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


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!”


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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Susan Sanford Willrich Bridal SAYS:

I adore this baby shower. So many good ideas.

March 31, 2010 at 12:28 pm


LOOOOOOVE everything. And all the sweets look sooo yummy/

March 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm

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.

March 31, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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.

March 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Cheri SAYS:

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

April 1, 2010 at 7:56 am

Kitchen Runway SAYS:

What a beautiful shower!!

April 1, 2010 at 11:38 am

Jamie Lehr SAYS:

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


April 3, 2010 at 8:24 pm

featherbed SAYS:

Love this color combo :)

April 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

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!!

April 4, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Pauline SAYS:

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

April 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Kelly SAYS:

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

April 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm

RhodeyGirl SAYS:


April 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Nena SAYS:

I absolutely love this theme, simply adorable. So much detail, thank you for posting. I really like the baby book, did you make it yourself? Did you use a template? Thank you

April 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Erica SAYS:

This is a very adorable theme!
How did you make the guest book?
What kind of did you use.
It is so cute!

July 29, 2010 at 7:33 am

Kitkat SAYS:

Did you also have any baby shower favors that went along wth the party theme? I would love to get some ideas. We are throwing a baby shower for my sister-in-law and we are using this theme. Thanks for the ideas…it’s absolutely georgeous!!!

August 8, 2010 at 8:43 am

Leia SAYS:

How much does something like this run? Money wise, or is it if you have to ask you cant afford…..

August 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Sarah SAYS:

I was wondering if you could explain again how you made the food labels. I am dying to make some for my sister’s shower! I don’t understand how it was done.

Also, where did you find the things that are holding up the labels?

Thanks for any help!

August 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Sandra SAYS:

I can only imagine how surprise Mom-to-be was, as she walked in to such a beautiful baby shower party in honor of her and new baby.

December 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Rachael SAYS:

URGENT!!! Please tell me where to get those invitations!!!!

March 14, 2011 at 11:08 am

Kelly SAYS:

They were by the brand Cross-My-Heart.

March 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm

yamila SAYS:

Hi, I would love to know how you made the GUEST BOOK? It is absolutely adorable.
Thank you!!!

March 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm
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