jungle shower

Way back in 2011… we hosted a baby shower for Erin and Marcus.

(It really wasn’t THAT long ago, but it sure seems like it!)

Like I mentioned here, Erin and Marcus decided to wait until the baby was born to find out the gender. Their little one turned out to be a little girl, Ellarue Mazely, who arrived on November 8!

We went with a gender-neutral jungle theme with lots of colors, cupcakes, and yummyness.

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We had three different options for cupcakes, each with a different jungle animal topper. (The toppers were made from clipart images printed on cardstock then glued to a colored cardstock square with a toothpick in-between. Super easy!)

And of course there was a key for the cupcakes:

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I even tried out a yogurt covered pretzel recipe I found… basically yogurt and powered sugar are combined into a “frosting,” then pretzels are dipped and set in a warm oven to dry. The oven drying is supposed to help prevent the pretzels from getting soft, but it didn’t work too well. (I used blueberry and strawberry. They were interesting, but probably won’t do them again.)

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I made a couple of jungle animals out of cardstock to hang on the wall behind the momma-to-be:

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Throw in some store-bought table cloths and plates, paper lanterns, some pretty flowers and streamers… really, the decorations were quite simple.

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The best part of it all was seeing all the people that came to celebrate the newest addition to Erin and Marcus’s family!

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I knit the monkey toy for her and went with the jungle theme before I knew that she had registered for jungle bedding and nursery items! It was perfect!

Now I just need to get on top of planning for my sister’s baby shower!!

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