Welp. My best friend is pregnant. Twenty-three weeks along, for the precise among you, and I am really excited. So excited, in fact, that I enthusiastically hit the subscribe button to receive the same watch-the-baby-grow emails that she does. They arrive every Monday and include savory details such as ‘your baby’s pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily!’
I actually do find them fascinating and always nod along as I read which developing organ is being highlighted. Does baby have functional eyes yet? Perhaps the fingernails are making their embryonic debut as we speak! It all feels pretty randomized to me, as though there are little toes and ears popping out, willy nilly, in there.
Moving to the point. Because a) my friend is fantastic and b) I wasn’t able to throw a wedding shower when she got married last June, organizing a baby shower was a no-brainer. I want her to have the experience of an ooh’ing and aah’ing community surrounding her as she gestates. Sometimes the pure bustle of excitement really frosts the cake, y’know?
I’m piecing together ideas and am excited to throw the best gosh darned party ever. The theme is woodland animals … but in simple and modern way. Animal silhouettes, geometric shapes, bright colors. Since I haven’t been to a baby shower in years and entertaining people I don’t know isn’t always my forte (introvert alert), I have been jotting down suggestions from all kinds of sources. Including you. YOU! Favorite shower games, best Etsy shops for decorations, appetizer recipes, the works. Tell me your secrets.
Fringe garland | Confetti Sunshine (DIY)
Gold animal cupcake toppers | The Sweetest Occasion
Baby jar favors | Sugar Tot Designs (DIY)
Modern woodland invites | Me!
Birch straws | Kikkerland
Confetti balloons | Kojo Designs (DIY)