This was no ordinary baby shower. This was for a very dear friend who is expecting twins via a surrogate. After tossing around a few themes with a friend I settled on baby birds. I didn't want the theme of this party to focus on pregnancy, but instead to focus on what our dear friends are waiting for – to meet their babies for the first time … much like a mummy bird waits for her baby birds to hatch from their eggs. Our friends have chosen the names so we incorporated the initials onto little birdhouses in front of each place setting and onto the jelly beans eggs sitting on each cupcake.

Blue Bird baby shower
Twin boys baby shower

Clockwise from top:

1. The table setting complete with china plates, champagne glasses, fresh plants and assorted birdhouses. Above the table we hung large Martha Stewart pom poms.

2. Blueberry and custard tarts: Mini filo shells filled with custard and topped with 2 blueberries and grated chocolate.

3. A tiny birdhouse with the initial of each baby in front of place settings.

4. Blue bird cookies – thank you to Edelweiss Bakery for making these. If you live in the San Diego area, you should really try them. Their cookies are fantastic and if you take in a cookie cutter they will custom make cookies for you.

5. Cupcakes: carrot cake topped with cream cheese icing, coconut mixed with blue food dye and top are perched a mummy bird watching over her little eggs.

6. Assorted birdhouses, birds and nests were placed on the dining table.

7. Another larger birdhouse on the dessert table.



  • blue corn tortilla chips with Tzatziki dip
  • fresh fruit – pineapple, blueberries, kiwi, grapes, mango
  • stuffed mushrooms
  • cheese and meat platter
  • olive tapenade
  • edamame


  • Steak
  • Italian chicken pasta salad
  • Mexican salad


  • Blueberry and custard tarts
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies


  • Blue mojito's
  • Champagne
  • Water

N.B. A big thank you to my dear friend Heather for offering her house to host the baby shower and to Heather's mother who provided all of the birdhouses and helped Heather and I to set up in the morning. Also to the wonderful women who watched, fed and entertained all of the children outside so that we could enjoy a beautiful sit down champagne lunch, as adults.

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Tamara Mitchell January 17, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Wonderful recap! Absolutely beautiful Tonya!

Natalie-Little Shindigs January 17, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Absolutely beautiful…I love all the different shades of blue!

Rhea January 17, 2009 - 4:00 pm

What a neat, totally beautiful baby shower! Loved it.

Michelle@Everyday Celebrating January 17, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Beautiful!!!! What a great theme.. so appropriate! Love the blues!

Jane January 18, 2009 - 4:00 pm

OMG! It looks gorgeous. Good job.

The Eadle Family January 18, 2009 - 4:00 pm

it looks like it was a wonderful baby shower!

Erin January 18, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Wow, What a beautiful baby shower! Wish you were here on the east coast with me a few months ago! Such a neat theme! Everything looked like it was absolutely wonderful! Bet the Mommy was exstatic! I know I would have been! Congrats to the Mommy! And thank you Tonya for sharing the photos! Ideas if I can have another baby!

TUTU Monkey January 18, 2009 - 4:00 pm

AMAZING!!!!!! Love all the BLUE!!

Not just a Mommy! January 18, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Love it, love it, love it! I went to Michael’s today, and the unfinished wood birdhouses that are on sale for $4 were just screaming at me to buy them. Now I may just have to, just to do this shower one day. 🙂

Mariah January 19, 2009 - 4:00 pm

This is so cute!! You amaze me with your creativity

L I S A January 19, 2009 - 4:00 pm

As the recipient for your thoughtfulness and generosity, I cant begin to describe how touched I am. We absolutely LOVED everything and it was all so gorgeous and delicious.I want to keep having more babies just to have you throw more showers :-)Love you Tonya!ps Can you tell me how I can print out this page to include in JTs scrapbook?


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