27 May

REAL PARTIES: Alison’s Baby Shower

baby shower ideas

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.

baby shower ideas

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)

baby shower ideas


Thanks for the inspiration, Debbie!

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amy@stem SAYS:

So chic and simple and elegant and uh, DELICIOUS looking. So nice to see you paid as much attention to the food presentation as the rest of the decor.

So well done!

Reply May 28, 2009 at 2:04 pm

lml SAYS:

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

Reply May 28, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Sandra@ribbonsandfavors SAYS:

I really like the cute little cupcake toppers that add just a little extra to a delicious looking treat.
Really nice idea’s.

Reply May 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Down Pillow SAYS:

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

Reply May 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Bronwyn SAYS:

Wow! That is all that I can say….

Reply May 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Team Jacob SAYS:

Everything you do has such detail and feeling in it, you can tell it’s something you WANT to do. Well done!!

Reply May 29, 2009 at 2:46 am

Zanette Lowe SAYS:

I am speechless!! Debbie, you have just done it again…….inspired us unto greater and better things! Keep it up!

Reply May 29, 2009 at 7:33 am

Jean SAYS:

What a clever girl – well done Debs!

Reply May 30, 2009 at 12:28 am

Nicky SAYS:

You are an inspiration to all of us who love craft but never put it into action. It all looked so lovely.

Reply May 31, 2009 at 10:37 pm


Wow,these are just sooo fabulously chic and modern!

I love the color palette and how it was dispalyed as the theme.

Reply May 31, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Caitlin SAYS:

I love this shower! I am planning on right now for my sister-in-law with a similar color theme. Where did you get the paper to make the banner and cupcake topper? I would love to imitate for my event. Thanks

Reply June 10, 2009 at 10:00 am

Boston Bachelorette Party SAYS:

looks delicious!

Reply June 16, 2009 at 7:22 am

nicole SAYS:

what happened to the recipe coming tonight? I really would like to get my hand on them!!

Reply June 23, 2009 at 2:31 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Nicole –
They’re actually up in the recipe box section – sorry about that! Here are the links:



Jenn :)

Reply June 24, 2009 at 5:59 am

nicole SAYS:

Thank you so much for sharing! I’m new to the site so I was not sure how it would be posted. I can’t wait to try them!!

Reply June 24, 2009 at 6:06 am

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