Summer Baby Shower Themes and Ideas

I have some super, super sweet baby shower ideas for you today.  Beaches, books, and BRIGHT colors are what these themes are all about…

From Aesthetic Nest comes some FABULOUS inspiration with a Golden Book Baby Shower theme.  These vintage books are easy to find in used-book stores, and what a perfect palate for a party!

Another great BOOK theme idea comes from Martha Stewart.  How about throwing a Mother Goose baby shower, with recipes like Mary Quite Contrary Garden Salad, Peter Piper Pickled PrawnsLittle Boy Blueberry Scones, and Miss Muffet’s Lemon Curd. I recommend setting out a menu card (or menu cards at each item if served buffet) since the recipe names are so cute!

And how about those BEACH baby showers?  Check out the fun ideas from the Hostess blog, with favors, centerpieces and food ideas!  You’ll want to read her entire post because she has fabulous, low cost ideas!

And going along with that, check out this INCREDIBLE sand castle baby shower cake from CakeCentral.com:  It actually isn’t that hard to make yourself (although a bakery could do it easily) – the cake contains two different size cake layers.  The sand can be made from crushed graham crackers (I like crushed Captain Crunch cereal too).  And flip flop cookie cutters can be purchased at most baking stores and online.

And one last inspiration for you, from Pizzazzerie… a preppy pink beach baby shower:  I just loved the hot pink with lime green!

What are your inspirations this summer?  We’d love to hear about them!

Beach Party Fun!

With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the summer-time parties!  I found some GREAT beach party and summer fun party inspiration for you to check out!

First up, one of the CUTEST parties every, a Beach Baby Birthday party, featured on Kara’s Party Ideas:

And from Paisley Petal Events, another sweet beach party theme… with BARBIE!  Read through her post to be ‘in the know’ as to how to recreate it!

From the Hostess blog, a PREPPY beach party theme…once again, make sure you read through her post to be ‘in the know’ on how to create this fab party!  Sailboat cookie cutters and crab cookie cutters are easy to find and decorate!  Need a good glazed sugar cookie recipe – Click Here (it’s awesome -the best I’ve ever made!)

Click through to check out several Beach Party food ideas.. from chickabug.  She offers links to tutorials and recipes too!  These are FABULOUS!

And from my favorite cookie maker/blogger, Sweet Sugar Belle, check out the adorable Seahorse Cookie tutorial:

Will you be heading to the beach to party this summer?  Tell us all about it!

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