Cara G Mcilroy's Baby #2 Shower


After the amazing job they did styling our wedding and my first baby shower, our fave stylists iDecorate were the obvious choice to help me with the shower for Baby #2. 

The central focus for the party was of course the food table. iDecorate used a soft pastel colour palette of turquoise, grey, baby pink and blue with pops of gold thrown in for good measure.

Five giant white balloons lined the back of the table, with a two metre long paper tassel garland. The large balloons on each end featured extra long gold tassel garlands to frame the table.

Guests sipped on mini-Genie juice bottles, pink lemonade and my special home-made sangria, served in iDecorate vintage inspired crystal decanter and glassware. We served a light assortment for a Sunday afternoon tea –finger sandwiches with tuna spread and cucumber and tomato, vegetables sticks with hommus and guacamole and mini sausage rolls with tomato sauce (an Australian favourite).

Ms B’s Cakery surprised me with the most delicious cakes made by the amazing Ms. Bonnae Gokson. We devoured the new ‘Gender Reveal’ cake, which of course was pink to mark “It’s a Girl!” The cake is a cherry & vanilla marbled chiffon cake with white chocolate crisps smothered with fresh cream. Gender reveal cakes are very popular in the United States and Ms B’s Cakery are the first one to bring it to Hong Kong. 

I had dreamt of a beautifully relaxed, yummy day where I could catch up with all my friends before I go on lock-down again but that wasn't to be. So many of my friends now have babies of their own and I have made so many new friends with kids since having India. My quiet little shower turned into an all-out baby rave, with kids taking over the living room singing ‘Let It Go’ at the tops of their lungs. Wow how life has changed, but I really wouldn't have it any other way.

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 Photo credit - Jesper Mcilroy