I was MIA last week because my sister was in town from Washington for our last “sister visit” before her little girl Vera is born. We drove to Georgia for her Owl Themed baby shower and then back to Florida for some much needed couch time. Here are some pics from our fun day. I can’t wait to meet my niece and welcome her into the family!
A couple of months ago, my sister found these owl prints (below) on Etsy.com and decided to use them as the theme for her nursery. As a surprise, with a little photoshop magic (and the permission of the artist, of course), I used the owls from the online pics of the artwork to make a little owl family design for her baby shower invitations. I made invitations for my wedding, and now I’m hooked. I don’t think I’ll ever purchase invitations again! For a finishing touch, I printed a flower on the envelopes and made butterfly stamps printed by Zazzle.com.
How adorable is my “little” sis? She may be younger than me, but I look up to her and admire the young woman she has become. We’d do anything for each other and LOVE spending time together. Don’t know what I’d do without her!
About my look, I was worried what my “southern” family would think of my “a little too short for a baby shower dress”, so I opted for black tights with black flats to try and look a bit shorter in my short dress, hhaha. This ethnic print dress is from Forever 21 and I picked it up for only $24.80.
The chocolate owl cake and vanilla cupcakes were by Funky Monkey Cakes in Ft. Benning Georgia. I wanted the owls to look more cartoon than realistic, similar to the invitations, and Iris nailed it. The color was perfect, the flavor was amazing, and I love that she dusted everything with a hint of edible glitter.
I forgot to take a picture of the presents table, but it was so fun. I had a framed picture of my sis, profile belly pic, of course and on either side of the pic, I had these cute crochet knit baby booties. I didn’t realize how many amazing finds I picked up from Etsy.com until I started working on this post. Thanks so much to Eliana at Etsy for crocheting these booties just in time for the shower.
My colors were multi, pulled from the owl artwork, so I had to go with multi-colored vases and flowers. I love these bud vases from Fitzula’s Gift Shop. They were very affordable at $12.00 for a set of 3, and I ordered 4 boxes. The flowers were from Publix, our local grocery store – I picked up a mixed bouquet and put like-colors in each vase for bright pops of color.
I made a diaper cake for the last baby shower I hosted, so I wanted to attempt something new for my sis. I found some washcloth cupcakes online as my inspiration and fell in love. I made each cupcake by rolling up two washcloths (pack of 4 from WalMart – $.97) and a colored bootie to look like a dab of frosting on top, held together with a hidden string. I finished them off with a brown ribbon, cut and glued, to look like the chocolate cake covered in washcloth frosting. I love the way they turned out. I put each in cupcake paper and carried a dozen of them to Georgia in my cupcake caddy. Everyone thought they were real at first! They looked great scattered on the table with my flower centerpieces.
How perfect are these owl cookie favors? I love them so much. I stumbled across them on Etsy.com and thought the design was perfect. They were in the same cartoon-like style as the invitations and Melissa at TS Cookies customized the colors for a perfect match. TS Cookies is a bakery in Wisconsin that makes a variety of cookies designed for any occasion. The cookies were packed perfectly for shipping and Melissa was so helpful and very responsive to my every question and request. They taste great and were a big hit!
Oh, I cannot wait to see Vera in this tutu!!! Can’t wait!!!