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Monday, January 18, 2010

Entertaining | Baby Bird Baby Shower




Last weekend, I designed a Baby Bird Baby Shower. Using a neutral theme of cream, grey and ivory, I created a charming event that was perfect for a January shower. Above is the invitation with the glittered bird.

For the favors, I made baby bird sugar cookies...


For cookie decorating, I always use disposable pastry bags with the ends snipped off. It is a very easy, no-fuss method of decorating... no pastry tips and no cleaning bags! For the icing, I use royal icing.

4 egg whites
4 cups of powdered sugar

Beat the egg whites until almost frothy, then add sugar. You may need to add more sugar to reach a thick icing.


Step 1 : Pipe base color as a wing...


Step 2 : "Glitter" the wing using sanding sugar.

Step 3 : Pipe the remaining body of the bird in the same base color, leaving the beak, feet and breast.

Step 4 : Accent the bird with a white breast and pale peach feet and beak.

Step 5 : Add a white eye after the body has hardened.

I made three colors : Ivory, Cream & Grey

I displayed the cookies in a basket. They were packaged in clear bags tied with 'angel fleece' yarn.







For the food display table, I used a linen drapery panel to which I applied 'baby' letters made of yarn wrapped pipe-cleaners. Above, I hung onsies from a yarn clothesline with clothespins. The food was displayed on white platters and cake pedestals with white peonies in bud vases.


I made the letters by forming letters in pipe-cleaners, then wrapping them with yarn.


I quick stitched the letters onto the linen panel.





The Menu :

Ham & Asparagus Quiche
Crab and Chive Quiche
Fruit Platter with Fluffy Fruit Dip
Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread
Spinach, Strawberry & Pecan Salad
Baby Bird Sugar Cookies

3 comments:

  1. I saved this into my files. Such a beautiful shower! PS... I have that same long flat basket from PB...love it!

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  2. I love the idea of the clothes line with the onsies! I'm throwing a baby shower next week and was going to use your idea. Did you get a particular yarn and clips to hold them up. I just want to make sure it doesn't fall down! Thanks so much!

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  3. Anonymous9:46 AM

    Where did you get these invitations??! I love them?

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