Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pretty in Pink

          A few weeks ago I hosted a baby shower for my daughter-in-law who was expecting our first grand-daughter. This is new territory for our little family since we have two sons and three grandsons. Our life has been boys,boys,boys!!

Needless to say pink was the main color of choice since it's a color we rarely ever see.
Since the kids were doing her room in shades of pink with fairies, I decided to do a Woodland Fairy theme shower. Now the woodland part I felt comfortable with.....but pink fairies was a brand new world for me.
I love the wooden trays I found -The right is from Crate n Barrel the left Target

Luckily this seemed to be a popular year for gnomes and fairies so I found almost too many great items.Target, Etsy and our local garden centers seemed to be the best places. It was so hard to narrow it down to just a few. In one of the above photos you will see one of my favorites a lime green gnome candle. That little sweetie came from Target and he was on clearance!

Next I found the cutest little succulent plants to use as favors from a shop called Sanpedrocactus. They were absolutely adorable. To keep them in woodland feel I wrapped them in small squares cut used coffee bags. Then I added a soft pink and white fluffy yarn around the container to hold the burlap in place.

 I just felt like it extended the woodland feeling, to have each guest take home a living thank you. What really finished them off were the tiny pink mushrooms I found on Etsy that I included. The shop is called Small Old Things. I also found a cute little outdoor fairy door that I used as a prize. As my Mother always said "It's all in the details". So I tried to pay extra attention to all of the details of the event.

I decided to try my hand at making a pendant banner which I am now very into and may make one for each of grand-children's birthdays. Tons of ideas are now bouncing around in my head!

The center of the fireplace mantel I found the cutest fairy doll from a shop called Happy Dolls by Lesya to use as a center piece, and as a gift to little Hadleigh. Check out her shop she has so many beautiful dolls.

I also made lots of little moss pots and felt toadstools to sit around and give every little corner a woodland fairy feel.
Many of these moss pots and toadstools the Mommy-to-be was able to use in the baby's room. That made my clean up and "what to do" with these little items so much easier!

Having the shower at the end of a season really helped the cost because nearly everything was either on sale or found in a clearance section.

Family members playing one of our games.
I went back and forth about whether to do games or not. I just wasn't sure if it was really still popular. In the end we decided yes on the games, and the ones we chose we very funny.If you know my family funny is very important. This game was to draw a baby on top of your head. Then the mommy-to-be picked her favorite. All of my prizes were also centered around the woodland,fairy, and garden theme.

So keeping with the woodland feel and attention to detail I decided to order these twig colored pencils to use in the games and for each guest to take home with her.

I also added these carved radishes to the salad to give it a woodland fairy feel too. They are very easy and really didn't take as long as I had thought they would. I did them the evening before the event and stored them in the refrigerator.
I tried to use wooden trays for serving as much as I could and when it came time to set up my main table display I was stumped as what to use as a lift.
Then a trip to the back of our shop solved that problem. I noticed two logs chunks from a downed tree just perfect for this. I plan to use these in a million different ways all year.

We had a great day together celebrating our first baby girl. But with time running out we knew we had to finish her room.

So Jason and I spent many evenings and weekends painting a window on her wall as a peek into a fairy garden.

We added little fairies around her room as if a few have escaped their world and into hers. This is something I so enjoy with my son.....but was certainly a new and strange territory for us. There is still a few details to add when we have time......because as you can see our sweet grand-daughter has arrived!!

We are more than over joyed and ready to spoil her and love her as much as we have our three wonderful grandsons!

As a footnote I wanted to include a couple of other Etsy shops I used. The first one is for my invitations I found that were just darling from a shop called Gracie Girl Notes. The other is the cutest pink striped straws from a shop called Bon Fortune. I used them with the pink grapefruit Izzy 's that I love.


  1. How wonderful!!! No detail left out, which doesn't surprise me with you...you're pretty incredible. And the baby is SO precious - love the photos you left on facebook, Rebecca - CONGRATULATIONS...you're gonna' have so much fun with that little girl! XOXOXO

    1. Tanya you are so sweet thank you!! She is going to be so rotten with all of us and these boys.

  2. I love the magic of faeries and you did a great job with the decorations for the baby shower. Congratulations by the way, she is a cutie!

  3. You had way to much fun with that! Congratulations on the precious little one:)

    1. Thank you! Yes I really did have tons of fun...especially buying girly things that was quite a treat indeed!

  4. Oh my goodness! First of all, congratulations :::))))
    I so enjoyed reading and getting a peak at all the beautiful, personal touches you made for the special shower. We live in a land of all boys, all boy nephews..so I can get what you say at how odd it is to do pink. That banner is so thoughtful and pretty. I can see why your head is dancing with ideas. Enjoy that pumpkin.

  5. Such a wonderful baby shower!!! Pink is pretty :) I'm trying to convince my two little boys that ;-)

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  6. HOW DARLING!!!! Oh I love fariy gardens, have you seen them as container gardens? I've waited til my girlies were 'old enough' but they still dona't do it right, so I jsut ned to get my own!!!!! What a WONDERFUL party, most darlingest I have EVER SEEN. I might try to copy for my girl's joint party. FABULOUS.

  7. You sure put a lot of work into this, it's amazing! Love the pencils & the radishes!!
    Thanks for popping by Alderberry Hill, I appreciate it so much. Feel free to link up to my Make the Scene Monday link party as well!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! She's a BEAUTY! And, wow, wow, BIG, BIG WOWEEEEEEEEE! What a gorgeous shower you gave! I had no idea you could paint (on top of all your OTHER wonderful talents) but you surely CAN! I love EVERYTHING you did all the way to the details on the radishes. You, my sweet friend, are a ROCK STAR! And a beautiful, caring human being! And I just LOVE you! XXXOOO! Kai