After seeing so many beautifully-crafted baby showers online, I decided on a Sugar & Spice (And Everything Nice!) theme for my sister-in-law’s baby shower. She’s due to have a little girl in early October, so I planned the shower for Labor Day weekend. I’ve seen a couple of gorgeous examples of Sugar & Spice – themed baby showers, so I wanted to incorporate this fun, playful theme in a unique way.
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Sugar and Spice Baby Shower Theme
With the help of my family and a few friends, I managed to plan a fabulous Sunday baby shower for about 20 guests at my parents’ house. My color scheme was light pink and brown with an emphasis on all things sweet and spicy!
Sugar And Spice Baby Shower Foods
We served a buffet of salads for brunch: chicken salad, egg salad, and salmon salad on croissant sandwiches. Side dishes included tortilla chips with spicy salsa, fresh veggies and sweet fruit salad. Of course, dessert was absolutely essential!
To match the color scheme, we made chocolate and strawberry cupcakes and arranged them on a three-tiered metal-wired platter. Alongside the cupcakes, we presented cake pops made with vanilla cake and pink (vanilla-flavored) frosting. My best friend made the pops, and as this was her first time making them, the cake pops ended up falling off some of the sticks. If you’re making cake pops for the first time, make sure not to form the cake balls too large. Also, dip the sticks in the candy coating before putting a cake ball onto the stick.
A Candy Buffet
A candy buffet adds a dash of sweetness to any shower. Beside the cupcakes and cake pops, we arranged a candy buffet for the guests. We placed the candy in clear glass jars and small pink buckets. Using a variety of containers spruced up the look of the buffet. If you’re setting up a candy buffet, make sure to provide clear plastic bags with twist ties so that the guests can fill up their own bags.
Sugar And Spice Baby Shower Decor
For baby shower decorations, we placed vases of carnations in the middle of the brunch buffet, as well as on each dining table. We also made a baby shower banner announcing, “It’s a girl!” which we hung in the widest archway. I bought a pre-made banner with 10 individual pink-striped flags. In order to spell out the message, I traced each letter on purple scrapbook paper. I wanted the letters to be as large as possible while still fitting onto the flags. Then, I cut each letter out of the paper and glued it onto a flag. You can also place a few items such as pacifiers around tied with ribbon to enrich the baby shower theme decor and double as gifts the mother can use.
Sugar And Spice Baby Shower Activities
I wanted to give the guests several activities to complete over the course of the shower. We filled an oversized baby bottle with jelly beans and set up a “Guess How Many” contest.
We had guests address their own envelopes so that my expectant sister-in-law would have an easier time sending thank-you notes for the baby shower gifts.
In place of a guest book, we set up a station where guests could write their personal wishes for the baby. We strung several lengths of rough brown twine across the wall in a small alcove. My youngest sister used baby-themed stickers to decorate rectangles of cardstock – enough for each guest to have one. She then attached each cardstock rectangle to the twine using pink wooden clothespins. Each guest pulled off a card, wrote what they hoped for the baby’s life, signed their name, and re-pinned the card to the twine. After the shower, we bound all the cards together and gave them to the expectant mother. The book served as a guestbook as well as an emotional keepsake.
Sugar And Spice Baby Shower Party Favors
For favors, we mixed up a sugar and spice hand scrub using white and brown sugar, almond oil, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. We scooped the scrub into tiny jars, then wrapped them with pink and brown ribbon and brown paper tags. The guests loved these Sugar and Spice themed favors!
I would definitely recommend a Sugar and Spice theme to anyone looking for a simple but versatile baby shower theme, especially for a baby girl! This was the first baby shower I had ever planned, so I definitely utilized all of my spectacularly helpful family members and friends for assistance. Have you come across any particularly enjoyable baby shower themes or activities?