08 Aug

Huggies “About to Pop” Blogger Baby Shower {Event Recap}

About to Pop Baby Shower Theme

Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to attend a fun blogger baby shower event in NYC and lend a hand with some of the party styling. As a SoCal girl myself, I’m not exactly down the street from Manhattan, but give me a good excuse to visit NYC and I’m always game… especially when there are other bloggers and a PARTY involved! This was a whirlwind 32 hour trip from San Diego to NY and back, but sometimes quick adventures are necessary… especially when you’ve got little ones waiting at home. ;)

Popsicle-Inspired “About to POP” Baby Shower

The event was hosted by Huggies® and Tend by Glam, and celebrated the launch of Huggies Baby Shower Planner, which is totally geared around baby shower inspiration. They are also currently hosting a PIN IT TO WIN IT sweepstakes with the chance to win a $1000 Baby Shower – see details at the bottom of this post.

Lauren and Elyssa from Glam did a fantastic job pulling together the kind of baby shower that most women would LOVE to attend… highlights included mini massages (yes, please!), a creative and non-cheesy activity, and some seriously amazing food and drinks – like Strawberry Popsicle cocktails/mocktails and gourmet Mac & Cheese! I worked with them to add some of our popsicle-inspired “About to POP” baby shower theme flair to the party… and also tried my very best to match every single color in the party with one dress. ;)

Jennifer Sbranti - Hostess with the Mostess founder

Here’s a pic of those Strawberry Popsicle drinks I mentioned above – pretty amazing presentation, right?!

strawberry popsicle mocktail or cocktail

Can’t forget to mention the Blueberry Lemonade mocktail either, which was equally gorgeous & tasty…

Blueberry Lemonade

Onesie Decorating Station

Whatever your opinion on baby shower activities may be, having some sort of group activity for baby shower guests really helps to break the ice – especially when most of your guests don’t know one another already, as was the case here. The level of chatting definitely picked up when everyone was congregated around the Onesie Decorating Station with paint brush in hand!

And I really loved that there were fabric stencils to use… this made it super easy and comfortable for everyone to participate, regardless of their innate artistic skills. Added bonus: the finished onesies were arranged into a hanging garland for drying & doubled as super cute party decor during the event! The glittered clothespins didn’t hurt either. ;)

Baby Shower Huggies Event

Onesie Decorating Activity

Party Decor & Details

Here’s a peek at some of the decorative details… we used lots of paper decor to keep things easy & effective. This banner is from the HWTM Popsicle Baby Shower collection:

About to Pop Baby Shower

This adorable paper “ice pop” garland is from Paper Source! You can find it right here.

Popsicle Stick Garland

Here’s another shot of the popsicle drinks + a peek at the table portion of the beautiful venue, which was the Rooftop Terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel:

Fruit Skewer Cocktails

Cute cake pop display with pearlized Sixlets + rock candy!

Pink and Blue Cake Pops

I embellished a white 8×10 frame with washi tape to make it a little more playful…

HWTM About to Pop Baby Shower Printables

Gorgeous flowers and framed party signs added bright pops of color throughout…

About to Pop Baby Shower Signs

Stripe straws with party flags and paper napkin rings were used to quickly jazz up the table place settings. We also used clear plastic plates with printable signs and patterned papers peeking through the bottom – one of my favorite new table styling tricks!

About to Pop Baby Shower Printables

Happy guests getting mini massages…. not a bad party perk, right? ;)

Baby Shower Massage Parlor

Blogger Moms

Thanks again to Tend and Huggies® for hosting this fun party! And congrats to all of the ladies with new little ones on the way – or that have since arrived! If you’re planning a baby shower yourself, check out Huggies Baby Shower Planner for everything from free digital baby shower invitations (a Huggies collaboration with PunchBowl.com) to themed party inspiration!

Popsicle Baby Shower Printables


{Sweepstakes} PIN IT TO WIN IT! – Win a $1000 Baby Shower from Huggies

How to Enter (two options):
1. Go to the Huggies Sweepstakes tab on the Tend page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TendByGlam, where you will find photos from the Glam/Huggies Baby Shower Event. Select your favorite photo, fill out the entry form, and submit to pin your favorite photo to Pinterest.com.

2. Enter via Sweepstakes widget below. Enter your email address and click “Submit & Pin” to pin the image displayed. After pinning, you’ll be redirected to the Tend Huggies Baby Shower board where you’ll need to re-pin your favorite image for a chance to win.

Only one (1) entry per person/email address during the Sweepstakes Period. The winner will be determined in a random drawing from all eligible entries.

Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM, Eastern Time (“ET”) on 08/08/13 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 9/08/13 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).


Huggies Baby Shower Planner


You can find an exciting array of theme ideas on the Huggies® Baby Shower Planner—it features games, favors, flavors, diaper cakes and more. Visit Huggies® on Pinterest to create exclusive invitations to match your theme and inspire your guests.


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Huggies® via Glam Media. All words and opinions are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Huggies®.

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Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

Such a gorgeous event, Jen! Love the clear plate idea. Great to see your smiling face! xoxo

Reply August 8, 2013 at 10:47 am

baby shower ideas SAYS:

I never thought about hiring a professional for arranging baby shower party but after this I am thinking of getting a event planner.

Reply August 20, 2013 at 1:18 am

reena SAYS:

hello! where did you get those adorable stencils?

Reply April 6, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Camille O'Donnell SAYS:

Please please where did you get stencils?? Am dying to find some to make some onsies for first bubs but New Zealand has very limited resources??

Reply April 20, 2015 at 12:45 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Camille – Unfortunately I wasn’t the one that bought the stencils, so I can’t say for sure, but I believe that they were just standard wall stencils (not necessarily just made especially for onesies) They have a pretty good selection of stencils at Michaels!

April 21, 2015 at 2:37 pm

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