I have been a party hosting fool this summer! This was the fifth party I’ve hosted this summer and I’m worn out but I’ve had lots of fun. My latest big event was a baby shower I hosted for my sister-in-law. My niece Ashlyn is due to grace us with her presence in early October. The colors in her nursery are pink, brown and white so I decided to use that color scheme for the shower as well. I created these beautiful invitations (which will soon be available in my Etsy shop)
I tried to keep it simple and sweet by using pearls and old baby dresses for the decor. For the tablecloth I used an old bedspread. I also used an old suitcase as a base for the diaper cake. I made matching cake stands for each side of the table and filled them with cupcakes. I filled old crystal glasses with chocolate mousse topped with fresh strawberries then added a pirouette to dress it up a bit. For the banner I strung a piece of lace across the table and used clothes pins to attach some vintage baby dresses and paper flags spelling out baby.
I used large pink marshmallow and miniature white marshmallows to
make the flower petals. I cut them each in half at an angle then dipped
them in colored sugar. Then I used green tic tacs for them stems.
You could use green frosting but I was short on time and supplies.
In an effort to continue my pink and brown color scheme I served pink lemonade and tea in a variety of mason jars. I added a lemon to the side of each jar and added these adorable pink and white striped paper straws to them.
Between the jars I placed a paper doily on the table and placed a wall plaque I found at Hobby Lobby on a plate stand and added a flower and a string of pearls for decoration.
Since this shower was late in the afternoon and in the middle of summer I kept the refreshments light. I served a chicken summer salad which is always a big hit with my party guests and is also one of my favorites. I placed a tray of fruit, vegetables and crackers with a vase filled with crystal twigs and cherry blossom flowers in the center on the coffee table for guests to snack on.
I found small plastic water cups in packs of five at the Dollar Tree and used them for vegetables. I placed a couple of spoonfuls of ranch dip in the bottom of each cup and added a variety of vegetables.
I sent each guest home with these baby rattle cake pops. Each were decorated with a scroll pattern and the baby’s initial. I wrapped them in a cellophane bag and tied them with cherry blossom ribbon and a baby stroller thank you tag.
All of the little details that went into this shower made it beautiful. I hope I was able to inspire your creativity today