Real Baby Shower: About to Hatch

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I've had this next baby shower in my queue... for awhile now... and I'm not exactly sure why I haven't featured it sooner!?!? So many cute ideas from the crafty lady over at Living Eventfully -- including the yarn wrapped letter (similar tutorial here), yummy meringue cupcakes (recipe below) and the egg and nest design and matching pin (similar tutorial here). The favors are SUPER ADORABLE as well. Love the packaged orange and brown little birdies and bird houses. 

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From Living Eventfully... our good friends lacey and james are expecting a little addition to their nest! baby isabelle ruth is due in late april. we celebrated her impending arrival this past weekend with a lovely lunch shower at cucina alessalacey is a graphic designer and made the invitations. as guest came up the stairs they were greeted by this IZZY banner. i hand sewed letters cut out of felt on to the bibs and onesies. pictures of lacey as a baby were hung with mini clothes pins along the feather boa line. one of my favorite things i own. it was perfect to use at this nest and bird themed shower. a vintage canary yellow bird cage used as a card cage/box. lacey's mom helen put together this beautiful diaper cake.

the centerpiece on the head table. i wrapped a foam letter "I" in yarn. isabelle is spelled out in glitter chipboard letters. some guinea feathers glued to the top pull in the theme. the chandelier above the head table was decorated with a feather boa, paper birds and baby pictures of the mommy to be.

menus that matched the invitations and a robin's egg filled with jelly bellies were at each place setting. one egg had a little nest with a family of birds in it. the finder of the bird family won a prize. i painted easter eggs with robin's blue acrylic paint so they would all match. the centerpieces on the guest tables were vine wreaths used as nests and branches with nest fixed on to them. robin's eggs and feathers were then added.

guest were given birdie name tags. i used this site's template to cut them out. our shower "craft" was coloring an alphabet page for izzy's abc book! the favors were sugar cookies cut out into birdies and bird houses decorated with royal icing. the eye and wing of the birdie is drawn on with an edible pen. my new favorite decorating tool! here is the recipe for the cookies. (lemon meringue cupcakes and mini black bottom cupcakes)

while lacey was opening gifts, we played the timer game. an egg timer was set for about every 10 minutes. when the timer went off who ever gave the gift the mommy to be was opening won a prize. the prizes were these super cute reusable shopping bags with soaps and lotions tucked inside.

blessings on you lacey and james! we can't wait to meet lil izzy. i know that the Lord has hand picked the two of you to be wonderful parents to this bundle of joy. i can't wait to see the two of you in this next season of your lives as your family and hearts grow. please know we are here for you, praying and cheering for you along the way!

Design & Photography: Living Eventfully / Venue: Cucina Alessa

3 comments :

Janel said...

absolutely adorable! i love this idea and will definitely use it in the future!

living eventfully said...

Thanks for the feature!!

Cupcake Carrie said...

Love all the little details!