Camp Dunaway | Camping Theme Baby Shower

Over Mother’s Day weekend, I was pleased to be apart of a celebration in honor of baby Grayson and his mama.  What better way to introduce my best friend into motherhood than by showering her with baby boy things galore.  I’ve said this before, but that girl and that baby boy of hers is so very loved.
I am WAY excited for my best friend to become a mother.
We celebrated her ‘new adventure‘ with a camping theme baby shower – and I just love how the details turned out!

 These newborn onesies – swoon.  I cant believe she and I will have two babies that small just one week apart (her scheduled section is July 7th and mine on July 14th).

We kept it casual on the food front to sort of blend with the shower theme.  
No one wants fancy pants appetizers while we camp, am I right? 
On the Menu
Baked potato (recipe HERE) + Chili bar (easy chili recipe HERE)
Fixings: bacon bits || cilantro || cheese || green onions || sour cream || fresh jalapeños 

 ..and for those that prefer fritos over the potatoes for their chili
 ‘sleeping bags’ (via inspiration HERE) || pigs in a blanket (croissant rolls + lil’ smokies) || ‘caprese canoes’ (fresh tomato + mozzarella + basil)
 grilled chicken + turkey paninis (market street catering) || THE most yummy fruit salad (recipe HERE)
I included the hubby in the prep for this shower, too! I had seen these wooden disks on pinterest incorporated in tablescapes and party themes and decided to put him to work.  Cut, sand, stain, and seal.  My man did good, good, good.
 mason jars wrapped in burlap ribbon and twine
 we sipped on BUG JUICE (7up + grape juice + berry blend juice)
..and personalized water bottles
trail mix (original + smore’s)
wooden hand stamped utensils: happy camper || I want s’more || & baby makes three
 The guest of honor to start the food line!  This preggo was right behind her.  Guests ate out of kraft paper food boxes lined with newspaper print sandwich paper.

 Time for presents!  Um, yea- the motherload.
 Guest played ‘baby bingo’ while Ashley opened her gifts.  We had each guest fill out a card, filling in the blanks with items them thought she would receive.  We handed out 3-wick vanilla bean marshmallow scented candles to the winners.

 ..and in this corner, they were serious about winning!
 of course this little boy will be completely decked in support of the silver, blue, and white.
 SO many tiny things!  I thought baby girl stuff was just the cutest- but honestly, I awwww’d over every single thing Ash unwrapped.
We had several talented and creative gals in our hostess group.  Jordan stained and painted the ‘Camp Dunaway’ sign, Jacqueline made the cake and with the help of pinterest designed our mini s’more’s station.. not to mention Chara’s sewing abilities with the pennant banner and table runner.
It helps when your friends hold those talents:)
 My favorite of all was including a mini banner of his name on top of this sweet little cake.
When we started planning the shower, baby G didn’t have a name just yet, so when Ashley and Jarrett finally announced, I had to figure out a way to incorporate it.
The was perfect.
 Smore’s Station
chaffing fuel burners + stones + ceramic dishes + wood skewers 
assorted chocolate (cookies & cream + milk)
assorted graham crackers 
jumbo marshmallows  

 Take home decorated sugar cookies 

 The Hostesses + The Mama
Jordan || Jacqueline || Diana || Mama-to-Be || Amber || Chara || Katie (not pictured)
Four of us in this picture are pregnant.. (Jordan, Jacqueline, myself + Ash)..that means there will be four new babes by Thanksgiving!
Baby G has no idea how long we have prayed, hoped, and dreamed about him.  I cannot wait to hold that little bug!  
It was just the perfect day.
photography by Jennifer Jennings
invitations/food tents/water labels/bingo cards/goodie tags: CK Fireboots
‘camp dunaway’ paper straws: dixie + twine
hand stamped wooden utensils: in the clear
pennant banner/table runner: DIY by Chara (hostess)
vanilla bean + marshmallow candles: bath + body works
metal lanterns + containers: Michael’s Craft Store
mini wooden scoops: sucre shop
wooden disk serving trays c/o the hubby:) 
kraft paper boxes: amazon
sandwich paper: pom pom delight
woodland animal burlap bags: boo bah blue
happy camper/arrow onesies: little tree tops
personalized cake topper: little dovie
painted ‘camp dunaway’ wooden sign: DIY by Jordan (hostess)
cake by Jacqueline (hostess)
mini pine trees: christmas decor from pottery barn
woodland favor cookies: Mrs. V’s Cookies (local)


May 27, 2015

  1. Dani Lewis says:

    What a cute shower! Love the Smore idea. You are too cute Amber!

  2. This is the most cutest theme! You fabulous ladies did a great job!

  3. Can I hire you to come to Louisiana to plan my shower?? lol! Seriously though, you should be a professional party planner!

  4. You ladies know how to throw a shower! My goodness. Y'all could make some crazy money between Ashley's planning skillz and the rest of y'all's talents! So very cute.

  5. Shawna B says:

    I don't know how you find such awesome and personalized items for your parties! I love it. I feel like it takes me forever to find a good etsy shop, you are a pro! Gorgeous party!

  6. What a sweet baby shower – I love the camping theme x