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Photos of the decor from Alison Sweeney’s baby shower are now up on the HWTM Facebook page! All the details for how to recreate the theme will be up in the baby shower themes section by the end of the month, but in the meantime, feel free to ask questions either here or in the photo gallery!

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For more info on Alison’s shower (hosted by Hot Mom’s Club & benefitting St. Jude Children’s Hospital), check out the Celebrity Baby Blog recap, or the previous posts here at hwtm: Shower Sneak Peek & Diaper Cake details.

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

40 responses to “New Photo Gallery: Alison’s Baby Shower”

  1. Lisa R. says:

    Everything is so adorable! I love the little pink birdies and the jordan almonds in the nests!

  2. It turned out beautifully! (Great job on the diaper cake, btw!!). Lovely touches everywhere!

  3. Everything is great! Love all the little details.

  4. laurie says:

    The mom and bird centerpiece is so sweet! Love it all!

  5. Cute, cute, cute baby shower theme. I really like the multi colors that have been used from the traditional pastels and new brights. Especially nice that this theme doesn’t dictate a color but would be fun to combine other colors and still be “baby”.

  6. Baby Shower says:

    Beautiful theme. Did you include baby shower games in this marvelous theme?

  7. Tanaz says:

    Hi Jenn,

    You are amazing in all that you do. I have two questions for you. I am doing a baby shower for my best friend.. She is having a little girl and I wanted to do a peaches n Cream theme. I love that fact that you served IZZE drinks. Where can I buy bottles at the best value… also the ostrich feathers where can I purchase those for the best value.. thank you

  8. jenn s. says:

    Thanks for the nice note, Tanaz! I love your theme idea – there are so many fun ways you can play up that theme – especially with food & drinks!

    You probably already know this – but IZZE just came out with a Peach flavor (well, it’s the newest of the flavors at least) – so it will match your theme perfectly! I usually buy them BevMo or Target, but they’re often even on sale at the grocery store. (I’ve never had to purchase a super large amount like we had at Alison’s shower – because IZZE was one of the sponsors so all of the drinks were donated.) You can also get them at Amazon, but with the added cost of shipping, I don’t think it really saves you a lot of $.

    For ostrich feathers, try Save-On-Crafts if you just want to purchase a few:
    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/featherboas.html

    or for a ton of them (50+), try Fabulous Feathers:
    http://www.fabulousfeathers.net/store/Scripts/default.asp

    You can also try local floral supply stores – they often have great deals, but you’ll usually be limited to the “stock” colors they have on-hand, like white or black.

    Good luck with the planning!

    Cheers,
    Jenn :)

  9. Chris @ Celebrations At Home says:

    This shower is beatiful. I love the decorated bird houses and the diaper cake is awesome!

  10. Tanaz says:

    Thanks Jenn I will check out the websites… and yes I knew about the peach.. I am excited to see how everything turns out..

  11. Maryann says:

    We plan to do something similar for our friend’s baby shower based on your inspiration. Do you plan to post the showee details in the party theme section anytime soon?

  12. Debra says:

    So sweet & springlike on a cold January day!

  13. Melissa says:

    Hi!!! I just love this theme. I was wondering I am planning a baby shower and was wondering where you found your little pink birdies and the cut out birds. They are soooo cute and you are so talented. Thank you all for all your wonderful ideas.

    Melissa
    Chasongspayde.com

  14. jenn s. says:

    Maryann –
    We do plan to post the details soon – either this week or next week at the latest!

    Melissa –
    The little pink birdies are from Michaels and the bird cut-outs are actually chipboard bird shapes that I traced then covered with scrapbook paper. I used 2 sizes of Maya Bird Coaster Albums: http://www.mayaroad.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_8&products_id=46 – they’re available at scrapbook stores and online.

    Thanks for the kind words :)

  15. Melissa says:

    Thank you so very much for all the info. Ok one more Q I just love the paper you used!!! My I ask the paper company? It is hard to find the right look. Thank you again and for all your help. We really love all that you do. I would love to donate boxes sometime we just love to do giveaways.

    Melissa

  16. Christina says:

    So adorable … The colors are so perfect.

  17. Linda says:

    Jenn,

    My daughter and I are planning a baby shower with the bird theme. Thanks for all the adorable ideas. I especially love the little twig (or is it wire) birds. I would love to know where I can get them and the adorable bird cookies or at the very least where I could purchase the cookie cutter. Thanks so much………….

  18. jenn s. says:

    Hi Linda –

    The little wire/twig birds are from Target (in the candle aisle) and the bird cookies were custom made by Sunflower Baking in L.A., so you actually can order them – or she will create/sell custom cookie cutters too :)

    Just mention you want the same design created for Alison Sweeney’s shower. Here’s the link to her website – she’s really nice!
    http://www.sunflowerbaking.com/

  19. jenn s. says:

    I just realized she actually has a link to the exact cookies on her site! Here you go:
    http://www.sunflowerbaking.com/resources/sweeney.html

  20. joanne cheng says:

    i love this theme and want to use it for a baby shower that i am throwing. where did you get the bird houses?

