When it was time to throw a baby shower for Ihino (our founder), we knew we wanted to do something befitting a person who helps others create memorable events. Even though she insisted – and even pleaded at some point lol – that we shouldn’t bother ourselves with throwing a shower for her third child, we wanted to celebrate her and do something sweet and simple; something that reflected her.
We ended up inviting a few of her friends and family to Horatio’s Restaurant – at the San Leandro Marina – about a week and a half before the event. Yes it was pretty last minute (Baby Monica arrived nine days later!), we were in the middle of wedding planning at the time and quite frankly, some of us already gave up on throwing her a shower. So in a short time frame, we came up with a Sweet Baby theme that incorporated her love for baking and vintage styles.
Since Ihino wanted to be surprised and chose not to find out the sex of her baby, we picked a gender neutral color palette of yellow, teal, green and brown which was perfect for the vintage feel we were going for. In planning this shower, we had fun sampling (okay confession time: eating) baby food . . . lol! (you’ll see why shortly). Some of our favorites were strawberry-banana, pears and applesauce . . . we stuck with the fruits; didn’t care for the veggies and other stuff.
In the end, we were happy with the way everything turned out and the celebrant loved every minute of it. The folks at Horatio’s were very accommodating as well; they let us use our own table cloths and pretty much allowed us set things up exactly the way we wanted.
We hope the following photos inspire you to celebrate your own milestones exactly the way you want to!