Real Baby Shower: Preppy Whales

Thursday, May 31, 2012

You see lots of cute elephants, owls and giraffes, but not very often do you come across such an adorable whale-themed baby shower like this one. I think whales might become the newest trend... Completely preppy with the bright green and navy colors beautifully captured by Aimee Renee Photography!  I was also totally flattered to see my water bottle labels used alongside the fabulous printables and stickers from The Paper Blossom Shop and Little Pig Press.

From Syeeda... I was thrilled when I got the news that my baby sister Najma was having her first baby and couldn’t wait to plan the shower. The logistics were a bit tricky as I live in Dallas and she lives in Boston. We decided to hold the shower in Columbus, Ohio, where we grew up and where my parents still live. Luckily, one of Najma’s best friends from childhood, Heather, graciously agreed to host the shower at her house. She was my party-planning partner in crime, and together we put the whole thing together long distance.

I got the inspiration for our color scheme from the invitations I picked out from Paper Source in Midnight, Peacock, and Clover. We knew Najma was having a boy, and wanted to incorporate that into the shower. When I found an “Ahoy It’s a Boy” custom printable party pack from the Paper Blossom Shop on Etsy, I knew it was perfect! It picked up the Midnight/Navy Blue and Clover/Green on the invitations, and the whales, anchors, and boats were absolutely adorable without being too precious or dainty. Now that we had our colors and theme, we just ran with it! We found some nautical-inspired whale napkins, plates, and cupcake toppers online, and with the help of the Little Pig Press Shop on Etsy, designed a preppy blue whale custom sticker with the phrase “Baby Mehter Will Be Making a Splash” to use as a seal on the invitations as well as for the favors.

Heather worked overtime putting together the chocolate bar favors, and even incorporated the colors and theme into the shower games and gifts. We had a fun dessert table featuring our whale-topped cupcakes, jell-o shots inspired by a post right here on Bump Smitten, and Heather’s pistachio trifle. We had simple but delicious appetizers followed by lunch catered from a family friend. Najma had a blast catching up with friends and family she hadn’t seen in years, and I couldn’t be happier to share in her special day.

Photographer: Aimee Renee Photography / Invitations: Paper Source / Custom Printable Party Pack (Banner, Party Wheels, Labels): The Paper Blossom Shop on Etsy / Custom Whale Sticker Labels: Little Pig Press on Etsy / Preppy Whale Theme Napkins/Plates/Cupcake toppers: Party Pail / Anchor and Stripe Water Bottle Labels: Bump Smitten


Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Love the preppy color combo! And you may be right, whales just might be the next big thing! :-)

Camille said...

This is so so so cute!

Debbie said...

I'm so excited to see my party printables here! What a lovely shower!