REAL PARTIES: Hot Pink Baby Shower

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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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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

27 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Hot Pink Baby Shower”

  1. yvonne says:

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

  2. jessica says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors!!!

  3. Blue Orchid Designs says:

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

  4. Kelly Mahoney says:

    How saucy, I love it.

  5. People St.Clair says:

    everything looks wonderful. centerpieces are my favorite too.

  6. Outstanding Occasions says:

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


  7. Life Design Event Planning says:

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

  8. 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.

  9. Anonymous says:

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

  10. Jess says:

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

  11. 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:

    I know you’ll love it!

  12. Emily says:

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

  13. 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!!!

  14. Joy says:

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


  15. Houses, Couches and Babies says:

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

  16. modmom says:

    fabulous table!
    pink + green are so sweet together :)

  17. The ParTea Planner says:

    Love, love love it! What a talented friend you have!

    BTW, you can make the lifesaver pacifiers edible. Just use the white decorating icing from a tube – both Wilton and Cake Mate make it(located in the grocery store or Michael’s cake supply section) be sure to NOT get the white gel kind or it won’t work.

    Anyhoo, just squeeze a bit onto one lifesaver center, attach the other lifesaver on its side and jelly belly on the other side. Hold together for a few seconds, then let “dry” for a few hours. Can make a few days before the party, just keep in a container. They taste great! Here’s a pic:

    (But I used Mike & Ikes candies instead of jelly bellies.)


  18. IMEDAGOZE says:

    what an eye candy! :)

  19. hiphostess says:

    Thanks for all the tips, Risa! Your shower looked fantastic too! ;)

  20. Neda says:

    I love this idea but I cannot find these square vases anywhere, is there a website you found them on??? Please help, they are adorable.