This darling UP UP & AWAY BABY SHOWER was styled by Sarah of Sugar Coated Mama. Sarah is one talented gal! If you want to see more of her beautiful work I would highly recommend liking her and following her on Facebook here (show some KPI love & tell her I sent ya)!
This baby shower is absolutely adorable and is chock full of so many fabulous hot air balloon party ideas! A few of my favorite elements are:
Sarah had this to say about the party- “I simply love Baby Showers, they are a celebration of life and family, two things very dear to my heart. I especially love the excitement around the arrival of a beautiful little person and the fun that can be had at these special events.
THEME / DECORATIONS
Theming this baby shower was easy, as I was dying to create an Up Up and Away table. It was for a little boy, so blue was an obvious colour, and I picked yellow, pastel green and white to compliment the base palette. Budget was small, so I kept the table very simple, but it went a long way! To tie in with Up Up and Away theme I chose to create some fluffly scalloped lanterns, which I have been obsessed with lately, the blue, yellow and white gradient colours really set off the table. I created a white fluffy backdrop with crepe paper fringe garlands to create the feel of clouds, and used a white table cloth to keep things clean and fresh.
Cake – One of my favourite features of this dessert table is the delicious elegance of the blue multi-tone Swirl Cake with buttercream icing created by Jodie at Get Frosted (her new business) and topped off by the uber cute Cake Pom Pom Garland by Pom Pom Princess. The outside was only the beginning, holy cow was it nice, it was an amazing tasting carrot cake inside!! Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream swirl were also created by Get Frosted and toppers were created by Sugar Coated Mama.Other food items were the green, yellow and blue CLOUD lollies (so yummy), as well as the cloud meringues, coloured nouget, mint M&M’s, handmade personalised chocolate bars, white chocolate coconut malt balls, vanilla pearl sheen cake pops and blue fairy floss.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop / Treat Sticks Apothecary Jars Crepe Paper Chinese Lanterns (covered in scallop tissue paper) Ribbon Candy Parfait Cups Cupcake Wrappers Paper Fringe Cake Pop / Treat Sticks
This charming CUE THE CONFETTI BABY SHOWER was submitted by Jessica Flannigan of Live the Fancy Life.
I love how the festive pink and gold color scheme of this confetti themed baby shower could easily be changed to suit a baby boy, a gender neutral shower or baby nursery colors! Some of my favorite ideas in this shower are:
The baby themed photobooth props with the polka dot backdrop
The varying sizes and colors of circle cutouts attached to lollipop sticks and used as cake toppers
The large empty gold frame used as a backdrop
The assortment of bubbly and polka dot items used throughout the party adding to the theme
The clear plastic tubes filled with round, confetti-like Sixlet candies as party favors
Jessica said this about the party- “I teamed up with Cassie of ChubbyMama Cupcakes on a pink and gold baby shower for her fabulous sister Mandi recently. I was hired to focus on event design-the decor, DIY elements, dessert table and champagne/sparkling water bar. Cassie focused on the food and gathering materials. This shower was a lot of fun and the decor was glamorous, but also very eclectic!
The event was hosted at a very cool urban loft-like space called The Engine Room in downtown Minneapolis with exposed brick, hardwood floors, random vintage furniture pieces and high open-beam ceilings.
The mommy-to-be Mandi is a very stylish woman living in Philadelphia with her sweet husband and soon-to-arrive baby girl. She is manager of product development for Urban Outfitters Europe and has great taste so we really tried to emulate her style in this shower.
Cassie came up with the theme “cue the confetti” with a color palette of pinks and golds. She is an amazing cake and cupcake baker/decorator, so the dessert table was a huge focal point. We worked with Shannon of Grace & Guy Paperie to come up with all of the custom “Cue the Confetti” printables. Two of the party signs are available for free download on livethefancylife.com.
The shower was at 10 a.m. so we did brunch including donut holes in cute gold cups, quiche, fresh fruit, a coffee bar, a champagne and sparkling water bar and lots of dessert.
Shower favors were pink and white shimmery sixlets in modern clear packaging to carry the confetti look and feel throughout. We also had a fun photo booth with a confetti wall backdrop made from a simple 3 inch circle punch and vinyl sticker paper from Joann Fabrics. DIY projects include cupcake toppers, backdrops, homemade simple syrups for a beautiful champagne and sparkling water bar and more. The simple syrups were a big hit. We had peach basil and orange ginger. Both taste great in champagne or sparkling water. We brought in tons of gold and white pillows and placed them throughout the event.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop / Treat Sticks White 2-sided Frame Balloons Ribbon Paper Straws Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Washi Tape Clear Plastic Gumball Tubes Cupcake Liners
This sweet angel theme is so versatile because not only is it gender neutral but it would be perfect for a baby shower or a christening as well! A few highlights to look for in this baptism celebration are:
The sweet fondant angel cake topper
The gorgeous assortment of floral arrangements
The chocolate angel lollipop favors and chocolate spoons
This lovely “SHOWERED FROM ABOVE” RAIN THEMED BABY SHOWER (with FREE printables) was submitted by Justine of Pretty Little Vintage in Melbourne Australia.
A few of the things I love most in this elegant rain themed boy baby shower are:
The dessert table set up on a baby crib, or cot, as it’s apparently called in Australia
The blue ombre cake with the tulle pom banner cake topper
Here’s what Justine said about planning the shower- “I’ve always had to work with lots of pinks and girly themes so I was very excited to put this baby boy shower together for a dear friend of mine Jennifer! This ‘showered from above’ themed party featured a dreamy baby cot dessert buffet with pom pom clouds and raindrops dropping from above. As all babies are a blessing from above we wanted this shower to reflect how special this time really is for the mom to be.
It was an intimate party of 15 of Jen’s closest friends so the cot made the perfect size as a dessert buffet table to display an array of gorgeous sweets such as almond & coconut flavoured ‘rattle’ cake pops, baby themed butter cookies, mini cupcakes, almond meringue, almond candy, Lindt chocolate bars and a delicious 4 layer blue ombre cake.
The party also featured a “Keep Calm & Enjoy your baby shower” drink station with a gorgeous lemonade dispenser and personalised water bottles with ‘nutrition facts’ about the little man to be. Everyone went home with a lolly bag filled with sweets and candy from the cot dessert buffet as well as a special baby bootie-ribboned goodie bag as a thank you gift from Jen herself.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Tissue Pom Poms Apothecary Jars Striped Paper Straws Paper Lanterns