21 Apr

REAL PARTIES: My Little Cupcake

Cupcake Baby Shower Party Theme

Who wouldn’t love a party centered around cupcakes?!

That’s exactly what Jessica from Party Box Design thought when she created this adorable “My Little Cupcake” baby shower for her friend, featuring personalized paper details, a bright color palette inspired by baby-to-be’s nursery, and gourmet cupcakes, of course!

(Side note: “My Little Cupcake” would also be a cute theme for a 1st Birthday Party!)

Cupcake Baby Shower Party Theme

Read on for all the details, as told by Jessica


Cupcake Baby Shower Party Theme

Theme Inspiration:
The mommy to be is putting together the most darling little baby room with the most fabulous colors, so the colors I used for her baby shower were the colors of the baby room. I thought, “she’s baking a little “cupcake” in her belly, so lets go with that theme” (plus cupcakes are just darling)!

Chocolate Brown, Raspberry, Pink, Yellow, and hint of Orange

Cupcake Baby Shower Party Theme

Cupcake Baby Shower Party Theme

I used whole lemons & lemon slices inside the floral vases to create a yellow base. I LOVE using citrus with flowers! The flowers used here were ranunculas, hydrangeas, and just a touch of hot pink roses (for a small pop of pink).

Cupcake Baby Shower Party Theme

Signature Cocktail: “Cupcake-tini”

Party Favors:
The party favors followed the theme. Guests could take home the “DIY Cupcakes” bake their own “little cupcake” at home! I made the favor tags, and the baking instructions were on the back of the tags. (More DIY details here.)

Cupcake Baby Shower Party Theme

Cupcake Baby Shower Party Theme

I also had some cute personalized water bottle labels made for the shower:

Cupcake Baby Shower Party Theme

Cupcake Wrappers: Bake it Pretty
Cupcakes: Party Box Design
Party Decor & Florals: Party Box Design
Custom Water Bottle Labels: etsy
Vases: Michaels
Mason Jars: purchased at a local craft store


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Susan Southerland SAYS:

What fresh and fun ideas! Great use of simple lemons and ribbon to create the custom look of the vases– a little bit of creativity can save you a LOT of money without sacrificing an elegant, modern look!

April 21, 2010 at 7:39 am

Mrs. R SAYS:

OMG this is soooo adorable :) Definitely a great idea for me (in the future) since I’m kind of known in the family for baking cupcakes ;)

April 21, 2010 at 7:46 am

Angelena SAYS:

Very Cute!! I love cupcakes too:)

April 21, 2010 at 8:02 am

Party Box Design SAYS:

Thanks so much for the fab feature!!!

April 21, 2010 at 8:04 am

Tanya SAYS:

I love those DIY cupcakes! And the whole brightest and Springiness of the party. Yay for babies.

April 21, 2010 at 8:10 am

Elisha Akram SAYS:

Adorable party!

April 21, 2010 at 8:21 am

RLV @ bittensweetblog.com SAYS:

What a fabulous idea! Cupcakes are the best! Everyone gets their own little cake! And I think I’m going to have to steal your party favor idea! That’s genius! :)

April 21, 2010 at 8:28 am

Courtney SAYS:

LOVE every last detail! Great work!

April 21, 2010 at 9:40 am

The Fairy SAYS:

The floral arrangement is so beautiful! Besides a shower and first birthday … I could see this as a theme for a cook/decorate your own cupcake birthday party too.

April 21, 2010 at 9:44 am


What a great idea! What are the ingredients for the “Cupcake-tini”??

Would you email those to me?? Thanks!

April 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

Crystal SAYS:

OMG!!!!! LOVE the flower arangement with the citrus on the bottom!! So refreshing and sophisticated!!!! The whole setup looks fabulous!

April 21, 2010 at 10:02 am

Anne SAYS:

Super cute! Love the make your own cupcake in a jar!

Great idea for a girls bday!

The lemon slices in the vase was a great idea!

April 21, 2010 at 10:54 am


The DIY cupcake favors are so wonderful!

April 21, 2010 at 11:16 am

Cheryl at Bliss! Weddings Market SAYS:

such cute ideas! love the recipe printed on the back of the hang tags – great detail – the cupcakes look scrumptious and their presentation makes them too beautiful to eat!

April 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

Kari SAYS:

Love this! I especially adore the tags on the cupcakes and cupcake-tinis (brilliant name!).

April 21, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Sarah SAYS:

I LOVE cupcakes! What a great idea!

What is the drink recipe for the “Cupcake-Tini?”

April 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Nisha SAYS:

Such a CUTE party – love the colours and the cupcake favours

April 22, 2010 at 3:43 am

Christy SAYS:

OMG Jess….congrats on the feature! I’m so proud of you! You did a fabulous job on my baby shower…loved all the personal details and colors! You are one fantastic lady!

April 22, 2010 at 7:32 am


Hey again, hunny. Great theme. Have you seen those cute cupcake holder thingies? Loads of places sell them. You can get all different themes.

April 26, 2010 at 10:28 am
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