I am absolutely tickled pink by this Delightful Mint & Pink Flamingo Baby Shower, from Marisol Figueroa of Modishly Delish! I mean, what’s not to LOVE about a flamingo in a tutu, right?! There are so many super cute activities as well, from a DIY photo booth (complete with flamingo glasses) to decorating onesies for baby Mila and writing sweet notes in her very first baby book. When it comes to welcoming a baby girl with sweetness and style, this party is definitely on pointe. ;)
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
- The most adorable, tutu-wearing fondant flamingo cake topper on a beautiful, mint-ruffle cake
- Tropical flavored treats like mini guava cupcakes, coconut macarons, & watermelon cotton candy
- Beautiful centerpieces with DIY (dollar store!) vases + handmade, tulle tutus for the flamingos
- Gorgeous flamingo sugar cookies and flower-topped mint chocolate meringues
PARTY DETAILS as told by Marisol…
I was recently thrown a co-ed shower for my baby girl who just arrived a little over a week ago. It was more of a laid back, simple event where we gathered for lunch and the only activities were a DIY photo booth and a Onesie decorating station. I was put in charge of the décor and theme. I wanted something different and my top girl theme was flamingo related. So I designed a mommy flamingo standing with her baby flamingo as the motif of the paper products and used a modern mint green circle print to go along with them. I used this motif in the invitations, menus, food labels, escort cards, onesie hangtags and table numbers.
I purchased a pink overlapping rounded square bolt of fabric and cut down the pieces to use as table linens, photo booth backdrop and a few other details like the escort card background. I took a mix of glass vases (most purchased at the dollar store) and had them spray painted in a mint green by a relative. What a difference a can of paint can make! Most of the vases were wrapped with pink satin ribbon. I used simple white flowers such as hydrangeas and baby’s breath. The flamingos actually came in a hot pink which didn’t work for me so I also had them painted in a ballet pink. I then gathered mint green tulle along with thin black satin ribbon and made each flamingo a tutu. Those were the centerpieces.
I found some pretty great Etsy sellers to create additions to the dessert table. I mean look at that cake topper! All of the artisans took my rosette in the hair, tutu wearing flamingo idea and brought them to life. I made the backdrop of the dessert table, along with the mini Nutella cheesecakes. I added some more pizzazz to the coconut macaroons and drizzled Nutella over them, yes I love Nutella! A friend had made and given me the small plastic boxes so I put mini mint chocolate chip meringues inside. I found packaged mint colored cotton candy at the grocery store and put those in little containers, both were great take home goodies.
I used a lot of items I already had like cake stands, tissue fans, wooden spoons, etc. I didn’t know what I would do as a sign in book, but figured a book for her library signed by guests would be great but wasn’t sure which book. I happened to walk into a Hallmark just to see what they had and literally the first book I found was about fashion and a little girl — it was fate! The guests had a great time decorating the onesies and enjoyed the photo booth and props. The venue provided awesome service and delicious food! It was a great day and she was definitely showered with love!
- Venue: Crave at Merrick Park Coral Gables, FL
- Photography: Studio by Carmen
- Ruffle Cake/Cupcakes: Misha’s
- Cake topper: Les Pop Sweets
- Custom cookies: Linda’s Edible Art
- Custom cookie toppers: Royal Delights
- Mini glass jars: Kara’s Party ideas
- Styling/Desserts/Paper goods/Onesie station/Photo booth backdrop and props/Centerpieces and Décor: Modishly Delish