All about Coco Chanel

Lim­popo beauty queen Kathryn Bar­wise is a self-pro­fessed DIY queen too! When the time came to cel­e­brate her baby shower, she took mat­ters into her own hands and planned a beau­ti­ful pink and gold Coco Chanel theme for her baby girl

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TA­BLE SEAT­ING ››

The ta­bles were draped with striped black and white table­cloths. Pink and gold touches were in­tro­duced through pink rose and car­na­tion cen­tre­pieces, gold un­der-plates, the bunting and name ban­ner.

The party was hosted in Kathryn’s gar­den, sav­ing on venue hire costs. Guests en­joyed savoury plat­ters and sweet snacks.

BAN­NER ››

Kathryn de­signed the ban­ner read­ing “Baby Ki­ley” at the dessert ta­ble. She cut the card­board frames and pasted them to a pink rib­bon us­ing a hot glue gun. She then cut out the gold foil vinyl let­ters and the white card­board bor­ders. Kathryn cut the Coco Chanel logo from gold vinyl and pasted them onto the one­sie card­board frames.

FINER DE­TAILS ››

A pink rib­bon was tied around ev­ery nap­kin with a gold Coco Chanel sticker at­tached. Guests loved nib­bling on the cook­ies made in the shape of one­sies, and had fun with the baby rat­tles placed at ev­ery set­ting.

‹‹ PARTY FAVOURS

Tiny milk bot­tles filled with sweets were the party favours for guests to take home. Coco Chanel la­bels were stuck to the square flower vases, draped in pearl strings and filled with flow­ers.

BAKED GOODS

Kathryn baked the cup­cakes her­self, and had a bak­ing shop print ed­i­ble Coco Chanel lo­gos read­ing “Chanel Baby”. The cup­cakes were dusted with glit­ter, and ex­tra gold Chanel lo­gos and la­bels were pasted around tooth picks to cre­ate cup­cake top­pers.

UNI­CORN CAKE

The uni­corn cake was a gift from Kathryn’s sis­ter. Baby Ki­ley’s nurs­ery has a princess and uni­corn theme. Other pink candy put the fin­ish­ing touches to a beau­ti­ful candy ta­ble.

‹‹ THE MOM TO BE

Kathryn is a glow­ing mother-to-be who just had to be in­volved with plan­ning her own baby shower. She had the shower when she was 30 weeks preg­nant. She be­lieves in do­ing things her­self so that she can cre­ate the pic­ture she en­vi­sions.

Chanel No 5 is Kathryn’s favourite per­fume, and was the in­spi­ra­tion for the Coco Chanel theme for her baby shower. “Her name means grace­ful and beau­ti­ful. What bet­ter way to show­case that than with a light pink and gold Coco Chanel theme.”

GIFTS GALORE

Kathryn’s guests show­ered her lit­tle princess with gifts. Kathryn de­signed and printed a Chanel pil­low us­ing glit­ter heat trans­fer ma­te­rial. She bought a plain white cover and ironed it on.

The guests had fun play­ing var­i­ous games. Other dé­cor in­cluded photo frames that were filled with beau­ti­ful Coco Chanel im­agery.

Kathryn owns a beauty school in Lim­popo called Lim­popo Beauty Mod­el­ling Academy. She de­signed her own sash as she of­ten makes sashes for pageants. YB

HER NAME MEANS GRACE­FUL AND BEAU­TI­FUL. WHAT BET­TER WAY TO SHOW­CASE THAT THAN WITH A LIGHT PINK AND GOLD COCO CHANEL THEME

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