Thus far, I tried to stay gender neutral and provide ideas for a girl, boy or surprise baby shower. But, for this post, I'm going girly. Very, very girly. The collection of gorgeous Etsy crafts below are all about birds: the birdies themselves, bird cages and branches. My color palette of choice is pink (of course), sage green and cream, but as you will see there are plenty of ways to color a beautiful, feminine, birdie baby shower.
This printable invitation by Apple Jack Designs reminds me of the bunting that I adore from the Summer Baby Shower post. The colors are soft and feminine and the design hits a sweet spot of not boring and not overwhelming.
|by Apple Jack Designs|
The Pretty Girl Shop makes these modern invitations. I love the line, "a little birdie told me..." The color can of course be customized and they come with coordinating envelopes. The Pretty Girl Shop is generously offering free shipping to NSB readers with the coupon code "NEXTSTOP".
|by The Pretty Girl Shop|
One last invitation - they are all so different and beautiful, I couldn't decide! This one is made by Sassy Photo Creations and it's a digital file, so you print the invitations yourself. Use the coupon code "NEXTSTOP10" for 10% discount on your entire purchase!
|by Sassy Photo Creations|
Drinks - Champagne punch. Yum. Click HERE for the awesome recipe from the blog Stranded in Cleveland (image below). And for a non-alcoholic version mix 2 quarts of cranberry or pomegranate juice, a can of frozen pink lemonade and a 1/2 liter bottle of sparkling water.
Food - Berry salad (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, a little lemon juice, a little sugar) with whipped cream topping. Scones like the one below from the blog Savory Sweet Life and a selection of jams to enjoy with them (click HERE for the recipe). Butter cookies and puff pastries. Vanilla cupcakes with pink frosting and pink sprinkles.
|via Stranded in Cleveland|
|via Savory Sweet Life|
These gorgeous little birds by Vintage Green Limited are designed as wedding cake toppers, but I envision them as part of a centerpiece or sweet additions to the food or reception table. I chose the pink and sage pair, but the colors and patterns are infinite and each is more beautiful then the last. Get free shipping (in the US only) with the coupon code "nextstopbaby".
|by Vintage Green Limited|
These tags by Craft Zany are perfect for guests to write wishes and advice (on the back) for the mommy-to-be. They can be hung from the branches of a small potted tree or loose branches in a vase. The result is a beautiful decoration and a collection of loving words for the guest of honor to save and cherish. Thank you to Craft Zany for offering free shipping (in the US only) with the coupon code "free shipping".
|by Craft Zany|
These sweet birdie cut outs would make perfect confetti for the reception or food table. Dolce Caramella (the Etsy crafter) is offering NSB readers a a 15% discount on the current shop listing of 100+ birds and custom orders through June 1, 2011
|via Dolce Caramella|
These cupcake toppers and coordinating wrappers are by Australian Etsy crafter TADA Printables... hence they are printables (you purchase the digital file and print yourself). There are a bunch of colors to choose from to coordinate with your theme.
|by TADA Printables|
Frog Prince Paperie makes this full package printable party pack (try saying that 3 times fast). It includes straw flags, pennants, thank you tags, tented labels...and A LOT more!
|by Frog Prince Paperie|
These hearts made of birdseed by Nature Favors are perfect favors for a birdie themed baby shower. They are eco-friendly and handmade from all natural ingredients. Get 20% off all 3" bird seed favors with the coupon code "nextstopbaby".
|by Nature Favors|