This past week has been a whirlwind! I traveled back to Toronto for a few different reasons — mainly to attend a good friend's wedding on New Year's Eve, to see family and celebrate Ukrainian Christmas, and to attend my own baby shower (hosted by two of my sisters and a very close friend). Oh, did I forget to mention that my husband and I are expecting our first child in about 10 short weeks? Crazy!
All Black, White and Gold: My Sophisticated Baby Shower
Since the hubs and I don't plan on finding out the gender of the baby, I had asked that the theme of the party be kept gender neutral and classic. I find gold to be so very on trend this year and always makes any shindig a classier affair, so what better way to perk up the ever sophisticated duo of black and white?
The hosts asked me for a few baby shower ideas and preferences that I had in mind, then ran with it and planned the most perfect day without any stress on me. What godsends!
I couldn't have asked for a better day. Here are the close up photos of all the black, white and gold party and decor elements that made up my beautiful baby shower, starting with the receiving table, cake table and streamer backdrop:
Beyond Finger Foods and Baby ThemesIn my opinion, food is really what makes a great party. Lucky for me, my mom, sisters and good friend Niloofar had spent countless hours planning and preparing just the right combination of beverages, finger foods, hot meals, and desserts to satisfy any cravings.
From Sangria to Coffee, tea sandwiches to hot Persian dishes, cakes to cookies and cupcakes, there was something for every taste. I can't remember a moment when I was not stuffing my face with something incredibly yummy while I chatted away and caught up with friends and loved ones.
I just want to take a moment here to thank everyone that helped make the arrival of our little one so special. The party was great and I loved getting the chance to celebrate and hangout with everyone that came out to join us.