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My sister-in-law, Jenni (Clay’s sister) and brother-in-law, Trey are expecting a sweet baby boy in late September and Clay and I (okay, me mostly!) have had such a good time shopping, planning and watching these two prepare for their new addition.  With the help of my other sister-in-law, Sarah, brother-in-law, Ben and Jenni’s aunts and uncles, we co-hosted a laid-back, brightly colored couples’ baby shower at the lake this weekend! (Please note: the colors in these photographs have not been enhanced; they were sincerely that bright!)

The 3 colors for the shower were chosen easily.  1. They are expecting a baby boy (blue).   2. Jenni and her family are HUGE University of TN fans and because the shower was in TN instead of Georgia (Trey’s home state), we chose orange.  3. They have chosen to accent the nursery with monkeys = brown.

After choosing the colors, I started researching ways to incorporate these colors into a cohesive baby shower!  Surprisingly, these colors are a popular combination and I found lots of inspiration and some great ideas!

We decorated the dining tables with pool blue tablecloths and adorned them with bright orange gerbera daisies, building blocks, baseballs and cute beanie baby monkeys!

Sweet baby clothes hung from clotheslines strung between columns inside the lake house.  After seeing this done at a friend’s shower, it has become a favorite feature and one I really like to plan/put together!  The lanterns were added after seeing pics of a baby shower online of similar decor utilizing them in a backyard setting.  I loved the end result!

Clay put his grilling skills to the test as we prepared steak and chicken kabobs for the expected 60 guests.  With side dishes prepared by Aunt Cindy and Auntie Pam, we served quite the spread!

My sister-in-law Sarah is an incredibly talented baker and, as usual, we asked her to prepare the desserts.  Please tell me that these monkey cupcakes are the most adorable thing you have ever seen!!!

Before guests left, we asked them to sign a Curious George storybook for Baby Coggins and take home an adorable chocolate sucker that Auntie Pam created.

(A huge thanks to my mom who whipped up that adorable DIY sock monkey at the last minute! Love you!)

And just because I seriously cannot get enough of that sock monkey….

Want one for yourself?  Check out the DIY Sock Monkey Etsy page.

Overall, a very successful (and super bright!) baby shower!  A big thanks to everyone that helped bring this event together!  Congratulations Jenni and Trey!  We can’t wait to meet our nephew!

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