22 Dec

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

I’m totally swooning over this new Real Party! It’s a super-stylish, intimate baby shower brunch featuring adorable pinwheels, festive tissue poms, fabulous paper patterns, and a fresh & colorful palette of yellows, greens, browns and blues.

The 3-dimensional invitations are also ridiculously amazing! And added bonus for us – you can find the entire DIY Tutorial for the pretty pinwheels featured in the invites right here on Style Me Pretty!

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Read on for TONS of gorgeous pics and all the party details, as told by hostesses Kari Herer, Christina Wnek, and Pam Albert


Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Our pregnant friend Tracy is on bed rest and so we wanted to do something extra special and over the top in celebration of her and her “little peanut”. Not knowing the sex of the baby, they refer to their little one as “Peanut” – so we decided to run with that and made “Oh Peanut” our tagline.

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

The invitation started the whole thing off – it was a really small shower (just 8 people) giving us time to create something that we wouldn’t have been able to for a larger number of people. We wanted the invitation to make a statement and thought pinwheels would be something we could make and could carry through to the rest of the shower.

From there our theme was born: Pinwheels and Pom Poms!

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Tracy has chosen Robert Kaufman’s Metro Market Chickens fabric for her bedding and color scheme for the nursery, so we drew our inspiration from that and stuck with greens, yellows, blues and browns.

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

After deciding on the color scheme the rest was a piece of cake! As long as you have a color or group of colors to work with keeping an event cohesive is easy.

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

We made smaller (less complicated!) pinwheels to decorate the cupcakes, hung pom poms from pomlove on the ceiling, adorned the doorway with a cute “oh peanut” banner printed by Papier Gourmet, and made some scrumptious sugar scrub with the line “from our shower to yours” on the tag.

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

We even had our own personal caterer (Kari’s oh so talented husband) to cook us brunch!

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

The shower was a hit – it was a great group of ladies, an amazing meal, a fabulous atmosphere all in celebration of a great friend and her little peanut!”

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Pinwheels and Pom Poms party theme

Thanks again to Kari, Christina, and Patricia for the fabulous inspiration!

And here’s another link to the wonderful DIY Pinwheel Tutorial featured over at SMP!

paper pinwheel tutorial

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Ivette SAYS:

Can you please tell me what the invitations say? The are soooooo cute.

December 29, 2009 at 3:04 am

Veronica SAYS:

How do u make the poms or were they purchased somewhere? Also what is the recipe/directions for the sugar scrub? Love the pics of the shower!! Great ideas

December 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm

tara SAYS:

as ususal, got lot’s of great ideas from the pics! i am also wondering about the straws. i need either red and white or turquoise and white for my baby girl’s second birthday!

December 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm

kelly SAYS:

my sister is having a baby in spring and i would love to know if you would share your recipe for the sugar scrub. such wonderful ideas.

January 6, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Julianne SAYS:

Fabulous job, looks beautiful!


January 8, 2010 at 8:11 am

josstudio SAYS:

this is adorable. love it!

January 13, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Sara SAYS:

Love it ,,, its so so cute : ) !

February 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Rachel SAYS:

I love all of your ideas! Where can I find your sugar scurb recipe?

March 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Jane SAYS:

I love this! Just wondering what those amazing yellow and green flowers are called?

April 3, 2010 at 7:59 pm


Hi Jane –
The flowers are called Button Poms. They’re a favorite of mine too :)

April 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Kari SAYS:

I am also wondering about the favors – where to get the jars and if the recipe for the sugar scrub can be shared?

April 19, 2010 at 12:46 pm

monica SAYS:

i love it, so cute… does anyone know what font was used for the word sugar scrub on the favor tags?

April 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Kari Herer SAYS:

Hey Guys,
The sugar scrub was really just made up. I bought a bunch of oils from Whole foods and mixed them together between 12 jars. The jars were from Crate and Barrel (I got them at the outlet store in Kittery Maine). I bought almond oil, grape seed, avocado. I also added a bottle of vit E to the mix. I just used plain white sugar and filled the jars. Superfine sugar will dissolve too much. If they needed a little extra oil I used baby oil. Easy peasy.

The scripty font on the diy is called “Albemarle Swash”

the scripty font on the favors was “Bickham”


April 20, 2010 at 11:21 am

Kari Herer SAYS:

The poms were from Pomlove’s etsy site. She is fab!



April 20, 2010 at 11:22 am

Wendy SAYS:

Where did you find the pompoms? They absolutely make the room so bright and cheery! I am having a baby shower for my daughter and that would be great!

Thank you!

August 31, 2011 at 12:14 pm

gina SAYS:

I am having the hardest time finding kraft boxes. Can you tell me the size of these invitations and where you got the boxes?

September 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm
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