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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).

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

31 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Alison’s Baby Shower”

  1. 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!!

  2. Zanette Lowe says:

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

  3. Jean says:

    What a clever girl – well done Debs!

  4. Nicky says:

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

  5. Jel says:

    Wow,these are just sooo fabulously chic and modern!

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

  6. 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

  7. nicole says:

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

  8. jenn s. says:

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

    Jenn :)

  9. 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!!

  10. Jamie says:

    How do you make those flowers using leftover strips of paper? How many strips do you use for each flower? Thanks!