When you think of a baby shower, you immediately picture a brunch complete with mimosas, quiche, cliché baby games, and guests forced to wear baby bottles around their necks, right? What about a cocktail-hour with mulled wine, mad libs, and a s’mores bar? Recently, the Style-Architects events team threw a not-so-traditional baby shower for Minnesota Monthly’s fashion editor, Katie Dohman. The cozy, cabin-chic shower happily fell on a perfect snowy December night. It was an evening full of hors d’oeuvres (with witty baby-related names, of course), a hot cocoa station, homemade desserts, a s’mores bar, inspired by our friends at Gateaux, Inc., and mulled wine (after all, twas the season)! We added personalized touches to the shower by filling in a wall of frames with traditional nursery rhyme quotes and baby photos of Katie and her husband, William. Guests shared with the expectant mommy their best parenting advice by filling out a mad lib designed by the SA creative team. It was the perfect cozy ambiance to celebrate the soon-to-be-Mama. Katie has since given birth to an adorable little baby girl, Ruby. We can't wait to meet her!
Dear friends in attendance: Elizabeth Dehn of Beauty Bets, Laura Nelli of Nelle Handbags, Wing Ta of Canary Grey Photography, Thao Nguyen of Parc Boutique (and her adorable little Josephine), Bridget Ulrich with Mall of America, Fatima Olive of Fatima Olive Beauty, Meghan McAndrew of Mighty Swell , Sally McGraw of Already Pretty and the Style-Architects ladies (Ranosha Coffelt, Rachelle Mazumdar and Madeline Johnson).