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“Let’s Feather Their Nest” Baby Shower

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Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Do you believe in love at first sight? Because it sure feels like that’s what occurred when I first laid eyes on this vibrant & contemporary “Let’s Feather Their Nest” baby shower from Amber Karson Events!

Turquoise chiavari chairs adorned with feathers & ribbon, gorgeous flower arrangements peeking out from chic, modern birdcages, brunch napkins fashioned from Michael Miller’s “Tweet Tweet” fabric, signature drinks station complete with a rainbow-like buffet of mixers & garnishes… what’s not to love?! And to play on the artistic vibe of the party’s mixed-use gallery location, old childhood pictures of the parents-to-be were framed and hung on the walls, while some of their favorite childhood momentos were put on display as “special exhibits”. Sweet + clever!

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Read on for lots more beautiful, inspiring pics + all the creative party details… (P.S. I’m also filing this one under Bridal Showers… because don’t you think this styling could inspire a seriously fabulous “Love Birds” theme too?!)

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

Modern Nesting Baby Shower Theme

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Amber….

“Our first task was finding a great venue to facilitate a co-ed brunch cocktail party and Fathom Gallery – a former-auto-garage-turned-mixed-use gallery space – worked out perfectly!  Guests arrived at the gallery and were escorted upstairs to the open loft space.  We hung old childhood pictures of the parents-to-be in frames displayed throughout the gallery, which was a great way to personalize the space.  We also created a “special exhibit” using their childhood mementos — old baby blankets, favorite toys, a Boy Scout pine-wood derby boxwood car, etc.!  The guests of honor loved seeing these “art pieces” that have been in the attics of their parents house for years and the grandparents-to-be loved working with us on these projects!

We worked with Windows Catering on a fun brunch inspired hors d’oeuvres menu — tray passed french toast sticks, pancake wrapped sausage (a brunch version of pigs-in-a-blanket) and mini quiche to name a few — along with a custom bloody mary & bellini station.  Guests loved creating their own cocktails & mocktails using all the fun garnishes on display!

Another fun feature was the “guest book wall” — guests left the parents-to-be special messages using a dry-erase pen on the gallery’s super cool cabinetry.  It was a hit during cocktails!

After an hour of co-ed cocktailing, the boys left the gallery and headed next door to Churchkey for a private beer tasting (they have over 500 beers on tap) and a lunch we arranged for them, while the girls stayed at the gallery to open gifts and enjoy a seated brunch. The guys especially loved the format of the event — they felt included without having anything too girly to sit through!

In terms of our design vision, we took the “Let’s Feather Their Nest” theme found on the invitation and ran with it. We really loved the clean look of the gallery, so we kept our color palette primarily white with pops of color (like the turquoise chiavaris which we tied a white feather to with pink bows). The Enchanted Florist built amazing floral arrangements in a collection of bird cages. Custom napkins made from Michael Miller’s “Tweet Tweet” fabric added another nice pop of color, and the twig flatware was a hit and really completed our place settings!

The white chocolate bird’s nest cake topper was as gorgeous as the cake was delicious.

We found little bird cocktail tables that we spray painted chrome (as a nod to the space’s former life — an auto garage– which still has the original garage doors hanging!). Flanked with two ghost chairs, they made the perfect little seating areas!

My twin sister Emily (also with Amber Karson Events) makes these little sock carton baby gifts. They are adorable and matched the theme perfectly – so of course we had to include!

Emily and I always try to infuse our client’s personality into the events we design, so it was especially rewarding to plan for my own family.  We were able to create a highly personalized, unique event keeping all our guests (gals AND guys) in mind!”

Vendor Credit
By |2018-10-01T04:57:16+00:00March 28th, 2011|Baby Girl, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Gender Neutral|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.

34 Comments

  1. Monica March 28, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Love the picture looking straight down the table. Those chairs just Pop!! So pretty!

    • Kristina March 28, 2011 at 11:54 pm

      I LOVE the chairs too! So eye catching!

  2. Kristina March 28, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    OMG! Beautiful!!!

  3. Paige (Paiges of Style) March 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Love the bursts of color! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen turquoise chiavari chairs. And so brilliant to let the guys go next door for a beer tasting, might have to steal that idea!!!

  4. Viktoria-Pinkpastry March 29, 2011 at 12:11 am

    So cute, i love the cake!

