Trish of Frilly Milly Events was approached by a friend to style a baby shower she was hosting. They had already established that it was going to be a brunch due to the mother-to-be’s love for breakfast. From there, they began to brainstorm and decided to incorporate vintage items such as milk glass cake plates, old tool chest drawers, milk bottles and more. Trish said that it turned it into a “farmhouse brunch” full of the goodness of a hearty brunch your grandmother would make, with the dainty-ness that honors the birth of a tiny baby girl.
The decorations started with a base of all white (inspired by old milk glass) accented with soft pastels of pink, butter yellow and green. Trish found an old wooden mirror outside a salvage store for $25 and turned it into a white chalkboard. She debated on listing the menu on the chalkboard, but thought that seemed too predictable, so she started going through old nursery rhymes as an option. When it came down to it – everyone agreed that the saying they used was one that touched every mother’s heart…so they went with that.
Trish said the tiny chalkboards that labeled each item are one of her favorite aspects of the party. I couldn’t agree with her more. I used chalkboards at my wedding such as these, but in a larger format. It’s such an inexpensive detail for any type of event. Chalkboards never get old. Lets start discussing the food, since brunch is also my favorite meal of the day. Their menu included tiny glasses of syrup topped with french toast triangles as shown here.
I love when brunch includes something savory. Here, they offered maple glazed bacon skewers and assorted mini quiche. She served them on simple rectangular plates. The colors of the food truly pop out. I could eat that whole plate of bacon!
Look at these adorable frozen fruit cups! She even attached a mini silver spoon with a pretty pink ribbon.
For non-savory items, she served “Chummies,” which are hand-dipped decorated oreos. Are you serious? Why am I learning this for the first time?? Something I should definitely try making. I love how the pink, white and green theme continued down to the food. What a lovely touch.
Buttermilk biscuits with homemade preserves, as well as her grandmother’s famous heath bar coffee cake were served on beautiful white cake pedestals.
She used “milk bottles” to serve milk and OJ. She placed the bottles in vintage wooden trays allowing guests to enjoy with their food. And here are the infamous straws people are using to serve their beverages. Love these pink straws. So feminine and dainty. Perfect for a baby shower.
A table setting isn’t complete without flowers. Pink hydrangeas were placed in clear pitchers at both ends of the table. You don’t need to go crazy with flowers, but they do add beauty and freshness. Hydrangeas are an inexpensive flower. I used white hydrangeas in my wedding, and they were beautiful.
Before I forget, they also had donut hole trees! Apparently, Trish said the mom-to-be loves donut holes! The trees added some height to the brunch bar table.
Thank you Trish from Frilly Milly Events and Lauren Blair from Lauren Blair Photography for allowing me to post your beautiful event in Pretty Tasty Things. I love the simplicity of this baby shower. The menu incorporated a variety of brunch items. The vintage details added a special touch. I’m sure our readers will become inspired for their next event. Thank you!
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