Well, a baby shower for their little Sprinkle was too good to pass up - and so we had an umbrella themed shower with little birds added for good measure (because I saw some chubby little birds while I was roaming the web and I couldn't resist them. I dare you to try.)
It is handy to have a graphic designer for a husband, let me tell you. He would want you to know that the umbrella and bead-like rain combination was borrowed from a site that I found during my idea-searches. One of those free download thingies. But then, after listening to me try to explain (mostly with flailing hands and grunting noises) exactly what I wanted the invitation to look like ("I want chubby birds!), he nodded, pulled his Graphic Designer hat firmly over his brow, and with smoke rising from the wacom as he worked, whipped this beauty out.
It was exactly what I wanted.
The menu was tricky, as we would have vegetarians and vegans present.
My favorite part? The long legged argyle birds standing in the cake; a nod to the daddy, mommy, and baby bird on the invitation. The cake (with sprinkles, of course!) was admittedly delicious - and I'm sad I didn't get a better picture of it. Darn sun. Darn kitchen sink being in the way.
Tamsin and Nick love all things natural, and so I ordered 30 unfinished wooden cars from Etsy and invited the guests to paint a car for Sprinkle. We've learned at our house that little boys can NOT have too many cars - and I loved that these cars were 100% natural wood - not a metal piece in the lot.
Ari's baby is next on the list after Tamsin's. I don't think he has a nickname like Moeb or Sprinkle, but OH, he will be divine!
A rainy backdrop and the 'mommy bird' and 'daddy bird' seats of honor:
Because we're cool.
The people playing the games:
Lizzie stayed up with me the night before, got up with me the morning of, and helped me all throughout this shower. I love her.
The blue bags on top were the thank-you favors for our guests. Inside was a bag of white and milk chocolate covered popcorn. That has nothing to do with umbrellas or birds. I just liked it.
And now that we've had the party, Sprinkle is free to arrive.
Any day now.
Okay, really he's due in three weeks.
But any time, Sprinkle. Any time.