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a happy hour baby shower
A happy hour baby shower..hmm what’s the catch? A place for the preggo and the non preggos to have a great time 🙂 I threw a baby shower for my cousin with the happy hour baby shower and was a big hit. We wanted to do something all the girls could enjoy and away from the normal blue or pink showers.
The mom to be is really into fashion so we decided to make the party cocktail attire with formal table seating.
We decided to use a black, white, and bright yellow color theme. We used the damask theme to balance out the bright yellow colors. For the table setting, we got super creative. Here are some things we set up:
- Bright yellow solid tablecloths
- Homemade place mats. We went out and bought Damask scrap book paper and laminated it. So easy and perfect for an elegant looking place mat.
- Modern plastic ware. We used plastic black square chargers with white plates on top. We placed a damask napkin on top of the white plates to add some dimension to the table setting.
- Black plastic silverware. We tied a fork, knife and spoon with our home made napkins rings which were made out of damask ribbon and plastic pacifiers.
- We printed menus for each guest on damask and yellow paper and laid them on the white plates.
- Instead of water bottles we used plastic yellow baby bottles with straws in them and filled them with water. If gave a nice cocktail/baby shower feel.
- We alternated short and tall back vases with white flowers for each table.
For drinks we had alcoholic and a non alcoholic version of
- Margaritas with salt
- Chiquita Platter
- Mexican Potato Skins
- Mini Tostada Bar
- Spanish Rice
- Sauce Bar (Hot, Mild, Green, Chipolte)
For the cocktail feel, we did all things mini:
- Chocolate Mouse with Pirouette cookie in a mini shot glass
- Fresh fruit cup in martini glasses
- Vanilla cool whip dip for fruit
- Vanilla cake pops with yellow three dimensional dots and black ribbon..these were our favors
The cake was a three tiered yellow and white ABC cake with a baby blankie and clothes pin for decoration.
- Name that shot: We filled up 3 different kinds of baby juices in shot glasses and the guests had to write down what juice it was
- A childhood story: Each person wrote a small childhood story about themselves. The guest of honor then read them out loud to all the guests and had to pick who the story was about. This was possibly one of the funniest games we played. Some people had some interesting childhoods 🙂 Great way to get all your guests engaged!