When I discovered one of my besties was preggo I could not WAIT to throw a baby shower for her little bundle of joy. When I think of my friend Alexis two colors come to mind 1.) turqouise 2.) candy apple red. I knew that this event had to comprise those two colors. I started planning before I knew the sex of the baby, but as soon as I knew baby Violet was a “she” I had to throw in a little pink for good measure. I made the invites using Microsoft Word. I printed them on 4 by 6 photo paper, added a little white rhinestone sticker in the center of the red dots above the wagon and red rhinestone sticker in the center of the wagon wheel to resemble the Radio Flyer. I mailed them off in candy apple red envelopes along with her registry info.
Let’s Get Crafty!
Guests could decorate onesies, headbands, or bibs for the mommy-to-be. I purchased buttons, bows, flowers, puffy paint and whatever else I could find to embellish these items to make them fun and festive. People could attach their items using a glue gun or a needle and thread. I hung a ribbon in the backyard and added some wooden clips so the artists could display their work when they finished. Everything turned out really cute!
Caprese Bites: Tomato, Basil, Kalamata Olive, and Fresh Mozzarella skewers drizzled with EVOO,balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Walnuts and Gorgonzola: Slice sweet potatoes 1/4-1/2 inch thick, lay slices in a single layer on a cookie sheet, drizzle with EVOO, salt and pepper, and chopped fresh rosemary. Bake in 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes). Remove from oven, add chopped up walnuts and a little bit of gorgonzola crumbles. Bake for another 3-5 minutes or until cheese slightly melts. Remove, cool, enjoy!
Cream Cheese, Jalapeno Crescent Poppers: Find recipe here
Strawberry and Blueberry Skewers with this amazing Chocolate Fruit Dip
Croissant Sandwich fixins‘ (assorted meats, cheeses, tomatoes, red onion, lettuce, avocado, mustard, and mayo)
Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing: Find recipe here
Mimosa’s and Peach Iced Tea in Mason Jars
I borrowed a Radio Flyer wagon from a neighbor. Score! I purchased the turquoise poof balls from Michaels they are from the Martha Stewart Collection. I bought flowers at Trader Joe’s and put them in Mason Jars and I purchased polka dot balloons on Amazon and at the TomKat Studio. Such a cute online shop!
I think the dessert table was by far my favorite part of this event! I found super cute polka dot bags at the TomKat Studio and some other cool party supplies including the paper red and white straws used for the drinks. I purchased all of the candy in bulk at Target, borrowed some of the candy buffet jars from a friend, improvised with other glass jars, and used the die cut at work to cut out the letters “SWEET BABY” (from cardstock), I then strung the letters on red and white twine. I purchased the block letters to spell out “Violet”from Michaels. They were pre-painted white, so I kept them as is. I also found a cute square of polka dot pre-cut fabric at Jo-Ann’s. I layered a few boxes for height, added the fabric, and then put the cake tiers up that I bought for my own wedding at TJ Maxx Home Goods and placed the lemon and raspberry cupcakes that my mom made on top. We filled the little Radio Flyer that I purchased on Amazon with the brown sugar cookies my mom made.
We played a few standard baby shower games and gave guests cute gift bags which included Starbucks gift cards and candles. Need help finding baby shower games? Head on over to Pinterest!