ABC Baby Shower

Celebrating the soon-to-be birth of a baby is so very special. And welcoming Motherhood with your 1st child only happens once. I was so honored to throw this baby shower for my friend Autumn & her lil’ bun in the oven, Cooper.

The theme was all based around the giant ABC flash cards. I spotted them in THIS toy store when I was back home visiting family. Everything else built around it. A huge thank you to those I collaborated with to make it all come to life.

It was a good time had by all & most importantly the Mama to be. Her smile as she walked through the door was absolutely priceless!
Recipes (please link back if you share)
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Lemon Blueberry Cupcake Recipe
Chocolate Mint Brownie Recipe
Summer Salad Recipe
Cheese Sticks
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Caprese Kabobs (cherry tomatoes, marinated mozzarella balls, & basil)

  • Little Lovelies Used:
  • ABC Cards – Children’s Mercantile (Ft Collins, CO)
  • Fabric Buntings – Custom Collaboration with Jaimemancilla
  • Invitation, Mad Lib, Straw Flags, Oh Baby Bunting, Math Facts – Custom Collaboration with Pretty Little Study
  • Blue Mason Jars – Down Vintage Lane
  • ABC 123 Cookies – Trader Joe’s
  • Candied Apples – c/o Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • Primary Stripe Plates – Michael’s Craft Store
  • Mini Chalkboards – Amazon
  • Chalkboard Stands – Scrabble Trays with Chalk
  • Dishtowels (bread basket, under drink jars) – Anthropologie
  • Grapefruit cups & spoons – Pier 1 Imports
  • Mini Wood Blocks – Melissa & Doug


46 Responses to ABC Baby Shower

    • missy says:

      You’re so sweet, Amy! Thank you! The food was kinda delish if I have say so… Excited to post the recipes later today! Stay tuned. ;)

    • missy says:

      Dude, it’s way fun but extremely exhausting! Maybe once a year… And maybe if you lived closer. I’d LOVE to throw you a shin-dig. xo

    • missy says:

      Jessica, you’re too kind. IDK if I’d call me a “Jack” just yet… more like a work in progress. But the process of learning these trades is really fun! Thank you so very much. xo

    • missy says:

      IDK it’s a lot of work and takes months for me to plan something like this. I need to work on being more efficient and less OCD before I could go big. haha! But maybe one day… Thank you so very much, sweetie.

    • missy says:

      I’m sure the mama to be was still happy with it, hopefully. It’s all about baby, mama & well wishes. Maybe the hostess at your shower can mow a lawn like nobody’s bizniz. I don’t even know how to start my mower! ha! We all have different strengths…working on entertaining is one I’m hoping to improve. ;) Thank you so much Ali. xo

  • Brandi says:

    Oh my gosh Miss!!! It looks adorable!! I’m so sad I missed it in person. All the little details. I swear you thought of everything! Makes me feel like opening up shop and having a baby so you can throw me a shower. Haha. Everything you do is impeccable. I’m sure Autumn loved it. You are such a great friend. Amazing job!

    • missy says:

      Brandi!!! My heart was heavy without you there. Seriously. It helped having help from Cheryl, Alisa, Tena, & Sarah to make it all come together. Many hands make a load lighter. Dude, I’m ALL for you “opening up shop” again!!! Yes to one more bambino! EEK! Not getting my hopes up. We both know that’s bunkful (yes a new word I just invented, that YOU inspired. bunk=a load of crap. ful= full of it). One of these days we’ll be able to do something like this together. Sure do miss ya!

    • missy says:

      You’re too sweet, Miss Drew. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It makes my heart tee hee.

  • Rachel says:

    This is so charming! J’adore all the sweet details and, yep, the munchies look mighty tasty as well. This mama-to-be is one lucky lady! Well done, Missy! – love and sparkles :)

    • missy says:

      Thank you so very much! I was the lucky one who got to plan it! It was such a fun party knowing what the purpose was behind it. xo

  • Katie says:

    Perfect <3 Well done! I imagine your friend felt so blessed! I love how you used flash cards as a jumping off point for such a wonderful and creative shower. Kind of makes me want to tear apart little man's nursery and go with the vintage abc theme! But… since he is almost one I probably won't! But, SO precious!

    • missy says:

      No tearing apart the nursery, you silly goober. Haha! You’re hilarious. My mom taught me to plan things that way (home decor, parties, you name it)… choose one thing and then build everything else around it. It’s amazing how something can come together with this principle.

  • Anna says:

    This looks so unbelievably amazing – how long did it take to set everything up? So glad you’re posting the recipes, I’d love to try some!

    • missy says:

      Do you REALLY want me to answer this? haha. Actually a lot longer than my son’s 1st birthday. I started planning this 2 months ago and have worked on it slowly. Actually setting up? I started Wed and the party was Saturday… Haha. That gives you a sneak peak into how much of a perfectionist I am… Scary? Uh. Slightly. haha! Didn’t get around to posting the recipes but I promise they ARE coming. ;)

  • laura says:

    We had lots of fun and I know that Autumn was thrilled! Kate’s favorite was the candy apples. One at the shower and “one for the road” as she said.

    • missy says:

      And it was so special to have you both there! kate’s hug before saying goodbye filled me up until the next time I get to see you two! love you! xo

  • Audrey Ocheltree says:

    that is the most adorable baby shower ive ever seen ! i hope mine will look as awesome ! ( whenever it will happen )

    • missy says:

      Your first baby shower with be one to remembered regardless of how it looks. It’s all about celebrating you and your new baby to be! Thank you so very much!

  • Caterina says:

    This shower is adorable. I was wondering if you can tell me the dimensions of the mad libs. Thanks so much and great job!

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  • Gabrielle says:

    I absolute love every detail about this shower. I hope one day when I have a baby someone will do something just as sweet(:

  • meg says:

    Hi! Love everything you’ve done here! I really like the Mad Libs idea. Did guests fill the card out at the shower? I saw that you responded to someone else that you sprayed cardboard with chalkboard paint for the cover. Any other tips you can share? I’d like to use this idea for a couples wedding shower but not sure how to go about this. I assume you gave the book of mad libs after to her? Or was it filled out prior? Thanks so very much for you help, I really appreciate it!!!

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