Woodland Themed Baby Shower

12 Jun

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to throw a party.  Not only do I enjoy the gathering of friends and family, but I really love to decorate!  I rarely am able to do a gathering without doing some type of decorating.  So when our nephew and his wife announced they were having a baby, I quickly volunteered to host the party.  Risa told me they were going to decorate the nursery in a “Woodland” theme and my imagination took off.  With the help of my family (and Pinterest) we put together quite a party, if I don’t say so myself.

My oldest daughter had the wonderful idea of doing a smores bar for dessert and she came over several days prior to the party to make the marshmallows – strawberry, vanilla bean, chocolate and peanut butter.  We provided chocolate bars, peanut butter cups, strawberries and of course graham crackers for guest to create unique smores.   Although the marshmallows and smores bar was a success, the winner on the dessert pie was my mother-in-laws famous flat apple pie (it’s amazing)!

We had a great menu of pulled pork, sweet potato salad, shrimp pasta salad and of course broccoli salad (looks like little trees, of course).  In addition we had toadstools, made of cherry tomatoes and string cheese sitting in a bed of pesto, and fruit filled waffle cones (thank you Pinterest for the toadstool and fruit filled waffle cone ideas).  Beverages were served in honey bear bottles complete with birch looking paper straws.

I spent a few days making animal masks for the children who would be attending.  They could choose from owls, bears, foxes or rabbits.  It was fun watching them play with the masks throughout the afternoon.  And finally, I created a large floral design incorporating a manzanita branch with blue pacifiers hanging from the branches.

My friend Ashley Berryessa came over and took all the fabulous photos below.  Thank you Ashley for capturing this special day

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I can’t wait for a reason to throw another party.  Now that we have the yard and house in shape I may have to come up with something…

 

 

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