A Couple’s Baby Shower: Feather Their Nest!

More and more, expectant couples are opting for coed baby showers — to include dad and other males at the celebration. Coed showers can be tricky to plan but this Feather Their Nest baby shower styled by Amber Karson Events (via Mochatini) has the perfect formula for success!

Every little detail, down to the birdie napkins and custom bird-themed printed menus, is too precious to miss — and can provide you with lots of inspiration when planning a shower.

Colorful flowers were arranged inside birdcages — part of the birdie theme — and adorned the party table beautifully.

And for dessert, a super sweet and delicate baby shower cake with a nest! How creative is that?

Visit Mochatini for more images and a list of vendors and resources for the fabulous shower.

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Featured Party: Polar Express Birthday

Celebrate the season! Sure, you can host a rainbow-themed party any time of year — but if your kiddo celebrates a birthday during winter, a Winter Wonderland party could be even more fun!

Inspired by the instant classic, The Polar Express, Shalonda of Chubby Cheek Photography threw her eldest daughter a Polar Express-themed party for her fourth birthday. From train-shaped cookies to fondant jingle bells and snowflakes cupcake toppers, not a single detail was missed.

Visit Chubby Cheek Photography for a full list of vendors.

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Hot Air Balloon Finds

by Nicole Abbott of Chic & Cheap Nursery

If there is anything I love just as much as chevron, it’s hot air balloons. I don’t know if it’s the colors or the way they seem to float effortlessly through the air — but I find them quite fascinating! And I believe they can inspire many beautiful ideas. Check out these hot air balloon finds and let your imagination soar…

This lovely hot air balloon invitation is a special delivery, all the way from Australia. And this little darling is only a sneak peak of the whimsical birthday that followed — styled by Kiss Me Kate with party printables by Anders Ruff .

Here’s another room from Sweden to drool over! We featured two girls bedrooms from Sweden recently, that were simply amazing and now we found this. The hot air balloon curtains are heavenly!

There are lots of party planning ideas from weddings and bridal showers that you can borrow and incorporate into your baby shower or kids’ parties. We’re totally smitten with these hot air balloon centerpieces from a San Diego wedding.

Hold me! This whimsical hot air balloon cake is just too cute. This would make such a great cake inspiration for a first birthday — or any kiddie birthday!

Come fly with me! I’m head-over-heels in love with this hand screen-printed hot air balloon throw pillow cover ($38).

Excuse me while I channel my inner Janice (from Friends) and go: Oh My “Gawd”! This vintage hot air balloon baby shower is to die for!!! I love the soft color palette — and the hot air balloon cookie pops!

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Elephants and ABCs: A Baby Shower Theme

An elephants and ABCs theme! I stumbled upon this modern party that I think is perfect to inspire some playful ideas for a baby shower or a kiddie birthday, and I knew I had to share it with you — especially considering how much I love ellies!

From the elegant elephant silhouette invites to the custom elephant cookies, not a detail was missed when it came to putting together this orange and gray baby shower. Check it out!

Visit Hostess with the Mostess for more details about this delightfully colorful, elephant and the alphabet baby shower from Rebecca of Fresh Chick Design Studio!

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Posh Animal Parade Birthday Party

Here’s to you, birthday girl! Baby’s first birthday is such a special occasion — can you believe you’ve made it this far?! Most new parents go all out to celebrate baby’s first year of life — and this featured first birthday takes the cake. I really wish I could take credit for this fabulous soiree filled with childish animal goodies paired with sophisticated details, but I cant. It was all Jennifer, of Paper & Ink, and boy, did she do an amazing job or what?

Read about all the party details and inspiration at Paper & Ink.

And tell me, did you go all out for your kiddi0’s first birthday or did you keep it casual?

Do the Bunny Hop! Pat the Bunny Baby Shower

We’re swooning over this vintage inspired party!

This charming bunny baby shower was inspired by the classic Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel book) and it’s the sweetest baby shower idea ever! Every little detail is exquisite — the organizer of this party even took the time to glue on a fuzzy little cotton balls as tails for the bunnies in the custom water bottle labels — and we invite you to view more pictures and read all about it on The Smith Family blog.

Photography: Whitney Smith

Modern Elephant First Birthday Party

Baby’s 1st birthday marks the beginning of a new adventure for parents — toddlerhood. Celebrate with a one-of-a-kind bash, like this modern elephant first birthday!

Custom garlands, labels, little elephants and table decorations, designed by Dulce Sobremesa, make this party one of my favorites of all time! And the beautiful Spanish locale where it was held — look at that crystal chandelier and those ornate arches!!! — set the stage for a memorable first birthday celebration.