I hate being the center of attention. At least when I'm in the room I dislike it. All eyes and ears on me. Hosting a party is just so difficult. But I think what helped with this baby shower was that I began preparing for it about two months in advance. Albeit a small and simple shower, I began gathering ideas and making lists as I washed the dishes, folded laundry, etc. So all of it sort of came together perfectly in the end. I've decided that is how I am throwing every party from now on. They may take a few months of work, but in the end the less stress the better.
So my lovely friend was having a baby boy, and I asked what her favorite animal was so I could come up with a theme. Her answer was, "Elk, wolves, and horses." I don't really know how to cutesy up elk or wolves, so we went with horses. Baby horses <3
It really was a simple shower, but I decided to post some pictures along with links to where I gathered my ideas. Enjoy!
Tissue Paper Banner tutorial can be found here.
I went with balloons because I wanted a lot of color but minimal effort.
Truffle recipe can be found at Bakerella here.
Party animal idea found here. This is a Schleich foal found on Amazon here. Oh Schleich figurines, how I adore thee.
This rocking horse must be attributed to my husband. He spent many hours helping me design and put it together and then paint it. All I did was cut out the wood. The basic design is a collaboration of different rocking horses we found online.
Can you tell I just loved that foal? He was adorable.
"Once upon a time..." quote idea found here.
I really loved keeping this party simple. If I could have branched out more I think I would have purchased these as part of the party favors, and made a few of these to go along with the other snacks that were served. I also thought it would be cute to have a caramel apple bar to go along with the horse theme, but it didn't happen. Oh well, there's always another time right?