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Real Parties: Sugar & Spice Baby Shower

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sugar and spice baby shower ideas

Today’s Real Party features a gorgeous take on the popular “Sugar and Spice” baby shower theme.

This chic chocolate & pink celebration was coordinated by event planner & shower hostess Kelly Balfour of Eventology Weddings and includes tons of super cute & inspiring details – like a homemade cookie buffet + carafes of chocolate, strawberry, & regular milk, adorable pink & brown ribbon accents on everything from the florals to the napkins, and seriously one of the cutest baby shower cakes I’ve ever seen!

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

Read on for lots of inspiring images and all the party details, as told by Kelly


sugar and spice baby shower ideas

It was a chocolate brown and strawberry pink kind of day, from the invitations right down to the table linens and fancy chairs.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

Every detail was expertly attended to – from the paper lanterns hanging above, to a custom hand-made guestbook, right down to personalized place cards at each seat.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

The florals were a mix of white hydrangeas and orchids that evoked a clean and natural feel. The vases were adorned with coordinating accents using ribbon and a button.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

The linens were a soft baby-pink organza and the napkins were a rich bengaline chocolate fabric. Each was tied with a pink and brown coordinating ribbon.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

The gorgeous spread of food included, among other things, such delicacies such as Apricot Almond Chicken Salad, Goat Cheese Truffles, Tuscan Stuffed Mushrooms, and Blue Cheese & Walnut Sandwiches.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

The adorable cake was almost too cute to cut into! In honor of the mom-to-be’s favorite flavors and in an effort to coordinate with the shower colors, the top layer of the cake was strawberry and the bottom layer chocolate. DELICIOUS!

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

But the pièce de résistance was most definitely the cookie-buffet!

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

This table-spread included many varieties of homemade cookies and each guest was invited to pack a cute little brown bag full of cookies to take home as favors.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

There was even an assortment of chocolate, strawberry, and regular milk to accompany the adorable cookies for guests who might want to nibble on the goodies throughout the shower.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

The mom-to-be was overwhelmed and speechless upon entering the shower….so much so that it brought her to tears!

sugar and spice baby shower ideas


Vendor Credit
By |2017-01-26T13:03:36-07:00March 30th, 2010|Baby Girl, Baby 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 (9) and Rylie (7). 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. Anetra March 30, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I love it!! So pretty.

  2. Jennie March 30, 2010 at 10:24 am

    omg this look simliar to my sisters baby shower.

  3. Party Box Design March 30, 2010 at 10:27 am

    so sweeet!

  4. Prachi ( purplehomes) March 30, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Oh! This is is the sweetest shower ever!

  5. Lindsey March 30, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Simple and beautiful!!!! Love all the details!

  6. Clare Richardson March 30, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Mrs. Green Tea on WeddingBee has posted about an adorable sugar+spice theme shower with some great DIY projects and templates:

  7. Adriana Garcia March 30, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Such a pretty party! The cake is incredible and the milk jugs are such are adorable. I absolutely love it!

  8. Katy March 30, 2010 at 11:11 am

    so adorable! they made great use of the space as well

  9. Kimberly B. March 30, 2010 at 11:52 am

    This is an adorable and gorgeous babyshower…..I hope my BFF has a girl so I can throw her a babyshower like this. She’s only 1 month preggars so don’t know yet. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

  10. Jess March 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Wow absolutely beauitful! I am saving it for when it’s time for my best friends baby shower lol But honestly this could totally be a beauitful bridal shower to.

  11. Elisha Akram March 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Beautiful! I love it!

  12. Gray March 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    So Beautiful! Didn’t miss one single detail. Probably the cutest shower cake I have ever seen!!!

  13. Allison March 30, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    What Etsy vendor did they use? Thanks!

    • Susan Price July 21, 2011 at 9:08 am

      What ETSYvendor did they use?

  14. The Fairy March 30, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Love the pink and brown color scheme. The milk carafes are too cute. Jess is totally right you could easily adapt this for a bridal shower or even a birthday.

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  16. Pretty Party Studio March 30, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I love it! That is home made elegance at its best! If I were the Mom-to be I would have cried too!

