Baby Shower In Blue: Part II

June 8th, 2010

For Part II of a Baby Shower In Blue I wanted to share some more details. With the help of my husband, we made a four-tiered white cake with lemon curd filling and a lemon butter cream frosting. For the topper, I ordered some blank nesting dolls and hand painted them to match the illustrations from the invites. It took some trial and error in painting, but I think the final result turned out pretty well.

Each seat at the table had a crossword puzzle based on Allison and Ryan and words related to pregnancy and parenthood. The game was a great way to get people mingling and having fun. To add a bit of whimsy to the table, old fashioned grey and white striped straws adorned each glass. Lastly, for favors, I made little sewn envelopes based on these by Rebecca Thuss. I put wrapped shortbread cookies inside and sealed with a baby pin. Be sure to check back tomorrow; I’ll be sharing the How-To for the fabric favor envelopes!

19 Responses to “Baby Shower In Blue: Part II”

  1. Alicia Clinton Says:

    Kathleen! those favors are absolutely fabulous. good call with the safety pin:) they are so fun and your attention to detail throughout the party is just perfect.

  2. Noodles and Waffles Says:

    I love the crossword puzzles. What fun.

  3. em Says:

    My best friend is having a little bambino in the not so distant future and i said i’d help with a baby shower.
    I hope you don’t mind if i borrow a few of these ideas…..

  4. suzanna Says:

    ! i love it!
    can i ask what the little pom pom blue things are on the table and beside the cake! love them!

  5. chelsea Says:

    you are amazing!!!!! this is so lovely.

  6. Christine Says:

    WOW. Just found you via decor8 and had to pop in and say hi! Your shower was AMAZING. The nesting dolls!? genius.

    Thanks for the loveliness.
    🙂 Christine

  7. Jen Says:

    This is adorable. I love the cake!

  8. Marisol Says:

    SUPER CUTE!!! 🙂

  9. Says:

    Loving part 2 of this great shower! My friends and I need to throw one in a few months and this is perfect!!

  10. Wedding Style Guide Says:

    This is just gorgeous!! Love everything!!

  11. Truly Smitten Says:

    this looks AMAZING!

  12. Danielle Says:

    Lovely! I’m having a little boy in Sept, and will be sending my mom this page so she can borrow some ideas!

    I am also curious about the little pom poms, also where did you find the straws? Too cute!

  13. designjr Says:

    Gorgeous simple cake and it sounds so delicious. I love the little favour pouches with the nappy pin – that’s a great detail!

  14. rebecca Says:

    Your party favors are fabulous. I just co-hosted a baby shower and wish I had seen your favors a few weeks ago…

  15. Oh Gorgeous Baby Says:

    Wow you did such a great job with the favors, it a really cute idea. The hand painting of the dolls and the love you and your husband put into the cake also is also amazing.
    Well Done grat job!

  16. Jenn Says:

    This is gorgeous! So creative and everything looks amazing!

  17. Abby Says:

    This is just stunning! What a beautiful shower, I love it!

  18. Maggie D Says:

    Your spread is a show stopper! I have a few questions about where you got some of your items. Where did you purchase the straws and pom poms? Also, will you be sharing how to make the crossword puzzle or where you got the template?


  19. Mary Jo Says:

    Hi – I wanted to let you know that I posted a link to your blog and to this post – and I put one of your pictures with it. I gave you the proper credit, so I hope it’s not a problem. You can check out the post here: to make sure it’s okay with you.

    Thanks so much – I love this idea (as you can tell). You have a beautiful blog also!