Friday, April 20, 2012

Nick and Claudia's Bird Themed Baby Shower

I recently co-hosted a bird themed baby shower for a good friend. 


These were the invitations that Claudia picked out and our jumping off point for the party decorations (I've removed all personal information for all you stalkers out there).  I thought these invitations were just the CUTEST.  We went with a grey, yellow and white combination. 

Megan (my co-host) and I came up with our first idea of having a potted tree as our main focal decoration.  We found a couple of GREAT ideas on Pinterest for this.  If you're interested, here is my board:  http://pinterest.com/patraphilips/baby-shower/

Here is the original inspiration for the tree:

photo from everythingfab.com

Of course, mine is bigger and not quite as cute since we cut the branches too early and the leaves started to wilt.  Oh well, live and learn.  AND I decided to go for a more natural look and not paint the branches white.  I think if I had it to do again, I'd go with a smaller version and probably paint it.  As you can see the tree completely overpowered the cute CUTE birds we made and the personalized pacifiers that had little Hanna's name on them.  My living room is so dark so most of the pictures I took are crappy.


Here is the inspiration for the birds we made. 

photo from jessicajanehandmade.blogspot.com

I went to this blogger's page and pretty much followed her instructions verbatim.  The part where she talks about the hooks was a little vague so I did make that part up.  Ours aren't QUITE as cute as hers, but I think they turned out pretty darn cute.


Claudia's mom took care of all the food so I didn't have to worry about that.  We took out my 2 folding tables thinking that would be plenty of room for her food and we nearly didn't have enough space!    Megan and I hung a onesie banner with Hanna's name spelled out and added some yellow pompoms.  Again, my living room is so dark that the pictures don't quite do it justice.



Megan made cupcakes for dessert and I ordered these really cute cake toppers off Etsy.com. 

photo from Etsy Death By Cupcake

Here are our cupcakes.  I asked the Death By Cupcake owner if she could make them yellow instead of tan.  She did!  Again, my photo skills are crappy.  One day I'll learn how to do this better.

  
For flower arrangements, Megan and I found these really cute birdhouses on sale at Target for about a dollar a piece.  Megan picked up some white flowers the day of the shower, since I didn't want them wilting like the ornament tree, and we threw this together.  I think they turned out so stinking cute!


Party favors were M&Ms with Hanna Cate spelled out on them - yellow and gray of course!  We found these really cute glass containers at Party City. 


Claudia gave birth to Hanna Lillian on April 16th at 5:13pm.  Hanna weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces.  Momma and baby are fine!  Isn't she beautiful?


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