Our reception was a fairly typical, do-it-yourself one, held in the cultural hall of our church building. I don't remember too many of the details now, but I know my mom worked hard and a lot of friends helped. One friend made the cake, another made hundreds of mints, others helped with the decorating.
With the baby blue, we used a bit of red in the centerpieces. (I'm not sure how we came up with the idea, but I do remember making these fabric baskets, and then giving them away to those who helped us with everything. I used mine as a sewing basket for years and years and years, until it finally fell apart. I keep telling myself that one of these days I'm going to recreate the pattern and make another one, just for memory's sake.)
Oh, and I guess there was some red in the favors that our little sisters passed out. Isn't it nice that Holly's wheelchair color-coordinated with everything?
We bought yards and yards of sheer blue fabric to use in decorating the room and making a backdrop for pictures and the receiving line. It was later re-purposed into a few things, including the bed skirt for the crib so I wouldn't have to look at the storage boxes under it.
We didn't serve dinner or even finger foods as I recall, just cake and punch, along with nuts and mints. So, I imagine the cake cutting ceremony took place fairly early in the evening.