27 May

REAL PARTIES: Alison’s Baby Shower

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Today’s “Real Party” feature is a sweet & sophisticated baby shower featuring some amazing culinary treats like Caramelized Tomato Tarte Tatins and a lovely display of Brie with Figs & Honeycomb!

This look would translate nicely for a bridal shower as well – and you can just switch up the colors for a girl or gender-neutral baby shower!

baby shower ideas

Lots more images + the details for Alison’s baby shower are below – as told by party hostess/sister Debbie!


Pictured at top: Paper flowers made with a brad and strips of paper left over from other decorations were attached to a lolly pop stick with a glue dot; Paper Bunting made from scrapbook paper, double sided tape, + baby doll pegs.

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Above: Wire tree (available all over South Africa). We made the decorations by using the left over paper from the bunting (round punch, small punch and ribbon); local wooden board wrapped with blue ribbon for the biscuits; and photo of the guest of honor (as a baby) with her mom under a glass dome next to flowers.

Below: Cupcake toppers (also made from left over paper) were attached to a lolly pop stick with a glue dot:

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Custom-made beaded dinosaurs were attached to the wire cupcake stand:

baby shower ideas

Small decorated bottles filled with baby goods and tin buckets painted white, then scrapped with BABY and BOY:

baby shower ideas

And now for some culinary treats…starting with pretty arrangements of brie with figs & honeycomb:

baby shower ideas

baby shower ideas

Pictured below: Baby Asparagus & Sun Dried Tomato Quiche and Caramelized Tomato Tarte Tartins (full recipes for both available in The Recipe Box).

baby shower ideas

Here is ALISON (middle) with her sisters! (Debbie on the left & Leanne on the right)

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Thanks for the inspiration, Debbie!

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The Baby Cove SAYS:

Too cute! The buckets look so chic and I’m betting they were not expensive to make. Thanks for sharing!

May 27, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Beth Helmstetter SAYS:

LOVE the food presentation! It’s an element that so many people pay no attention too!

May 27, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Amber SAYS:


Also, I have this bookmarked for when I give a baby shower. Quite pretty and I love the quote on the chalkboard.

May 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

I’m in love with those paper flowers! I’ll be borrowing that idea very soon! Fabulous!

May 27, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Kimberly B. SAYS:

adorable baby shower! i have a dinosaur lover in the house and i would love to have that t-rex beaded dinosaur.

May 28, 2009 at 12:28 am

Chloe SAYS:

The most gorgeous baby shower I have ever seen! such great ideas!

May 28, 2009 at 5:49 am

Michelle SAYS:

What an amazing baby shower! The attention to detail is something to be admired!

May 28, 2009 at 5:51 am

Shalane Tharp SAYS:

I love those bows! So pretty!

May 28, 2009 at 7:11 am

Lizelle SAYS:

Wow Debs, GREAT ideas!!!!

May 28, 2009 at 7:23 am

[email protected] At Home SAYS:

Such a pretty use of all the coordinating papers. I love the little detail of the picture(and flowers) under the glass cloche.


May 28, 2009 at 8:13 am


Shit Debs, is there anything you can’t do….. you are an inspiration to all of us woolies moms!!!!

May 28, 2009 at 8:15 am

Pumpkin Petunia SAYS:

Beautiful!!! So many great ideas.

May 28, 2009 at 8:17 am

Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe SAYS:

Loving the pinwheels. And the buckets are adorable. Great job!

May 28, 2009 at 9:01 am

Shelley SAYS:

The pinwheels are great and I LOVE the colors!

May 28, 2009 at 10:59 am

lml SAYS:

i am loving your website – it has sooo many great party ideas!!!

May 28, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Down Pillow SAYS:

So many great touches – I love those little dinosaurs :)

May 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Bronwyn SAYS:

Wow! That is all that I can say….

May 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm
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