paper monday: nesting shower, part 1

There’s a lot to cover from Saturday’s nesting shower, so I’ll be sharing a few details each day. Since today is ‘paper Monday’, I thought I’d start with the invites and my coordinating design & craft work.

I loved these nest invites we ordered from Tiny Prints. They really set the tone for the color and theme of the shower. In addition, we decided to surprise the mom-to-be by asking each guest to bring a onsie for a guessing game (more on that tomorrow). I created this insert to compliment the invite... and almost accidentally mailed one to the mom-to-be, which of course would have defeated the whole purpose!

For favors, we ordered little nests from Party Pail and included blue jellybeans. To make it easier for guests to take them home, we decided to put them in clear gusset bags and tie them up with blue satin ribbon. I designed the labels using round stickers from Paper Source to finish them off. They were a hit!

We kept the decorations to a minimum, but my co-hostess had a number of beautiful nests set around her home, and I added a birdcage lantern for guests to include notes with their wishes & advice for mom and baby.

Finally, I wanted mom to have a little something special to wear, so I followed the prize ribbon tutorial from Nicole at Making it Lovely and created a removable ‘mommy to be’ pin for the center. It was actually quite simple to create, and turned out to be just the right final touch.

Still to come...
Tues: details on the onsie game
Wed: birds nest cupcakes
Thurs: more shower pictures

{images & designs ©bg 2009}


  1. Beautiful, I love it all. So refreshing and unique. What a lucky mommy to be!

  2. Looks really nice Becca - beautiful job! - KM

  3. So lovely, I adore the little bird, I am happy for you to blog my Halloween pics as long as there is a link to my blog, Have a sweet day!x

  4. Great job! Everything looks perfect! I just love the jelly beans. Yummmmmm!

  5. Love it! Do you mind if I ask how much the favours/invites cost?

  6. I'm so glad to see that someone made my pin! Cute. :)

  7. I love this idea!
    Everything is so sweet... and the pin is precious!

    Do you mind sharing the fonts that you used? I'm totally digging the flourishy one that you used for "baby" and mommy."

    Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  8. Wonderful favors i like these jelly beans and the birdcage lantern is awesome.