22 August 2016

Sweet Woodland Baby Shower

So, my last post left us all with me wearing my new outfit and heading to Oklahoma to visit 

and help host our daughter's Woodland Baby shower.

I really want to tell you all how much I appreciate your support and kindness, as I share 

fashion finds and wear them.

It is a new chapter of my life and you welcomed me-thank you.

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I left our home on Friday morning and drove the four hours to Oklahoma with lots and lots 

of rain but arrived in good shape and ready to set up the goodies for the baby shower.

I am very happy to share the details of the shower with you, as I think that you could use 

this theme for many gatherings.

It is simple, sweet, natural and classic.

gold deer, boxwood garland-mason jars-flowers-gold candles

  All social gatherings must have flowers and greenery, it is a absolute must to include them in your budget when hosting a party.
Flowers add texture, interest, color and are great fillers for empty spots on your tables.

Great place to purchase flowers is Costco, your local market and of course Trader Joe's. 
For the woodland theme Baby Shower we used the following:
a. Eucalyptus 
b. Sage
c. Boxwood stems
d. Carnations
e. Baby's breath
f.  Cotton

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We used two different types of faux garland, one boxwood garland, and the other floral.

We combined three delicate gold deer which held tea candles, a variety of mason jars and 

gold candles to create various vignettes on tables and throughout her home.

For our color theme we used green, pink, gold, clear, white, and natural.

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Rebecca and I wanted to serve the cake on a large  bark slab, but goodness gracious those 

slabs are so expensive. We chose to use a wood slice instead, and improvised by 

purchasing a extra large wood slice and setting it on top of  a mud pie pedestal cake stand.

We covered the slab with wax paper before placing the cake on top of the slice, trimming

the wax paper to fit just underneath the cake, so as not to show.

Frost the cake while on the slab, so you don't risk the chance of the cake falling apart.

Add some real and faux flowers and of course a cute little deer on top of the cake after 


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We purchased this galvanized metal and wood sign for the party, knowing that it would

be transitioned into the nursery.
At home with jemma decorates for a baby girl baby shower

We added a burlap runner, cotton, mason jars with flowers, paper straws placed in a white 

ceramic vessel, and a rustic metal two tiered cake stand, for the dessert table.

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As a thank you to our guests we purchased Linen bags from Saveoncrafts, stamped them 

with a deer, filled each bag with a pack of sunflower seeds and tucked them in mini clay 


I love these linen bags, they are not flimsy.

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Supply List for Sweet Woodland Baby Shower/ Woodland Party 

1.  Clay pots
2.  Tiered cake stand
3.  Linen bags
4.  Seed packets
5.  Galvanized metal and wood decorative pieces
5.  White & pink carnations, eucalyptus, sage, baby's breath
6.  Deer stamp & black ink pad
7.  Various jars filled with flowers
8.  Gold deer and tea lights (Hobby Lobby)
9.  Greenery
10. Wood Slab

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Congratulations to this sweet family!

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  1. Sounds like you had fun putting this all together, looks fantastic! Those linen bags are precious.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  2. Looks like a sweet theme and cute ideas! The clay pot with linen bags was a perfect choice and I love the looks of the cake.

  3. I love the idea of a woodland theme. A friend decorated her nursery in woodland for her son....owls, fox, birds, trees, chipmunks. So cute. The favors are adorable!

  4. What a sweet theme to use. I love it! Everything is so beautiful but I never doubted that it wouldn't be with your sweet hands in this array of beauty. I LOVE the little sacks with the deer! Jemma, maybe we need to go in business together and start slicing up some trees and curing our own wooden stands for cakes! LOL! They are expensive. What a precious family. God is so good! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Oh yes. Lots of flowers and greenery are a must. I totally agree and love the whole idea of a woodland theme. That wood slice cake is exceptional!

  6. Awwww, so very sweet. The woodland theme you both chose is precious! I love the natural elements and yes flowers are always a lovely addition. The wood slice is perfect for the cake...those can be quite pricey. The little linen bags are a lovely favor for the guests. Stamping them makes them adorable with the deer. The Woodland theme is very popular now. xo

  7. Hello, Jemma! What a beautiful shower, lovely creative ideas. Sweet shot of the family.

    Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  8. Adorable! I love the woodland theme and yes, I can see it used for all types of parties! Love, love, love all the natural elements paired with a touch of glam. And such a sweet family. Congratulations to them as they prepare for the baby!

  9. What a beautiful shower! I love the theme and they are such a precious family. ♥

  10. What a beautiful shower! I love the theme and they are such a precious family. ♥

  11. How creative! I would have never thought of the woodland theme for a baby shower, but it was perfect!

  12. Lovely family...Wow, what a lovely shower, the theme is gorgeous. That wood on the cake stand is absolutely stunning. I am definitely using that idea!! Off to pin the pretty!!

  13. What a beautiful day that must have been, Jemma. So many good ideas and so generously shared! The little family is just lovely!

  14. What a fresh theme for a beautiful shower! The sign will be such a happy keepsake in the nursery.

  15. Beautiful family and beautiful job on the shower. So sweet and lovely. Love that wood cake stand too.

  16. Jemma, this shower looks so sweet. Sweet and simple and I love all the fresh, natural elements ya'll chose. Beautiful shower for a beautiful girl. :)
    xo, T.

