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Berry Sweet Shower Theme {Inspiration Board & Party Ideas}

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Here’s a peek at the inspiration board for a baby shower I’m styling in November. As you can probably guess, mom-to-be is having a girl! Chocolate-dipped strawberries and a pink & red palette were requested for the event, so I’m tentatively calling this theme “Berry Sweet“.

Pictured at top: Camellia Tissue Paper Pom Set; Boughs of Whimsy gift wrap (the “inspiration piece” for the theme / will be used throughout the party); Rectangle Mod Pink/Red & Red Disc beaded curtains (for table runners &  decorative accents), pink drinks with YUM! Stirrers; cupcakes by Whitney Burke; and sparkling Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails.

berry sweet girl baby shower

Pictured above: Digital mockups of concepts for the accent table arrangements – utilizing oversize red blooms, metallic fuschia vases embellished with gift wrap, pink swirl lollipops, and white mitsumata branches adorned with small red blooms and paper “leaves”. {Ruby dahlias in white vase pic by Floral Art

berry sweet girl baby shower

Pictured above: Red and White acrylic drop ornaments; a digital mockup of the table centerpieces (a grapewood branch adorned with oversize flower blooms – real & faux – and paper leaves… might add some crystal ornaments too); Boughs of Whimsy gift wrap; and a few sample elements for the Treat Barpink and red candies and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Last but not least, here’s a peek at the venue – Catch restaurant at the Casa del Mar hotel in Santa Monica. Pretty sweet, right?! (pun intented)

berry sweet girl baby shower


P.S. This theme would work great for a bridal shower or birthday party too! (Just swap out the word “BABY” in the signage with “BRIDE” or the the birthday girl’s name.)

P.S.S. The font used for “BERRY SWEET” and “BABY” is called “JFFerrule“.

By |2018-02-12T09:57:48+00:00September 30th, 2009|Baby Girl, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams September 30, 2009 at 11:34 am

    This is a really cool theme, I love those colors too – red’s my absolute favorite color! I’m sure everything will look fantastic.

  2. [email protected] September 30, 2009 at 12:16 pm


    November? I’m so glad we postponed our event together. You are nuts. : )

  3. Maggie September 30, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    This looks adorable! Where did you get the graphic that holds the words ‘decorative accents’, signature patterns’, ‘Baby’, ‘The Venue’ ?

  4. jenn s. September 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Hi Maggie –
    It’s a vector art illustration set from istockphoto – here’s the link: http://www.istockphoto.com/vector/six-different-book-plates-frames-4617020


  5. southern hostess September 30, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Love it!

  6. Ellen Collis September 30, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Cool venue! Love the colors too…the pink/red combo makes it girlie-chic. (Instead of over-the-top girlie!)


  7. krisi September 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    i loveee the colours and items for the treat bar! beautiful

  8. Karen, lillybelle Custom Designs September 30, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Amazing! I love the colors …. I especially the love the grapewood branch centerpiece. This is going to be a very special baby shower, indeed!

  9. Kim - The TomKat Studio October 1, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Holy gorgeous! Can’t wait to how fabulous the real shower turns out! Amazing, as usual!

  10. Kathryn @ Pink Frosting October 1, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Adoring these colours for a baby shower. So chic, can’t wait :)

  11. Katina October 1, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Hi Jenn,
    How can I contact you regarding you styling an inviation for an event im hosting?


  12. amanda b. young October 1, 2009 at 5:51 am

    So sweet! Gosh you’re so talented. I can’t wait to see it in action!

  13. Mrs. R October 1, 2009 at 6:42 am


  14. Julianne October 1, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Wow that sure is a beautiful venue! Love all the little details!


  15. Erin October 1, 2009 at 9:01 am

    How sweet!
    My mom, best friend, and I are planning my shower for November (I’m such a control freak- I HAVE to be involved).
    Where did you get the pink metallic vases? They only have bronze ones at Michaels.
    Can you paint them?

  16. melissa i October 1, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Wow – your shower plans combined with that venue are going to be FANTASTIC!! Cannot wait to see the final presentation!

