Sunshine Safari Baby Shower

by Rebekah Dempsey

Hi everyone! Rebekah here from A Blissful Nest. I wanted to share the incredible experience I had a few weeks ago with Operation Shower. I was so honored to be selected as one of 11 designers to participate in this “Sunshine Safari” shower event in San Diego. I know you have heard Chris speak of it before here so I won’t bore you with the same details, but I didn’t want you to miss out on some behind the scenes pics and all the great tables designed.

{Amy Belle Isle of Operation Shower, Me, and the hooded designer in disguise- Sharon of Cupcakes and Cutlery; photo by Dez & Tom Photography}

{Me setting up my table, Jenn and Amber of Hostess With The Mostess, Michelle of Maddycakes Muse, Nancy of A To Zebra Celebrations}

Monday was a VERY cold and rainy day. But as you can see all us ladies got hard at work. Poor Tori from Thoughtfully Simple’s table was getting beat though. She and Sharon from Cupcakes And Cutlery at one point just decided to call it quits and stop battling the wind and rain sweeping into the tent and onto their tables and packed it up. And finally so did the rest of us.

{Tori of Thoughtfully Simple}

{Sharon of Cupcakes and Cutlery}

Tuesday (the day of the event) proved to be a sunnier day and warmer! We all got there nice and early to reset up our table and put on the finishing touches. I swear I barely had time to finish my table before the moms were showing up! But each of these amazing designers helped each other on their tables to tie up any and all loose ends.

The tables were fabulous to say the least. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

{Table design by Hostess With The Mostess}

{Table design by Cupcakes and Cutlery}

{Table design by Paper and Cake}

{Table design by A Blissful Nest}

{Table design by Your Bash}

{Table by Thoughtfully Simple}

{Table design by TomKat Studio}

{Table design by A To Zebra Celebrations}

{Table design by Maddycakes Muse}
{Table design by Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events}

{Table design by Soiree Showers & Kidz Events}

The sweets table by Marie of Sweets Indeed was UNBELIEVABLE! She truly knocked this out of the park. And that cake! Oh that cake! Hey There, Cupcake! is SUCH a talent. Take a look at her amazing table.

The day ended up being a very emotional day not only for the mommies but for us as well, seeing the joy it all brought to them. Pottery Barn Kids was amazing in their generosity and among many other things ended up giving each mom a brand new crib. Oh you should have seen their faces!

I am so blessed to have had this opportunity and to have meet the people who made this event possible. Thank you to Amy Belle Isle and LeAnn Morrissey for creating an opportunity for us to honor the families who’s husbands, brothers, and sons defend our country.

To read more about Operation Shower or how you can be apart of the next one, please visit

Photography by Nicole Benitez Photography  /  All Graphics & Printables by Paper & Cake

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  1. Ohhh I am so slacking….getting mine up Monday….3 weeks later….sigh… I suck…ha!!

    Thank you everyone!!! It was a blast, but the best part was hanging out with you….good laughs….good memories 🙂


  2. It’s amazing to see how different the styles are all using & inspired by the same set of party printables. There is some serious talent in this tent!!

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