Green and Pink Baby Shower

When one of my oldest and dearest friends Missy found out that she was pregnant, I jumped at the chance to throw her a baby shower! I am so excited for her and her husband and of course her mother, who is ready to become a first time grandmother! They are expecting a little baby girl, which for me meant one thing. Pink.

It all started with the invitations, which were adorable in shades of pink and bright green.

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The flowers were all pink. There were hundreds of pink carnations, clustered into mounds, and also clustered into the shape of a heart.

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There were also vases everywhere filled with bright pink tulips.

And then there were the paper flowers! They hung, along with pale pink paper hearts, from the ceiling above one of the buffets.

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I had two buffets, one filled with savory bites, and the other brimming with sweets. Each thing to eat, on both buffets, was marked with a tag, in the same pattern as the invitations. Those tags were stuck in pots of wheatgrass.

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The savory buffet was spread over a bright, grassy green silk tablecloth. I made only food that fit into the color theme, (only a small challenge!) Everything was in shades of pink and green and white and black.

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I did the same on the dessert buffet, which was spread with a pale pink silk cloth. On both buffets I used bright white platters and white cake plates. The dessert plates were assorted pink and green and white polka dots with butterflies. I used clear Lucite and green flatwear.

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THE MENU:

CROSTINI WITH GOAT CHEESE, PARSLEY OIL AND BEETS
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TARTLETS FILLED WITH GORGONZOLA AND CARAMELIZED RED ONIONS
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BABY RED POTATOES WITH CREME FRAICHE AND CAVIAR AND CHIVES
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CROSTINI WITH BRIE CHEESE, PESTO AND PROSCIUTTO

SPICY GREEN GODDESS DIP WITH FRESH CRUDITE
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FRUIT-BASIL SALAD WITH BERRIES, GRAPES AND KIWI

DESSERT MENU:

LEMON SUGAR COOKIES

RED VELVET CAKE
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LIME BARS WITH MACADAMIA NUT CRUST
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WHITE CHOCOLATE AND STRAWBERRY CAKE

VANILLA MERINGUE KISSES
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FRESH STRAWBERRIES

DRINK MENU:

RASPBERRY GUAVA PUNCH

CUCUMBER WATER
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PINK PROSECCO

PELLEGRINO
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