24 Mar

Modern & Creative “Bubbles” Baby Shower

Modern & Creative Bubbles Baby Shower

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“.

Modern & Creative Bubbles Baby Shower

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*

Modern & Creative Bubbles Baby Shower

Modern & Creative Bubbles Baby Shower

Modern & Creative Bubbles Baby Shower

Modern & Creative Bubbles Baby Shower

Modern & Creative Bubbles Baby Shower

Modern & Creative Bubbles Baby Shower

Modern & Creative Bubbles Baby Shower

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PARTY DETAILS…

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!

DESSERT TABLE
Backdrop
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• 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.

Desserts:
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)

DECOR
• 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.

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

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

BEVERAGES
soda POP selections and water served in corked glass containers labeled with custom coordinating wraps.

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VENDORS/RESOURCES
Invitation/Party Printables – Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design
2″ lollipops and candy droplets for cupcakes: Vintage Confections
Mini Cupcakes: Cupcake Delights
Designer Oreo Cookies: Sweeties by Kim
Lollipop Tree Centerpieces: created by the shower hostess – inspired by this
Pastry Pedestals (holding mini cupcakes) – Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design
Bubble Bath Jars - Ikea

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36Comments

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www.monogrammedeverything.com SAYS:

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

Jen
http://www.monogrammedeverything.com

Reply March 24, 2011 at 7:46 am

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Sweety Tumber SAYS:

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

Reply March 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

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

March 25, 2011 at 7:59 am

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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!

Reply March 24, 2011 at 8:18 am

Julie SAYS:

I would love to know too!

March 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

tlee SAYS:

yes, please share that info. It is amazing!

March 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm

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.

March 25, 2011 at 7:59 am

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Diana SAYS:

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

Reply March 24, 2011 at 8:23 am

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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!

Reply March 24, 2011 at 9:03 am

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jamee bryant SAYS:

LOVE this!! The colors are great!

Reply March 24, 2011 at 9:08 am

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Mindy SAYS:

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

Reply March 24, 2011 at 9:45 am

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Julie SAYS:

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

Reply March 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

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EP SAYS:

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

Reply March 24, 2011 at 10:46 am

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B-Lynn SAYS:

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

Reply March 24, 2011 at 11:00 am

Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design SAYS:

B-Lynn…

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.

March 25, 2011 at 8:04 am

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Sarah @http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

This is great! I love bubbles.- Sarah http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Reply March 24, 2011 at 11:22 am

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the Perfect Palette SAYS:

Super cute theme and the color palette is awesome!!

Reply March 24, 2011 at 12:36 pm

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the Perfect Palette SAYS:

Super cute! Love the color palette!

Reply March 24, 2011 at 12:36 pm

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payal SAYS:

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

Reply March 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

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Nisha SAYS:

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

Reply March 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

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