An Aviation Themed Baby Shower for the Twins

///An Aviation Themed Baby Shower for the Twins

An Aviation Themed Baby Shower for the Twins

Hi guys!  I had a pretty epic Labor Day weekend. Several of my lifelong friends, who traveled from around the world, stayed at my house for the long weekend.  They were in town to come to the twins aviation themed baby shower in Asheville but it was so nice to have several days to spend catching up too.

My best friend of 30+ years, Sarah (who came from overseas!) and my dear friend Marilyn planned and hosted the baby shower for the twins and it could not have been more special.  They put so much thought into each adorable detail and I could not get enough of looking at all of it.  These ladies are an example of so much good in this world!

My college roommate Lori, who lives in Charlotte, also came up with some adorable activities for everyone too!  She’s fabulous as well. 🙂

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Aviation Themed Baby Shower

Since the Hubs and I fly a small plane and love aviation, we decided on a nursery theme with planes, maps, and clouds.  The colors are pale blue, navy, and white.  My friends planned the shower around that idea and it could not have turned out cuter.

The party was at Marilyn’s house and we used her beautiful shaded patio for most of the fun.  Sarah and her friend actually MADE this banner, which I can’t wait to hang in the nursery.  It is so pretty and looks like a work of art!

The food was inside and even had a flight theme for the aviation themed baby shower!

These cupcake liners were also handmade from map paper.

There were all sorts of sweet plane details.

One of my favorites was the cheese cut into planes.

This adorable table had a game, advice book, and favors… or baggage claim!

Sarah and her friend also handmade these adorable suitcases…. including painting the paper!  I wish y’all could see the detail on them because they are so sweet.  They spent so much time on all these favors and crafts and I was so in awe of how it turned out.  I have some seriously crafty friends!

This game had everyone come up with name ideas only using the letters in our names.

Outside there was another activity table!

My friends had everyone write funny messages on these diapers to make us laugh in the middle of the night.

My favorite activity was the flight suit onesie creation station.  Everyone colored or ironed on onesie designs.  I loved how everything tied to the aviation themed baby shower idea.

We ended up with the cutest collection of onesies!

I can only imagine how much fun it will be to put the twins in these.

Of course, my friends also showered me with the most wonderful collection of gifts including special items that their children loved and even gorgeous handmade items.  The amount of generosity and talent in this picture is profound.  I am so lucky to have these beautiful women in my life!

I’ve been so blessed over the years to meet some amazing, strong and unique women.  To have many of them in one place at one time gave me such so much joy.  A few days have passed and I still want to go back and relive every moment.  I’m also still overwhelmed and overjoyed by the people who already care so much for the twins.  It’s crazy to think they will be here in just a few short months.

I cried when I dropped the last of my friends off at the airport Tuesday because I know how hard it was for us all to get together and I know it will only be harder in the future.  I also know we will find a way regardless like we always do!

The Hubs and I have some amazingly generous friends and still have another weekend of showers coming up in a few weeks.  We weren’t planning to have so many, but with so much out of town family and friends we had trouble finding one day where everyone could make it… so it got separated into several events.  I’m thrilled though because that means there is still more fun to come including a party with my Dad and Brother.  This weekend we have no big plans other than working on the house, nursery and my maternity photo shoot Sunday.  I am really starting to feel the impact of carrying two babies and this downtime could not have come at a better time.

Hope y’all have a blessed weekend too.  I’ll be back Monday with a new post.

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Your turn!

How was your weekend?

By | 2018-09-07T09:13:31-04:00 September 7th, 2018|Friends & Family, Fun|10 Comments


  1. […] my friends came to visit on Labor Day for my aviation-themed baby shower I really wanted to get everyone on a trail to see some of the gorgeous mountains around […]

  2. Alicia K September 17, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

    What an amazing shower!! I love all the cute ideas tired to aviation.

  3. Susie @ Suzlyfe September 10, 2018 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    You look amazing and OMG HOW CUTE! Those boys will be pilots by the time are Emmie’s current age!

  4. Wendy September 9, 2018 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Well, how cute was this? I love the onesies! I need to remember this idea for future baby showers. Seems like I’ve been attending more of them lately!

  5. Blane Sherer September 8, 2018 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Another great baby shower for you. Awesome !

  6. Lisa Ballantyne September 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Wow Julie! That has got to be the most creative shower theme ever! Love all the photos! And you are looking absolutely wonderful at this stage of pregnancy! I hope you and the babies continue doing well! And of course your hubby too–can’t forget about their daddy!

    In keeping with the aviation theme, how much longer until the babies’ estimated time of arrival? 🙂

  7. [email protected] September 7, 2018 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Coming from an aviation career as well I love your theme. You little guys are gonna looks so cute in those onesies.

  8. Joyce Marie Buckner Ogles September 7, 2018 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Wow! Blessed beyond measure! Asome kiddos coming and great friends!

  9. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real September 7, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

    These details are incredible! Handmade cupliners?! Amazing! You and these boys are so loved Julie! The onesies are adorable and the twins will look so cute in them. I bet the name ideas that people came up with were pretty creative.

  10. Heather Brown September 7, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

    OMG I can’t get enough of your showers! They are straight out of a movie! This is unbelievable!! Such an amazing set of friends to throw this for you. I can’t wait to see the next ones!

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