APRIL Party Highlight: Brown Boy Joy | A Basquiat Inspired Baby Shower

Updated: Apr 22

This event was really special to me because this client has been following me for a long time… really since before I was fully doing this professionally, and we both were waiting for the perfect opportunity to work together. So when she reached out to me and told me she was expecting, I was super excited to have a chance to design something for her and make her and her son’s day special!


During our initial consultation, the only thing she specified was that she wanted the shower in shades of brown (no Teddy Bears! Lol), and that she wanted it to be called “Brown Boy Joy”. Otherwise she gave me creative freedom, which as an artist is my favorite type of client!


I immediately tried to think of the colors I wanted to use, and a motif to convey ”Brown Boy Joy”… for whatever reason Basquiat’s Crown motif popped in my head and I instantly knew they would be a perfect combinations to make this event unique and one for the culture. I wanted to do a lot of cocoa’s and chocolates, and incorporate some black because dad wanted the shower to not feel overly feminine since they were having a boy, and some gold because it’s mom’s favorite color (and it signifies the royalty that we are ;-)).


This is how the event turned out, and I’m really in LOVE with THE DETAILS! Some of my favorite elements from the event are the balloon wall backdrop (I’m about to get a trend rolling with this one!), the amazing treats, the unique basquiat block centerpieces and the GEORGOUS stroller set that acted as props for the dessert table, and that I gifted to my clients after the event.


Let me know you guys thoughts!


This event was roughly $6000 (50 guests, and I provided plannings services, the dessert table, guest table setting and a VIP area for the parents, along with some other extras). the price didn’t include venue rental, catering, mirror booth rental and some of the other elements of the event. Much of what I didn’t provide was donated or heavy discounted by the parents of my clients daycare (get you a TRIBE yall!). I’m really excited to plan this clients daycare graduation in a few weeks as well!

Tanisha, thank you for your support over the years and for trusting me to put together this event (and upcoming events) for you. I look forward to what we will create together next!


Check out some feedback straight from the client’s mouth:


Where do I start! Kennay OVER delivered with my shower. I started following her on social media a while back and always said when I have an event that she would be my planner and that’s exactly what happened. I hired her off of detailed events I saw online but also how well she carried herself as an entrepreneur and committed to her clients. I gave her my idea of wanting and shades of brown theme but wanted it to be around the brown boy joy and that’s exactly what she did. I walked into my shower with all smiles and couldn’t stop smiling because her work was super detailed, classy and beautiful. She will forever get my business and referrals. If you are wanting and needing an amazing and personal planner she is the ONE. She did everything and more to make my dream shower come true. Than you so much Kennay.”


Special thank you to these vendors for your help in executing this event!


The Decorating Daisy

Sweet Bella Treats

A Stellar Event

Jazz in the Kitchen

Designs by Whitney B

Suga Babe by KC

Foundation of Love


And make sure you guys follow my clients daycare page, she is doing AMAZING things for those babies and is opening a new facility soon!

A Step at a Time Early Learning Daycare





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