A few weeks ago I organized a surprise baby shower for my best friend. I have to say I was so excited about coming up with whole design concept of the baby shower. I really wanted it to be special as it is my besties 1st child.
Mrs Cheng is expecting a baby boy sometime mid November. I didn't want to do the usual blue for a boy colours. So my first thoughts were teal and yellow!! Oh how I love those two colours together. With colours now sorted and high tea as the theme I was just brusting with excitement and I couldn't wait to start planning and sourcing everything.
I found this gorgeous teal ribbon from my local emporium
Next up was what to serve all my lovely friends? After many nights of thinking and researching I settled on the following menu.
High Tea Menu
Lemony Cucumber & smoked salmon
Chicken almond & avocado
Prawn & dill
Chocolate & Raspberry
Lemon & passionfruit
White chocolate raspberry
Mango & white chocolate
Chocolate sponge with chocolate custard
I sat back and thought hmmm now that is a good looking menu! But gosh what a lot of work for just one person - there were times when I thought "Gosh, how the heck am I going to be able to make all of this!" Some how I manage to make everything!! Yes, everything on the menu was homemade by moi - well besides the teas of course!! hehe It was so worth it, everything tasted delicious!
I also got to meet up with the lovely Kerry from Vintage Simplicity to select all the gorgeous china for the high tea. Oh what a fun morning of all things gorgeous!!! There was so much to choose from!! I just couldn't contain my excitement. I was like a little girl in a candy store.
I absolutely love paper pom poms and wanted to have a go at making some!! So glad I did, they are so easy to make and give such a lovely look - especially for a baby shower. I definitely recommend giving them a go - they only cost me $1 per pom pom to make! There are some great tutorials out there on the web - my pick would be the Martha Stewart tutorial.
And this is how my weeks of planning turned out! Mrs Cheng's surprise high tea baby shower. I wanted gorgeous, sweet and something a little special. I just LOVED how everything looked together. It was so lovely to wake up the morning of the baby shower, walk downstairs and see it all looking sooo lovely! I even surprised my dad!! He was just quite taken back with how it all looked.
Paper doilies and gorgeous bottles of yellow & pink ranunculus made for a wonderful center piece
The buffet table with a lovely selection of sweet treats & savory goodness
Mmmmm yummy date scones with raspberry jam and vanilla whipped cream
The cupcake tower
French macaron tower
Lemon & passionfruit tartlets
Ruffle cake with a sweet baby bunny topper
Chocolate & raspberry tartlets
Mrs Cheng got the surprise of her life when she arrived at our house!! It was the best reaction I could have asked for. She had no clue what so ever. All us ladies had the best afternoon - lots of laughing and baby talk - the perfect way to spend an afternoon with close friends and family.
And now I can't wait to meet the new addition to the Cheng family - only 7 weeks to go! Yipeee!