Focus on dessert. The treats you offer shouldn't just be tasty, they should play up the vintage feel of the fete, the way these French-inspired Madeleines do.
Make little food or drink tags in a scripted font so that guests can help themselves without bombarding you with questions.
Go big or go home! Showcase desserts on a small, tiered table to create effortless, chic (and easy!) decor. Mix and match mason jars and vases in different places to hit home the vintage theme. Laying pinks, neutral whites and lace will add an element of luxury.
Add little personalized touches, like vintage perfume bottles (fill them with water ahead of time!), sunglasses (so very Audrey of you), or black and white photographs. Pick up affordable serving trays from a craft store and spray-paint them silver for some shine!
Put a handful of grab-and-go dessert items underneath a glass topper — it will make them feel like they're back in time at a vintage Paris cafe, pausing for a macroon!
Have guests pen notes to mama and baby, then roll them up and place in beautiful apothecary jars. It makes instant decor _and _a beautiful keepsake for the mom-to-be.
Show of the gorgeous design of your shower invitation. Hang it on the wall or stand it on an accent table.
Use generational photos, or family photos, for guests to look at while the party is underway. (Make even newer ones look vintage by converting them to black and white or sepia tone!) Shop for glitzy frames in silvers and golds.
Keep the cake simple and stick to frosting in a shade that goes with your theme. You'll love it!
A gorgeous tablescape is a must-have — and what better place to set the scene than in a pretty yard or garden? Use lace tablecloths for an old-fashioned feel.
Frame the party menu so shower guests know what to expect. Use old maps or vintage luggage (or make it yourself!) to really keep things classic.
Wooden letters create shabby chic wall decor. Perk up the party with pops of color on the table and hanging lanterns.
Keep guests hydrated! Don't be shy about serving bottled water, just find an elegant way to display it. Custom labels add personalization and style.
Use old containers to recreate an old-fashioned favorite. Everyone will love sipping raspberry lemonade out of mason jars — we swear!
We're pretty sure you might have an antique kettle lying around somewhere, and now's the time to use it! Whether or not you choose to let anyone actually use it, it's instant decor.