  21. jenn s. says:

    Hi Joanne –
    I got the bird houses at Michaels – they were just plain wood so I gave them 2 coats of craft paint, then added a some scrapbook paper to dress them up. It was fun! :)

  22. ariana says:

    I love this baby shower theme and intend to have it for my baby shower. I was wondering where you got the scrapbook paper. thanks so much!!

  23. Linda Leeman says:

    Hi again Jenn,
    I just purchased the bird houses at Michael’s. Just wondering what type of glue/adhesive you used to add the scrapbook paper. For our bird theme baby shower we also used the American Crafts line of paper. We went with the Everyday line. Love the modern colors, brown, blue, orange, pea green with enough pink to still keep it girly…. Again, thanks for all the great ideas.

  24. Jen says:

    Help! I’m throwing a baby shower with this theme. Where can I find cute vases for the ostrich feathers?

  25. jenn s. says:

    Hi Jen –
    All of the vases we used at Alison’s shower were purchased at IKEA – and they were still there as of a week ago. Do you have an IKEA near you? If not, places like Target, Home Goods, and Michaels are also great places to shop for cute, affordable vases!

    Linda –
    I am just seeing your last comment for the first time – sorry about that! :0 I’m assuming you already had the shower, but just in case – to answer your question – we used both a regular glue stick and Elmer’s craft spray glue to add the paper to the chipboard pieces. Both worked well… the spray glue gave the best coverage though. Hope the party was a success! :)

  26. jenn s. says:

    Ariana –
    I got the scrapbook paper at a local store in San Diego called Cool Scrapbook Stuff, but the brand name is American Crafts™, so you can search for it online as well!

  27. Linda L. says:

    Hi Jenn,
    Thanks for getting back to me about the birdhouses. I ended up using a really good gluestick to add the paper to the birdhouses and the chipboard birds. And yes, the shower was a super great success. We were able to take all of your ideas and run with them. We purchased the cookie cutter from Sunflower Baking and made all the cookies in colors to match the paper, we improvised on our own version of the modern diaper cake, along with the colorful birdhouses, flowers, etc. We even cut wood slices from an old tree and used them to set the birdhouses and flower arrangements on. Everyone was really impressed. Wish you could have seen the pictures. Thanks again for all your help.

  28. Jen says:

    One more question…how did you do the cute little signs (congratulations, thank you, etc.)? I’m trying to figure out how to emphasie the mama bird/baby bird theme (not just a bird theme). Thanks so much for your help!

  29. Melissa says:

    Hi!! I just wanted to thank you for giving me the inspiration for a baby shower idea. The mama bird theme was a hit. Check it out when you have time.www.chasingspayde.blogspot.com

    Melissa

  30. ney says:

    Hi!
    I was searching for a bird themed party and stumbled in your blog site.
    I was wondering how you made the “thanks” card as well as the “baby girl” card. I really like its cuteness. Would you mind telling me how you did it?

  31. Monay Matthews says:

    HI JENN I AM DOING A BIRD THEMED SHOWER NEXT MONTH AND I LOVE THE THANK YOU CARDS TO YOU HAVE A TEMPLATE WITH THAT DESIGN OR CAN YOU LET ME KNOW WHERE TO GET THEM. (sorry about the caps)

  32. jenn s. says:

    Hi Monay –
    I can send that file to you. Do you have Adobe Illustrator? You’ll need that to modify it at all. If not, I can send a PDF or jpeg, but the colors will be the exact same as what you see here!

  33. ney says:

    Hi Ms. Jenn!

    My baby girl will have her baptism next month and I really love the “Thanks”, “Little one”, and “Welcome” signs. Would you mind telling me how you did those?

    Thanks!

  34. jenn s. says:

    Hi Ney –
    I actually created those myself in Adobe Illustrator. Do you want me to email them to you?

  35. Tammy Corley says:

    Where could I purchase the bird diaper cake?
    Thanks!
    Tammy

  36. jenn s. says:

    Hi Tammy –

    I actually made the cake myself. Here’s a link to the tutorial on it: http://blog.hwtm.com/2008/11/first-attempt-at-a-diaper-cake/

    Hope that helps!

  37. Lisa says:

    Hi Jenn,

    Can you also send me the Thank you card template when you have a moment? Thanks so much! Lisa

  38. Megann says:

    I am very inspired by all of the bird themed baby shower ideas. I am throwing a shower for my best friend in this theme in a few weeks. Can you send me the thanks, baby girl, and welcome signs by email as well? Thank-you sooooo much!

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