photographer & included one of her maternity photos in the “Hello Baby” banner I had customized. It also made a quick & easy backdrop to set up {not shown}.

Beautiful shower ideas including easy to make flower arrangements, ways to personalize and how to host at a restaurant

The table runner was also personalized. I don’t typically use a lot of “paper” products, however, this table runner is an exception! It’s made of vinyl, doesn’t crease & wipes clean/dry. I like using table runners to layer. It adds a lot of color & interest to a table.

Beautiful shower ideas including easy to make flower arrangements, ways to personalize and how to host at a restaurant

 

Emmy-Ray nailed the flowers! I pictured soft yellows & pinks with pops of hot pink & a hint of wispiness, & she didn’t disappoint! The julep cups & mercury glass blended Ali’s traditional taste with the modern restaurant. They were filled with garden roses, peonies & tulips. Follow Emmy-Ray on her blog Handmaker of Things here!

I filled silver baby booties with blooms that also made great keepsakes!

Beautiful shower ideas including easy to make flower arrangements, ways to personalize and how to host at a restaurant

Personalized baby shower decorations & tips for decorating

Beautiful shower ideas including easy to make flower arrangements, ways to personalize and how to host at a restaurant

I wrapped flag stickers around grey striped paper straws & added place cards to complete the look.

Beautiful shower ideas including easy to make flower arrangements, ways to personalize and how to host at a restaurant

I was able to completely transform the space & photograph it in just 20 minutes.

Personalized baby shower decorations & tips for decorating

We had a great time celebrating Ali & can’t wait to meet baby!

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