One of my good friends, Holly, recently gave birth to a beautiful and perfect little girl named Penelope Jones (Penny for short). Uhm - how adorable is that name?
A few weeks before her labor, two other ladies and I threw Holly and her husband, Ollie (again, cuteness abound with the names) a baby shower. Since they were planning a woodland theme for the nursery, we decided to carry that theme into the shower as well. Here are some of the details that I loved the most.
|This fabric bunting was hung all around and I think it added so much to the space|
|Savory Cheddar Biscotti|
Luckily for us, one of the girls helping us plan the shower makes a living as a set dresser and model maker in stop-motion films. Basically, that means the girl knows how to make stuff, and she seriously rocked it on this one. Having a bunch of highly-trained creative types around is fabulous, let me tell you.
This was not what one would think of as a typical baby shower. It included men and women, there were no cheesy games and no sitting in a circle opening presents. Instead, we just made a TON of yummy food, filled some vintage coolers with beer, soda and wine and spent a lovely afternoon catching up with one another.
|I found these bird nests 75% off at one of my favorite home decor stores, which is usually way out of my budget. They were perfect!|
|I made a few terrariums using some old glass jars I had leftover from my wedding. As for the bits inside, I found the moss at a craft store, the pine cones and rocks from outside my house and then Etsy supplied the rest (little red and white mushrooms, a ceramic deer and fuzzy green rocks.) The large green birds are from save-on-crafts.com (which is an amazing website that I highly recommend).|
|Roasted Chickpeas with Parmesan Cheese|
I think if I am ever involved in planning another shower, I may go this route again as it was much more relaxed and I think everyone had a nice time. Congrats to Holly, Ollie and little Penny - we are so excited for you all!