Nubbie’s Day

So if you didn’t already know, Nubbie is the nickname of my little unborn girl I am carrying, the nickname came from when the Mister and I learnt about ear nubs forming during early pregnancy and like all nicknames somehow it became one and stuck! Last weekend was Nubbie’s Day (Baby Shower really), now I know there is traditional debate about who organises or hosts a shower, but being the graphic designer I am, who adores decorating and co-ordinating for events I of course had to do all of that, and I surrendered to some amazing friends who, helped out with much of the food and drink, game/activity ideas and running of the day, everyone on the day seemed to have a small part to make the day fab, no matter how big or small, which I am very grateful of xx. Hence the day became Nubbie’s day, her first girly afternoon to celebrate her birth in the new year.

I would like to share the day with you…..

The colour theme was dusty and dark pinks with a matt gold/(very dark yellow)

I had picked up 3 large bunches of dusty pink hydrangeas to put in vases around the home (and outside before the storm hit Sydney), I also placed those gorgeous paper lanterns (by Marth Stewart) above the food table (and some again outside, which were brought indoors and placed on all the doors inside during the storm).

I made Nubbie’s Day flags for the toothpicks for finger foods, the design tying back to the original invite,
and who doesn’t love paper stripey straws :)

I baked Vanilla/White choc pink marbled cupcakes with dangerous butter cream icing, the topper I made also ties back to the original invite and theme

Of course there had to be lolly bags! I made my usual Gingy bread into hearts with light pink icing, and popped them in with a few musk sticks and a sherbet pop, which brought back a lot of childhood memories for some of the guests

I made up prize bags for some of the games (we also had a pass the parcel, which had us all squealing like kids again, a fab suggestion from a friend), and a few thank you packs

I asked the guests, those who had a baby pic of themselves to send to me, and during the day I had the guests guess who was who, it made it quite challenging as half had their pics up and half didn’t, it became very competitive but also a great way for those who didn’t know each other to get to know who was who hehehe

My favourite activity which was suggested by a friend who had done this before, was the origami crane mobile. Guests were asked to write a message to Nubbie, then asked to fold their message into a crane (or anything you like if you know how) and then later I will make it into a mobile and hang in her nursery

All of the origami looked great, even those who said they would be terrible, none of them were!
I can’t wait to make this mobile, they are all so pretty!

Nubbie had a fab day and was totally spoilt, I’ll have all these memories to show her one day as record of
her first girly afternoon x



  1. OMG!!! Lea this is amazing…… all the decoration…. no wonder you are my private graphic designer… everything you do always looks amazing, just sorry the monkeys and i couldnt be there! xx

  2. Soo sweet and pretty Lea…you take after your Mum…she is always good in decors and all those arty bits…though I know Brian is arty as well..all the best girl and can’t wait to see my “apo” next year…take care, regards to Nubby’s Dad too and kisses and hugs to you…Auntie Mimi

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