Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jungle Theme Baby Shower

Hey there everybody! Sorry it has been so long since I last posted! Baseball season has started up for my son and it keeps us pretty busy. I do have a few pictures to show you of the jungle theme baby shower I did the other day. I'm sorry to say, I still haven't learned how to take decent pictures and my daughter was at school, so she was unable to take them for me. The fact that the party was held in the school library didn't really help matters either. :) Needless to say, these are not the best pictures, but hopefully, you'll get the general idea. I did get lots of compliments on the decor, I even had a couple of people tell me that I should start a business (I'm trying!). I always wonder if people are just being nice because they know how much I like doing it or if they're being sincere. Does anybody else have that little insecurity? ;) Anyways, enough about me, on to the party!

This is the main table. I went with a very natural color scheme, browns, greens and animal prints. I used plain kraft paper to cover the backdrop and draped some vines around the edges. You can't see it very well, but I made the giraffe print bunting that said "Welcome to the Jungle". I used moss balls and what I'm going to call ummm, wicker balls? My mind is totally fried! I can't think of the name for these little balls, but I love the texture they added! I used a burlap runner for more texture.

Here is another view. I made some green punch to add a little more color and to coordinate with the cake. I also hung leopard print lanterns above the table. I loved being able to mix animal prints!

Of course, I alternated green and brown plates and green napkins with brown zebra print napkins. I don't know if you can see it, but I bought this great wooden "thing" at a craft show and it is the perfect silverware caddy! Not sure if that's what it was made for, but it works. :-)
Here's a shot of the cake and a better look at the bunting. Wish I would've  taken that silver thing out from under the cake, but, oh well.
This is a table I set up for people to sit at. I started with strips of burlap that I used as a runner and added vines, wicker ball thingies :), and these cute little wooden animals that I got at Hobby Lobby for next to nothing.

This was a sign I sat on the gift table reminding people to fill out a Wishes for Baby card and take a favor. The favors were probably my favorite part. I wrapped little candles in tulle and added a poem I found on Pinterest. It said, "Here is a candle for you to light, once baby Braxton has arrived. With the flicker of the flame, say a prayer in baby's name." 

I didn't really get a picture of the gifts that we gave the mommy to be, but you can kind of see them in the bottom corner here. I put together a Hospital Survival Kit, Bath Time in a Jar and a Diaper Quick Change Kit, all found on Pinterest, of course. :-)
So, there you have it! Sorry for the crummy pictures! I promise, I am working on getting somebody else to take pictures of the parties I do! Anyways, hope you guys liked it! Remember, if you haven't followed me on Facebook yet, be sure to click on the link up at the top and follow, follow, follow!
Thanks for reading!


  1. These are some pretty awesome shots!! It looked like a great set-up for the party!

  2. Thank you! I'm glad you like it!

  3. Oh this is just adorable! So cute. Thanks for sharing.