I have a second cousin who is about to have her first baby. She grew up in Hawaii and her parents are still there, but her and her husband live here in the Pacific Northwest now.
Since she has a plethora of family here, we decided to give her a baby shower. Some of my aunts, my sister, my mom and another cousin gave the shower. We all participated in the food, but I was tasked with making most of the decorations.
Baby Mama and Baby Daddy started calling the baby Little Fox. So we decided to have a shower with a fox theme. At first my sister and I thought about doing a Fox and the Hound theme, since Baby Mama and Baby Daddy are also dog parents.
The timing of the shower was really close to that of Ian’s birthday party, so I didn’t get a chance to get into The Fox and the Hound theme. So we just focused on a Little Fox & forest theme.
For the decorations I mostly used two kits Camp Out by Crazy4Monograms and Woodland Animals by Pixel Paper Prints.
I of course started a Pinterest board for the shower.
My sister thought these cupcake in a box guest gifts were so great that we decided to give cookies in a box as gifts. We used this recipe, omitting the nuts, for our gifts. We also really like these fox treat holders. Neither of us own a Silhouette (yet…) so I had to make them in photo shop and just cut them out. My sister bought some lollipops and I made little circles to glue on them.
Of course it wouldn’t be a party with out personalized M&M’s! Which is what we put in the treat bags.
My sister really like this pop-corn-tree, she made the cones to hang from some branches.
My sister also made these wonderful acorn cookies from chocolate chips, Hershey Kisses and mini Nutter Butter cookies. She also made the stump for decoration on the plate (I really had to point that part out).
We always make food labels, and I really like how this post used pine cones to hold them.
I made this “Welcome Baby Jack” banner
And of course we made some pinwheels, after they turned out so great for Ian’s birthday party.
My aunt made this wonderful cake. It was as delicious as it was adorable!
We played gift Bingo, Guess How Many?, and Is the Price Right? games.
With Gift Bingo the guests get Bingo cards with gifts on them,which they cross out as Baby Mama opens it.
For the “Guess How Many” game, we bought a baby bottle and filled it with candy, the guests then need to guess how many candies are in it. I made these cards for them to write their guess on.
For the “Is the Price Right?” game, we bought some baby necessities for Baby Mama and had her guess what the prices were. The guests then decided if she guessed ‘too high,’ ‘too low,’ or ‘just right.’ I made some cards for this game too.
We were able to Skype with her parents in Hawaii, which was great since they couldn’t be there. That way they were able to watch her open the gifts.
I think it turned out to be a great shower.
Happy Party Planning
April 18, 2013 at 10:31 am
I had no idea you were thinking of the Fox and the Hound! How clever! Someone bought us that movie recently and it’s still in its wrapper because I’m too scared to watch it. I haven’t seen it for years and I’m nervous I would cry like a baby! I honestly cannot thank you all enough for all of the love and hard work you out into that shower for me. I feel so cherished and blessed and look forward to seeing you all again soon! This time, with little fox on board! 😉
April 23, 2013 at 9:35 am
we were happy to do it, thanks for letting us. I know our family can kind of be overwhelming at times 🙂
April 23, 2013 at 9:05 am
Planning a baby shower for my boss’ great grand baby… The Fox theme will be perfect. Last name is Fox!!!
April 23, 2013 at 9:34 am
Thanks for stopping by! You are right it would be perfect for their Little Fox too 🙂
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December 13, 2013 at 6:09 am
I am putting together a fox theme babyshower and love the welcome baby banner. How can I get it???
December 13, 2013 at 10:52 pm
You can visit my Etsy shop. All the printables are for sale, or you can just purchase the banners.
Thanks for visiting my site and thanks again for your kind words.
July 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm
How did you make the banner? Very pretty!
July 30, 2014 at 6:44 pm
Jessica, do you mean the long brown one?
I designed it in photoshop and saved it as a PDF in the size I wanted to print it. Adobe reader (I think IX or later) let’s you print as a poster, meaning it breaks it up and prints part of the poster on each piece of paper. I then trimmed the edges and taped together.
Thanks for the nice comments
September 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm
Where did you find the fox clipart for the M&M treat bags? I want to do something similar at my fox themed shower.
September 7, 2014 at 4:14 pm
Also, how did you attach the cut out fox head and tail to the bag itself?
September 7, 2014 at 11:38 pm
I purchased a digital scrapbook kit (link in above post) and printed it out the size I wanted.
I then cut a slit under the chin to slip the bag through and tape the top of the bag on the back of the fox.
And it is the whole fox, not just the tail and head. The body is just hiding behind the bag.
September 9, 2014 at 5:04 pm
Thanks! I found the fox! I would have never guessed that’s how they were made! You probably saved me a ton of time and aggravation!
September 19, 2014 at 10:22 am
I’m glad! would love to see what you do with it!
November 20, 2014 at 8:29 am
How did you make the acorn treats. I saw the ingredients but how did you stick everything together?
November 20, 2014 at 10:36 am
Thanks for stopping by. We used melted chocolate to hold them together. Melt the chocolate and dip the Hershey kisses in it and press to cookie.