We have nearly made it to the third trimester. And how fitting it seems that we would be in the viability window and having a baby shower (something I only dreamed of before) during National Infertility Week. I’m still planning to do a write up about our struggle with infertility and pregnancy loss, but it’s honestly in it’s 200th draft now.
But that brings us to the shower! Believe it or not, being the center of attention terrifies me. But I’m so thrilled to celebrate our boys with a group of family and friends and I’ve been overwhelmed by the support and love we have received so far. What I also love, is planning parties. My sister-in-law was gracious enough to host this event for us, and we have had so much fun planning the details together (with a little help from Minted).
It didn’t take long to settle on a garden/woodland/nest theme since it’s spring here in Ohio. It was a theme we knew we could execute easily and inexpensive with what we had in our homes and gardens.
- FIRST ROW :: Casual Centerpieces from Intimate Weddings / Drink Station from Wedding Chicks / Birdseed Heart Favors from The Wedding Market
- SECOND ROW :: Baby Animals Shower Game from Huggies Pinteret / Speckled Egg Malted Egg Cake from Betty Crocker / Raspberry Crush Punch on Liz on Call
- THIRD ROW :: Rice Krispies Bird Nest Cookies on Happy Clippings / Alford Park Party Decor from Minted / Wildflower Centerpieces from Wedding Chicks
We didn’t select a set of colors and kept the theme interpretation really open. My sister-in-law recently took up cake decoration and was super inspired to recreate this speckled birds egg cake with spun sugar nest and 2 candy eggs. We ordered some customized banners and some other details from Minted’s Alford Park Party Decor collection. And as for invitations…
We ended up selecting the Les Renards Invitation by Bonjour Paper on Minted. I suppose those two foxes at the top could have been intended to be Mama and Papa fox, but for our purposes, they were perfect to set to tone for our twin shower. They have already obviously been mailed and received by the guests, but you’ll have to wait a little longer to see how adorable they look printed (although I did post a preview on Instagram).
Despite my state fright, I’m really looking forward to Sunday. I’ll have a wrap up post this month to show you how everything turned out.
Sample product was supplied by Minted for this review. I only blog about brands and products I truly love and all opinions expressed are my own.