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A Lemon Themed Baby-Q Shower

Lemon baby shower decorations

After making gifts for baby showers for 12 years, I was THRILLED to be able to throw a shower for my brother and sister-in-law’s first baby girl. They had a very small pandemic wedding, we decided to have a co-ed “baby-q” so everyone who was not able to attend the wedding could celebrate together. Since the shower was co-ed, we wanted something that was not overly girly, but was still fun and adorable. When I saw the lemon baby-q invitations at Minted, I fell in love and knew they would be the perfect theme for this summer baby shower.

Lemon Baby Shower Inspiration board

With this being an outdoor event, we had a lot of space to fill! We wanted the shower to be spread over the back lawn as opposed to crammed in one area. We kept food and the guest book table on the deck and then spread tables over the lawn. At the back corner of the lawn was the bar and beverages. This kept the shower flowing and guests interacting.

At the entrance of the shower, we placed a welcome sign and the gift table for guests to drop their gifts right as they walked in. We decorated the table with a Baby Blossom bouquet and an adorable lemon felt banner. We placed oversized helium balloons with paper garland strings all over the yard to bring in pops of color to bare areas.

lemon baby shower gift table with baby clothing bouquet and sign
lemon baby shower welcome sign and balloon

 

Pro shower tip: decorate one main table that serves as both the appetizer AND dessert tables. The backdrop was made from two pieces of construction foam from Home Depot cut into an arch shape. We covered the foam in white contact paper and then applied lemon decals made from printable vinyl.

pink lemonade baby shower decoration table with balloon arch

Off to one side of the arches, we hung a large, ombre balloon garland. To achieve the variation in the colors, we double-stuffed the balloons using white on top.

lemon baby-q shower

 

I love repurposing furniture from around the house for showers! For the food tables, we used our bedroom nightstands and my desk! The desk has a shallow drawer that was perfect for filling with tons of eucalyptus and hydrangea.

baby girl pink lemon shower diaper cake table

It wouldn’t be a Baby Blossom shower without an over-the-top diaper cake! Of course, for my first niece, we had to make our biggest cake to date standing at over 3 feet tall! We used lemon honeybee blankets from Cloud Island that matched the theme perfectly. We accessorized the cake with hand crafted felt flowers, lemons, and an acrylic topper in the baby’s first initial.

pink lemon baby shower diaper cake

For table accents, we added whole and cut lemons and eucalyptus sprigs. We pinned name cards into hole lemons and placed them near the stands, so guests knew what each food was.

baby-q food table

We just had to bring in the adorable pink gingham from the invitations somewhere, so we ordered these adorable gingham tablecloths and they were the perfect accent! For centerpieces, we used large vases filled with hydrangea and floated cut lemons in the base.

pink gingham baby shower tables and lemon centerpieces
outdoor baby shower tables with pink gingham tablecloths

We couldn’t have a lemon themed baby shower without a lemonade stand! The dad-to-be is also a talented carpenter so we enlisted his help in creating this beautiful stand/bar.  We served a variety of lemon theme cocktails in beverage dispensers – pink lemonade margarita, lemonade sangria and lemon water. For a little extra space, we set wooden crates next to the stand for cups, napkins, and wine.

baby shower lemonade stand bar
lemonade party bar
lemonade bar

Since this was a co-ed shower, we didn’t want to play any of the traditional baby shower games or activities. Instead, we had a photo album book where guests could snap a picture with a polaroid camera and write a message for the baby. This was a big hit with guests and an amazing keepsake for the parents!

 

baby shower polaroid photo guest book
baby shower polaroid photo guest book

The diaper cake and decorations were displayed in the Charlotte’s nursery until she was big enough to use the items. We had one final photoshoot before we took everything apart!

baby girl diaper cake

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Design, balloons & diaper cake: @babyblossomcompany ⁣
Catering: @bourassacatering
Cookies: @flourishandflour ⁣
Cupcakes: @floured_bakedblooms ⁣
Flowers @traderjoes ⁣
Tablecloths: @tableclothsfactory ⁣
Lemonade stand: @steve.kindschi


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