Hello and welcome to another fun event related decor post! In my spare time, I love pinning party ideas on my Pinterest page and sometimes I am lucky enough to host these lovely events for close friends! Recently, myself and another bff co-hosted a Le Petit Prince themed baby shower for our all time favourite mama-to-be, Sabrina. She is a fellow decorator like myself and you can check out her beautiful heritage home here.
When we started planning this shower – we had no clue which direction to go in! Sabrina is easy-going and didn’t have any specific themes in mind or preference for one over the other. Which.. somehow made it more difficult. We bounced around ideas of doing maybe a “French Patisserie” themed shower or a “Vintage Parisian” theme.. but nothing felt quite right or meaningful.
In December, while I was away I was talking about children’s books to my husband and during that conversation I thought “hmm how about a book themes shower.. whats Sabrina’s favourite baby book again?”. I could recall it was something with the title prince, and a quick google search showed that it was most likely “Le Petit Prince” – I had not read the book until now! I texted Sab’s husband who then confirmed that yes, it was indeed her favourite because he had just mentioned it to her and she wouldn’t stop talking about it!
Thank goodness for wonderful shops on Etsy and lots of creative minds, we ordered the invites from Design with Susana to get the party going!
Next up was the venue – we went with the Old Mill Toronto for two reasons – 1. They have INCREDIBLE lighting in one of their dining rooms and were willing to accommodate us there .. gotta think about the photo ops, am I right 😉 and 2. They have a fabulous brunch spread and if you ask me, at any event the cake and the food are really what stick with people!
For the decor, since we would have limited space, we sought inspiration again from Pinterest and decided on simple place settings for each individual and that pulled in the elements from the book – simple print outs of pages of the book with crowns and faux roses (dollar store FTW!) and little labels I hand wrote on blue card stock. No.. that is not my handwriting.. its a font I downloaded and now i cant find the name of it. But iI did copy it.. so does that count?
We also had a cute “Capsule” box for the baby to open when he is older and guests could write their wishes for the baby, on little cards that you can download here [Wishes for baby]. Also this box was a super quick DIY – wooden box from the dollar store, chalk painted and the “Le Petit Prince” design simple hand traced on top with sharpie glitter pens. Cute right? I kind of want to make one for myself!
Here is a shot of the dessert table and how stunning is that cake by Humaira of Cake Couture – it tasted even more incredible than it looks! The adorable framed print was also an Etsy find, which you can get here
Also, Sam – (our friend who co hosted with us) made that AMAZING flying dove prop that we used for the cake backdrop, and with which the Mom-to-be took some cute photos like this one – how cute is she!!
Next up we have favours – which was incredibly difficult to figure out so I went with something that you have probably seen before.. home made sugar scrubs. Lavendar is the mom’s favourite scent, so I went ahead and followed this tutorial and made some for our guests.
And last but not least, Sam, also made these photo booth props with which the guests took photos – all inspired by character’s from the book… go on, order a copy and get reading!! You will definitely be inspired.
Hope you enjoyed this post and leave your comments below to let me know what you think <3