Babyshower Cake, Cookies & Cupcakes – Homemade We Eat Fine
Pastel Balloons – available here, here & here
Helium Balloons – find it here
Helium – get it here
Balloon Pump – available here
Balloon Garland – get here
Teddy Bear – find it here
Invisible Thread – available here
Deco Clip – find it here
Photo Fun Accessories – get it here
Popcorn Carton – available here
One of the most exciting events on my journey to becoming an auntie was the Babyshower I organized for my sister and her closest friends. When my sister told me that she is having her first child I immediately knew that I want to surprise her with a Babyshower and make it an unforgettable event and a surprise that she will love to think back to.
To celebrate the mother-to-be with a Babyshower is a tradition that has its origin in the United States but within the past years has also become a common event in Europe. As this was the 1st ever Babyshower I organized I started my inspiration hunt on Pinterest. After looking at what felt like one million pictures I finally had my mood board together which at first glance looked like a journey on a cotton candy rainbow. I can really recommend using Pinterest as a source of inspiration for your Babyshower mood board as it surely contains the biggest amount of content on that topic that you can find.
During my research I also came along a lot of games and little activities that you can use to make the Babyshower a little more adventurous like for example colouring baby shirts or a baby food tasting. As I know my sister very well I was sure that the best Babyshower she could have would be based on food and having an amazing time with her best friends so I skipped the games and only focused on food and fun.
One important thing I learned – besides many others – on my way to the perfect Babyshower? A commercially available balloon does not hold helium and due to that floats only a few hours before the helium oozes out. This finding was very a very important one alongside the one that making a balloon garland sounds easier than it actually is but is worth all the work as it looks simply amazing.
Besides lots of balloons I decorated my place with many other pastel coloured items and a big teddy bear which has already found its place in my niece-to-be’s bedroom. In terms of food I found a great partner in crime in Sonja from HOMEMADE WE EAT FINE in Düsseldorf. She created the most beautiful Babyshower cake and also a selection of adorable cookies with both following my pastel colour theme of course.
What was very important to me was that the party came as a surprise so with the help of my mother I tricked my sister a little and managed to make this party a great surprise to her. We spent a lovely afternoon showering her and my niece-to-be with love, fun and cookies and cake and also some presents. Making sure we gift her what was still missing in her basic baby equipment without asking her herself was quite a ride but with some spy skills and a helpful dad-to-be I managed which made the surprise even bigger.
After my 1st Babyshower I can for sure say that planning one is a tough job but when seeing the mum-to-be’s happy face you’ll know it was worth it.
I really enjoyed this task and would not mind doing it a second time! 😉