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How I Styled A Vintage Safari Baby Shower (WATCH VIDEO)

By KristySamone — April 02, 2015

Happy Thursday Loves!

It has been such an exciting week! My dear friend Honey and her husband David had their beautiful daughter Alexandria Claire Shewbert on Monday morning 18.5” and 6.8lbs healthy!

Honey and I have been on a full adventure together. She was exactly one full trimester ahead of me. In fact, at 29 weeks I’m in the early parts of my third trimester, which means “Game On!” LOL!

All of this reminds me of  a special occasion in February. My whimsical event company, Pretty Parties and Fancy Favors, planned and hosted Honey’s baby shower. It was great fun and I had the most creative vendors to work with. I was in love with her safari animals nursery theme (especially giraffes) and alphabets. I made it my inspiration for the vintage safari event. From a beautiful giraffe cake (with chocolate chip cookie dough inside from Buttercream Bakeshop in DC) to animal cake topper from Mooses Creations to giraffe earrings for the guests, it was cute and wild. Oh, and I loved working with TopperandTwine for gold glittery toppers with the baby’s name and birthday.

She moved here several months back from Germany, so I had to add little touches as a shout out to her last hometown (like “Danke” on the favor gift tags or “Sieger” on the prizes for game winners).  “Check out my latest YouTube episode – it features how I set up Honey’s shower.

Photo Credit: Reesestudios.com

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(WATCH video of how I put the baby shower together)
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Vendors or “where’d she get that?”
Décor – Pretty Parties and Fancy Favors
Photography – Reese Studios
Cake – Buttercream Bakeshop
Invitations – Tiny Prints
Scones, biscuits, brownies, granola and such – Bakehouse DC
Game Prizes (tea party recipe books) – Urban Outfitters
Glitter gold cake toppers – Topper & Twine
Animal cake toppers – Mooses Creations
Confetti- Paper Source
Confetti style napkins – Meri Meri
Blackboard Stickers – Paper Source
Water gift color tags – Moglea at Anthropologie
Gift boxes – Paper Source
Giraffe Stamp – Paper Source

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About Author

I'm a media strategist, fashion fan and whimsical event planner. For years, I've been "reporting" from fashion shows and fabulous events to my loved one out of pure joy. Unbeknowest to me in February 2012 my sister started kristysamone.com with photos and letters I'd sent her from New York Fashion Week. She said, "I think you need a blog!" LOL! I've been trying keep us with this and life ever since:) Thanks so much for reading!

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(2) Readers Comments

  1. April 2, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    I know this post is about the party you styled for a friend, but YOU LOOK GREAT! :) And the party looks just lovely. You did an amazing job. I might be a little bit biased because of the giraffe elements, though. ;)

    • KristySamone
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      April 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Girl, you made my day! Thanks so much! If anyone knows anything about a cute giraffe - it's you!

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