Hold on to your hats because today’s adorable baby shower is sure to blow you away! Up, Up and Away, that is! When I first received a note from Jessica Harris about this event… I knew it would be good! We’ve had the pleasure to ooh and awe over Jessica’s cakes in the past (see them here). She is an incredible cake designer who also happens to be part of a family of artistic women! So what happens when a talented graphic designer (Kim Harris), cake designer (Jessica Harris) and photographer (Jamie Zanotti) come together to welcome a new baby girl into the family? An amazingly sweet and thoughtful event full of charming DIY touches. Based on the baby’s hot air balloon nursery, prepare to be swept away by this Up, Up and Away Baby Shower!
Kim Harris, creator of the invitation and graphics, was kind enough to share some of her thoughts with us about this adorable shower.
“Jamie and I decided on the theme for the baby shower based on what Ashley (the mom-to-be) wanted to do in the nursery, hot air balloons. Since this was her first girl we wanted everything to be soft and vintage and girly, thus the reason for all the pink! With a little vintage blue added in here and there!”
More from Kim…
“I knew I wanted to have hanging hot air balloon decorations that had a strong impact but I couldn’t find anything online that wasn’t expensive. I was looking through Ashley’s nursery inspiration board and she had saved these tissue paper lanterns from Martha Stewart. I decided I would make the hot air balloon decorations based on a different version of these, using pages from a book instead of tissue paper, which I thought would look a little more vintage. I used paper lanterns for the base of the balloons, scrap book paper for the hot air balloon basket and bakers twine to tie it all together. Cheap, fun, cute and easy!”
Okay, can we pause for a second and talk about this cake? I absolutely love the striped details around the bottom and the detail work on the hot air balloons is perfect! Staggered in height and intermixed with clouds, these hot air balloons are oh-so-charming!
The pink and white striped ‘tablecloth’ is actually a twin-sized sheet, found on sale at Target. Such a clever way to save money without skimping on the pretty!
A few last thoughts from Kim:
“This shower was truly DIY – we did everything ourselves, from the cloud cookie favors to the suckers and sucker stand to the invitations and signage and food. The beautiful cake by Jess was truly the cherry on top that tied everything together. What a talented family we have!!”
I could not agree more! A huge thank you to all three of these talented ladies for sharing this delightful Up, Up and Away Baby Shower with us today! It’s absolutely dreamy! You can get the full scoop on Jessica’s hot air balloon cake on the Jessicakes Blog.