After much thought, we have decided to opt out of having a baby shower. Not sure of where we’ll be stationed given our pending renovations and knowing things may be crazed during this unstable period, we decided to opt instead for a big party once the baby is born. Perhaps we’ll combine the baby celebration with a housewarming at our place or celebrate the 100th day (a huge Korean cultural celebration).
So here I am revealing my pent up baby shower ideas for a fab fete. Feel free to use them for your own purposes! Here are some ideas for a Sugar and Spice themed baby girl shower.
Encourage guests to design their own onesie for the lucky baby girl and treasure the handmade precious gifts long after the baby shower ends! To stay within color theme, offer patterns and colors that match the baby shower’s decor. This way, when the finished onesies are shown off and pinned around the room, it doesn’t detract from the party palette. The activity is best when there are a variety of fabrics, stencils, puffy paint and other materials to choose from. Make sure non-artistic guests feel confident with the task by offering suggested sayings like “got milk?” that they can simply write in their own handwriting. Stencils, stripes and polka dots are also easy for any average Joe to add on. Ask each guest to initial the butt before taking a photo with their creation so you can forever remember who created what post-party!
Of course the star attraction for a sugar and spice themed party must be the dessert bar. See below for inspiration and here for tips!
Think about featuring baby-sized everything! If it’s a brunch, spicy breads, baby bagels and mini cinnamon rolls for instance. If it’s a pure dessert table, offer cake pops, macarons, min-cupcakes and small spicy snickerdoodles.
Beverages should be in-line with the party colors. Think sugar rimmed pink champagne for the adults and pink lemonade served in baby bottles for the kids. Or for another sweet twist on an adult drink, how about blow-pop martinis?
For a post-party sugar and spice themed favor, how about:
- sugar exfoliating scrub
- spicy or sweet smelling soaps
- pink nail polish named after sweets?
all packaged to match the party colors of course?