Baby Shower Part II

13 Jan

Well, I talked about this previously, but the baby shower for my sister is really soon!  The last time I chatted about this, I was wavering between tricycles and elephants as the theme for the shower.  Most of you all chose the elephant route, and I agreed!  But, I am obsessed with bunting flags too so I knew I needed to figure out a way to incorporate them.  Well, my friend Morgana offered to design the invites for me.  I sent her some information and a few samples of what I was going for and she got to work.  I loved the way they turned out.  What do you think?

So, keeping with the theme, we’ll have an elephant cake from Dallas Affairs.  And then to throw in some of the bunting, I’m making signs for each of the different food items with these bunting flags:


For those of you planning a wedding, it’s actually from a wedding invite, and there are a lot of other cute free downloadables too. 

Ok, so now that you know how I’ll label the food, what will we actually be eating?  Well, I’m still deciding, but I have some ideas.

Prosciutto and Fig-Spread Sandwiches (cut in cut bite-size pieces):


Endive with crab and avocado:


Artichoke-Parmesean Crostini:


Veggies and dip:


Goat Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms:


And for drinks, I’m thinking lemonade for the non-alcoholic drink and Prosecco Sangria for the ladies that want to have a good time:


It’s not blue though, does that matter?  I tried to find a tasty blue drink and I came up empty-handed.  Pink ones are a lot easier to come by. 

And, for a parting favor for the guests, I’m thinking about elephant cookies:


I think I want to package them in little bags sealed with a mini clothespins.  Sort of like this, but smaller and for a boy baby shower:


And, I would love to put them out on display in one of these adorable little suitcases:


So, what do you think?  Any suggestions?


16 Responses to “Baby Shower Part II”

  1. killer b. 01/13/2011 at 10:25 pm #

    My question is, how many ladies will be pregnant at the shower? It’s not a huge deal, but the knocked-up ladies can’t eat prosciutto or any lightly-cooked meats (like the crab, I think? Can’t tell if it’s cooked or not). If it’s just your sister, then I think it would be sweet to make her an alternate sandwich with chicken salad or some cooked meat. Those elephant cookies are to DIE for! So adorable. I love the theme.

    And one last parting thought, be sure to label the sangria as alcoholic if there are any other preggers attending. Have you heard Mrs. Dumpling’s story? It’s hilarious! 9 months pregnant, she attended a baby shower where the punch wasn’t labeled and the hostess kept it coming, and before ya know it, bam! She’s a drunk pregnant lady. The way she tells it is a knee-slapper.

    • kelsey@mintedlife 01/14/2011 at 10:12 am #

      Yes, I’ve read her story, it is hilarious! Hopefully the “prosecco” part will give it away!

  2. Lea 01/13/2011 at 10:54 pm #

    I would love one of tose goat cheese stuffed mushrooms right about now! Enjoy the shower- it looks like you’ve planned a beautiful, delicious day.

  3. serena @bigapplenosh 01/14/2011 at 12:36 am #

    Everything looks perfect – I love the food selection!

  4. Jackie Sears 01/14/2011 at 8:33 am #

    I think that these are all wonderful! Let me know how/if I can help.

  5. Amy 01/14/2011 at 9:32 am #

    Looks like a baby shower I would enjoy! The invites and elephant theme are super cute.

  6. Alice 01/14/2011 at 10:09 am #

    Love the setup and the cookies are too darn cute!

  7. Nikki 01/14/2011 at 10:35 am #

    Those invites are super cute!! And i love the elephant cookies!

  8. Mina 01/14/2011 at 10:43 am #

    oh my gosh these are awesome ideas. the food is perfect–tasty and adorable. the favor bags will be so cute! i love the invite. can we pretend i’m pregnant and have you throw me a shower?

    • kelsey@mintedlife 01/14/2011 at 2:53 pm #

      Yes!! Or maybe just come up with another reason for a party for you? 🙂

  9. Steph 01/14/2011 at 11:42 am #

    Oh my goodness.. that is going to be the absolute best baby shower ever. The food sounds amazing, and the decor is so, so cute!!

  10. Jessica 01/14/2011 at 12:27 pm #

    I LOVE everything, the bunting on the card, the elephants, the food…it’s all awesome. I think that drink sounds amazing so they’ll love it regardless of color. 😉

  11. Amy 01/14/2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Ummm hello!! Mad dog 20/20, blue raspberry!! I can’t believe you didn’t think of that 🙂

    But really, love everything!!

    • kelsey@mintedlife 01/14/2011 at 2:54 pm #

      hahaha. That is so awesome. Now I need to make sure that Barrett makes an entrance with the MD 20/20 just like he did at my bridal shower.

  12. Amy 01/14/2011 at 1:51 pm #

    And PS- I found out about it on which makes it even more awesome.


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