Hello, beautiful friends! I’m so happy to finally be spilling all of the details about our baby shower that we had in Rochester, NY the other weekend. Growing up, I always pictured myself having a baby girl first so you could imagine my excitement when that came true. Along with that, of course, I had a very specific vision in mind for a baby shower to celebrate my little girl. My mother-in-law is an incredible party planner and did an amazing job of creating the perfect day for the entire family. I also loved that she let me be a part of the planning process! It was so much fun.
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When we were looking at venues online, I found Rochester Brainery and immediately fell in love with their space. The Rochester Brainery is located in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts and offers all kinds of art and lifestyle classes during the weekend and on the weekend, the space is available for rentals. The main room where we had our shower is called the Green Room and it was the perfect bright and airy dream! This space matched the vision I had for the shower and I’m so glad we decided to book with them. I highly recommend them to host your Rochester, NY event!
I had shared photos of the shower on Facebook already and some people have commented that our baby shower was one of the classiest baby showers that they’ve ever seen. That made me SO happy to hear! I wanted to have a dreamy baby shower… so much so that it almost looked like a bridal shower, haha. We stuck to a pretty palette of blush pink, gold, greenery, and whites for the colors. The fact that the Rochester Brainery already had a ton of gorgeous greenery in the room helped bring the shower decor to the next level. We also incorporated a lot of floral design features into the mix, from the invites all the way to the welcome sign, because flowers are just what a baby girl baby shower needs.
Click HERE to see the invites we went with. Gorgeous design, great price, amazing quality!
Another perk of hosting the shower at the Rochester Brainery was that all tables and chairs were included… and guess what’s even better? They are just my style. The tables are natural wood and white and the chairs are clean and modern. We kept things simple for the tablescape but almost always, simple is best.
My mother-in-law found these white table runners at the Dollar Tree (crazy right?!) but I linked some other similar ones here. The faux eucalyptus used on the tables is from Hobby Lobby and they’re actually hanging bushes that we draped across instead. I found some very similar pieces (pack of 2) on Amazon here. After talking to a local florist, my mother-in-law thought it’d be neat to lightly spray paint the white baby’s breath flowers pink. Such a cool idea, right? We did just that and intertwined the baby’s breath into the faux eucalyptus on the tables. It was JUST the added flare that the tables needed.
We went with gold plates and cutlery and blush pink napkins. To make everything look more put together, the cutlery was wrapped nicely inside the napkins tied up with this gorgeous linen and gold twine. So, so pretty! The baby shower favors were these adorable tutu onesie cookies. I grew up a dancer and it’s my hope that my baby girl will love to dance, too. So, naturally, I had to have dance incorporated into the baby shower some way! They were too cute and delicious, too!
Of course, there were multiple baby shower games that we played. To keep things low-key and comfortable for everyone, we stuck to simple paper games and they ended up being a hit! I wish I snapped a shot of all of the games because they were perfectly aligned with the gold and floral theme that we had going. Sneak a peek here! The one game that wasn’t timed, we snuck underneath the place settings so that guests could fill it out after they were finished eating brunch. There was a little pencil at each place setting, too.
For drinks, we had cucumber water, iced tea with mint & lemon, and coffee. For brunch, we had an amazing spread catered by a family friend who is an incredible chef! If you’re in Rochester, NY and are in need of delicious catering, let me know and I can pass on his information to you. Everything was absolutely delicious!
The cake table was definitely my favorite part of the decor for our baby shower! I’m so glad that we added this gorgeous balloon garland last-minute. I grabbed it from this small shop and it was really affordable compared to other balloon garlands out there. The colors of the balloons are a mix of blush, clear, gold, and white. I ordered the 7 ft long garland and it was the perfect fit. I highly recommend this shop if you need balloon garland!
The large white balloons were 24-inch balloons and we used this greenery twine to hold them. LOVED how they came out! We were originally going to do 36-inch balloons but after realizing the amount of helium it’d take to blow up on our own, we opted for the 24-inch instead. We were very happy with the 24-inch in the end. We also had some standard-size light pink balloons scattered around the tablescapes. Gotta love all of the balloons!
I grabbed this sparkly gold “oh baby” cake topper to place on top of the cake. I highly recommend the shop I ordered it from – affordable, fast shipping, and great quality! To add a simple finishing touch, we added some faux eucalyptus and a blush pink flower on top of the cake.
Keeping with the greenery theme, we used this string of faux eucalyptus to intertwine on the cake table. The tiered trays used to hold the cupcakes were these ones that were white with a gold confetti print – super cute and practical! We also used an apothecary jar to hold some chocolates and pink gumballs for added color on the cake table.
Above is a picture of my mother-in-law and me and then us with Michael’s grandmother. We had to grab the picture of the three of us women… because really, there are 4 generations in this photo. I can’t wait to snag this photo again once my baby girl is here.
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Our shower was absolutely beautiful and everything I had ever hoped it would be! Such a special way to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Baby T! Michael and I are both over the moon, so excited to meet our sweet baby girl next month! Let me know if you have any other questions about the details of our shower! Would be happy to answer them for you.
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