Baby Shower Inspiration

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Use Grammarly for proofreading because it's what a smart squirrel would do. 

Lately, I have celebration fever.

I would really appreciate more birthdays, baby showers, wedding showers, etc in my life. I don't know what the deal is. I'm just ready to get my celebration on. I also feel like my entertaining style is constantly evolving, and I feel like I've learned so much in the past year or so about hosting people.

When I shared the news about becoming an auntie this summer, I may have mentioned that there will be a family shower being planned! YAY! Although the shower will be a collaborative effort, I went ahead and called sister dibs on choosing a theme and hosting. :) There will be more planning soon, but I wanted to gather inspiration before figuring out plans for an invitation.

The gender of Baby Strader is remaining a secret until the birth, so my love for neutrals is going to shine all over this celebration.

Lots of things inspired me.. but I kept coming back to these photos from Pottery Barn Baby.

So basically I became obsessed with sheep. Note: Too much time spent on Pottery Barn Baby is VERY dangerous. I have found myself rationalizing that it would be totally normal to go ahead and make our guest room a nursery just for funzies. #crazyloon

Especially because I was gathering inspiration with the invitation in mind, the words Please join us as we celebrate Sam and Kayce's little lamb came pretty quickly. Some variation of that will be used, and I hope to share more about that soon. I was so happy to work with Winifred Paper on this project. I met Kelly (a gem!) at Making Things Happen last year, and I had been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to have her design some paper goodies for me! As I type I'm just staring at those baby sheep and can I just say that baby sheep are so cute. Okay good.

Some other random images that inspired me for the planning of the shower:

From here, here, and here.

What do y'all think of my inspiration? Anyone have any baby shower hosting tips? I've been a part of a few but am looking to become a classy entertaining expert! :)

Ps Kayce if you're reading this... your shower gift is already in the works and I want to cry tears of joy over it. Okay yay!!!


  1. love it!!! hosting has been on my heart SO much lately too. I just love it and want people at our house constantly. I can't wait to see how everything comes together for Baby Strader's celebration : ) xO

  2. I love your neutral theme! So precious for a sweet baby shower. I've hosted too many showers to count and two things I always do for my showers are...

    1. I always purchase Thank You notes that coordinate with the shower theme. I put the envelopes out on a decorated table by the entrance so guests can fill out their name and address so the guest of honor doesn't have to worry about it when sending Thank You notes. I also display one of the thank you notes on the table as well.

    2. I always provide a gift journal that coordinates with the shower as well so the guest of honor can keep track of all the lovely gifts she receives in one easy place. Plus she can use it for other showers if need be.

    These two things are always big hits and just simple touches that really go a long way. Looking forward to seeing how the shower comes together. I'm sure it will be absolutely darling!

  3. Celebration fever or baby fever? Be honest! Just teasing.....I'm the one that has baby fever. Really, I saw the sheep in my dashboard and clicked over right away! Super cute, pottery barn will always be one of my favorites!

  4. It is all so adorable! I can't wait to see the photos :) You will do a perfect job planning!

  5. I love how soft and sweet everything is! Perfect for a baby shower!

  6. These look like awesome ideas!
    I love it! Pottery Barn is addictive. Everything is totally gorgeous!

  7. So sweet!! I love the little lamb idea. Being an auntie is just the best! I have a few baby shower posts on my blog, along with free printables for some subtle (non cheesy) games.

  8. Have you seen this Lamb/Neutral shower? I adore everything about it and am sure your shower will be just as fabulous!

  9. Whenever my husband and I are shopping at Target, I always end up in the baby clothes section, oohing and ahhing over the cute little clothes. I'll ask "Can't I buy this for my baby hope chest?!?" So you're definitely not the only #crazyloon :)

  10. I basically love this!! Those sheep are so dang precious. I can't stand it. Also, neutral baby nurseries are the best thing ever. Congratulations again on being an auntie!!


  11. I love this theme! It can be hard to figure out a neutral shower theme and I love that this concept can be simple and sweet or fluffed up with lots of decor and goodies. I can't wait to see how the shower turns out ~ it's sure to be a wonderful time!

  12. Oh my gracious! How adorable! :) Love the little lambs!!!

  13. This is great! So precious! And Pottery Barn is dangerous in the best way possible ;) I can't wait to see pictures of this spiffy event!


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