This post comes to us courtesy of home entertaining and lifestyle blogger Jenny Steffens Hobick.
With a new baby in our house, babies are definitely on my mind. A lot. In fact, sometimes it seems they are the only things on my mind! When putting this idea together for a baby shower, I began my research in my daughter’s room.
She’s received so many adorable and super soft stuffed animals — especially bunnies. What could be more than to draw inspiration from a cute and cuddly bunny? With a couple of her beautiful bunnies, I created this spring-inspired Bunny Baby Shower.
Herbed Homemade Ricotta on a Toasted Garlic Baguette
Bibb Lettuce with Balsamic & Pecorino
Cream of Asparagus & Spinach Soup Topped with Crispy Pancetta
This spring menu is light and fresh, but not too light and fresh! Too often, luncheon menus can be on the skimpy side. Ladies like to eat, too!
To ensure that no one will leave hungry, I’ve included a couple of really satisfying elements: the ricotta cheese-topped baguette and a creamy soup with pancetta… not to mention the cupcakes. Visit my blog for the recipes!
Stuffed Animal Bunnies (2 to 3)
Pitcher of White Tulips
Bud vases of Garden Roses
White & Powder Blue Linen Runner
White Hemstitch Linen Napkins
Pale Blue Plates
Blue Name Cards (for cupcakes)
Blue Striped Candles
To create the table setting, I started with my “famous” stripped wood dining table. I love the weathered and rustic look of this table; it gives any setting a comfortable feeling. I topped the table with a linen runner I made from a half yard of fabric by ironing in a hem — no sewing necessary!
A great way to stretch your flower budget is to use inexpensive flowers (tulips) in masses, then use the really special blooms (garden roses) in individual bud vases so they really shine. This method allows the table to feel full, while there are only a couple of groups of flowers. Fill in the rest of the table with stuffed bunnies that will also serve as gifts to the mother-to-be.
Let the cupcakes do double duty as place cards. I created these by printing out everyones’ names on blue paper, then cutting them into strips and curling the ends. Guests will love a sneak peek at dessert… if they can wait that long!
What items from your house can inspire a great party? For more details about the bunny inspired table setting, visit my blog.
About the author: Jenny Steffens Hobick, a home entertaining and lifestyle blogger, makes entertaining accessible and enjoyable… for the hosts and guests. As a former caterer and party planner, Jenny shares her secrets to hosting casual and elegant parties. From table settings to recipes, her creative tips and resourceful methods inspire her readers to make Everyday Occasions special – whether it be a family style feast, elegant cocktail party or intimate dinner for two. Jenny believes that entertaining at its best is done often, with an effortless and easy style.