29 Apr 2012

Owl themed baby shower (for a boy or girl)

Today I want to share with you some photos from my friend Heather's baby shower.  We picked an Owl theme with quite neutral colours, as we don't know if she's having a girl or a boy.  I also helped arrange a boy themed baby shower before, and blogged about it in this post and this one.

I've listed where we bought the supplies at the end of the post, and I may do a tutorial on how I made the cupcakes or the gift basket, so if anyone's interested, let me know in the comments.

Owl party favour bags - these were smaller than we expected, so we just filled them with mini eggs

Baby shower decorative sign on the table where we laid the food

Cupcakes with owl themed wrappers and toppers

The cupcakes were chocolate with vanilla frosting and glitter 

Hanging owl decorations

Matching banner

Balloon cloud - I made one of these in before for this baby shower - so easy

Owl plates - I love these so much!

Matching tablecloth 

And matching napkins

Mum to be with the gift basket I made

You can see the contents better in this pic from before it was wrapped.  It's got babygrows, feeding cloths, penguin shoes, a teddy blanket, dummies, a teething ring, a sleeping bag and a large blanket.  I've not made something like this before so I was rather pleased with how this came together :)

Heather opening more lovely gifts 

 My favourite - it's like a twitter babygrow! (sadly I don't know where this is from)

I think the owl theme is just the cutest, and perfect for a girl or boy baby shower, or one where you don't know what the baby will be.  I'm really  getting fed up waiting to find out if Heather is going to have a boy or a girl - I want to shop for little princess outfits or dinosaur romper suits!

You can get all of the themed decorations and tableware we used from ebay and I've put some links below to some active listing for each of the products I've shown above as well as some of the other bits from the same range that we didn't buy.  

Planning a baby shower can be tricky especially  if you've never been to one before, so being involved in my second shower was much easier than the first.  If you're planning a shower and you have any questions about anything you can see in the pictures, let me know in the comments and I will do my best to help.


  1. sooo cute!

  2. The cupcakes look super yummy, the decorations are just the cutest :) x

  3. The theme is so lovely, I how it's all matching! The plates and table cloth is mega cute!

    Love, Elizabeth xx


    1. It just HAD to be matching - obsessive much?! x

  4. It almost makes me want another baby now so I can beg someone for an owl themed baby shower hehe xx


    1. Well it doesn't make me want a baby, not much could change my mind on that - totally non-maternal over here, but I did enjoy the babyshower all the same!

  5. Awr Gem this is such an adorable theme! Those cupcakes look amazing! x

    1. Aww thanks lovely. I was so pleased with how the cakes turned out - having wrappers and toppers makes them looks kind of professional without much skill being required, ha! xx

  6. adorable!

  7. Wow.... yummy cupcakes and gift... you con buy some baby clothes from here http://www.mumsunited.com/


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