11 Jul

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

I’m so excited to share some details with you from a fun “You Spin Me Right Round, BABY” baby shower that I styled a couple weeks ago! When I was first asked to help style this party, it was right before our new website was supposed to launch and my head was already spinning at that point in time, but when one of the hostesses told me the theme they wanted to do I absolutely could NOT resist. A record themed shower?! Um… yes please. How FUN!!!

The main elements of the party were: a jewel-toned color palette, vinyl records, simple/funky/fun flower arrangements, and LOTS of custom paper details. Most of the frames, serving dishes, & vases were neutral pieces I already owned {life savers in a quick-turn party situation!}, and the rest were found in the entertaining aisle at Target…which just so happens to be filled with the perfect colors right now!

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}




A colorful, unique baby shower featuring vintage vinyl records, fun/funky florals, contemporary patterns, and custom paper details.

– Modern paper patterns in the party’s color palette were printed out and used to customize a big batch of 30 vintage vinyl records purchased on ebay for $31. The customized records were used as “table runners” and also to completely cover the surface of the food & drink buffet. {They’d be super cute as hanging decor too!}

– Simple, colorful flower arrangements featuring an interesting mix of hydrangea, aster, tinted spider mums, dianthus, and button mums were displayed in modern white vases embellished with rhinestones & hand-cut custom paper details. I found the Black Faux Diamond Ribbon at Wholesale Flowers in San Diego – what an fast/easy/affordable way to add some bling!

– Custom 4×6 signs were displayed in double-sided Tolsby frames from Ikea.

Favor-sized baby bottles from Social Couture were embellished with craft rhinestones and little drink flags.

– White candlestick holders were used to elevate modern plates and bowls on the food & dessert buffet and add height to the display.

– Several of the decorative items on the buffet & outdoor table – including the retro-mod serving dishes, translucent drink carafes, and solar-powered table lanterns – were purchased at Target! The sequined “charger” underneath the drink carafes is actually a mini Christmas tree tableskirt that’s part of our regular holiday decor. =)

Plain white onesies (a staple that I personally LOVED when Macy was super tiny) were customized with decorative paper embellishments that could easily be removed after the party. The onesies were hung on the trees & plants using wooden laundry pins.

In keeping with the theme, we filled simple cellophane bags with some of the new Almond Joy Pieces from Hershey’s which had the perfect shade of aqua blue to tie into the party. The bags were customized with coordinating favor tags and displayed in modern rows in a melamine dish. Each guest also received a bottle of nail polish in one of the “rock star” colors displayed throughout the party… there was even black! A special glittered bottle was reserved for mom-to-be.

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}

You Spin Me Right Round, BABY {Shower}


– Event Styling, Graphic Design & Printables: Jenn Sbranti / HWTM
– Photography: Sonny Sbranti / HWTM
– Cupcakes: Elizabethan Desserts
– Party Favors {nail polish, candy, cellophane bags}: Target
– Black Diamond Ribbon: Wholesale Flowers


P.S. Check out the FULL PHOTO GALLERY on this party right here.

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Kelly Balfour- Eventology Weddings SAYS:

Absolutely darling! Great job, Jenn!

Reply July 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Kathy SAYS:

It would be great when doing baby shower printables if you could throw in a few extra pages in order to use the printable for both a boy and a girl or twins/multiples.

these look great.

Reply July 11, 2011 at 12:22 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

That’s a great idea, Kathy – and another thing “on the list”. I think it will be pretty easy to swap out a couple of the elements with the word “Boy” for “Girl” on this one, so I’ll do that as soon as possible :)

July 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Cherity Payne SAYS:

Your creativity and design skills are topped only by your generosity with offering all of these downloadable sets. Thank you.

Reply July 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm


Woohoo for snazzy colors and hip chevrons! so cute!!!

Reply July 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Events by Heather Ham SAYS:

Too cute. Love the colors. Love the patterns. Just love it!!! So adorable and unique and awesome!!!

Reply July 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm

OwningSingle SAYS:

So cute!

Reply July 11, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Nicky | JAF Gifts SAYS:

Beautiful ideas! I must say I love the use of the vinyl records… a vintage feel to a modern-day baby celebration. Great job!

Reply July 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

katrina SAYS:

Love the colors… adorable party!

Reply July 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Tricia/KitchenCabinets SAYS:

How nice! I also appreciate the dl.

Reply July 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

bird SAYS:

LOVE the color palette and designs Jenn! Another success! :)

Reply July 12, 2011 at 4:03 am

Michelle SAYS:

Stunning!!!!! Absolutely love the subtle fuchsia/berry accents!

Reply July 12, 2011 at 4:23 am

antique engagement rings SAYS:

I love the old records.. a long lost era.. and what a great song… dead or

Reply July 12, 2011 at 5:43 am

CreativeBusyHand SAYS:

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Jul. 12, 2011. Thanks again.

Reply July 12, 2011 at 6:39 am

Chris @ Celebrations At Home SAYS:

Oh My! This is too cool! LOVE the funky flower arrangements!

Reply July 12, 2011 at 7:09 am

Mindy SAYS:

pinning for a disco twin 1st birthday party!

Reply July 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm

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