I hosted a fun duck themed baby shower for one of my good friends. As usual, my party planning always begins with creating a Pinterest board for inspiration.
I ended up executing most of the pinned projects and here’s a look at how it all went down. I first picked a color pallet (which I found a bit tricky for this party particularly because this was duck themed for a baby girl). By default, since ducks swim in water, we automatically have yellow and blue. The blue made it a bit challenging since it’s often depicted as a color reserved for boys. To counter that, I added pink as an accent color.
I liked the idea of using puddles as centerpieces so I picked up some various colored blue felt squares from Michaels and sewed them together, leaving a bit of fabric at the seam to create waves. I then cut each runner and shaped it into a unique pond. Overall, this was a quick and easy project. If you’re watching your wallet at Michaels, you can usually find the glass pebbles, ducks and sometimes the felt at a dollar store.
To add some flare to the centerpiece, I grabbed a few pairs of duck boots off amazon and filled them with pink flowers.
I always like to have a “greetings table” to welcome the guests and grab them for guestbook signing before they head off to mingle. I chose two activities for this table: “Guess Baby’s Due Date” calendar and “Advice for Mom” board.
Guess Baby’s Due Date
This was really easy to assemble. I actually found the weekday paper stationary at the Dollar Tree. I made sure to span it across 4 weeks of possible dates (which I indicated with number stickers). I removed the glass from a simple white frame and left it open so guests could sticker and sign their guessed due date.
Once complete, I placed the glass back in so Mom could hang up the finished piece at home.
Advice for Mom
I grabbed a frame from Michaels and stapled some string across the back to create hanging lines for pinning up the advice.
These are super easy to make. I actually bought all the materials for this at the Dollar Tree : a pack of blue pens, flower tape, & plastic/fabric flowers.
I simply followed the instructions on this pin
Duck Diaper Cake
I used an entire pack of newborn diapers to create the tiers. Each diaper was individually rolled and then tied tightly with ribbon to keep its shape. I topped it off with a duck cloth scrubber. (In hindsight, wish I found a nicer topper that didn’t look so constipated.
I’m all about created a fun ambiance and since it’s a baby shower, I thought the raindrop balloon pin was quite genius. Here was my take on it.
The Nom Noms
Across from the “Greetings Table” I had some yummy nosh bites and virgin Preggatinies.
I forgot to take a picture of the Lunch Buffet but here are some pictures of the Dessert Buffet.
Jello Duck Ponds
These turned out delicious. I cut up some pineapple and mango into each bowl and then filled it with blueberry jello.
I took inspiration from various duck cake pins. I created the duck out of rice crispies and covered it in rolled fondant. For the cake, I baked a home-made lemon cake and filled it with vanilla custard. It too is topped in rolled fondant.
The Favor Table
The favor table before I added the duck boot vase and duck pond decorations. On the left is a mini candy bar and on the right, each guest gets to take home a duck soap.
Thanks for having a gander.