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Modern & Creative “Bubbles” Baby Shower

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Bubbles Baby Shower Dessert Table

I’m BUBBLING with excitement that Jenn asked me to share with you today the “She’s going to POP” bubbles themed baby shower that I helped host back in the Fall. The design elements of this baby shower manage to combine two worlds…modern & chic with a touch of playful whimsy; the perfect combination for a stylish mom getting ready to experience the magic of motherhood!

Party elements and decor were centered around the “bubbles motif” invitation I designed and the focus was completely on playing off of the word “POP“.

Bubbles Baby Shower Desserts

So hold onto your head as you preview the rest of the party photos…it just might “POP”from all of the FUN inspiration as you float through the rest of the party details…*wink*

Bubbles Baby Shower Decor

Bubbles Baby Shower Decor

Bubbles Baby Shower

Jello Custard POP Shots Dessert Tower

Bubbles Shower Food Items

Bubbles Baby Shower

Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies



When my sweet friend Bre approached me with the idea of hosting a “She’s going to POP” baby shower for her childhood best friend, Jen, she expressed wanting the shower to be unique/original and something Jen would never forget.

After some research online I came to the realization that the theme wasn’t as unique/original as we had originally thought. So…taking the creativity to an entirely new level – I suggested tying everything in with bubbles – something I hadn’t seen done yet and would still allow us to keep with the “POP” theme she was hoping for.

With a clean & simple invitation design and a modern color palette that we selected from Pantone’s 2010 Fall Fashion Report…we were ready to get started!

With my passion for sweets, I immediately began dreaming of the dessert table. However, I was suddenly feeling pressure to perform after Bre shared with me the fact that the mother-to-be was a former finalist on the “Next Food Network Star”…*gasp*  Luckily for me, Jen’s “food forte” is more savory than sweet – so the pressure was off just a teeny…tiny…bit. *wink*

By focusing on Bubbles and the word “POP” for every element of the baby shower, we had so much fun pulling off a very clever theme, as well as creating a day the mother-to-be would always remember!


  • coordinating paper plates as well as clear plastic plates were used to mimic the bubbles on the invitation.
  • a piece of white V-groove paneling from a hardware store served as the foundation for the backdrop.

Clever/playful food choices incorporating the word “POP” were used throughout the dessert table and included:

  • custom 2″ soda POP flavored lolliPOPS
  • bubble cupcake POPS – made with cherry soda POP
  • POP’ems
  • POP in your mouth” mini whoopie pies (my recipe HERE)
  • Jello custard POP shots – used for the translucent effect of carrying the bubble theme into the dessert table. (based on this how-to)


  • a bubble machine located just outside the entry door was used to greet guests as they entered the shower.
  • lolliPOP tree centerpieces were used on the guest tables. (inspired by this post)
  • wishing tree using iridescent ornaments collected the wishes for the baby.


  • “bubble” bath
  • 2″ custom lollipops used in the centerpieces


  • an assortment of salads including strawberry salad with POPPY seed dressing


By |2017-01-26T10:43:20-07:00March 24th, 2011|Baby Boy, Baby Showers|

About the Author:

JESSICA KIRKLAND is a designer by nature and is always engaged in something artistic. With an inherent desire to inspire others through creativity, she shares her ideas and projects on her blog, Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design. She has serious passion and talent for domestic arts and expresses it through baking, dessert table styling, cooking, writing, decorating, entertaining, graphic artistry, crafting, photography and more. She sells custom designed digital invitations, party accessories & art prints in her online shoppe and is also the creative mind behind The Pastry Pedestal™ – an innovative & unique, patent-pending product for creatively displaying petite pastries.

Jessica has been featured on a host of websites – including Amy Atlas, HWTM, Project Wedding, The Sweetest Occasion, Bridesmaid.com, and more. Her work has been published in Artful Blogging, Review It! Magazine and The Nest.

She resides just outside of Orlando with her three daughters and feels fortunate to be sharing her life with her best friend.


  1. www.monogrammedeverything.com March 24, 2011 at 7:46 am

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  2. Sweety Tumber March 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Lovely! where is the jello shot pedestal from? so cute!

    • Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design March 25, 2011 at 7:59 am

      Sweety Tumber –

      The stand holding the jello was borrowed from my favorite local cupcakery. I wish I had a resource for you – I know those stands can get quite pricey

  3. Raiza Calderon March 24, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Where did you get the trays that are holding the jello custard POP shots. I just love it. Please let me know either through this post or email me at [email protected]. Thanks!

