There is a baby on the way in our family! My twin sister, Lauren and her husband are expecting a girl! We celebrated in cocktail party style. The theme was a vibrant Cuban inspired party. This non-traditional baby shower gathered friends, couples, kids, and family members to enjoy Cuban foods and dancing to celebrate the soon to be new addition to the family.
The inspiration was all that of the mom-to-be, starting first with the nursery. She wanted it to be fun and girly without pastel pinks and an overdose of baby, baby, baby. Our team (Mom, sister, and me) took from Lauren’s inspirational photos and got a little creative and resourceful. Thibaut Tanzia wallcovering was the inspiration for the nursery decor. The polka dot print inspired the crib skirt and curtains that were custom made and loving hand stitched by our mom. The only obvious dose of pink came from the changing table/ storage dresser that is a sentimental piece to the couple. It was given new life and purpose in the nursery with a coat of Benjamin Moores Perky Peach paint. See how painted the old dresser in the previous DIY post: Fresh Coats of Paint Part Two
In keeping with the nursery theme the baby shower pulled the bold coral pink peach accents with black and white patterns that were accented in the cocktail napkins and table runners throughout the home. We draped vibrant green banana leaf patterns over the bar to play up our Cuban inspired menu. Balloons were kicked up a notch with a fun creative boost of oversize confetti filled into 24″ round balloons.
There were so many creative DIY party decorations, including the balloons clusters with long paper cut garlands that streamed down to the balloon weight wrapped in gold patterned tissue paper. Craft paper twists were the backdrop to the cocktail bar. The cuban baby cocktail party was so much fun even without the melted candy bar game and ribbons measuring the mom-to-be belly. It was an intimate time with family and friends with good food and fun.