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She’s Going to POP! Baby Shower Ideas

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I received compensation for this post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

It’s spring and it seems that fresh grass, flower buds and babies are popping out all over—that means baby shower time! One of the most witty ideas is the “she’s 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!

She's Gonna Pop Baby Shower Ideas

I was inspired by the comic cute artwork on the Tiny Prints “She’s gonna POP!” invitation. They have tons of options but I love this fun theme idea.

She's Going to Pop Baby Shower Invitation

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.

Pop Art Themed Baby Shower Ideas

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.

Pop Art Baby Shower Food Ideas

Repetition of the leading colors pulls everything together. The rule of three is a good thing to remember when decorating a party table—try 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. I’ve done the same thing with yellow.

Campbell's Soup Can Vase for a Baby Shower Party

Unique Pop Art Baby Shower Decorations

I really like fresh flowers—they add a grace note to any gathering—but did you ever think you’d use empty Campbell’s’ 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.

Pop Art Baby Shower Cake Ideas

Unique Boy Baby Shower Theme Idea

A simple white cake doesn’t compete with the colorful Pop! sign that plays up the party theme. A black and white dot box platform adds dimension.

Unique Baby Shower Food Ideas

Pop Art Baby Shower Ideas

The modern tray and bananas (another nod to Warhol) repeat the yellow motif; I like the purple, lip-shaped sugar cookies against the yellow.

Pop Art Party Ideas

Pop Art Themed Baby Shower Ideas

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.

Pop Art Cupcakes with Lips

Pop Art Gumball Cupcakes

Think you’d like to try pop art for a “she’s gonna pop” baby shower? Think you’d like a cupcake while you plan? Here’s 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
• 2 eggs
• 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?

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.