i wanted to plan a baby shower that incorporated our little guy's nursery colors, gray and green. i'll also be using chevron stripe and a few modern elephant images in his room that we used throughout the shower. i couldn't resist the cuteness of using mustaches and bow ties as a final touch!
a pre-cursor to his nursery! i did not want the typical blue color and bottle/rattle design you see at most boy showers.
clean lines, modern, i also looooove gray so usually a muted gray with a bright color is my style.
candle favors: bath and body works mini candles, DIY bow tie made from cardstock at michael's
mustache and tie images: kelly medina studios on etsy (http://www.etsy.com/listing/71435610/ties-mustaches-clip-art-set-digital)
it's a boy sign: DIY, made from cardstock at michael's craft store
chevron table runner: fourbugsinarug (http://www.etsy.com/shop/fourbugsinarug?ref=seller_info)
gray chevron elephant print: zeppi prints on etsy
invitation: katiedidesigns on etsy (http://www.etsy.com/listing/92702444/baby-boy-shower-invitation-with-bow-tie)
guest book: (not pictured) http://www.guestbookstore.com/baby_shower.html
the invitation! it really went with the decor of the nursery and set the theme for the whole shower.
my favorite thing about the shower was that i kept my guests busy crafting an ABC book, decorating onesies, writing silly messages on diapers, and filling out a predictions guest book all while i opened up presents.
my mom and sisters sensed that i had a real vision for my shower so they let me take it over as far as decor and crafts. if you have a strong opinion about the way you want your shower to look, ask your host if you can take over a few personalized projects, i'm sure they'll be happy you've lightened the load. in the end, you'll be a happy mama knowing everything was the way you envisioned it to be.