Ahoy! It’s a Boy!

Ahoy! It’s a boy! Nautical Baby Shower!

It was so exciting to plan this shower for my dear friend, Jess R.! I was lucky enough to have two fabulous co-hosts, Meg and Tamara, who made the whole experience delightful! So first things first, we got together for a brainstorm session. We met for coffee (what else?) and had the best time discussing thoughts and ideas. We settled on a nautical theme — for two reasons: because Jess and Dan (the parents to be) share a love of sailing and because their wedding shower a few years ago was also nautical themed — nice symmetry, huh? We discussed possible color pallettes and settled on navy blue and kelly green. All that was left was to divide up the tasks, get to work, and have that shower.

I showed up at Meg’s house pretty early Saturday am with a laundry basket full of stuff…

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Meg adorned her mailbox with these adorable balloons.

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I decided to make some life preservers using floral wreath forms and canvas. (Had to use my polka dot ribbons)

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For the centerpieces, Meg and I worked together. She combined the shells I got from my thriftiest and smartest friend, Hannah, with blue sea glass, mini wooden crates from Target, and Dollar Store candles. Meg also found these sweet ships at Beall’s that just make the table. What do you think?

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For food, we did a brunch spread. Unfortunately, I got swept up in the shower and forgot to take many photos of the food. We made bacon-wrapped pineapple, mini frittatas, pasta salad, blueberry and strawberry muffins, fruit salad, crudite, brownies and cake pops! Of course, we also had mimosas! I made all the labels for the food in a few minutes with my sweet anchor punch and paper!

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It was a lovely time for all. We are so excited to meet Baby Connor!

Check out the beautiful mother-to-be, Jess R.

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Tamara put together an adorable baby onesie banner!

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At the end we handed out the candles as favors — you guys know all about them.

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It couldn’t have been easier — thanks to my amazing co-hosts! Even when one of our activities did not work out, it all worked out and turned out beautifully. Here’s the hosts with the mom!

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