01 Aug

REAL PARTIES: Hot Pink Baby Shower

My friend Anasuya recently threw a super cute – and very hip – baby shower for a friend at a restaurant in LA. My favorite thing about this shower is the use of hot pink as the key color – a fresh take on the traditional baby pink palette.

Real Parties: Hot Pink Baby Shower

Because the shower was held at a restaurant, Anasuya focused on creating a beautiful tabletop. She found square vases for the centerpieces that were painted a shiny metallic hot pink, then wrapped them with 2 layers of ribbon – first a sheer white ribbon that turned a shimmery light pink when wrapped around the vases – and then a thinner band of modern dot ribbon on top. Encased in the vases were high-contrast arrangements of hot pink and white flowers with light pink and white feathers mixed in for a sweet touch!

Real Parties: Hot Pink Baby Shower To recreate the adorable place settings above, just visit your local scrapbook store! 2 sheets of decorative paper were used to create the placemats – one sheet of square vellum placed on top of a pink scalloped-edge sheet. Scrapbook embellishments were used for the flowers in each corner. A band of the same printed ribbon used on the centerpieces adorns the top of the hot pink menus, and the shower favors – cute little pink soaps shaped like baby shoes – were placed at each setting.

Real Parties: Hot Pink Baby Shower Silver charms in different shapes make these place cards super cute and double as another take-home favor for guests.

Real Parties: Hot Pink Baby Shower Life-Saver pacifiers are always a fun way to add a “baby” touch to the decor – and because you make them yourself, you can choose the perfect shade of Jelly Belly to match the party – especially since Jelly Bellys come in a gazillion flavors/colors (actually, 50 to be exact)! Anasuya strung some of them on ribbon to create necklaces for the “Forbidden Word” game – where you designate words that are next to impossible for guests not to say – such as “baby” “cute” or the guest of honor’s name. If one guest hears another guest slip up on a forbidden word – they get to steal their necklace, and the person with the most necklaces at the end of the party gets a prize.

I’m a sucker for cute giraffes AND great gift wrap, so I couldn’t resist sharing a picture of this gift below…too cute :)

Real Parties: Hot Pink Baby Shower

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yvonne SAYS:

wow – everything is just way too cute! I especially love the flower arrangements and the placemats. very creative!!

Reply August 1, 2007 at 10:25 am

jessica SAYS:

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors!!!

Reply August 1, 2007 at 10:32 am

Blue Orchid Designs SAYS:

I love the simplicity of the menus and of course, love the centerpieces – so pretty!

Reply August 1, 2007 at 10:36 am

Kelly Mahoney SAYS:

How saucy, I love it.

Reply August 1, 2007 at 12:16 pm

People St.Clair SAYS:

everything looks wonderful. centerpieces are my favorite too.

Reply August 1, 2007 at 12:30 pm

Outstanding Occasions SAYS:

I really love the placemats, place cards and the lifesaver favors. Way too cute!!


Reply August 1, 2007 at 12:50 pm

Life Design Event Planning SAYS:

Great photos of the party. I bet everyone was raving about it. Great job!

Reply August 1, 2007 at 5:52 pm

Kristen SAYS:

Wow! Everything looked so great! And I love the life saver pacifiers! Too bad there isn’t a way to make them edible.

Reply August 1, 2007 at 11:50 pm

Anonymous SAYS:

Okay apparently you only have fabulous friends who throw perfect parties! lol

Reply August 2, 2007 at 11:43 am

Jess SAYS:

What girl doesn’t love a hot pink party? I just threw one too–a bridal shower for a friend. Pix here..

Reply August 2, 2007 at 11:54 am

Sarah Dennis SAYS:

Jenn, this Shower looks awesome. Pink is all the rave this season and it truly never goes out of style.

Check out my post on pink: http://toastandtables.blogspot.com/2007/07/rethink-pink-can-these-rooms-be-turned.html

I know you’ll love it!

Reply August 2, 2007 at 4:43 pm

Emily SAYS:

i love the giraffe with the present- its spices it up but also will be used by the baby!!very cool.

Reply August 3, 2007 at 9:05 am

Sara SAYS:

Such a refreshing update on the traditional! Very creative! The place cards are precious! So many adorable ideas all in one party! I LOVE IT!!!

Reply August 4, 2007 at 9:05 am


Wow, love your blog! Very inspiring and oh so pretty! :)


Reply August 6, 2007 at 7:53 am

Houses, Couches and Babies SAYS:

What a darling shower! The lifesaver pacifiers are a little racy, which is always fun!

Reply August 7, 2007 at 9:43 pm

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