A yellow and pink, girly baby shower with a few owl accents.
My baby girl-to-be's nursery is pink and yellow with some owl accents, so my mom and friend, Mareena, who threw my shower, used the nursery decor as their inspiration.
Invitations: The hostesses set the tone for my yellow and pink, owl themed baby shower with Tiny Prints Little Hooters invitations.
Decorations: My mom made the beautiful diaper cake. She rolled each diaper individually and secured with a rubber band. She then secured each tier's set of rolled diapers together with a large rubber band. The tiers were held together with small wood posts going through the center from top to bottom. To decorate the cake, she used double sided tape, so not to ruin the diapers for future use, to add the pink ribbon and then the yellow polka dot ribbon. For additional decorations on the diaper cake, she secured different baby supplies, such as rolled up mittens, pacifiers, rattles, and hats. For the onesie banner, which my mom also made, she found 8 different newborn yellow and pink onesies. She secured them to the yellow string with tiny plastic pink clothes pins. She then used double sided tape to add the letters of my baby's name, Abbie Lin, to each onesie. The hostesses placed different types of fresh cut yellow and pink flowers all around the shower areas. They also sprinkled baby girl confetti throughout.
Food: Since my shower was held at lunchtime, the hostesses had three different finger sandwiches, pimento, cucumber, and chicken salad. These sandwiches were homemade and had pink toothpick onesie toppers inserted into some of them for decoration. They also had a veggie platter, a cheese platter, and a fruit platter, which were all provided by Publix Supermarket. For the guests to enjoy these foods, the hostesses rolled pink and yellow utensils inside alternating pink and yellow napkins and secured with a bow.
Sweets: I absolutely love cupcakes, therefore the hostesses ordered three different flavors of cupcakes, red velvet, cookies n' cream, and vanilla, from the amazing Sugar Lilly Bakery. The wonderful ladies at the bakery decorated them in pink and yellow with baby girl toppers. The hostesses also made homemade chocolate covered strawberries and placed different snack treats around the shower areas, such as pink and yellow rock candy, pink yogurt covered pretzels, and pink and yellow jelly beans.
Favors: As the guests left the baby shower, they each received a mason jar filled with caramel Hershey Kisses. The jar lid was covered in pink fabric, tied with a yellow ribbon, and topped with an owl sticker that said Mel's Baby Shower on it. There were also pink swirl lollipops for the guests and individual tubs of white chocolate popcorn mix. The recipe for this delicious treat was found by the hostesses on the blog Scissors & Spatulas.