As I mentioned in a previous post, my friends Becky, Mimi, Vannessa and I recently hosted a baby shower for another friend. Her adorable baby boy was born earlier this week and is doing great so I thought now would be a good time to share some ideas from the shower. We didn’t know if the baby was going to be a girl or boy so we did a pink and blue theme for the shower.

Vannessa was kind enough to let us have the shower at her beautiful home. She made these too-cute flower-shaped balloons by tying pink and blue single balloons together to form the shape. Then she stuck them down in her flower pots on the front porch for a surprise welcome for our guests.

Becky made pink and blue cosmos and rimmed them with thick coordinating colored sugar. They were as lovely looking as they were refreshing! For the pink drinks, she used Stirrings Cosmo mix and for the blue she used Rose’s Blue Raspberry mix. Of course vodka was added to both! To rim the glasses, cut a piece of lemon, lime or orange and run across the top of the glass. Pour the sugar onto a dish and dip the rim into it.

Rimming sugar can be found in every color (also check the cake decoration aisle) and the thicker the better. Fun to do for non-alcoholic drinks as well and kids love it (if you can stand the sugar high!). Another fun thing we did was to make initials out of the two sugar colors. Here we simply covered the small dish with blue sugar then dropped the pink sugar on by hand to form the letters.

Vannessa and I folded the napkins into what we thought looked like tiny pink blankets for the forks and tied them with a blue sheer ribbon.

Mimi had the most gorgeous cupcakes and cake made for the occasion. Both were topped with pink and blue fondant flowers and yellow bumblebees {for the “Mommy to Be(e)}” and alternated in chocolate and vanilla cake. Mommy to Be(e) took the small cake on the top home for any late-night sugar cravings! We draped three little silkies in pink, blue and yellow around the bottom of the cupcake stand for a little extra “babyfying.”

Our flowers were a mixture of colors and a variety of blooms, formed together in a tree shape.

My cousin Cody, an aspiring personal chef and caterer (more about him later), prepared the delicious and oh-so-pretty food (Becky and Mimi served as his sous chefs). My favorite is his wild mushroom pate, made from every kind of mushroom you can imagine…and, well, that’s about all I know about it except that it is to die for!

In the guest book, the guests shared their favorite “mom” tip, which I’m sure will prove to be invaluable in the coming months. I may need to borrow it from time to time to see if I’m doing anything right!