Sweet and Girly Pastel Animal Baby Shower
From Meaghan of Sweet Pea Paperthings: I created this pastel animal-themed baby shower for my best friend of 20 years who is expecting her first baby, a little girl, this winter. I wanted the theme to be feminine and soft, so I chose a sweet palette of baby pink, creamy yellow, spring green, lavender, and a hint of light chocolate brown. The shower was small and intimate, with attention focused on cute details.
I was extremely excited to use this opportunity to create a whole line of décor items using this modern-styled silhouette animal theme. With help of adorable graphics (used as a cutting template) from Terri at Cocoa Mint on Etsy, I was able to produce animal die cuts in a variety of sizes, and textures, and created cupcake toppers, bottle wraps, confetti, and favor tags. Additionally, I purchased a custom-made pack of damask patterns from Elly of Art Download on Etsy to help create the delicate sweets table cards.
Guests were treated to a sweets table of cupcakes iced in butter cream, cherry chip cake pops, and sweet almond- flavored pastel sugar cookies. Additionally, we created a buffet of gummy candy, a favorite of the mother-to-be, which was presented in stylish glass apothecary jars. I used an old family recipe for the sugar cookies, and took my first attempt at making Cake Pops with the help of my book “Cake Pops” from Bakerella.
Games were kept simple and short – Baby Bingo, and “Guess How Many Diapers are in the Basket.”
As a “Thank You For Coming Favor,” guests received a small jar of luxurious “Lemon Shortbread” body butter from Hucklebee Hollow presented in a small pale pink gable box, embellished with a bracket-style tag. Each jar was topped with a cute animal die cut.
Credits & Resources
Styling and Party Decor: Meaghan of Sweet Pea Paperthings (Formerly ML Paper Creations) | Body Butter Baby Shower Favors: Tracy of Hucklebee Hollow | Animal Diet Cut Template: Cocoa Mint | Damask Pattern for Buffet Cards: Art Download | High Quality Textured “Bazzill” Brand Cardstock: Joanne Novak, owner of The Scrapping Bug, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada