Real Baby Shower: Blue and Brown Zebra

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I met the lovely Nancy Pfeifer of A to Zebra Celebrations at the Hostess with the Mostess Launch party and was super excited to receive this submission from her shortly afterwards. I'm smitten with all the blue and brown as well as the mix of polka dots and zebra prints. Adorable! I'm also loving the "chocolate treats" dessert bar -- including the cake and matching cookies from Decadent Delights!
There are a ton of DIY projects found throughout this baby shower... what a treat! To learn more, head on over to A to Zebra Celebrations for lots of details from the very talented Nancy!

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From Nancy... I had the honor to host my very first baby shower for one of my good friends, Julie. She is pregnant with her second little boy. His name is Luke. This is also my very first "BOY" party! It was fun searching for ideas and seeing them come to life! Thank you to my friend, Liz for capturing these beautiful pics!

The invite was made by my friend, Tricia. Julie really wanted to have a zebra theme. We decided to add this type of blue insted of the traditional baby blue. As guests arrived, they wrote a "wish" for baby Luke or "advice" for the mom-to-be on these zebra circles hanging on the tree. Next to this tree I set up a table for the gifts. I made the mini-banner taped on the wall.

I bought brown zebra fabric at JoAnne's for the backdrop. I made this mini-banner "It's A Boy". I decided to add the letter "L" on the table for baby's name, Luke. I painted it brown and added brown glitter on it...super easy and inexpensive :) I've never made a diaper cake before. My friend, Lisa, came over and pretty much made it for me :) I just watched and helped rolling some diapers! There are 3 custom-made brown zebra burp cloths at the top made by my friend, Valarie at Everything Girly.

I made cake pops for the very first time....NOT fun for me. I am not a betty crocker....it was harder than I thought! Bakerella is one of my idols..ha!

I made these yummy oreo truffles. My friend, April told me about them and they were a hit!.....delish! Zebra cake, cookies, and cupcakes made by Decadent Delights. They were to die for...delicious!

Baby shower "thank you" favors. A small jar with chocolate raisins and blue m&m's. A "thank you for coming to my shower. Luke" sticker on the lid.



All the baby shower banners from my shop A To Zebra Celebrations / Photography: Liz Biesemeyer / Dessert tags and stickers: Pink Clover Designs / Water bottle labels: DoodleZ Designs / "BOY" wood blocks: Wood N' Stitches / Blue table runner: Party Shoppe / Zebra paper lanterns: Pier1Imports / Cake, cookies, and cupcakes: Decadent Delights / Idea for the flutes and charms: Pizzazzerie / Idea for the "thank you" favors: Beau-coup / Cake pops: Bakerella / Letter "L" on the table (she added a "T" on her crab shack table): TomKat Studio / Custom zebra burp cloths: Everything Girly / Baby carriage: Hobby Lobby

1 comment :

Jenny Watson said...

Hope the party had been enjoyed with pomp and show. To host a baby Shower program is one of the best events that one may enjoy in her lifetime. A lot of chocolates, lot of dinner items, lot of gifts and Diaper cake (the most important one) is really enjoyable. Baby Diaper cake must be an eye catching one also.
Boy Diaper Cake