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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Jenn SAYS:

Hi Neda –
I actually purchased them at a floral supply shop in San Diego – and unfortunately they don’t carry them online :( But here’s a link to their site – maybe they’d be willing to take the order over the phone:

Another place you might try is Jamali Garden – They have tons of square/cube vases in ceramic, metal, and wood – no metallic hot pink, but they do have shiny aluminum and stainless steel.

hope that helps!

May 5, 2008 at 4:33 pm

K=m2 (Kendra, Making Memories) SAYS:

Maybe you can improvise with the vases. Have you thought of using boxes and covering with a shiny metallic paper. The flowers will fill the top and noone will know that it is a box unless you tell. And if they can who cares it will still look great and boxes are free at your local stores.

August 13, 2008 at 11:11 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Kendra – that is a wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing :)


August 13, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Sarai SAYS:

Can I hot glue the lifesaver together?

September 16, 2008 at 3:10 pm

gisela Veloz SAYS:

Bellisimo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Me encanta para el Baby Shower de mi hija Mariell.
Gracia por tan bellas ideas.

July 12, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Pamela Thorpe SAYS:

I love this site.

August 4, 2012 at 1:16 am
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