My sister in law is expecting her first baby and requested a jungle theme with blues and green to match her nursery theme.
Unfortunately, I had just moved to Arizona and with a short 2 weeks to prepare, I was only able to do a couple things for the shower. My mother in law and other SIL did most of the amazing work! I love the results!
Animal Jar DIY and Animal Garland DIY
(Warning- photo heavy post!)
When guests first came in they were asked to sign the guest book- "Giraffes Can't Dance" (why we did not think of to buy The Jungle Book... I do not know, haha) The chalkboard was a trashed find I painted and you can see the before version on my chalkboard DIY post!
My SIL layered jungle prints throughout the party. It was perfect to brighten up this boring table!
Close up on some spray painted thrifty finds!
My SIL came up with this great game idea- everyone addresses a Thank You card (wow, makes life so much easier for a new Mom!) and later we choose a card or two to win a prize! The little blue giraffe hanging out with the cards was one of many little spray painted thrifty finds I placed throughout the party.
Safari Snacks- the buffet table! The jungle animal glass containers will be a DIY this week on A Bubbly Life! So cute, and a great gift for a new Momma!
M is for the new baby- my SIL covered his initial in fuzzy blue yarn for his new nursery!
The bloody mary "Monkey Bar" was a popular spot! Sadly, I was unable to get great photos due to the fact I am not a photographer (ha!) and there was no natural light in this section of the house!
Plastic animal garland will be another DIY for later (and much better pictures of it :(
Monkeys from the game barrel of monkeys were hung amongst the bar area for all the bloody mary toppings- olives, pickles, pickled asparagus, BACON, etc...
Each mason jar was tied with some raffia and twine. Then one barrel of monkey was added to the front! The rim is chili pepper and salt- yummy!!
A picture of my bloody mary :) Only a splash of vodka- I was co-hosting, so no drinking on the job!
The favors were animal crackers, of course!
And dessert! Cupcakes with a jungle theme from Butter & Me Bakeshop in Scottsdale. My SIL hand painted these wooden crates! I loved them, such an amazing job on them- and great gifts for the new Momma!
The DIYS for animal garland and animal glass containers will be coming this week and next- and my nursery gift idea too!
I hope you enjoyed reading and most of all, I hope my sister in law had a wonderful shower, I was so happy to be a part of it and cannot wait to meet my new nephew!!