10 Feb

Bird-Inspired Baby Shower {Yellow & Gray}

Amazing Yellow & Gray Bird Inspired Baby Shower

Baby on the brain? GOOD… because Julianne of A Modern Proposal Event Planning knows just how to throw an amazing baby shower! Even if you’re nowhere near “nesting” mode right now though, you can still enjoy this wonderfully modern & fresh Bird-Inspired Baby Shower, complete with a fabulous (and gender-neutral!) yellow & gray color palette.

Julianne did an amazing job creating an oh-so chic shower by incorporating one of the mom-to-be’s loves: birds. I’m definitely a passenger on the bird theme bandwagon. From owls to robins, you can’t go wrong with a bird themed party. The use of designer fabric throughout the party does a nice job tying everything together. Say bye-bye to streamers and hello to felt flowers and tissue paper pom-poms! The modern baby shower is here to stay…

Bird Cookies and Felt Flower Details

Read on for lots more inspiring photos + party details… 

Invitation and Decor

Invitation and Decor

"Tweet" Dessert Table

Cupcake and Favor

Bird Cage and Floral Arrangements

Cupcakes, Felt Wreath, and "Tweet" Notes

Invitation and Decor

Invitation and Decor


PARTY DETAILS from Julianne

This was a gender-neutral baby shower (Yellow and Grey) with a bird theme. The bird theme was chosen because the mom to be loves birds, and actually has a yellow parrot of her own. Most of the décor also had an underlying polka dot theme to match the baby’s nursery.

DIY Projects included: the two bird trees on either side of the sweets table; the picture frames & cross stitch frames; the wreath hanging on the front of the ‘guest book’ table; the candy favors; the sweet little birds in the floral arrangements; the table runners; the baby book; and the felt flowers.

Activities included: “guess the number of q-tips in the jar”; advice for the mom to be (on super-cute note cards for the mom-to-be’s scrapbook!); and “finish the nursery rhymes”.


– Event Planning + Décor Design: A Modern Proposal Event Planning
– Photos: Capture It!
– Stationery: Pink Polka Design
– Cookies + Cupcakes: Bluebird Cakes
– Floral Arrangements: La Piazza Dasee
– Bird Pattern: Etsy
– Fabric used for Table Runners: Michael Miller

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Megan SAYS:

I love this party!! It’s gorgeous!

Reply February 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

Simply beautiful and elegant love the yellow , your posts are amazing and so inspiring Jenn

Reply February 10, 2011 at 10:33 am


Can you tell me more about the wreath? Materials? It’s gorgeous!

Reply February 10, 2011 at 10:46 am


LOVE the fabric elements like the flowers at the corners of the cupcake table, the wreath, the embroidery hoops! Ah! Love!

Reply February 10, 2011 at 11:30 am

Jen @ The Finer Things SAYS:

Every detail of this shower is just so lovely! I’m a big sucker for all gray + yellow palettes, too!

Reply February 10, 2011 at 12:19 pm

sharon SAYS:

Great ideas!!! Love your ideas and themes!!!

Reply February 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Anneliese SAYS:

Just a gorgeous shower! I love the color palette and the textural details–great use of the felt flowers!

Reply February 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm

katrina SAYS:

Is this a good reason to have another one? haha j/k :)

Reply February 11, 2011 at 7:53 am


Love this party almost as much as the owls party!! Thanks for sharing, adorable as always!


Reply February 11, 2011 at 8:55 am

Tom @ Wall Tapestries SAYS:

The idea of color as a theme in a party is superb. The green gives such a nice relief with the yellow and gray! The art on the cards are so nice, and love seeing birds as they are very uplifting.

Reply February 13, 2011 at 2:48 am

Design Fixation SAYS:

I absolutely love this theme, the little birdies are too adorable. The fabric stuffed birds could be used in the baby’s nursery once he or she is born :)

Reply February 27, 2011 at 9:31 am

Sandra @ ribbonsandfavors.com SAYS:

Wow….makes a lovely Grown Up feel shower theme. Very nice!

Reply March 5, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Brianna SAYS:

I love the phrase, “I’m definitely a passenger on the bird themed bandwagon”. I totally am too! I had to have just the right swallows for my wedding invites, and I still love them. This is so cute!

Reply March 12, 2011 at 6:05 pm

elizabethdoodah SAYS:

love this theme! sophisticated!

Reply June 9, 2011 at 2:42 am

lisamarch SAYS:

I used this theme, but using green instead of yellow, for a baby shower yesterday. The guests had all met the new mom via Twitter, so the bird theme was particularly fitting.
The shower was beautiful and the guests had a great time! I received many compliments. Thanks!

Reply June 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm

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