Real Baby Shower: Feather Her Nest

Monday, April 18, 2011

On to the next baby shower from the FABULOUSLY talented Rachael from Phoenix Event Planning..This gray and yellow bird themed shower with an emphasis on clean lines, bird silhouettes and eggs is perfect for a baby boy or baby girl! There are lots of diy ideas shown in the pictures below as well as described in the small write-up from Rachael. Enjoy!

From Rachael Lewis... The decor included a white backdrop for the buffet table with yellow matted, black and white pictures of the mommy-to-be. There was a buffet table was flanked with silver lamps, and I used a custom made yellow overlay over the white tablecloth that matched the three yellow table runners I made for the long rectangular table where the guests sat. Each table runner was laid across the table horizontally and a centerpiece of a #10 size silver can held branches that I spray painted gray and clipped on a small yellow bird which were anchored in lemons (which repeated the color scheme and evoked an egg shape). The food labels were printed on white cardstock and anchored with home grown eggs that I blew out the white and yolks, and then painted the coordinating yellow.

I used a silver cupcake stand for the dessert, and instead of using the top tier for an angel food cupcake, I placed an oversized cardboard egg, also painted the coordinating yellow as a "cake topper."  At the drink station, I used a glass punch decanter for the lemonade, and yellow acrylic pitcher for the ice water. 

An egg and feather front door sign read "be 'tweet' and enter through the side gate." White lights criss-crossing above the entry path for when it got dark (this was a dinner that started when it was light, but ended at dark). Shepherd's hooks lined the pathway from the gray and yellow sign in book (from Michael's) and gift table to the buffet. I stretched silver organza between the hooks, and each one held alternating yellow and white rice paper lanterns. I used yellow plates, and clear forks that were displayed in a silver mint julep type cup, and clear plastic tumblers. 

The dinner was a light open house buffet style meal with grilled chicken caesar salad, onion and plain bread sticks, lemon curd tarts in cream cheese dough shells, individual angel food cakes served with sweet cream on the side and sparkling lemonade and ice water with lemon slices. As the guests were finishing up their desserts, I introduced the game where they had to guess how the mommy-to-be would answer these words/phrases. The winner who had the most matches received a jar of the homemade lemon curd that was served in the tarts covered with the yellow fabric used for the table linens and recipe attached with yellow ribbon.

Designer: Rachel Lewis of Phoenix Event Planning

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