We had a hoot! (Owl Themed baby shower)

So, last weekend I hosted a baby shower for my bestie.  She is going to have a boy in August!  It was probably the most fun baby showers I have planned so far.  There are a lot of cute ideas for owl themed stuff out there, but actually most were geared toward girls (AKA pink)  and others were more “barn owl” style, which is a little too flea market like for what I was looking for.  But I still did get a lot of great ideas from my online research. 
So after the date was decided, I got the guest list from the momma-to-be and saw that it was 59 people… so, first thing on my to do list was to recruit help!  So, thanks to 5 other wonderful ladies, I had enough help to make this an awesome shower for her.  I did most of the decor and party favors while the other ladies took care of all the food, games, prizes and other random details.  So, thanks again to Michelle, Rachel, Sarah, Ursula, and Christy for helping me!

Anyway… I suppose you’d like to see the pictures now, huh?  Here goes:

Banner made from paper and buttons and some garden twine.  (idea from here)

I found these awesome hanging decorations here.  They were pretty easy to make.  The large ones take 12 sheets of 12X12 paper… the small ones that I made are  5 1/2″ diameter.
close up detail

Printed out these branches (actually 4 sheets, glued together) and covered my picture frame shelves with them.  I am really happy with how they turned out and it was such an easy way to add to the decor.  The green owl is also a printout.  Thanks to a friend, I was able to borrow some owl things (top shelf) and found a couple crochet patterns online and made a couple more.)
Crocheted owl … pattern found HERE

Another crocheted owl… HERE is the pattern
The tables

Owl printout (2 sheets glued together to be double sided) and I didn’t glue the bottom, so that it could just sit in the branches.

Gorgeous owl vase borrowed from a friend

Borrowed Owl Pitcher
Borrowed stuffed owl

One of the games
Napkins

Michelle made the super cute food labels and the food was amazing!  sooo yummy

Adorable owl cupcakes

These are the party favors.  I sewed these little owls sorta using THIS idea (original pattern here), but redesigned the pattern a little to make them able to open … and used a small piece of velcro to hold the beaks shut.  Then I made some homemade caramel corn to fill them with (in little baggies) … I just used up buttons from my collection, so each owl was one of a kind.
Lastly, here are some other links for ideas:

SUPER cute Owl purse

So there you go!  Congrats Angie and can’t wait to meet the new little guy!

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