Real Baby Shower: Vintage Surf

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

If you were to google vintage cool, I'm pretty sure plenty of pictures from Molly's vintage surf baby shower would pop up. (And, if they don't, they should). Just think -- woody station wagons, longboard surfboards, mini-me board shorts, and red and light blue colors to add just the right amount of fun vintage flair.  Isn't this beginning to sound like the perfect little inspiration list for a pretty hip baby shower? Well, Kim from TomKat Studio added all of these elements into the invitation and paper goods that were used in this shower -- and we love it! (We're talking love-at-first-site-love-it)! This theme is so adorable you don't want it to end when the party's over -- which is probably why so many Moms (including Molly) are using their baby shower themes as inspirations for their little bundle of joy's nursery. Um, how clever is that?! Kim gives us the skinny on a bunch more nursery, baby shower, and birth announcement planning ideas in her note posted below. (Including where to find the AMAZING custom cookie toppers she used for the shower)! So, get cozy -- you're going to be here for a little bit.

From Kim of The TomKat Studio... Vintage Surf is a popular theme appearing in baby and kid rooms everywhere! Inspired by an old surfboard of her husband’s, Molly is decorating her soon-to-arrive son’s room in this hip theme. Her sister is planning her shower and asked me to design coordinating paper goods! This is a trend that we’re seeing more and more of in the party world. Coordinating baby shower decor to the baby room, and even the baby annoucements! Molly’s sister chose a blue, red & chocolate brown design that I came up with, featuring a “woody” illustration!

I custom designed the invitations and paper goods based on Ryder’s nursery.  Molly’s sister & friends did an amazing  job decorating for her adorable shower! They borrowed my candy jars and surf sign. They ordered custom cookie toppers from Two Sugar Babies after seeing them featured on my blog

Printable Vintage Surf Invitations & Party Decor now available in my shop!

I love the red and blue color combination, perfect for a little boy! The possibilities are endless for dessert and candy bar ideas in this theme! Etsy provides for tons of adorable gift ideas in theme including bibs, burp cloths & even a diaper cake! (see below for list of sources)

From the guest of honor... "Where do I start....thank you for making all of you paper crafts for my shower!!!! I LOVED totally made the whole party. Everything was perfect from the decorations you let them borrow to the labels. I still can't believe how fantastic it turned out. This is all because you INSPIRE all of us to get creative. I so appreciate all your generosity, time and creativity you put into creating such an adorble look for Ryder. Also, thank you so much for the "thank you" cards. I already have one in his baby book:) you are the best and I can't wait to join the mommy club!!! Love you!!!!"

Vintage Surf Invitation & Party Decor: The TomKat Studio / Cookie Toppers: Two Sugar Babies

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