A dear friend is having a baby in a few months, and I helped throw her a little shower this week. The expected is a boy, but the setting was decidedly feminine - the lovely Cafe Promenade at the Mayflower Hotel. I put together a table centerpiece with the dual goal of being appropriate to the surroundings (no little trucks or dinosaurs) without making baby boy feel, well, girly.
The Cafe Promenade has scenic wall murals, a large central chandelier, and a nested arrangement of booths and tables. I chose yellow and white tulips (gender neutral), and loosely arranged them in a group of vases. The vases were accented with blue and white toile pattern ribbon - the effect was dressy, but not prissy:
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