Bless the Nest is a baby shower theme that is both elegant and creative. This theme can be used for any gender, and works very well in an outside setting. Bless the Nest is a great idea for a fall baby shower, but can be used year round. The tone of the theme incorporates a vintage woodland setting and uses primarily neutral colors.
If possible, wooden tables and chairs should be used to really accent the theme and tie it all together. Tables should be decorated in long white table runners so that the wood on each side is exposed. Use light yellow, pink, white, and even peach flowers for centerpieces. On the “Intimate Table”, intended for the expectant mother’s closest friends and family, the settings should include two identical floral arrangements. You can use a traditional clear vase, or add some flair by putting short stemmed flowers into mason jars.
Desserts for this theme are super easy and creative! All you need is vanilla cupcakes topped with white icing for the edible part. The place setting is a large clear plate, topped with a round white plate and antique spoon. You should be able to easily find the spoons at any antique store—and while you’re there, look for a birdcage to go with the idea below! The cupcake will sit atop a “nest” made out of cardboard strips, that you should be able to find at your local hobby store, inside of a clear dessert cup. Print nametags for your guests and place them on the plates for added cuteness!
Bird shaped cookies are another dessert necessity! You can make them yourself easily or have a local bakery perform the task! The perfect serving dish for these would of course be as pictures, but any matching bowl will work just fine. Different sized cookies and different colored icing are ideal!
For the main table, two clear jars have been used to go on either side of the square white fondant icing cake! Stuff the jars with the same cardboard “nesting” material used for the cupcakes, and place cracked egg shells and a few of the bird cookies inside. The cake is displayed on top of a square clear glass serving dish with the nesting underneath. A nest-like wreath is used for the bottom tier.
Also for the main table, bird cages decorated with moss, nesting, and flowers, is the perfect complement to your theme. Punch bowls should also match the theme, and a light colored juice should be used.
You can add more decorations, like the bird seed bags shown below, but remember--keep it simple and classic!
What a beautiful and timeless idea!
Bless the Nest, is an idea from Katelyn Meekel of Events by Kate.