Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Real party: "the sweetest thing" baby shower

Callie sent me this adorable baby shower she threw for her sister-in-law, Carol. The theme was "The Sweetest Thing" because of the mother-to-be's major sweet tooth. Carol had a baby boy, so Callie went with an aqua blue and sea green color palette.

Callie is a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Minneapolis and she and I "met" via Twitter and my blog.  I was thrilled when she submitted this adorable shower.  I love how sweet and simply stated it is, great job Callie!

You can never go wrong with lovely little macarons on a dessert table
Aqua blue punch

****Update based on getting soooo many emails wanting this punch recipe.  I reached out to Callie, who hosted this party and this is what she said, "I actually just used a blue punch from the grocery store and added lemonade :) It was yummy!"


Homemade cupcakes


Callie painted Paper Source letters that spelled Rayne (the baby's name) in aqua blue and displayed them along with tons of sweets on a crisp white table cloth.


Prizes were dry cookie ingredients in jars and "The Sweetest Thing" directions attached.

Thanks so much for sharing this shower, Callie!

Also, the winner of the Bonfire giveaway is comment number 20:

Kristin Rasmussen said...

I LOVE the bloody Mary bar on Sundays. It is the perfect place to catch a Vikings game as well. They always have drink and food specials during the game.

Thanks for all the entries!

53 comments:

  1. What a sweet party! I love the cookies in a jar!

    Katie

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  2. Very, very sweet. I'm in love with the baby cupcakes - what a cute idea!

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  3. Nice! Way to go Callie! I am hosting a "sweet beginnings" themed shower in September. I appreciate the inspiration from this adorable shower. Thanks!

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  4. I am a sucker for a cute cupcake and these are adorable!

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  5. How sweet! I love those baby toppers on the cupcakes!! Adorable!

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  6. It was such a beautiful shower! Rayne is so lucky to have an Aunt like you Callie! :)

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  7. Oh my gosh, how cute! Love the homemade cupcakes...so adorable!!

    Libby

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  8. Awesome job Callie!!! You have such an amazing talent!!!

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  9. This shower looks really wonderful. Carol was right, Rayne is so lucky to have a talented Aunt Callie! Thanks so much for sharing photos.

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  10. This is such a sweet shower! I am working on a Baby Shower for a friend right now using my version of Pinwheels and Pearls! This theme is super cute, I may have to change mine!

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  11. Is there any way you would be so kind to give me the aqua blue punch recipe? bollingwith5@gmail.com

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  12. I posted a question just a bit ago and I don't see it so I'll post again. I am hosting a 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Bridal shower and the punch above is exactly the color I need. Would you share your recipe?
    My email is greenc at friscoisd dot org
    Thanks you, Cathy

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  13. The celebration of baby shower is a time of great joy for all the family of the pregnant woman and unborn child, and to make this celebration a success must be planned in advance by the best friend of the mother or herself.

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  14. I would love to get that punch recipe from you!! It's perfect! Could you please email it to me at srfaeh@gmail.com??? Thanks!!!

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    1. Did you receive the recipe.... if so could you email me at phrl@shaw.ca many thanks
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  15. Canan you email me the punch receipe. I am hosting a wedding shower that is this color theme :)

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    1. she said all she used was blue punch and lemonade.

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    2. that's great.but what kind of blue punch would be my question.

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    3. My guess is that she used the blue Hawaiian punch

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    4. there are 2 kinds of blue hawaiian punch, polar blast which is light blue and blue typhoon i myself am wondering which one she used

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  16. Can you email me this punch receipe I am hosting a wedding shower that is this color theme. :) skwyatt_2000@yahoo.com

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  17. Beautiful shower! Would you share punch recipe I have searched everywhere for this color. ewcurington@juno.com

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  18. Another person requesting the punch recipe!
    ankvanvig@yahoo.com

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  19. I'd love the punch recipe too please! marcuej@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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  20. i have been searching pinterest for that exact punch color! could you send me the recipe? maggie.berhowgoll@gmail.com

    thanks!

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  21. I would love the punch recipe as well!! I am doing a baby shower and this looks great! saracummins3@yahoo.com

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  22. TONS of people have emailed or commented about wanting the punch recipe. I reached out to Callie, who hosted this party and this is what she said, "I actually just used a blue punch from the grocery store and added lemonade :) It was yummy!"

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    1. How much of each did she add? Was the lemonade frozen and was it actually a pitcher of lemonade that she added? I am so very confused. Thank you! shane.labath@msn.com

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  23. Could I get your punch recipe? lynda_solidrockcafe@hotmail.com

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  24. Can I get the recipe for the Aqua colored punch. I'm hosting a shower tomorrow and this would be perfect! cgilbert323@aol.com

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  25. can you e-mail me the wonderful aqua punch recipe? shelbytomaso@hotmail.com

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  26. Hi, about the punch how much lemonade and punch do u use please E-mail me the recipe @margaritat2k@AOL.com

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    1. I was wondering the samething. How much of everything? Did you get the answer?

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  27. I'm wondering how much lemonade too.

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  28. I would like to know how much the ratio of punch to lemonade is as well. This is the color of my daughter's wedding and sounds like a very simple punch. email eharrington@ruraltel.net

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  29. where did she get the sour gummy baby candy?

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  30. Seems like we won't be getting this recipe. Sure looks like it would be really good. Certainly would like the recipe.

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  31. Please see the update I wrote under the photo of the blue punch. Unfortunately, I don't have the exact ratio or recipe, all I know I have written above. I did inquire with the woman that hosted the shower and she was unable to give me specifics. I would recommend purchasing blue hawaiin punch, or any blue punch, lemonade and mixing it with a 50/50 ratio. Taste and add lemonade if you want a more tart punch.

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  32. HI! I am wondering about the mint recipe. I love the shoes, bottles, etc. Thanks! My e-mail address is jenny.anderson@kmtel.com.

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  33. Hi my name is Kara and I notice your Blue Punch you have for a baby shower can I get that from you? Thanks

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  34. What is the punch to lemonade ratio?

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  35. hello can someone put the punch recipe up....thank you

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  36. Hi we made this just tonight. we did 50/50 ratio. Hawaiian punch lemonade and the Blue polar blast. Color was just like picture

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    1. Thank you!!! I canNOT believe people can't read!!!

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    2. you used hawaiian punch lemonade and blue polar blast? or you used hawaiian punch blue polar blast and lemonade? and what kind of lemonade if you dont mind me asking? already pre-pared kind or the country time and added water?

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  37. Please email me the punch recipe to. I love to entertain and this would be perfect. What is the ratio? My email is melody.young.SC@gmail.com

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  38. I also would like the punch recipe! jules553@gmail.com

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  39. I would like to try this recipe as well please. sap603@hotmail.com

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  40. The punch recipe seems to be the repeating excitement. BUT i would love to know where that serving piece(with the punch in it) came from! I love it!! Seriously!!!

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  41. I'm not sure where the drink dispenser is from (I didn't host the party, it was sent to me by a reader). I own a couple drink dispensers and my favorite one is a glass one from Target. Crate and Barrel also carries nice ones. Good luck!

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  42. What a beautiful spread. I adore the colour of Tiffany. Your blog post was really inspiring and I couldn't help but featured your punch on my party blog post; Breakfast at Tiffany's Party the link http://www.stylemyparty.co.uk/blog/breakfast-at-tiffanys/ hope this is fine with you?

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