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Modern & Creative “Bubbles” Baby Shower

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Bubbles Baby Shower Dessert Table

I’m BUBBLING with excitement that Jenn asked me to share with you today the “She’s going to POP” bubbles themed baby shower that I helped host back in the Fall. The design elements of this baby shower manage to combine two worlds…modern & chic with a touch of playful whimsy; the perfect combination for a stylish mom getting ready to experience the magic of motherhood!

Party elements and decor were centered around the “bubbles motif” invitation I designed and the focus was completely on playing off of the word “POP“.

Bubbles Baby Shower Desserts

So hold onto your head as you preview the rest of the party photos…it just might “POP”from all of the FUN inspiration as you float through the rest of the party details…*wink*

Bubbles Baby Shower Decor

Bubbles Baby Shower Decor

Bubbles Baby Shower

Jello Custard POP Shots Dessert Tower

Bubbles Shower Food Items

Bubbles Baby Shower

Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies



When my sweet friend Bre approached me with the idea of hosting a “She’s going to POP” baby shower for her childhood best friend, Jen, she expressed wanting the shower to be unique/original and something Jen would never forget.

After some research online I came to the realization that the theme wasn’t as unique/original as we had originally thought. So…taking the creativity to an entirely new level – I suggested tying everything in with bubbles – something I hadn’t seen done yet and would still allow us to keep with the “POP” theme she was hoping for.

With a clean & simple invitation design and a modern color palette that we selected from Pantone’s 2010 Fall Fashion Report…we were ready to get started!

With my passion for sweets, I immediately began dreaming of the dessert table. However, I was suddenly feeling pressure to perform after Bre shared with me the fact that the mother-to-be was a former finalist on the “Next Food Network Star”…*gasp*  Luckily for me, Jen’s “food forte” is more savory than sweet – so the pressure was off just a teeny…tiny…bit. *wink*

By focusing on Bubbles and the word “POP” for every element of the baby shower, we had so much fun pulling off a very clever theme, as well as creating a day the mother-to-be would always remember!


  • coordinating paper plates as well as clear plastic plates were used to mimic the bubbles on the invitation.
  • a piece of white V-groove paneling from a hardware store served as the foundation for the backdrop.

Clever/playful food choices incorporating the word “POP” were used throughout the dessert table and included:

  • custom 2″ soda POP flavored lolliPOPS
  • bubble cupcake POPS – made with cherry soda POP
  • POP’ems
  • POP in your mouth” mini whoopie pies (my recipe HERE)
  • Jello custard POP shots – used for the translucent effect of carrying the bubble theme into the dessert table. (based on this how-to)


  • a bubble machine located just outside the entry door was used to greet guests as they entered the shower.
  • lolliPOP tree centerpieces were used on the guest tables. (inspired by this post)
  • wishing tree using iridescent ornaments collected the wishes for the baby.


  • “bubble” bath
  • 2″ custom lollipops used in the centerpieces


  • an assortment of salads including strawberry salad with POPPY seed dressing


  • soda POP selections and water served in corked glass containers labeled with custom coordinating wraps.
Vendor Credit
POSTED BY:Jessica K.JESSICA KIRKLAND is a designer by nature and is always engaged in something artistic.

36 responses to “Modern & Creative “Bubbles” Baby Shower”

  1. Love this, so cute!! If you’re looking for some cute personalized baby gifts, check my website out!


  2. Lovely! where is the jello shot pedestal from? so cute!

    • Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design says:

      Sweety Tumber –

      The stand holding the jello was borrowed from my favorite local cupcakery. I wish I had a resource for you – I know those stands can get quite pricey

  3. Raiza Calderon says:

    Where did you get the trays that are holding the jello custard POP shots. I just love it. Please let me know either through this post or email me at raiza.calderon24@gmail.com. Thanks!

    • Julie says:

      I would love to know too!

    • tlee says:

      yes, please share that info. It is amazing!

    • Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design says:

      Hi everyone…

      The stand holding the jello was borrowed from my favorite local cupcakery. I wish I had a resource for you – I know those stands can get quite pricey.

  4. Diana says:

    So cute & creative! Where did you find that acrylic tiered stand??!

  5. HiLLjO says:

    LOVE this party! When I first saw it I just kept staring at the backdrop thinking “THOSE are PLATES?!!!”Really fantastic party all the way through!

  6. jamee bryant says:

    LOVE this!! The colors are great!

  7. Mindy says:

    who knew paper plates on the wall could look so…not cheap! love the colors and tying in POP to everything!

  8. Julie says:

    I love this theme…. One of the cutest baby shower themes I have ever seen.

  9. EP says:

    Amazing! Loved everything about this shower. And yes, please tell us where you found that acrylic stand! It’s perfection.

  10. B-Lynn says:

    I’d love to find out the technique on the jello “shots”… such an awesome idea!

    • Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design says:


      The trick to the jello custard shots is to lay your shot glasses on their side while filling them – using a muffin pay or mini loaf pan. Pour in the jello and let the layer “firm”. Then do the next layer. I used a dropper tool for more precise filling.

      There’s a link mentioned in the post for the recipe I based my jello shots on.
      I hope that helps.

  11. Super cute theme and the color palette is awesome!!

  12. Super cute! Love the color palette!

  13. payal says:

    Wooooo! that’s awesome concept “she’s about to pop ” :) damn cute!!

  14. Nisha says:

    oh my! … love the colours, the ‘wall of plates’ idea is just great! great pick as always

  15. Jubilee Lau says:

    What an awesome theme! I love the details!!!

  16. Dana Searcy says:

    This is a great idea. It would be perfect for a coed or surprise gender baby shower. The colors and designs are perfect for spring and very neutral.

  17. Pixel Vogue says:

    LOVE THIS! What a fantastic color scheme and buffet spread.

  18. Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design says:

    Thanks for all of the wonderful feedback everyone. I sincerely appreciate all of the positive vibes…I hope I’ve answered the questions about the jello stand and the technique for creating the shot glasses.

    Feel free to email me directly with any other questions:

  19. Hannah says:

    The jello custard pop shots look amazing!!!