We talk a lot about color around here, but it really can be inspirational. A room painted in yellow can leave you feeling sunny and pair of great pink shoes can make you smile. The same is true for inspiring memorable details for any event. Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting a baby shower for one of our coworkers. We used her nursery colors – night and chartreuse (gender neutral since the sex of the baby was going to be a surprise) – as the jumping off point for all of our decorations.

Baby shower banner

Our delightful banner was super simple to make using a roll of solid gift wrap (also great as a table cloth) with clouds cut from large sheets of cover weight paper. To make the letters we printed outlined letters onto sheets of 8.5 x 11 paper, then cut just inside the outline to create perfectly stenciled letters. Ribbons in different colors, widths and textures created a rain effect. The banner was such a hit one of the clouds now hangs in the baby’s nursery!

What’s a baby shower without baby shower games? One game that was a big crowd pleaser was Baby Jeopardy – categories included trivia on newborns and fun facts about the Mommy-to-be (What is Mommy-to-be’s strangest pregnancy food craving?), Daddy-to-be (What was Daddy-to-be’s favorite childhood cartoon?), and Baby (What are Baby’s nursery colors?).

Baby shower game

The trivia board was created by layering square cards in two sizes – 6 ¼” square and 5 ½” square – and decorating with circle stickers. Using removable adhesive to adhere the top square allows you to peel off each game square to reveal the Jeopardy question. Game prizes were wrapped in coordinating tissue paper and ribbons.

Baby shower cupcakes

Dressing up tiny sweet treats was as easy as using two 1 ¼” stickers on either side of a toothpick. Circle cards also made festive table decorations. When you’re setting a table display think about varying heights – our flowers, cake stands and cupcakes scattered on the tabletop provide three layers pleasing to the eye. Take a close look at the flower pot – we’ve mixed paper flowers with fresh daisies for an unexpected bouquet. And yes, the cupcakes were absolutely delicious!

Next time you’re throwing an event keep in mind how easy it can be to make a big impression with a simple theme like color. And remember, it’s all in the details!

PS colors: moss & papaya
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11 Responses

  1. Monica says:

    i love this! as a paper source fanatic (well, paper in general) i love the creative use of paper for all aspects of this party. and i love the color combinations – perfect for a baby boy or girl!

  2. jlynn says:

    i did something similar with cupcakes a couple weeks ago!! i used the medium sized label and customized them with an initial and happy birthday message!! sooo cute!

  3. allie says:

    SO creative. I am definitely stealing some of your ideas and using them for the next shower I host. You guys are the best for telling us your secrets!

  4. Elisha Akram says:

    What a cute shower…. I love the banner and clouds and the trivia game… that is so very creative! Thumbs up on the party!

  5. Tatiana Baptista says:

    I just would like to congratulate you for this great baby shower idea!!! It is really hard to see anything unique and creative, using just few and creative details.

    Great job!!!!

  6. Courtney says:

    Sweet stuff! Will be sure to come back again. Love the theme!

  7. Mayra says:

    I love the Baby Shower Colors and especially the baby jeopardy game. I’m borrowing your ideas for sure. Would you mind sharing the questions you used for your jeopardy game?

  8. Martha says:

    Might you be willing to share the questions/answers for your baby jeopardy game? Thank you!!

  9. Paper Source says:

    Martha, check out our other post about a recent baby shower where Baby Jeopardy was featured…it shares a few of the questions!

  10. Barb says:

    I love your Baby Shower ideas and especially the baby jeopardy game. Would you mind sharing the questions you used for your jeopardy game?


  11. Nadine says:

    Hi I am planning a baby shower for my dearest friend and I really want to make it fun. I was wondering if you could give me the rules that you used for this game, did you do teams? and what happens if no one gets the answers? there is gonna be between 20 and 30 people at this shower HELP!