Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Woodland Themed Baby Boy Shower

It’s been a long time since I got to host a Baby Shower.  All of my friends are mostly done having babies.  I really can’t believe I am out of the baby stage.  When you are in the trenches of it, you think it will never end.  Since we moved to Utah, I have adored getting to know the sweetest girl at church.  She is one of the kindest, most amazing women I have ever met.  She has a way with children.  She is an elementary teacher, and made the most wonderful nursery leader for our church. 

When she became pregnant, we as a church were so excited to think about having a little baby around.  Then during her pregnancy she had some complications that made it hard for her, and was very scary for a time.  She spent a good chunk of time on bed rest. 

Then they bought a new house right before the baby was due.  This meant they would be leaving our church boundaries, and now be going to church in a new building, at a new time.  So…. We decided to have a baby shower when the baby was born.  That way she would be off bed rest, and our church could meet adorable baby Beckett. 

Can I just tell you that I had so much fun planning this?

Well I did.  Here is a picture story, so you can see all the fun little details:

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This is the invite I  created.  When I added the fox, I knew I had to do a woodland themed shower.

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On a little trip to Hobby Lobby, I stumbled upon these awesome woodland pom-pom creatures.

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I have been dying to add feathers dipped in gold to some sort of festivity.  I knew this was the perfect one.

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I bought a package of white feathers.  I laid them out on some cardboard, brushed the top half with watered-down glue, and sprinkled with glitter.  I used fishing line to hang them from the ceiling.

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My favorite part of the whole baby shower was making this woodland themed onesie banner.

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I designed the t-shirt design in Photoshop. Then I used some transfer printer paper.  I made sure to reverse print them so they would transfer the right way, making sure the words wouldn’t be backwards.(believe me when I say I have made this mistake)

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Then a little ironing on to the shirts and wa-la; you have a banner and a gift for the mom to take home.

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Tip: You can buy the transfer paper at Walmart(make sure to buy the one for stretchy fabric.)  I buy the onesies at Hobby Lobby. 

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I hung these up on a banner I already had on my mantle.  I just added the shirts with clothes pins.  When my friend was ready to leave, we took the onesies down, and she took them home for baby Beckett.

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I used my island for all the goodies that we served. 

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I really wanted to have a fun statement piece above the island.  I pulled out my trusty scrabble banner.  I love this thing because the letter stickers are removable and reusable.  It was so fun to see cute baby Beckett’s name in lights.

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I had some fun making the utensils and napkins into a fun bow tie.

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They were used to eat all the delicious food.

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I am so lucky because I have so many great friends from church who offered to pitch in and help with the food.

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I have to say that we had a pretty amazing spread.

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I had fun experimenting and making up a deliciously yummy peach drink.

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…and to take home, a delicious chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting.

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Stella helped me add the little Thank you note to each cupcake, and we made sure that everyone knew they were to take home.

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I used chalkboards all over to give details about the food and the cupcakes.

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All in all… it was a great night.  It was so fun to see all the support and love for my sweet friend Brittany and her new baby.

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…and I?  I was in heaven, planning a party again.  I do love a good party.

3 comments:

Carrie Budzinski said...
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Carrie said...

This is SO cute and creative! Great job!

katie@tulsadetails said...

Perfect timing! This is so cute! I'm planning a woodland "one"derland party for my soon to be one year old! Love these ideas! I'd already bought those cute woodland poms at HL, too!!

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