    • Julie March 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      I would love to know too!

    • tlee March 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      yes, please share that info. It is amazing!

    • Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design March 25, 2011 at 7:59 am

      Hi everyone…

      The stand holding the jello was borrowed from my favorite local cupcakery. I wish I had a resource for you – I know those stands can get quite pricey.

  4. Diana March 24, 2011 at 8:23 am

    So cute & creative! Where did you find that acrylic tiered stand??!

  5. HiLLjO March 24, 2011 at 9:03 am

    LOVE this party! When I first saw it I just kept staring at the backdrop thinking “THOSE are PLATES?!!!”Really fantastic party all the way through!

  6. jamee bryant March 24, 2011 at 9:08 am

    LOVE this!! The colors are great!

  7. Mindy March 24, 2011 at 9:45 am

    who knew paper plates on the wall could look so…not cheap! love the colors and tying in POP to everything!

  8. Julie March 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I love this theme…. One of the cutest baby shower themes I have ever seen.

  9. EP March 24, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Amazing! Loved everything about this shower. And yes, please tell us where you found that acrylic stand! It’s perfection.

  10. B-Lynn March 24, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I’d love to find out the technique on the jello “shots”… such an awesome idea!

    • Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design March 25, 2011 at 8:04 am


      The trick to the jello custard shots is to lay your shot glasses on their side while filling them – using a muffin pay or mini loaf pan. Pour in the jello and let the layer “firm”. Then do the next layer. I used a dropper tool for more precise filling.

      There’s a link mentioned in the post for the recipe I based my jello shots on.
      I hope that helps.

  11. Sarah @http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/ March 24, 2011 at 11:22 am

    This is great! I love bubbles.- Sarah http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

  12. the Perfect Palette March 24, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Super cute theme and the color palette is awesome!!

  13. the Perfect Palette March 24, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Super cute! Love the color palette!

  14. payal March 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Wooooo! that’s awesome concept “she’s about to pop ” :) damn cute!!

  15. Nisha March 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    oh my! … love the colours, the ‘wall of plates’ idea is just great! great pick as always

  16. Jubilee Lau March 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    What an awesome theme! I love the details!!!

  17. Dana Searcy March 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    This is a great idea. It would be perfect for a coed or surprise gender baby shower. The colors and designs are perfect for spring and very neutral.

  18. Pixel Vogue March 24, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    LOVE THIS! What a fantastic color scheme and buffet spread.

  19. Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design March 25, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for all of the wonderful feedback everyone. I sincerely appreciate all of the positive vibes…I hope I’ve answered the questions about the jello stand and the technique for creating the shot glasses.

    Feel free to email me directly with any other questions:
    [email protected]

  20. Hannah March 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    The jello custard pop shots look amazing!!!

  21. Christian Louboutin Mary Janes March 30, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing~~

  22. Sandra April 1, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Such a cute and creative idea!

  23. Becky April 1, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I love everything about this theme!!

  24. Tanisha April 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Whats the link for the invites?

    • jenn s. April 8, 2011 at 5:56 am

      Hi Tanisha –
      It looks like Jessica’s etsy shop (where the invitations are sold) is temporarily closed until late April. You could try messaging her on etsy though to see what her availability is or if she’d still be able to customize that one for you – unless you don’t need them until May :) Here’s the link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/penandpaperflowers?section_id=7043524

      Jenn :)

  25. Aleah April 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Great party! Love all the fun details, especially the creative menu. Could you please share a source for the jello (shot) glasses? Thanks!

  26. Marien May 11, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Great theme! I just recently found out about your wesite and I love it. Where did you purchase the clear decoration balls? The ones inside the cupcake bowls?

  27. Tia May 18, 2011 at 6:08 am

    I love this theme so much!!! very creative! Two questions; What is on top of the cupcakes? Jelly beans? And… How did you make the lollipop trees as the centerpieces?

  28. Aisha August 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    This is GREAT!! How in the world did you get ALL of the colors to match for the paper plates..invites…lollipops….etc? PLEASE SHARE!

  29. Brenda November 3, 2011 at 5:25 am

    I am doing this same theme for my daughter in law’s baby shower, but mixed with the bubble theme. Please share where you found bubble bath in colors to exactly match your color scheme.

  30. Patty May 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    love the colors, where can I get the dots for the cupcakes?

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