Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: A Baby Shower

My family and I recently hosted a baby shower for my cousin’s wife Christy and their little girl on the way this April. There is no better time of year than Valentine’s time to celebrate all things sugary! With bold colors and sweet treats all around, this Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice shower brought smiles to the hearts and tummies of all the guests, especially the mom-to-be!

Jars filled with bold colored candies and cupcake stands with homemade Red Velvet and Coconut cupcakes sat atop scrapbook paper table runners. Tags with words like baby, girl, pretty, sugar and spice were placed in the cupcakes.

Silverware was rolled in bright pink napkins and tied together with scrapbook paper napkin rings and name tag place cards for each guest.

These little signs, similar to the cupcake tags, hung from the chandelier above the table in the dining room.

Vases were filled with everything from Sweetarts to Gummy Worms to Rock Candy to Chocolate Balls.

Guests were treated to homemade caramels made by a family friend as a favor for attending the shower.

Raspberry Dream cocktails were served as guests entered. To make: take one cookie dough scoop full of raspberry sherbet and top with champagne. For a sweeter taste, use a variety like Asti for a sharper texture and taste, use and Extra Dry Brut.

Guests were asked to bring a one-year or younger photo of themselves. Photos were collected at the door and placed on a poster board. Throughout the party, guests were able to view the board and make their guesses on a worksheet. The winners received candles in the shape of lollipops.

All guests were given baggies at the end of the shower and were able to scoop up and bring home some of the candy from the vase centerpieces.

We had so much fun and we look forward to meeting this little darling in the near future. We are sure she will be as sweet as this shower!



Filed under Baby Shower, Entertain

11 responses to “Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: A Baby Shower

  1. As always, you ladies know how to plan a beautiful party!

  2. What is the font you used on those tags? I love it!

  3. I am such a font nerd and I had never heard of Fontspace! Thanks! Loved the theme of this shower, too.

  4. I love this. The colors and decorations are perfect! And this would work any time of year, but of course, Valentines IS the perfect time for all things sweet! Great job!

  5. Those are great pictures!! The ideal baby shower!

  6. Katie

    Did you print the invites yourself? How did you make the template for the peppermint part? Thanks!

    • Stef

      @Katie – I did print and glitter the invites myself. I designed them in Illustrator, but if you don’t have Illustrator, you could use something like Photoshop Elements and make a translucent background using a picture of a peppermint. Or, if you are interested, I can add this to my Etsy shop and sell a personalized printable version. Just email me through the shop if you are interested in that!

  7. Monique

    Wonderful idea. Where did you find the tags that went on the cupcake sticks?

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