Hosting a party to celebrate a special event? Great! Almost every party is centered on a small or huge candy and cupcake bar (or at least it should be)! Yummy! Whether you’re hosting a cupcake themed party or just want cupcakes that your guests will love, all you need to do is some magic. But let’s start by gathering all the essentials first. For a wow-cupcake effect, you’ll need:
Are you in charge of planning your favorite lady’s special day? If your best friend, sister, daughter or boss has a baby on the way, you know that her baby shower is a day she’ll cherish for the rest of her life. When it comes to planning a baby shower, the details count. We love the idea of a stork themed baby shower because it’s a. cute, b. hip and c. gender-neutral. We did some serious web sleuthing and found some of the most eye-catching stork ideas out there for you: check out what we found for you!
If you’re throwing a party for an adult, you may be searching for a fun theme that doesn’t scream out “Wow: you’re old now” or “age inappropriate”. It can be hard to find something in the middle but we’ve got good news – so keep calm and plan on. We love the idea of a “keep calm” (the popular internet saying adopted from Britain) themed party. We found some festive ideas for celebrating the calmness – and it can be adapted for any type of event (from a bridal shower to a 50th birthday). Let’s take a look at our top finds!
It’s time for baby shower planning. No need to stick with the conventional mom-only-shower. To make it unique and fun, come up with the party that includes both mom and dad-to-be. You just need to avoid over-cutesy themes and make it gender-neutral. Here are six tips for hosting a couple’s baby shower.
1. Choose your theme
Now that you have recruited both genders, you may want to choose a theme that is casual and fun. One of the best ways to keep it neutral and simple is to throw a picnic-theme celebration. Classic table clothes and napkins, grilled food and delicious treats will all make a lovely memories for the guests and parents-to-be.
2. Guest List & Invitations
It’s time to make a guest list and send out invitations. Before doing so, you need to consult with both parents-to-be. It is important that they approve of your guest list. When sending out the invitations, highlight the fact that it is a shower for both men and women. If you are inviting couples, put both names on the envelope using specially designed custom address labels?
Just ensure you have all the proper serving utensils and enough tables and seating.
4. Don’t forget the drinks
This is a baby shower so mom-to-be can’t drink. Here are some creative non-alcoholic drinks to fit the occasion. Use customized bottled water and add some slices of fresh lemon to it. Also, nametags are a great way to dress up the drinks.
5. Gifts for him and her
Since you need to prepare gifts for both parents, it would be a good idea to include some unusual or humorous items. How about On duty and Off duty pillowcases? These would certainly keep them un-divorced.
6. Thank you gifts
Can’t think of cute and memorable thank you gifts for your guests? Think of favors like personalized candies or custom cupcakes-they are a nice treat. Or how about this lovely personalized Baby shower candy jars? You may as well create your own tags saying something sweet and memorable.
If you’ve got a special expecting mom to throw a baby shower for, think about going with a Tiffany’s theme. Diamonds are, after all, a girl’s best friend! The turquoise and bling theme is the ultimate in sophistication – and will be sure to be photographed, talked about and remembered for a long time. Serve up sophisticated food such as tea, cucumber sandwiches and, if you dare, pate. Make it an affair to remember!
Tiffany’s Theme Punch
A turquoise punch? Now that’s delicious! Serve up a lemonade punch and add some blue coloring to make it Tiffany’s style. Be sure to test out the food coloring ratio the night before so that you get the color just right!
An easy way to make your desert Tiffany-perfect is to make turquoise colored frosting. Frost yellow cupcakes with a turquoise frosting (easy to make with food coloring) for a stunning look that is very similar to Tiffany’s boxes. YUM!
Give out mini wine bottles as favors for a gift with a decidedly sophisticated edge. You can print up custom wine labels on the cheap and affix them to mini bottles. For serving guests alcoholic beverages at the party itself, don’t underestimate the power of a simple mimosa! Just orange juice and champagne served in a fancy glass, mimosas will bring the spirit of Tiffany’s to your baby shower. Enjoy it!
Tiffany’s Theme Location
Location is everything when it comes to picking the perfect spot for your Tiffany’s themed baby shower. You can get creative and have it in a fancy living room or outdoors. Pick an atmosphere that says sophistication or one that’s easy to transform (lots of blank wall space). Great decoration ideas include fancy tableware, wine glasses, real (or faux) silver forks and knives, candle sticks and even fake pearls. Have fun decorating – the expectant mom is sure to be wowed by the theme and the work you put in!