baby boy shower

last weekend, my friend joy and i hosted a baby shower for our sweet friend jeannett – just a few weeks away from baby #4, and boy #2.

 joy had these jars from a shower she and jeannett threw for another friend (yeah, we all throw showers for each other) so we were able to reuse them.

grey paper straws, navy washi tape (from target!) flags, and orange yarn pompoms made the drinking jars adorable!

 to keep with the color theme, we served orange cream soda and bubbly water.

 since we were doing a really simple shower (just dessert), i only needed to decorate one table.

 we used newsprint and navy polka dot fabric from my stash for a table runner.

 the centerpieces were super simple as well: square vases wrapped in newsprint and orange yarn.  the white mums and daisies were from costco.

 yarn and newsprint pompoms hung from the chandelier.

 and a length of a banner was added to a photo shelf.

 i always love decorating my mantle, but with not having many navy or orange accessories to add to it, it was time to get creative.  i borrowed the tall galvanized candle holders and added some galvanized buckets from my potting bench.

 jeannett’s nickname for her yet-to-be-named baby has been walter, so we gave her a little laugh with a banner over the mantle.

 the banner was super easy – just fabric and newsprint.  i cut the fabric just smaller than the newsprint and the ran the top edge through my machine.  then i cut 2 small holes near the upper corners to thread the yarn through.


 joy had the great idea of doing brownies in a jar!

 just add ice cream, nuts, homemade chocolate sauce and whip cream – yuuuum!

 it was a joy celebrating jeannett!

 we were also blessed to have tammy do the devotion:  a sweet letter of encouragement and reminders for jeannett – thank you tammy!

 and of all the fun gifts jeannett got, i loved this handmade quilt her mother-in-law made for her baby.  she’s made one for each of jeannett’s kids – how sweet is that?!



  1. 1

    Love the navy and orange – what an unexpected but perfect color combo!

    BTW – where did you get that great beverage dispenser? I love it!

  2. 2

    Love the idea of brownies in a jar, just might have to steal that for my next get together.

  3. 3

    so cute, lindsey!! i kinda want to have another baby JUST to have a cool shower like this :)

  4. 4

    I love the simplicity in this is; and the colors! Great work :)

  5. 5

    What a great shower! I love the color scheme and the use of newsprint. And the brownies in a jar are so fun!

  6. 6

    What a cute shower. I love the color combo – perfect for a little boy. Have a great day!

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    Tiffany Nelson says:

    Loved the decor and the blanket is priceless.

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    Lindsey my dear you have truly out done yourself!!! This is party perfection…from super fun and simple food ….to chic and sophisticated color usage! Adding in the newsprint….sheer genius! All bound together with stylized photography! Kudos and inspiration thank s to you !

  9. 9

    Love it, Lindsey!! & I also love Target washi tape, but I don’t have the blue…that’s next on my list. ;)

  10. 10

    I love the use of newspaper to accent your colors. Creative and inexpensive. Just the way I like to do things! Looks like a great party!

  11. 11

    I love all your ideas! I get to throw my sister a baby shower next month, and our color scheme is turquoise and orange. Thank you for sharing all the inspiring pictures. SO CUTE!

  12. 12

    I’ve book marked this post, waiting for a friend of mine to announce she’s having a boy so I can throw her a shower like this! Very cute and I love the color combo.

  13. 13

    So cute! I’m on a navy kick right now. I love that she calls the baby Walter! We called my best friend’s baby girl Maggie (prior to finding out it was a girl, my hubs called the baby “Gus”). Walter is also his preferred name for an actual child if we ever have one and it’s a boy…. It’s his grandpa’s name, but I’m still not sure I’m ok with it. (At least his parents are on my side :))

  14. 14

    This is so stinkin adorable!! The colors and the newsprint. I LOVE the newsprint. Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. 15

    Love everything! You’re the best PP! Does that sound right? lol!

  16. 16

    Love the ideas and use of the newspaper!! So creative!!

  17. 17

    simple and cute. looks good!

  18. 18

    I love this shower! The design elements seem easy to do, but your color choices made a huge effect. I also love how you used the newspaper. Thanks for sharing!

  19. 19

    Love LOVE the color scheme and decor. How awesome to use newspaper as part of the decor. Fabulous!

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    This post makes me happy. Happy that you girls have such a sweet friendship, happy that I’ve got to hug on both of you, happy that Jeannett is being blessed with another baby and all the happy details of the shower. Whole lotta happy.

    I used a book pages for E’s last birthday party and loved the look … much like the way you used the newsprint.

    Oh and seeing that quilt, with a little bit of the fabric I sent Jeannett’s way?? Well that makes me very happy as if I was there in spirit!!

  21. 21

    What a beautiful shower! The details were incredible and how special that you did that for Jeannett. That quilt is absolutely amazing to!!

  22. 22

    I am truly impressed with all the detail put into this baby shower. Love the choice of colors and decor! Many crafters definitely know how to utilize their resources. Especially if they are on a budget. Someday I hope to throw a shower for a friend or family member. :)

  23. 23

    Love this shower! Jeannett looks beautiful:) And the navy orange combo says little boy full of sunshine! Your party planning skills are a gift!

    Jessie Lynn @BloomintheDetails

  24. 24

    ok…….I’m just in LOVE with every detail!!! Thanks so much for linking up Lindsey!….now I’m off to pin!

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    Amanda Head says:

    That Walter sign on your mantle made me think of a funny story that I had to share… A teacher that I used to work with promised her mother-in-law that if by chance her baby girl ended up being a baby boy then she would name him “Walter” (a family name.) Well Emma was born and sure enough… She was a little boy! Her mother-in-law (who was in the birthing room with her) shouts “Walter! Walter!” To which she replied- “No! Emma!” Well today she has little Walter. : )

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    Kateri says:

    Found this through Pinterest. This is just the theme I plan to use for my son’s first birthday. So cute! I had a question–is there a special way to make the newspaper print pom poms? So fun! Thanks!

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      lindsey says:

      a friend made them for me, but i’m pretty sure she just cut thin strips of newspaper, tied them together with yarn, then scrunched them into a ball shape.

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