So I must point out that my blog tagline is “A blog about cooking, kids and trying to find the time to be crafty.” Well, it’s been 4 months of blogging, and I have yet to find the time to be crafty… until this baby shower. Hopefully more to come in the crafty department.
This past weekend I had the honor of co-hosting a baby shower for my dear friend and neighbor, Chantelle. We decided to throw her a Little Pumpkin themed shower, but took it in a sophisticated direction. We focused on a fall color palette: gold, burnt orange, bronze, robin’s egg blue and burgundy. We used really fun fabrics – gold chevron, robin’s egg gingham, burnt orange and burlap. We accented with painted pumpkins and had a variety of simple flower arrangements.
For food, our main attraction was a chili bar. We had vegetarian chili and meat chili and all the fixings you can think of: baked potatoes, corn bread, tortilla chips, french bread, cheese, crackers, sour cream and chives. We also had a cheese tray, veggie tray, pretzels with mustard dipping sauces and mushroom onion tartlets. Our signature drink was an apple ginger sangria (in both the regular and virgin varieties).
Pretzel rods with mustard dipping sauces
More fall flowers
Mushroom Onion Tartlets – I found this recipe in my Kitchen Aid Mixer recipe book and it is fabulous (I was lucky to also find it online so I don’t have to re-type it! LOL)
S’Mores station – The home we had the shower at was just beautiful and had an awesome outdoor fireplace. This worked perfect for our s’mores station!