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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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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10 Baby Shower Cookies To Swoon Over

Planning a baby shower? It seems that every party you go to, cupcakes and cake pops reign supreme at the dessert table. But what about cookies? They can be customized to the party theme and make great party favors — as well as decor, since most are so incredibly cute!

Check out these 10 baby shower cookies and indulge your sweet tooth with a little day dreaming…

Elephant Baby Shower Cookies

Baby Boy Baby Shower Cookies

Baby Bites Baby Shower Cookies

Safari Baby Shower Cookies

Umbrella Baby Shower Cookies

Owl Baby Shower Cookies

Sweet Owlies Baby Shower Cookies

Baby Feet Baby Shower Cookies

Bunny Baby Shower Cookies

Sweet Birdie Baby Shower Cookies

Some of these would also work well as kid’s party favors too!

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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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A MILKaholic Baby Shower

Admit it baby, you’re a MILKaholic! We recently came across this modern coed ‘milkaholic’ baby shower hosted by Carrie—and her husband— of The Cake Blog. Things can be a bit tricky when planning a coed bash but these two pulled it off with flying colors!

For party details, visit The Cake Blog.

What Will it Bee? Gender Reveal Party

I’m so excited to share this very special party with you today. I’ve been cyber-stalking Nicolle of Libby Lane Press for about a month now — ever since I caught a sneak peek of this What Will it Be? Gender Reveal Party — and my constant emailing has finally paid off! Scroll down to see more pictures and party details. It’s BEE-utiful!


Gender reveal parties are a trend that just keeps on growing — and this bee-themed party is filled with inspirations and DIY ideas for mamas-to-be planning a gender reveal party of their own!

Party Decor
Strips of fabric, lace and burlap served as the backdrop behind the dessert table. While a ruffled, Anthropologie-inspired handmade tablecloth — made of unbleached muslin — set the stage for a picture perfect bee-themed party table.

All of the party printables — from the party invitations and party circles, to the customizable food labels — are all part of the Honeybee Collection designed by Libby Lane Press. The apothecary jars were filled with alternating layers of  white and yellow candy melts. The hive jars were filled with Honey Comb cereal while the large centerpiece was filled with jumbo marshmallows. “The goal was to incorporate affordable alternatives to expensive candy to fill these popular, yet large, jars that appear on so many dessert tables.” The cream colored flower pots were filled with foam, topped with ornamental wheat grass and served as the home to the bumblebee cake pops.

Dessert Table Goodies
Bee-themed cupcakes were topped with fondant toppers made by Sugar Babies and displayed on a white tray atop a bed of chocolate chip morsels. Delicious almond vanilla cookies were custom made by Bundles of Cookies to perfectly match the invitation — including identical font! These cookies would serve as the perfect party favor for a gender reveal! Honeycomb patterned chocolate covered Oreos were made by The Chocolate Box and topped with the sweetest little fondant honeybees, also created by Sugar Babies. The bumblebee cake pops were made by Nicolle, of Libby Lane Press, using a combination of Bakerella’s Cake Pop book and a tutorial found on Hostess with the Mostess. “This was my first cake pop making experience and with a little trial and error I am happy to say it was a success.”

Vendor Credits & Sources:
Invitation Design & Party Styling: Libby Lane Press
Photography: Julie Marie Photography
Cookies: Bundles of Cookies
Fondant Toppers: Sugar Babies
Chocolate Covered Oreos: The Chocolate Box
Striped Straws: Shop Sweet Lulu
Serving Pieces & Glasswear: Home Goods
Handmade Tablecloth: Grayce Lane

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9 Gorgeous Baby Shower Invites That Will Make Mama-to-Be Go Ga Ga

Look who’s ready to pop! Planning a baby shower can be loads of fun —after all, who doesn’t love a good party? And it all starts with the invitations —it’s like a little sneak peek of what’s to come for your guests. There are so many beautiful baby shower invitations available that it’s hard to nail it down to one, so I hit the web and picked my favorite nine (9) designs. Check them out!

A sweet little invite for a gender neutral baby shower! Little Stinker Skunk – print at home ($18)

This Fabricated Love: Charcoal invite ($0.99-$2.24) is adorable! Gotta love the rounded corners —and the sweet color scheme.

A modern —and super popular— print for a modern baby shower. Loving the combination of zigzag and polka dots in this Printable Chevron Boy Baby Shower Invite ($15).

Does this pattern look familiar? That’s because the modern zoology pattern in this Nature’s Calling: Chambord invite ($0.99-$2.24) is identical to DwellStudio’s Gio pattern.

I think this neutral baby shower invite is adorable! And it’s not just because I love little ellies. Check out this sweet Printable Baby Elephant Neutral Baby Shower Invitation ($16).

Oh boy! A modern jungle theme. I’m totally crushing on this Baby Animal Parade Baby Shower Invitation ($1.82-$3.13) because it strikes the perfect balance between childish and grown up.

This gender neutral Printable Colorful Baby Shower Invitation ($16) is font-tastic!

I can’t hear, read or think of “baby love” without breaking out into song and dance. Maybe that’s why I love this Baby Love Baby Shower Invitation ($1.82-$3.13). It’s lovely!

This retro modern printable baby shower invite ($15) has it all! An air balloon, pretty font and CHEVRON!