We opted for more of an anti-baby shower, baby shower - just a fun co-ed party without a whole lot of games (I'm not a fan of the "guess how fat my belly has gotten" game). I loved that my parents made sure that the party was as eco-friendly as possible (potted flowers for centerpieces, reusable trail mix bags for favors, etc). Read more here: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2010/06/woodland-creatures-baby-shower.html
Our nursery has a woodland creature theme to it and that was the inspiration for the baby shower.
The talented Erin of Ink Tree Press designed our adorable invites, registry cards, thank you cards and wish cards. She did such a fabulous job and was such a sweetheart to work with. We had each guest fill out a wish card for our baby boy and I will be putting these in a scrapbook for him.
Paper Circus designed the super cute "It's A Boy" woodland banner and all of the little woodland creatures in the centerpieces and cake. I love that I can slide off the letters/creatures and purchase or make additional letters to reuse this banner for our little guy's 1st birthday. Each guest received a reusable muslin bag filled with trail mix. Each bag was hand stamped with a cute little squirrel stamp from Craft Pudding. Be on the lookout for a DIY tutorial.
I know some of my fashionistas out there might be interested in my shower outfit so this is for you. I wore white linen maternity pants from GAP Maternity, a sleeveless ruffled blue maternity top from A Pea in the Pod, a grey non-maternity cardigan from Anthropologie, and the jewelry (3 strand grey pearl necklace) was designed by yours truly. My goal was to be comfy and cute.
Baby Crafty Nest and I have craved anything and everything citrus since my first trimester so when my mom asked me what kind of cake I wanted for my shower, I practically shouted "PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN" lol! My amazing mom made every single one of these pineapple upside down cakes and they were delish! I loved how she displayed them on these rented multi-level cake stands.
Potted red flowers, placed in blue tins, and decorated with little woodland creatures were placed at every table. The guest with the closest birthday to my due date got to take the flowers home to plant in their garden. Orange potted flowers helped decorate the cake table.
I loved all of the little details!
You can find my DIY Tutorial for eco-friendly party favors here: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2010/06/diy-tutorial-eco-friendly-party-favors.html