Party Planning & Baby Showers

At the beginning of the year I received some exciting news that my big sister was expecting her first baby! Once the shock wore off the excitement starting flooding in! Planning parties is something I love to do, so my next thought was “When can we start planning a shower??”

Soon enough, my party planning wheels started turning, and after I started there was no stopping me. A few months later after talking with my sister about the theme of the baby’s room (she decided on Winnie the Pooh) I settled on a Hundred Acre Wood as the inspiration for the party. I wanted something woodsy and vintage (a less cartoon version of Winnie) that could work for either a boy or girl, because at that point we didn’t know what she would be having. What came out of all this inspiration and excitement was a really sweet shower with lots of detail and personal aspects. The food was themed, the colours worked great, and most of the decorations doubled as take home decor for the nursery.

From Left to Right: Owl’s Library which was a place for guests to sign a WTP chapter book for baby, The Love is Sweet candy bar, Favors were chocolate covered pretzels or Tigger tails, Gifts were displayed in the bassinet that was designed & sewn by our mom.

As the shower approached quickly, we started handing out jobs to different family members and friends and off we went! As I wanted to be budget conscious we included A LOT of DIY projects and we weren’t afraid to find good deals on decorations and special items for the shower. I knew I really wanted to include some framed posters that would double as decorations for the party and new baby’s nursery! My wonderfully talented boyfriend whipped these up for the shower and I must say they turned out ADORABLE!

We had 5 framed posters that went home with mama at the end of the day. These are just a few that he created.
 I also had him make us cupcake toppers, an cute form that guests wrote down there wishes for baby, and of course signage for our candy bar! They all fit PERFECT within the theme we were going for. We now sell these posters in our newly opened Etsy shop! As well as the graphic designs we added touches of the outdoors to complete the woodsy look. Twigs, pine cones, mini trees and rocks really brought the outdoors in and created some great decorations (Most came right from our backyard, which was a big money saver.) All in all it was a great success and my sister and her fiance went home very happy.

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