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Brewery Baby Shower

Hey party people!

Nope. Your eyes are not deceiving you. I recently threw a brewery baby shower!

Here’s why.

My blog friend, Michelle from Iron & Twine, is having twins – a boy & a girl. For her baby shower, she really wanted couples to be invited. We talked about hosting an outdoor party at one of our houses, but as the heat and humidity increased that seemed like a bad idea. I have taken Mike (my man) to one baby shower before, and he begged me to never take him to another baby shower again. I knew guys were going to be the hard sell for this shower. That’s when I remembered Monday Night Brewing Company.

Monday Night Brewing is a local Atlanta brewery started by some friends of a friend. They have a great venue and public tastings on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. I knew Mike would be up for a baby shower at a brewery, so I thought the other guys would be too.

After talking with Carlan over at Monday Night Brewing, I knew it’d be perfect. They’d let us set up in one corner, no venue fee (since it was a public tasting night), and Michelle’s younger brother (that’s under 21) could still come. (Thanks so much to Duck too, who helped us out with a great table!)

Now…I had to figure out the vibe for the shower. It does make it tougher when you’re thinking about welcoming two different genders. I started with Michelle’s style. She’s a mix of vintage (her home decor) and preppy (her fashion). I knew what she was planning for her nursery, so I thought a vintage preppy shower would be perfect.

Here’s the inspiration board I created:

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 Picture Sources: Floral arrangement, Invitation, Collander of Peaches, Amber Vase, Tablescape, Peach Basket (from Etsy – old listing & no longer available), Custom Designed Smith Brewing Label by PartiesforPennies.com. 

It turned out wonderfully and a HUGE thanks goes to Lindsay Colleta! She did the massive and gorgeous floral arrangement for the shower. She is incredibly talented. If you, or someone you know, is getting married or need floral arrangements, give this girl a call. Here’s an example of a bridal bouquet she did…

Linsay Colleta | Floral Designer | Featured on PartiesforPennies.com

Let’s start off with the invitation. If you noticed in my inspiration board, it says that they’re getting married. Originally, it was an invitation for a bridal shower, but thanks to Paper Source’s easy to customize invites, it was no problem changing it.

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I fell in love with this invite and felt like it was the perfect blend of vintage and preppy.

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I am no graphic designer, but this turned out to be one of my favorite parts of the shower. I wanted to incorporate the fact that it was at a brewery, without being too cheesy. I decided to create a custom label for Michelle & Brian. The reason why it says “since 2009” is because that’s when they were married. Brian is from Portland, Maine and Michelle is from Charleston, SC. And now they are brewing up a premium blend of twins…see…it can get cheesy REAL fast.

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I used the labels for the root beer bottles we served and to create custom coasters as part of the favors.

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Every couple/family that came got this little basket filled with homemade peach jam and two custom coasters with the Smith Brewing label on it.

I wish I had gotten a better shot of the favor without the cellophane, but I ran out of time.

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Monday Night Brewing Company was awesome to us, but we did get put by the warehouse doors. Guess we ended up with a Vintage Preppy Industrial baby shower. 🙂

I tried to set up a little area for all the presents, so they’d be off the ground.

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For both the “Gift” & “Favor” signs, I used two leftover invitations. I simply cut the inside out and added a text I printed off from the computer.

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To create the amber vases from my inspiration board, I printed off the letters and numbers I needed, cut them out, and used spray adhesive to attach.

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I spent a good amount of time looking for these amber vases at antique stores. Most of them were $10-$30 each. Instead, I found these at Michaels and they happened to be on sale for 40% off. They only ended up to be a few dollars each.

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The tablecloth I found at IKEA. It’s actually just material and I hemmed the cut edges.

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The “napkins” were one of the hardest things to find. I really wanted napkins that matched the color in my inspiration board, but they were NO WHERE to be found. So…I found some material that matched it for less than $3.99/yard and cut it up to napkin size. I probably would’ve spent around that much for paper napkins (especially that color), so it ended up to be a great option.

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The menu consisted of: 

Vegetables with Three Types of Hummus

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Chick-fil-A Nuggets

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Homemade Mac N’ Cheese

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Brie with Homemade Peach Jam

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Mini Cupcakes (from Cami Cakes)

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We didn’t have any specific “activities,” although some guests took part in the brewery tour. However, I did bring a pink and navy tie for every guest to sign. I wrote out Brian & Michelle Smith’s Baby Shower honoring ___ & ___ (not sure if I can give out the names yet) and the date. Why, you ask? Because at Monday Night Brewing, they have a HUGE wall of ties. It says, “Tie One On” and people will bring their ties and hang it on the wall. When the twins are old enough to drink, and if Monday Night is still going strong, they can find their tie.

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Here’s Brian and Michelle adding it to the wall.

Overall, it was a very successful shower. Friends and family got to celebrate with Bri & Chelle and no guys were unhappy to be there.

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Thankful for this crazy blogging world where I get to meet great friends. Congrats Brian & Michelle.

Disclaimer: The only issue I had is with the lighting at MNB. That has more to do with me not being a professional photographer than MNB. 🙂 It was so dark, so I apologize for any pictures that make your eyes do crazy things.

