Tuesday, November 12, 2013

An Equestrian Tea Party Baby Shower

A couple of weeks ago, I threw a baby shower for one of my best friends. She WAS expecting her first, a little boy, on November 27th, but he surprised us all by coming four weeks early! We had the shower just in time :)

My friend Talia adores horses and has been an avid rider since her childhood, so the equestrian theme felt uniquely her.  We threw in the proper English tea party twist, because she met her husband while living in England.

Like me, my dear friend must eat gluten free, so the food was the crowning glory of this shower.  I made everything myself from scratch, so that she could enjoy all of her favorite traditional tea party favorites.  We had date scones with clotted cream and preserves, orange pistachio biscotti, smoked salmon tea sandwiches, cucumber tea sandwiches, chicken salad tea sandwiches, petit fours, and nut brownies. To drink, we enjoyed three types of hot tea as well as Pimm's Cups.

The d├ęcor was simple, and mostly made by me.  All of the paper goods (tags, banner, etc) I made myself in Publisher.  The plaid fabric and striped ribbon were from Hobby Lobby.  The black and white napkins are Caspari.  The silver chalkboard trays are from the dollar tree painted with chalkboard paint.  All of the rest of the silver trays are from my collection of vintage and antique silver.  The horse accessories came from Talia herself.  Talia is not a fan of shower games so instead we opted to have guests share "midnight messages" on diapers.

Guests left with wrapped macarons from local bakery Patisse.

It was such a wonderful celebration, and just in time for her to set things up for her little boy's arrival just one week later!



  1. What a great baby shower theme! Everything looks like it turned out perfectly!!!

    PS...would you mind telling us where you got your dress and shoes? Love them!

  2. You did a wonderful job Laura and you look smashing to boot!!! A+


  3. What a precious shower you threw for her!!

  4. Glad to know about this baby shower party. I am planning to arrange a tea party with my friends and trying to find an amazing venue New York. Searched on internet and came to know about some lovely venues. Planning to book the right venue soon.


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