03 Apr

HWTM in Pregnancy Magazine: Owl-Themed Baby Shower

owl themed baby shower

Have a baby shower in the works? If you’re looking for a fun concept, here’s an owl-themed baby shower that I created for this month’s issue (April 2009) of Pregnancy magazine, featuring super-cute plush owls, colorful feathers, woodsy elements, and more!

owl themed baby shower

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P.S. This could also be a fun theme for a kids birthday party… just change the title to something like “Look Hoo’s Turning ONE!”

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Katie SAYS:

Fun baby shower theme! Those owl dolls are SO CUTE!!!!

April 3, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Kristy SAYS:

So cute! Those stuffed owls are adorable! I was looking at twig and thistle from the previous post and they have an owl baby shower too! http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/tag/owl-baby-shower/

April 3, 2009 at 2:03 pm

mahrya SAYS:

What an absolutely unique idea! I love the totally natural feel of the shower…here’s hoping I have the opportunity to use this idea soon. ☺

April 4, 2009 at 4:21 am

darci SAYS:

Hi there-

Love this idea! I’m an owl addict and am going to have to share this with my friends (maybe they’ll take the hint that I’d love this theme for my baby shower……………..for the baby that’s not on the way yet). Never hurts to plan.

Check out the “owl crazy” category on my blog – lots of great owl stuff that goes right along w/ this theme. Here are some cute owl onesies that I’ve stocked up on to give as baby gifts: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22968002

Love your blog!

April 4, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Jess SAYS:

This is great! Congrats on the feature :)

April 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

darci –
Thanks so much for the link – those owl onesies are super cute!

Kristy –
I adore that owl themed shower from twig and thistle too!

April 6, 2009 at 9:10 am

Melissa SAYS:

We have an Owl themed nursery. I think I found a great theme for my daughters 1st birthday!!! Yeah!

April 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Zudannie SAYS:

Love, love, love this theme! I am going to suggest this theme to my mom and sis for our upcoming baby arrival. What would be a theme appropriate favor?

April 15, 2009 at 4:16 pm


I just found these cute “owl always love you” soaps that are meant to be for wedding favors but think they go along with the baby shower idea. I think I might use them as a favor for the owl themed baby shower I am going to throw for a friend in a few weeks! http://supergiftplace.0.kateaspenshops.com/product/owl-always-love-you-scented-soap.html

April 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Ann –
Those owl soaps are ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing!!

Zudannie –
Here’s another cute owl soap favor idea from plum party: http://www.plumparty.com/22653.html

or these chocolate owl lollipops would be cute wrapped in cellophane and tied with a colorful ribbon

and these mini owl notepads/post it holders would also be cute (they’re featured as the favor idea in the article too) http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_5&listing_id=19720505

Good luck! :)

April 18, 2009 at 7:11 am

Lucy SAYS:

Hi I just read this looking for ideas for an owl themed nursery. I loved your ideas for the owl themed shower… so cute!! Just wanted to let you know there is a cute owl set of onsies, towels burpcloths, etc @ http://www.shopbegora.com They are hand made by two women I just met this weekend @ a craft show. Their stuff is so nice. You should check it out

May 6, 2009 at 10:01 am


Love this! I did a baby announcement with an owl and said “Whoooo’s here?” You can see it on my website at: http://tonalitydesigns.com/owl.aspx
I’ve been doing invitations for a few years now and I’m finally launching my portfolio site. Hopefully it inspires people as much as HWTM! I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t discovered HWTM. To quote from Wedding Date, “I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met.”

May 19, 2009 at 9:23 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Thanks so much for the sweet message, Amy! You’ve made my day :)

LOVE your owl announcement design, btw!

May 19, 2009 at 12:10 pm


Wow! Did I really just get a reply back from Jenn herself? and a LOVE shout out!?!? Now you just made my day.

May 19, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Jessica SAYS:

I think I just found the theme for my girls birthday party this year! My oldest will turn two and 5 days later my youngest will turn 1. :)

August 11, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Baby Moments http://www.scan4d.co.uk/ SAYS:

This is so cute http://www.scan4d.co.uk/

April 6, 2015 at 10:05 am

Shannon SAYS:

I just finished my two month old daughters room in owls as well. I found really cute owl (with glow in the dark eyes) material at Fabricland. I also took a leaf candle holder and instead of putting tea lights in the holders on the branches, I made little nests with owls. It is really cute. Christmas time is a good time to look for little owls. They are really “in” this year and I am finding many different kinds of owls for her room.

December 8, 2009 at 11:42 am

Kadie SAYS:

Hey everyone! Love your ideas!! I’m planning an owl-themed bday for my almost-1 year old and this has been very helpful! His nursery was also done in “owls.” Here’s a link to the pics of his nursery.

January 4, 2010 at 9:36 am

Shannon SAYS:

I found a really cute owl “piggy bank” at Target this past Christmas. It’s quite nice and is a dark pink colour. It was only $12 which I thought was a steal. I also found at Meijer, I believe, a purple owl hooded towel. Owls are everywhere. I wanted to mention too that I recently saw an plush owl with ribbons hanging down as its legs where hairclips can be placed. Nothing cuter than that!

January 4, 2010 at 9:50 am

Angie SAYS:

what a great baby shower theme. Here are some adorable owl onesies for great for boys or girls.

February 25, 2010 at 7:36 am

Becky L SAYS:

Currently, Target has cute little stuffed owls and have found some easter owls (who knew?) at WalMart. Planning a WHOOO doesn’t love a baby theme party for my good friend. It has been a challenge to find the owl stuff but have found great ideas like this one: http://sbees.blogspot.com/2009/03/owly-baby-shower.html

March 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm
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