Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Heidi's Baby Shower

It's a girl! Today's celebration was in honor of a mom-to-be who has a 3 year-old little boy. In preparation for welcoming Heidi's new baby girl into the world, she wanted the baby shower to look like "the room barfed pink" (her exact words.) We kept with the pink theme and added a few simple, fun, and classy elements.The location was The Peasant and the Pear in Danville, California, where the staff could not have been more accommodating. The restaurant manager oversaw preparation for the event and did not hesitate to offer the services of two hostesses in helping transform the space.
Decorative elements included light pink and dark pink pom poms created using this Martha Stewart tutorial. Medium and large pom poms were strung by the ceiling above the guest and buffet tables, while small pom poms were used as napkin rings at each place setting. Pink ribbons cascaded down the center of the tables and were highlighted by pink votive candles in front of each guest. By the end of the shower, guests had tied the small pom poms around their wrists, wore them in their hair, or strung them through button holes on their jackets. It added a bit if whimsey and playfulness to the affair.
The mom-to-be at this baby shower requested no games, so to personalize it and offer something to entertain guests, we hung black and white prints along the back wall of the space, mounted on pink polka dot and stripe paper. The photographs represented the mom-to-be as well as her mother and grandmother (both of whom attended the shower) as babies and several of the mom-to-be with her own mother.
Guests helped themselves to a candy station to make their own favors. Cellophane bags were provided along with gift tags to tie the bags off, thanking guests for joining us in celebrating Heidi's "Little Sweetie."After a decadent appetizer buffet, dessert included coconut and strawberry Sprinkles Cupcakes. You may have thought a cupcake from Sprinkles couldn't be improved upon... unless it is adorned with a gorgeous cupcake wrapper from Bella Cupcake Couture. If you are a fan of cupcakes, you need to follow the Bella Cupcake Couture Blog. More to come on that incredible company.

Heidi was a radiant expectant mother and we wish her the best of luck with her new little girl. Thank you for letting us share your baby shower Heidi!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


This is the official launch of the Pear Tree Events blog!

We are thrilled to be up and running again in northern California and have been busy bees as we prepare for the launch of our website (currently under construction) and continue to coordinate and orchestrate fun and memorable celebrations.

The Pear Tree Events blog will highlight recent events we've coordinated, feature small business owners, support local events, and share any and all resources we find amusing, inspiring, entertaining, fun, and worth sharing.

If you would like to be featured, know a local small business owner worth highlighting, or have a resource to share, please leave us a comment.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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