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REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

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Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

I’m totally swooning over this new Real Party! It’s a super-stylish, intimate baby shower brunch featuring adorable pinwheels, festive tissue poms, fabulous paper patterns, and a fresh & colorful palette of yellows, greens, browns and blues.

The 3-dimensional invitations are also ridiculously amazing! And added bonus for us – you can find the entire DIY Tutorial for the pretty pinwheels featured in the invites right here on Style Me Pretty!

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Read on for TONS of gorgeous pics and all the party details, as told by hostesses Kari Herer, Christina Wnek, and Pam Albert…

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Our pregnant friend Tracy is on bed rest and so we wanted to do something extra special and over the top in celebration of her and her “little peanut”. Not knowing the sex of the baby, they refer to their little one as “Peanut” – so we decided to run with that and made “Oh Peanut” our tagline.

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

The invitation started the whole thing off – it was a really small shower (just 8 people) giving us time to create something that we wouldn’t have been able to for a larger number of people. We wanted the invitation to make a statement and thought pinwheels would be something we could make and could carry through to the rest of the shower.

From there our theme was born: Pinwheels and Pom Poms!

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Tracy has chosen Robert Kaufman’s Metro Market Chickens fabric for her bedding and color scheme for the nursery, so we drew our inspiration from that and stuck with greens, yellows, blues and browns.

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

After deciding on the color scheme the rest was a piece of cake! As long as you have a color or group of colors to work with keeping an event cohesive is easy.

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

We made smaller (less complicated!) pinwheels to decorate the cupcakes, hung pom poms from pomlove on the ceiling, adorned the doorway with a cute “oh peanut” banner printed by Papier Gourmet, and made some scrumptious sugar scrub with the line “from our shower to yours” on the tag.

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

We even had our own personal caterer (Kari’s oh so talented husband) to cook us brunch!

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

The shower was a hit – it was a great group of ladies, an amazing meal, a fabulous atmosphere all in celebration of a great friend and her little peanut!”

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme
Thanks again to Kari, Christina, and Patricia for the fabulous inspiration!

And here’s another link to the wonderful DIY Pinwheel Tutorial featured over at SMP!

paper pinwheel tutorial

By |2018-02-13T06:15:37-07:00December 22nd, 2009|Baby Showers, Gender Neutral|

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. jenny December 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    What a fabulous party! Everything looks so fresh and inviting… Does anyone know what font was used for the words “the peanut” on the green/yellow coasters and also on the word “baby” on the invitations? I just love that scripty font…

  2. Kristy December 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    So Vibrant, Unique and FUN! Oh, and now I am totally pinwheel obsessed:) Beautiful shower.

  3. Katie December 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Where can I find straws like the blue and white ones? I need green and white ones for a shower I am throwing in January. Perfect little touches. Great job!

  4. Carolyn December 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Hello, I’m wondering where the straws were purchased too – I would love some pink and white ones for my daughter’s b-day.



  5. cherry December 22, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Adorable, love it!

  6. Christina Wnek December 22, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Katie – we purchased the straws at an adorable little shop in Portsmouth, NH called Gus and Ruby Letterpress. http://www.gusandruby.com.

  7. Wendy Leung December 22, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I love the colours…yellows are always uplifting and fun in any shade. The pinwheels and pom poms are great ideas and the invitations…how pretty!

  8. Kari Herer December 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Jenny – the script font on the invite is from the font family, Bickham Script Pro.

  9. Leslie December 22, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    What a gorgeous party!!!

  10. Naomi December 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    This is so vibrant and festive looking. I love it!

  11. PomLove December 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    love the colors. love the theme. love the sweet ladies that i’ve gotten to know a bit. love it all:)

  12. Jeanee December 22, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Love it!!!

  13. Kim December 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    This is SUPER adorable! It’d be perfect in the spring!
    Those paper straws are my favorite!

  14. anthony teo December 22, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    fabulous.. i love the colors…

  15. Prachi ( purplehomes) December 22, 2009 at 9:35 pm


  16. Betsy @ Belly Feathers December 23, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    These pinwheel invites took my breath away! Perhaps, the cutest I’ve ever seen!!!

  17. bella December 28, 2009 at 7:55 am

    OMG, that is so adorable. I absolutely love the pinwheel invites, so unique! Jenn hon, I love the font you used ffor the word Pinwheels, do you mind sharing the name? Hugs and TIA!

  18. Ambrosia December 28, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Where did you get the cute jars for the sugar scrub?

  19. jenn s. December 28, 2009 at 9:36 am

    bella –
    The name of that font is “Fling”. one of my favorites too :)

  20. Bella December 28, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I have that font! I just haven’t gotten around to using it! I am a bit of a font collector…some may say even a font addict…lol! Thanks hon!

  21. Ivette December 29, 2009 at 3:04 am

    Can you please tell me what the invitations say? The are soooooo cute.

  22. Veronica December 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    How do u make the poms or were they purchased somewhere? Also what is the recipe/directions for the sugar scrub? Love the pics of the shower!! Great ideas

  23. tara December 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    as ususal, got lot’s of great ideas from the pics! i am also wondering about the straws. i need either red and white or turquoise and white for my baby girl’s second birthday!

  24. kelly January 6, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    my sister is having a baby in spring and i would love to know if you would share your recipe for the sugar scrub. such wonderful ideas.

  25. Julianne January 8, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Fabulous job, looks beautiful!


  26. josstudio January 13, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    this is adorable. love it!

  27. Sara February 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Love it ,,, its so so cute : ) !

  28. Rachel March 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I love all of your ideas! Where can I find your sugar scurb recipe?

  29. Jane April 3, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I love this! Just wondering what those amazing yellow and green flowers are called?

  30. Jenn @ HWTM April 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Hi Jane –
    The flowers are called Button Poms. They’re a favorite of mine too :)

  31. Kari April 19, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I am also wondering about the favors – where to get the jars and if the recipe for the sugar scrub can be shared?

  32. monica April 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    i love it, so cute… does anyone know what font was used for the word sugar scrub on the favor tags?

  33. Kari Herer April 20, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Hey Guys,
    The sugar scrub was really just made up. I bought a bunch of oils from Whole foods and mixed them together between 12 jars. The jars were from Crate and Barrel (I got them at the outlet store in Kittery Maine). I bought almond oil, grape seed, avocado. I also added a bottle of vit E to the mix. I just used plain white sugar and filled the jars. Superfine sugar will dissolve too much. If they needed a little extra oil I used baby oil. Easy peasy.

    The scripty font on the diy is called “Albemarle Swash”

    the scripty font on the favors was “Bickham”


  34. Kari Herer April 20, 2010 at 11:22 am

    The poms were from Pomlove’s etsy site. She is fab!



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  36. Wendy August 31, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Where did you find the pompoms? They absolutely make the room so bright and cheery! I am having a baby shower for my daughter and that would be great!

    Thank you!

  37. gina September 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I am having the hardest time finding kraft boxes. Can you tell me the size of these invitations and where you got the boxes?

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