From Tasha... I recently had a a baby shower (April 2) for our soon to be little boy. It was held at a friends home in our hometown of Livingston, Texas.
I had decided on a woodland animals theme, but since it is spring now, I wanted to incorporate plenty of color. I created the invitations and party printables, which consisted of 5x7 signs for the sign in and favor tables, a banner that hung on the food table, food labels, cupcake wrappers and toppers, and thank you tags. They are now available for purchase in my Etsy shop.
Of course the décor and food had to match the theme! The house was perfect for our rustic theme. It featured stained concrete floors, wood paneling, and plenty of windows to let in natural light. After crossing an indoor koi pond in the entryway, guests signed in on little note cards and then hung them on the wishing tree. They were then able to mingle and help themselves to food and drinks. The drink station consisted of water with lemon slices and citrus green tea with orange slices. Flowers and moss were added to the drink stand bases and little wooden wreathes served as cup holders. We wanted to keep the food based around snacks and dessert since the shower was after lunch and before dinner (2pm). At the center of the food table were mini yogurt parfaits. There were blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries available so each guest could make their parfait to their liking. Other goodies included, butter recipe cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (my current craving), cake pops, rice krispie treats dipped in chocolate, and meringue cookies that looked like mushrooms (recipe). Other woodsy snacks included sunflower seeds, raisins, nuts and banana chips resting in burlap lined bird nests. There were also cute little acorns made out of mini vanilla wafers and hershey kisses (source). To decorate the food table I used an old wooden crate and firewood logs for height. I then added moss and flowers, a couple of candlesticks, and rustic pictures frames. Each guest went home with a little paper sack of trail mix for a favor.
We did play a couple of games. One was “Don’t say Baby.” Guests picked up mini clothes pins at the sign in table when they came in and played throughout the shower. Once the guests had settled a little, we played a game where you name the baby animal, which seemed fitting to the theme.
Throughout the area, I used tissue poms (tutorial) and paper lanterns to incorporate color and softness to the otherwise rustic surroundings.
It was a wonderful shower and I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out!
Styling, Design & Paper Products: Whimsicle Design Studio / Baked Goods & Photography: Dainelle Logan (personal friend -- not associated with any business)