Thank you all so much for your wonderful ideas for the baby shower. It's done! Everything went wonderfully, we had such a great time, and I couldn't have done it without all of your wonderful suggestions, so thank you!
I don't remember who's ideas I borrowed exactly, it was kind of a whirlwind, but I did decide to go with the "feather her nest" theme!
And the Martha Poms definitely made it to the party. (how have I never tried those before?? So easy!)
And the word garlands! So fun!
I made some "birdie nest" cupcakes (also Martha's idea) to go along with the "feather her nest" theme. They were so delicious, I think I ate 4 of them....
And I was up until 1am last night (er, this morning?) hand-stitching these little favors;
They were little nest inspired flower brooches with "eggs" (pearls) in the center. I didn't get a very good picture of them, but they were pretty!
With note cards made from blue card stock that I had on hand, stamped with little boyish sayings, and tied with brown satin ribbons.
I think presents are a decoration in themselves! I love all that pretty packaging!
One of the things I gave our guest of honor was this little t-shirt that I did a reverse applique of a skateboard (her husband is really into skateboarding!)on.....but I guess I used the wrong picture as a guide, because it kind of looks like a salamander to me. Oh well! It gave me and my husband something to laugh about all day :o)
I also gave her a necklace which I got from a wonderful jewelry designer online, but it will get it's own special post soon.
The greatest part was that I had everything on hand, so the only money I spent on the shower was on the ingredients for the cupcakes! Wonderful!
And now I'm going to take a beautiful, lovely nap.
Thanks again for saving the day with all of your ideas guys! You're the best!!