Forest Friends

I put together a woodland themed baby shower for my aunt and uncle, who are expecting their first child in September. Finding the location was the hardest part. I wanted to keep with the theme, but having it outside was not an option, because it's 104 here in Texas. I searched and searched and finally came across the Fort Worth Nature Center. It was perfect! surrounded by trees, animals, and well.... nature.
I found a forest friends fabric and went with the colors green, grey, tan, and orange. I wanted to go with a very rustic, outdoorsy feel, to bring the outside in.
I covered some cardboard letters in moss, spelling out baby's name.
I made a small diaper cake for the parents to be and used an adorable woodland stuffed toy as the topper.

I also made a wood welcome sign, using scrap wood.
I kept the cake simple, topping it with a diy banner and twigs, and a mama and baby deer:)
I made chocolate peanut butter "acorns" with bite sized nutter butters, Hershey's kisses, and mini chocolate chips.
The s'more pops were a big hit!
I rented forest green linens and found some wooden utensils to fit right in with the theme... it's the small details that count.

The favors were tiny clay pots with moss, candy, and a plantable seeded paper leaf.

Chicken salad croissants
"mushroom" caprese in a pesto sauce

little critter cheese ball

spinach wraps



Wish tree for the parents to be...
I was really looking forward to throwing this woodland themed shower. I do a lot of girly parties, since I have a daughter, so this was a nice change for me. I absolutely love putting together beautiful memorable parties for family and friends. I really do feel like this is my calling:)
God is Good!


Gender Reveal Brunch

My aunt and uncle are expecting their 1st baby in September!
I wanted to do something special and memorable for the gender reveal, something so much more personal than just calling family and friends to tell them what it is.
They loved the idea and couldn't be more thrilled.
I went to the Dr's appointment with them and told the sonographer what was going on. She made sure to turn the monitor away from them, put the gender sonogram picture in a sealed envelope, and handed it to me.
I based the party on the colors pink, blue, and green with a rustic vibe.
I first made the invited using a background I found online.
Then I made a background using wood and painted it to match the invites... it turned out so perfect!

The brunch menu consisted of a waffle bar, yogurt parfaits, quiche, chicken on a biscuit bites, cheesy potatoes, coconut cake, chocolate milk, milk, punch, and coffee.

The centerpieces were green, blue, and pink hydrangeas in a mason jar.
The favors were baby food jars topped with a tiny baby and filled with pink, blue, and green candy.

Everything turned out so perfect!
We are so blessed to soon welcome a new baby into the family. I am so happy that I was able to create something so special for them, they are an amazing and deserving couple.
By the way.... IT'S A BOY!!!