Baby shower is almost upon us! Eeeek!
What is the modern baby shower? It is something your mother throws for you? Something your friends plan? I think those ideas are passe and probably unrealistic. Ours is going to be an affair that my husband and I host, one that will hopefully be not only a celebration of bebe mon petit chou chou, but a feast filled with laughter of close friends & family, fabulous food (to get IN my belly), and french country chic decor, of course.
My good friend Emily of MStarr Event Styling & Design tossed a few ideas my way to get the creative juices flowing and I ran from there. Slightly out of control and too fast, but hit the ground running none the less. A rustic, minimalist, home grown shower fits with our space, a new fine dining spot that just opened in Milton, called Steel & Rye...and more importantly, fits with the budget, what the Mr. is concerned about.
Picture dried floral arrangements in frosted sea glass vases and vintage bottles, lavender infused cocktails, wire baskets, tins, toys and baby food jars from yesteryear with some burlap runners and lace accents for good measure. Sounds lovely in theory. We'll see how it all comes together (if you want a closer look at my ideas, check out my baby shower pinboard or my instagram, where I have been posting some crafty projects).
Until go-time, I have been testing out some simple syrup recipes and new cocktails for the husband to taste. This lavender infused syrup is heaven- providing an undertone of lavender and honey notes that just make any cocktail posivtively sing!
Simple to make. Now hopefully everything goes this well with the rest of the shower planning.
Lavender Honey Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3 Tbsp dried lavender flowers
- Bring water and lavender to a boil in a saucepan.
- Add sugar and honey and stir constantly until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, allow to cool, strain and bottle.
- Refrigerate. It will keep for about 1 week.