A few weeks back I shared an EXPLOSIVE gender reveal party from Sara where she learned her daughter, Alyssa, was expecting a baby girl. Now that they knew the gender, a sweet pink and feminine filled baby shower was to follow!
After finding out my future grandchild was going to be a girl, I chose a theme of “butterflies and flowers” in a white and pink color palette for Alyssa’s baby shower. It was my intention to make everything as feminine as possible!
As people entered the shower, they found their seat location via place cards with pink footprints. The picture decorating the table included the prospective parents holding the girl shoes displayed at the Gender Reveal party.
Diaper cake table centerpieces included nosegay and butterfly accents while picket fence baskets held balloons to give the decorations more height.
The pink and feminine theme continued to the coordinated dessert table as well.
The center included a yellow cake with ricotta filling that my girlfriend and I put together. The white and pink fondant covered cake included more nosegay, butterfly and floral accents. Cupcakes were displayed in fun floral cupcake wrappers found at the local craft store.
Pink cake pops, white and pink chocolate dipped Oreos, and beautifully decorate butterfly cookies rounded out this sweet dessert display. White and floral platters, trays and cake stands continued the color palette and theme throughout the party.
A white vase was filled with “flowers” I made from baby washcloths and toothbrush stems.
Like most baby showers, we planned a few games and activities to entertain guests. As an alternative to a traditional guestbook, attendees were asked to write a message to the baby on punched circle shapes. After they were all filled out, these random pieces were put together to create a fun keepsake from the party. This picture hangs in the baby’s nursery today.
Guests also helped put together an “Alphabet Book” for the baby. Everyone received a page with a letter on it, and they had to either write or draw as many items that began with that particular letter. The pages were put into an album for the baby to “read” someday.
Besides these two creative activities, guests also played “Guess the Celebrity Baby Name” and a game where everyone had to guess the meaning of different names. For this second game, we actually created the list using names of all the attending guests!
Each guest left with a bottle of pink nail polish to remember Alyssa’s special day. The gingham print “It’s a Girl Thing” tag included a small jewel to continue the sweet and feminine theme!