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REAL PARTIES: Alison’s Baby Shower

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Today’s “Real Party” feature is a sweet & sophisticated baby shower featuring some amazing culinary treats like Caramelized Tomato Tarte Tatins and a lovely display of Brie with Figs & Honeycomb!

This look would translate nicely for a bridal shower as well – and you can just switch up the colors for a girl or gender-neutral baby shower!

baby shower ideas

Lots more images + the details for Alison’s baby shower are below – as told by party hostess/sister Debbie!

Pictured at top: Paper flowers made with a brad and strips of paper left over from other decorations were attached to a lolly pop stick with a glue dot; Paper Bunting made from scrapbook paper, double sided tape, + baby doll pegs.

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Above: Wire tree (available all over South Africa). We made the decorations by using the left over paper from the bunting (round punch, small punch and ribbon); local wooden board wrapped with blue ribbon for the biscuits; and photo of the guest of honor (as a baby) with her mom under a glass dome next to flowers.

Below: Cupcake toppers (also made from left over paper) were attached to a lolly pop stick with a glue dot:

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Custom-made beaded dinosaurs were attached to the wire cupcake stand:

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Small decorated bottles filled with baby goods and tin buckets painted white, then scrapped with BABY and BOY:

baby shower ideas

And now for some culinary treats…starting with pretty arrangements of brie with figs & honeycomb:

baby shower ideas

baby shower ideas

Pictured below: Baby Asparagus & Sun Dried Tomato Quiche and Caramelized Tomato Tarte Tartins (full recipes for both available in The Recipe Box).

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Here is ALISON (middle) with her sisters! (Debbie on the left & Leanne on the right)

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Thanks for the inspiration, Debbie!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

31 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Alison’s Baby Shower”

  1. The Baby Cove says:

    Too cute! The buckets look so chic and I’m betting they were not expensive to make. Thanks for sharing!

  2. LOVE the food presentation! It’s an element that so many people pay no attention too!

  3. Amber says:


    Also, I have this bookmarked for when I give a baby shower. Quite pretty and I love the quote on the chalkboard.

  4. I’m in love with those paper flowers! I’ll be borrowing that idea very soon! Fabulous!

  5. Kimberly B. says:

    adorable baby shower! i have a dinosaur lover in the house and i would love to have that t-rex beaded dinosaur.

  6. Chloe says:

    The most gorgeous baby shower I have ever seen! such great ideas!

  7. Michelle says:

    What an amazing baby shower! The attention to detail is something to be admired!

  8. Shalane Tharp says:

    I love those bows! So pretty!

  9. Lizelle says:

    Wow Debs, GREAT ideas!!!!

  10. [email protected] At Home says:

    Such a pretty use of all the coordinating papers. I love the little detail of the picture(and flowers) under the glass cloche.

  11. Lea says:

    Shit Debs, is there anything you can’t do….. you are an inspiration to all of us woolies moms!!!!

  12. Beautiful!!! So many great ideas.

  13. Loving the pinwheels. And the buckets are adorable. Great job!

  14. Shelley says:

    The pinwheels are great and I LOVE the colors!

  15. Chic and simple and elegant and uh, DELICIOUS looking. I love how you paid just as much attention to the food as to the decor.

    So well done!

    – Amy

  16. So chic and simple and elegant and uh, DELICIOUS looking. So nice to see you paid as much attention to the food presentation as the rest of the decor.

    So well done!

  17. lml says:

    i am loving your website – it has sooo many great party ideas!!!

  18. I really like the cute little cupcake toppers that add just a little extra to a delicious looking treat.
    Really nice idea’s.

  19. Down Pillow says:

    So many great touches – I love those little dinosaurs :)

  20. Bronwyn says:

    Wow! That is all that I can say….

  21. Team Jacob says:

    Everything you do has such detail and feeling in it, you can tell it’s something you WANT to do. Well done!!

  22. Zanette Lowe says:

    I am speechless!! Debbie, you have just done it again…….inspired us unto greater and better things! Keep it up!

  23. Jean says:

    What a clever girl – well done Debs!

  24. Nicky says:

    You are an inspiration to all of us who love craft but never put it into action. It all looked so lovely.

  25. Jel says:

    Wow,these are just sooo fabulously chic and modern!

    I love the color palette and how it was dispalyed as the theme.

  26. Caitlin says:

    I love this shower! I am planning on right now for my sister-in-law with a similar color theme. Where did you get the paper to make the banner and cupcake topper? I would love to imitate for my event. Thanks

  27. nicole says:

    what happened to the recipe coming tonight? I really would like to get my hand on them!!

  28. jenn s. says:

    Hi Nicole –
    They’re actually up in the recipe box section – sorry about that! Here are the links:

    Jenn :)

  29. nicole says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’m new to the site so I was not sure how it would be posted. I can’t wait to try them!!

  30. Jamie says:

    How do you make those flowers using leftover strips of paper? How many strips do you use for each flower? Thanks!