30 Mar

Real Parties: Sugar & Spice Baby Shower

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

Today’s Real Party features a gorgeous take on the popular “Sugar and Spice” baby shower theme.

This chic chocolate & pink celebration was coordinated by event planner & shower hostess Kelly Balfour of Eventology Weddings and includes tons of super cute & inspiring details – like a homemade cookie buffet + carafes of chocolate, strawberry, & regular milk, adorable pink & brown ribbon accents on everything from the florals to the napkins, and seriously one of the cutest baby shower cakes I’ve ever seen!

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

Read on for lots of inspiring images and all the party details, as told by Kelly

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sugar and spice baby shower ideas

It was a chocolate brown and strawberry pink kind of day, from the invitations right down to the table linens and fancy chairs.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

Every detail was expertly attended to – from the paper lanterns hanging above, to a custom hand-made guestbook, right down to personalized place cards at each seat.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

The florals were a mix of white hydrangeas and orchids that evoked a clean and natural feel. The vases were adorned with coordinating accents using ribbon and a button.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

The linens were a soft baby-pink organza and the napkins were a rich bengaline chocolate fabric. Each was tied with a pink and brown coordinating ribbon.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

The gorgeous spread of food included, among other things, such delicacies such as Apricot Almond Chicken Salad, Goat Cheese Truffles, Tuscan Stuffed Mushrooms, and Blue Cheese & Walnut Sandwiches.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

The adorable cake was almost too cute to cut into! In honor of the mom-to-be’s favorite flavors and in an effort to coordinate with the shower colors, the top layer of the cake was strawberry and the bottom layer chocolate. DELICIOUS!

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

But the pièce de résistance was most definitely the cookie-buffet!

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

This table-spread included many varieties of homemade cookies and each guest was invited to pack a cute little brown bag full of cookies to take home as favors.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

There was even an assortment of chocolate, strawberry, and regular milk to accompany the adorable cookies for guests who might want to nibble on the goodies throughout the shower.

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

The mom-to-be was overwhelmed and speechless upon entering the shower….so much so that it brought her to tears!

sugar and spice baby shower ideas

A wonderful time was had by all!”

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VENDORS
Event Planner – Kelly Balfour of Eventology Weddings
PhotographyMonkey Tree Photography
FloralSpecial Arrangements
LinensDistinctive Details
Chiavari chairs, china & glasswareA Finer Event
CakeJulie Moncrief
Custom BannersEtsy
Paper Lanternsebay

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49Comments

16
Alissa Circle SAYS:

This is such a cute idea!! I can’t wait till one of my friends has a baby girl so I can borrow some of these ideas.

Reply March 30, 2010 at 10:11 pm

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Courtney D. SAYS:

I could not love this sweet party more! The little signs that are holding the food labels are awesome! I wonder where she got them. This is beautiful!!

Reply March 31, 2010 at 8:05 am

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Stacey SAYS:

Pink & brown is my favorite color combination! Everythign is so cute! I especially like the milk bottles, cake and decorated cookies.

Reply March 31, 2010 at 8:11 am

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Diapers and Divas SAYS:

Love the color scheme and the cookies! YUM! Great idea to have the different milk flavors too!

Reply March 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm

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Susan Sanford Willrich Bridal SAYS:

I adore this baby shower. So many good ideas.

Reply March 31, 2010 at 12:28 pm

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Mrs.T SAYS:

LOOOOOOVE everything. And all the sweets look sooo yummy/

Reply March 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm

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Worldwide Tapestries SAYS:

Oh goodness the look on mom’s face is so amazing. I love the icing on the cake with the shoe and shoelaces… it looks irresistable.

Reply March 31, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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Kelly SAYS:

Thank you all for the kind words.
To answer your questions:
Allison, the etsy seller that made the banners was: mbradleydesigns and she was a dream to work with.
Courtney D, I made those little round food signs by simply printing the wording out on my home computer printer, then using a circle cutter. Then I made one larger circle as a mat background. Then I just added the little grosgrain ribbon.

Reply March 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm

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Cheri SAYS:

This so such a wonderful display of detail!! Perfect! Lots of good ideas!

Reply April 1, 2010 at 7:56 am

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Kitchen Runway SAYS:

What a beautiful shower!!

Reply April 1, 2010 at 11:38 am

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Jamie Lehr SAYS:

I absolutely LOVE the pink and brown colors. The perfect color combo for a modern baby shower!

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Reply April 3, 2010 at 8:24 pm

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featherbed SAYS:

Love this color combo :)

Reply April 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

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Sandra SAYS:

I love everything about this shower…it is sooo cute!! You did such a great job!! Where did you get the vintage milk bottles? I love them!!

Reply April 4, 2010 at 7:49 pm

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Pauline SAYS:

OMG!!!! This is absolutely beautiful! The attention to detail is amazing. Stunning!

Reply April 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

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Kelly SAYS:

The “vintage” milk bottles actually just came from Wal-mart and were only a couple bucks each! ;)

Reply April 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm

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