preppy “little man” baby shower

it’s been awhile, but my friend joy and i had the pleasure of throwing a shower for our friend kate.  kate is pregnant with her 4th – 3 girls and now a boy!  joy and i actually threw kate a shower for her first baby – so fun!

our inspiration for this shower actually came from a shower my sister-in-law courtney threw. we did our own little twist on it and made it a little more preppy than cute.  plus, i’ve been dying over the colors navy, grey and kelly green together, so this was just a fun excuse to play!

i made tiny pennants out of scraps of fabric glued to baker’s twine, then tied to dowels that joy placed in moss covered florist’s foam on top of the candle holders.  that’s teamwork!

joy has this awesome looong dining table that was perfect for the shower.  and i just happened to have fabric to use as a table cloth and runner!

joy made super yummy carrot cake cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting with a touch of orange flavor in it – sooo good!

she also cut out each of these adorable mustache cupcake toppers by hand – now that’s dedication!

the flowers (hydrangeas, daisies, bachelor buttons and mums) were all in square vases wrapped in strips of navy polka dot fabric.

we served limeade and water…

in mason jars (my signature glass for entertaining)…

with simple metal rimmed tags from the office supply store…

and the cutest grey striped paper straws in the whole wide world!

we served root beer in the bottle in a navy-rimmed enamel bowl (to honor the manly side of the shower).

i made these fun bow ties for each of the guests to wear!

i just happened to have all the fabric i needed on hand!  tutorial here

i found a few spare minutes a couple days before the shower to whip up these pillows to pretty up the couch – i love adding in the little details!

we tied tiny strips of fabric to a rope strung across the room.

a few extra treats never hurt anyone ;)

to stick with the theme, joy made a yummy “bow tie” pasta!

ikea just happened to have all things navy and green, so i snagged these napkins for just a couple bucks, and put them behind the flatware in galvanized buckets (from my wedding centerpieces!).

and here is the beautiful mom-to-be (again), complete with her mustache and bow tie!

me, kate, and joy

and i can’t forget the cutest little helper there ever was!  she is already promised to silas as his wife – i’m gonna have some stinkin’ cute grandbabies!

invites  – lollipops

napkins – ikea

green tray – ikea

flowers – costco and trader joe’s

fabric – hawthorne threads and

metal rimmed tags – staples

grey striped paper straws – hey yo yo

houndstooth cupcake liners – bake it pretty

linking up with bird crafts here.


  1. 1

    i LOVE this theme!! so lovely!! and i’m a sucker for spring green and navy and white!! so fresh and lovely!! now i want to get pregnant with a little boy just so that i can have a shower with this theme!! :)

  2. 2

    just when I thought arranged marriages were a thing of the past… Stinken cute!! The shower looks fabulous! You ladies did an amazing job!

  3. 3

    I love this. I hope I have a little boy someday so I can have a shower half as cute :)

  4. 4

    Super cute! Great job ladies :)

  5. 5

    i love this!

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    you found a few spare minutes a couple of days before the shower to whip up those gorgeous pillows???? girl you put me to shame but you are so darn creative and cute that “i ain’t mad at ya”


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    Oh my goodness- what a FABULOUS shower! Love all the details. Who knew a rope tied with bits of fabric would be such a perfect touch! And of course you found time to whip up coordinating pillows. You are so cute. Can’t wait for the bow tie tutorial. ;)

  8. 8

    What an adorable shower. I love it!

  9. 9

    Ohmiword! I am in love with the colors and theme!! I will be storing this adorableness in the back of my mind! You did a great job. I love the simple details. Great job.

  10. 10

    Cutest little baby shower I’ve ever seen. Love everything about it!

  11. 11

    Ugh! How unbelievably adorable! So going to remember this!

  12. 12

    Oh my gosh I love the colors and all the details. I wish you were around when I had my babies:)

  13. 13

    What an incredible shower! Every detail looks perfect!

  14. 14

    Everything just looked so great!

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    Lindsey, this is absolutely adorable! I love your attention to detail with all the coordinating fabrics, colors, and materials. I’m a big fan of “jars” as drinking glasses, but never thought to put the tags on them – great idea! I’m sure this shower was much appreciated – wonderful job and thanks for sharing :-)


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  17. 17

    LOVE IT! and that’s an understatement! I am having a boy this August and sending your page to my mom & sister for ideas =) Thanks for sharing such a beautiful baby shower! What a great friend you are!

  18. 18

    Wow! That has got to be the most adorable shower theme I have ever seen! Love, love, love it!!! You are just so creative.

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    Catherine says:

    that is the absolute cutest shower i have ever seen!! nice work!

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    WOW!! I LOVE it! Some ideas that I am going to steal:)

  21. 21

    This is so adorable! I love everything about this party…I love the bunting, and the rope with the fabric ties!

  22. 22

    Oh my word. Adorable!

  23. 23

    A.MAZ.ING! Love the colors and all of the great dishes! Where on earth did you find those mini cakeplates that the cupcakes were on?

  24. 24

    SO fun! Love it! What an amazing shower.

    And, I remember Kate’s very first baby shower that you and Joy did, at your old house. You ladies are so amazing!

  25. 25

    ohmigoodness!!! I LOVE this!! and I love that you squeezed in time to make matching pillows!! :)

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    This is so cute! We are trying to get pregnant and I wouldnt mind having a boy now that I see those colors together.
    Where did you get your cup cake stands and cake stands?

