12 Feb

REAL PARTIES: Pretty in Pink Baby Shower

Pretty in Pink - 80's Inspired Baby Shower

It’s no secret that Amy Belle Isle from Stem Parties is a creative genius when it comes to celebrating! I’m so excited (or maybe I should say “stoked“) to share her latest baby shower creation with you… it’s so much fun! Keep reading for lots of images and all the details, as told by Amy herself…

Pretty in Pink - 80's Inspired Baby Shower

“I am really excited that Jenn asked me to share this Pretty In Pink baby shower with all of her readers. This shower was such a joy for me to do since I am not only a child of the 80s but because it was also for a very dear friend of mine that I’ve known since Jr. High.

Since Kacie’s favorite movie back then was Pretty in Pink and she was having a girl, it was a given what the theme would be. The trick was combining the movie and the era with a baby shower and make it all work. Okay, the trick was really making the 80s seem anything but tacky neon!

Pretty in Pink - 80's Inspired Baby Shower

I decided to really play up the pink and add in different touches from the 80s along with a few baby related items. Remember, baby showers don’t have to scream “BABY” to work. Subtle works, too!

Pretty in Pink - 80's Inspired Baby Shower

Guests were treated to homemade box lunches with cassette tapes tied on top with pink and white ribbons. I bought a lot sale of 50 cassettes from an eBay seller for $10 and painted them all different shades of pink. Be patient, it takes several coats of paint to cover these babies! Boxes were from The Container Store and the Pretty In Pink label of front is easy to make with these round labels from Paper Source.

Pretty in Pink - 80's Inspired Baby Shower

The pink linens were set off with old albums covered with round pink labels custom worded for the occasion, table “runners” made from photocopies tiled with the Pretty In Pink movie cover, simple floral arrangements and pink pacifiers.

Pretty in Pink - 80's Inspired Baby Shower

Two tables had pregnant wire forms from tmarco encased between two acrylic box frames filled with pacifiers, while another table had this larger version of the wire form center stage.

Pretty in Pink - 80's Inspired Baby Shower

You can’t have an 80s shower without balloons, can you? Approximately 150 various shades of pink balloons not only provide the backdrop to the room but also filled the alcove ceiling (not shown…sorry).

Pretty in Pink - 80's Inspired Baby Shower

Taking a cue from the fabulous Amy Atlas, I recreated a pink dessert table with sweets from several local bakeries in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Pretty in Pink - 80's Inspired Baby Shower

Paper hanging daisies in the background from Luna Bazaar really set this area off. And, you can’t really have a Pretty in Pink party without Duckie. The fact that I found pink ones just about did me in. Oh sweet fate.

Pretty in Pink - 80's Inspired Baby Shower

Pretty in Pink - 80's Inspired Baby Shower

More sweet treats were found at the hot beverage station on the butler’s pantry. It’s amazing how much bang you can get for your buck with some simple hot chocolate, coffee and tea if you present it with yummy toppings and fun Irish Coffee mugs!

Pretty in Pink - 80's Inspired Baby Shower

In addition to playing a baby related trivia game with some 80s questions thrown in, I asked guests (in the invitations) to bring a picture of themselves from the 80s. Each guest was given various pink scrapbook pages to fill with their pictures and words of advice/encouragement for Kacie. The pictures provided a good laugh and the sweet words from all the guests made for a very special keepsake.

Thanks again, Jenn, for asking me to share this with everyone and Congratulations to Kacie (and baby Grayson Laine born February 9th). You’re going to be a totally RAD mother. Fer sure.”


Thank, Amy! I’m inspired to throw a party based on an 80’s movie myself now – what other good ones could we do? Maybe a Some Kind of Wonderful bridal shower or a funny Princess Bride inspired engagement party/couples shower. Hmmm….

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Lisa SAYS:

I love pink! Bonnie Marcus has the cutest stationery in pink for a baby shower: http://www.bonniemarcus.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=2
Then the cutest gift for mommy are her pink expecting in style flip flops on sale at Solestruck.com: http://www.solestruck.com/bonnie-marcus-expecting-in-style-flip-flop-pink/index.html. Adorable!!

Reply February 14, 2009 at 2:16 pm

jenifer simpson SAYS:

I love this idea…The decor is so fab. The album chargers, casette tapes. I love it all. So cute. So many great details.

Reply February 16, 2009 at 8:11 am

Jaime SAYS:


Thanks for sharing this idea! You did a great job pulling together baby, 80’s, and pink! I LOVE the homemade boxed lunches and the beverage bar. It’s so nice to see those tricks on how to stretch a buck these days without cutting back on the party ambience. Nice job!

Reply February 17, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Sandra @ Ribbons and Favors SAYS:

This gives such good do-able ideas for the budget conscious or over the top decor. Thanks for sharing this great theme.

Reply February 17, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Cara SAYS:

I LOVE this! Pretty in Pink was and still is my favorite movie. What a great idea!
Thanks for sharing this.

Reply February 21, 2009 at 4:49 am

Chelsea SAYS:

Oh gosh!! I love the glitter on the cupcakes, and the casette tapes. Just so nice.

Reply February 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm


This is a fantasic party with fantasic decor. What size dress form is used for the centerpiece? Perhaps 11”

Reply March 1, 2009 at 8:20 pm

amy @ stem SAYS:

Thanks for all of the compliments. I truly appreciate it and am so glad to be able to share with you!

tOMIKA – The larger pregnant wire form is the 15″ one. Hope that helps!

amy belle isle
stem parties

Reply March 2, 2009 at 9:40 am

fussball live SAYS:

Gute Arbeit hier! Gute Inhalte.

Reply March 5, 2009 at 11:02 am

Danielle - Sui Generis Events SAYS:

I love the Pretty in Pink Baby Shower theme!

Reply March 5, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Kathy SAYS:

Great job! What a fun party. I couldn’t tell from the pictures but what did you use to make the heart lollipops stand up?

Reply March 6, 2009 at 8:24 am

stemparties.blogspot.com/ SAYS:


Thanks! The heart lollipops are standing in a block of styrofoam wrapped in pink gift wrap. Hope that helps.


Reply March 11, 2009 at 7:14 am


This is absolutely fantastic. How fun.

Reply March 13, 2009 at 11:36 am

Michelle SAYS:

I LOVE IT…EVERYTHING!! Can’t wait to show my creative side in June! I’m donig a Mod Mommy theme and would like to use the cray paper decorations (looks like hot pink cray paper flowers) you have shown in the slide that reads “Fabulous Pink Details”. I tried the aprty stores and looking online but can’t find them. Can you head me in the right direction?

Reply March 21, 2009 at 10:12 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Michelle –
I think what you’re referring to are the pink paper daisies. Here’s a link to where you can buy them at lunabazaar.com:

Hope that helps! :)

Reply March 23, 2009 at 10:19 am

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