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Wednesday, September 4

Baby Shower: Purple and Green

Last weekend I threw a baby shower for my best friend of 10 years.  
That's a high quality picture right there....
She is expecting her FIRST baby, and we are thrilled SHE is finally making her arrival in our world soon.  This little one has been long-awaited, hoped and prayed for, and soon (end of October) she will be here!
So, I wanted to go all out for this shower.  I told my friend "You tell me what you want and I'll make it happen"!  
There was no theme per se, but we did everything around the colors purple and green- or more accurately, lavender and sage.
I set up as brunch for our guests.  I made purple and white tissue poms, then covered the table with a sage green tablecloth.  

I also made a fun little banner and attached the letters with mini-clothespins.  

It was so fun to have a crepe and yogurt bar for the brunch.  I made crepes at home the day before, then whipped up a few fillings.  The first was a chocolate whipped cream, and the other was a cream cheese mousse.  Guests got to choose their filling and then we had fruit available as well.

We used a similar idea for yogurt parfaits.  I had both strawberry and vanilla yogurt, their choice of fruit, and granola to mix in.  It was perfectly delicious.

We also had a delicious salad and cinnamon roll pops to round out the menu.

Drinks were served in paper-wrapped mini mason jars with stripey straws.  I served water and orange juice.

Of course, no gathering is complete without cupcakes, so I made French Vanilla cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, embellished with fondant flowers and sugar pearls.

My mantel was the perfect place to display a banner for gifts.  I included some flowers and a printable that matched the decor.  I'll have that for you in the next post.

For games, we did a candy matching game, where you match a phrase to a candy (Triplets are 3 Musketeers for example).  We also did a "Price is Right" game where they had to guess the cost of baby items.  

Finally, I sent the guests home with a little gift: Sweet Pea hand sanitizer PocketBacs from Bath and Body Works.  We saw the idea on Pinterest, but it was only a media upload with no link back, so I have no idea who came up with it!  I thought it was the perfect, sweet but useful favor.

UPDATE:  You can download the tags here.  It is a PDF file and uneditable.  If you'd like one you can edit, leave me a note in the comments or email me (link below)!  

The shower was a wonderful success- I am just happy to do what I can to celebrate this new little baby.  I can't wait to meet her!

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  1. Hello,

    I am throwing a baby shower and using the same idea for my giveaways. I was wondering how did you make those notes that go on the sanitizers?

    Thank you.

    1. Jorene- I'm sorry I didn't see this until now. I actually made these in Microsoft publisher. I drew circles to fit my circle punch- I think these are 3/4 inch diameter. Then I just made a text box and entered the text I wanted to use. Finally I punched them with my circle punch, and applied them to the sanitizer with a glue dot. I might have the file- if you're interested send me an email at and I can send it to you.

  2. Hi I would like to use the sanitizer idea for my daughters baby shower. Could you please send me a link to a version to edit I would greatly appreciate it....thanking you in


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  4. Could I get an editable favor tag sent to my email:) I need to change the colors to pink and gold. Thanks.

  5. Could I get an editable tag sent to my email? I need to change the 'sweet pea' to 'honey bun' as I ended up getting different kinds of sanitizer. What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing! My email is

  6. Hi there! Could you send the editable tag to me? I'd like to change the colors to match our shower.
    Thank you so much!

  7. HI! Could you please send me and editable tag so that I can change the colors to match my theme? Thank You!!!!

  8. Hi Valerie, Such a lovely shower with such attention to detail. Could you send me the editable version of the favor gift tag? I need to add an "s" to pea. Thank you.


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