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Life Begins With the Birds and Bees Baby Shower

Apr 2 2014 - 3:16am

Life does begin with the birds and the bees; therefore, how appropriate to have a birds and bees baby shower for a first-time mommy! The inspiration for this party came from the famous lyrics, "Let's talk about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees, and the moon and the stars." Anne-Marie Johnson of Elianna Noelle Events [1] remembers hearing it in her father's car on his '60s radio station as a little girl, and after finding an old cross-stitching, the entire shower's design fell together. The whole theme is nostalgic and quite adorable, so check out this nesting baby shower below.

Source: Alyson Sivek Photography [2]

Invitation

All the gorgeous party printables were made by Printed Ink [3].

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Welcome Sign

A rustic wreath welcomed guests to the party.

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ABC Guest Book and Keepsake

One activity Anne-Marie planned was to have guests create an ABC album for baby that also served as a guest book. The guests were to pick a letter and draw something that matches the letter of the alphabet. She said, "This activity was the highlight of the party. The guests took this very seriously and traced out images before coloring them in. It was great to hear that they immersed themselves in the activity."

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ABC Book Sign

A cute sign told guests exactly what to do.

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ABC Guest Book

A closer look at the book.

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Minibanner

Anne-Marie handmade these adorable minipennants. She said, "The baby boy flag banner by the ABC album activity was in a honeycomb shape and honeycomb card-stock backdrop. I made these 3D to give it some texture."

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Backdrop

A close-up of the backdrop used behind the treat table.

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Treat Table

The treat table is absolutely adorable, and everything on it looks delicious!

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Left Side Is For the Birds

In an effort to create harmony between both elements on the tablescape, Anne-Marie decided to focus the left half of the table on the birds.

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Bird-Cage Decor

Bird cages were used on the left side of the tablescape to align with the bird theme.

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Right Side Is For the Bees

And the right side of the table focused on the bees.

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DIY Bee Skeps

Anne-Marie said, "It was a tedious task finding bee skeps; however, on an errand to buy dog food at the local pet store, I inadvertently found these in the cat aisle. Who'd've thought?! And they were a fraction of the online prices. Score! I cut out a circle using felt attached the bees from Michaels, and there we have a bee hive."

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Bee Decor

This baby shower is buzzing with fun bee details.

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Cake

Dania's Cake [17] mirrored the image of the invite right on the cake.

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Delightful Cookies

More delicious creations by Dania's Cake [19].

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Cute Cake Pops

KM Cake Pops [21] did an amazing job matching the decor. They were displayed on ceramic bird stands.

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More Cute Cake Pops

Another look at the cute cake pops. And those blue cookies? Those are actually honeycomb-patterned Oreos from Sugar Mama's Chocolates [23].

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Scratch-Off Game

As a fun and different party game, Anne-Marie used honey bee scratch-off cards from Inklings Paperie [25] — the winning card revealed a sleeping baby bee.

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Bird-Themed Diaper Cake

I'm not sure we've ever seen a diaper cake look as classy as this bird-themed one.

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Diaper-Cake Topper

A small bird house and nest made for the perfect topper for the bird-themed diaper cake.

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Bee-Themed Diaper Cake

Of course, Anne-Marie did two cakes, one bird-themed and the other bee-themed.

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More Details

Another look at the diaper cake and simple party details.

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Simple Place Setting

Anne-Marie shared a cute DIY [31] shower idea, "On a whim, I made the pacifiers that sat on the napkins by utilizing Life Savers, icing, jelly beans, and ribbon from a tutorial I found online. I thought it was a nice accent to incorporate the baby theme."

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Pacifier Glass Decor

The cute lil pacifier and ribbon details dress up the ordinary stemware.

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Bird Decor

Fun elements such as these ceramic birds helped tie the theme together — and can be used at a later date!

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Boy Sign

For the letters, Anne-Marie used honeycomb card stock and then used a cricut for the cutouts. She then placed them in a fence with moss and flowers for the outdoor feel.

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Wishes For the Baby

Another shower activity was to make a wish for the baby. Anne-Marie cut out birds and attached ribbon to hang from the stand. She said, "I love heartfelt messages and thought this was a nice sentiment for baby to read one day."

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Onesie Pennant

Anne-Marie also created the the onesie banner, which focused on the birds on the left side of the banner and bees on the right side — she also tied in the moon and the stars on a couple of the onesies.

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Close-Up of Pennant

This cute onesie pennant can be easily made at home.

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Guest Prizes

Winners of the games were awarded pure raw honey sticks from Honeyrun Farm [39]. One bag read "About to Hatch" and the other "Mommy to Bee."

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