What fun to plan for the arrival of a very special little one!
I have spent the past month working on some handmade and homemade treats for my Sister-in-law’s Baby Shower. I am super excited to be an Aunty! I was asked to assist in making some sweet treats for the party.
The color theme was chocolate brown, robin egg blue and yellow. A perfect combination for neutral/non-gender specific decor. The parents-to-be are decorating the baby’s room with a “night sky” theme. The theme for the nursery was inspiration for the shower.
For the table decorations fresh flowers are always a nice touch at any party. I recycled 15 ounce cans and removed the labels. I bought some material in five different patterns at the local craft store which matched the color theme. Using Modpodge glue, I used the decoupage technique to adhere the material to the cans. It is so easy! Just spread a good coat of glue over the materials and carefully apply the material to the can. I had cut the material about 1/2 inch longer to overlap the top of the can with the sharp edge. After letting the cans dry, I embellished with coordinating ribbons and dicut card stock moons and stars. Each can was uniquely decorated. Yellow Alstroemeria flowers were selected because they are affordable, found in your local grocery store, hold up nicely and last along time. Since the flowers and leaves are pretty full, only 4 stems per can were needed.
My next endeavor, was working on the edible party favors. I worked on the edibles the weekend before the party. The idea was to bag chocolate covered Oreo cookies in clear cookie bags with handmade “Thanks for Coming” labels. Since we needed about 50 party favors containing 3 different colored chocolate cookies, I thought it would be a little overwhelming to make 150 cookies. But this actually turned out to be quite easy! I started with melting one color chocolate in a double boiler (a bowl sitting tightly over a pot of boiling water). I used two 14 ounce bags of Wilton Candy Melts for about 40 Oreo cookies, so I needed 3 bags to make sure that I had enough. There were candy melts left over for next time. On the blue cookies, I spread chocolate sprinkles over the top before the the chocolate hardened. Once I was done with each color, I placed them in the fridge to set for about an hour.
Then it was time to bag them up! I stored the bags in large plastic storage containers to keep them extra fresh.
There were quite an array of treats on the sweet table including cake pops and these cookie pops that I made. I followed a basic sugar cookie recipe and used the Wilton Star Treat Pan, which molded the star shape and held the pop sticks perfectly in place. Once the cookies cooled, I iced each with white, yellow or blue icing. With one batch of icing, I split half the icing in a different bowl and added one or two drops of food coloring and then stirred it in. Since I had some left over chocolate Candy Melts from the dipped cookies, I melted a small batch and used that to ice some cookies brown. Colored sugars and sprinkles uniquely gave each cookie some flair. Once the cookies were dry, I bagged them and tied bows around the silver twist ties using color coordinating ribbon.
The baby shower was a beautiful and fun event.
These decorations and sweet treats helped to make it even more special for the guests and Parents-to-be.