One of my closest girlfriends is having a baby boy this fall. So a few her good girlfriends got together to plan a shower that played to her style, and incorporated several personal touches, too. I absolutely LOVE this kind of stuff (like to the point I think about being a party planner...a lot), so I gathered several different inspirational pictures from Instagram and Pinterest and we decided on a botanical shower theme. This is a style that Jess loves and is so simple, yet beautiful. I am not a huge fan of overly blue or pink showers, so I got really excited to take this shower from conception to execution.
To add some personal touches to the shower, we had cookies made by the Cookie Creative (Cori is SO talented and her cookies are not only beautiful, but taste amazing too) that incorporated her new home city, Chicago. Cori and I brainstormed several ideas and landed on Cubs onesies that said Baby Shultz on the back, cookies with the Chicago skyline, and also the famous "Bean" in Chicago that said "It's a boy". I have a smart TV too, so we were able to play a slideshow on my TV - that was filled with pictures of both Jess and her husband as babies, playing along to some of their favorite songs. We also played her favorite baby shower game where you get cut up pieces of both the mom and dads faces and put together what you think baby will look like. Sooo good and so funny. :)
Below are some of the pictures from her special day. I love how everything came together, and more importantly, she loved it. She's been such an amazing friend to me ever since middle school, so I wanted to make sure her day was as special as possible. I am SO excited to meet her little guy and journey down this path of motherhood together.
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I think an invite says a lot about a shower! I was bummed that I couldn't find a botanical invite that I liked from Minted because I use them for everything, but I did find this one on Zazzle. They don't address the invites, so it gave me the opportunity to practice my hand-lettering.
I hand created all of the eucalyptus garland. I ordered 8 bundles and picked them apart for the best pieces and to create the shapes I wanted and wired them together using floral wire.
The quiche and croissants were from Patrick's.
Adding in touches of baby's hometown, Chicago.
BABY S - for Baby Shultz
These crates help add different heights to the things you want to display. I bought these and spray painted them white for a whitewash effect.
I always see pretty floral / picture walls on Pinterest and thought it would be so cute to create one on our brick wall to take pictures against, and to add more greenery to the scene. I handmade all of the garland based on the bundles of eucalyptus I bought. (I bought 8 bundles total to make everything at the shower - for you local ladies, I bought them along with the centerpiece and crown here.
For the big balloons, I hand-picked and wired together eucalyptus to create the "tails" on the balloons.
The prettiest mama to be!
Handmade balloon garland. Thanks to my hubby for blowing up all of these balloons! I knew I wanted to make one, but had no idea where to put it when all was said and done so I put it in the lower level of our home where we played games and opened gifts. The tutorial I followed was here.
The game where you cut up pieces of both the mom and dad's baby pictures and piece together what baby may look like. :)
There was a bunch of the eucalyptus that I bought that was just too perfect to go into a garland so I put it in a vase instead. I just LOVE silver dollar eucalyptus. So pretty!
The hostesses with the mama to be!
20 years of friendship
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Hi, welcome to my blog! I started my blog as a way to channel my creativity and document our life happenings. From the pretty, styled shots to the real, raw experiences, too, like our journey to start our family. I love to share about my faith, my personal style for interior decorating, holidays and entertaining & for our little guys. too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your support. XO, Lindsay