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Upscale Baby Shower Food and Decoration Ideas?

I'll be giving my sister in-law a baby shower in three weeks. I've given a few in the past but never to someone as "picky" as she is. I can give her a nice shower but I would like it to be extra special since we've had to talk her into the whole baby shower thing in the first place.

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If any of you fine readers have some upscale ideas for food (shower will be at 3PM on a Saturday), please post. And any unusual decoration ideas would be welcomed as well. Thank you in advance!

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April 25, 20050 found this helpful

If you know what the theme of the nursery is you can decorate the shower accordingly. The decorations can be things she can later use in the nursery for decor, etc. There are also many other themes you can do such as a basket theme. Everyone brings a themed basket filled accordingly. Example bath time basket with all the soaps, shampoos, diaper cream, towels, wash cloths, bath toys, etc. I dont really have any ideas for food though. You can always make different sypes of sandwiches and use baby themed cookie cutters to cut the sandwiches in baby shapes. Hope some of these helped.

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April 25, 20050 found this helpful

The cutest baby shower is the rubber duck shower. I am also giving a baby shower in May. Rubber Ducks floating in the punch.

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Using yellow tulle is very elegant. The shower cake several different options: try a quilt background with baby colors and stick a flat plastic rubber duck in the middle, have a duck put on top of the cake w/ icing, or (we are going way out) take a 1/2 sheet rectangle pan (usually takes 2-3 cake mixes) make twice to stack one on top of the other- layer it-then dig a little out of the middle buy the stand up duck cake pan (available at walmart or hobby lobby) bake decorate and put in side the double white cakes to look like a duck in a tub. Buy the blue gel icing to look like water. If you do this your self remember that you have to put columns under the duck into the other cakes and then a plastic cake holder (like used to stack wedding cakes) to hold up the heavy duck cake so it doesnt sink.

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Next, if you cant find duck paperware just use yellow, but be sure you have pretty white table cloth and fabric skirting(NO PLASTIC) this will make it look soft. For the guest tables center pieces use little galvanized silver tubs and fill halfway w/water and put ducks floating in them. or if you are worried someone will knock them over use those glass bowls they use at weddings or for floating candles.

Get a duck dish for the mints and place at the sign in table with a yellow table cloth. Remember fabric makes everything soft. Have the guest of honor sit in a rocking chair with yellow fabric tied around the top and a bow on the back or even better if she can use in the home or nursery get a cushion or back made out of duck fabric.

As far as food goes-we always end up doing the same food soI myself am trying to do something different. But definitely use some touches of yellow like deviled eggs, and chicken salad sandwiches.

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Depending on your budget- but those two are fairly inexpensive. Cute foods are: tortillas lined w/a thin line of cream cheese some green onions and ham rolled up and cut into pinwheels, (I'm not sure where you are from-but we are from Louisiana and my favorite) boudin dip- take the rice mixture out of the middle of boudin and mix w/ sour cream and serve w/fritos, and of course spinach dip (buy the pack of knorrs spring veg. soup mix- recipe on back) serve inside a hawain king bread bowl (this sweet bread is great with the dip) use the middle that you cut out and cut into cubes serve around the bread bowl very close to the bread then serve ritz crackers (I use the cheaper brand of everything so try HEB brand or even dollar store kind) around bread bowl. To save money skip the bread bowl and just serve in a glass bowl w/ritz. Also I use the HEB brand corn chips and the HEB brand tortilla chips for everything they are both very good. Instead of making an expensive fruit tray- just buy the fruit that is on sale and rinse and serve in a pretty bowl. A friend serves strawberries (they were 1.50 a lb.) mixed w/bananas and strawberry glaze or if you need low sugar desert use sugar free strawberry gelatin and dont let it chill all the way. mix w/ the strawberry and bananas just like the glaze. Just remember color is pretty. Something refreshing.
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Try pound cake or angel food cake in a pretty tall glass dish like a triffle dish- layer cake cut into tiny squares, strawberries (fresh or frozen) mixed w/ glaze, vanilla pudding, blueberries (fresh or frozen) w/juice and then top w/ cool whip (excellent) or just serve banana pudding in a pretty dish. Just remember the yellow tulle laid lightly around the table w/ baby's breathe will be pretty with a lot of color! If you have any other questions just write back.

I hope this has been helpful!!

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April 26, 20050 found this helpful

Thanks for the Rubber Duck themes for a baby shower. Don't know if the person who asked will use your ideas but I will. I'm having a shower for a niece in July and now I can go ahead and get things together. I submitted an article on baby showers not long ago with one for my Daughter-in-law.

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It had some ideas for things I did to fill her a keepsake box and a little bonnet with a poem. Maybe it's still on there. Incidently, the bonnet idea was done for my niece who's now in her 30's. I LOVE keepsakes.

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April 26, 20050 found this helpful

WOW! Great ideas! I have lots of things to think about in the next few days before making the big decisions!
Again, thanks!!!!!

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July 10, 20050 found this helpful

I am doing a Carriage theme for my best friend. She is having a Girl and the colors are going to be a bit unusual. I picked out my plates design first. I choose Debbie Mumm and I bought if off Ebay (saved a ton!) You can get a carriage cake design to do for a larger shower off of the internet. use 3 circles cakes! So cute! I also did my ribbons myself and am using curling ribbon with baby pacifiers and small favors hanging off the light fixture over the table with tulle in pink. SO CUTE! Good luck.
Melissa C.
Madison,MS
(southern hospitality!)

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By Melissa L (Guest Post)
March 26, 20070 found this helpful

I helped throw a baby shower for my husband's aunt and she is very particular (I am too which helped). We set up a nice italian buffet w/ a cherub water fountain in the middle. Since they didnt want to know what the sex was, we put teddy bears up w/ diff colored ribbons and braclets. We used the white opalescent colored tulle as filler. We just used the square mirrors w/ small pot w/ fake white flowers and different colored ribbons weaved into them as centerpieces and then sprinkled the baby confetti around it and down the center of the tables. We found that if you take a napkin, wrap the utensils (disposable or not), & tie w/ ribbon it will make it seem a little more "upscale". Just remember to make it about her if she is a very particular person and good luck!

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January 24, 20080 found this helpful

I am giving my daughter-in-law a rubber duck baby shower in may, my thing is I need ideas on centerpieces, first I'd bought a bunch of plain baskets and then I put paper curlie things in them to kinda fill it up more, then I added things like diaper bag size baby powder, lotion, oil, wipes, a wipe holder, thermoeter, teether, thing for nose suction, ear section, finger nail clippers and baby file, medican spoon, med. droper, and such as that, but today I decided they didn't look that pretty so I'm looking for ideas on centerpieces, also any crafts we can do I've already made book markers, a framed poem each for mom and dad, I bought candy bar wrappers, if anyone knows of anything else please e-mail me at hickreenut@bledsoe.net, I would love to do lots of things but when you live off of less than $600.00 a month and I'm doing this all by myself I have to watch my budget, I also need cheap food ideas. Oh I also have a 3 layer diaper cake full of goodies in them as well.
Thanks,
nana_of_3

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By keyarna (Guest Post)
October 1, 20080 found this helpful

I am having a baby shower it 2 weeks and I need some food ideas.

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May 25, 20090 found this helpful

Make your own candy bar wrappers.
They are easy & very cute.

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May 25, 20090 found this helpful

I will submit a few pictures of our rubber duckie shower.

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May 25, 20090 found this helpful

baby clothesline

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May 25, 20090 found this helpful

I made this wreath to take to the hospital to hang on the door after the baby was born. Everyone always wonders what the person next door had..this lets them know.

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