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“There’s a Baby on Board!” Surfing Themed Baby Shower

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Gorgeous Tropical Surf Themed Baby Shower

I am downright in love with this dreamboat of a baby shower… it’s like a party and a tropical vacation all wrapped into one! ;)  Jennifer Shah of The Pear – Event Styling & Planning managed to catch the perfect wave of gorgeous-meets-playful in this intimate Surfing Themed Baby Shower that she styled up for Lori and baby Lawson. From tropical textures and surf gear to bold chiavari chairs, the overall vibe feels both delightfully chic and super chill. I’m also loving the adorable custom printed beach totes that each guest received, which came in especially handy at the “Surf Shack” themed favor station!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pretty Blue Ombre Cake + adorable Surfboard Sugar Cookies on sticks
  • The Guest of Honor’s Chair all decked out with a stunning Tropical Lei
  • Custom-built Surf Shack filled with favors + pint sized surfer gear for baby Lawson!
  • The cutest Mason Jar Drink Glasses embellished with grosgrain ribbon & burlap
  • Wooden Beach Signs with sentimental messages + Chalkboard Surfboard Welcome Sign

Surfer Baby Shower - Tropical Brunch Menu

Surfer Baby Shower Cake

Tropical Brunch Drink Station and Mason Jars

Tropical Baby Shower Guest of Honor Chair - Orchid Lei

adorable surfboard sugar cookies

Surfer Baby Shower Entry Decorations - Chalkboard Surfboard

mason jar drinks decorated with ribbon and burlap

beautiful tropical party tablescape and floral centerpiece

tropical flower centerpieces and drinks

I'll Love You Forever Baby Shower Sign

surf themed baby shower food ideas

pretty baby shower tea sandwiches

custom printed beach bag tote favors

little surfer themed baby shower surf shack

surf themed baby shower party favors


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jennifer…

To celebrate baby Lawson, Lori knew she wanted an intimate “sprinkle” with close family and friends. She and husband Pat loved the idea of their little surfer boy coming soon and so the theme was set: “There’s a Baby on Board!” — a surfboard that is.


Lawson’s custom Surf Shack was built by That’s A Good Sign.  The shack displayed delicious treats including Pineapple Up-Side Down Cake in mason jars, Lori’s favorite cookies in the shapes of surfboards and swim trunks from A Cookie Jar, decadent macarons by The Sugar Monkey, fruit skewers, pop-corn and plantain chips.

The top shelf was decorated with gifts for Lawson including baby sun block, Reef flip-flops, beach towels, a beach ball and personalized sand pails for both Lawson and his big brother Parker. On the side of the shack hung swim trunks, shorts, goggles, flip-flops and an adorable fedora to start off baby Lawson’s beach wear collection.  The Shack of course also advised on the water conditions and a chevron surfboard saying “BABY” leaned up on the Shack to carry through the theme.


As the favor, each guest was given a personalized beach bag, along with a note saying “There’s a baby on board and we are so excited! Thank you so much for celebrating with us! Please visit the “Favor Counter” in Lawson’s Surf Shack and fill your new beach bag with some items to get you beach ready! Love, Lori & Lawson.” Jars filled with sun block, nail polish and SPF lip balm waited for the guests and after dessert each guest visited the shack to fill their bags.


Guest were welcomed by a chalkboard surfboard sign. The tables were set with bright orange chiavari chairs, custom napkins were made in Lori’s favorite pattern — Chevron, and beautiful tropical arrangements sat atop burlap runners. The tables were bright and inviting. Décor such as custom signs, orchids and pictures of the Tylander Family were set throughout the event.


A tiki bar was created by That’s A Good Sign to match Lawson’s surf shack. Blood Orange Mimosa’s were the signature drink. Strawberries and raspberries were also set out to make the mimosas even more fun. Arnold Palmers, a mixture of lemonade and sweet tea, have been Lori’s favorite and so they were served along with pineapple juice. Champagne flutes and decorated mason jars added an element of feminine fun.


Brunch consisted of tea sandwiches, quiche, orange cranberry scones and fruit.

Lori and her guests laughed, opened gifts, filled their bellies and laughed some more. In Lori’s words, “Today was perfect!”

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  1. @Wedding_Agent November 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    “There’s a Baby on Board!” Surfing Themed Baby Shower http://t.co/akI8Ffzlp8 #weddings

  2. Thank you so much for featuring our party!!! : )

  3. Party Box Design November 25, 2013 at 7:22 am

    wow, love every detail!

  4. Stephanie November 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Love this shower! This one grabbed my attention as my son’s name is Lawson. It’s not a name you hear often!

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