Monday, June 18, 2012

My Sister's Owl Themed Baby Shower




My youngest sister is expecting her first baby.  It's a girl!!  We can't wait to meet her.  In the anticipation, my sisters and I had a baby shower for her earlier this month.  The theme was lime green, pink, and lots of cute little owls.  Here are some wonderful pictures that my talented neighbor, Ashley Spaulding, took for me.  Check out her wonderful blog and pictures here.  The recipes and instructions for everything pictured will be posted throughout this week.  So, don't forget to "like" my Facebook page to keep up on each post.  I hope you enjoy!!
The invitation - "Look whooo's having a girl!!"
found the paper at Michael's craft store, the owl was clipart found online
Front door diaper wreath - this was one of the gifts that my daughter and I made.  It doubled as decoration as guests arrived at the front door.  
Click HERE for the diaper wreath instructions.

Diaper and washcloth bouquet - another fun gift for the expecting mommy
Lime green and pink balloons - every shower needs balloons!!

The mantel - Baby "Kaydence" banner made of paper plates and tulle, tissue paper flowers that my crafty daughter made. 
The dessert table

Dessert menu


The cupcakes - to go along with the theme colors I made green margarita cupcakes with lime buttercream frosting (alcohol-free of course) and pink vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting.  My daughter and I had fun making the cupcake picks too.  


Margarita Cupcakes recipe
Vanilla Bean Cupcakes recipe 
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe

Chocolate dipped Oreos

Table centerpiece - gift of baby wipes, shoes, stuffed giraffe, and green blanket that acted as decoration

Fruit bassinet - a real hit at the shower and so much fun to make. 
For the full instructions click HERE.

Dill Dip


For the recipe click HERE

Utensils - I wrapped each set of utensils in a napkin and ribbon
Jalapeno Crescents
For the recipe click HERE.


 
Lemonade decor - I put a vase in the middle of the lemonade server with flowers as decor




The gifts
The hostesses - (left to right) my sister, Callie; my sister-in-law, Jennifer; my expecting sister, Mary; and myself
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41 comments:

  1. This is one of the cutest baby showers I've ever seen! Love all the personal touches. You did a fabulous job!

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    1. Thanks, Heather!! It was so much fun to plan. Glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks, Nichi

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  2. This is so cute!! Loving the owl theme :)

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    1. Thanks, Kaitlyn!! So glad you stopped by my blog. Many more recipes and projects posted soon. Thanks, Nichi

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  3. I am loving these colors! How come I have never put lime green and pink together. What a lucky lady your sister is having you:) Thank you for sharing this beautiful shower at Freedom Fridays.

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  4. What a great baby shower. Love the bassinet the most.
    Good luck for the birth to her.

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment. We can't wait to welcome that sweet baby into the world. Glad you enjoyed the shower post. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  5. This is sooo adorable! I just adore the owls and the pink and green. The watermelon baby is soo precious! Your sister is one lucky lady.. congrats on your new niece!
    Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/06/pink-hippo-party-84.html
    I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Amie, Thanks so much for the comment and invite to your Pink Hippo Party. I have linked some of the posts from the baby shower and became a follower. Looking forward to many more parties. Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  6. This looks amazing. Especially the cute melon baby :). Would love it if you link it to Piquant Potluck!

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  7. The fruit salad is super cute! Newest GFC follower. Love for you to stop by Naptime Review and follow back. Hosting Mom's Monday Mingle now. Love to have you ;)

    www.thenaptimereview.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite. I have linked onto Mom's Monday Mingle and followed all of the hostesses. Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  8. What a cute theme! I love all the snapshots you took too! Thanks so much for sharing this project at Naptime Delights! I hope to see you again tomorrow!

    Sarah
    {www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I look forward to many more posts. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  9. Hi! New follower from Monday Mingle Blog Hop. I love, love those owls! What a beautiful baby shower!!
    www.cassandrazcorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jenny. I appreciate the comment and a new follower. Many more great ideas and recipes to come. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  10. Can't go wrong with pink and lime green. What a beautiful shower! The paci and babya head in the watermellon carriage is hilarious!

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    1. Thanks, Mischele. I appreciate the comments. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  11. Nichi,
    Everything looks so beautiful! I love the owl theme and the color scheme. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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    1. Thanks again, Michelle. I'm looking forward to another great link party too. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  12. Oh wow! What an awesome shower. I LOVE every single little detail. Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches Link Party :)

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. Always great to hear from you. Looking forward to another great link party this week!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  13. So cute! Everything! Love it!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Angela. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Many more great recipes and ideas to come. Thanks, Nichi

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  14. What an adorable baby shower theme! The melon bassinet is just way too cute! ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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    1. Thanks, Liz. And I appreciate you featuring the bassinet on your blog. Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  15. what a cleverly watermelon bassinet! love it!

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    1. Thanks, Martha. Glad you enjoyed it. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  16. Loved this post! I loved it so much you are this weeks featured blogger at Twinkle in the Eye (Flash Blog Friday). Thanks for linking up :-) http://www.twinkleintheeyeblog.com/2012/06/flash-blog-friday-linky-party_28.html

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    1. Bree, thank you so much for the feature. I'm very excited and really appreciate it. Looking forward to many more linky parties. Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  17. LOVE these ideas - especially the melon!
    new follower via Twinkle in the Eye Flash blog Fri!

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and became a new follower. Thanks, Nichi

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. Come back soon for more great posts!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  19. Absolutely amazing! I shared on my facebook page. I'm so glad you found Whimsy Wednesdays!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenny. I am so happy I found Whimsy Wednesdays too. Looking forward to many more link parties. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Liz!! Glad you enjoyed the shower post. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  21. This is such a darling shower! I love your attention to details! I'm your newest follow!

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    1. Thanks for the comment and becoming a follower, Jess. Many more great posts to come!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  22. What an awesome and cute baby shower! How I love those cute and pretty baby shower decorations and favors! Thanks for sharing.

    All the best,
    Val

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