Monday, May 10, 2010

{My Parties} Feather Her Nest Sip and See!

Saturday, I spent the day in Little Rock with my best girlfriends, co-hosting a sip-n-see for one of my dearest friends, Meredith. Meredith is known in our circle as being quite the hostess with the mostess herself, so this being her THIRD boy (yes third, bless her heart) we really wanted to blow it out for her!
Sweet little Colin was born April 2nd and we wanted to wait and do a sip-n-see instead of a regular shower, since she pretty much already has every baby boy item that exists! Plus, this way, everyone could see her sweet little man.
Meredith picked her own theme, since she is currently obsessed with birds. It's so funny because we picked this theme months ago and it seems like "nest/feather/tweet/bird" showers are all the rage now! I have seen so many cute variations on this theme lately!
We had 6 hostesses, so we decided to divide and conquer. I was in charge of decor, along with my friend Lindsey, Kari and Jill were in charge of the food, and Whitney and Hannah did the paper products, invitations, and signage.
I think we were a very successful team!
So, let's do it!
The color scheme was robin's egg blue (duh!), white, brown, and a touch of yellow.
I saw these feather wreaths all over Etsy, but I figured that it couldn't be that difficult to make one. So, I took a foam wreath form and wrapped it with three lengths of white feather boa. I added individual guinea feathers with a hot glue gun to make it have a little more depth. Then, I decided to hung Colin's name onto the feather wreath with chipboard letters.
Meredith has a fabulously decorated house, so I capitalized on her gorgeous mantle by putting the table in front of it. Whitney made that banner and I thought it turned out PRECIOUS! My favorite part was the little nest with blue eggs in it that was used as a divider.


My DIY dessert tier nests turned out so precious when it was filled with muffins. I added some maribou feathers to the top for height.


Lindsey found these adorable birdhouses that I thought added the perfect touch to the table!

In a complete stroke of genius, Lindsey, Kari, and Jill decided to dip the peeps in chocolate. That's our variation of chocolate covered marshmallows. They were super cute. They even put chocolate sprinkles at the bottom for "nests." I thought that they were so great on the sticks!

Some of the other menu items included chocolate diped pretzel sticks, old fashioned candy sticks, and malted milk eggs.

The girls also made the famous Martha Stewart chow mein bird nests. These were so tasty and looked absolutely perfect with the decor.
I got that adorable fabric on the table from Hobby Lobby and I just love it.
In the breakfast room, we did the beverages and a wishing tree for baby Colin.

Lindsey brought some Martha Stewart poms and I bought those giant eggs on Easter clearance at Hobby Lobby. They were blue, but they had sparkles on them, which made them photograph white.
That is Meredith's own beverage dispenser, isn't it gorgeous?
The signature drink was a "Colin-politan!"
We also did personalized bottled waters and the "nest" had three blue eggs, for mommy's three sweet boys. It's hard to see in this pciture, but the nest had blue and brown feathers in it.

Lindsey did an awesome job on the wishing tree! I don't know how, but we somehow managed to match the  wishing tree base and the container for the cards from 200 miles away! Great minds think alike!
Kari brought along two pictures of baby Colin to frame, since she is a professional photographer! Visit her site here.
Look at the beautiful mommy of three! Looking stunning in her perfectly coordinated dress!
Here we are after the party--so glad you loved it Mere! I would only do a bird theme for you, since birds give me the heeby-jeebies! LOL.
And of course, the man of the hour!

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11 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL!...I LOVE DETAILED PARTIES =)

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  2. Thanks for the props, Britt. You were brilliant and it all came together beautifully! So fun!

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  3. Love it! My next feature? I think SO!!!! I will work on the feature for tomorrow's post! I'll keep you posted!

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  4. Brittany, it is so beautiful. I love how the theme matches her decor in her home. Another beautiful event!

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  5. Hi Brittany! I did a little mini feature! Check it out!!!

    http://whimsyandwise.blogspot.com/2010/05/wisely-planned-sip-and-see-feather-her.html

    Grab a button!!!

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  6. I just love this party! I'm planning one in a couple of weeks. Can you tell me how you made your DIY dessert tier nests? That is just too cute!

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  7. Great shower theme! I love the chocolate-dipped peeps! Fun idea for Easter, too, if you don't want the bright colors.

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  8. I love the theme. How did you make the DIY tiered nest platters?

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  9. @Anonymous--there is a tutorial here:
    http://greygreydesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-tier-server-how-to.html

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