My amazing sisters threw me such a fun owl-inspired shower when I was pregnant with J. I was not only obsessed with owls, but planning to do the baby’s room with owl paraphernalia – the theme fit perfectly. I was 35 weeks at the time of the shower and feeling very ready to meet my baby. Because I was due at the end of February, the holiday season affected when we could have the shower.
My sisters planned the entire shower and other than the date, I knew nothing! It was very exciting. I had such a special time with family and friends and felt so blessed.
One of my favorite aspects of the shower was that my sisters used a book, Little Owl Lost, as the guestbook. We now have this very special book for J full of sweet messages from family and friends who attended our shower.
The menu was warm and hearty for a cold January day; homemade chicken wild rice soup with freshly baked bread, home brewed iced tea and sweet owl cupcakes. All the special touches created a cozy and memorable shower.
Of course my friends and family loved gifting me with owl things:
Neither my sisters or I are big fans of baby shower games, so we skipped the games and opted instead to mingle and spend time together. Although one thing that I did ask my sisters to incorporate somehow was a fun way to announce the baby’s name. Because we loved our name choice so much, we wanted to share it with our friends and family. My sisters created a guessing game for the name. On a banner hung about 12 letters and the guests were asked to choose their three top guesses using some or all of the letters. No one guessed the name! I then revealed it by unscrambling the letters.
Overall it was a special day that I remember so fondly and a wonderful way to welcome our baby!