This weekend was special in our home. In our faith, when children turn 8-years-old they can choose to be baptized. So on Saturday, the Princess was baptized. It was lovely. And afterwards, we had our family and close friends over to our house for refreshments. The decorations turned out so cute, I just had to share with you.

I based the color scheme on the announcement which I ordered from here. I just loved the pretty pink and brown, so I ran with it. (In case you're trying to figure it out...the Princess is holding up 8 fingers in the framed photo to show that she's 8-years-old. The matte cut her pinky finger off...so I thought I'd better explain.)

I chose to use a pennant theme for the table which I first covered in a pretty brown and white damask table cloth. I made several small pennant flags (tutorial to come) and placed them in a little creamer which I, in turn, placed on top of a small cake plate and used as a centerpiece.

I also made a little cake bunting (again, tutorial to come) which I used to make the cupcake tower look more festive. With all the preparations I made for the party, I actually forgot to get more frosting bags, so for the first time in my cupcake making history, I wasn't able to pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes. It was good for my perfectionist OCD self to have to simply frost the cupcakes and deal with it, and you know what? They looked just fine. (Especially with the cute bunting on top.)

I finished off the table with some homemade lollipops in pink and brown, and a pennant banner made from the same papers as the centerpiece and cake bunting. As well as a pretty, glittered congratulations banner from Martha Stewart's craft line. Family and friends brought the remaining goodies (pot-luck style) and with everything going on I didn't actually get a photo of the table all full of food...but you get the idea.

All in all, a lovely goodie table...for a lovely day....for a lovely daughter...whom I adore!

Have a great day~


modern jane said...

So beautiful! Congrats to your little girl:)

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Lindsay said...

Congrats to your sweet girl Wendy. This is a lovely milestone :)

Kait said...

What a celerbration! I love how cute you made the "after party". :)

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Martina said...

Congrats to your little princess on this special milestone!! The decorations were adorable. Have a great week, Martina

Dayhomemama said...

Awww, you made it so special!!

Audra said...

Congratulations to your little princess! Ours is turning 8 next month and she is super anxious about her baptism! She turns really really shy in front of large groups... so we let her plan the whole thing! Speakers, songs, treats etc. Still trying to talk her through the "I can't go under water with out my googles!" issue - so we'll see!

We're having a little after party too...love your ideas!

**Anne** said...

The decorations and styling for this celebration for your GORGEOUS girl are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Anne xx

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

Oh so adorable, Wendy! Can we see her baptism announcement/invite up close? It looks beautiful and I've got a thing for them ;).

So the oldest here is getting baptized soon too. But I was just going to be a lazy A and send us all over to Golden Corral after! You put me to shame!!

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Wendy, everything is just as cute as can be! What a beautiful setting for such a special day. Thanks for the tutorial!
Best wishes,

ificould said...

What a fun celebration for a special day - and your cupcakes look just great:)
We've got a baptism coming up and appreciate you sharing your fun ideas!!
PS - where did you find your cute tablecloth?

Sweet Moments in Thyme said...

How FUN is that! I love the look! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

What a great party! I was just wondering where you got the tablecloth and cupcake liners? I have a sweet 16 party for my oldest to plan this year and her room is done in damask so this would be cute for her! Thanks!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

The tablecloth came from Tai Pan...the cupcake cups came from Michael's Craft.