With the help of the future husby and his parents, we threw my soon-to-be sister-in-law a baby shower! I was going for a “little man” theme – mustache straws, top hat, bow cupcake toppers, and chocolate cigar favors – but I think I could have done a little more to tie everything together. Next time! ;) Here are some pics, courtesy of J’s cousin, HD.
The green bags that spell out “BABY SHOWER” served 2 purposes: decoration and shower game. Inside each bag was a baby item that began with the letter on the front of the bag (i.e. there was a bottle inside the first “B” bag, aspirator inside the “A” bag, and so forth). I topped the bag with tissue paper (alternating white and silver) to hide the contents from guests. I gave each guest a sheet of paper to write down their guesses for each bag, then had the mom-to-be do the big reveal.
Next time, I’d opt to provide each guest with a worksheet that spelled out “BABY SHOWER” down the side and even a list of baby items to choose from. “Y” and “E” were the toughest ones (yellow rubber ducky and Elmo), so I gave guests clues. I mostly used items on the mom-to-be’s registry, so she could at least keep/use the items after the game was over. If you know the baby’s name ahead of time, you could spell that out instead!
Little froggie sugar cookies
Mini strawberry pies and Nutella mustache pies. The mustache cookie cutters are by Fred & Friends.
Pistachio, Hazelnut, and Green Tea Yuzu macarons – yum. What’s a party without macarons nowadays anyway.
Thin Mints, Mint Oreos, chocolate rice krispy treats, and truffles. Yes, we went a little overboard with the sweets!
Yellow butter cake cupcakes (made by the mom-to-be) and green sour belt bows (idea from Martha Stewart).
Princess cake – too perfect, too delicious.