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The Owl and the Baby Shower
If I asked you to think about birds and babies, no doubt the first thing to come to mind would be the trusty old stork, right? The stork - staggering and pitching across the sky, baby hanging precariously from his beak, slung low in a nappy and deposited unceremoniously down the chimney or through an open window. Well, I think that the stork is a thing of the past! I think it’s high time that the stork was deposed in favour of...the owl! Yes, owl. The owl is just the thing for your upcoming baby shower celebration – unexpected, incredibly cute and surprisingly perfect.
Now, before you start thinking that I’ve fallen off my perch from a great height, did you know that in many cultures the owl is a symbol of prosperity, good luck, inner light, wisdom and protection? I think that there’s no better bird to sing (or is that hoot) in the arrival of a new baby than our wizened and wonderful friend of the night, the owl - yep, there’s definitely a new bird in town; and luckily for us, Australia’s #1 party shop Pink Frosting has proudly received its own delivery, and is fully stocked with owl themed party decorations to provide you with all you need to create the perfect baby shower.
A unique way to embrace the new patron of the infant is to focus on the individual elements that the owl represents. Use these elements to complete your party décor and create a menu for the ultimate celebration of your new addition.
A wonderful idea is to provide a decorative favour box, bomboniere box , or jewellery box and ask your guests to make a financial contribution to your baby’s future instead of buying a present. Invest the money in a long term account and who knows – you might have enough for your child to buy their first car and give you many a sleepless night in years to come!
The party menu can reflect this owley element – chicken with its lucky wishbone, pork – another lucky meat (strange, but true), horseshoe-shaped almond shortbread, green clover cupcakes, watercress salad –you’re only limited by your imagination!
Candles, luminaries, and crystal decorations that capture the light will represent the properties of inner light and knowledge. Decoratively placed, this is a beautifully easy way to introduce this aspect of the owl into your perfect party.
Ask each of your guests to write a small pearl of wisdom in a guest book that will become a valuable resource to your child as they grow up. Let guests know in their invitations that you’d like them to contribute to the book of wisdom so that they have time to really think about what they’d like to say. This ensures that the entries are genuine words of wisdom – things that you’d like to have known when you were growing up, rather than spur of the moment ramblings of a guest under pressure to perform!
The colours blue and green symbolise protection so combine your owl themed party with crockery and glassware in powder blues or glassy greens to capture this majestic quality of the owl.
So, join the flock and host an owl baby shower – or any party for that matter! For more ideas on how to perfectly partner this fine feathered friend with your next event, ask the skilled birdwatchers at Pink Frosting for the latest trends, or simply scout the pages of Australia’s #1 online party shop for inspiration. Trust me, it’ll be a hoot!
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