20 Jan

REAL PARTIES: Darling Bow-Tie Baby Shower

Bow Tie Boy Baby Shower Ideas

Get ready for a serious dose of adorable… because this Bow-Tie themed baby shower thrown for Jesi Haack & her new little man is exactly that! Bow-ties adorned everything from mason jars and flower arrangements to the darling ruffle cake, sugar cookies, and stationery. I think my personal favorite detail has to be the ultra creative “bow tie” party garland fashioned from diapers & ribbon though!

Bow Tie Boy Baby Shower Ideas

Read on for LOTS more inspiring pictures, plus all the creative party details – as explained by one of the party hostesses – the lovely Courtney of Joyful Weddings & Events


Bow Tie Boy Baby Shower Ideas

“For Jesi’s baby shower, we (me, Carissa of JL Designs & Melody of Sweet & Saucy Shop) decided to celebrate her new little man by having a bow-tie themed party. Posh Paperie‘s invitations set the tone for the clean, cheery decor.

Guests were greeted with a little ribbon bow-tie clip I made, which everyone wore throughout the shower. Instead of a guestbook, Carissa wrote a mad lib to fill in about the baby, which was a lot of fun!

Bow Tie Boy Baby Shower Ideas

For the decor we incorporated in pops of mustard yellow, kelly green and baby blue. Carissa used a variety of white ceramic vases to keep it light and modern and filled them with an array of monobotanical arrangements using our theme colors – white pom pom dahlias (Jesi’s favorite!), white hydrangea and yellow ranunculas. Wrapped around each vase was a striped or polka dot “bow tie”, which I created using striped and polka dot ribbons in coordinating colors.

Bow Tie Boy Baby Shower Ideas

To deviate from the standard diaper cake, I created a bow-tie garland using diapers and ribbon.

Bow Tie Boy Baby Shower Ideas

For lunch, Carissa, Melody and I made light options including bow-tie pasta salad, chicken salad sandwiches with coordinating ribbon picks and tiny sized tomato basil soups.

Bow Tie Boy Baby Shower Ideas

Bow Tie Boy Baby Shower Ideas

Drinks were served in mason jars with ribbon bow-ties and striped paper straws.

Bow Tie Boy Baby Shower Ideas

Melody of Sweet & Saucy Shop created an adorable spread of desserts, including Bowtie Sugar Cookies, a Pumpkin Cake w/cinnamon cream cheese frosting & salted caramel w/ruffle buttercream & fondant bowtie, Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes w/cinnamon cream cheese frosting & salted caramel, Red Velvet Cake Lollipops, and Lemon French Macaroons!”

Bow Tie Boy Baby Shower Ideas

Bow Tie Boy Baby Shower Ideas


*Photos: Gabriel Ryan Photographers
*Floral and Event Design: JL Designs
*Event Design and Planning: Joyful Weddings & Events
*Dessert and Hostess: Sweet & Saucy Shop
*Invitations: Posh Paperie
*Cute “Baby Haack” bag: Wedding Chicks
*Sandwich picks: Joyful Joyful

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Erin Elizabeth SAYS:

So inspiring! I love the colors, milk glass details and little striped flags!

Reply January 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Lisa Marie @twdiva.com SAYS:

I would love to throw myself a baby shower! I love this whole theme and all the fine details!

Reply January 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Christi - P is for Party SAYS:

Every event Courtney touches is breathtaking! I absolutely love this shower…especially since I am a mom of two boys! This is such a sweet twist on the Little Man party as well!

Reply January 20, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Suzanne Johnson SAYS:

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. This might be one of my all time favorite real baby shower features to date! So darling, so creative, and i enjoyed every last detail. Great feature job on all levels!

Reply January 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Allyson SAYS:

This is so great. Would love to do something like it for Father’s Day, but with some butched up colors for Daddy! I would love to see the size of the clips everyone wore. Do you have a photo of that? I am guessing they are just like the ones throughout the party, but didn’t know how large they would be. What a wonderful, gorgeous and stylish party, just like the guest of honor.

Reply January 20, 2011 at 10:05 pm

joyful weddings and events SAYS:

Hi Allyson! The clips were hair clip size- a bit smaller than the ones used on the mason jars :)

January 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Michele @ crazyfordesign SAYS:

Those cookies are perfect!

Reply January 21, 2011 at 6:57 am

Lisa@ButteryBooks SAYS:

Beautiful party! And your pictures are amazing!

Reply January 21, 2011 at 9:52 am

Leila | Be Inspired PR SAYS:

SUCH a fun get together! So cute, just can’t get over it. love all these vendors as well!!

Reply January 21, 2011 at 10:59 am

weddingchicks SAYS:

So adorable! (: Thanks so much for the mention.

Reply January 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Jewellers Ireland SAYS:

Beautiful wedding cake, so pretty

Reply January 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm

cristina SAYS:

LOVE It. Too bad Im having a girl and the shower is next week.:(
Love the short mad lib game. Was it custom designed somewhere or can I purchsase it?

Reply January 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Alice SAYS:

That is what I would like to know as well. Is there anyway to get a copy of the madlib or purchase it? I have a baby shower on the 5th and this would be perfect!

awesome job ladies!

January 24, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Aubree Seaman SAYS:

Not only is this party head-over-heels adorable, but I love the tables that are seen in these photos! Beautiful!!!

Reply January 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Canvas & Canopy Evetns SAYS:

great job ladies!!!!!

Reply January 21, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Angela SAYS:

LOVE the bowtie garland made of diapers & ribbon – creative, simple, and a gift for the mother all at the same time!

Reply January 22, 2011 at 6:55 am

spider flower SAYS:

So much thought has gone into every detail. Eye candy everywhere you look.

Reply January 24, 2011 at 6:07 am

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