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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Celebrating with Jenny: Owl Themed Baby Shower

What a blessing friends are!  One of our favorite couples is having their first baby, so two of my friends and I threw her an owl themed baby shower.  Most of these beautiful decorations were done by my two talented friends--AMAZING!  She isn't finding out if the baby is a boy or girl, so we used a lot of natural colors, which worked perfectly with a nesting/owl theme.  As with Carter's Carnival Party and Easter, we had a short, sudden burst of rain that made prepping for an outside party (Plan A) impossible, so we moved everything inside (Plan B).  It worked out completely fine, and I think that everyone, especially the mom of honor, had a beautiful day!


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We used owls, eggs and nests throughout, and we collected children's books for her new blessing!

Placecards showed each guest where to sit . . .



Table centerpieces were decorated with fresh hydrangea blooms.

Owl stir sticks . . .


Decorative owls in a "cage" stood over the gift table.


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These are the white chocolate dipped pretzel favors.  Each one had a green or yellow flower pin attached to the goodie bag.




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We all took turns holding one of our other friend, Allison's, newest family member.  Newborns are so amazing!

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Every guest brought some appetizers or dessert to share.  Jenny, the guest of honor, and her awesome hubby, Matt.


Alice was one of the co-hosts with me--she is also an amazing photographer!


Morgan was one of the co-hosts with me.   She was so creative with the decor!

Matching/Memory Game.  I'll soon give a tutorial on this FUN shower game I got from my friend Jen.  I'm the blurry one--not my finest hair or makeup day (always seems to be the case when hosting), so I'm not posting many pics of myself.
Some of the yummy treats . . .


As people brought desserts, we put them on the "dessert tree".  It was gorgeous!


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We had so much fun playing with the owl theme.  Here are just SOME of the treats.  Julie brought owl cupcakes, Morgan made dessert nests, I cooked up some owl cake pops and we had a chocolate fountain--DELICIOUS!


We had three round tables in the house.  They fit wonderfully with just a little rearranging of some furniture.
This is the view from the dining room.

The living room . . .









The family room . . .


We love you, Matt and Jenny!  We can't wait to meet this blessed baby!

James 1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

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The Trendy Treehouse






HookingupwithHoH
Somewhat Simple

Transformation Thursday
Tidy Mom

504 Main
The Shabby Nest

23 comments:

  1. WOW! What a gorgeous shower. You are so crafty Chiara, and what a beautiful home you have. Can you come decorate my home?

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  2. Beautiful! I absolutely love that dessert tree! You throw some great shindigs girl!

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  3. Cutest baby shower EVER!!! I love the owls and pom poms! :)

    NatSprat.blogspot.com

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  4. This is a masterpiece! I love everything you did and it turned out beautiful!

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  5. Seriously, like THE fanciest baby shower I have ever seen. WOW…she was a blessed new mommy to be loved on by such crafty friends!

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  6. Wow what an incredible party! You really went "owl" out and did a great job!

    Emily
    Deviantly Domesticated Team
    http://stephaniehillberry.com

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  7. Food items for the baby shower are one of the most important features of the baby shower. When guests arrive at a baby shower they are expecting food that includes desserts, appetizers and finger food for baby shower.

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  8. Wow! You went all out with this! Everything looks just gorgeous! What a lucky mom!

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  9. This turned out gorgeous! I featured it on my blog today some come on by and check it out!

    http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/05/five-fabulous-finds-10.html

    Kelly

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  10. So cute! I go crazy for anything owl.

    p.s. Found you on Shabby Nest!

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  11. What a fantastic baby shower! I love all of the decorations, and that dessert tree is so neat! Matt and Jenny are very lucky to have such wonderful friends!

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  12. Wow! What a gorgeous, thoughtful, and creative shower, Every detail is splendid! So wonderful that you had such a talented "dream team" of co-hostesses! I especially love that "dessert tree". Did you make it? If so, I'm dying for the tutorial!

    So, so glad I saw your link-up on Tickled Pink at 504 Main!

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  13. I absolutely loved this baby shower theme. How creative of you guys to come up with this. I wanted to know if you can tell me more about the matching memory game. I'm hosting a baby shower and would love some ideas for fun games.

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  14. WOW- that is one impressive baby shower! all the thought and detail (i'm sure the honored guests just loved it)!! I especially like the trees, and the fun owl desserts!!!
    Jamie @ Life as a Pepin

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  15. Jenn @ Party w/Friends by JennMay 23, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Amazing party. Love it. I would like to here more about the memory game. I am throwing a party for a mom who wants to have games but not the dorky baby shower ones... it sounds like this might be something we could do.

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  16. Food items for the baby shower are one of the most important features of the baby shower. When guests arrive at a baby shower they are expecting food that includes desserts, appetizers and finger food for baby shower.

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  17. Thank you for the great ideas, I will use many for my daughter and son in law's baby shower. We have rented an old farm house for the shower and this will work so well!

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  18. where did you get the tree for the centerpieces?

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    1. Hi, Jenness! I didn't purchase those trees, but the mom of one of my cohosts owned them. I believe she belongs to a lot of wholesale warehouses in southern California for party supply and home decor, so I am guessing she bought them there awhile ago. . .

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  20. Hi Chiara,
    Where did you find or how did you make the dessert tree? I love it! I'm having an owl themed baby shower in June and I am so grateful to have found this blog! Please let me know! Thank you!

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    1. Hi, Amy! The dessert tree wasn't mine, unfortunately. They made the tree. I have had MANY people ask about it, but I would say it looks A LOT like a parrot perch. I would investigate a large bird perch "tree" at a pet store and then add on circular wood pieces from a craft store on which to set the dishes. They did say it wasn't super cheap to make. I hope you find an easy way to make it. Have a wonderful shower in June. The owl theme was absolutely precious for a baby shower!

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