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Penguins at the Beach Baby Shower Luncheon (27 photos)


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The theme for this baby shower luncheon was inspired by the nursery bedding "Penguins at the Beach" by Gordonsbury.    Susan O'Neill and Sheryl Osborne of Bebe Grand (Dallas, TX) hosted the event and served as the design team as well as culinary staff.  

The front door welcoming guests was covered in paper fans and a little penguin echoing the invitations.   A larger paper fan backdrop was also placed behind the dessert/sweets table.

As the father-to-be is an up-and-coming chef in the Austin area, we knew that the menu had to be something very special.  The menu feautured many mini floral and herb elements along with fresh summer ingredients, and included: cold peach soup with crystallized micro-basil and goat cheese, tomato-blueberry bruschetta, honey roasted tomato bruschetta,  melon carpaccio with lime syrup, mini veggies, summer flower salad, turkey tea sandwiches with basil, crab cakes, shrimp rollls, and  pasta salad with shrimp, strawberries and avocad.  Individual salads were served in black and white boxes, decorated with thematic elements.

Desserts included chocolate cinnamon cupcakes with chocolate marshallow frosting, limoncello cupcakes with coconut, a variety of macarons, and penguin cake pops.  Guests received penguin and crab almond shortbread cookies as favors.

Sources: Cake Pops:  Cake Pop Shoppe   (
                 Penguin and Crab Almond Shortbread Cookies:  Nicole's Confections    (


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