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Tattoo Inspired Baby Shower + “Get Inked” Station

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tattoo inspired baby shower dessert table

It’s always fun to see an outside-the-box baby shower theme – especially when it’s highly personalized to the guest of honor – and this Tattoo Inspired Baby Shower by Michelle of Cakewalk fits the bill perfectly… dad-to-be is a tattoo artist! The “3D heart tattoo” dessert table backdrop is especially clever… I love how she outlined the paper flowers in black ink.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– A temporary tattoo station for guests to “get inked”
– Heat shaped cookies with banners, red cake pops & more delicious treats!
– Paper flowers outlined with thick black “ink”

tattoo inspired baby shower paper flower

tattoo inspired baby shower water bottle labels

tattoo inspired baby shower temporary tattoos

tattoo inspired baby shower cake pops

tattoo inspired baby shower with onesie mom and dad cookies

tattoo inspired baby shower bingo

tattoo inspired baby shower ribbon heart cookies

tattoo inspired baby shower guest favors


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Michelle

I love creating events that are tailored to the guest of honors likes, loves and style. So when the host approached me about a co-ed baby shower for her brother and sister-in-law, my first question was, “what do they like?” She laughed, “tattoos!” Turns out dad-to-be is a tattoo artist- and so the theme was born.

I chose the classic tattoo colors of black, red, yellow, green and blue and the ever popular heart and banner as my design focus. I created invitations, water bottle labels, baby shower bingo cards, birth certificate notes, table signs, and guest log, favor labels to complete the event. We also set up a tattoo station where guests could ‘get inked’ with temporary tattoos!

And on the dessert table a cake with baby’s name on a heart and banner and cake pop roses. Brownies featuring our party rounds. Cake pops and heart and banner sugar cookies and I heart mom and dad onesie cookies. The back drop features paper roses made from recycled mailing envelopes!

This was a really fun theme to work with and mom and dad-to-be were so excited with their custom designed baby shower!



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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

10 responses to “Tattoo Inspired Baby Shower + “Get Inked” Station”

  1. chiaracartacollaefantasia says:

    I totally love the yellow rose! You are always so inspiring!

  2. Krystal says:

    I love this theme. It is unique and a theme you wouldn’t think would be at a baby shower but it works out perfectly and it looks fun :D

  3. Melissa says:

    This is amazing!!! Such a fun theme and great job by Michelle!!

  4. Thank you for featuring our Tattoo Baby Shower! It was such a fun theme to work with!!

  5. dg says:

    Really cool idea for a baby shower.

  6. Such a fun theme…the 3D heart tattoo table backdrop is fantastic!!!

  7. Aimee says:

    How original..

  8. I love how people can take the simplest item like temporary tattoo’s and make a really fun party out of it. This looks like a blast! I bet if I went, I would leave with tattoo’s everywhere!

  9. Leyla Nazarian Langlois says:

    Love love love this! Where did you get the water bottle labels? I keep looking but yours are super cute!

  10. Denise says:

    Love this idea! Am going to use it for my daughter’s rock and roll / rock-a-bye baby themed baby shower. Where did you find all the tattoos?