Hey there bloggies! It’s been quite awhile since I’ve made an appearance So many things have changed and updates to Olive Hue Paper Goods coming soon.
FINALLY decided on a design aesthetic for the brand. It’s been long awaited but I didn’t want to fully launch without being sure of the choices.
Until those are released, this past December, I helped to throw a baby shower for a dear friend of mine. It’s her first child so her friends and I wanted to make it extra special for her. I put together a little mood board for the ideas and themes swimming around in our heads and we went to work!
I didn’t archive the links very well…If you know who these images are from, please feel free to link away!
The design was based around the theme of the Newsies! I loved that movie and all the costumes! That’s where we started! We decided on bowties, plaid, newspapers, textures, and the all too familiar mustache The amazing photos were taken by husband and wife team Desi & Tammy Mendoza (Dez & Tam Photography). Love how they were able to capture all the fun details! Check out their blog for the extended post of the shower.
Because it was December and a bit rainy that day, we decided to set up a hot chocolate and fixin’s station…had to go back for seconds!
This was my favorite project! We wanted to put together a wishing tree for the baby. I got the idea from Nancy (So Happi Together) when she had held the 1st birthday for her Elle Belle. It was so cute, but using a canvas or a tree wasn’t going to fit the theme, so I decided to look around for some reclaimed wood palettes. I didn’t expect to find one so perfect, but driving around in Hancock Park (of all places!!), there was one just calling out for me leaning up against a lightpole. So on my way to a meeting in a black suit and 3.5 inch heels, I wrestled it into the car…maybe that’s why I love this piece so much. Labor of love…
When we got it home, we left the reclaimed look but spruced it up a bit with gold spray paint dusted along the sides and corners, spray painted gold hooks to hang the signs from and after 2 days, 20 hooks, a sore hand, it was done! Everyone loved it and I wished I took it home after the event!
We made mustache silhouettes and hand lettered each guests name to leave in their mug of their choice…Each of the mugs had different mustache drawn on them with Sharpies…but unknowingly, they probably washed off in the dishwasher. Later I found out that we were supposed to bake them to make them permanent. Oops! Still made fun little takeaways!
We even had a guard dog
A good friend of the Mama to be is a baker and offered to bake delish cupcakes…She made so many different kinds!
Mama to be!
This was another labor of love…project details and DIY how to on the next post
All these details and ideas came together with collaboration from our dear friends! Thank you Nava, Andrea, Jenn, Kirsten, and Sherry! You guys are awesome!
Make sure you go to Des & Tam photography to see the full post of the event!