There's nothing more we love than a watercolor floral pattern. When we found out the mama-to-be was using Indy Bloom Design's "Mermaid Lagoon" wallpaper in her daughter's nursery, we knew we just HAD to use it as the inspiration behind her office baby shower.
Our favorite details:
- - Fun, colorful balloon garland
- - Gold hoop felt flower rings
- - Pink ombré "naked" mini cakes
- - Felt rose paper straws
- - Mermaid Lagoon diaper cake & matching baby bouquet
To create a bright airy feel, we hung sheer drapes from a PVC frame which is our favorite, easy way to create a seamless backdrop no matter what's behind the table. We strung a balloon garland from Glamfetti Co. along the top of the frame, which is SO much easier than it looks, and it makes such an big impact on the space! The kit comes with everything you need including a special balloon strip and pump. It only took about 15 minutes to assemble- so easy!
Our favorite detail of the shower has to be the felt flower hoop wreaths. We are all about baby shower decorations that can be used after the shower, and these certainly do the trick! The mama plans to hang these on the wall in her nursery.
Speaking of practical shower decorations, the focal point of the table was a Baby Blossom Company signature diaper cake wrapped in the Indy Bloom "Mermaid Lagoon" fabric that matches baby's nursery. The cake is filled with 50 diapers and decorated with pink felt flower blooms that mimic the flowers in the pattern.
We LOVE the idea of a naked cake, but wanted a smaller, daintier option that didn't compete with the diaper cake. These pink ombré mini naked cakes were super simple to make and are an adorable alternative to the traditional cupcake.
To make, whip up your favorite white cake mix and split it into three round pans. Add food coloring to each pan starting with the darkest color first. Bake the cakes according to the box instructions and when cooled, cut the mound off the top to create a level cake. Cut out the cake with a 2.5" round cookie cutter, and using a piping bag, frost each layer and stack the cakes. Top off each cake with store bought flowers- ours were from our local grocery store!
The extra flowers were placed in a vase, and on the pretzel and cake pop dishes. Remember all the extra cake scraps from the naked cakes? We used it to make the cake pops and balls!
Pink lemonade was served in milk jug glasses with pink patterned straws decorated with small felt roses.
Adding a nursery print to the table décor is another simple way to decorate while keeping future use in mind.
This bouquet may just look like a cute arrangement of felt flowers, but it's actually a diaper cake! And if you look closely, you can see that it's made with socks, washcloths, and bibs all from the baby registry.
We love the challenge of creating useful, practical shower décor that fits perfectly with your shower theme. Want to tag us in to help with your next shower? Send us an email and we'll chat about how we can make the perfect diaper cake or bouquet to "wow" your guests!
XO Cindy & Danielle