Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lilly Inspired Baby Shower and Nursery

Today I have a special treat for you! Courtney, Mommy to Be and Maryland Pink and Green reader, shared her Lilly Pulitzer inspired baby shower with me as well the adorable nursery that she has planned for baby girl, Lilly. Courtney is a fellow Phi Mu sister and her sorority sisters from the Princeton, New Jersey chapter organized a delightful shower in her honor. Courtney’s sorority sister, Audrey envisioned the Lilly Pulitzer themed cakes and Blue Sheep Bake Shop in New Jersey brought this vision to a beautiful reality.

Courtney's Phi Mu sister Lauren designed the perfectly pink and green invitations for the event. The paper was from paper-source.com.  Aren't they lovely?  Lilly is a family name, but it sure suits a little future Lilly loving minnie well. 

Each of the four one of a kind cakes from Blue Sheep Bake Shop served as the table centerpieces for each of the four guest tables at the baby shower. Flavors included strawberries and champagne, chocolate with chocolate mousse filling, red velvet with cream cheese filling, and marble with chocolate ganache filling. They all sound so delicious, but I think that my favorite would have been the red velvet with cream cheese filling.  The bakery is well known for delicious cakes.  It was even invited to be on the program Cupcake Wars!   I love the idea of using cakes as centerpieces.  Functional and beautiful!

Lilly Pulitzer Koozies at each place setting are excellent party favors for the event. 

Courtney says, "I wanted to wear one of my Lilly dresses but I am 36 weeks and have gotten to the point where black is much much prettier and slimming." I think that you look amazing, Courtney! She did wear a Lilly Pulitzer Connelly wrap over the dress to add a pop of color to the outfit.

The nursery also has delightful touches of pink and green Lilly Pulitzer. For Courtney's Washington, DC baby shower, her sister created a game called pin the Lilly dress on the baby. She created the shift dresses from real Lilly patterns and individually stitched each dress along the edge.

After the baby shower, Courtney and her sister decided to custom mat frame four of the dresses and hang them in the nursery as wall art. Michael's did a fantastic job of custom framing and has frequent sales and promotions.

Take a look at the nursery glider, too. Courtney's family took real Lilly fabric and created a blanket, pillow and baby clothes from the preppy fabric. Just beautiful.

Here's a close up view of the stitching of the wall art. 

For the nursery walls, Courtney used the Lilly Pulitzer Desert Tort Wall Decals above the changing area. The decals are great visual stimulation for the baby and are safe enough that they won't fall off on her.

Courtney loves pink and green as much as I do! More adorable touches in the nursery include a Lilly night light and diaper bag. Here's a funny story about the diaper bag. Courtney purchased the bag a few years ago, just as she had just gotten engaged or was getting engaged. The rationale behind her purchase was that perhaps Lilly wouldn't sell a diaper bag in the future! Her husband actually opened the package, something he NEVER does, and about had a heart attack when he realized it was a baby bag. It's a story he still doesn't let her forget. But that's ok, Courtney! A Lilly girl has to do what she has to do! I was buying smocked dressed long before I found out that I was going to have twin girls.

Thank you, Courtney, for sharing your baby shower and your adorable nursery with me. It's truly a Lilly inspiration to other Mommies to be!


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  1. Looks like a fantastic Lilly themed shower...I have a feeling she is going to be one lucky baby! xx

  2. This is adorable. What a cute cute idea. The nursery is precious.

  3. What a special way to celebrate an impending birth. So beautiful.

  4. Love all of the gorgeous touches! The First Impression cake may be my favorite, and I agree--Courtney looks fabulous. I would love to have a Lilly shower like this someday. :)

  5. I love the fact that her name matches the shower and nursery theme. The nursery is adorable!

  6. Beautiful! The shift dress game is such a unique idea, and framing the dresses a very special keepsake. Fun read, it brought back memories of my Lilly-themed bridal shower!

  7. What an adorable shower idea, and I love the fact that the nursery is Lilly too! xo

  8. I love everything about this - adorable!

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

  9. Phi Mu too! Woo Hoo! Love the cakes and nursery! I have a Lilly elephant nite-lite in my home office ;-)

  10. This is such a great shower idea! I may have to borrow it one day, far down the road. Haha. Everything looks so great, and the first impression print is my favorite!

  11. Beautiful mother to be and such a fun nursery!

  12. That is THE cutest thing I've ever seen!

  13. Oh my goodness gracious that is the most adorable post i've ever seen. I want to be that baby!!!!

  14. What an absolutely adorable baby shower and nursery! I'm in love! Yay for fellow Phi Mu sisters too! :-)



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