spring babies

this weekend we celebrated my dear friend, erin, & the arrival of her wee one. erin is a fantastic lady friend with a serious knack for crafting up just about anything. erin sews, quilts, knits, gardens... a girl after my own heart. so when i heard she was expecting a little one, a bunch of ladies & i got together & created a shower just as sweet as she is.

the decor was a bit of this & a bit of that...mostly just things from around my home or handmade. i purchased the paper lanterns from party city & covered the bottoms with craft paper. i added fun, bright fabric to the circular looms on the wall & made the scalloped bunting from extra fabric scraps. 

my sweet sister-in-law made the darling "knitting" cupcakes. i'm not much of a baker, but i know that she used pretzels covered in white chocolate for the needles. i'm sure you could find a tutorial online; this is very similar.

i purchased little brown bags from hobby lobby & filled them with bubble gum & confetti. i adorned the favors with heart-shaped doilies from valentine's day & closed the bag with a little wooden clothespin.

i was inspired by amy's birthday flags & created my own with thin, wooden dowel rods & card stock. the little chalkboard clips are from hobby lobby & are perfect for identifying those not-so-obvious party foods.


i decorated the momma-to-be's chair with strips of fabric & ribbons tied to the top. a little coffee station was just what we needed with the rainy & cold day we were having.

& of course, erin's not the only one expecting babies...

we brought home seven sweet, fluff-ball babies this weekend, too. more on these precious girls soon. xo.


p.s. happy birthday to my momma! she brought me into this world & i am so lucky to have her! i love you, mom!


Jess said...

oh my gosh girl, this should be in a magazine!!! you sure do know how to make a space festive and beautiful! I still remember my sweet picnic style baby shower in Missouri. so sweet and perfect!

Kaylan said...

Ahhh we ordered our baby chicks last night! Will arrive later this month and I couldn't be more excited. Absolutely love the shower decor- love how beautiful but non commercial it is, still from lovely handmade and homemade things. Would expect nothing less from you :)

danika said...

Natalie, what an incredibly beautiful shower! I agree with Jess that this should be in a magazine - that was my first thought! You have such a knack for making things so lovely.

Becky Lancia said...

Natalie, Your photographs are almost as lovely as your party was in person. You planned, repurposed, stitched, created, and hosted a beautiful shower. I am in love with that sweet baby chick and the "bump" picture. How special it is to share a bump with bestie and how lucky we are you captured such a beautiful image. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Brittany @ Kitchen::Candid said...

I love everything about this post. The photos are beyond exquisite!

Verlene said...

This is cool!

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