If you're throwing your best friend a low-key baby sprinkle in honor of her baby boy, we've got some tips for you! Many parents-to-be are opting out of full-blown baby showers filled with baby poop games and diaper cakes. Instead, they're opting in for more simple gatherings with close friends and loved ones. We're here to tell you that these low-key celebrations don't have to be low on style. In fact, simple can be very chic.
We've mocked up a simple and stylish baby sprinkle for these warm end of summer days. Here are the ingredients:
• RUNNER - An ivory cheesecloth
• PAPER TABLEWARE - Blue large plates, small plates, cups, and napkins from our new Malibu Collection, marble cups from our Blanc collection
• GLASSWARE - Standard clear glass
• FLATWARE - Gold!
• PLACE CARDS - Marble and gold placecards
• CANDLE HOLDERS - A variety of small black dishes and gold rimmed lanterns (
• FLOWERS - Simple palm leaves from the local flower mart
• WINE - Adorada Pinot
• CAKE + SMALL BITES (TO ACCOMPANY MEAL) Blue ombre watercolor with gold flecks and Trader Joe's frozen desserts topped with fresh fruits.
• TAKE HOME FAVORS - If your guest list is small, you might consider scented candles for each guest!
Keep the vibe relaxed and set your place settings in a casual manner. We suggest layering the Malibu small plate on top of the large plate. Don't be afraid to angle the small plate and place off to the side a bit. Tuck the Malibu napkin under the right side of the large plate at a slant as well. This makes the whole table feel less formal and more inviting for good conversations and lots of laughter.
For our little dessert setup, we continued the unfussy relaxed vibe. We hung macrame art on the wall as a nice backdrop. We again used an ivory cheesecloth as a runner. We repeated the flowers from the dining table, simple palm leaves in white vases. Super easy. We set out a pretty ombre cake on a footed stand and augmented the spread with a variety of pastries (cost effective frozen ones from Trader Joe's!). One wooden tiered stand, a footed glass jar on the far left, and a marble tray was all it took to house the beautiful desserts! Lastly, we added a few votives in different vessels and called it a day.
Simple elegant cake by our friends at Pretty Please Bakeshop.
We recommend letting the drapey cheesecloth run off to the corner of the dessert table. Crumple it up a little and make sure it's strewn across the table as if it were wind-swept.
We love the idea of setting a neat stack of cocktail napkins on a small dish and anchoring the napkins with a couple of forks, just for display reasons. The rest of the forks can be placed in a sturdy cup for guests to grab.
Lastly, we sprinkled in some marble cups from our Blanc Collection to pair with our blue Malibu cups. We love mixing patterns and colors from our different collections! The subtle white marble worked really on this table!