Real Baby Shower: Yellow & Gray Woodland Theme

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Here's a yellow and gray baby shower that revealed lots of blue at the end! Love the super sweet invites by Invites by Christy as well as the matching wish cards and water bottle labels. Such an adorable design! All these pretty details were wonderfully photographed by Pennies Photography. Plus, you can find all the pretty details below from the fabulous hostess, Jennifer. I doubt she left anything out. ;)

From Jennifer... We were told via Skype, on Christmas day that my dear friend Missie and her husband of over a year were going to have a baby! Having just moved to Pittsburgh, their new blessing was all of the more sentimental and special, as we don't get to see them very often. It was announced that they would be making a visit around Easter-time and wouldn't that be the perfect occasion to throw a baby shower. Knowing that Missie only loves fabulous things, I stepped in along with her two other dear friends, Brie and Leti to help plan this shower for over 93 invitees! This included family from Florida, and close friends of the popular couple!

Missie is a vegetarian and loves organic, sustainable, and earth friendly products, along with the colors Yellow and Gray. She is caring and thoughtful and all the while fabulous and spunky. At this gender reveal shower, we decided that it would have a woodland, yet modern and fabulous feel to it. Invites were sent out the first week of March and we watched the RSVPs roll in to the tune of over 70+ guests, co-ed, including children! The invites, were gray and yellow with baby birds, owls and deer adorned across it, and a separate yellow registry card was included as well.

We rented linens, chairs, tables and a 20' x 40' tent and held the shower in our friends, the Cruz's beautiful and spacious backyard. Lanterns were hung from the tent and minimal decoration was added, with bird house centerpieces along with beautiful yellow roses in cubed vases, with gray ribbon. These yellow roses opened up beautifully throughout the day.

Well Wishes cards for Baby Weagraff were laid out and guests were asked to fill those out and place them in the large birdcage/card holder. A photo display was held inside, as guest were requested to ship their items to the couples' home in PA, and we asked that they bring a photo of their selection so they could be thanked properly.

A waffle bar, complete with other brunch foods: Bagels, danish, fruit, roasted potatoes and a Mimosa Bar completed the menu. A bright yellow candy bar entertained the children as well as cupcakes and cake pops of strawberry and lemon flavored, hand baked by Leti, one of the hostesses.

After the guests had some time to settle in, enjoy the food and mingle, we decided to reveal the gender of Baby Weagraff. Up until this point, only the parents, their son Nate and myself knew the gender of the baby. This was such a wonderful surprise to see the baby blue balloons released into the air, alerting all of those present and the super anxious grandparents... that Baby Wea is a BOY! And will join his exceptional big brother Nate, who was not at the shower.

The planning was task in itself, from picking up the rentals, to drink selection (Champagne, beer, white wine, over 5 juices and bottled water and Starbucks coffee, Blonde Roast) to the food menu and what party favors! Etsy and many of it's talented artists contributed to everything from the candy goody bags to the birdseed onesie party favors. We wanted to select something guests could use and enjoy, as opposed to the average favor, which usually site or isn't purposeful.

Our wonderful friend, Penny Clayton of Pennies Photography, took some maternity session photos with the Parents-To-Be and then worked her way to the shower, photographing all of the little and special details of the day. With gorgeous Orlando sunshine and a slight breeze, it provided the perfect backdrop to her photography. The party/brunch began at 11:30am and carried on until well after 3pm. After a group photo was taken, and the gender reveal, the kids enjoyed themselves at the candy bar and guests began filling and sharing their "Well Wishes for Baby Cards".

Altogether, it was a perfect day full of laughter, sunshine and the celebration of life. We could not have asked for a more perfect day and all that it offered. It was a tremendous amount of work but we were all a great time and pulled off a wonderful large shower for our dear friend Missie.

Graphic design for Invitations and Well Wishes Cards: Invites by Christy / Photography: Pennies Photography / Birdseed Onesie Party Favors: Rustic Hutch / Florist: Lee Forrest Design


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Announce It! said...

I love the yellow and gray combination for a baby shower. So cute with the little marshmallow peeps on the candy table!