A Modern Baby Shower: Decorations + Food

When I’m throwing a party, decorations are a must, but they don’t have to be a budget-buster. In fact, here’s how I decorated using mostly items that were already purchased for the shower.

These checkered beverage napkins doubled as a banner. I simply cut the napkins in half, hung them from a strand of ribbon, and secured them with tiny clothes pins.

The garland was made by stringing gum balls, which were left over from the invites (see HERE), and separating them with shortened paper straws.

The display above our kitchen island was made from: paper lanterns and Christmas baubles that I already had; a green dot garland, made with stickers and ribbon; and silver lids (used for aluminum food containers), to make the bigger dots.

They were all strung with baker’s twine, which was again left over from the invites.

The food was mostly made by Tyler, Kumari’s hubby. It was an unusual shower feast of bbq ribs, corn, etc. … that didn’t even last long enough for a photo!

The desserts were more traditional and equally delish! Perfect and delectable cupcakes from The Sweet Tooth Fairy (our favorite local cupcakes), and homemade mini fruit meringues.

The invites and favors for the shower can be seen HERE and HERE.

We were happy with how easily this party came together. With adorable products, and just a bit of imagination, it’s nice to create such fun events.

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Complete list of products used from Gygi:

Baker’s Twine, $13.99; Candy Boxes, $8.99 for 25; Gumballs, $10.99 per 3.5 lb bag; Taffy, $7.99 per 3 lb bag; Decorative Bags, $5.00 for 20; Paper Straws, $9.99 for 144; 7″ Round Card Stock Lids, 15¢ each; and Black Checkered Beverage Napkins, $3.99 for 50.

3 Responses to “A Modern Baby Shower: Decorations + Food”

  1. Kumari Says:

    You did a Fabulous job!!! It was perfect!! Thank you so much!!!

  2. LB Says:


  3. Kimberly Says:

    Great photos, great ideas!