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Blonde Designs is an inspirational blog focused on invitations, parties, and good design. We are Angie Gubler and Kristin Rees, best friends, graphic designers and moms.
We are both former art directors at Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, respectively. 
We own Blonde Designs, an invitation and stationery company.

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a french-themed "unbaby" shower

My friend, Jen, just had her third girl and was completely opposed to the idea of having another baby shower – she felt that she could not, in good conscience, accept gifts for another girl. I, however, did not exactly agree with her sentiments – any excuse for a celebration and I'm in.

After much debate, we reached a compromise. Jen agreed to invite a handful of her closest friends to gather at her "unbaby" shower. It was a low-key affair full of good food and good company.

I chose a French theme to play off Jen's chosen baby name, Colette. The invitation set the mood and the food followed: a savory crepe bar and my favorite chocolate molten cakes for dessert.


Jen's favorite drink is Perrier and I whipped up some cute water bottle labels for those non-Perrier drinkers.


The favors were my favorite brownies and melt-in-your-mouth Carmelitas. Jen's favorite!

Reader Comments (3)

Love the invitation and the brownies - looks like a gorgeous party!

05.29 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Ohhhh I am in LOVE with your blog, your work, your everything! So happy to have found you (god bless twitter!). Have swiftly added you to my blogroll!

it is a good share,wonderful post,thank you

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