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Chic & Sleek Baby Shower




Plan an all-white shower to honor the bride-to-be. Decorate with white sweet peas and let white balloons and streamers dangle overhead; encourage guests to bring snowy wrapped gifts. Use graceful calla lilies in tall vases to set the style of the buffet, where glass and porcelain dishes frame a selection of pale finger foods: creamy cheeses, icy sugared almonds, coconut sorbets, bite-size chicken sandwiches, and a platter of white crudites. A tiered cake with graceful icing makes an elegant (and tasty) centerpiece.

- Create a white heart from paper roses glued onto foam-core board; flank it with the first initials of the bride-and-groom-to-be.
- Serve all-white finger food in keeping with the theme, such as sandwiches, heart-shape cheeses, iced cookies, candied grapes, meringues, and dragees.
- Line a windowsill with sweet peas in white mini vases; later, they can serve as party favors for the guests.

Put together an assortment of pale crudites, including cauliflower, white asparagus, endive, and celery. The creamy dip is served with a white spoon.

- Serve heart-shape petits fours decorated with the bride and groom's initials to make the party even more personal.

- Arrange elegant Calla lilies in a glass vase to enhance the feeling of airiness

- Play off pale and pastel in glass dishes -- display candied green grapes and cakes sprinkled with confectioners' sugar in a two-tier stand on the buffet table.

- Serve scoops of coconut sorbet in paper cups with silver demitasse spoons. Rubber-stamp white paper strips, notched at both ends, with the bride and grooms' initials and lay between the cups and saucers.

- Add a whimsical touch on the straws served with the tall glasses of iced lemonade with flags announcing "I do!"

- Present each shower guest with a miniature white-chocolate cake in a white box with the bride's initial, cut out from ivory paper, on the lid.

-Set out a flurry of sweets in white dishes, such as white chocolate candy, white rock candy, truffles, chocolate-filled heart-shape dragees, marshmallows, and candied coconut.


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Reviews (7)

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  • admalik 22 Aug, 2008

    The all-white theme is absolutely fabulous! When you coordinate this theme thoroughly, your guests will be blown away with the meticulous details. Asking some key persons (mother of the bride, mother of the groom, grandmothers, sisters, close friends, the bridal party women, etc.) in the shower to wear white will also have a significant impact on how your guests view the decor.

  • Chitty 6 Jul, 2008

    i'm thinking of doing this with the food and decor for my sister-to-be's shower that i'm throwing for her. thank you for the inspiration!

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    Great site! I find ideas for home and for my children's ministry whenever I need them. Thanks!

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  • MBukowski 30 Jun, 2008

    Love your All-White shower idea. I'm going to change it to an All-Blue baby shower that I'm throwing in July. I am also collecting an assortment of tea cup and saucers with blue motifs to give as baby shower gifts. They will have blue wrapped candies in each cup and all wrapped up in Baby Blue tule a blue ribbon and crystal blue pacifier. I also found small blue toy trucks that I'm going to fill with mints and set around the room. Marie B.

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