A Woodland Baby Brunch

September 30, 2013

A few months ago in April, my sisters- and mother-in-law and I hosted a baby shower for my sister-in-law Cheryl at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After many months of planning, we were very pleased with how well the decorations came together. As I mentioned before, Cheryl decorated the nursery with woodland animals, oranges and blues, so we planned the party around her theme. Ashley and Laura put together centerpieces, shower games and prizes, and I made designs for the invitations, cupcake toppers, and bookmark favors. My mother-in-law, Kathy did a wonderful job planning the brunch (location, food, sending out invites), baking cupcakes, making twig vases, and buying lots of stuffed animals for decorations and toys for baby Wyatt. Everything turned out so perfect!

An invitation and bookmark are shown in the first photo – Cheryl picked a bible verse to include on the bookmark to make it extra special. Keep scrolling for more details from the brunch and to see my favorite photos that Laura took of the event!

Baby Shower Invitation
Baby Shower Cupcakes

My cupcake toppers look so cute with the polka dot cupcake liners and blue, white, and orange icing. The cupcakes were really yummy too!


The stuffed animals on the mantle were great for decoration and also look great in baby’s nursery after the party. Laura made the cutest signs for the Baby Animal Name Game and felt diapers for the Poopy Diaper Game at each place setting.


Aren’t these centerpieces amazing!? The tree slabs for each table were hand-cut by Ashley and her dad! On top of the tree slabs are the twig vases my mother-in-law made (inspired by this DIY) with an arrangement of orange tulips and two cute owl candles from West Elm.

Baby Shower - Happy Parents

Here are the happy parents, Cheryl and Brandon, enjoying time with family and opening fun gifts for their little one! We are thrilled for them and excited about the first nephew/grandchild in our immediate family!

All event photography by Laura D’Alesio. Woodland clipart by Design Scraps on Etsy.

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  • Reply Traci Frommer October 8, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Adorable… love the woodlen animals!

    • Reply Mary Deighton October 9, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      Thanks Traci! I think they are really cute too : )

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