31 May

Dragonfly Inspired Baby Shower {Ombre Chevron Stripe}

dragonfly baby shower in green and purple chevron

Sarah of Dreamers Joy Events & Design created this charming Dragonfly Baby Shower for her sister and brother-in-law. (She also threw them a gender reveal party… what a nice sister!!) The vibrant green, white, and purple color palette and cool ombre chevron pattern lent such a fresh and modern vibe to this sweet celebration. And speaking of sweet…we’re loving the abundance of stylish desserts too! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Beautiful chevron stripe baby shower cake flanked by “shadow box” dragonflies
– Alternating candy jars & mini popcorn bags at each place settings
– Ombre chevron “Sweet Baby” bunting banner hung from the dessert table

green and purple baby shower table arrangements

dragonfly baby shower kiwi and raspberry dessert

dragonfly baby shower welcome sign

dragonfly baby shower table setting

dragonfly baby shower place setting in green

dragonfly green baby shower dessert table

green baby shower lemon tarts

dragonfly baby shower sixlets

green ombre chevron party with dragonfly cupcake toppers

green baby shower candy

baby shower with couple at the dessert table

dragonfly baby shower parent pins and ribbon

lilac dragonfly baby shower with a purple and green chevron cake

green cupcake toppers at a dragonfly baby shower


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Sarah

This was a coed baby shower designed for my sister and brother-in-law who are expecting their first child, a baby girl in May. Dragonfly was the chosen theme, which was perfect…

In my research, I found out that in some parts of the world dragonflies symbolize change, self realization, maturity and a deeper understanding of life. I had also done a Gender Reveal party for them in which we used different tones of green, white and tan, so we decided to keep the green/white palette and then added purple to make it fun and girlie. We also incorporated the use of the Ombre Chevron pattern from the invitations, to the printables (both designed by my friend Wendy of Green Beansie Ink), table-runners and treat bags. The style of this party was kept fresh, modern and delicate enough for someone celebrating a girl’s baby shower.

I really hadn’t seen much done with this theme so I contacted Wendy Oliver of Green Beansie Ink, to help me bring this theme to life by designing the invitations and printables in using the green ombre chevron pattern, a single dragonfly and pair it with two shades of purple. These were the same colors used throughout the baby shower. Arlene St. Hilaire of Sweets by Arlene, designed the adorable chevron sugar cookies and cupcake toppers which everyone really enjoyed. The fondant cake which was designed by Dulce de Leche Bakery had a nice shimmery finish and was topped with a delicate green dragonfly, which perfectly matched the style we were going for. All of the lovely photos were captured by Chanu Kim of CIK Studios. (Some photos taken by me were contributed)


The table was dressed in white linen with the modern chevron table-runner over it and a banner that read “Sweet Baby” in the front. We served assorted candies including gumballs, sixlets, chocolate covered pretzels, meringue, vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, brownies with cream, Lemon meringue, raspberry+ kiwi chocolate cups, and sugar cookies. The cake took center stage. On each side of the cake I used two wooden hand painted shadow boxes which each held one dragonfly inside. I also added two perfectly tall arrangements to complete the look of the table. The arrangements consisted of white tulips and a single purple gerber.


We had 7 tables, all dressed in the white linen, chevron table-runners and mint green napkins. For each table setting we added either a cute small container with candy matching the themed colors or mini popcorn bags which were all adorned with a cute dragonfly label.

I made 3 fishbowl centerpieces for each table which consisted of white hydrangeas, roses, purple gerbers and lillygrass inside. The guests were allowed to take the centerpieces home which really put a big smile in a lot of those who did. ;)



– Design Concept, Execution & Styling:  Sarah De Jesus of Dreamers Joy Events & Design
– Event Assistants: Michelle Bernard, Anny Loaiza and Maximo Polanco
– Invitations, Banner and Printables: Wendy Oliver of Green Beansie Ink
– Cupcake Toppers and Mini Chevron Cookies: Arlene St. Hilaire of Sweets by Arlene
– Cake and desserts: Dulce De Leche Bakery
– Venue: Cafe Tivoli
– Chevron Table Runner: Four Bugs in A Rug
– Chevron Goodies Bags: Bake Me A Party
– Photography: Chanu Kim of CIK Studios

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Deliene Alvarenga SAYS:


Deliene Alvarenga

Reply May 31, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Miss Margarita SAYS:

lovely colours!

Reply June 1, 2012 at 2:58 am

Barvina Toledo Mark SAYS:


Reply June 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Keila Reyes SAYS:

I love love this theme

June 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Gisselle Fernandez SAYS:

i love this blog..im always on it..just to browse..lol

June 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Meomi Conquet-Martis SAYS:


Reply June 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Evelyn SAYS:

Dragonflies + Ombre Chevron Stripes = Love it!

Reply August 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

Mariana SAYS:

Alfajores de maicena con dulce de leche!! Genious!

Reply December 4, 2012 at 7:10 am

namrata SAYS:

i absolutely love your blog and the theme for this baby shower – dragonfly + ombre chevron stripes. i was wondering if you ocould share with me the templates for the tent cards or let me know where you got them from created…if not, no worries.

much appreciated

Reply April 28, 2013 at 10:52 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Namrata – The tent cards were made by Green Beansie Ink. You can find/contact them here: http://www.greenbeansieink.com/ :)

April 28, 2013 at 11:38 am

ninna SAYS:

Very well job, so beautiful.
Please, where did you found this particular candy jars?
Thank you.

Reply September 12, 2013 at 7:25 am

Patricia Acosta SAYS:

I can't belived it, I made this cake!!! I used to be the cake decorator at Dulce de Leche Bakery at that time and I was in charge of making this lovely cake. Searching for another thing, I found this blog and the picture of the cake I made!!

Reply March 19, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Patricia Acosta SAYS:

No lo puedo creer yo hice esta torta!! Yo era la decoradora de esta pasteleria en ese tiempo y estube a cargo de realizar esta encantadora torta. Buscando otra cosa, encontre este blog y la foto de la torta que yo realize!

Reply March 19, 2014 at 6:22 pm

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