"A Star Is Born" Baby Shower – Operation Shower

Here are the photos from the Operation Shower event I worked on a couple of weeks ago in D.C.  The theme was clever and cool (as is everything Amy comes up with), “A Star Is Born” complete with red carpet, velvet rope, and movie premier signs.
Operation Shower joined forces with the March of Dimes once again, to shower 40 ‘expecting’ moms(either wives of military men or serving in the military themselves) with boxes loaded with goodies, car seats, bouncer seats, diapers, and more!  They literally needed rolling carts or 2 or 3 extra people to help them carry out all the loot.  The joy, gratitude, and suprise they show is incredible.  They come in thinking they will receive a small gift bag of items but leave with so much more, including a better realization of how much we appreciate the freedom they assure us each day.
We set up 13 large dining tables, each with a unique centerpiece arrangement.  The colors were classic red, black, and white, but the addition of the zebra and pops of yellow gave unexpected drama.
The dessert table was home to cupcakes by Georgetown Cupcakes, and Candy Skewers by Sweets Indeed.  The skewers were such a hit with all the guests as most have never seen them before!  We also had wrapped candy bars, nuts, and of course, boxed popcorn.
I have to admit this experience was made that much better by the fact that I FINALLY got to meet in person and spend 2 days with my online BFF Amy.  Also joining in the fun were “super model” Sarah of Sheek Shindigs, Lindi of Love the Day (our 2nd meeting – we’re ready for a slumber party next!), and Ashleigh of Posh Parties, LLC (great mind for business!).
It is so true that when you are doing what you love (and with people you adore) it never feels like “work.”
Stay tuned for another post on how you can Party with a Purpose too!

 

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. pk @ Room Remix says:

    You did such a great job on this, Chris, and what a great cause! I'm sure it's an event the moms will never forget.

  2. Everything looks amazing! Great job to everyone, and thanks for supporting our troops and their families!

  3. swankychicfete says:

    wow! fabulous party and even more gorgeous ladies!

  4. You all of course did an incredible job! How amazing to be a part of such a great cause.
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  5. Simply Creative Insanity says:

    That looks like an amazing shower for such a great event! I am hoping to work with Amy in November here in Dallas for the next operation shower! I can't wait!

  6. Piggy Bank Parties says:

    Lovely event for a lovely cause!

  7. Susan Crabtree says:

    Such an amazing event! I truly admire all of you & your generous spirit!

  8. Chris @ Celebrations At Home says:

    Brandy, you will absolutely love doing it! It doesn't even feel like work – just fun!

  9. Jenn @ HWTM says:

    You guys did such a great job! Thanks for your generous spirit. Love seeing some of my fav party girls together in the same picture too :)

  10. FAB!! Such a great party for such a great cause!!

    LOVE IT!!

    ps – The party gals also look stunning!:)

  11. What a wonderful thing to participate in! The decor is so fun, and so lovely!

  12. baby gifts says:

    This is such a beautiful baby shower! Love the theme! Well, it's truly amazing to be a part of an event with such a great cause! An event that every mom will never forget! You guys did such a great job!

  13. Enchanted Expectations says:

    Such an amazing job for a great cause. Congrats. You all look fabulous by the way!

  14. Save the Date for Cupcakes says:

    A gorgeous event hosted by gorgeous women! I love Operation Shower!

  15. Baby Games says:

    Wow lovely baby shower. The place and things is like a baby film. Nice choreography.
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    Mickey Buarao

  16. Jennifer Lawrence says:

    How much does something like this cost? My friend wants something like this for her baby shower but it looks like it can be pretty expensive.

    • Jennifer, you have to remember that this is an event for around 100 people. You could use some of the ideas on a smaller scale for a baby shower for a friend. Most of the props can be found online by doing a search for “movie theme props”.

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