  5. Rowaida Flayhan March 29, 2011 at 12:21 am

    So Beautiful

  6. Monique @ Enchanted Expectations March 29, 2011 at 3:55 am

    I looooove this color combo. The same that I’m doing for my birthday this year! This is really true inspiration. Thanks for sharing

  7. HiLLjO March 29, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Wow! I LOVE the napkins! That killed me! The turquoise chiavari chairs are REALLY something else!

  8. Lisa Marie of Sweet Tea Photography March 29, 2011 at 6:01 am

    I’ve never seen such a well done baby shower! Excellent job ladies! I must have the bird cage print on the napkins!

  9. RLV March 29, 2011 at 6:12 am

    How adorable! I especially love the nest atop the cake and the sock egg carton. Genius!

    RLV @ { bittensweetblog.com

  10. Amanda N March 29, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Swoon! What a clever way to host a co-ed shower. Genius!

  11. www.monogrammedeverything.com March 29, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Oh my, so cute!! Love the bright, vibrant colors! So unique :)

  12. Cecilia March 29, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Everything is gorgeous!
    What font did you use for “Feather” and “Egg Carton”?

  13. Jenn from Much to My Delight March 29, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I love baby showers that aren’t too cutesy-pootsy. This is chic and fun and whimsical. I especially love the baby socks in the egg carton–so creative. And those turquoise chairs? I’d kill for those.

  14. Mindy March 29, 2011 at 9:03 am

    love the separate male female activities!

  15. Sukhi March 29, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I have no words except BEAUTIFUL! Love every single little adorable thing about this! Perfection!!! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Sarah {A Paper Proposal} March 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Love all of the bright colors! Those teal Chiavari chairs really pop!

  17. Patricia Yingling March 29, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    So pretty! We are expecting our first grandchild in August, would love to borrow a few of your ideas. We were trying to figure out how to do a couples shower and still make it soft and cute. I love the way that you used the feathers and little birdcages, great job:)

  18. Patricia Yingling March 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    So pretty! We are expecting our first grandchild in August, would love to borrow a few of your ideas. We were trying to figure out how to do a couples shower and still make it soft and cute. I love the way that you used the feathers and little birdcages, great job:) I also loved the yellow and gray bird themed shower, my other daughter is getting married next april, and those are her colors. Wasn’t sure about the palette until I saw how pretty they look together. Will keep checking back, really creative and unique ideas. Thanks!

  19. Amber Karson Events March 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you for all your wonderful comments! We are thrilled to be featured here on Hostess With The Mostess!

  20. Jamie March 29, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I love the baby sock egg carton gift and the “Before they left the nest” idea. What a beautiful baby shower!

  21. Liz Stanley March 29, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    This is gorgeous! Love the theme

  22. Marisol March 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Great colors..everything was displayed and presented so nicely! =)

  23. Teresa Ascolesi March 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Great colors and textures! I love how Amber Karson Events is able to take a design vision and personalize every aspect to the client. Such creativity!

  24. Amelia Johnson March 29, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Beautiful colors and design. Elegant!

  25. Veronica March 30, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    What a cute theme! The flowers in the bird cages are such a creative way to display the beautiful flowers. I love, love the contrast of the fun vibrant colors.

  26. Sandra April 1, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Such an elegant and beautiful theme!

  27. Mandy April 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    This is absolutely adorable! I love the silverware on the table and the cake topper…just precious!

  28. Krista Rohl April 4, 2011 at 8:46 am

    This is beyond amazing! The colors, feathers, sock egg carton, wow!

  29. Lapel pins April 4, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    This is just darling! I love the idea of a “love birds” engagement party (or even wedding reception!). Thanks for sharing. :-)

  30. www.monogrammedeverything.com April 19, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Absolutely Love….Everything!

  31. Patricia May 24, 2011 at 4:20 am

    My son and his girlfriend are having their first baby. They said they were going to have all their friends guys and gals. First time I ever heard of it. I think it’s a great idea. I beleive the men always feel left out. We need the guys to be a part of everything. I loved youfr theme. If you have any other ideas would appreciate. Patricia

  32. Amy Dawn Kirchhoff August 10, 2012 at 4:03 am

    I've been eyeballing this theme for awhile now. Can't wait to use it some day. Just adorable! Made my "Peek at My Pinterest" post: .

  33. Amy Dawn Kirchhoff August 10, 2012 at 4:03 am

    I've been eyeballing this theme for awhile now. Can't wait to use it some day. Just adorable! Made my "Peek at My Pinterest" post: .

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