Monday, March 24, 2014

Pink and Grey Tea Party Themed Baby Shower

Planning a baby shower?  This Pink and Grey Tea Party themed baby shower should help you stir up some ideas!  My girlfriends and I helped plan an absolutely adorable tea party themed baby shower for our dearest friend, Amy.  Amy decorated her baby room with the colors pink and grey, so we incorporated the same color scheme into the baby shower.  The tea party theme shined through with tea cup cupcakes, a full tea and coffee bar, tea sandwiches along with scones, biscotti, fruit tarts, and bountiful amounts of candy.  As a token of gratitude, guests were given EOS lip balm party favors packaged in a mini hemp burlap sack.  This party proves that a wonderfully tasteful and affordable DIY baby shower can be achieved through the power of Pinterest, Etsy, and a group of fun-loving friends.  Special thanks to Eunice, Hye Jin, Jeeyoon, Esther, Katie, and Christina for helping to make this baby elephant-filled day come true.  
No party is complete until it has a dessert table!  Banner was purchased here on Etsy.  
I found these amazingly cute tea cup cupcake holders on Amazon.  These cupcake molds are made out of silicone so they are dishwasher safe and reusable! 
 The handmade pink and grey cupcake toppers can be found on Etsy, here.
Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Recipe can be found here.
Homemade fruit tarts.  Sugar cookies and cream cheese frosting were prepped the night before.  The fruit was washed, sliced and packed in tupperware.  The fruit tarts were then assembled on location.
Fresh fruit tarts are not only beautiful but also a nice change from other types of baked goods.
Apothecary jars filled with colored M&M's and jelly beans provide a touch of color while guests enjoy a full candy bar.  Colored M&M's can be ordered online or purchased in bulk at Candyality on Michigan Avenue or in Lakeview. 
Made-from-scratch strawberry lemonade.   I think Katie squeezed approximately 1,243,234 lemons by hand.  Recipe can be found here.  [Picture courtesy of Eunice.]
Add some personal and sentimental decor by framing ultrasound pictures and pictures of the new parents.  Add a diaper cake for a functional yet cute decoration.  
A sandwich bar with a side of pasta salad was a light lunch that was perfect for the shower. 
Food labels were purchased on Etsy.  The ingredients for the sandwiches were prepared the night before for quick and easy assembly the day of the event. 
I mean, seriously... how adorable!  Plates purchased at Party City. 
To accompany the tea party theme, we had tea-friendly treats.  Orange cranberry scones. 
Chocolate pistachio biscotti. 
Customize simple water bottles with labels.
Organize and customize tea bags for your guests with mason jars and tags.   A Keurig was provided for hot water and coffee. 
Purchase fresh flowers from a grocery store and arrange them in a short vase.
On the lunch menu: Pasta salad with smoked mozzarella, smoked turkey, apple and brie tea sandwiches, roasted vegetable tea sandwiches, and strawberry and cream cheese tea sandwiches.  
EOS lip balms were tucked inside this adorable burlap sack purchased at Michael's.  Tags were purchased at Etsy.
Baby Celebrity Match game.  The guest who had the most correct answers won a prize.  So be up-to-date with your current events (ie. US Weekly) because these were pretty hard! 
Alphabet Name Game.  First guest to fill every slot with a name wins a prize. 
Guest books are no longer books!  Order this guest "book" that can be framed and hung in the baby room as a memento.  Guests press their fingerprint as a leaf and sign their name.  Found on Etsy here
How beautiful is this glowing mommy!  Can't wait to meet Baby Moon in May!  

xoxo
Grace

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    1. Thanks Irene!!! It was so much fun!!! Blogging about it brought back great memories!

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  2. Joyous to know about tea party themed baby shower party. I am arranging my niece’s baby shower party and have already booked one of exemplary venues in San Francisco. Planning to hire a talented photographer too.

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