December 28, 2011

Foreign Adoption Celebration

My dear friend Jen was just notified that her adoption of a little girl from South Africa is finally proceeding. She leaves in a week to go and pick up her little one, which left us a very short amount of time to throw together a small shower to celebrate the arrival of her daughter. With a foreign adoption, it's always nice to highlight and celebrate the heritage of the child at the shower, thus we settled on a subtle pink, brown and khaki safari theme. I just adore the artwork from PeaceLoveEtsy with the quote about adoption, and the shop owner even helped us create a matching monogram print containing Jen's daughter's new initials. Here is an inspiration board for our gathering:

Foreign Adoption Celebration
Adoption Quotation Print from Etsy Seller PeaceLoveEtsy

Chambray Animal Group from Restoration Hardware

Cupcake Toppers from Etsy Seller MoreThanACupcake

Invitation by William Arthur available at

Personalized rolling luggage and luggage tags are great gift ideas for the traveling child. -- Pottery Barn Kids and Stacy Claire Boyd available at