L+B’s Pink and Yellow Baby Shower

A few weekends ago, a couple girls and I hosted a pink + yellow baby shower for our friends Lai and Billy.  I played planner, host, cook, decorator, photographer and couldn’t have felt more in my element.

Isn’t the mommy-to-be at 31 weeks so absolutely radiant?  I love the contrast of the yellow rubber ducky against her hot pink dress, that’s the photo I’ll be linking up to Sweet Shot Tuesdays this week!

Sweet Shot Day

We hung up onesies and tissue paper pom poms for decoration across the living room.  And of course props to Martha Stewart for providing us with the  tissue paper pom poms tutorial!  These were soooo fun and quite simple to make, you can bet I’ll be making more in the near future!

And since food photography is my dream, I couldn’t leave you without some pictures of the delicious food!  Here’s the full menu:

Ham and Cheese Tea Sandwich
Cucumber Tea Sandwich – will post pictured directions + recipe soon
Pistachio and Goat Cheese Grapes – will post pictured directions + recipe soon
Brazilian Cheese Bread
Fruit Skewers
Lemon Cupcakes with Cherry Frosting
Banana Pudding
Strawberry Pie
Pineapple Pie
Brownie with Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Fruit Punch – Orange Juice w/ Pineapple Chunks
Pop

Thanks to everyone who helped make the food!  πŸ™‚

Then the games commenced, the first one being “Which Male Can Drink The Apple Juice Out Ot the Baby Bottle Fastest In One Minute?

Are you kidding me??  That’s all you guys could chug in a minute??  Hehe just kidding, I tried it afterwards and it’s not an easy feat, props to babies!

Then we played “Who Can Guess the Circumference of the Mommy-To-Be’s Belly?

Followed by one of my favorites… “Guess What Chocolate Is In The Poopy Diapers?”  We had guests smell, touch, and LICK the chocolate.  Yes I said lick, gross.

And the last game was “Pin the Sperm On The Egg“.  Thanks James for being our egg holder!

And here are our lovely game winners posing with their prizes!  Great job guys!

Then it was present opening time where Baby Chen received tons of onesies, hats, socks, animal towels, and more!

But perhaps the real gift of the shower was having adorable little Natalie’s sweet presence.  Aren’t her blue eyes just soo enchanting?  I can already tell she is going to be beautiful when she grows up!

A few more shots posing with the adorable baby bump!

And as the guests left, we gave them these yellow and pink tin favor boxes filled with candy and tied with a matching tag.  I purchased the tin boxes at Michael’s, basically clearing out our local store.  And tags were designed by Jane Jeon of Olive Hue Paper Goods, as a DIY for Grey Likes Weddings.  I think the tags were originally designed to use for wedding favors, but I thought they’d be perfect for a baby shower favor as well!  πŸ™‚

And lastly, we created this “Guess The Birth Date Calendar” for guests to lock in their votes for when they think Baby Chen will be born.  My guess is October 22, because that’s my brother’s birthday!

Congrats again to Lai and Billy!  Can’t wait to meet your beautiful baby girl!

51 Comments

  1. August 30, 2010 / 1:07 am

    Pink and yellow is the sweetest colour combo. I absolutely ADORE this baby shower. The photos are perfect and you did such a wonderful job. And your friend is just glowing! She looks radiant in her beautiful dress.

  2. August 30, 2010 / 5:30 am

    How so super fun, you are always going to the most fun weddings and events. Did you take all these photos little missy?? They are great. Congrats to your friend on her little baby bean to be.

  3. ChantaleP
    August 30, 2010 / 5:46 am

    That is the prettiest baby shower! And the mom-to-be is radiant. Gorgeous! What a gorgeous little baby girl too.. the poopy chocolate diaper though.. eeeeh. lol! Great job Sandy!

  4. August 30, 2010 / 5:58 am

    It looks like you had fun πŸ™‚

    xxxx

  5. August 30, 2010 / 6:22 am

    Hi,
    great photographs . they give an excellent visual that your really happy your future birth.

  6. Roxanna
    August 30, 2010 / 6:57 am

    Those are very interesting games! Too cute!

  7. August 30, 2010 / 7:44 am

    What a great party! Great job. The food looks so yummy!

  8. Nani
    August 30, 2010 / 7:47 am

    wow Sandy you did an awesome job! I love the colors your used and the stuff you made!

  9. August 30, 2010 / 8:00 am

    AMAZING! I am sooo impressed! Not that you never NOT impress me! AH! The prego mommy is beautiful! <333

  10. ζ₯ζ₯Lai
    August 30, 2010 / 9:30 am

    Thanks so so much for planing and organizing my baby shower Sandy! You are absolute wonderful and talented in so many ways! I really enjoyed the every part of my shower. We still have the decoration hanging in our living room. Looking at the baby shower stuff like my due calendar and rubbie duckie just make me happy every day! You will be the first auntie to hold my baby!

  11. August 30, 2010 / 9:43 am

    love this!! throwing a baby shower in a couple weeks and am going to forward this post to other hosts. so cute.

    by the way… YOU WON my giveaway. check your email! πŸ™‚

  12. August 30, 2010 / 9:58 am

    aw the baby shower was lovely! Love the colors, pink and yellow are a fab combo! amazing pictures, Sandy! xoxo

  13. August 30, 2010 / 10:06 am

    What a lovely baby shower! The pom poms are so adorable. And the food looks delicious. Love your blog, Sandy. Beautiful photography!

