Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Oh Baby!

Last month, we took off our wedding planning caps and put on our baby shower caps, and boy was it fun! (or maybe we should say girl since that is what she is having!)

We planned and designed a very natural look for this shower, to really play on the mom-to-be's personality. We had burlap table runners over ivory cloths and pink napkins. Each place setting was adorned with these adorable owl cookies, custom created by Rebecca of Crumbs, Cookies, and Cakes. Aren't they a hoot?

We used clustered groups of herbs for table centerpieces, mint, lavender and sage. We painted the pots blush pink and tied gingham ribbon around each one. They were a big hit and guests were excited to take them home at the end of the afternoon. We also designed luncheon menus, invitations, and thank you cards, all using the owl theme.

We set up a beverage station, complete with pink and green paper straws, pink lemonade, and sassy water. It is a refreshing and delicious drink, not to mention pretty, and it is very easy to make.


   • 2 lemons, sliced
   • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
   • 10 to 12 mint leaves
   • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (optional)
   • 3 quarts water

   1. Slice cucumber and lemons. Place the sliced
       fruit in the bottom of the pitcher. Toss in mint
       leaves, ginger (optional), then add water.

   2. Chill overnight or for at least 8 hours.

   3. Enjoy!

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The guestbook was a thumb print tree with an owl on the branch. We found it on Etsy, which is a great place to find handmade items. They worked with us to customize the perfect design to match the theme of the shower. Everyone had fun stamping their fingers and adding their names in order to bring the tree to life.

Guests had a great time at the shower, and we were so glad to be a part of it. We wish Colleen and her husband a happy and easy labor, and we can't wait to hear of the birth of their daughter!