growin' baby owen {part 2}

September 7, 2012

i never posted pictures from my sister's baby shower!!
now "baby owen" is 9 month old
{once again, my photography skills are really lacking}
i shared the invite awhile back
but i just didn't get the shower pictures up!
we hosted the shower at our family's thanksgiving.
we have a huge family (my dad has 11 siblings!)
so we celebrate in a knights of columbus hall
in the small town he grew up in.
 decorating was a bit of a challenge since this is
what usually takes place in the hall.
my sister is obsessed with gardening...
like made need an intervention

{backdrop is made from square paper plates with squares of paper}

so we thought a garden shower was perfect!
we carried the theme throughout the desserts:
chocolate cupcakes with crushed oreo dirt
and tiny candy veggies
lettuce cake balls
 pie pops
{super easy with pillsbury pie crust & homemade jam}
they are standing in a bottle drying rack!
toadstool cupcakes
chocolate stuffed raspberries
{berry baskets from shop sweet lulu}
we also threw in some cute birds
these are desserts in a jar which were a big hit!

 mini pies
my mom made these and could not understand
what was wrong with one big pie!
but how cute are they?!
 bird on the banner

with so many people to seat,
we have large folding tables and folding chairs.
to spruce things up without spending a fortune,
i bought lots of burlap and cut runners for the tables
my aunts had already gotten fall fabric
for tablecloths so it all worked nicely together.
 candles in veggies
 i had seen a tutorial for how to make these billy button flowers,
but it did not go well.
i went back to hobby lobby to get more
wool roving and they actually had these felt balls in
the perfect colors!
all the relatives added their fingerprints to a tree
 mommy and daddy making their fingerprint birds
my two sisters becca (the baker) and cathy (co artist)
did just as much work on this party.
i think it turned out to be fun and original.

check out my pinterest board to see the inspiration
for so much of this party!


  1. Awesome shower! I love it!! =)
    Angie from

  2. I like that tree and those fingerprint birds its great love it.
    Pooh Baby Shower

  3. Cute! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...just posted it!

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