I co-hosted a baby shower this past weekend for a dear friend. (I've known her for ages-since those yucky teen years, lol...that wasn't just me, right?)
Anyways, she's having a girl (after two boys, hooray!), so Cassy and I knew we had to go with pink. We found these free adorable invitations and bookplates, and decided to use that as our theme and color scheme. (I even worked the flippin' cute bunnies in, as you'll see.)
First off, you know I gotta have colored straws at any party I throw. I love 'em-such an easy way to throw in some color and cuteness.
I found the adorable grey polka dot napkins at Target-along with the pink plates.
We served a whole table of sweet treats for the guests to enjoy, and I made a quick little bunting to go across the front of the table. (more on the fabric later)
I made some chrysanthemum cupcakes-please ooh and ahh over these-cause they took about 2 hours to frost, like, 15 cupcakes. They're really cute, but I'll never be making them again. ever.
ALthough I finally got the hang of it on my last 2 or 3. har har. I even filled them with some homemade raspberry sauce. Fancy!
Cake recipe. Raspberry filling recipe.
We grabbed some cotton candy jelly beans and yogurt covered pretzels from the store to fill in the table. (I made the pink cake plates with this tutorial-all the other dishes were gifted to me or thrifted)
I made these adorable bunny cookies ahead of time-which was great because that was one less thing to worry about the morning of!
You can find the recipes I use here. The polka dots were made by dropping in little blobs of white frosting while it was still wet. Cute, and easy!
I made the little food labels in Picnik, and had the little place setting holders on hand.
This ruffle cake was the Pièce de résistance!
It was crazy easy to frost, and so stunning! Seriously, gonna do this for any shower or occasion I throw from here on out.
Bridal shower? Ruffle cake.
Fourth of July? Ruffle cake.
Rory's birthday? OH YEAH. Ruffle cake.
Links: Cake recipe, frosting recipe, ruffle technique video.
I found these oh so adorable bunnies at the thrift store...ok, so they weren't so adorable when I found them. (should have gotten a picture!
The little guy had some creepy emo eyeliner eyes, and the big one had butterflies glued to his butt. It wasn't anything a little cleaning and grey spray paint couldn't fix-and they were a fun way to pull together the table with the invites and bookplates.
Cassy made some delish chocolate dipped oreos, drizzled with pink chocolate (cute, right?) and we last-minute decided to add some fresh fruit in case anyone was dieting or *gulp* didn't like chocolate. (the horror!)
Finishing off the table of sugary goodness were some Dove chocolates and Chocolate Orange cheesecakes that Cassy made (which sadly I didn't get to taste-they were really popular and flew off the plate).
We had printed off bookplates on sticker paper and had suggested guests bring girly books to start little Penny's collection off right! (cute name, huh?) One of the games Cassy planned was a guess how many pennies are in the jar game...that's what the little jar of pennies is for. Cute!
She got lots and lots of girly goodness. I'll show you what I made her another day. Let's just say I had me some FUN!
We made little table squares using fat quarters of this Hullabaloo fabric. We used some canning jars and pink raffia to dress them up, and planned to light the candles-but the wind stopped those plans short. :(
It was quite a fun spread to put together, and the guests loved it! (as did the mama, who is the most important!)
For favors, we put together some easy cabochon earrings in pink and white. Rory helped me make this simple wooden frame and I stapled yarn across so we could string them up. I got the little tags here.
Cute, huh? We have a lot of extras, so I'll let you know when they go in the shop.
I'll just leave you with this yummy photo, and a big smile from me! (well, you'll have to imagine the smile) Hope you enjoyed the post!