A Backyard Baby Shower

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This summer I had the pleasure of throwing my sister a baby shower. I made sure that this baby shower...was different form all the other baby showers I've ever been to in the past...

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For starters, I asked my Aunt Debi if we could co-host the shower in her backyard. She's got a perfectly flat piece of lawn and I have always dreamed of throwing a party back there with a big white tent...

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When she agreed, I got to work on the game plan. I wanted this shower to be laid back, have no games and be on an evening during the work week so we weren't taking anyone away from their weekends.

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I chose a Thursday evening for the party and planned a family style menu with a rustic feel. The guests were invited to dine outside, under the stars with delicious food and cocktails.

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The other detail I threw into the mix was a play on my sister's married last name. Her husband is a Dick. Jason Dick. So she was giving birth to...baby Dick. There was no shortage of laughs here starting with the gorgeous invites that I found on Minted and baby Dick references made throughout the night.

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We ended the night on a sweet note, as we always do, serving mini cupcakes and donuts in an ombre of pinks.

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The night went exactly as planned. Most importantly, Mandy was over the moon with joy to celebrate the birth of her first babe with dear friends and family.

We owe a great big thank you to all of those incredible vendors who helped to pull this all together for us...

Photography: Sandra Brzezinski Flowers: Sweet Woodruff Catering: L’Eat Catering Aunt Debi’s Backyard: Toronto, Ontario Candles And Pink Glasses: CB2 Chairs, Tableware & Tent: Exclusive Affairs Custom Cupcake Toppers: All That Glitters Invitations And Menus: Minted Mini Cupcakes And Custom Cookies: Baked By Joy Mini Donuts: Minilicious By Rachelle Party Stylist: Little Miss Party Planner Party Stylist: Simply Beautiful Eating Wood Tables: Woodstock Rentals