Ahh, flowers bloom. The days start getting longer. Spring is here. When I think of spring, I think of growth and new life. And so quite naturally my mind goes to...babies! And what better way to throw a Spring baby shower than to have a bird-themed event? That is just "tweeting" Spring all over :)
So sit tight and let's go for a little ride of what it would look like for me to host a "Bless your Nest" baby shower!
The cool part about this baby shower theme is that even the snacks and treats can be part of the decor. Cute little nest cucpcakes with peeps or cookies for the birds along with Robin's egg candies not only act as snacks, but doubles as decor. The picture in the middle of the bird house diaper cake is a very practical gift for the mom-to-be, but is also adorable and and would be great for decor. To finish it off, having a vase with branches to make a "wishing tree" for the guests to write sweet words of encouragement and/or advice to the mom on bird shaped paper is just way too awesome! You could even have a clever slogan on the near-by sign like "Tweet all about it"- write a word of advice or encouragement for the mom.
If you didn't want to have nests for the cupcakes, you could use one of these alternatives. The pretzel haystack nests are easy to make and could also be given as a treat for the guests to take home, along with you a thank you note saying something like "Thanks so much for blessing my nest!" Another snack version of the bird nest is made with rice krispies and the robin's egg candies. Yum!
I couldn't find good pictures, but I have a couple of game ideas.
The first game idea is one many use for Thanksgiving time and it's where the player has an empty kleenix box filled with feathers tied around their waist and in one minute they have to see how many feathers they can get out of the box by only shaking their hips. Hilarious and super easy! To put a baby spin on this, there could be two players to a team and one player has to shake the feathers out along with baby items like a pacifier, baby wipe, washcloth, etc. in about 2 minutes and the other player has to grab the baby items and put them on themselves somehow (no baby items touching floor). I just came up with that off the top of my head. Sounds fun!
Another game would be to have the guests take a thick piece of paper (like cardstock) and a marker or crayon, and while the paper is on their forehead or on the top of their head they have to draw their best version of a baby bird. The mom-t0-be gets to judge which one is the best. That game is so inexpensive, but fun!
To wrap it up:
As the guests leave, these cute little bird seed ornaments could be sent home with them along with a tag attached including the coming baby's name and estimated arrival. The back of the tag could say "Thanks for being so 'tweet' " or "Bird may be the word, but thanks is mine".
This would be such a fun party to host. If you or someone you know needs help hosting a baby shower and think this theme would be just perfect, please reach out to me. I would love to help you throw a "Bless your nest" baby shower!
Until next time, please comment below and give suggestions for new blog posts in the future. If there is a certain theme or party you would love to see me write about just let me know! And as always, please feel free to contact me with any questions at all. I am here to take the stress off of you! Hit me up if you need help planning your next party. Let A.M. Parties bring the party to you! :)