I had so much fun planning the Sip & See for all of the babies at my work. Total there were 7 under 9 months old with another 2 under 5 years old – talk about a ton of babies! We were definitely busy yesterday. I had planned for a month or so but even with all the planning, I still felt like I was running around like crazy. Thank goodness we had some help from Casey, our Au Pair and our friends who arrived a bit early to help me with the final touches! Of course nothing went as planned but does it ever?
Since half the babies were girls I thought it would be fun to add flowers (Costco has the best selection of roses) – basically it gave me an excuse to make it a bit girly! I made the garlands by buying the greenery at Hobby Lobby and then adding a few pieces of real greenery and flowers. I waited until about 2 hours before to start cutting and adding the flowers (I was worried that they would wilt) but I don’t really think it was necessary…they are currently still fine as I haven’t thrown them away yet! It’s just too pretty in the dining room!
For the naked cake, I purchased two box cakes and used an 8×3 pan and cooked each one separately. It took about an hour for each cake. Once they were cooled, I took them out and wrapped them in saran wrap and put them in the freezer over night. A few hours before the party started, I sliced the cakes in half and then added some whipped topping. To top it off, I added some of the flowers that I had leftover from the garlands – I used my favorites – peonies. I purchased the macarons and cake balls from Petite Sweets in Houston – they are amazing. The rose macarons actually tastes like a rose! The meringues were from Trader Joes.
I had all of the cake stands and lanterns (most were from HomeGoods – although the white milk glass ones are from Horchow) because I hoard that stuff like a crazy woman but it always come in handy. I did however, purchase the crates to add some height to the table. Those were from Michaels. The lamps were actually a DIY – you can see that post here.
Since it was such a crazy day, I missed taking pictures of the drink station where I had create a sign that said, “When I sip you sip we sip!” And then I also set up our entry way table and you can see a picture of that on my Instagram feed.
I hope you guys liked it! Feel free to comment below with any places where you purchase home entertaining pieces! Thanks for stopping by!