11 May

REAL PARTIES: Li’l Tweet Baby Shower

Li'l Tweet Owl Baby Shower

This adorable “Li’l Tweet” Baby Shower was created by Kathleen Gibson of the wonderfully creative Twig & Thistle blog.  Read on for the details, as told by the hostess herself – plus info on where you can get these charming owl-themed invites & party supplies for your own celebrations!


Li'l Tweet Owl Baby Shower

“Last year I had the honor of being asked to do the baby shower for my good friend Katie. Let me start off by saying that this was by far my favorite event to plan and design.

Katie knew that she was having a baby boy and his name would be Sebastian Sanchez. I decided to celebrate the new baby and his beautiful parents by illustrating them as a little owl family. I thought it would be fun to play up this icon and use it throughout the whole system.

Li'l Tweet Owl Baby Shower

Everything from the invites to the favors were shades of green and white, and to keep with the theme, all the food was a variation of those colors. The menu included chicken and egg salad tea sandwiches, edamame, pickles & olives and pita chips.

Li'l Tweet Owl Baby Shower

The party was capped off with homemade coconut ice cream, a white cake with butter-cream frosting and a candle for little baby Seb!

Li'l Tweet Owl Baby Shower

Inspired by a quiz card seen in Blueprint, I designed a quiz about Baby Sebastian. The guests filled in their answers and the person with the most correct won a box of color coordinated sweets!

Li'l Tweet Owl Baby Shower

The thank you notes were also letterpressed…

Li'l Tweet Owl Baby Shower

The party favors were packaged in a white pillow box affixed with a sticker. Inside was a fabric pattern and batting so each guest could make their own Baby Sanchez doll! I printed the pattern on printable fabric sheets that I ran through my Ink Jet printer.”

Li'l Tweet Owl Baby Shower


Thanks for the inspiration, Kathleen!

For those of you that love the look of this shower and want to create something similar at home – good news: the Li’l Tweet invitations, thank you cards, baby quizzes, and more are available in the Twig & Thistle Etsy shop (in multiple colors!).

Li'l Tweet Owl Baby Shower

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very nice and original!

May 11, 2009 at 7:04 am

Emily SAYS:

I just LOVE that! Great use of a motif without being too cliche – it’s so chic and modern!

May 11, 2009 at 7:48 am

Teresa SAYS:

Absolutely adorable. I love how the motif runs through everything without overwhelming. And those little cups of ice cream look delicious!

May 11, 2009 at 8:42 am

[email protected] At Home SAYS:

I love the game card with the pencil running through it. What a cute design for a shower.

May 11, 2009 at 8:56 am

Allison SAYS:

I love the owl theme. The colors are perfect and are not just your typical blue or pink. Absolutely adore how the game and invites and party favors all tie in.

May 11, 2009 at 9:12 am

Sandra @ribbonsandfavors.com SAYS:

Really nice shower theme and those look like great tissue paper pomanders. They are such an easy way to pull your theme colors up. I also like your very cute pillow box favors with your custom label.

May 11, 2009 at 9:47 am

Boston Bachelorette Parties SAYS:

The ice cream alone is cool!

May 11, 2009 at 9:58 am

Monique SAYS:

Very Cute!

May 11, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Julianne SAYS:

Wow, that is a great website and I love the owls, uber cute!


May 12, 2009 at 8:50 am

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor SAYS:

What a great ‘shower in a box’ idea! Wish I had some babies arriving in the family soon so I could do this one!

May 12, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Alyson SAYS:

Adorable! Using several shades of the same color added something special to this shower. And I LOVE the owls. Thanks for sharing!

May 13, 2009 at 9:49 am

Down Comforter SAYS:

I love using the owl as the theme animal – not very common.

May 15, 2009 at 9:57 am

jenniferL SAYS:

i love the theme… great party!

August 4, 2009 at 3:08 pm

trulyprettyprintables SAYS:

I am looking for an affordable Baby Shower Invitations printer and your article just helped me out the right way.


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