After seeing so many beautifully-crafted baby showers online, I decided on a Sugar And 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.
Sugar and Spice Baby Shower Planning Tips
You remember that phrase from the old nursery rhyme,”
“What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice and everything nice;
That’s what little girls are made of.”
Well, if the excitement for the birth of a baby girl has you all in a tizzy, this themed baby shower may be just the ticket.
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! You can order or make your own sugar spice baby shower invitation. I sent mine out through evite but you could also print some from Greetings Island and send them out by snail mail.
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, a dessert bar 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 melted white chocolate before putting a cake ball onto the stick.
A Sugar and Spice 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. We used sugar spice cupcakes with various sweet and spicy candy options such as rock candy and red hots.
We placed all the desserts and the candy buffet on one counter with enough space on one side of it for guests to freely stand by it. I also made sure to keep the extra candy on hand so that I could replenish the containers if the candy level got low. If you want to make a sugar and spice baby shower cake, I suggest this spice cake recipe and just change the sprinkles to pink sprinkles to fit with the color pallate.
Sugar And Spice 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 baby shower games and 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.
It is also a nice idea to have a sugar and spice baby shower party theme photo station. Some pink back ground with some pink and white balloons is nice and simple and makes for fun selfies with the mother to be!
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?
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What a fun shower! I love the candy bar and the hand scrub! I will pin this, in case I throw a shower for someone in the future 🙂