Alphabet Baby Shower

baby shower favors


Some friends and I were lucky enough to host a baby shower for a sweet momma who holds a special place in our hearts.  A friend who has had her heart broken in the pursuit of motherhood.  We’ve admired her strength and courage.  We’ve admired her heart. And we felt incredibly blessed to gather as friends in celebration of a dream come true for this family.  Our theme was simple and eclectic.  Baby Kade’s room has an adorable multi-colored alphabet wall and some cute owls perched in a tree–so we went with an alphabet and owl motif.
owl favors

The owl favors had salt water taffy and the bags had the Momma’s favorite cookies from a local bakery.  cookie favors

welcome bannerThis welcome banner was cut from old children’s board books. I ordered it from Attic Journals on etsy.

baby kade banner

K is for Kade

alphabet cupcake toppers

The “celebrate” cake topper is from Lisa Leonard and the cupcake chocolate alphabet toppers are from Wild Orchid Bakingflashcard alphabet banner

I ordered these fun flashcards from Kate Durkin, and turned them into a banner using bias tape and hot glue. baby shower dessert

My girlfriend Meg made these mind blowing banana cream parfaits.  Earth shattering good.  And how cute are those mini spoons and mason jars. With the help of many friends, we also served several salads, bread sticks, appetizers, chocolate and fruit.  I was stuffed by nights end!ABC mod podge letters

I got those cardboard ABC letters from JoAnns and mod podged colored paper onto them. I ordered the felt balls from Craftastic Parties and then a young helper friend sewed them into a garland with bakers twine.
dessert table

A tutorial for this jumbo chalkboard can be found in this post.

baby shower gift idea

Meg had the adorable idea to get this fun alphabet book for all the guests to leave a love note in for baby Kade.  We set up an alphabet block painting station in the backyard: paint, wooden blocks, paper letters and mod podge. baby alphabet block station

alphabet block station
I love baby showers attended by the actual baby we’re celebrating.  So much sentiment, so much love. It was such a wonderful evening.

Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. How did I miss the backyard table? Everything was so super cute and so so so yummy. I am still dreaming about those banana pudding jars. Such a fun baby shower for such an amazing lady. Well done, as always!

  2. so adorable! such great ideas … love it!

  3. Michelle Kreutzer says:

    Love all of these ideas especially the block decorating and signing the book- very personal and original! 🙂 I’m having my son’s 1st Bday party in a few weeks and it is an owl theme. I ordered some cute stuffed owl party favors so all the kids could have more than just candy to take home!

  4. This is one of the cutest parties I’ve seen! I love the block idea!!!

  5. Amazing…I love the attention to detail you have, you should so be a planner. Gorgeous party….wishing your friend lots of luck for the safe arrival of her previous baby.
    Katie x

  6. oh my goodness. cutest baby shower i’ve ever seen!!

  7. So much planning and it was great. I hope everyone enjoyed it because I did. Great job!

  8. I am so so lucky to have amazing friends like you! I love you and all the girls that made that night so very special for me and Kade! Everything was absolute perfection! Xoxo

  9. Simply adorable!!

  10. Love the idea of writing the notes in the book- cute shower!!

  11. Love the owls-is there a printable or tutorial ?

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