since shark week is now over and i know y’all are searching for something to fill your time with…i think i will proclaim this OWL WEEK on the calliespondence blog. i have been designing a bevy of cute owl-themed paper items and can’t wait to show y’all!
first up – an owl themed baby shower my college gals and i threw this past weekend for our dear friend kanda. this theme was simple to come up with because we were all pledge sisters (you go chi o!) and definitely have an affinity for those wise nocturnal creatures in the woods. we actually held the shower in macon, to accommodate party attendees from both atlanta and savannah (where the guest of honor resides), at a cute little place called ‘the back burner.’
kanda is due in november with a little boy, so colors were all shades of blue paired with natural brown hues…think burlap and kraft paper. we also included a little owl bookplate to build up the new mama’s library.
i whipped up place cards too, a little less formal than other showers. i used some of our college nicknames, updated a bit with married names and such.
abbie, resident martha stewart of the group, did all of the decorations, flowers and favors. she did such a fabulous job; just take a look!
wishing tree with little birds…we all wrote baby grayson sweet wishes and hung them.
favors were owl cake pops. the crowd was in awe of these and the detail on them! abbie used tic tacs for the noses, smarties for the eyes and chocolate chips for the ears. she said they were extremely labor intensive but so very worth it. easy for me to say :)
other fun decor details…little one’s monogram for display in his room, and his name strung on clothesline and mounted on newspaper. very anthropologie vibe, no?
we came armed with plenty of loot for sweet grayson…
and here are my group of girls. these women are so very dear to me, and i cannot tell you how many laughs we shared during this lunch!!! it is always such fun walking down memory lane with them, and i love how we just always pick up right where we left off. there are absolutely no pretenses with these gals – we all have so much dirt on each other from four years in athens there’s no use in trying to fool each other. and i love that. that is a beautiful thing; people around which you can let it all hang out. the best part is that we are getting more and more removed from those college years, so a lot of stories are prefaced with “now who was it who puked under their barstool on their 21st birthday and then rallied??” i don’t know if we ever got to the bottom of that one. “and who fell into the st. john river getting off a river taxi during ga/florida that one time?” actually, that was not in question because we’ll never forget who that was :)
l-r: stephanie (who flew all the way in from LA for the shower!! what a rock star.), me, kanda, shannon, abbie, portia, julia-leigh and jenny. funny that exactly half of us are knocked up in this picture. (we missed you tara and bax!)
and look how far we’ve come. here’s a flashback to college days that i recently stumbled on…this charlie’s angels bit was such the sorority pose back in the day. and some of us look really menacing!
love to my cuties and beauties! kanda, we cannot wait to welcome that sweet baby of yours!!!