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About to Hatch Baby Shower (26 photos)
I helped throw a dear friend a country bird-themed baby shower to help feather her nest in anticipation of her little chick that’s about to hatch, along with friends, Jessica, Lindsy, Emily and Alison. We all collaborated to put the shindig together.
Melissa’s mother, Maxine, was so kind to have offered her beautiful home to have the shower and their décor just fit our theme perfectly! Maxine and her husband, Bob, recently remodeled their house and throughout the pictures, you will see what a fabulous job they did!
Jessica found some adorable bird and nest invitations on TinyPrints. Melissa and her husband decided to wait until their little chick hatches to find out the gender, so we decided that the pink and green color scheme wasn’t too gender specific and set the mood for the rest of the party.
The shower guests were greeted at the door by a wreath adorned with a nest and little buntings reading “about to hatch”. Gerbera daisies in pink, orange and yellow hues were placed in polka dot watering cans with birdhouses and glass vases and placed throughout the house to add some fresh and vibrant colors. Lindsy and Emily made an adorable and creative diaper cake with coordinating decorations, such as a bird house, egg wreath!
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Upon the guests’ arrival, they were welcome to snack on a delicious hors d’ouevres sampling that the ladies prepared, including chick and egg-shaped sandwiches and deviled eggs to name a few. Per the mom-to-be’s request, the beverages served were chocolate milk and Shirley temples! Both were offered in little mason jars: Shirley temples with green straws and chocolate milk with Oreo cookie straws! Such a cute touch!
The dessert table continued the country bird theme with its décor and offerings. I made milk chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting and topped with fondant decorations matching back to the invitation and themes, from the birds to chicks to a birdhouse and worms! I decorated green and pink bird sugar cookies displayed in a wire basket with moss and also had some green and pink Peeps in smaller baskets. Mason jars in various sizes held different candy eggs, from jelly beans to malted eggs to chocolate eggs. I also made nests with crispy chow mein noodles and melted butterscotch, which held pastel-colored chocolate eggs. Lastly, we placed crushed Oreo cookies in cream-colored pots, along with gummy worms to top ice cream in small flower-etched glass tea light holders. Since the table had a beautiful wood and had a rustic feel, we decided to forego a tablecloth and simply add the décor and desserts to it One of the bird cages re-created the invitation with wooden birds and a nest with an orange egg and small buntings like the wreath , also reading “about to hatch”. The other birdcage displayed baby photos of both Melissa and her husband, held by wooden clothespins.
As favors, guests took home little baskets filled with glass tea light holders with jelly bean eggs and Peeps chapstick! Jessica did a cute job displaying them on a beautiful mirrored-hutch by the door and decorated the candelabra with additional nests and a sign reading “So Tweet of You to Come!”