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“Happy Trails” Spring Baby Shower Soirée

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Happy Trails Spring Baby Shower

I seriously think ruffle cakes might be my new favorite thing! There’s something so lovely and feminine about them… making them a perfect addition to sweet occasions like bridal & baby showers.

And speaking of ruffle cakes, check out the beauties starring in this fun & whimsical HAPPY TRAILS Baby Shower created by Katie of Saving Dates. She did such a great job arranging tons of different treats (including cupcake push pops and adorable candy-filled mason jars!) and mixing in decorative elements like hanging pomanders and flowers for a decidedly “springtime” feel. This theme & color palette would work well for summer showers too!

Happy Trails Spring Baby Shower

Read on for lots more HAPPY images + all the creative details…

Happy Trails Spring Baby Shower

Happy Trails Spring Baby Shower

Happy Trails Spring Baby Shower

Happy Trails Spring Baby Shower

Happy Trails Spring Baby Shower

Happy Trails Spring Baby Shower

Happy Trails Spring Baby Shower

Happy Trails Spring Baby Shower

Happy Trails Spring Baby Shower

Happy Trails Spring Baby Shower

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Katie,



“I used my own custom printables for cupcake toppers, bunting banners, food labels, water bottles and more. I made paper pomander balls that hang from the ceiling with inspiration from Frog Prince Paperie.


I made the favors using small mason jars filled with candy then covered in fabric piece with pinking shears then wrapped and tied with raffia.


We had several cakes and cookies made by Julie Mullen at Sugar Custom Cakes along with these adorable cupcake pushpops that were made by me.”

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  1. Wow that ruffle cake is absolutely amazing!!!!!! I want one =)- Sarah http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

  2. Tara June 1, 2011 at 10:09 am

    This is sooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful. It makes me really want to host a baby shower. :-)

  3. Lisa June 1, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Super cute! That cake is amazing!

  4. Lori June 1, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love everything about this shower!!

  5. Mal V June 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I just love the push pop idea, where do you find the containers for them?

  6. Nina June 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    wow!!! Love it! thank you for sharing!

  7. jessie June 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    gorgeous!! I haven’t seen a ruffle cake quite like that before – it’s so lovely!

  8. Simone B June 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    the ruffle cakes are the best thing ever!

  9. Carla June 1, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    The push pops and bubble gum jars are fantastic ideas!

  10. Carolyn Staat June 2, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I love it all thanks for the great ideas!

  11. Kristy Life n Reflection June 2, 2011 at 8:54 am

    The cake is so gorgeous!! I love the color combo too!

  12. Katie McFarland June 2, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I’m so new to the world of party planning to this degree. It all looks amazing but I have a stupid question.. for those little signs, and cupcake toppers, how do you get them designed and cut for your party? is there a template or are they all designed, printed and cut from scratch?

  13. Mae June 2, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I love the baby outfits and everything’s so adorable :D

  14. Melinda June 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    This is so beautiful! Incredible. Love it!

  15. Altaira June 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Kate – will you be selling the bird on a branch printables on etsy?

    • katie July 20, 2011 at 8:08 am

      If you want that design, I can sell it to you, I will post a custom listing on Etsy. Let me know! Thanks, Katie Katie@savingdates.com

  16. Monica June 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Wow…sooooo beautiful! Love the small mason jars!!

  17. Kim June 6, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Wow! That ruffle cake is amazing! I need to learn how to make one of those for my next party!!

  18. Lynn04 June 6, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I just hosted a baby shower last Saturday with some ideas from the Paris them baby shower. Everyone loved it…it was very elegant. thanks to your website. Love, love, love it!!!!

  19. Maricarmen June 14, 2011 at 12:29 am

    I love it thank you

  20. miriam June 27, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    can you let me know how to make the labels?

    • Katie August 12, 2011 at 6:23 am

      I can send you a printable file via Etsy. Thena ll you do is print what i have created!


  21. Hollie July 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    hi. i’m wondering where you found the gorgeous wreath for the Oh Baby sign!

    • Katie August 12, 2011 at 6:22 am

      I found the wreath at AC Moore and made the Oh Baby sign!

  22. Jaimie August 24, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Beautiful party! What did you use for the back drop?

  23. deanna castillo August 26, 2011 at 6:43 am

    How did you make the green and blue hanging balls with the pearls and bow on it?

  24. Deanna Martinez September 7, 2011 at 7:38 am

    How did you make the green and blue hanging balls with the pearls and bow on it?

  25. Judy February 10, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I absolutely love your shower ideas. They are so beautiful.

  26. Meg February 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Cute theme ideas

  27. Tracie March 8, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Beautiful Shower! Loving all the ideas. We are expecting our baby girl in July. :)

  28. emilyholloman March 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Beautiful shower and I love your ideas! Can you please tell me where you found your light green table cloth?

  29. Deanna March 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    How do you hang those pom poms? Are they on strings and then you just pretty much tie them somehow on the ceiling?

  30. Janice Allen July 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    we are expecting our 5th grandchild and I can't wait to throw the baby shower, your ideas are wonderful!

  31. Ramona Karnupe October 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I like

  32. Ramona Karnupe October 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I like

  33. Tanya Halligan November 29, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Oh wow, can I come to this party. Everything looks so amazing. Love the flowers and push pops!

  34. Yvearl February 15, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I can’t decide what I love most about this post…the ideas or the PICTURES!!! Just stunning!

  35. Jamie June 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Where did you get the fabric for te tablecloth?

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