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Chasing Babies... Growing in Grace: Hundred Acre Wood Baby Shower... and giveaway!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hundred Acre Wood Baby Shower... and giveaway!

It used to be that there was a woman who was in charge of planning all the showers, etc. for people in our church.  She did our baby shower almost six years ago and it was great!  I always thought it looked like so much fun! But she was already "the one" and she was so much better at it than I would be anyway.  

A couple years ago I jumped at a chance to plan a baby shower for a friend and I had a blast.  It was a budget shower, but I thought it turned out cute!

Fast forward to the end of last year.  There were a couple of us pregnant at the same time, myself and another gal, expecting her first.  She needed a shower, but the "shower lady" and her husband had moved to another church where he took an assistant pastorship (or whatever you call it).  I talked with the church secretary about it.  Asked who was doing that now.  

No one. 

Really??? No one???

I offered (non-nonchalantly) to plan it.  And I mentioned that I'd talk to My Beloved about the ministry.

Fabric garland... tied onto raffia.

"Pooh Corner"... aka the gift table.  Honey at the right were game prizes.

So, back in January, I had the joy of planning a baby shower for a friend of ours.  (And I'm the new "shower lady"... so cool!!!  There's another one next weekend.)

"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."  ~ Pooh
Wreath inspiration here.

She had chosen a Winnie the Pooh theme for the nursery since they didn't know boy or girl, so I decided to go with a slightly more sophisticated "Hundred Acre Wood" theme for the baby shower.  

"Time for a Little something." ~Pooh
 I started with the food table, making the garland at the front and planning the perfect foods. 

Hunny Snack Mix

Hunny Wheat Pretzels

"Pooh Sticks"... chocolate dipped pretzels.
Oak Leaf Rice Crispy Treats (also dipped in chocolate... why not?)
Hunny Bee Cupcakes
Aren't they cute??  Mini marshmallows for wings.

And some other sweet things... Kettle Corn.

Chocolate Mousse... again, why not???

Ribbon accented half pint jars in brown, yellow and white serve as cups. 

I was stumped on the center piece until I found the split peas in the supply closet.  I found some pretty glasses in the kitchen and filled them up.  The honey sticks were also the party favors.  I wrapped them with green raffia and added a little note printable that said "Thank you for bee-ing here".  Then I added the Bit O-Honey around the tables too.  


 One last little detail... the subway art.  I came up with it myself and was really happy with it... except when My Beloved pointed out that Pooh would have spelled it "hunny".  Oh well.  It's fixed now.  I put it out as a decoration on the gift table and then gifted it to the mommy (without the borrowed frame.)

For a game I came up with a bunch of "Pooh Trivia" from the original stories.  It was great because many people know the newer versions of things, but few know the real story!  And store bought bottles of honey were the prizes... very simple!

You can find the printables I used for the shower here.

The Giveaway!
And now... if anyone is interested in the word art (subway art) in that last picture, I'd love to give a few away.  Leave a comment about your favorite party theme (for a kid party, baby shower, bridal shower... or whatever!) and I'll pick a winner next Wednesday.  (That's the day I'm hoping to be nursing again... you can help me pass the time until then!) Winners will get a JPG image to print yourself.  I used a lab to print mine, but you could do it anyway you want.

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At June 18, 2012 at 11:03 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

My girls and I went to a Hundred Acre Woods shower last month! It was so cute and it looks like yours was, too. In fact, the decorations and food were very similar.

Some of my favorite party themes are actually color themes. I like to choose a color scheme and go with it! I like simplicity so this fits my style.

At August 4, 2012 at 8:07 AM , Anonymous Winnie the pooh baby shower said...

Yummy food stuff and the decoration is fantastic.

At August 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM , Blogger leslie81 said...

My favorite themes are color themes and very simple yet classic ideas. I love your invite and your framed pic at the end. These would be perfect for my best friends shower this fall. You did a great job on the party and have helped me so much.

At August 15, 2012 at 2:20 PM , Blogger ~Babychaser~ said...

I'm so glad you found some inspiration Leslie!

I'd love to see pics of your own party if you put them up!


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