Well, we beat the chaos by about, 24 hours, and managed to pull off my sister in law’s baby shower last weekend! She and my brother live out of state, so I am so glad we were able to do it before all of the quarantine chaos set in! My brother loves penguins, so we decided to incorporate that into the theme. Let me tell you, throwing off a winter themed party in March is easier said than done! Stores clear out their Christmas inventory within days, so we had to get crafty in finding some items and getting a winter look in the middle of March. We pulled it off though, and I know I say this every time. BUT, I think this decor was my favorite for a shower to date!
Two Little Happy Feet: A Penguin Themed Baby Shower
I grabbed white and blush rock candy, it was so cute on the dessert table and looked like icicles!
My sister in law had a list of items she wanted for food at the shower, and one of them was box cake with chocolate frosting from a can 😉 I wasn’t complaining-i don’t know why, but box cake and frosting is SO. DARN. GOOD.
It is hard to see in the picture, but we had white icicle lights hanging with the silver backdrop. It added an extra wintery-y effect!
How cute did the cake turn out!? We saw it on Pinterest and fell in love! So cute and girly, and matched the theme so well.
The sign on the table was actually a gift for the nursery, but we used it as decor before they took it home!
My mom found the little chandelier online, and we hid the rest of the original light fixture with silver poms and balloons!
we threw some pink tulle bows on the water bottles to add a girly touch!
All of the plates, cups, straws, and miscellaneous decor came from Coterie Party! They are my go-to for party supplies that cover all of the essentials, and their options are so pretty!
I found a pack of 20 or so silver bottle brush trees, and we scattered them throughout the decor! They came in various sizes, with some being so tiny! They were actually one of the most commented on pieces from the party! The entire pack was only $13!
My mom actually made the pink cake pops, didn’t they turn out so cute!? She wrapped foam squares with tin foil and it actually gave a cute, wintry look!
The Living Room
My parents are notorious for leaving their Christmas tree up forever. And this year, my mom was so excited to finally get her ‘white Elvis tree’ and it ended up being perfect for the shower! she decorated it in fluffy pink and white flowers, and a cute baby banner!
My sister-in-law made the sign below (you can see the one for my sister’s bachelorette party HERE!) and it turned out so cute! It was so fun to let everyone take pictures with the mom-to-be at the end of the shower!
My sister had bridal jeopardy at her bachelorette party, and it was a HIT! So, we decided to recreate it with questions focused parenthood! How cute did the board turn out!? I was really struggling with how to tie all of the pink, gold, and silver touches together, but it all ended up balancing out so well!
We always like to snag stuffed animals that march when we throw baby showers. They make perfect accents to the decor, and then we send them home with the parents to be! The mama and baby penguin can be found here, and the cutie with the pink earmuffs is here!
My sister was in charge of putting together a Mom-osa bar, and it turned out so cute! We have done bubbly bars at past showers (you can see a rose gold one here and a lavender and sage one here!) so we had a number of items on hand already. The banner and sign are both super affordable, and add such fun detail! All of the balloons are c/o Coterie Party!
The trees next to the invitation were a clearance find at Target during holiday closeout, but the little ones are a part of the kit I mentioned above! We found the penguin invitations HERE!
We didn’t do anything too fancy in the entryway, but we always like to throw a chalkboard together for our parties. Excuse the messy background on this one, my oldest son may have been having fun poking his fingers in the drawing when I wasn’t looking 😉
The balloons didn’t last long-my niece couldn’t keep her hands off of them and kept accidentally popping them. One thing I always have to remind myself of when throwing parties is life happens-including excited almost two year olds who love balloons!
Overall, I was so so happy with how this party came together. It was fun to pull out some of my holiday decor and be able to use it for a party! It just goes to show, you can never go wrong have too many silver and gold sparkly trees! If you are looking for any particular items, I linked the items that are new and available online below! Again, because it was a winter themed party, I was able to use a lot of my old Christmas stuff, but I linked similar options where I could!
Plates, napkins, and cutlery c/o Coterie
Cake from Coborn’s Bakery