Toddler Tuesday – Baby Shower

Toddler Tuesday – Baby Shower

Hello friends!

Okay I know it’s toddler Tuesday and this isn’t really toddler related but it is baby related so that works right?  I wanted to share all the details about the shower I threw this past weekend and couldn’t wait another day.  So baby/toddler Tuesday it is! toddler1

If you missed yesterdays post, Saturday I threw a baby  shower for my best friend.  We grew up together and even though we live miles away are still really close and I was thrilled to be able to celebrate such a wonderful time in her life with her. brooke23 We grew up in Northern California and our families still live there.  However, she lives in Seattle and I live in Sacramento so we decided to do it in Anderson at my moms house.  Luckily she has the most amazing yard with lots of beautiful plants and vegetation.




These photos don’t even do her yard justice!  Plus, she has the most amazing view of Mt. Shasta and the surrounding foothills.  I wish I would have appreciated it more growing up but I love to go back and visit 🙂 Now, let’s talk details.  She is having a little girl and her colors are mainly pinks and greys which was perfect since they are very popular right now! BROOKE HUFFMAN

I ordered the PDF file from this Etsy shop as well as a few other files :-). For decorations I went with lots of pink and grey of course 🙂


Mason jars with pink and grey ribbons, grey paper straws and pink flags I printed using Picmonkey.

brooke9 Flowers her mom brought wrapped with tissue paper, some pink M&M’s and pink mints. brooke5

A cute printable I found here for free 🙂  Gotta love free stuff when throwing a party!


On the invite I asked everyone to bring a book for the babies first library so I found cute little elephant book labels here for everyone to fill out and stick on their books. book1 I ordered a PDF file of these cute wishes for baby card and advice for mommy card then purchased some pink boxes, created a printable on PicMonkey and had them for people to fill out as they mingled. brooke4 brooke3

After she finished opening up her gifts she read them all off and it was fun to hear what everyone had to say. For games I wanted to keep it simple without having to stop and give directions.  So I chose a very easy frozen baby game, a guess the blocks game (mommy keeps the blocks) and set up a onesie decorating station.  Mommy to be chose her favorite onesie as the prize winner!





Prizes for the winners were a simple but fun package with a Bath and Body candle as well as hand sanitizer.


Food was kept fairly simple as well,





An Italian Chicken Salad, Cucumbers and Hummus, Caprese Kabobs, Mini Quiches, unpictured fruit salad, croissants, strawberry water and pink lemonade.  Since the mommy to be eats mostly gluten-free, I made some gluten-free Champagne Cupcakes as the main sweet treat.


I also set up a craving station with some of the mommy to be’s food cravings throughout her pregnancy.


Cuties, orange juice, old fashioned donuts, apples with peanut butter, sugar cookies and Udi’s Gluten-free snickerdoodle cookies.  I think I ate that entire bowl of Cuties since I was still doing my Sugar detox and wasn’t able to enjoy any of the sweets I made.  Well…. I did try an Udi’s cookie since I will be reviewing them soon and needed to try them first hand 😉  I’m glad I did because they were gone right away and were delicious! After trying to think of a fun favor that people would actually use and enjoy I came back to the same one I used last year for my sister-in-laws bridal shower since it was such a hit,


I also made a pink and grey banner that said “congratulations” but the pictures did not turn out.  Neither did the ones of the adorable tissue paper balls her mom made that we strung around the porch as well 🙁 We got so lucky with the weather as it had been pouring the night before and I was worried we would be rained out.  Instead we were blessed with mild temperatures and scattered sunshine!


Oh and this little guy was quite the partyer!  Running around being a ham even stripping down in front of everyone during gift time preparing to go potty!  Yikes!  The joys of boys!  He had a blast though as did everyone else!

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  1. OMG that all looks so professional! You go girl. I know where to come for baby shower ideas 🙂

  2. Giselle, if I were to have another baby {not going to happen at this age} but I would call you up for sure…..Very beautiful and the yard is amazing you are right 🙂

  3. So fun! I love the “guess the blocks” game–I’ll have to remember that. My husband’s family threw me a shower where everyone brought a book, and I appreciated that so much. And those cupcakes look delish!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I wish she would have gotten more books but it’s a good start. You can never have too many books right!?!

  4. Everything turned out so beautiful, Giselle! I swear you should be a professional party planner because you have the best ideas and presentations! Loved seeing all the pictures and will be returning later to Pin your ideas!!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      You’re so sweet Amber! I wish I could be half as talented as all those amazing party planners. I just stalk them on Pinterest and throw together a bunch of ideas 🙂

  5. WOW!!! You did an amazing job!! I want to pin like every single picture here. 🙂 I wish I had that talent!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Awe thanks Kim! I wish I was half the party planner as some of the ones I see on Pinterest but I enjoy what I do 🙂

  6. All of the decorations look SO good! I am loving the gray and pink theme :).

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thank you! Pink and grey is so big for girls right now. I would probably do the same if I were pregnant and having a girl, it’s so cute!

  7. WOW- ADORABLE shower! Loved all of the personalized touches! Thank you for including links to the items too- I am printing out one of the sugar and spice quotes for our nursery wall : ).

  8. Holy WOW lady – the shower is simply STUNNING! Absolutely beautiful and so thoughtful!!!

  9. WOW the shower was just beautiful. Giselle you should be an event planner it would be a great job for you.

  10. The party turned out fabulous! I love all of your ideas but especially the “My water broke” game! Im thinking of playing this one at the next shower. Where did you find such small babies?

  11. Where did you get the mini babies for the ice cubes??? thanks