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A Handmade Baby Shower

Every first time mom should have at least one baby shower, so I was up to the challenge of hosting one for my sister-in-law two weekends ago. With a little collaboration with an exquisite cake decorator (who also made the lovely diaper cake you see above) and a few ideas from my online art class I'm taking & some respected crafters, I think it was a hit!~
You can't really see the soft trees in the back of the owls, but they are covered in buttons and slouched to the side for a whimsical, funky theme of 'nature land' replete with 5 homemade owls! The honored new mom got to pick one out to keep.

Although this picture doesn't do the cake justice, it was so perfect! I told the baker what our theme was and she went from there, perfectly matched to our colors and theme! A tree branch with leaves was the decoration and the inside was incredible! We'll be using her again in the near future as I plan a bridal shower this month.

Here is an almost complete view of the basement where we held the shower. There were three homemade banners, two that were bunting and one with the new baby's name on it, Ryder. It was a bit challenging making everything from invites to presents in a little under 3 weeks, but I am happy with how it turned out!

Please note: soft tree idea & banner ideas inspired by Rachel Denbow and Amanda Blake Soule
We are moving this week, so there may be a post about our weekend with friends coming up, but the blog will be silent for a week or two until then. You can look forward to 2-3 more movie & 3 book reviews after that! Promise!
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Lori said…
I LOVE IT! Those owls are the cutest thing I've ever seen.
becklaw said…
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shower theme. Owls...check...tree branches...check. Perfection! You are SO brilliant!

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