When my dear friend Katherine told me she was doing a bear and bike-themed nursery for her second baby boy, I knew we had to do a similar theme for her baby shower. It's such a cute idea!
I took Katherine's initial concept and added a rainbow color story to it to keep things playful and bright. I created custom rainbow paper bunting and punched out oversized confetti, both of which were used throughout the church fellowship hall event space.
I knew that Cavallini made these beautiful vintage-looking posters and papers and I was positive they had some bike imagery that would be perfect to incorporate. Sure enough, I found the two bike posters online for about 5 bucks each. (Bonus: Mama Bear Katherine got to take them home afterwards and now has them hanging in the nursery!)
All of the teddy bears were thrifted from various second-hand stores around town. (Don't worry, I made sure I inspected them carefully before purchasing. Many of them were "brand new" and the majority of them were redonated after the event was over.) I used rainbow striped snow cone cups and made party hats for some of the bears by punching small holes in the sides and running colored string through them. Cute, right?
A light but delicious brunch menu of blueberry crumble, fresh fruit, doughnuts, and various egg casseroles was perfect for this late morning shower. Doughnut holes on rainbow painted skewers were an adorable addition to the menu. Orange juice and a coffee punch were also served.
A thoughtful devotional and sweet letters from Katherine's family in Kansas who could not be in attendance were read aloud. Katherine proceeded to open gifts while guests continued to nibble and mingle with one another at round tables with centerpieces of fresh-cut greenery and oversized rainbow confetti.
A hand-lettered chalkboard sign thanked guests for coming, and cellophane bags of teddy grahams and M&M's were distributed to attendees as favors as they left. It was a lovely morning filled with warm fellowship and heartfelt words of love and encouragement for second-time mama, Katherine!
Vendor List and Links:
- Rainbow bunting and confetti: Custom made by Resplendent Living
- Bike Posters: Cavallini gift wrap found at Paper Source
- Teddy bears: various local thrift shops (Salvation Army, Humane Society Thrift Store, etc.)
- Hand-lettered sign: Resplendent Living
- Yellow Lacquer Tray: West Elm
- Sheepskins: IKEA
- Paper plates, napkins, cups: Target
- Doughnuts and doughnut holes: Baker's Pride
- Hello Bear fabric storage cube: Target
- Wooden name puzzle: Etsy
- Wooden bear magnetic stack toy: Manhattan Toy Company
- Wooden rainbow toy: Grimm's Wooden Toys
All photography by Resplendent Living.