"Little Birdies" Baby Shower

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I’m excited to finally share the baby shower I designed for the Richmond Dream Baby Shower” contest winner.  This is a locally sponsored contest (with $1500 worth of prizes) that is presented by RichmondMom.com and introduces expecting mothers (nominated by friends & family) to readers, who then vote for a deserving recipient. The winner of the contest is expecting twin boys and chose an invitation from By Invitation Only, with a lovely birds-in-a-tree motif. This turned out to be the inspiration for my design.

We set the scene with 4 different, but coordinating tabletop designs using burlap runners as base for all the tables.  With 2 tables featuring birdcages and rustic accessories, the other 2 featured branches with rustic bird houses. Florals were done in shades of green and white, and small button flowers were attached to the Manzanita branches to add color and detail. The button flowers are very hardy and hold up without being in water, so I cut the heads off the stems, hot glued it to a piece of yarn, and tied it onto the branches. 

Place settings were a combination of white and clear plates with lace and twine embellished canning jars used for drinks. Each guest received a tiny chocolate birds nest favor with Jordan almonds (eggs) inside. To make these I melted dark chocolate and mixed in crushed shredded wheat cereal and crunchy chow mein noodles. I then created a “nest” by filling the bottom of a muffin tin with a bit of the mixture. Place the “eggs” (Jordan almonds) inside the nest while the chocolate is still soft and warm so they will stick to the nest as it hardens, without falling out. Let it set up in the refrigerator.



The dessert table is a lovely focal point with tasty cupcakes from Two Sweet bakery dressed up with toppers from Bird’s Party designs. The backdrop is a painter’s canvas wrapped with fabric from JoAnn’s. I made a “BABY” banner by draping lace across the front and attaching painted wooden letters with a clothes pin covered by ribbon. Bird’s Party also created the “baby shower” sign which instructed the guests to write a few words of wisdom for mom, and place it in the bird cage.
The final element to this party was the delicious menu provided by Green Monkey catering, a company specializing in natural and organic food. Thanks to the vendors and sponsors this turned out to be beautiful event!

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. Oh, how lovely! The vintage look is so nice!

  2. Susan Crabtree says:

    beautiful-you did an amazing job!

  3. Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts says:

    What a lucky contest winner!!!!

  4. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) says:

    Another fabulous job! The rustic nest and birdcage accent pieces, and that sweet blue & green palette are just so charming!

  5. So pretty! What is it with burlap…I've been obsessed lately?! (btw, I love By Invitation Only. We got our wedding invitations there and they were incredibly helpful!)

  6. Gwynn @ Gwynn Wasson Designs says:

    Just gorgeous! I love the colors and all the natural elements!!

  7. From Marriage To Motherhood says:

    SO, SOOO cute!! You did a WONDERFUL job! So many stunning elements!!

  8. Tammy @ Events By Tammy says:

    So creative! I love the centerpieces.

  9. Natasha @ Fête Fanatic says:

    You totally WORKED this shower! LOVE it!! The desert buffet and centerpieces are too cute!!

  10. So Lovely and pretty! Love the theme

  11. This is fantastic! Love the details and color you used.
    Amazing.

  12. Brittany @GreyGreyDesigns says:

    Gorgeous! I love this color scheme!Super fresh and modern!

  13. Christi Bennett @ pisforparty says:

    This party was just gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the unique centerpiece grouping and I also loved the letters hanging off of the lace!

  14. {eclat} event design says:

    OMG!! Those ornaments on the branch are adorable! Any tips on where to get them?
    Fabulous party!
    Laura xoxo

  15. Chris @ Celebrations At Home says:

    Thanks everyone. Your comments mean so much to me!

    eclat – the little cages hanging from the branches was from an after-Christmas sale a few years ago, and this is the first time I've ever used them! LOL

  16. Half Baked says:

    This is so lovely Chris!! I love striped background and bird branches. Great job as always!

  17. Luna and Chloe says:

    OMGoodness Chris this is just DARLING!! I love it all – especially all the birdcages ;-))) Wonderful job!!

    xoxo
    kristi

  18. jackie fo says:

    Gorgeous…I love everything, especially the birdcages and nests…so cute!

  19. La Dinette says:

    I love it!

  20. Petit Artiste, Beatriz Azevedo says:

    Chris, I would like to have had ou to have been in such a baby shower. Congratulations. Beatriz

  21. Lovely shower!
    I like the theme, the colors, everything.
    Great job!

  22. So cute, Chris! Love the treat bags with the bird nests. And the colors – adorable for a baby shower! -Dani

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