Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mod Baby Shower for a Boy - Brown and Blue

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When it comes to decorating baby boys' nurseries, the brown and blue palette is a favorite. It is the perfect balance between delicate and masculine. This combination is also widely used on baby showers and this post is loaded with ideas! 

This is my grilfriend's baby shower; this girl knows how to throw a party! Renata is brazilian and she actually imports from Brazil what they call ' forminhas' which is basically paper wrappers for sweets and appetizers, favor boxes and some other party supplies. With a palette of colors in mind and forminhas in hand, we sat down and designed the decor. 

All photos via Flavia Andrews (that's me! )

Let's start by welcoming the little man :) . This banner is a variation of the popular onesie banner on a tulle. I chose all baby blue patterned papers for the onesies and chocolate brown die cut letters mounted on foam squares  It's hard to see, but the letters actually look like 3D (see the happy birthday banner on this post).

Welcome Baby Boy Banner 

Renata handcrafted these beautiful pom poms.

I was in awe with the flower arrangements that my girlfriend put together, she's really good at it!. Hydrangeas are definitely my favorite flower! :) and these ones have a hint of blue / periwinkle that I love. 

The party started at 3 pm, so the perfect thing to do was to serve Hors d'oeuvres and here is where she put the 'forminhas' to work :)

Is there anything cuter than baby feet? Yep, I don't think so! Look at these cuties that Rafaela, my girlfriend's  sister made! 

This is a gorgeous cupcake stand...I love how it really sets the mod mood on the table...

I die cut these tiny itsy bitsy onesies to decorate these 'tacinhas' (little cups) where Renata served a delicious potato salad.

These sweets are my all time favorite, and Renata serves them at every party (they are very traditional in Brazil). The chocolate balls are called 'brigadeiro' and they are melt in your mouth chocolate goodness with condensed milk - I have to make these !- and the white ones are 'beijinhos' (little kisses) made of coconut...She actually made the coconut balls for my son's birthday. 

This fun and giant die cut baby bottle shows us -non expecting ladies- where the drinks are...

I also die cut litlle baby bottles to use them as tags for the wine glasses...

These favor boxes are also 'forminhas' imported from Brazil. The favor tags are handmade by me. These design is totally opposite from my popular favor tags where the onesie is mounted on a scalloped circle, here the scalloped circle is mounted on a tiny onesie. 

The baby's aunt made the beautiful cake. Look for her link at the end of this post...

These are the credits and their respective links:
And that's all! Thanks for looking!

UPDATE: Check out her second baby shower here!


  1. I love your crafts! Keep up the good work!

  2. Where did you get the tacinhas cups at?

    1. You can visit Forminhas Florida on Facebook. The link is at the end of the post.



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