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“.
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*
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 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.
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