Its fun to imagine what style of event will follow when someone purchases an invitation. I thought I would put together an inspiration file to show how I might style the occasion and I started with one of my favourites – The Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower Invitation.
Created for those of us who can’t wait a whole nine months to find out the sex of the baby (yes that was me) and get the delightful news that a little baby boy is waiting to come into the world.
The inspiration piece for this post starts with my printable Twinkle Twinkle Little Star invitation. Ive pulled together a mix of DIY ideas, printables, handcrafted items from Etsy and a few store bought items for party decoration. I also provided some food for thought (pun intended) on the cutest star themed menu items for your party.
This burlap banner with star motif has a very soft and sweet feel to it and would look great strung up over an entrance or as a back drop to a gift or food table. Its also a decoration that I can imagine would get used again and again. Hello Christmas, hello birthday parties, hello nursery. I can think of so many ways to re-use this little number.
Keep the palette soft and sweet with these star cupcake picks from thePathLessTraveled. Made from vintage book pages these picks look great in chocolate cupcakes piled high with butter cream icing. You can also use them for stabbing mini cocktail foods such as the moon sandwiches shown below or pieces of fruit to save your guests from sticky hands.
If your into DIY then check out the tutorial for folding these large paper stars at home by linn. Use Google translate if you want to read the instructions but there is an abundance of photos that show you step by step how to fold these pretty decorations.
Ok I know that baby showers are generally held during the day. I don’t know of too many heavily pregnant women that want to stay up all night and party. But I couldn’t resist adding a little extra twinkle to the party with these starry string lights. These bendable lights are strung on wire that can be bent to any shape and I’m sure the soft glow would still add plenty of ambience to a day time affair.
If your cupcakes are all loaded up on icing then simple sugared cookies are a nice alternative to the iced variety. I love Martha’s take on the humble sandwich (ok I like Marth’as take on most things) and a moon shaped cookie cutter is all you need to create some of your own. Fill them with what you like but don’t load them up too much. One or two layers works best with this slimline shape.
If your lucky enough to have star fruit in season then this Green Tomato, Star Fruit and Avocado Salad recipe is worth checking out. Its nice if you’re having a lunch time shower or if you simply want something to balance out all the sugary treats. And because you can never have too much chocolate I recommend adding home made Moon Pies to the menu.
Favours & Party Gifts
These printable over the Moon Tags are available over at Martha Stewart. She has suggested them as a wedding favour hence the initials and date but I think I might just put in “Courtney’s Baby Shower” or a simple thank you in its place. Fill some party bags with some Astronaut Icecream and tie it all up.
If you are looking for a little extra inspiration all of these items are pinned in my Pinterest account along with other party ideas I’m developing. And if you have had a star themed party or baby shower I would love to hear about it.