SOURCES: 

Floral Arrangements: Lindsay Colleta | Invitations: Paper Source | Favor Baskets: Think Garnish | Plates: Amazon Bambu 7-Inch All Occasion Veneerware Plates, Package of 8, Natural | Mac N Cheese Containers: Amazon 25ct White Cup Frozen Dessert Containers | Kraft Labels for the Mac N Cheese & Root Beer: Amazon Avery Permanent Print-To-The-Edge Round Labels, Laser/InkJet, 2.5-Inch, Brown Kraft, Pack of 225 (22808) | Tablecloth: IKEA

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26 Comments
  • Angela
    Posted at 01:52h, 03 September Reply

    It turned out great!!!

    • admin
      Posted at 10:41h, 03 September Reply

      Thanks so much Angela!! <3 Heidi

  • megan
    Posted at 11:24h, 03 September Reply

    Great idea and great job, H!! Turned out so cute.

    • admin
      Posted at 12:34h, 03 September Reply

      Thanks Megan! <3 Heidi

  • Jacqui
    Posted at 18:08h, 03 September Reply

    What a neat party! I love how you had the mac n cheese in cups. I bet it made it easier to serve. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

    • admin
      Posted at 18:14h, 03 September Reply

      Thanks so much Jacqui! I appreciate you hosting! <3 Heidi

  • Casey and Bridget
    Posted at 21:23h, 03 September Reply

    Well this is just STUNNING! You’re such a good friend, Heidi. Wish we could have made the trek out to Atlanta to celebrate with you ladies.

    • admin
      Posted at 12:40h, 04 September Reply

      I know!! That would’ve been so fun to have you girls there! Can’t wait to hear about Casey’s shower. Miss you two! <3 Heidi

  • Erin @ DIY on the Cheap
    Posted at 23:19h, 03 September Reply

    What a fun idea! I love all of the little details. This is definitely an idea my husband would love! When I was prego with my first, he stayed far away from my baby shower. If it had been at a brewery, he would’ve felt right at home! 🙂

    • admin
      Posted at 12:38h, 04 September Reply

      lol! I know. My husband was totally content. ;p Heidi

  • Amanda {Planning It All}
    Posted at 01:39h, 04 September Reply

    Great idea! Hosting the shower at a brewery is a fun idea!

    • admin
      Posted at 12:37h, 04 September Reply

      Thanks Amanda! I think all the guys were pumped! ;p <3 Heidi

  • Sarah Martina
    Posted at 03:44h, 04 September Reply

    I love conceptualizing parties like this… something so custom and creative… truly one of a kind! This is so incredibly beautiful and FUN! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Ps, do you mind sharing where you got all of the beautiful vintage crates from?

    • admin
      Posted at 12:36h, 04 September Reply

      Hey Sarah! Thanks so much! You’re so right…conceptualizing parties like this is totally fun. Glad we’re in the same boat. Most of the vintage crates I got were from antique stores. I shopped around for my wedding reception and found them. If you’re in the Atlanta area, Scott’s Antique Flea Market is a great place for these. Two of the crates I used were actually just plain wood ones from Michaels. I stained them myself so they’d mesh with the rest. Thanks again, Sarah! <3 Heidi

  • Layne
    Posted at 16:00h, 05 September Reply

    What a darling party, filled with gorgeous details! Thanks for linking up to the #PartyTime link up … hope to see you again next Tuesday!

    • admin
      Posted at 16:25h, 05 September Reply

      Thanks so much, Layne! <3 Heidi

  • Shannon J. Perkins
    Posted at 05:30h, 08 September Reply

    Wow! I am very impressed and I’m pretty much sure that everybody also do. The idea is really fantastic and everything turned out so nice. Your friend must be thankful to you. This is such a one of a kind baby shower.

    • admin
      Posted at 16:49h, 09 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Shannon! I really appreciate it! <3 Heidi

  • Lissa (Bellenza)
    Posted at 07:50h, 08 September Reply

    Wonderful concept…and every detail is so lovingly and creatively styled!

    • admin
      Posted at 16:48h, 09 September Reply

      Thank you so much Lissa! <3 Heidi

  • Adrienne
    Posted at 12:30h, 08 September Reply

    This is one of the prettiest and most original showers I’ve seen. Peaches are so beautiful and I love how you tied them in with the navy and wood tones. I also like that you showed how you made a private party work in a public space – I love the nuts and bolts of set up details.

    • admin
      Posted at 19:03h, 08 September Reply

      Awww…thank you so much Adrienne!! I really appreciate that! <3 Heidi

  • StushiGal Style
    Posted at 02:26h, 10 September Reply

    I love this! I love the colors and it’s just really pretty! Great post!

    • Heidi Rew
      Posted at 18:18h, 10 September Reply

      Thanks so much, Johnnalyn! <3 Heidi

  • Jordan@the2seasons
    Posted at 20:23h, 17 October Reply

    Ahh I am so behind on some blog reading. I loved how the party turned out and it was such a creative idea. I am sure everyone had a great time and thanks for letting us tag along.

    Cheers!

    • Heidi Rew
      Posted at 12:55h, 18 October Reply

      lol, I know how that is, Jordan. Thanks so much. It was a really fun & special shower for Brian and Michelle! <3 Heidi

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