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wild + free | celebrating baby Cohen

October 17, 2016
you know me.  and you know I love a good party.
myself and Andrea’s two college roomies have been planning this special day for months and I cant believe its actually come and gone! tons of Andrea’s closest friends and family gathered at my home to celebrate her baby boy Cohen- and it was such a beautiful day! 
wild + free!

side note: my (rather amazing) dress I bought off the sale rack at loft last week after seeing one of my girlfriends look amazing while wearing it at brunch.  its actually a petite size maxi dress.. but when you’re just under 5’7 its like the perfect midi length for the fall weather.  did I mention that it is NOT maternity.  I probably wont be able to wear it here in another month, but its perfect for my 17 week bump!

 the food!  
I catered in the pinwheels +  sausage balls and I also had one of my favorite restaurants make their butternut squash hummus for me to serve to the guests.

 cream cheese + dill + lemon juice + cucumbers sliced thin
 shredded chicken breast + mayo + slivered almonds + grapes + celery
 my amazing hubby DIY’d these wooden disks for another baby shower and it proved to be a good project because I’ve used them several times since!

 this IS Texas, so there is always sweet tea.
 and the easiest sangria you will ever make.
pomegranate juice + fresh strawberries + pomegranate arils + your favorite red wine (I used Cab) + club soda

 the hostesses + the guest of honor
it was just the perfect day!
CREDITS
photography by b faith photography
invitations + food cards: CK Fireboots
pennant banner c/o pearl + jane
paper cut out banners c/o pearl + jane 
“cohen elliott” name banner c/o pearl + jane
woolie ball banners c/o pearl + jane 
mini cake topper banner c/o hooray everyday
wooden cake forks: sucre shop
paper straws: pretty party sprinkles
cake: jenny layne bakery (local)
“C”: hobby lobby
picture frame: hobby lobby
mint striped cake scalloped napkins:  happy wish co
kraft gold scallop paper cups: happy wish co
kraft gold scallop paper plates: the tom kat studio
grey striped paper plates: the tom kat studio
“Cohen Elliott” custom wooden sign c/o tucker up & co.
  • Laci Murray
    October 17, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Cute little shower!!! You always throw the best parties!!

  • Ashley Sanderson
    October 17, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    You always throw the best showers! Haha The decor is always on point and that dress is amazing!!

  • Brandi Little
    October 17, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    You throw thee best parties! I need to take lessons from you, haha!

  • Chelsea
    October 17, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    WOW!! This is amazing 🙂 Every little touch is darling
    Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

  • Cassie
    October 17, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    So cute!

  • mollylubiewski
    October 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    So cute! And I need that dress!

  • Lydia
    October 17, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I love this — the wood, arrows, the cake… that food looks amazing too! Makes me a bit sad, we just moved to a new town and won't be having a baby shower this time around it looks like 🙁 Too bad you can't throw baby showers for yourself ha ha!

  • The Girl who Loved to Write
    October 17, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Such beautiful decorations!

  • Laura Darling
    October 18, 2016 at 1:42 am

    This shower is absolutely beautiful! What a lucky mama, and baby!

  • Dakota
    October 18, 2016 at 2:42 am

    This is so adorable!! I loved everything about this! Great job girley!

  • Hillary
    October 18, 2016 at 3:36 am

    You always throw the best parties! I'm not sure if you've mentioned before but love your drink display where the sweet tea was. Was that a DIY table y'all made? I always see it in your photos of parties you've thrown and been curious. It's a gorgeous table and seems like would be perfect for parties! I need something similar!!

  • Ashley B
    October 18, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    My baby is named Cohen too 🙂
    You are such a fantastic party planner. I love seeing your posts about parties that you have planned. Gives me so much inspiration.

  • Halee Bownds
    October 19, 2016 at 3:58 am

    Where did you find the glass mason jars for the tea and sangria? Love them!

  • Bitzsoi
    January 31, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Amber! As always your party looked amazing! I was wondering about the invite and food tags however. Did you print them yourself or had them printed and sent to you?