Monday, March 9, 2015

My Best Friends Woodland Themed Baby Shower

One thing ya'all may not know about me is that I love throwing a good party. So when my best friend told me she was pregnant I said CONGRATS, hugged her & cried, then asked if I could host her baby shower. 

Listen, I don't like wasting time. 

We had planned to be pregnant together, but Jon and I jumped the gun a little bit. What can I say, he's just so irresistible. 

When she and her husband visited us in the hospital after we gave birth, I just knew! She had this glow about her...


She didn't confirm the big news until a week or so later when she came by to see us once we got home. It was adorable how she told me. She pulled out a bottle of champagne to celebrate and low and behold, it was alcohol free. I screamed, we hugged, we cried and then I poured a glass of wine instead because alcohol free just wouldn't cut it. She poured herself a glass of "champagne" and we toasted to the beautiful news of another baby joining the world!! My best friends baby. I have goosebumps just thinking about it!! 5 more weeks!!



This was taken right after she shared the BIG news!
She is having a little boy and his nursery is woodland themed. At first I struggled coming up with cute ideas but Pinterest pulled thru for me....as always. 

Well Pinterest and Hobby Lobby. 

The shower was hosted at an adorable local coffee shop. The room was just the right size for an intimate gathering.  We just "dolled" it up a bit.  The main thing we added was a backdrop for photos. Jon used some scrap wood from our garage to build two 8 foot stands with a curtain rod attached to hold the curtains.  
Simple as that & I really think it made the room pop.

So without further adieu, if you're ever in need for some woodland inspiration, look no further, folks. 

I have linked just about everything you see below for your convenience!


                        

(Invites from Graphically Yours Etsy Shop: Click Here)
I just ADORE how the invitations turned out!

(Wishes for Baby Cards from Little Birdie Prints Etsy Shop: Click Here)
(Little Birdie Prints Etsy Shop: Click Here)
Hali is a SUPER creative teacher & made all the beautiful banners for the room!  Thanks Hali!!

You may remember the beautiful banner she made for my shower...


(Free Printable Bookmarks from The Elli Blog: Click Here)

(Acorn Cookie Baskets:  Hobby Lobby)


(Acorn Cookies! For the super easy instructions, click here





(Cupcake Toppers: Hobby Lobby)
 

(All the Fresh Wildflowers:  Trader Joes)



Jenny's Grandmother

(Woodland Animal Cutouts (I just taped to photo frames) Crafting Crew Etsy Shop: Click Here)

(Woodland Napkins from Hobby Lobby: Click Here)
We gave away Bailey's as party favors since the shower was at a coffee shop!





(Animal Masks from Hobby Lobby: Click Here)
(Masks can also be found at Barnes & Noble: Click Here)
Because no woodland themed shower is complete without wild animal masks.     

I just have to say a HUGE thanks to all of the girls above.  Each of them helped pull of this beautiful shower for one beautiful mom to be!  From picking up fresh flowers to putting together adorable games, to making a special paper acorn banner to swinging by Target for last minute necessities, 
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
xoxo,
Anne

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