Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ready To Pop Baby Shower

This past weekend I helped host a baby shower for my younger sister.  The theme was "Ready to Pop!", which was such an adorable idea.  My sister's high school/college friend, Candice, made all the invitations, the banner, food labels, diaper cake (anything crafty-can't you tell).  I oversaw the menu and made the food.
Ironically, Candice and I had the same idea for the theme, living hundreds of miles apart and without even having begun preparations.  I had been making toffee peanut popcorn one Sunday afternoon and within a moment I thought of a "pop" themed baby shower.  Then I checked my facebook and she had messaged me the idea "Ready to Pop" (thanks Pinterest).  I was so excited that we were on the same page and had started to work out a menu in my head.

So what was on our "Pop" theme menu???
Pop Bar
  • Candy Jars-glass canisters filled with Ring Pops, Blow Pops & Pop Rocks
  • Popcorn Bar-Homemade Toffee Peanut Popcorn & Cherry Vanilla Popcorn (store bought)
  • Red Velvet Cake Pops
  • Soda Pop (I have a love for Jones Soda that no one can break)
Guest of Honor
Food Bar
  • Chicken Salad in Phyllo Cups
  • Pasta Salad
  • Cheese Ball with assorted crackers
  • Fruit Platter with Almond Dip
  • Vegetable Platter with Ranch Dip
I loved the idea of the Pop Bar.  We provided gift bags so guests could fill them full with candy, cake balls and popcorn as they left.  I will be posting some recipes in the following posts, so keep an eye out!

The Game
There always is some type of shower game to be held.  I'm not a fan of shower games, but I thought of one that wouldn't involve me or any other guest and be quite entertaining.  My mom, sister and I came up with a dozen questions regarding family birth dates, weight, times, etc.  Then we asked my sister the questions and for each wrong answer she had to stuff her mouth with bubble gum.  By the end of the game friends were laughing not only at her answers but also because she had 10 pieces of Hubba Bubba in her mouth!

A few questions we asked her:
What is the name of the hospital where you were born?
What was your birth weight?
Your nephew and a cousin share the same birthday, who are they?
An uncle has the same birthday as Popoo (our grandpa), who is that uncle?

Of course you won't have the same circumstances as above, but you can always tailor the questions to your family!


Mama Pea said...

So cute! I love it! And what clever food ideas. I seriously want a tutorial on how you got those cake pops frosted so well. I suck at it!

Kristen said...

This is the cutest idea, ever for a baby shower theme! I love it!

You were one busy lady with all that food. Looks delicious!

Unknown said...

AH man - this is such a gorgeous theme! So cute! I Adore it!And all your goodies!