Weekly Inspiration: a Parisian-themed Baby Shower

A special thanks to Brian Leahy Photography for sharing this incredible California baby shower. From the baby’s attendance to the upscale Parisian decor, so much makes this affair unique.

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proud parents

Nicole and Eric welcomed baby Elijah, and he was lucky enough to attend his own shower at just a few days old.
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beach party

The shower took place at Eric and Nicole's home in Manhatten Beach, California.
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Parisian decor

Wondering where the theme inspiration came from? The couple visited Paris, and also wanted to pay tribute to Eric's French Canadian heritage. This theme didn't end with the decor; they also played French cafe music to set the mood.
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blue and yellow

Nicole says that they saw the blue and yellow color combination in Paris, and thought it was beautiful and unexpected. It's fun, colorful and still baby boy-appropriate.
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place setting

Does this place setting have you envisioning a wedding reception instead of a baby shower? Needless to say, we're impressed.
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tall order

Any baby who gets a five-tier cake must be a pretty important little man.
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cookie cutter

The baby-themed shapes of these gorgeous cookies give a fun flair to the oh-so-fancy shindig.
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tiny treats

How perfect are these tiny lemon maringue tarts? Finger food is ideal for mingling at showers.
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word game

Guests played a "Baby Babble" word unscrambling game. How pretty is that stationary?