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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Birds and Bees Baby Shower (not for me!)

You all know by now that I'm pregnant (or if you didn't, you do now), but you probably didn't know that Chiquitita, my neighbor is too!  In fact, she's due in 3 weeks!  I threw here a baby shower today and it was awesome (if I do say so myself-which I totally do).  Her last name is Byrd (I asked if I could put that online and she said sure), so I decided to go with the theme Birds and Bees.  Get it?  Byrd/Bird?  Yep, I'm clever like that.  These are the invited I made.  I used 2 different scrap book papers, a Martha Stewart 3D bee sticker and a clip art bird (I put a sticky foam under the bird to give it a 3D look too).

This is the food table.  I made tissue paper pom poms (OMG, so easy!  I can't believe I haven't done this before) and cute out some birds from the same scrap book paper I used for the invites.  Oh, BTW, the first tissue paper pom pom I made was a hot mess.  I folded the paper on the long side instead of the short side and it so did not work.  D'oh!
For food we had Bruschetta, pasta salad, fruit skewers, hot spinach artichoke dip, cookies, punch and cake.  The super awesome Hoosier Mom (who will one day update her blog!) made the cake.  There are close ups below.

Tissue paper pom poms (there are a million tutorials online, just put "tissue paper pom poms" in your search box and they'll pop up) and cut out birds.  Since I don't have a Silhouette (sadness), those birds were all cut out by hand.  I printed off a bird from MS Word, traced it onto the scrap book paper and cut them out.  I think the effect is cute.

Cutlery and napkin caddy.  I used some left over tissue paper to make the little flower on top. I also made a corsage for Chiquitita the same way.

Fruit Skewers!  Yummy!

The gift/favor table (before all the gifts arrived).  The favors were personalized candy bars and egg shaped candles.  BTW, James Bond made all the bird's nests for me.  He's my new crafting hero!

Look at this cake!!!  Is it not adorable????  AND it was delicious.  Hoosier Mom rocks!  We took some left over bee stickers and put them on wire to make it look like they were flying around the hive.

Me and Chiquitita.

Since I too am pregnant, I didn't want to do any physical shower games (and I'm not a fan of the games where you have to taste things-especially that dirty diaper/candy bar game), we did a simple game where the names of animals were listed and everyone had to write down what the baby is called.  This is harder than it sounds.  Do you know what a baby platypus is called?  A puggle!  Who knew?  Well, actually I did, but only because it was mentioned once on Phineas and Ferb.  The prize was the two potted plants on the gift table.  Things got really serious when they found out the plants were up for grabs.

We mostly sat around and chatted and ate (way too much).  It was loads of fun.  I hope you enjoyed your peek at the birds and bees baby shower!

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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That cake is amazing!!! What a fun shower theme. I can't believe you hand-cut each of those birds. Lovely!!!

dnicolle said...

What a beautiful shower, your neighbour is very lucky! Love all the little details. Thanks for sharing.
Dannyelle at

Alison @ One Lucky Monkey said...

Adorable theme!

Jennifer said...

This is fantastic! The bee hive is beyond cute! =)

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

Jess said...

Just stinkin adorable. Birds and Bees... LOVE it! :D And that cake! Oh my goodness. Thanks for sharing this super fun day.

smiley_netta said...

I love, love, LOVE that shower theme! TOO CUTE!!!

Laura @ Just For Love said...

Yep, you're totally right, the pom poms are aaall over blogland. We already have some made for my party too, hee hee!

The cake is the cutest little thing I've ever seen, seriously. You did a great job on the party! Thanks so much for sharing.


Mad Housewife said...

Very, very cute shower idea and decorations! I'm a crafter too and will have to try those pom pom's. The cake is awesome!

~The Bargain Babe said...

The party looks great! Your food choices make me want to come and eat with you, and the tissue paper pompoms turned out good. :)

(Visiting from Serenity Now)

Sarah said...

You are so creative! That looks like such a fun shower, and your friend did a great job on the cake!

Christine said...

I love it! Great job, specially love the little birdy cut outs.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I hope I didn't come across as too much of an Ikea addict! But those plates are such a cute colour! Your shower looks fabulous, I adore the invites and the table set up!

AmyLK said...

Oh what a fabulous shower! It looked beautiful!

Elizabeth R said...

I saw you on the linky at Serenity Now and had to check out your blog - I too love high heels! (Who doesn't?) Oh, and great shower; everything was so pretty.

Donna said...

What a fun theme! That cake looks amazing! Love, love, love it! Bet your neighbor really appreciated all of the wonderful details:)

Southern Fried Gal said...

This turned out so cute! I love everything you did.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

WOW!!! What a fantastic baby shower!! LOVED the theme, and the cut outs with the bee hive cake was just so perfect! I WISH I could make a cake like that!! Really sweet of you to do all that! You are super talented.
Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a lot of fun over here!

julie said...

Thanks for visiting my post! Your theme is adorable! And the cake is so cute! I love the bee hive!

Tonya said...

Soo cute! Love the tissue paper pom poms & again the cake is fantastic!! Great job!

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