Throwing a Little Man Bow Tie Baby Shower

Hand made bow ties wrap mason jars

My sisters and I joke that if we just quit our jobs we could probably open up the best little party planning boutique. We all are totally Type A.. rigidly organized and very detailed when it comes to planning anything. Did I ever tell you about the time my older sis sent me her family’s christmas gift registry?

We were so excited to host a baby shower for my sister Jenny as she prepares to welcome her new “little man” Knox to the world. My sister Tricia, Jenny’s best friend Kristin and I threw her a bow tie themed baby shower. It was held in the beautiful Virginia Room at the Washington Golf and Country Club. The color scheme matches the nursery… navy, white and kelly green.

Jenny with AOII sisters Javen and Ashley

Upon arrival everyone got a handmade bow tie.

Instead of doing a guest book I got this fabulous idea after asking for baby shower ideas on Facebook. Erica Frendach contacted me and told me about these baby wish lists she makes. Every guest fills in the blank to very simple questions like “I hope you aren’t afraid of _____ !” The guest signs it with love and eventually all entries will be bound into a wish book for the baby when they get older. We read some of them out loud and they were both touching and hilarious! Made by Prince Frederick Graphics and Printing

Little helpers: Baby Adora and cousins Caelyn and Liam were dressed for the occasion. I got these tutus and matching bow tie shirts through Lakesha Cole of Tutee Swank. She can customize a tutu for any event.

Liam is going through a phase where he won’t go anywhere without a superhero cape. I had this Green Lantern cape made by Little Shepsters and found a customized plaid bow tie stitched tee at Chickadee Station.

The dessert bar was sweet and simple. Vintage books in shades of green were props. The caramel white ribbon cake and navy lemon cake pops were fresh from Edibles Incredibles in Reston. There was also French pistachio macarons, old fashion lollipops and unbelievably good homemade white cupcakes by Critters and Crayons.

Customized buffet cards by

And what’s a party without personalized M&Ms

One of the hosts Kristin Happe with her mom who was a big help and arranged the gorgeous flowers (she made the ribbon too!)

We did a monogrammed centerpiece

The clothesline was within the color scheme. Little tote by CraftyCreations2

Jenny with mom in law Tracy, our mom Chin, Me and sister Tricia

The summer spread included bow tie pasta and chilled strawberry soup. Invitations by Posh Paperie.

We draped the burlap banner with Knox’s name

Nina Bui fills out her Wish List for Knox

For games we just passed ribbon around and asked people to guess Jenny’s bump size. We also handed out baby scratch off tickets… and there were 6 lucky winners.

From quilts to onesies handmade gifts were a hit!

The child of the ultimate Cheer Coach has no chance! He’ll probably tumble out of the womb.

Proud Papa and Nana Goff

Tram brought a wild and wonderful diaper cake!

Handmade onesie soaps with bow ties were party favors. I got the bucket through Bin There Designs

With Dr. Alex Naini who helped greet guests!

Cupcake smashing!

In the end.. it was all good!

Enjoy the gift of life sister.





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18 Responses to “Throwing a Little Man Bow Tie Baby Shower”

  1. tricia says:

    Wow! What a great post on the shower! It was wonderful! You did a great job planning it, Sis!

  2. janelle carter says:

    Great job ladies…very, very beautiful! Thanks for sharing and good luck Jenny!

  3. Yoni says:

    Sucha cute baby shower!!! Love the last pic of Adora

  4. Jenny & Knox says:

    Ang, this post is so wonderful!! Thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into my shower! I loved every minute of it!!

  5. Deborah says:

    Angie , baby showers like this makes me wanna have another baby! Great job.

  6. Hope Spriggs says:

    This is amazingly georgeous. If you don’t you must scrapbook this. Everything looked so perfect.

  7. Emily Nolan says:

    so sweet! love the details and you all did such a beautiful job!!!! so happy for jenny! xoxoxox

  8. Erica Frendach says:

    Angie, what a beautiful baby shower! You’re sister is a lucky woman! I’m glad everyone enjoyed the wishes for baby Knox idea. The bow tie theme was such a great theme.

  9. Adrienne says:

    This is beautiful! So elegant and classy.

    I am doing a shower with similar color scheme. Do you have any of the decor items left that you are interested in selling. Please let me know :-)

    • admin says:

      Thank you!! I actually gave them to my sister and threw most of the stuff out :( I should hold on to these things!! Good luck with your shower!!

      • Adrienne says:

        Bummer! Ok, thx’

        • Hi Adrienne! Not sure if you are still looking, but Angie posted links to the artists who made all of the items in her blog. I did the onsie soap favors, and would love for you to peek at my store for your shower!

          Marilyn :)

  10. Alicia says:

    Hi I’m looking to throw a shower with the same color scheme, by any chance would you have the template still for the “Wishes for Baby Knox”?

    Thank so much,

  11. Ivette Cruz says:

    Hi, this is such a wonderfully planned party! I wondered where you got the bows? I also wondered if they had clips on the back or pins? Are they for babies or were they from girl hair accessories and repurposed?

    • admin says:

      Hi I think you’re asking about the little bowties I found a wonderful lady Ob Etsy whe makes them. I think I linked to her store! They all clip on!

  12. Tammy says:

    May I have a copy of the wish list emailed?
    Thank you,

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