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custom inspiration board: a bird in the nest shower

4.17.2010

As we all know, inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places. In this case it was the fabric of a chair that inspired Thi's nest themed baby shower. The modern colors of yellow, grey and turquoise are a great way to update the look and give the event a bright touch that compliments some of the more vintage details...


Theme: Nesting Shower

Party Ideas
Colors: yellow, grey & turquoise
Setting: a casual afternoon brunch with tables both indoors & outdoors
Decorations: hang an eclectic mix of colored birdcages and bird houses from the ceiling and porch. fill white and glass vases with cheerful yellow flowers and consider adding succulents for a pop of blue green color contrast. accent the tables with an assortment of nests and ceramic or fabric birds. consider scattering eggs and feathers where appropriate. instead of a guest book, create a wish tree of long branches and cut out bird shaped cards for guests to write messages and hang for the mom to be.
Food: serve a bird inspired brunch of eggs benedict along with roasted herb potatoes and spring greens. offer oj, lemonade and coffee to drink. for dessert, create birds nest cupcakes on tiered cake plates and consider candy jars of assorted chocolate eggs and jelly beans.
Favors: fill mini nests with jellybeans and wrap package in labeled glassine bags


Photo Credits
Row 1: chair fabric from crate & barrel; invite via tiny prints; cages via parents; birdhouse via diy ideas
Row 2: candy jar via lolliblog; cupcakes via
the knot; chocolate eggs via martha stewart
Row 3: cake plates via whitney smith; wish tree via the knot; bird topper via etsy; table setting via utterly engaged
Row 4: birdhouse via hwtm; nest favor via birthday girl; succulent centerpiece via ink & peat; seating cards via brooklyn limestone

Kelley at My Island Wedding (April 17, 2010 at 4:45 PM)  

this is just fantastic!!!

i love birdhouses, and these colors rock!
-kelley

CHS Creative Productions (April 17, 2010 at 9:12 PM)  

Adorable choice of colors and decor items, my favorite one so far!

Stef (April 18, 2010 at 5:36 AM)  

Love the ideas! You can see what was done for me and my sister for a bird's nest baby shower at http://hauteapplepie.com/2010/01/15/birds-nest-baby-shower/

The Gimlet Eye (April 18, 2010 at 4:45 PM)  

That is one of my favorite color palettes! Love it for use with a party theme!

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