In June, I had the pleasure of giving my friend a baby shower in Bay Ridge. You know when one of your closest friends has a big event in their life, you want to celebrate it right and we did because of these businesses in Bay Ridge (I am not related to any of them in any way – just a satisfied customer).
Place: Sofia Ristorante – 83rd Street and 3rd Avenue. Everyone loved the appetizers, pasta, salad and entrees. The staff made the party run smoothly. I would go back there more celebrations because the food and service were fantastic. I worked with Tony and Mustafa at Sofia’s and I found both of them easy to work with. The idea to have it came from this lady in Brooklyn who is very picky (so I knew if she liked her party at Sofia’s, it must be good)
Balloons: Mark at We’re Havin A Party on 8415 – 5th Avenue (718) 836-3701 Mark arrived early (even before me) and personally set up the balloons. It instantly transformed the room into a cute baby shower! I loved working with Mark because he had great communication.
Cake: Monacos – the owners of Monaco’s are fantastic – down to earth, easy to talk to and they provided an amazing strawberry shortcake for our party. I wasn’t sure what type of cake I wanted. I saw that Monaco’s was known for their strawberry shortcake so I thought that would be good. I had no idea that after the cake was served the whole room would want to know where the cake was from because it was fresh and delicious! The strawberry shortcake isn’t overly sweet and artificial tasting, it’s just fresh and delicious – the way a cake should be! I was delighted that the guests loved it!
The cake decorations were made by a seller on Etsy.
Of course we got our craft on! I loved making this balloon:
Personalized burp cloths are from this etsy – she sent them fast
Quick change baby go bags! Directions here on pinterest
Stork bundles but with a safari theme to match the shower theme (directions here)
The stork bundles allowed us to give boring sheets and crib mattress pad covers in a cute way!
Isn’t this wardrobe amazing – it’s built out of wood, pvc and ribbon!