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Real Baby Shower: A is for Atticus


Monday, October 17, 2011


What an adorable school-themed baby shower from Aubrey from How Sweet Treats! Love this color palette -- the orange accent works perfectly. I especially adore the DIY wreath made out of a mini chalkboard and lots of pencils. Such a SUPER CREATIVE welcome! Another favorite is her guest sign-in book, which happens to be a leather-bound version of To Kill a Mockingbird. Baby Atticus, named from the father in the book, will treasure this keepsake for years to come!

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From Aubrey... Because Ann, her sister (who also happens to be preggers!), and their mother have all been teachers, there was no better theme for the shower than a school theme. Ann and her husband, Earl, are naming their son Atticus after the admirable lawyer and father in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and I wanted to incorporate that into the day as well. I purchased a hardcover copy from the Barnes & Noble Classics Leatherbound Collection to use as a guestbook. It also doubles as a keepsake for baby Atticus to keep on his bookshelf and read for years to come.

Flashcards, pencils, and chalkboards galore donned the tables and walls. Alphabet Snacks included Cinnamon Schoolhouse Cookies from Trader Joe's and Scrabble Junior Cheez-Its.

Before the shower, Ann's sister asked each of the guests to email her 2 of their favorite lullabies for Atticus. She compiled all of the songs and created CDs to hand out to guests as favors. I DIY-ed most of the decor myself, but perhaps my favorite piece was the welcome wreath made of pencils and a mini chalkboard. I ended up giving the wreath to Ann's sister after the shower to use in her elementary school classroom!

To help me plan for the shower I created an inspiration board via Pinterest which you can view here. I must admit I'm a Pinterest addict! I had so much fun planning this shower to celebrate Ann & baby Atticus. I know this little boy will be welcomed to the world by loving family and friends!



Photography & Event Design: Aubrey from How Sweet Treats / Flashcard Printables: A Little Hut / Alphabet Printable: Dykast / Frame for Alphabet Printable: IKEA Tolsby Frame / Cupcakes: Gigi's Cupcakes / Notebook Paper Treat Bags & Striped Straws: Sweet Estelle / Straw Flags: eighteen25 / Gingham Washi Tape: Washi Wishes

2 comments:

How Sweet Treats said...

Thanks so much for featuring me! It was a joy to work on this shower!!

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Carissa

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