Beautiful Boy Baby Shower

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!! :) But don’t worry, you can get started creating a beautiful baby shower by picking out a great invitation.

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

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.”

Red velvet cake pops!

White chocolate-dipped pretzels!

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

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

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.

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.

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! It creates such a special touch for the mom-to-be! Check it out!