  17. Everything is so pretty! So exciting to welcome a new baby.

  18. Such a cute shower! I love the woodland theme! Congrats to your sweet daughter and her family!

  19. This is just charming Jemma--prettiest baby shower I've seen! Your daughter must have been thrilled! Blessings, Cecilia

  20. Love this theme and you nailed it! That cake!! Lucky family to celebrate in this style.

  21. I love every single bit of this. Those little bags are the cutest thing ever.


  22. What a great idea for a baby shower or buffet. Everything looks amazing, from the give away gifts to the beautiful cake and decorations. Such a pretty loving family. Sounds like the shower was a success.

    Thanks so much for sharing all the lovely items with us.

    Have a great week.


  23. What a darling shower. Love the woodland theme. You daughter is precious.

  24. Jemma, what a wonderful baby shower your daughter had. The CARNATIONS....love them! You know, they are one of my favorite flowers - they last long, smell so good, and are sturdy and pretty. What a cute idea to use a large wood slice to place the cake on. And that cake, oh my!!! How precious is that saying "for this child we have prayed." What a sweet picture of their family. I'm so glad to hear that all went well with the shower. So many creative ideas on here today, Jemma.

    love, ~Sheri

  25. Jemma,
    Beautifully decorated! The cake is scrumptious looking. Looks almost too good to eat, but it also looks like chocolate which I rarely, if ever, turn down. Your daughter looks like she is doing well, and that is such a sweet photo of her family.


  26. Cute theme, and what a great takeaway idea - I love it!

  27. How beautiful....and looks like a fun time!

  28. so beautiful. love the gold deers

  29. I LOVE your woodland theme Jemma! The wood slab cake stand is just the best! You sure know your way through the decorating themes. I'm sure the shower and the effort you put into everything was well appreciated. What a great photo of the happy family too. You are one lucky mom & grandma. Best wishes to your family.
    Wendy xx

  30. I love the theme and I can see using it for other events also. I like the idea of the wood slab cake stand and using the linen bags with sunflower seeds is so sweet. Your family is so beautful, just like you are.

  31. Jemma, it all turned out wonderfully! I love the pink and gold and the greens! Very sweet!

  32. You are so talented to put together this themed baby shower! Everything is so beautifully done and the details just perfect. How exciting that another grandbaby is on the way!

  33. Good morning dearest Jemma! I am very late; now that school has started, I have to get back into the swing of juggling my social media life! Your photos are lovely and your daughter and grandchild, so beautiful! I hope you are enjoying cooler weather now and looking forward to a great fall! Love to you!

  34. Jemma, what a sweet theme for this baby shower. I love all the detailed touches. Thanks for sharing and linking up at DI & DI! We love seeing your projects each week!

  35. I love the theme for the baby shower and all of your ideas. Congrats and thanks for sharing at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.

  36. Wow! Everything looks so pretty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  37. I really like the idea of serving the cake on wood slice ♥


  38. That is so pretty and everything looks so original. I love the pots and the greenery.

  39. So creative.
    I do like the linen bags, and such a sweet photo to end your post.

    All the best Jan

  40. Jemma,
    I couldn't wait to see all of this! It is so beautiful! I love the theme and all of the wonderful ways you used it in the decorations. The greenery, flowers--so so nice! Love the idea of a cake on the slab of wood--beautiful!!! The favors are so sweet, everything looks so pretty! Job well done! What a lovely family in waiting too! You have so much to look forward too! Congrats!

  41. Jemma,
    You poor girl 4 hour drive in rain. I love the shower theme, the slabs with the cake - WOW, love it. The flower selections and the staging all so perfect. Thank you for sharing and now all I can think about is cake!

  42. What a darling theme, Jemma! All the details are just wonderful for a shower filled with love to welcome a new addition to a sweet family.

  43. Hi Jemma, what a unique theme for the shower. I just love it and all the special details to pull it all together. You are amazing. Your photos are incredible and the cake~ wow how awesome is that. Thanks for sharing. Have a great rest of the week talented girl!! xo

  44. Hi Jemma, what a unique theme for the shower. I just love it and all the special details to pull it all together. You are amazing. Your photos are incredible and the cake~ wow how awesome is that. Thanks for sharing. Have a great rest of the week talented girl!! xo

  45. This is so lovely Jemma, and so 'YOU', like everything you do :).

    Such a beautiful family, and congratulations to you all!!


  46. Oh Jemma, everything is so beautiful down to the minor details. Love the theme too. Congrats to the family!....Christine

  47. What a unique and beautiful theme Jemma! Love the cake on the wood slice and all the pretty details! Congrats! Your daughter looks just like you :)

  48. I love the gift bags with the seeds. I am trying to simplify my Christmas this year, I usually have special table gifts for each guest, but this year I may do a general gift. It is exhausting doing all that shopping!

    Thanks for the cute idea.

  49. GREAT post, Jemma! And what wonderful ideas. I really love the linen favor bag/seed idea in those cute pots. It's a terrific theme and everything looked beautiful and right on task! Thanks for the excellent supply list and clear instructions and beautiful photos. I don't think I can catch up with all you've shared but hoping to!

  50. Jemma, I so enjoyed reading this post and seeing all your creativity, beautiful! Pam @ Everyday Living

  51. Such beautiful decorations for that baby shower!! I just love the idea of sunflower seeds in those little bags! Thank you for sharing at TaDa Thursday and Congratulations on the upcoming addition to your family :)

  52. What a darling shower theme. Your flowers and decorations are so sweet. Lucky mom~to~be! Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design.

  53. Love the idea of a woodland themed baby shower. I will be featuring it at SYC Thursday! :) Jo

  54. Hi Jemma
    What a sweet baby shower! Love the cake on the wood slice & the flowers you added to the cake. You're right...flowers add so much to an event. Beautiful job!

  55. So beautiful, the slices of wood looks perfect! It my feature this weeks party


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