Vintage Winnie the Pooh Baby ShowerFebruary 17, 2013 - Author: Platinum Planner
This may be one of our favorite baby shower themes to date – Vintage Winnie-the-Pooh. It’s perfect for any gender, and perfect for a neutral shower. Since this particular shower was thrown to celebrate the arrival of a new baby boy, Tristan, subtle splashes of baby blue were added throughout the decor. The shower was thrown at a beautiful country club. Our goal was to maintain the inspiration of Winnie-the-Pooh while keeping it elegant and adding a little modern twist.
The invitations were a combination of solid beige, baby blue, sage green, and classic white papers. A chocolate brown and beige polka dot print was added to the outside of the invitation for a modern touch. A Winnie-the-Pooh quote (mom-to-be’s favorite) was added to the flap of the invitation.
The Guest Table
One large table was used to accommodate the 25 guests. Simple white linens covered the table. A burlap runner was placed down the center of the table. Four large centerpieces were placed along the runner. The centerpieces were made with large glass hurricanes filled with green moss, a rustic decorative sphere covered with yellow flowers and greenery. Wooden sprigs were arranged around the sphere along with three tall baby blue curly twigs that were arranged in the top. The large blue sprigs were approximately 5 feet tall, which worked wonderfully with the high ceilings of the room. Cattails adorned with beaded bees were also added to the centerpieces for a little bit of *bling*.
Blue and white hydrangeas were placed in mason jars filled with river rocks and water. Clear glass candle holders that looked like small flower or honey pots were filled with water and tea lights were floated in them. Yankee Candle Company has this great scent called “soft blanket” – perfect for a baby shower.
Old books were covered using brown paper grocery bags – titles of Winnie-the-Pooh books and the authors name were written on the cover. The books were stacked and tied together with a piece of twine. Purple flowers cascaded down the sides of the books and a tea light was placed on top to complete the look.
Bags of honey-colored caramel corn were tied with a simple baby blue ribbon and a handmade “For the Rumbly in your Tumbly” gift tag. The caramel corn was purchased from the Grand Rapids Popcorn Company – really affordable and tasty!
A handmade sign was made and displayed in the corner of the room. A wood burner was used to “write” on the directional arrows. A simple bouquet of baby blue balloons were tied to the top of the sign the day of the shower to complete the look.
A handmade Winnie-the-Pooh map was created with pencil sketching and shading on a yard of beige canvas. The map was hung on a twine line that was hung across the length of a large wall in the room. Winnie-the-Pooh quotes were printed in beige and baby blue cardstock and hung on either side of the map with simple wooden clothespins.
The Cake and Food Tables
The host chose a plated lunch for the guests with their choice of salad, and a sandwich. Appetizers and a beverage table were set up prior to the guest’s arrival for their snacking pleasure. Appetizers consisted of a veggie tray (Rabbit’s Garden) and a fruit tray (Piglet’s Fr-Fr-Fruit Stand). Sweet Tea and lemonade were displayed in beverage dispensers and mason jar drinking glasses were set out for the guests. A sweet treat, tangerine candy sticks, were placed in a short mason jar (Tigger Tails).
The cake was designed and ordered by the host of the shower. The cake was made by the baker from the country club and it tasted WONDERFUL!! We simply added the purple flower topper and decorated the base of the cake stand to match the rest of the shower decor.
The Gift Table
The gift table was convered in simple white linens. A burlap runner was added down the center of the table. The table was decorated with a simple Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed animal and a single baby blue balloon. Two mason jars with hydrangeas were added to the table to finish it off.
A wish tree was displayed on a table for guests to write wishes, advice, and thoughts for the new baby and mom-to-be. Instructions for filling out the tags and inspiring phrases were printed and placed in a customized picture frame. Handmade flower pens were placed in a mason jar for guests to complete their tags.
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