You might be thinking “why are you and your family waving goodbye at the beginning of a baby shower?” or “why are you not dressed for a baby shower?’. Well, we planned a wonderful shower for my big sister, and she had to go and have a baby. The nerve! I didn’t actually get to attend the shower I helped orchestrate, but I thought I’d still share some pictures of the little details we did to make this shower a winner…even if the guest of honor wasn’t present. D’oh!
Any ounce of creativity I have in my bones comes from mi madre. She constantly says she’s not, but really, she’s the brains behind most creative schemes that we cook up together. She created this oh-so-cute backdrop for the food table that was perfectly bird themed. From the custom runner she made from birdie fabric to the little white ceramic birds and bird nests, the table just ooozed baby bird awesomeness. My mom also made this great centerpiece with two glass vases – one smaller than the other. The smallest vase housed some springy flowers, and then simply slipped inside the larger vase, which was filled with some rafia-type material and little robin’s eggs (an abstract bird’s nest, if you will). Easy peasy, right? Go Mom!
The birdie landscape was the perfect backdrop for our summer-brunch affair. We had some simple fruit and veggie trays, a glorious cupcake stand with the best darn cupcakes this side of the Mississippi, breakfast casserole, and some very festive cups and plates that hit the whole brightly colored theme home.
I whipped up these quick little place cards (with a bird on them… of COURSE) that served as labels for the food items and a little sign to direct guests to leave a bit of advice for the future mom to be (well, current mom at that point coincidentally).
And these were the comment cards that guests could leave their words of wisdom on. I couldn’t resist throwing a little speech bubble on this to make it playful – perfect for a baby themed event.
Another little food item we had for the guests was some baby boy blue candy, complete with serving spoons and little baggies so they could take a treat home with them. This was also cooked up by my mom. I’m telling you – brains behind it all. Don’t let her tell you any different.
Just in case the guests weren’t aware of the bird theme from their invitations, we hit them in the face right as they walked in with a bird egg wreath. I believe we have to give Michael’s credit for this one, but it could easily be a DIY job with some twine, hot glue and some faux bird eggs. Brilliant!
We didn’t get any pictures of the origami birds that Scott and I slaved over (hey, we were kind of preoccupied with a baby being born!) but we hung them above the candy station with a metal mobile from Ikea. Since we rocked it out and had so many origami cranes, I decided to whip up a little door art for my sister’s hospital room with the leftovers. We gotta keep up with the Jones’ on the hospital floor, right? We were a little lacking in the ribbon department, but we found some household string and file folders, and made a quick banner of sorts with paper letters and origami birds. Welcome to the world, little Henry!