Saturday, November 3, 2007

In the Jungle...

Back to the archives today for a post about a jungle themed baby shower I did for one of my best girlfriends several months ago. We had it at her mom's house and I had so much fun planning! All of her friends got together and came up with great food and some cute games. Happy Housewife was generous enough to lend me some of her jungle themed Lynn Chase serving pieces which really made the tablescape.



For the centerpiece I used manzanita branches with flower covered floral foam balls wedged in the branches. We hung silver cups and rattles from the other branches and had a stuffed gorilla hanging from the chandelier above.





For favors I passed out mini champagne bottles dressed up with cellophane and raffia.



Napkins courtesy of Preppy Napkin.



This worked out to be a great idea; pre addressed envelopes for the new mom to send thank you's in.



Our friend Anna, who we've known since high school, did a great job of organizing the old match the baby picture game. As usual, she managed to be gorgeous at the same time.





The tablescape and one of those adorable Lynn Chase serving pieces all dressed up with veggies and dip.



The best part? I ended up not having to do ANY dishes! Thanks, girls!

9 comments:

magnolia mama said...

What a beautiful party. I used some of your bouncy house party hints for my son's party. I posted about it a few days ago.

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a fun party & great decorations! Love the pop the bubbly idea!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Thirty-One Trendy said...

I just found yor blog...it's so cute. What a great idea for a shower!
Love the Hilary Clinton posting by the way...too funny!

Preppy Mama said...

Everything looks beautiful! Love it!

atlanta social said...

How do you make the floral balls for the centerpiece?

I am doing a baby shower in 2 weeks and was planning to hang blue and white chinese lanterns, but you centerpiece might be better. I am not very crafty though.

PrincessSteph said...

love love love the idea of the champers. i am hosting a twin baby shower in a month and have added it too my list....also please tell me that isn't your own fabulous handwriting?? If so, incredibly jealous.

dodgye said...

oh my god I just love that you are so organised. Getting people to address their own envelopes for thank you cards, why have I never thought of that? The champagne favours are a stroke of genius

MMM said...

Wonderful party! I love it all! I had very large floral hydrageana balls at my wedding.

Christy said...

Looks like a great party! Love the party favors..what a cute idea.