There’s a story behind this theme.
Several years ago my friend Johanna moved with her husband to Portland. (We threw her a goodbye party of course). When they moved back a few years later they were expecting. So her baby shower was a “made in Oregon” themed party. This was such a fun theme. The invite incorporated the iconic Portland, Oregon sign. They served trail mix as favors, served Oregon-made beers and wine, encouraged people to wear their favorite “northwest-inspired” clothing. I didn’t ever post about the party because I didn’t end up getting very many pictures. But it was so clever!
Well baby #2 is 100% California. Johanna is lifelong resident of San Francisco (minus the short stint in the Northwest), so we decided to celebrate that with this party. As a second shower, we kept it pretty small & simple. But the details turned out very cute.
I made this simple little invite and printed it on card stock.
We had the party at a restaurant and just brought in a few things to decorate the back patio space.
We originally planned to buy a few SF themed onsies from Etsy or local boutiques, but quickly scratched that plan when we saw the prices. I whipped up a few designs based on the invite, and Lindsay printed them on transfer paper and ironed them onto a few white onsies. A much more budget-friendly banner. ;)
We were able to sit at one long table on the back porch. We actually brought our own napkins. They probably thought we were crazy, but Katie owns napkins that matched our color scheme perfectly, so how could we not?!
The restaurant let us bring in our own dessert.
Of course Katie brought her matching tray to display them on.
Johanna opened gifts and we all ooh-ed and aaah-ed.
I harassed everyone to get them to sign the guest book.
I cannot wait to meet the new addition. And if anywhere near as cute as Liam, you are in TROUBLE!
(Cutest mom- and grandma-to-be duo ever? Yes, definitely.)
Here’s the whole crew of Aunties:
And just because I like this picture: