She’s Going to POP! Baby Shower Ideas
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Its spring and it seems that fresh grass, flower buds and babies are popping out all overthat means baby shower time! One of the most witty ideas is the shes about to pop theme. It works for a boy or girl baby and invitations, decorations, and dessert tables can be done in all sorts of fun colors. Just as pop art applauds popular cultural images, a going to pop baby shower celebrates the contemporary mama-to-be. Come see why I rate this theme as FUN!
I was inspired by the comic cute artwork on the Tiny Prints Shes gonna POP! invitation. They have tons of options but I love this fun theme idea.
I especially like the vintage comic book vibe that works with this motif. Striking graphics, plus stripes and dots, infuse the party with energy even before anyone arrives.
For an intimate gathering of special friends and family at home, I like to focus my decorating efforts on the main buffet, dessert table and beverage station. Here, my focal point aqua dot dessert table backdrop makes the big statement. With the busy patterns and divergent look that is pop art, the exposed pine board tabletop grounds the collection.
Repetition of the leading colors pulls everything together. The rule of three is a good thing to remember when decorating a party tabletry to use a color in at least three places. For example, the predominant aqua is duplicated several places, including in the popcorn box stripes, in a dash of aqua on the soup cans, and in the candy. Ive done the same thing with yellow.
I really like fresh flowersthey add a grace note to any gatheringbut did you ever think youd use empty Campbells Soup cans as vases for a party? Easy, if you can get your family to eat soup for a few days before the celebration! They are perfect for holding cheerful yellow flowers for the pop art style (thanks, Andy Warhol!). Using the riser covered in giant dots adds another layer of color.
A simple white cake doesnt compete with the colorful Pop! sign that plays up the party theme. A black and white dot box platform adds dimension.
The modern tray and bananas (another nod to Warhol) repeat the yellow motif; I like the purple, lip-shaped sugar cookies against the yellow.
The contrast of bright colors with an accent of black makes everything look more vibrant. Fun bubblegum shades are partnered with black and white stripes. Cream covered peanut butter cupcakes in black, and black and white dots, are topped with colorful red lip candies and large gumballs.
Think youd like to try pop art for a shes gonna pop baby shower? Think youd like a cupcake while you plan? Heres the recipe for the peanut butter cupcakes I made:
Peanut Butter Cupcakes
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1.75 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup white milk
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream butter, peanut butter and sugar.
3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
4. Turn on blender to stir and add vanilla.
5. Sift flour and baking powder, gradually add into mixture.
6. Add milk and blend on low only until well mixed, do not over mix.
7. Bake for 20 minutes or until cupcakes are fully cooked in the middle.
8. Top with your favorite frosting.
9. Makes 12 small cupcakes the perfect size to pop in your mouth!
What’s your favorite part of this baby shower idea?