11 Aug

Get Inspired: Modern Rubber Ducky Theme

Get Inspired: Modern Rubber Ducky Theme

You know how sometimes you can take one look at something and just instantly be inspired? That’s what happened with me and this fabulous Floating Ducks bath toy from Giggle.  I absolutely adore the vibrant colors, the clean lines, the perfect blend of contemporary meets cute – but not cutesie. (Big difference!)

So….. this cool little bath toy became the jumping off point for a new “Modern Ducky Baby Shower” inspiration board. I’ve created a rubber duck theme before, but it’s been a while, so it was fun to come up with some new ideas. Here goes…

Get Inspired: Modern Rubber Ducky Theme

Floral Accents: Carnation Balls
I love the idea of utilizing round shapes for a rubber ducky theme to play up the “bubbles” idea, plus these carnation ball topiaries by pd Bloom are just plain cool! {The original image featured pink topiaries, so I digitally altered it to reflect the blue & yellow color palette here.}

Curious about those “twigs“? The carnation balls are actually being held up by white mitsumata branches, which are surprisingly lightweight and inexpensive.

Get Inspired: Modern Rubber Ducky Theme

Pictured above: Contemporary Bubbly Ducky Baby Shower Invitations and coordinating Personalized Napkin Rings (part of the Bubbly Ducky Party Collection designed by yours truly!), plus Spot Polka Dot beverage napkins in Yellow and Blue, and IZZE Soda in Clementine and Blueberry.

And the IZZE soda – or pretty much ANY drink – would be extra-cute sipped from one of these blue & white paper straws:

Get Inspired: Modern Rubber Ducky Theme

Treat guests to an all-yellow candy buffet that’s set up on a table draped in pretty blue linens…

Get Inspired: Modern Rubber Ducky Theme

…or give out cute ready-made bags of yellow candy embellished with custom favor tags:

Get Inspired: Modern Rubber Ducky Theme

My favorite thing about these particular candy bags? The handle portion of a yellow rock candy swizzle stick serves as the candy bag “handle” too. Genius!! {candy photos by Our Labor of Love}

Another fun DIY favor idea: individual bars of soap wrapped up in pretty fabric and ribbon…

Get Inspired: Modern Rubber Ducky Theme
{soaps image by Angelica Glass}

In keeping with the theme, bottles of bubble bath & shower gel make great prizes for activities/games, especially when paired inexpensive bath sponges. (And at just $3 a pop the bath sponges would actually work well as guest favors too!)

Get Inspired: Modern Rubber Ducky Theme

P.S. When it comes to things like this, great packaging design is KEY! Some bottles are so pretty they can easily double as party decor before they’re given out. (Just embellish with decorative ribbon or hang a pacifier around the neck.) Pictured here are Dancing Waters Shower Gel and Lemon Vanilla Shower Gel, both from Bath & Bodyworks.

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See what one little bath toy can inspire?! I could keep going, but it’s nearing 1am right now so I should probably try to squeeze in a few hours of shut eye before the LO wakes up. If you have additional ideas to share, please feel free!

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Get Inspired: Modern Rubber Ducky Theme

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20Comments

1
Amy @ Blowout Party! SAYS:

What a fresh spin on an overdone theme! Very chic!

Reply August 11, 2010 at 3:27 am

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Filipa SAYS:

I love your blog, its always so full of fun ideas and inspiration! Keep up the amazing work!

Reply August 11, 2010 at 4:56 am

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Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts SAYS:

Absolutely love the carnation balls!

Reply August 11, 2010 at 5:40 am

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Alvina SAYS:

Oooo very chic and cute! I like it! :-D

Reply August 11, 2010 at 6:52 am

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Elisha Akram SAYS:

Im loving it!

Reply August 11, 2010 at 8:40 am

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Diapers and Divas - Heather SAYS:

This is adorable! I used your old rubber ducky theme as inspiration for an Under the Sea shower I threw for a friend having triplets. I loved playing up the bubbles idea! This is so chic and cool! I’ll have to keep this in mind for my next pregger friend.

Reply August 11, 2010 at 9:19 am

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mimi SAYS:

So classy and sophisticated yet sweet and adorable.. Great look!

Reply August 11, 2010 at 9:22 am

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Bre SAYS:

Love this shower theme. It’s a fresh spin on an old classic. The candy bar is gorgeous!

Reply August 11, 2010 at 10:45 am

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cindy SAYS:

That is just TOO cute! What a really modern rubber ducky. Love all the decorations you picked out!

Reply August 11, 2010 at 11:09 am

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Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams SAYS:

This is a fantastic idea – I have a new crush on topiaries. I made some for a Princess and The Frog party back in May and I keep getting questions about them. I also like the candy favor bags – too cute!

Reply August 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm

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The Fairy SAYS:

Great ideas! The topiaries are so versatile.

Reply August 11, 2010 at 5:47 pm

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Alicepub Wedding Blog SAYS:

Wow, a great idea. It must be a cool and fresh wedding in the summer. I love the bright yellow and blue together. I love the special candy bags very much.

Reply August 11, 2010 at 11:55 pm

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Kaitlin SAYS:

What an amazing idea for a party. Such a fresh idea! Here is a site that I have used for ideas for party favors for any occasion. There are ideas for kids and adults!

http://www.squidoo.com/party-favors-ideas

Reply August 12, 2010 at 8:43 am

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kira SAYS:

now that’s rubber duckies done right…quack quack!

Reply August 12, 2010 at 8:49 am

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Maureen Anders & Adria Ruff SAYS:

Love this entire suite of beautiful ideas!

Reply August 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm

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