Monday, March 22, 2010

Adding To Their Nest Baby Shower

I promised more details and photos from the baby shower I hosted this past Saturday for my sweet friends Ashley & Brett Altman. Here they are.

I wanted to incorporate feathers into Ashley & Brett's baby shower decor, especially since the invitations had included feathers. The guest were greeted with a beautiful, white feather wreath. I added a blue, silk bow to the wreath and instantly the tone for the baby shower was set.

Because Ashley and Brett are so close to their family and friends, I knew they would enjoy having each guest write a message to them. These words of encouragement and advice cards added a special touch to the baby shower, and their guest had fun filling them out.



My goal for the baby shower décor was simple elegance with a touch of nature. The decor was made from recycled paper and a few little things I picked up here and there.






My favorite décor at the shower was the centerpiece I created. A tall and beautiful vase held tree branches and bird seed. To dress the centerpiece up, I created two paper birds from recycled paper and hung them from the branches of the centerpiece. Located in the middle of the centerpiece was a nest holding a single blue egg. To add one last touch of elegance I made three flower balls using white daisies and carnations, and I hung these from the other branches. My friend Laurie actually helped make the white carnation flower ball and I think it turned out beautiful.



We enjoyed a buffet style lunch with lots of yummy items for everyone to try. My favorite item was Ashley and Brett’s baby shower cake and cupcakes. These were created by Nadia the lovely owner of YumYumCakeDesigns in Lawrenceville, GA. I simply gave her a drawing of what I wanted the cake to look like and she created it. It truly was beautiful and Ashley and Brett loved it.




Here are the wonderful mommy and daddy to be. I feel blessed to have Ashley and Brett call me their friend and hope they enjoyed their special day as much as I did putting it together.

I would also like to thank all of the wonderful people who helped to make Ashley and Brett's baby shower so special.

3 comments:

lynne1551 said...

Alison,

You did a great job planning and executing the shower. All of the decorations were so cute. I know Ashley and Brett were pleased. I am proud of you.

Mom

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a fabulous shower! It looks like you did a great job! I love all of the little details!

Mrs. Lisa Douglas said...

I found your blog while googling baby shower ideas for my little sister. This blue bird/nest theme is exactly what I had in mind and you pulled it off so well. The cake and cupcakes are wonderful too!