There’s nothing more exciting than planning a baby shower for a family member, especially when it’s for your own sister! Jamie Forsythe of Sweet Jelly Parties designed a Dreamcatcher Inspired “Be Brave Little One” Baby Shower to celebrate Baby Graysen’s Native American family history and the theme of her nursery.
A creative dreamcatcher mobile from Hippie by Viki and custom tee pee – later added to the nursery! – are just a couple of the many *dreamy* details that pulled together this party in the park, planned from 8 states away!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
- Playful painted terra cotta pot filled succulents, arrow props & a dream catcher mobile
- Beautiful tee pee (handmade by grandma!) with tambourines, drums & rain sticks for the kids to play music
- Bead wrapped mason jars + chevron straws and feather charms
- Ombre pink tribal cake, pink watercolor “Dream Big” sign and “Baby Graysen” custom napkins
- Tee pee trail mix and “Treats For The Tribe” printed baggies
- Dreamcatcher, tee pee, patterned onesie and “Be Brave” cookies from Sweets by Gigi
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jamie…
When you’re a party planner and your sister calls and tells you she’s pregnant, you better start planning that baby shower ASAP!! That’s exactly what happened when I got that call from my sister. She lives about 8 states away so, I knew I had my work cut out for me while planning it from out of state. Thankfully because of local friends & family as well as social media I was able to find some amazing vendors in her area and started
piecing it all together.
My heart was originally set on a different theme but when she told me she wanted to decorate the nursery to honor our Native American heritage I knew that would be the perfect way to go. Tee pees and dream catchers with other tribal accents like arrows and feathers. She picked her colors of coral, grey and turquoise. My first step was picking out an invitation. I found one I like on Tiny Prints. I wanted to personalize it a little more so I emailed with a designer and was able to make color changes, font changes and even added a decorative element to tie it in more with the theme. I added some coordinating card stock behind it and had “Just A Little Sparkle” design me a matching tee pee registry tag. Wrapped it up with some twine and a feather and it was perfect. I then designed all my other paper products around that.
My sister enlisted our mother to make the baby bedding and a tee pee for the nursery. I used the tee pee at the actual shower next to the offering table. I had our mom make another larger tee pee which was set up next to a table of tambourines, drums & rain sticks for the kids to play music. Favors were tee pee trail mix and organic coconut brown sugar body scrub.
The dessert table featured doughnut hole hunting spears, beautiful cookies from Sweets By Gigi and a delicious cake from McLains Bakery. Above the table hung a dream catcher mobile that is now hanging above the babies crib. Upon entering guests filled out an advice for mommy card, wishes for baby and then took a selfie with my Polaroid camera and taped them all down onto a page in the guestbook. It was a beautiful shower featuring lots of natural elements and well thought out details. Can’t wait to meet Baby Graysen!