chanel baby {shower}

Thanks to my three fabulous aunts and grandma, I had the most beautiful baby shower before my son was born. We didn’t know the gender during my pregnancy {best surprise ever in life!}, so my aunts had the challenge of pulling off a gender neutral shower – but {with everything in my life} I didn’t want the cliche “gender neutral” thing of yellows and greens and “baby-looking” stuff. Similarly, I am not one for cliche shower games – I just like to socialize, eat and drink :). Is that so wrong?!?

I believe that a baby shower is a shower for the mama-to-be. Of course the gifts received are preparing for the baby, but the shower is one last gathering for the woman before the baby comes – much in the same way that a bachelorette party or wedding shower is one last fling for the bride before the big day. So, that being said I chose a Coco Chanel baby shower. I went for black, white, grey and pink – girlie, chic and stylish. We posted the invitations and inspiration board before in this post. And yours truly, me at Fleur de Lis, got to design the invitations. It was a wonderful day full of love, style and pampering. I cannot thank my family enough!

During my pregnancy, I ate yogurt with fruit and granola every morning for breakfast – so we had cute little yogurt parfaits at every place setting. I also love wine {very much missed during my pregnancy!}, so my aunts made little wine glass charms for everyone’s mimosa glasses – each with an italian baby name ideas, boy and girl. We ate wonderful brunch foods, and chocolate covered strawberries. Everyone at the shower got to write a message to us parents-to-be and our baby on newborn diapers. Fun!

{images via Tutto Bella and Fleur de Lis}