  17. Alissa Circle March 30, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    This is such a cute idea!! I can’t wait till one of my friends has a baby girl so I can borrow some of these ideas.

  18. Courtney D. March 31, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I could not love this sweet party more! The little signs that are holding the food labels are awesome! I wonder where she got them. This is beautiful!!

  19. Stacey March 31, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Pink & brown is my favorite color combination! Everythign is so cute! I especially like the milk bottles, cake and decorated cookies.

  20. Diapers and Divas March 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Love the color scheme and the cookies! YUM! Great idea to have the different milk flavors too!

  21. Susan Sanford Willrich Bridal March 31, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I adore this baby shower. So many good ideas.

  22. Mrs.T March 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    LOOOOOOVE everything. And all the sweets look sooo yummy/

  23. Worldwide Tapestries March 31, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Oh goodness the look on mom’s face is so amazing. I love the icing on the cake with the shoe and shoelaces… it looks irresistable.

  24. Kelly March 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you all for the kind words.
    To answer your questions:
    Allison, the etsy seller that made the banners was: mbradleydesigns and she was a dream to work with.
    Courtney D, I made those little round food signs by simply printing the wording out on my home computer printer, then using a circle cutter. Then I made one larger circle as a mat background. Then I just added the little grosgrain ribbon.

  25. Cheri April 1, 2010 at 7:56 am

    This so such a wonderful display of detail!! Perfect! Lots of good ideas!

  26. Kitchen Runway April 1, 2010 at 11:38 am

    What a beautiful shower!!

  27. Jamie Lehr April 3, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the pink and brown colors. The perfect color combo for a modern baby shower!

  28. featherbed April 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Love this color combo :)

  29. Sandra April 4, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I love everything about this shower…it is sooo cute!! You did such a great job!! Where did you get the vintage milk bottles? I love them!!

  30. Pauline April 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    OMG!!!! This is absolutely beautiful! The attention to detail is amazing. Stunning!

  31. Kelly April 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    The “vintage” milk bottles actually just came from Wal-mart and were only a couple bucks each! ;)

  32. RhodeyGirl April 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm


  33. Nena April 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I absolutely love this theme, simply adorable. So much detail, thank you for posting. I really like the baby book, did you make it yourself? Did you use a template? Thank you

  34. Erica July 29, 2010 at 7:33 am

    This is a very adorable theme!
    How did you make the guest book?
    What kind of did you use.
    It is so cute!

  35. Kitkat August 8, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Did you also have any baby shower favors that went along wth the party theme? I would love to get some ideas. We are throwing a baby shower for my sister-in-law and we are using this theme. Thanks for the ideas…it’s absolutely georgeous!!!

  36. Leia August 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    How much does something like this run? Money wise, or is it if you have to ask you cant afford…..

  37. Sarah August 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I was wondering if you could explain again how you made the food labels. I am dying to make some for my sister’s shower! I don’t understand how it was done.

    Also, where did you find the things that are holding up the labels?

    Thanks for any help!

  38. Sandra December 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I can only imagine how surprise Mom-to-be was, as she walked in to such a beautiful baby shower party in honor of her and new baby.

  39. Rachael March 14, 2011 at 11:08 am

    URGENT!!! Please tell me where to get those invitations!!!!

    • Kelly March 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      They were by the brand Cross-My-Heart.

  40. yamila March 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Hi, I would love to know how you made the GUEST BOOK? It is absolutely adorable.
    Thank you!!!

  41. Anne a Lay Apostle July 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Glad I am not the only one interested in this! Thanks a lot for sharing it, hopefully others do as well.

  42. Tarrie July 23, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Has anyone been able to find the invitations? I LOVE them!

  43. Amanda August 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I am in the process of planning this themed baby shower for my BFF and would LOVE to find out more information about the invitations. I was not able to find a brand called “cross-my-heart”, can you please post there website? It looked like a stunning event!

  44. Khou October 18, 2011 at 12:25 am

    beautiful .. loving it .. my baby shower is also pink & brown

  45. Maritza Leon November 1, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Love the invitation…did you make it or was it store bought.

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