A couple of weekends ago, I co-hosted a baby shower for a friend of mine. Cupcakes seemed to be a theme throughout her pregnancy. For example, they used cupcakes with pink icing inside to reveal to the other kids that they were having a girl, and when they let the kids loose to pick out a new outfit for baby Emma, they decided on an outfit that had a cupcake on it. All of this left me with no doubt in my mind that the theme should be cupcakes.
Special Gift for Emma's Sisters and Brother
|"Big Sister" & "Big Brother" Buttons made from Dollar Tree Buttons|
|Dollar Tree buttons for siblings of the new baby|
Decorations & Favors
|Flowery cupcake lip gloss from Michaels as favors|
At Michaels, I found a great sale in the discount bins. Lucky for me, one of the items was flower, cupcake lip gloss!!
|Cupcake Soaps & Lip Gloss|
Since I had added "flowers" to the cupcakes, I also found flower soaps in the bin that I put inside cupcake wrappers. They were the perfect colors too. I took tiered serving dishes and placed each lip gloss and soap on one of the trays. They became decorations that doubled as favors. I warned people as we opened the buffet that they weren't edible and then had them pick one out as a favor when they left. For the kids' favors, I bought candy filled Easter eggs that were shaped like cupcakes for them to take home.
|Cupcake Baby Shower|
At Marshals, I found Cupcake wrapping paper that had all the right colors, which I used as the table runner. I placed flower ball ornaments inside candle holders to look like cupcakes and added them to the cupcake candles, a wooden "E" for Emma, and draping, pink tulle which was used to accent the food table. I made a banner that said "Emma Belle" (stay tuned for that tutorial soon) as an addition to the cupcake buffet. Plus, I found cupcake window clings and cardboard cupcakes from the Dollar Tree to accent the French doors behind the food table, the doors, and the mailbox.
Since we had a cupcake theme, I had two choices for the cake - a cupcake cake or cupcakes. I decided BOTH! I told the local bakery about the flower/cupcake lip glosses and they were happy to accommodate by giving their cupcakes a flowery feel. I sent them a photo of a cupcake cake that I found on Hostess with the Mostess so that they could copy it as well. They were all delicious and looked adorable!!
|Cupcake Buffet with Cupcake Cake|
Since the shower was at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, we decided to do snack-like foods to go with all of the cupcakes. We served ham & cheese sandwiches, mac & cheese cupcakes (recipe from Macaroni & Cheesecake Blog - this recipe is always a hit!!), a sandwich loaf (stay tuned for that recipe too), chips & hummus, a grapes & strawberries tray, nuts, M&M's, sorbet punch, waters, and sodas.
|Cupcake Baby Shower Food|
As I revealed weeks ago (you can find that post here), even the invitations had cupcakes on them and said:
Babycake Emma Bell ______
is due in May.
We would like to welcome her
in a Special Way.
The shower was full of excitement and gifts! Now we just can't wait for Baby Emma to get here and put everything to good use. Congratulations, Melissa & family!! Thanks so much for allowing us to host your big event!!
|Cupcake Baby Shower Gift Table|