  14. August 30, 2010 / 10:11 am

    awww congrats lai and billy!! you did a fabulous job with the pink+yellow theme! i love that pic of you and lil natalie. girl, you look good holding a baby!! πŸ˜€ have a great week~

  15. August 30, 2010 / 10:28 am

    wow, you planned an amazing shower! those guys look like such good sports, haha. i dont think i know many guys that would go to a baby shower, guys think showers are for girls πŸ˜‰ all the food looks delicious, and the decor is lovely! love the “Guess The Birth Date Calendar” such a cute idea! xo.

  16. August 30, 2010 / 11:14 am

    First time here and there are so many creative ideas in this post. The pics are very beautiful too!

  17. August 30, 2010 / 1:16 pm

    Amazing! Love all the food and I can’t wait for the recipes! Good job on the planning Sandy.

  18. August 30, 2010 / 1:55 pm

    Beautiful baby shower… and blog! I am definitely going to follow πŸ™‚ My sister just had her baby shower last month as well…that baby bottle game was hilarious!

  19. August 30, 2010 / 3:28 pm

    this has got to be the cutest baby shower! From the decorations, the food (ohhh the food), and the games. Everything looks so perfect. Congrats to Lai and Billy.

  20. August 30, 2010 / 3:48 pm

    that is the cutest event and i agree that the mother looks so beautiful!!!

  21. August 30, 2010 / 5:22 pm

    You did such a beautiful job, Sandy! I love the onesies hanging up, too clever! She is so lucky to have a friend like you! XX!

  22. August 30, 2010 / 6:23 pm

    wow! everything looks SO amazing! the photography, the details! seriously lovely work!

  23. August 30, 2010 / 6:46 pm

    Oh, my goodness! SO cute!

  24. jennifer young
    August 30, 2010 / 7:04 pm

    what a charming party sandy! awesome joy on the photography!
    j.

  25. August 30, 2010 / 7:47 pm

    Wow Sandy, I am impressed! What a party! You can help organize my next baby shower whenever it is LOL.

    Mommy-to-be looked amazing. Pictures are awesome as always. Great job!!!

    p.s LOVE the pom-poms!

  26. August 30, 2010 / 8:34 pm

    Sandy, this baby shower is just adorable. And I love those games! They’re so funny!

  27. tintin
    August 31, 2010 / 12:51 am

    wow great job with the baby shower sandy!! i love all the cute little details! and of course i loved your food photos, so yummy! hmmm i can’t wait til i get to help plan a baby chien shower…;)

  28. August 31, 2010 / 1:15 am

    ohmygoodness!
    this is hands down the greatest baby shower ever!
    i love the colors!
    i love the food!
    i love the games!
    way to go for putting this together!

  29. August 31, 2010 / 8:03 am

    The chocolate in the diaper game – that’s hilarious!! (and I can only imagine felt disgusting! πŸ™‚ What a lovely party you put on – love the pink & yellow theme – so perfect!!

  30. August 31, 2010 / 8:19 am

    Oh my…what fun! I’m impressed. Everything was awesome.

    And the mom-to-be could not possibly be any cuter. Love the dress, the food, desserts.

    What a blessing you wereβ™₯

  31. August 31, 2010 / 9:04 am

    Oh my! What a FUN baby shower!! Great captures of it all!!! Certainly “sweet” shots!

  32. James W. Tsai
    August 31, 2010 / 9:23 am

    Hey Sandy!
    Wow, what great coverage of the event! Love the story and the terrific photos! Nice blog site! πŸ™‚

  33. August 31, 2010 / 11:06 am

    What a great shower!! And I love that ducky on mommy’s belly!

  34. August 31, 2010 / 1:13 pm

    SO FUN! love the pom poms and your food photog is TOP NOTCH.

  35. steph
    August 31, 2010 / 3:52 pm

    Wow — you could run a whole event planning business and be set!!!! And I’m drooling over all the food pix. Especially the strawberry pie of course. Love all the decorations and the creative games πŸ™‚

  36. August 31, 2010 / 6:34 pm

    What a sweet little party! Love all the games! Great ideas!! And the food looks so yummy too!

  37. August 31, 2010 / 6:46 pm

    Awww… Too cute! And the baby belly shot + duck shot with the ruffle dress? Looove.

  38. August 31, 2010 / 10:24 pm

    Sandy, this turned out beautiful! What a fantastic job you did! I love the guess the date calendar!!
    My sister planned the poppy diaper game at my shower- it was so funny!!

    And the mom to be is beautiful!

  39. September 1, 2010 / 4:43 am

    Beautiful shower! Every detail is just perfect, The mommy to be is simply radiant. So fun!

  40. alely
    September 3, 2010 / 7:26 am

    i heart baby showers! you did a great job sandy….the hostess with the mostess!

  41. September 4, 2010 / 11:04 am

    Sandy you did such a wonderful job! Isn’t it fun to make the tissue paper pom poms? It’s addicting! I have a ton made, but they are perfect for decorating for ANYTHING, so it’s okay! Ah, that food looks so amazing. It looks like it was such a fun baby shower!

  42. Becky
    September 7, 2010 / 10:45 am

    what a cute shower — loving her dress.

  43. October 9, 2010 / 5:19 am

    Every element is so thoughtful and cute! Great job!! And love that you used Olive Hue’s templates! πŸ˜‰

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