Baby Shower of Love + $100 Minted Giveaway*closed


Breakfast Table Baby Shower www.bestofthislife.comCupcake Flags Minted

The day had come for a Minted party. It was sunny and beautiful after a night of rain; we were looking forward to a brunch with family and friends to celebrate our Little Girl on the way. The evening before, my mother, older sister and I – decorated the party room in our condo. We kept it fuss-free with craft paper table covers, but dressed up the decor with classic china, glass goblets and Shower of Love table confetti.

I pulled out one of my favorite vintage dresses for the occasion and crossed my fingers that it would fit over my growing baby bump. I had a small window left to wear it, and was happy to put it on for the day!  Mr. Smith and Little A. were dapper in their Ralph Lauren button downs and the little mister even managed to keep his clean the entire party!  

Vintage Tea Dress

Sweets and treats were easy to spot and I indulged in my fair share. My mom is an amazing baker and she didn’t disappoint. The dessert table was filled with Lemon Bread, Cranberry Banana Breakfast Loaf, Spiced Carrot Muffins, and Sweet Meringue cookies. For brunch, there was a choice of Classic or Cinnamon Raison French Toast, topped with Canadian Maple Syrup and fresh berries.  It was enjoyed by all!  

The room was full of decorations by Minted. I love their “Shower of Love” party suite – it made such a beautiful decor!

All of our guests commented on how pretty the decorations were.

Meringue Cookies Baby Shower www.bestofthislife.comTreat Table Baby Shower www.bestofthislife.comTreats Sign Minted

Opening gifts was just too much fun and my face was in a permanent state of swooning. Everything we received is just. too. precious! We were showered with love and presents, for which we are so thankful for.  It was really such a special day for the whole Smith family!  I loved that I got to share it with Mr. Smith and Aiden too.

As a thank you, my Mom made ‘Drop’ Cookies for our family and friends to take home. The note read “Thank you for dropping by!” To decorate the favor boxes, I used the favor cards and scalloped stickers that were included in the party suite, they were adorable!

Baby Shower Favors Favors Minted Baby Shower www.bestofthislife.comSmith Family

Now, I’m so excited to share the fun news!!

The Best of this Life has partnered with Minted to give one lucky reader the chance to throw their very own Minted Party!  That’s right, Minted is giving away $100 to help you throw the perfect party! Isn’t that ah-mazing!  All you have to do to enter the giveaway (in the rafflecopter below) is…

1) Be a Follower of The Best of this Life

2) Leave a Blog Comment on this post, letting me know which Minted Party Theme you would choose!  xo!

Minted $100 Party Giveaway

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*Open to U.S, Canadian, and International Readers

Fresh Party Invitations from MintedNew Children's Photo Stationery

Party Supplies provided c/o Minted. All opinions are my own.

Emily Smith

Emily Smith is the founder and editor of The Best of this Life. She has two littles, a darling husband, and dreams of owning a new puppy. A gluten-free connoisseur, social media maven and reigning fashionista (in her own rights). She loves writing and shares her three core values with her readers – love life, live well, share the beauty.

40 Comments on Baby Shower of Love + $100 Minted Giveaway*closed

  1. Alexandra
    September 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the Blackboard Perfection party décor. It looks very unique. LOVE you baby shower designs! Very cute

    • Emily Smith
      September 5, 2013 at 5:09 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Alexandra! The Blackboard Perfection is a great party suite!

  2. Sarah Anderson
    September 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm (1 year ago)

    Your party looks so beautiful, as do you and your family!

    • Emily Smith
      September 5, 2013 at 5:09 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Sarah xo

  3. Erica {let why lead}
    September 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm (1 year ago)

    Fun! I followed you on bloglovin (been meaning to do that anyway!!), and I’m leaning toward the Sparkle Fête party! Thanks, Emily!

    • Emily Smith
      September 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Erica! Love your top runner – it’s so girly glam!

  4. katherine
    September 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm (1 year ago)

    i’d get the Watermelon Party Decor

  5. angela m
    September 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm (1 year ago)

    I like the Little Ladybug Party Decor

  6. Sheena
    September 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Em!

    I love The Blackboard Perfection! Versatile and unique… Need a party now to use it!

    • Emily Smith
      September 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm (1 year ago)

      Hey Sheena! I really like the Blackboard Perfection too – I could really see that one at Christmas or New Years w/ extra gold, silver or red accents.

