Saturday, March 13, 2010

boy baby shower inspiration

We're planning a baby shower for a soon-to-be mommy, Wendy, and her baby that's due May 30th!
the inspiration for this shower is being drawn from the 
Pottery Barn Kids kiddie quilt she is registered for:

here are the invitations we {my other biz: Joie de Vie Paperie} designed for the event

Since we really dig the contrast of the blue stripes on the kraft paper, I think we might like to contine that look at the baby shower - here are some ideas that we love!

{do something similar with kraft paper letters & more blue tone ribbons and accents}

planning on creating a paper banner, maybe incorporating stripes like the one in the photo above 
and using the shower invite slogan "oh boy"

Also, since the home where the shower is being hosted has a gorgeous pool, 
this could be a cute way to decorate the pool 
{help me out if you know where this photo came from, i forgot to save the link, oops} 

I found these galvanized trays at Target last year for $1 a piece, and I think this would be a great way to help decorate the tables at this shower, especially using hydrangea or carnations like these.

While the photo below isn't in the right color scheme, 
we are planning to have a dessert bar, and finger food station... since the shower will be at 2pm, 
we aren't planning to have a full lunch, just a spread of munchies.

We're planning to have a wide assortment of things for the goodie bar... but these are an absolute must!
{just in one of our blues... and will also read "oh boy"}

However, we haven't decided if these cookies will be part of the dessert bar, or maybe sit at each guests' seat looking like this... hmmm?
If we do place them at each seat, then we will probably package them in a cute way like these cookies!

I can't wait till the shower, to see all these ideas pull together, it's so great seeing a vision come to life!
So, until then, I'll leave you with the inspiration board I put together 
of just some of my favorite ideas for the party!
sources top left to right 
hoola hoops & flowers not sure?, amy atlas treat table, 24 carrots, coffee filter garland not sure?, pinwheel cookies & packaging}


1 comment:

Shayndogg said...

Ethel O's is in the works of getting those gorgeous cookies made!