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Give the stork a rest and try some sweet songbirds as your party theme instead. We love how they perfectly express mama's "nesting" instincts and also that they're another way to do the popular woodland forest theme. We've found a few beautiful decor options that look homemade, but since they're actually store-bought they'll save you weekends of work. (We won't tell if you won't!)
Cupcake Toppers: The star of baby shower's (besides you, mama) is always the dessert -- check out the sweet Mama and Bebe Bird duo ($26/set). We love the crafty touches, like the topstitching and heart cutout on the wings.
Mobile as Decor: Keep the bird theme going by hanging the Mobile Bird Parade ($98), which can double as a sweet take-home gift for mom-to-be. The mobile features four adorable storybook birds and a too-cute cloud and can be customized to match baby's nursery colors.
Gift Idea: Another gift for mom are the Keepsake Conversation Birds -- personalize them with a special message on the ribbon or spell out baby's name in beaded charms.
Favor Idea: Send guests home with a cool party gift. We're loving these Bird Parade favors -- with ribbon loop for hanging -- and charming Storybook Birds party toppers personalized with the names of your guests. To get more bang for your buck, use the favors as decor during the party. Feature one at each place setting, pair with a pretty Manzanita branch centerpiece, attach them to goodie bags, or hang them from chandeliers and ceiling fixtures.
Tip: Because these handmade items are made-to-order and labor-intensive, they can be a little pricier than the standard party supplies. Offset the extra expense by using budget-friendly elements elsewhere in the party, like scrapbook paper placemats and napkin rings, minimalist flower arrangements and homemade desserts.
What baby shower theme are you loving right now? Chime in below!