Sunday, November 20, 2011

rustic owls...a baby shower

A friend of mine, Tanya, is expecting her first child...a sweet baby boy named Liam, in January. She is one of those people that just goes out of her way to help others and her enthusiasm is contagious.

Her baby shower, themed after the way she is decorating Liam's nursery...rustic owls...was simply GORGEOUS. I haven't seen too many baby boy owl themes carried out as beautifully as this celebration was...did I mention she's a wedding & event planner too?
The little pumpkin and I had a great time last Saturday celebrating baby Liam's upcoming arrival with Tanya, her relatives, and friends.There was a mix-up with the photographer so when we arrived, Tanya asked me to help her capture some memories of this special day. Talk about nervous! Professional photographer I am not, but I hope I was able to capture some sweet details of her special celebration.The cake was a masterpiece - LOVE!The mama-to-be with her hostesses...This sweet sign greeted guests...everyone added their fingerprint to form the leaves on the tree - what a sweet guestbook! And what a fun addition to baby Liam's nursery!Mama & Liam too...were the "owls".Another cute addition to baby Liam's nursery...Cute invitation - sorry for the privacy blurs!The dessert table - everything was just beautiful!Mini caramel apples...yum!Of course *I* love these pumpkins!!!And look at these cookies!This stand was so perfect for the little nest treats...Chocolate and banana pudding served in baby food jars...And of course, chocolate and white milk! Love the milk station ;)Every little detail was just perfect!Time for presents!I took lots of pics of Tanya with all the goodies she received - here are some of my favorites...There's something so special about a handmade gift, especially one that takes time to make. A sweet friend made this beautiful baby blanket for Liam - I just love it!Every little boy needs a pair of superhero swimming trunks...the cuteness factor when they're an itty bitty size is just off the charts!More cute owls!Liam, you are one blessed baby boy to be welcomed with love by such sweet parents. You are loved by so many already!Can't wait to meet you sweet little one! Photobucket