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Tutti Fruitti Baby Shower Ideas 1

What’s colorful, fresh, and adorable all over? A Tutti Frutti Baby Shower theme!

I was recently asked to participate in a fun Oh Baby! Shower Series over at 4moms by sharing tips and ideas on one of my own favorite baby shower themes. I’m not sure if it’s the imminence of spring or my year-round obsession with all things watermelon and pineapple, but I was feeling especially inspired by fruit! And since my personal design palette tends to lean contemporary, I also gave this fruit-bedecked baby shower a modern twist with the addition of geometric patterns and bold pops of black and white.

SO… here we go with some deliciously colorful and *tasty* party ideas, starting with the image up top:

Make a simple, yet super cute Pineapple Cake from Coco Cakeland and decorate with DIY Fruit Slice Balloons from Studio DIY.

Little Tutti Fruitti Monthly Stickers would make a great themed gift for mom-to-be, of course, but I’d also recommend picking up an extra set to use as decorations for charger plates or vases, or even to use as clever “drink markers” for glassware!

Hang this Pineapple Baby Onesie/Costume for guests to ooh and ahh over, then gift it to mom for photo opps later!

Deck out the buffet with cute patterned partyware like these Triangle Confetti Plates, Scalloped Pinwheel Plates, and Black Stripe Wood Utensils.

Make a playful OH BABY topper to add to your pineapple cake using this clever Clay Letters Cake Topper tutorial from Minted.

Fruity Baby Shower Invitation and Onesie

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fairytale forest operation shower event recap

Once upon a time, just shy of a year ago, there was a sparkly, magical baby shower in San Clemente, CA for more than 70 expectant military moms…

I had the honor of designing the party theme and paper collection for this Operation Shower “Fairytale Forest” event, but it took a village of generous and talented vendors, sponsors, & volunteers to bring it to life!

For some reason I seem to have the hardest time getting around to posting about the personal projects I especially love, because I dream about finding a giant chunk of time to sit down and explain the story in perfect detail and get everything “just right”.

Well… I’ve finally accepted that there’s always, always, always something else ready to fill that elusive chunk of time – and usually little ones yelling in the background even when I do find it! – so I’m going to finally share this near-and-dear project with you guys today in the way I love best anyways… PICTURES! And lots of ’em. ;)  These images were beautifully captured by Maria Healey Photography, and here are a few of my favorite creative details to keep an eye out for while you browse them:

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Boatloads of giant crepe paper flowers handmade by Tania Fischer
– Mom & Baby Deer “Forest” Centerpiece with wooden deer cut-outs by Ten23 Designs
– Manzanita “Tree” Centerpiece with paper leaves, moss balls, pink blooms, & itty-bitty gold pacifiers
– DIY butterfly chandeliers hanging overhead + giant wood deer & bear cutouts from Happen
– Stunning floral arrangements by Heavenly Blooms + chairs decorated with faux petals & paper flowers
– Sparkly sequin linens from La Tavola + glittery green frames for themed 4×6 signs

fairytale forest operation shower event recap

*Special shout-out to event emcee Holly Robinson Peete!* She was so warm, gracious, funny, and genuinely engaged…. I don’t think there could’ve been a better fit for a host!

fairytale forest operation shower event recap

fairytale forest operation shower event recap

fairytale forest operation shower event recap

fairytale forest operation shower event recap

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twinkle sprinkle baby shower

For her sister with baby #2 on the way, Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs hosted a “sprinkle” rather than a full-on shower because Nicole wasn’t sure about even having one! I love what Jenny wrote about it, though: “I am a huge believer that every baby should be celebrated. Plus, I’m always looking for a reason to host a party!” Now there’s a girl after my own heart! ;)

Nicole’s all-white-with-pops-of-metallic “Twinkle Sprinkle” Baby Shower is dusted with shimmery stars, sweet treats and whimsically worded signs that play off the classic lullaby. And, if you’re wondering what her first “full” baby shower was like, I shared it back in 2013! Check it out here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Gold star painted macarons from Sweet and Saucy + “Little Star” cookies from Bambella
– All white peony and garden rose centerpieces and custom silver script star-studded place cards
– “How we wonder who you are” baby name suggestions and Wishes for Mommy-to-be activity
– Metallic “TWINKLE” and star shaped balloons + gold star garlands
– White ruffle table linen and napkins with gold Chivari chairs and matching chargers

twinkle sprinkle baby shower

twinkle sprinkle baby shower

twinkle sprinkle baby shower

twinkle sprinkle baby shower

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tiaras and tutus baby shower

I have a soft spot for glitzy baby showers with spectacular crafted elements (i.e. tutu embellished chairbacks and floral centerpieces!), so of course I had to share this Pink “Tiaras & Tutus” Baby Shower with you! As owner of Distinct Event Planning Lucretia started dreaming up her own shower, while her besties rounded out all the pretty-in-pink details. From the glam invitations by Alternative Hitches to the bold baby bottle decorations, see all the “princess perfect” ideas from Lucretia and her amazing tutu-clad squad below!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Jumbo baby bottle centerpieces with custom crafted princess crown and tutu embellishments
– Silver sequin table linens, pink chargers & yellow satin napkins with mini crown napkin rings
– Pretty pink tulle tutu for mommy-to-be + (moving!) professional ballerina performance
– Crystal tiara-topped cupcakes + dipped and drizzled princess pretzels

tiaras and tutus baby shower

tiaras and tutus baby shower

tiaras and tutus baby shower

tiaras and tutus baby shower

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The weather may be cold outside on this mid-January day, but we’re bringing you a sweet dose of sunshine with this stunning Boho Chic Baby Shower! Jeanette Quintero of Candy Crush Shop styled the gorgeous, waterside event with the help & expertise of Petite Pomme Design. I am especially loving all of the custom made decor, like the beautiful […]

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Winnie the Pooh was one of my FAVORITE characters growing up, so I was thrilled when Disney Baby asked me to come up with some creative ideas for hosting a Winnie the Pooh BABY SHOWER! What a sweet-as-honey theme for celebrating with mom-to-be, right? ;) THE INSPIRATION Since Winnie has been around for quite a […]

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