14 Jan

Operation Shower “Baby Bistro” Event Recap

operation shower baby bistro printable sign

“There’s no crying over spilled milk,” at this absolutely amazing Operation Shower “Baby Bistro” Event that I was honored to be a part of this past October! It was such an uplifting & heart-warming event, generously sponsored by Babies R Us, for the military moms to celebrate their babies bistro style …and to take home tons of “pub prizes” & baby necessities of course! For more deliciously sweet details, check out the Baby Bistro Dessert Table. :)

“Baby Bistro” Baby Shower Theme + Printables

Bold patterns, vibrant colors, and whimsical, baby inspired elements made for a bright & happy ambiance at the event. I loved working with Amy (Operation Shower’s Chief Event Planner) to create playful table centerpieces like “Spilled Milk,” featuring an elephant maître d’ serving sippy cups – and “Eat Your Veggies,” featuring baby bottles turned into carrots served up by a bow-tie bedecked bunny! ;) Watercolor splatters, black & white stripes, and chalkboard textures brought a fun spin on the classic bistro style. If you’d like to use this theme for your own baby shower, find it in Hostess Ink here!

operation shower baby bistro apron

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for….

– Alphabet inspired party printables… such as “M is for Milk” & “L is for Lion and Love”
– Painted elephant maître d’ serving sippy cups + a white felt “spilled milk”puddle
– “Eat Your Veggies, Baby!” centerpiece with upside down baby bottles turned into “carrots”
– Decorating with Paper demo (by yours truly) + How to Make Gelatin Gummies & Molds by Jeanne Benedict
– Guess the Baby Food & decorate a bib activities + sweet photo booth

operation shower baby bistro guest speaker hwtm jenn sbranti jeanne bennedict

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operation shower baby bistro welcome sign

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operation shower baby bistro centerpieces

operation shower baby bistro drink flag

operation shower baby bistro banner

operation shower baby bistro bow tie

operation shower baby bistro napkin rings

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operation shower baby bistro bib decorating

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operation shower baby bistro speakers

operation shower baby bistro spoon photo booth

operation shower baby bistro photo booth


baby bistro baby shower party printables from hostess ink



– Event Styling & Design: Operation Shower & Hostess with the Mostess
– Printables: Hostess with the Mostess
– Photography: Jackie Culmer Photography
– Dessert Table: Marie Dannettelle of Sweets Indeed
– Exclusive Sponsor: Babies R Us
– DIY Bib Station: Abigail Barnes of Paper and Cake
– Aprons: Tori Tait of Thoughtfully Simple
– Table Runners: Shawna of Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events

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Bellenza Bistro SAYS:

Absolutely amazing graphics and use of color! Fabulous work all around. :-)

January 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

Love this color scheme and the whole event was just fabulously styled. Fantastic job, Jenn! Your paper designs are one-of-a-kind amazing.

January 14, 2013 at 9:43 am


Ha! this whole idea is soo adorable.


January 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Alicia Amarel SAYS:

Love this! The table runner and the spilt -milk detail was soo.. cute. Such a good cause too! What a nice surprise for dad–bibs with personal message.

January 15, 2013 at 1:46 am

Jasmine Clouser Couture Cakery SAYS:

Absolutely adorable Jen!

January 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Thanks, Everyone! Appreciate the sweet comments on the party & paper designs. ;)

January 16, 2013 at 7:03 am
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