Real Party: Gray & Yellow Luncheon Baby Shower

My friend Leslie is expecting a baby boy. We threw her a lovely little shower in Lindsay‘s backyard a few weeks ago.  We tried to make the decor appeal to Leslie’s style. We decided rather than do a specific theme, we’d concentrate on a color scheme she likes.  We settled on gray and white, with touches of yellow. 
First off, I have to give a serious shout-out to Jennafer of Oh Creative One. She helped with the invitations and other printables for the party and did an awesome job.  She was super fast and made any tweaks I requested almost instantly. It was a pleasure to work with her.  

Appetizers and drinks were out when guests arrived.

Foods were based off some of the mom-to-be’s favorites.  We had a cheese plate, pigs in a blanket, and tomato bruschetta for appetizers. 

We strung a line of onsies over the appetizer spread.  Our friend Alana found these perfectly colored onsies at Target. 

Lindsay’s re-purposed window-turned-pin-board held baby pictures of the mom and dad-to be.  Too cute!

We set up two long tables in the yard for guests.  I made some runners out of gray fabric.  Alana made floral centerpieces.

We had the cutest tented place cards made by Oh Creative One.

Lindsay made little fabric covered jars of candy for each plate.  Crisp white linens and pewter napkin rings finished the look.

 We decorated the area around the tables with ribbons and a garland. Lindsay sewed the circle garland and we strung it between trees.  We also hung ribbons from trees. 

I’ve mentioned on this blog before that my friend Leslie is a total celebrity nut.
(We played a celebrity themed game at her bridal shower.
And if I remember correctly, she actually won when we did it again at this shower, but we disqualified her since she won the first game.)   
So, we had to have a celebrity game at her baby shower also.

Drea whipped up this cute game and everyone had a lot of fun trying to name the babies and their celebrity parents.  Guess who won? The mom-to-be of course! :)

We also had guests write a message to the baby in a children’s book.

We chose Frederick mostly because it matched our color scheme, but what an adorable book to help start the baby’s library. 

Lunch was served next.

We had a “slider bar”. It was adorable and yummy!

 We had both beef and veggie sliders with all the fixin’s.

We served Caesar and kale salads. 

We also had mac & cheese and potato chips (served in cones — thanks to Katie!).
No one went hungry at this shower!

With all the yummy food, I was afraid that no one would eat my dessert.

Luckily that wasn’t a problem!
These push-pops were so fun to make! I just layered chocolate chip mint ice cream and chocolate cake (with a little frosting mixed into make it sticky), and then topped them with whipped cream. 

Party favors were Deb‘s homemade caramel corn.

Embellished with stickers by Oh Creative One

Congratulations Leslie! I cannot wait to meet your little man!


  1. LOVE the backyard set-up!

  2. this color scheme ROCKS! and i love the outdoor set up, the slider bar and your awesome desserts. You go girl

  3. It looks like it was a fun party with lots of cute and beautiful decorations!
    Your clothesline with the onesies reminded me of something I did for the baby shower I threw my sister-in-law last year. Using colorful sheets of scrapbooking paper I cute out the shape of “onesies”. At the party I asked each guest to write a “word of wisdom” for the mother on the paper and then hang it on the clothesline. Everyone had a lot of fun with this. And it was something that my sister-in-law could save as a keepsake!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Love the table setting! I like the decor. Fantastic. And the food looks amazing! I went to a shower last month where they used diaper cakes from as decorations. It was cute.

  5. wana taste some beef slides,,,luks yummy:)

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