A Woodland Baby Shower

This has been the partyingest month! First Afton's birthday party and now a baby shower! Friends of ours are expecting a little boy, so another friend of mine and I planned and threw a baby shower for her over the weekend. It was so fun and pretty, and she gave me permission to share a few pictures from the day.

As I already mentioned, I love pretty flowers. My friend who shared baby shower duties with me also loves arranging flowers, so we split those duties: I made one large arrangement, and she did two smaller ones. We decided early on to do a woodland themed tea party shower with simple white flowers and dark greenery. To continue on with the woodland theme, Husband cut a few tree cookies, and Afton collected pine cones for the table. I wrote "We can bearly wait!" on one of the larger tree cookies to tie the cake decor in with the rest of the theme. So beautiful!

Again we kept food relatively simple. Since we were trying to duplicate an English High Tea, we had blueberry scones with creme fraiche (made by me; it's basically impossible to find actual clotted cream and clack currants around here!), berries with a delicious maple dip (made by my friend and co-hostess), Hummingbird cake with brown sugar cream cheese frosting (also made by me because I looooove baking, and my friend doesn't share that love), cucumber sandwiches (made by my friend, and they were sooooo good!), and a cheese board with proscuitto and a fabulous assortment of cheeses, compliments of the one and only Trader Joe's (best. cheese. selection. ever!). It was all super tasty!

Those pretty plates and tea cups were purchased by my friend and co-hostess for a baby shower she planned a few months ago; she was so excited to use them again, and I was so excited that she had them for us to use! Something about real china just makes a party so much classier!

My friend also made a beautiful banner to hang across the doorway, but I somehow managed to not snap a picture of that one. The cake banner was made by her, too. 

We setup a bib and onesie-making station with theme-appropriate iron-ons, so guests could get a little creative while mingling and snacking. After everyone had finished their treats, we played Baby Scattegories. I also had a Baby Animals game to play, but we ran out of time for that one. We finished the party with a time of prayer for the growing family and more mingling. 

I would say the party was a great success. It was great celebrating this new little life! Can't wait to meet him. :)