You’ve seen the idea collage and now it’s time for the unveiling of the greeny baby shower that my blogging cohort, Evelyn, and I whipped up for our very pregnant friend and her hubby. We decided to throw a simple and fun shower, filled with candy (the mom’s favorite), drinks and no games whatsoever. This was a couple’s shower, so we provided the booze and the good times found themselves – and it was a hit! The decorations and the food went off without a hitch, and definitely kept with our modern green, black and white color scheme. Get ready for an eyegasm of pictures headed your way!
We jazzed up the parents’ entry way with some simple bunting in a fun arrangement. This let our guests know that grabbing a beer and kicking back was totally acceptable at this baby shower.
We then had a simple candy bar that was at the entry (next to the gift table) so people could pick up a goody bag of candy on their way out… or as they entered. We used simple glass vases of varying sizes to keep things consistent, and even raised some of the smaller vases up to add some height with a glass cake stand. The varying heights kept the visual going up and around, and helped to keep the arrangement from looking flat. We kept the candy in the green/white/black family and added some simple flower arrangements on each side to add another fun pop of green.
I didn’t focus on keeping all of the greens the same color – I just kept things bright and fun and everything seemed to coordinate just fine.
These simple gift bag were the perfect parting gift for our guests. Everyone could grab what they wanted and had the freedom to take a whole bag of tootsie rolls, or a combo of everything on the bar.
I printed these simple food tags on white card stock (still working on my industrial pack of cardstock, I tell you) to tie the whole party together. These also tied back into the invitations I sent out earlier, as well as brought in another little pop of green to liven things up.
We kept the food table simple with white and glass platters and a little strip of bunting across the front. I whipped up some simple flower arrangements with green button mums and a bit of divine twine tied around the vase.
I didn’t think a thicker ribbon worked with our simple, modern shower, so a bit of divine twine was just the ticket to give the flower arrangements a little something extra. I ordered the green mums in bulk from a local florist and saved a ton of money making my own arrangements. There’s something to be said for simplicity – it’s easy on the wallet!
We kept our menu pretty simple for the 2 o’clock shower. Evelyn whipped up some yummy cheese and cracker platters, as well as some delicious spicy cheese straws that were a definite hit. Add in some seven layer dip, veggies and dips, and we had plenty of food to feed 30 party goers.
More bunting made its way around the bar to tie the drink area and desert bar into the rest of the space.
Cute green polka dot cupcake liners and green sprinklers on the cupcakes were the perfect desert for this boy baby shower (as well as rice krispie treats – another favorite of the mom-to-be). These orange vanilla cupcakes were actually made from scratch! Check out the full story on Evelyn’s blog here.
Guests could get their drink on in another part of the kitchen (it helped with traffic flow to keep this area away from the food and dessert areas). We had lemonade for our preggo guests, as well as margaritas (green, of course!) and simple buckets filled with sodas and beer. This shower was definitely no-nonsense which was perfect for this modern, laid back couple. Let me know your thoughts on the final product!
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