Custom Baby Shower for Beth - Client Purchase Page

Mood Board 1: 
Add a little warmth to a fall celebration with an amber & super pale peach color palette. Add greenery and organic materials for a modern-yet-warm feel. Add white and pale peach pumpkins for a fun, fall touch. 



Mood Board 2: 
Dark, leafy green, with white and earthy neutrals. Use lots of white flowers and greenery, decorate with white pumpkins


Links to Decorations, Game Ideas & Paper Invitations:

Mood Board 1:
Mood Board 2:

E-Invitations: I highly recommend Paperless Post (examples below).

*Bright Baby for Mood Board 1 and Watercolor Garland for Mood Board 2

For mood board 2 color palette

Playlist: Search 'baby shower tsc' on Spotify

Styling and Hosting Tips:

Create at least one gorgeous ‘instagrammable' space for pics: Use a balloon garland and/or streamer backdrop & place behind the dessert table, the beverage station or a gorgeous accent chair. Add the ‘hello baby’ balloon and some eucalyptus sprays (just tape these randomly on the balloons) and get ready to say cheese! Also, think about adding a balloon arch, with greenery, at the entrance to the house, along with the welcome sign and two clusters of pumpkins on each side of the entrance. 

Here are a few ideas for balloon garland placement...

1) Balloon garland, pumpkins and welcome sign

2) Balloon garland behind the dessert table

3) Balloon garland outside, with pumpkins


Additional Tips:

Use real plates if your dishes are white, or otherwise fit into the color palette. I also like to use vintage china to add a feminine touch. Don't be afraid to mix patterns as well, as long as they are in the same color family.

Set up your food table and beverages stations in two different areas of the party, to encourage mingling and movement. 

If guests will be both inside and outside, ensure that you have music playing in both locations. 

Set up an "advice for the parents" station, using the game and sign in the decorations links. 

Florals - I would check Trader Joe's as soon as they open on the day of the shower. For both mood boards, white hydrangeas and eucalyptus would work beautifully. For mood board one, if they have any pale peach peonies or roses, grab two bunches of those as well. Plan on one large arrangement for the food table, one medium for the beverage area, and one medium arrangement for the savory food table and a couple of smaller arrangements to fill in where needed. Buy extra eucalyptus sprays for the balloon garlands. One bunch per garland should suffice. Keep aside a couple of sprays to decorate the cake as well. 

*See table diagrams

Pumpkins - You can find white and pale peach pumpkins at many larger grocery stores. Make sure to get a variety of sizes and heights. You can also buy orange pumpkins and spray paint them white, to help keep costs down. Plan on 2 big clusters at the entrance (for each side buy 1 large pumpkin, 1 medium pumpkin and 3 smaller pumpkins of varying size), 1 cluster on the dessert table (1 medium pumpkin, 2 smaller ones of varying size), and 1 more large cluster in the backyard (1 large pumpkin, 1 medium and 2-3 smaller pumpkins. Buy 3-5 more small pumpkins to place on tables. 

Also, be sure to check with the mama-to-be to ensure that you aren't serving foods that make her feel nauseous.



Based on ~10 people, unless otherwise noted

Special precautions during COVID: Have only 1 person serve the food and hand plates out to guests and use disposable utensils.

Spinach & Apple Salad
1 large containers of baby spinach
3 apples, thinly sliced
1 cup of dried cranberries
1 cup of slivered almonds
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
3 tablespoons of honey
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Salad: Combine spinach, apples, cranberries, almonds in a large salad bowl. Dressing: In a mixing bowl, combine all other ingredients and stir. Toss salad with dressing right before serving.


Mushroom, Gruyere & Caramelized Onion Bites
2 tablespoon salted butter
4 tablespoons of olive oil
8oz of cremini or button mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced
2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
Pinch of garlic salt
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
4oz of gruyere, grated
1 egg, beaten
1 package of frozen puff pastry, thawed
Parchment Paper
Preheat oven to 400. In a large cast iron or stainless skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil. Once hot, add sliced onions. Cook until tender and brown (about 7 minutes). Add the sugar and turn down the heat to medium low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes, until caramelized. Deglaze the skillet with vinegar, and allow the onions to absorb the liquid. Set onions aside. Add mushrooms and remaining olive oil to skillet, sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms to onions, season with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Allow to cool to room temperature. Once cool, stir in gruyere. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Take cold, but not frozen, puff pastry and cut it into 2 inch squares using a pizza cutter. Place squares on the parchment lined trays. Add 1 tablespoon of mushroom/ onion/ cheese mixture to the center of each square. Brush egg wash onto the puff pastry edges. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before serving. 


Individual Cheese Boards - Make sure all cheeses are pasturized, so that the mama-to-be can enjoy this too!

Apple Tart
2 sheets of frozen puff pastry, cut each in half into rectangles
Parchment paper
1 cup of brown sugar
4 apples, cored, halved and thinly sliced (should create a half moon shape)
Juice from ½ of a lemon
Pinch of salt
Powdered sugar OR ½ cup of fig preserves
Preheat oven to 425. Placed apple slices in a large bowl, add brown sugar, lemon juice and a pinch of salt, stir to combine. Let this set for 10 minutes or so. Place puff pastry rectangles on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Add apple slices, in a straight line, overlapping them as you go. Bake for 20 minutes. You can either warm up fig preserves and brush onto the tart, or simply sprinkle the tart with powdered sugar and serve.

Cake - To save time and energy, I typically buy a simple round cake with white icing, then add a cute topper and greenery (try olive leaf or eucalyptus). Most grocery store bakeries can easily make this for you.

A 6" round cake would suffice for 10 servings. 

Mini Cupcakes - Store bought is totally fine to save time! Place these on a tiered dessert server on the dessert table

Custom Cookies are always a hit - Try Leyana Sugar Studio and use the mood board of your choice to send for inspiration. Let her know the baby's monogram or last initial if possible. These can be used as an easy party favor!

Drinks - Offer a variety of wine and beer, as well as water and either tea or lemonade. Set up an area either on a table, bar or bar cart, with bottles of wine & beer in a pretty beverage bucket. Be sure to have the wine glasses next to the bev bucket so that guests can serve themselves. You can throw in bottles of water as well. Add the tea or lemonade to a beverage dispenser, along with cups and cocktail napkins to complete your beverage station.

Mocktail for Mom to be - Be sure to have a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly for the guest of honor, mixed with a splash of cranberry juice for a nice, light drink. 

If the weather is going to be cool, add a hot cider bar. Make hot cider and put it in a thermos... Set it out on a serving tray with cinnamon sticks and white mugs or insulated cups. 

Table Set Up Ideas:
Savory Food Table/ Kitchen Island
Dessert Table