Posted by: little sprout creations
August 12, 2011
I’ve always said that my heart was born in the south, even though it was actually born in the ‘burbs of Chicago. When Emily asked me to design a baby “sprinkle” party suite for her friend Carolyn in Marietta, Georgia, I knew this was my chance to pretend I’m a southern belle myself.
Carolyn’s sprinkle suite features a flowered umbrella design, colored with all the shades of a sweet georgia peach (and a bit of aqua for her sweet baby boy on the way.)
Carolyn’s guests were greeted with a coordinating banner, announcing her soon-arriving new addition.
And my favorite part, the food. Where else but the sweet south can you find Sausage-stuffed biscuits & Gravy, Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes, and Sweet Tea? Yes, please.
Obviously, for the integrity of this photo shoot, I had to brew up a pitcher of sweet tea. And I couldn’t just waste it, so I enjoyed it in what small bit of sunshine we had here in Seattle. I can dream, can’t I?
In addition to the amazing menu of southern treats and sweets (BLT sandwiches, quiches, a watermelon-blueberry-mint salad, red potatoes, mimosas and seriously about a half a dozen other yummy dishes), Emily served a tray of pastries, dressed with sweet umbrella picks.
Emily and Carolyn thanked their friends with a jar filled with brown and orange M&Ms. Emily said that she loves to receive favors that she can nibble on on the way home, and I agree. We helped guests bring a bit of the party home by tying the jar with a small thank you tag with the signature umbrella design.
As part of her gift, Emily gave Carolyn a set of thank you cards, in her sprinkle-theme colors, with matching return-addressed envelopes.