My daughter, Torri, loves Disney’s Peter Pan movie, and all things related to it. Her favorite ride at Disney World has always been (and I suspect will always be) Peter Pan’s Flight. When she was just a pixie of a girl, she dressed as Tink for Halloween one year.
And then, when she was a college student, she went to work at Walt Disney World. I don’t know exactly what her job duties entailed while she was there, but from what I hear, it was a magical experience during which she got to work very closely with the real Tinkerbell!
You can imagine then, that when it came time to choose a theme for her baby shower, there really wasn’t any question as to what we’d go with. Neverland seemed like the obvious choice. Today, I’m sharing the details of and pictures from our Neverland themed baby shower.
We held her shower in early February in our hometown right outside of Tucson, Arizona. As with most parties, our first consideration was location. We opted to host the shower at home. The next item on our planning checklist was to create an invitation. Here’s a peek at the final version of our invites.
Once the invitations were properly addressed and sent out with a sprinkle of pixie dust, we began concentrating on the fun stuff: decorations and food. As for colors, we settled on a minty green, blush pink and creamy white with accents of glittery gold.
Because the shower was held at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, we served only light snacks that reflected the preferences of the mom-to-be. Our menu included:
- buffalo chicken dip
- pasta salad
- veggie crudités served in baguette bread cups
- deviled eggs
- Rice Krispy treats
- Nutter Butter truffles
- custom made Neverland cookies
- pineapple mint water
- sparkling water
- sweet tea
I would be doing you a huge disservice not to share pictures of the cookies. They were so beautifully decorated that it seemed almost unjust to eat them.
Are they not gorgeous? They were provided by the Cookie Barn. The Cookie Barn is a local (to Tucson) cookie bakery that specializes in custom decorated cookies for all occasions. These are edible works of art, my friends–true artisan treats. Here’s the good news for you: the cookie barn may be local to Tucson, but they ship their hand-decorated cookies nationwide. Just visit their website for details. And for a peek at some of their cute creations, check out the Cookie Barn on Instagram.
The cookies they came up with for us feature silhouettes of both Peter Pan and Wendy, as well as Tink. The phrases, ‘Never Grow Up,’ and ‘You Can Fly’ were also printed on some. Isn’t the buggy pictured above just adorable? I have to admit that I had a favorite design, though:
So cute, right?! They were delivered individually bagged and tied with coordinating ribbons. They made a perfect shower favor for our guests.
In decorating for the party, we opted to carry on with the silhouettes theme. These gold glitter framed Peter Pan and Wendy silhouettes were the perfect touch–and so easy to make!
They were placed on the mantel, along with a pallet sign that we made to fit our theme (tutorial coming soon). The beauty of this sign is that after the shower, it can be used as a decoration in the baby’s nursery.
Just below this display on the mantel, we hung a rag garland for a splash of color.
Because no Neverland party would be complete without a sprinkling of pixie dust, we adorned the walls with our version.
We also displayed a print that coordinated with our invitations.
And since it was a baby shower, we couldn’t forget to hang a clothesline with sweet little baby clothes.
It was a truly pixie-dusted day, filled with love.
*Special thanks to the Cookie Barn for providing the Neverland cookies in exchange for this mention/review.