  7. Kristen
    September 6, 2013 at 10:15 am (1 year ago)

    Love the Ladybug!

  8. kim burnett
    September 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm (1 year ago)

    Little Ladybug Party Decor

  9. Kevin Linkie
    September 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm (1 year ago)

    The Party theme I would choose is Farm party.

    Kevin Linkie

  10. lisa bolduc
    September 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm (1 year ago)

    i am having a baby shower and I am doing a monkey theme, the Sock Monkey Party Decor would work perfectly!

    • Emily Smith
      September 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm (1 year ago)

      Congrats on baby! Love the idea of a sock monkey theme!

  11. ashley cabell
    September 6, 2013 at 11:32 pm (1 year ago)

    I would use the $100 to Minted to buy the Halloween themed items. My daughter’s birthday is Oct. 29th, she’ll be 6, and we always throw her a Halloween costume party. And this year I get to make treat bags for her class!

    • Emily Smith
      September 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm (1 year ago)

      That’s so cute! I bet she loves to dress up for her birthday each year!

  12. Jess
    September 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm (1 year ago)

    Hooray! It’s a girl! How exciting!

    And how cute did your shower turn out? I could definitely use some Minted goodies for my own up coming shower!

    • Emily Smith
      September 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Jess!! We’re really excited to have a little girl – and had so much fun at the shower oo-ing and awe-ing over baby clothes….boy or girl, they are just so precious! Congrats again on your baby boy and hope you have a lovely shower to celebrate!

  13. Hanna
    September 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm (1 year ago)

    Congratulations to you! Your shower looked beautiful :)
    I love minted and everything it has to offer. The botanical party theme is especially nice.

    • Emily Smith
      September 8, 2013 at 8:07 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Hanna!! We sure had a fun at the shower and enjoyed the company of family & friends. The botanical theme is a great choice!

  14. loah12
    September 8, 2013 at 10:54 am (1 year ago)

    Love the Sparkle Fete!

  15. Jennifer I.
    September 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm (1 year ago)

    Vintage reindeer party

  16. tammigirl
    September 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm (1 year ago)

    Sweet cupcakes. I think. I could look for four hours and still change my mind.

    • Emily Smith
      September 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm (1 year ago)

      Hehehe, me TOO!! I’m trying to pick a theme for my son’s 3rd birthday in October…there are so many fun options! Thanks for entering the giveaway :)

  17. Sherry Lykins
    September 8, 2013 at 5:53 pm (1 year ago)

    I like the Botanical Affair Party

  18. Alexa
    September 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm (1 year ago)

    What a gorgeous party. Love those little cookies! Eek so excited for you and baby girl! :)

    • Emily Smith
      September 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much Alexa! We had a grand time and got pretty giddy over baby girl clothes, shoes and toys!

  19. Nala
    September 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm (1 year ago)

    What a beautiful shower! The treats look really delicious and the decor was lovely! Your family looks so nice and I can’t wait to see the new addition to it!b

    • Emily Smith
      September 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm (1 year ago)

      Awe, thank you Nala – that’s so sweet! We had a really beautiful party and were surely blessed. We certainly can’t wait for her arrival either!

  20. Natalie {Use Your Words, Little Girl}
    September 9, 2013 at 10:46 am (1 year ago)

    I just adore the Glitter Everywhere suite! I’ve been trying to convince Hubs that we need to have a Halloween party (maybe speakeasy themed or something fun), and these pieces would be perfect.

    Your shower looks like it was lovely, and you are just glowing! :)

  21. nicolthepickle
    September 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm (1 year ago)

    I really like the colourful balloons decor. It’s sweet and cute.
    Congratulations on the upcoming baby girl! I have two. They’re wonderful as you will find out. :)

  22. Rhian
    September 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm (1 year ago)

    Animals Born Free Party Decor

  23. elizabeth
    September 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm (1 year ago)

    wildflowers party decor

  24. Holly Messana
    September 10, 2013 at 10:26 am (1 year ago)

    We love lady bugs….I would choose the Little LadyBug theme.

  25. Meg
    September 12, 2013 at 2:51 pm (1 year ago)

    i absolutely love the O IT’S A BOY! PARTY DECOR and it would be perfect for my upcoming baby shower which is November 2!

    • Emily Smith
      September 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm (1 year ago)

      Congratulations on your (soon to be) new arrival! Love the O It’s a boy party suite!


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