At this point the new mom's nesting instinct is in over-drive, so why not make "nesting" the theme for her baby shower? I did just that recently for my niece's shower. I also included pears, as they were a theme from her wedding, which my sister creatively incorporated into the baby shower invitations.
As luck would have it, I found these fabulous pear shaped glass votive candle-holders (above) on clearance at one of my favorite stores, Tuesday Morning. Instead of a candle I filled the pear with a fresh cut rose "nesting" within a green hydrangea.
Read on for more tips and ideas on how to host a Bird's Nest Themed Baby Shower of your own.
There are many nest themed home decor and entertaining pieces on the market right now. Think outside the box and incorporate flowers in containers that might originally be intended for other purposes such as this iron and twig dip dish. I think the addition of the faux egg really plays into the baby shower and nesting theme.
For the buffet table I placed a fresh flower arrangement inside of a bird cage with birch branches "growing" through the cage where a motherly little bird built her nest of straw!
My niece and her husband gave each guest at their wedding a fresh orchid nestled in a ceramic pear vase by ceramist Barbara Eigen. They attached a tag that said "Julie Anne and Tom - The Perfect Pear." For her shower, each guest received a miniature pear nestled in a tiny nest with a card that said, "The Perfect Pair is Nesting!"
To recreate this look, just purchase mini nests for each of your guests at the local craft store. Then, place a pear inside! Though everyone is sure to enjoy the fresh fruit as is, we like the idea of coating in caramel or chocolate.
Another, though slightly different way to incorporate the pear into your favor is with a fake piece of fruit. Head to your local dollar store or craft store and pick up fake pears along with a small nest decoration for each guest.
Spray paint the pairs gold and allow to dry. Next, personalize them with a special quote or note using a metallic marker so that each one is unique, just like your guests!
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