Bonjour Marisa! My Parisian Baby Shower

I'm not much of a traditional mom to be when it comes to baby showers.  I've been to many and played the uncomfortable games and eaten the tiny sandwiches.  So when my hostesses asked me what I wanted from my baby shower I knew exactly the theme I wanted. Paris in the 1920s. 

Ok, that's a pretty specific theme, but as you might imagine for a girl who works in public relations, I plan a lot of events, celebrations and am always looking for something that will stick out and represent my clients best.  I wanted my baby shower to tell a story and project elegance and sophistication for the little lady we will be raising.

And of course they pulled off the theme without a hitch! 

My sister-in-law, Meredith, has such talent for beautiful chalkboard signs!

My sister-in-law, Meredith, has such talent for beautiful chalkboard signs!

My very talented mom made me this beautiful baby shower sash in lieu of a traditional corsage.  Designing from afar by iPhone, she texted me pictures of flowers and ribbons and we landed on this feminine yet sophisticated color scheme. It's so pretty!

My very talented mom made me this beautiful baby shower sash in lieu of a traditional corsage.  Designing from afar by iPhone, she texted me pictures of flowers and ribbons and we landed on this feminine yet sophisticated color scheme. It's so pretty!

One of my favorite decorative elements were these stunning crystal candelabras my mother-in-law brought over. We will inherit two of these from Baby Marisa Patricia's other namesake, TJ's grandmother. the fresh flowers were a Parisian touch.

One of my favorite decorative elements were these stunning crystal candelabras my mother-in-law brought over. We will inherit two of these from Baby Marisa Patricia's other namesake, TJ's grandmother. the fresh flowers were a Parisian touch.

Serving as a photo booth backdrop, this beautiful room divider was hand painted by TJ's grandmother. The cute banner really set the mood and now lives in Baby Marisa's nursery!

Serving as a photo booth backdrop, this beautiful room divider was hand painted by TJ's grandmother. The cute banner really set the mood and now lives in Baby Marisa's nursery!

One of the sweetest touches was this amazing DIY flower crown bar! Fresh blooms were setup and everyone made the most beautiful floral crowns!

One of the sweetest touches was this amazing DIY flower crown bar! Fresh blooms were setup and everyone made the most beautiful floral crowns!

Meredith keeps up a year-round tree, with different themes. How cute is this? Our baby pictures served as decorations. The topper is also now part of Baby Marisa's nursery decor. 

Meredith keeps up a year-round tree, with different themes. How cute is this? Our baby pictures served as decorations. The topper is also now part of Baby Marisa's nursery decor. 

One of the cutest ideas was this alphabet book activity station! Everyone made a page for each letter of the alphabet and it will be bound and put together for Marisa to learn new words. My favorite part about this activity was that many of the women made empowering girl power pages with words like "Office - your mama has an office in City Hall"

One of the cutest ideas was this alphabet book activity station! Everyone made a page for each letter of the alphabet and it will be bound and put together for Marisa to learn new words. My favorite part about this activity was that many of the women made empowering girl power pages with words like "Office - your mama has an office in City Hall"

With my mother-in-law and mom!

With my mother-in-law and mom!

Everyone rocking those flower crowns! 

Everyone rocking those flower crowns! 

My City Hall and Gridiron amigas!

My City Hall and Gridiron amigas!

My best friend, Maria, who coordinated some trés chic games for the afternoon.

My best friend, Maria, who coordinated some trés chic games for the afternoon.

My former KGBTexas co-workers!

My former KGBTexas co-workers!

Of course, dad-to-be stopped by. I just love the way he looks at me.

Of course, dad-to-be stopped by. I just love the way he looks at me.

Dress - Hello Miz Maternity Shoes - Badgley Mischka Lipstick - MAC Retro Matte in "Feels so Grand" - I also wore this on our wedding day!

Dress - Hello Miz Maternity

Shoes - Badgley Mischka

Lipstick - MAC Retro Matte in "Feels so Grand" - I also wore this on our wedding day!

My sister-in-law, friend from McAllen and bestie! The flower crowns are so much fun to wear.

My sister-in-law, friend from McAllen and bestie! The flower crowns are so much fun to wear.

Of course Juliet is adjusting to the new baby gear at home. I think she'll make a great big sister!

Of course Juliet is adjusting to the new baby gear at home. I think she'll make a great big sister!