Beautiful Boy Baby Shower

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending an absolutely stunning baby shower. My mother-in-law and her sister put on such a delicious and beautiful spread–I just had to share it! ¬†Be warned–you might feel inferior about your own party planning skills after seeing this!! ūüôā But don’t worry, you can get started creating a beautiful baby shower by picking out a great invitation.


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I love the simple elegance of the blue edible beads and the festiveness of the cupcake toppers.

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I LOVE this idea! My mother-in-law typed up well wishes and nursery rhymes for the new mom and framed them. They really dressed up her dessert and food tables and got lots of “oohs and ahhhs.”

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Red velvet cake pops!

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White chocolate-dipped pretzels!

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Oreo mint truffles! (Yes, between she and her sister ALL of the food was homemade!)

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To customize a clear vase, she decorated it with scrapbook paper.

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I also love how she paired these zebra plates with the brown polka dots. I think pale yellow and gray would be great color combos too, if you are looking for ideas.

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My mother-in-law’s sister did an amazing job with the food! What a spread! Chicken salad on croissants, spinach dip, pasta salad, a cheese torte and veggies. I particularly liked the toothpick skewers of meat and cheese–very easy to eat.

Tissue paper poofs are so fun! Very classy for a baby or bridal shower.

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We also played the baby shower word scramble game, in addition to a nursery rhyme game. (I need to brush up on my nursery rhymes!!) Overall, it was a beautiful shower and the expecting mom got tons of useful items. It was fun to see all the cute boy clothes, too–so sweet. All in all, a lovely afternoon.

Are you planning a shower? What do you like to do to make it unique? Games, food, decor?

*****UPDATE!

I’m¬†excited to announce the launch or my online store Anchor Printables¬†where you can customize baby shower gift bingo games to fit your party. You can change the title and word list and¬†it makes such an excellent special touch for the mom-to-be! Check it out!

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8 Adorable Baby Shower Cakes

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I love how a cake dresses up a party! Because it is so often the focal point, we wanted to compile some of the cutest cakes for a baby shower that we could find. I love these cakes for various reasons: the textures, colors, and overall designs–they just plain make me happy! Enjoy!

 

BOY BABY SHOWER CAKES

 
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Source: Let There Be Cake via Flickr

I love the “Welcome Baby” banner, textured polka dots, stripes and the frilly carriage. Sarah of¬†Let There Be Cake¬†balances all these elements wonderfully to create a simply adorable baby shower cake. (Plus, aren’t the animals cute?!) You can check out her¬†gallery¬†here.

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Source:  Little Sugar Bake Shop via Fickr 

Isn’t this cake just darling? It’s sort of what I imagine for the quintessential boy baby shower cake. And how can you go wrong with elephants? You can’t. Clarissa from¬†Little Sugar Bake Shop¬†has lots of darling creations on her Flickr site. Check out her¬†gallery¬†here.¬†If you like elephants, check out this baby shower invitation.

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Source: Sweet and Saucy Shop

Aren’t these bow ties just adorable? They make a great theme for a boy’s shower but I especially love the texture of the cake and the color palette. While I love the standard blue for boy and pink for a girl, sometimes it is nice to mix in some other equally as wonderful colors. The talented Melody Brandon, co-owner of the Sweet and Saucy Shop makes ridiculously gorgeous cakes. You can follow her¬†Sweet and Saucy Blog¬†for beautiful inspiration¬†and shop at her¬†Sweet and Saucy Supply¬†shop to help make those inspirations a reality!

 

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Source: The Danhill Family Blog

I am currently obsessed with ruffles and this color is absolutely awesome. Can you believe this cake is homemade? Blogger Jamie created this cake for a friend’s shower and promises that it doesn’t require too much effort (for the ruffles anyway). Jamie, I am in awe! I love cakes with texture–especially for a little boy’s shower–it just¬†feels¬†beautiful. Head over to her blog to check it out!¬†The Danhill Family Blog

 

GIRL BABY SHOWER CAKES

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Doesn’t this cake just seem like a burst of happiness? Bows, ribbon, flowers, pearls and pink! It just makes me giddy! It could also work for a first birthday too. Owner and designer Kelly from¬†A Piece O’ Cake¬†has lots of beautiful creations. Check them out¬†here. There is just something about a beautiful cake that elevates the “specialness” of an event. Am I right?

 

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Source: Little Sugar Bake Shop via Flickr

Another adorable cake from Clarissa at¬†Little Sugar Bake Shop! Hot pink, black and white are always in for any girly event. And a baby shower is no exception! I also love how bold and sassy the zebra print with polka dots motif is–it’s just so fun… and it¬†would go well with this hot pink and black baby shower invitation.

 

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Source: Sweet and Saucy Shop

Here is another cake from Melody’s¬†Sweet and Saucy Shop.¬†The texture on this cake is ridiculously awesome. I had never seen anything like it before. I just want to reach through the screen and touch it! Plus, who doesn’t love pink bows for a little girl’s shower?

 

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I absolutely love the delicateness of this cake. The shades of pink and the texture of the roses are simply picture perfect. You can check out how blogger Megan from¬†Wanna Be A Country Cleaver¬†actually made this cake–with a delicious recipe too! Megan, you give me hope that one day I can make something this pretty!

 

We hope you enjoyed our roundup of awesome baby shower cakes! If you are hosting a baby shower soon, feel free to check out our invitations and printable games on our Etsy shop.

 

Hosting a baby shower?

If so check out our printable baby shower games.

 

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