WHOOOO’S having a baby?
But I will say that Owls are all the rage right now. Have you noticed that? That’s why my friend Whitney and I chose to throw a Rustic Owl themed baby shower for our friend and trendy owl-lovin’ momma-to be, Jessica!
Jessica is not finding out the sex of the baby ( I don’t know how she can even stand not knowing!) so we kept the shower neutral, and a little more rustic than “baby”.
The first impression of any event begins with the invitation. Never forget that! There is no better way to let your guests know how rockin’ your party is going to be than to send them a rockin’ invite. And that is just what we did for this party.
Add gingham lined kraft envelopes and a touch of twine and burlap to make an ordinary invitation something unique.
Purchase your own custom owl invitations in my Etsy shop here!
At any shower or party, I think it’s fun to put the invitation on display. It adds a personal touch. For this shower I simply cut out a carstock “frame” and added green moss from any craft store for a mossy conversational piece on the beverage table.
We added natural elements to stick with the rustic theme. Burlap, wood, moss,and pine-cones to name a few.
Wrap and hot-glue a strip of burlap around a mason jar for an easy beverage display. Champagne cocktails in a mason jar are still classy, right? As long as they are served with striped paper straws – I think so!
Another easy DIY tip for any fall/winter parties; buy a bag of the cinnamon scented pine-cones at your local craft store. I got these at Michaels for $2.00 for about 10 pine-cones. With a piece of paper and a drop of hot glue they double as food labels (or place card holders), and room fresheners.
I can not take credit for any of the wonderful food at the party. That was all Whitney – the master in the kitchen >> check out her delicious food blog here
Sweet & Spicy Nuts
Pear, Goat Cheese & Balsamic Bruschetta (yum!)
Pumpkin Cupcakes with cloud frosting
And can you even believe how adorable these Apple Pie Pops turned out?
To make the base for these pops (which you could do to display cake pops as well) we used a large rectangular foam block (found in the floral department at a craft store) covered in hot glue and moss. Easy, quick and not a lot of ca$h.
One fun thing that our momma-to-be has been docomenting throughout her pregnancy is her beautiful growing baby bump. She takes photos each week next to a chalkboard and writes a small updated entry on the size of the baby, cravings, moods etc. We printed out the cards and hung them up for all the guests to look at!
Can this ‘lil pregnant momma get any cuter?!
What’s a shower without a custom burlap baby banner!
And a tree of well wishes and advise from all the shower guests for Jessica and her sweet baby.
This could be used at any party…wedding reception, birthday, wedding shower…just find some branches outside, put them in a nice jar or vase and send your guest of honor home with well wishes.
Thank you Jessica for allowing us to “shower” you with love and gifts for you and your little one!