Oh my goodness, our family is growing once again and we welcome the cutest little rosy cheeked baby, Skylar Rose. That sweet little face must have know her middle name was Rose. Such a little darling. We welcomed Skylar this week, but we helped mom (my niece), a few weeks ago, get prepared for her arrival using an owl and bird theme for her baby shower . I thought you might enjoy seeing this cute little theme. These baby owls are perched on a decorative metal nest inspired basket, showcasing aqua napkins with a navy hand stamped message “tiny little thing…great big blessing”.
We knew a baby girl was on the way, but instead of pink I chose a predominately aqua color palette and incorporated navy and greens. My ADD never allows me to navigate towards the normal or do anything the same twice. It’s sort of a curse but one I share with many creatives. This delicate ruffled edge antique vase in aqua provided a stunning backdrop for these beautiful cream roses and green floral accents..
We felt like the addition of some neutral tones and rustic elements would be in keeping with our owl and bird theme and give some balance to our sweet colors. This was easily achieved with the salvaged barn wood bird house and painted bird houses, the crystal studded burlap trim strung down the middle of the table, and the birds attached to the metal nest intertwined with ribbon.
Of course flowers always make the day. Thanks goes out to my dear husband, the gardener and green thumb, for creating the beautiful arrangements. White roses were purchased and the rest came out of the yard.
Once I decide on a theme and a color for an event, I go around and round up anything that I already own that might complement it. Everything usually ends up in a pile on my dining room table. If it might work I put it in the pile. This process of gathering up and editing later usually yields a more creative result for me. Give it a try and let me know how it work for you. At first thought I considered that the aqua bird soup mugs might look out of place, but in the end I love them as serving dishes.
Cup cakes in aqua and soft green dotted a rustic aqua tray. Aqua homemade mints and chocolate almond bark rounded out the sweet offerings. Thanks again to my friend Jan for making the beautiful and super delicious cupcakes.
As an alternative to cake stands I used a large tray for the cupcakes and dotted it using alternating colors. A soft ruffled fabric in coordinating colors was used on the buffet and spoke to all the ruffles to come for a sweet baby girl.
My sister and I had so much fun working on the shower, you do something for someone else and you will always receive the blessing, i guarantee it. We were pleased as pie with or pretty little cucumber bites. Don’t they look all professional. They are decorated with herbs from my sisters garden. The addition of country ham biscuits and quiche pleased any hungry appetites.
I do not even think the pictures show you how pretty the occasion was. I always get a little nervous about how any design will be received, but everything was just beautiful and the day went perfect. We entertained in a beautiful home, with a delightful crowd of guest, bearing precious gifts.
The theme all began with a question for the new mom to gage her interest. An owl theme was then chosen and a hunt for an invitation began. After finding the invitation at Tiny Prints, I made a few custom tent cards with scrapbook paper and stickers to mark various things at the shower. I think a few hand made details make an occasion extra special and deliver a lot of love. To see some fun extra behind the scenes pictures go to Living With Color Designs Facebook page and like us while you are there. You might want to check out this book themed baby shower and this pink and grey baby shower also.
Welcome to our family baby Skylar. We enjoyed celebrating your anticipated arrival and you can count on us to love, cherish, and spoil you from this day forward. – Marianne