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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Oh Boy! {A Little Man Themed Baby Shower}

I love baby showers! There is just something about a baby shower that is different than any other party. It's so fun to have a bunch of women gathered together oohing and aahing over tiny clothes and diapers.  It's also a great place to swap stories and get advice on raising kids from someone who has been there before.

I was honored to help host my friend Heathers baby shower.  Heather is expecting a baby boy so I knew I wanted to create a  preppy little man theme filled with bow ties, mustaches and seersucker!

We had planned on having the shower outdoors but a huge thunderstorm rolled right over us last minute so we had to quickly move everything inside.  Luckily most of our plans for outside fit perfectly on the inside.

As guest were greeted they were asked to fill out a card of advice for the new parents to be.  I came up with the cute little poem that read:

Take some time to leave a note
A word of wisdom; and a dash of hope
A silly saying or a helpful hint
Heartfelt advice and lots of encouragement
All for Mommy and Daddy-to-be
As Baby Brock joins his new family

I framed the poem and placed it next to one of the baby's sonogram pics.  Guest hung there advice cards with mini clothes pins along the vintage table.  It was fun to read what everyone wrote!

Framed poem designed by The Type Tree Design 

Ruffled Seersucker Runners by Just Kate Etc.
Vintage blue table available to rent from Just Kate Etc.  

Heather brought some favors for all her guest.  I love that she brought one of her cravings- pickle flavored popcorn! And her cute saying made this bucket even more adorable!

 Here is a pic of the food spread and the super cute double ruffle seersucker table runner! We had lots of goodies! We drank punch from mason jars and striped straws.  Can you spot my Pinterest projects on the table??

Fruit Kabobs an "upgrade" from the normal fruit tray.  And the chocolate cigars fit in just perfectly with the little man theme.  Both VERY easy to make! 

The center table was decorated with large mason jars filled with blue, yellow and white flowers.  I framed the invitation and another sonogram pic for guest to see.  The little bow tie onesie added  the perfect touch to the table! 

I had lots of little paper medallions that matched the invites.  I put some of them in the flower vases through out the house. They were also scattered on the tables.  

And finally the banner! This was supposed to hand outside above the food table but, like I mentioned before we had a last minute change of locations.  So I took some extra seersucker fabric I had and covered these foam boards.  It was a very quick and easy way to bring the theme into this room and a cute display for the banner. I use chipboard letters covered them with spray paint.  I incorporated green and yellow seersucker as well as some yellow bow ties.    

Here is a better picture of the banner before we moved inside.  I love the mix of seersucker fabrics, shinny letters and yellow bow ties! You can find this banner in my etsy shop-Just Kate Etc. 

Here is some of the other seersucker items that are available in my etsy shop.  Perfect for this a little boys baby shower, nursery or any fun and preppy party! 

Shaggy Garland is such an easy and unique way to decorate for your event! 

Thanks again to the wonderful Julie at The Type Tree Designs for all the paper products! You can find the complete invitation set including everything here and much more at her Etsy shop.  

And finally thank you Heather for being such an awesome friend through good times and bad! I am so happy for you and this chapter in your life.  And I am so honored to have been able to help host this shower for you-love you lots :) 


  1. love all the colors, decorations and fabrics! :) Very sweet shower!!!! Sorry it got moved indoors!!

  2. you have such wonderful creative ideas. Everything at the shower was very cute.