A few weeks ago I hosted a bird-themed baby shower. I came across so many great ideas, pictures, and printables that I decided to link-up some of the best resources I found along with my photos.
Hot Cocoa and Coffee Bar
In order to label the hot chocolate topping choices, I used chalkboard spray paint I found at Wal-Mart to paint the tops of mason jars. For the writing, I used Chalk Ink 6mm Commercial Wet Wipe Markers, 4-Pack I bought on Amazon.
How lucky am I that my mother has such a gorgeous punch bowl that she allowed me to borrow? She also owns those adorable glass plates and punch cup sets.
I thought it was a nice touch to have water available. I know, as a mom-to-be and as a new mom I was always incredibly thirsty. Just a few slices of lemon turns a pitcher of water into something a little more special.
In place of flowers, I scattered a few small vases filled with sprigs of baby’s breath on the tables.
I loved the way the cake pops looked displayed on the Wilton 4-Tier Stacked Cupcake and Dessert Tower. The tulle around the bottom is simply one of my daughter’s dress-up tutus!
As you can see, I scattered a few small snowflake ornaments and decorative plastic eggs from Hobby Lobby on the table.
I shaped a small amount of spanish moss into a nest and place a few plastic decorative eggs inside of a glass dish. This is such a cheap and simple decoration to include. I loved the bit of whimsy it added.
The picture below is of our favor basket. The sign reads, “Thanks for coming, please take a tweet!” The favors are simply plastic eggs filled with peanut M&Ms. Since our shower was held around Valentine’s day I was able to buy pink, red, and white M&Ms to fill the eggs. The inspiration for these favors is from an Etsy shop, Brown Bag Bath Bars. They sell adorable egg-shaped soap favors packaged similarly. Our favors were three plastic eggs, one for each child the mother has, in a nest of spanish moss. I tied the bags with jute string.
I also ordered personalized M&Ms on the M&M site. I happened to have a Groupon code for a discount, otherwise, they are fairly pricey.
I missed taking pictures of some of the other decorations/activities we had. One of them was a Wishing Tree. I used the Ballard Knock-Off Centerpiece that I made using sticks from our yard. I took out the Christmas bulbs and replaced them with plastic Easter eggs. We then cut out small flower shapes and each guest wrote a wish or advice to mom or baby and hung it on the tree. The wishing tree served in place of a guest book.
Veggie Pizza (I am unable to use Ranch dressing mix so I used Italian dressing mix instead. It was delicious.)
Cake Pops (I was able to make these a week ahead of time and freeze them, they were still delicious)
Pink Punch (Ginger-Ale and raspberry sherbet)
and Cream Cheese Mints (I used almond flavoring in one color and mint in another)
For extra inspiration:
Paper Girl posted an adorable bird-themed diaper cake.
Beauty and Bedlam has a tutorial for homemade pom-pom decorations like the ones I used.
UqFashion on Etsy sells adorable bird’s nest sterling silver necklaces with pearl eggs and personalized initial leaves. They are perfect as a gift for the mommy. There are many to choose from for mommies with any number of babies.
One Charming Party has a free “Gifts for Baby Chick” printable that I used for our shower. There are lots of other great ideas on this site as well and more free printables.
Oh It’s Perfect featured a beautiful Vintage Bird Theme Baby Shower. There are many pictures to get your ideas flowing.
Hostess with the Mostess featured free printables from Allison Sweeney’s Momma Bird Baby Shower.
As a favor or a prize, Amazon sells these adorable About to Hatch Kitchen Egg Timer in Showcase Gift Box for your guests.
These Nutter Butter Chicks would be adorable snacks or favors.
Finally, an image search of “bird theme baby shower” gives an almost endless amount of great ideas in photos.
I hope your shower is a success! Enjoy!
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