  27. 27

    Seriously CUTE!!!! I love the color combo too!

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    LOVE this theme….you are SO creative! I am so impressed, its all SOOOOO cute!! :)

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    do you use pillow forms when you make pillows or do you just stuff them?

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    I love it, all of the details are what makes it so special! You all went out of your way to make it a special shower, I’m sure your friend was thrilled!

    Now I’m leaving to go get me some mason jars, I must start drinking out of them ASAP!

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    So stinkin’ cute! I love this!

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    AMAZING – I couldn’t scroll through the pics fast enough. I couldn’t wait to see the next pic! So beautiful and what a blessing to that sweet momma! I will definitely steal some ideas from you. I love the little tags on the mason jars – cute AND clever!

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    OMG! This is amazing! Lindsey will you plan my wedding shower?? please oh please…

  34. 34

    YAY! Thanks for posting these. I wanted so badly to be there for my sister and have been dying to see all the details. You guys did a wonderful job of spoiling her. :-)

  35. 35

    Adorable! Its so hard to come up with a cute boy theme for a party…I am already brainstorming for little mans first birthday, which is 6 months away!

  36. 36

    I just LOVE the details of this…the bow ties for everyone to wear and the color scheme is perfect (I probably like it so much because our wedding colors were the same). Thanks for sharing this one!

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    This is one of the most well decorated parties I’ve ever seen. So darling! Nice work.

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    i was so blessed by all the beautiful details you two put together. thanks so much lindsey. you are an amazing friend! :)

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      How fun to see you in this blog, Kate! I love this blog and you are a beautiful pregnant mama! Small world! Congrats on your little man, soon to come!

  39. 40

    What great friends you are-love it the theme the colors all of it! Where do you find the time:)

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    Any chance in the entire world that I could borrow the polka dotted banner? I’m throwing a baby shower for my friend in May and blue and green are the colors, polka dots are the theme (well…sort of, they were on the invites). lol If not, that’s fine, but just know that I may steal your ideas :)

  41. 42

    bow ties! so cute.

  42. 43

    LOVE EVERYTHING! So perfect! What an awesome shower!

  43. 44

    Super cute!

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    I’m totally in love with this theme. You girls did a great job with EVERYTHING! My daughter’s turning three soon and I may just snag a few of your ideas. =) Thanks for sharing!

  45. 46

    the theme is awesome…. but that color combo is outta this world!

  46. 47

    Seriously – you are just too much – this was perfect!

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    Kristen Borland says:

    finally! i’ve been waiting to see pictures from this shower. i was so sad to miss it. i knew somebody had to post about it! looks great!!

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    Andrea T says:

    every little detail made it ever so PERFECT!

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    So beautiful!

    I just had my fourth baby in January. A boy, after 3 girls. Funny!

  50. 51

    Love the colors and the overall theme! Adorable. And mason jars are the best!!

  51. 52

    Absolutely perfect!

  52. 53

    so adorable! I love the color combination!

  53. 54

    What a perfect party. You are so creative, and your friend too!! Love every detail!!

  54. 55

    This is absolutely adorable & makes me wish I was planning a little boy shower! I’m not though. Instead, we’re planning a shower for my friend who is having her first GIRL! She has three boys already. :) But I am definitely stealing your resources for the straws and cupcake liners. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Oh my gosh, I love it all!! I have been dreaming of doing a blog post on baby shower ideas. If and when I do, I will link this for sure! What an awesome, modern theme. Good job, mama!

  56. 57

    so stinking cute!

  57. 58

    Oh how I LOVE this blog!!!
    This is such a fabulous shower idea!
    I’m hoping to get the chance to throw a shower for a friend soon and this would just be perfect!

    Thx so much for sharing all of your awesome creativity!

    PS: I’m hosting my very first give away on my blog this week!
    It’s to celebrate my 100th blog post!

  58. 59

    Seriously the cutest baby shower I’ve ever seen for a boy. I’m so inspired. Thanks for sharing. It will help me with the baby shower I have to throw in a few months. :)

  59. 60

    this baby shower was adorable, in a little man kind of adorable way! loved all the details you added from the rope garland to the cupcake liners and straws.

  60. 61

    OMG! That is one cute shower! I am totally impressed!!!!!

  61. 62

    this is such a CUTE cute cute theme! love.

  62. 63

    What a cute shower! And I love the idea of using the metal trimmed tags for the mason jars! I always use mason jars for parties, too and am totally stealing this idea. Thanks! :)

  63. 64

    Love this-so adorable!

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    My sister in law is pregnant w/ twin boys I’m going to have to steal some of these ideas. So great!

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    Kristy Evans says:

    I would love to know where you got the cute white individual holders that you put the cupcakes on, they are so adorable!!!

  66. 67

    We just did the same shower! Lol…yours is a bit cuter than mine though…I love your colors!

  67. 68

    I love this! I am planning a baby shower for my SIL and am DEF stealing some ideas!

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    Lovely. The details were just perfect!

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    Love the color scheme!!

  70. 71

    just wondering if you ever put up the tutorial on how to make the little bowties for the guests to wear? I couldnt find it anywhere but wasnt sure if I was looking in the right place! :)

  71. 72

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