Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - January 28, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - January 28, 2016

I'm so excited to share with you what I'm thinking out loud about today and let me apologize in advance for the enormous amount of pictures I'm about to pop on this post.  I have a great nephew on the way and he's due the first part of February.  In December (yes, it's been a while back), I helped host a baby shower to get ready for this little guy's arrival.

The mother-to-be, Kristian, had chosen an adorable woodland critters theme for the nursery so we used that as the platform for the shower.  I knew I wanted to pull in some wood things and thank goodness my dad, brother and nephew helped me accomplish that.  Love, love, love the way the centerpieces turned out!!  Take a look ~

We also used wood stumps to hold platters of treats on the dessert table.  Again, so glad my family had access and the talents to pull off getting me the wood!

With the shower being held in the middle of December, my mind was thinking it would be a perfect opportunity to have a hot chocolate bar.  Well, as luck would have it, December 12 turned out to be a balmy 70 degree day in mid Missouri.  Thankfully the guests played along and at least acted like they were loving the hot chocolate.  The signage for the hot chocolate bar came from The Pretty Paper Studio shop on Etsy.

World Market has the perfect cookie jars this year that played right into our theme.  How adorable is the owl, fox and raccoon?!?  If you want one of your own, you can purchase them by clicking on the critter of your choice:  OWL, FOX, RACCOON

Shower Food Table

The local bakery in Montgomery City, Sugar and Spice Laura's Delights, created the fox cookies.  They were as tasty as they were adorable!  Laura did a remarkable job on them.

No shower is complete without playing games.  The game sheets were placed at each place setting on the mini clipboards adorned with ribbon.  Mud Pie Soup had the perfect little printable fox game sheets.  These clipboards have been used at several showers and I absolutely love putting all the games on them.  Check out the twig pencils -- they added just the right touch!

We sent the guests home with a little token of our appreciation - bird feeder.  They were easy to make and were very cost effective.  

Now we're just waiting for the newest member of our family to arrive.  We all had our fingers crossed he would arrive on January 27 because he would be born on his grandpa's birthday.  Looks like he wants to have his own birthday so we'll try to be patient until he decides it's time to meet us.  

Now it's your turn -- what are you thinking out loud about today?  Vanessa from X-tremely V and I would love to hear from you.  Feel free to link your favorite post(s) and share what you're up to.


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  1. What a cute shower!!!! I love the logs

  2. Everything looked wonderful Penny. If I was in attendance, I would be going around admiring all the little details. Like the fox cookies and their little bitty eyes. The colors all came together too with the theme. Cute, very cute.

  3.! That's the cutest/sweetest baby shower I've seen in a long time! I know it meant so much to the parents to be! So exciting!

  4. That is such a cute shower theme, especially perfect for a winter party. Very fun!

  5. Do you do this as a second job?

  6. everything was so cute, love the wood and all the decor!!

  7. I looooooooove baby showers! You did wonderful work with the theme, I'll bet she refuses some of the decorations for the nursery.
    I'll be praying for an easy birth for her.

  8. I LOVE what you did with the wood! The fox cookies look amazing as well. Great article! You are so crafty!

  9. I love this theme, so creative! I had to share the link to the cookie jars, a friend of mine loves owls. Thank you for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

  10. I absolutely adore this theme. It is so original. I've never seen one like this. The table set up looks so beautiful and the dessert... wow... I want some.:)