  17. jenn s. October 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Erin –

    I purchased the metallic pink vases at a local floral supply store last year that no longer carries them, but I do think you could copy this look using metallic paint or even by just covering the vase with metallic gift wrap.

    However, one of my readers did some investigating when she saw them used in an earlier post I did on a different baby shower, and you might find this helpful:

    Thanks for responding to the post. After a little reseach from the information everyone provide…I found them! They are a wholesaler that seller to florist but they were very open to selling directly to me….I hope everyone has a wonderful party!

    Good luck! :)

  18. Kim Morales October 2, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Where do you source your invitations from? I would love to help you find the perfect invitations for your events! I can even help you come up with custom invitations that are sure to please.

  19. Down Pillow October 3, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    So many pretty details :) I really like the table accent arrangements & the branch with flowers piece.

  20. Brandy October 5, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Hi Jen,

    I have a random question for you. I am throwing a baby shower at my house this week. My home is decorated for Halloween already. Do you think I should take the decor down so it doesn’t clash with the baby girl theme?
    I would love to hear your opinion. Thanks!

  21. jenn s. October 5, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Hi Brandy –

    Is there a way you could tie the 2 themes together – for example, maybe incorporating some orange into your shower theme to match the orange in the decorations? Or putting pink “Lil’ Pumpkin” signs next to pumpkin arrangements, etc…

    In general I usually try to make sure that at least the main area where the party is doesn’t clash with the “surroundings” – so I’ll do things like temporarily swap out throw pillows or cover framed prints with decorative paper that matches the party in the specific room where it’s being held.

    I don’t think you need to worry about taking everything down, just use your best judgement for the party areas… for example it’s probably best not to have skeletons, cobwebs, & other scary things next to the “baby girl” decor ;)

  22. jenn s. October 5, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Hi Kim –
    I usually look for invitations all over the web – or create them myself since my background is in graphic design :)

    I’ll definitely bookmark your website for future reference too – thanks!

  23. Kim Morales October 5, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Let me know if you are interested in starting a line of invites. We like working with new designers, especially if they want to create a unique line for ImpressInPrint.com. We can help with the retail, printing, and fulfillment of your invites.

  24. Brandy October 6, 2009 at 5:52 am


    Thank you for responding to my question. I love your idea about bringing in the orange. I have worked on a few things tying the orange in and it is BEAUTIFUL!
    Thank you again for another brillant idea.

  25. jenn s. October 6, 2009 at 7:01 am

    So happy to hear that, Brandy! Good luck with the shower! :)

  26. Rachel October 9, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    That’s beautiful! I love seeing your inspiration boards and then the finished party later. The process is so inspiring! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking to this.

  27. Jenin October 24, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Wow, that looks lovely. I love red & pink together, makes a really beautiful combination. You just gave me a bit of inspiration! Good luck, can’t wait to see how fabulous it turns out.

  28. Robin Strickler October 24, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Love, love, love it!!!!!!

  29. Stephanie January 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    hello i wanted to ask were can i get these decorations freom

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  32. Diana September 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Hi Jen,

    I am in love with this baby shower theme… is there a way that you can create an invitation and the labels for my baby shower? I would have tried to do something similar but am late planning the baby shower and since you already have the designs I guess it will be easier..

    Can you please email me with your availability to design them.. I will only need the digital files because I can print them myself… Hope to hear from you soon!!!

    • jenn s. September 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      Hi Diana –

      I’m actually launching a small etsy shop on Monday so that we can accomodate these types of requests! It will be populated slowly but I’ll make sure that this theme is one of the ones that goes up on Monday so that you can order all the different pieces that you need! :)


  33. Ledingham Paper & Party October 11, 2012 at 3:04 am

    This looks great. I love the party theme.

  34. […] now going through all the images from the Berry Sweet Baby Shower that I styled a couple weeks ago (see inspiration board here) and am planning to do a full recap soon, but I couldn’t resist posting a little sneak peek […]

  35. Melissa @ Personalised Favours October 6, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Does anyone know where I could get those branches with the coloured leaves? Myers?

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