Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Family Baby Shower

This week was my nephews 1st birthday and it was such a joy to be able to celebrate him.  My brother and his wife threw a wonderful party. It was animal themed and they made an unbelievable cake from scratch, complete with fondant painted animals from Eric Carle books.  Now that is impressive!!!

So this week I wanted to give a flash back to my beautiful, wonderful and kind sister-in-law's baby shower from a little over a year ago.

 My two beautiful sisters!!

They didn't find out the sex so I went with a very gender neutral gray and yellow nesting theme. Bird cages, ceramic birds, love birds, painted birds, you name it I think we had it :)


A few of the added touches for this shower included pictures of the father and mother placed around the house.

An advice and well wishes station where guests were able to share their best, most important and often times entertaining parenting advice.

 This is such an easy thing to incorporate for any shower, baby or bridal.   All you need is a vase, branches and some form of notecard that you hole punch and tie a ribbon through. Easy right? I also created a number of easy buntings, banners, and poms to use as decoration.

The shower was at 11:00 so we did a brunch.  I love a great brunch for a shower! I feel like it is one of the easiest meals to prep ahead of time and with the help of my wonderful sister I barely had to lift a finger :) She and her daughter Hailey also made these beautiful nest treats which were a huge hit.

We had a wonderful cake and cupcakes for dessert and thank you cookies with a piped bird for guests as they departed.

My sister-in-law Kara was absolutely glowing the whole time and she was blessed with so many beautiful gifts!

 Coming from all of this celebration was the arrival of my beautiful nephew Porter a few weeks later!!  Here he is on the first day I met him and again last weekend at his birthday :)

Such a cutie :)


  1. What a great baby shower, I love the yellow! I just found out that my best friend is pregnant so I have been looking up ideas for a theme, baby shower invitations and what kind of games to play and food to serve. I have never done this before so I am a little lost. I really like the advice and well wishes station, I have never seen anything like that before. Thanks so much for the great ideas Heather! Congrats on becoming an aunt.

  2. Thanks Lauren! Good luck with your shower. I hope it is a success!!