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Whenever I’m planning any type of party, I always start by thinking about who I’m celebrating, and then I incorporate something personal about the guest of honor into my theme. When my friend Erica—you might know her as P.S. I Made This—told me that she was planning a visit to New York, and bringing her new baby, I wanted to celebrate her with a get-together so that her NYC friends could meet baby Wylie. I decided to organize a “Sip and See,” a Southern tradition to introduce a new arrival to friends and family. Guests sip drinks, see the bundle of joy, and congratulate the new mom and dad—it’s sort of like a baby shower, but after the baby is born, which means the little one can join in the fun!

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In every photo I’ve seen of Wylie over the past seven months, he’s grinning from ear to ear, so that became an easy theme: Smiley Wylie! It inspired me to add smile details on everything from the balloons to the cookies. I took some of my artwork (whales, turtles, ice cream cones, suns, moons, and clouds) and gave them all happy faces, working in a bright, sunny color palette of yellow and gold with touches of pale blue.

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I set up a table full of sweets in the Darcy Miller Designs Studio, which I hoped would put a smile on everyone’s faces. Here’s what was included:

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A mini cake topped with Erica and Smiley Wylie, along with the sun and clouds. I love displaying cake on a stand, topped with fresh daisies and cloche; it’s an easy way to make the dessert feel extra-special.

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Mini doughnuts from Foodstirs (Our friend Sarah Michelle Gellar’s junk free baked good co.) piled high… (click here to download and print out your own, along with a how-to)

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  1. Gold Cake Stand, 2.  Tall Cloche, 3. Bone China Bowl, 4. Novelty Napkins, 5. Mini Baby Bottle, 6. Round Brass Tray
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  1. Gold Cake Stand, 2.  Tall Cloche, 3. Bone China Bowl, 4. Novelty Napkins, 5. Mini Baby Bottle, 6. Round Brass Tray, 7. Folder, 8. Tape, 9. Scissors

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Mini lemon bundt cakes displayed with sunny yellow flowers

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Mini lemon meringue tarts, no decor needed—they’re on palette, look like clouds, and inspire smiles already!

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Thumbprint sandwich cookies with apricot jam to fit in with the yellow color scheme.

Darcy Miller, Darcy Miller Designs, Baby Shower, Baby Shower Party, Party, P.S. I made this, Erica Domesek, baby, sip and see

Petit fours decorated with flowers and “W”s for baby Wylie

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Cookies shaped like smiling ice cream cones…

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…and baby bottles

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Pastel marshmallows topped with my artwork—all wearing smiles, of course!

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Cloud-shaped macarons, dodging paper airplanes

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In addition to the sweets table, spritz bar, and bunches of fresh flowers dressing up the deck, we filled the hall of the studio with pastel balloons with drawn-on grins—Wylie wasn’t the only one smiling that day!

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Out back, guests sipped from a DIY Aperol Spritz Bar (to create your own, click here!) out on the deck, or glasses of rosé or lemonade—in palette, of course!

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Throughout the day, we had a special playlist providing the perfect background music.

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  1. Large Glass Hurricane, 2. Bluetooth Speaker, 3. Ice Bucket, 4. Silver Cocktail Picks, 5. Stemless Wine Glass, 7.  Gold Tray, 8.  Black Shelf Unit

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Each guest got to take home something a chocolate bar wrapped with a custom drawing I did of Erica and Wylie…

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…and a little plastic baby bottle of “milk” (in this case,  sugarfina champagne bubbles!).

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Along with the sipping, and seeing Smiley Wylie, guests celebrated his mom. There was a station for friends and family to fill out “Words of Wisdom for Mama” notecards for Erica to take home.(Download your own here!)

Keep scrolling for some more smiley pictures!

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Erica, Me and Smiley Wiley!

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Mom and Baby

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Mom, Dad, and Baby

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Mika, Sara and girls

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Wylie hanging with Chris, Sarah, Jackie, Constance, and Michael

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Close up of chocolate bar favor

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Pam and Jamie pretty smiley themselves

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The studio all ready for Wylie!Darcy Miller, Darcy Miller Designs, Baby Shower, Baby Shower Party, Party, P.S. I made this, Erica Domesek, baby, sip and see

Wylie snuggles up to Janet, John and Rachel

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Baby bottle favors

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John and Wiley

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Sarah and me in my office

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The girls and their triple scoop cake pops

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Floral details

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Wylie gets his photos taken