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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Karen Leikin SAYS:

I love the bud vases. Are those Jonathan Adler? If not, do you know where I can find them?

Reply January 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Karen –
They’re actually from IKEA! I bought some there a couple years ago so I’m not sure if they still carry them, but if so you’re in luck because i think they were only a couple dollars each ;)

January 19, 2012 at 7:20 am

Janelle SAYS:

Love the mason jars! What size are they? 8 oz or 12 oz? Or do you suggest a certain size for a baby shower? Thank you!

Reply May 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Maddie SAYS:

What a beautiful & well thought-out baby shower! I now cannot wait to have one of my own!!! Mind sharing what font was used for the invite? Thanks so much!

Reply September 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

Deborah {Wedding Thingz} SAYS:

Such great ideas!

Reply November 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

Sarah SAYS:

Sooooo cute! How did you create the ribbon bow ties they are adorable?!?

Reply March 24, 2013 at 4:43 am

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