pink ombre cake / livelovesimple.com

pink ombre cake / livelovesimple.com

pink ombre cake / livelovesimple.com

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My “Sprinkle” ended up being a bit last minute. (Well, last minute according to me, since I usually plan parties 6 months+ in advance.) We ended up making a reservation and getting the invitations in the mail just under three weeks before the party date. I thought I’d made up my mind awhile back, but then I started going back & forth again. In the end, we hosted a small, casual sit-down lunch at a local restaurant for my ten closest lady friends & family members. It was intimate, simple, and exactly what I needed it to be.

I can’t resist an opportunity for a little bit of DIY, so in the days before the party I put together some cute favor bags. I’ll share a simple “how-to” for those tomorrow.

We didn’t book a private room, so we didn’t make plans to decorate. However, it just wouldn’t be a “Dena” celebration without fresh flowers & mason jars. I’d planned to pick up a large bouquet from the florist, but I was food shopping on the morning before the sprinkle, and noticed a beautiful selection of flowers in the grocery store. I picked up three bouquets — deep coral roses, light pink carnations, and white baby’s breath — all for under $20. I arranged three lovely centerpieces. We did end up having the room to ourselves and the flowers gave it just the pop that it needed.

The shining star of the party was the cake. I’ve been looking for an excuse to have a pink ombré cake forever — and what better time than a baby girl’s sprinkle? I contacted my friend, Fatima Majid of Cakes & Cupcakes, with a few ideas and she designed the most gorgeous and delicious cake that I’ve ever seen & tasted! Truly, it was perfect and it took my breath away. Everybody loved it. Fatima is a talented stay-at-home mom, who started baking as a hobby and turned it into a home business. If you’re local & looking for a baker, I most highly recommend her services. Check her out here on Facebook.

pink ombre cake / livelovesimple.com

pink ombre cake / livelovesimple.com

pink ombre cake / livelovesimple.com

pink ombre cake / livelovesimple.com

pink ombre cake / livelovesimple.com

pink ombre cake / livelovesimple.com

pink ombre cake / livelovesimple.com

In the end, it was all perfect. Me, Matthew, & our babies are so blessed to have such wonderful friends & family. Life is full of ups & downs. The last nine months have thrown challenges our way that we could have never expected. Still, we are surrounded by amazing people, who are always there for us when it matters the most. This simple little party — meant to celebrate baby girl’s upcoming arrival — was the best reminder that she is already so very loved.

Today marks twenty-one days until my due date! Here we go!


2 thoughts on “Sprinkled with Love!”

  1. Love the flowers and THAT CAKE! I’m doing fresh flowers (along with balloons of course… toddlers and their balloons) for Lyla’s birthday party because I just think fresh flowers are the cutest and classiest decoration. So happy you had a great sprinkle and you look so beautiful!!!!

    1. thank you, love! definitely check out your grocery store to see what options are there before you look into a florist! i was so amazed. it’s been two weeks since the party now and believe it or not the flowers STILL look good, i’ve got them on our counter!

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