A Bow-Tie Baby Shower

Back in the fall, I was honored to plan a baby shower along with Carissa of JL Designs and Melody of Sweet and Saucy Shop for our dear friend Jesi Haack. We decided to celebrate her new little man by having a bow-tie themed party. Posh Paperie’s invitations set the tone for the clean, cheery decor.

Guests were greeted with a little ribbon bow-tie clip I made, which everyone wore throughout the shower. Instead of a guestbook, Carissa of JL Designs wrote a mad lib to fill in about the baby, which was a lot of fun.

For the decor we incorporated in pops of mustard yellow, kelly green and baby blue. Carissa used a variety of white ceramic vases to keep it light and modern and filled them with an array of monobotanical arrangements using our theme colors – white pom pom dahlias (jesi’s favorite), white hydrangea and yellow ranunculas. Wrapped around each vase was a striped or polka dot “bow tie”, which I created using striped and polka dot ribbons in coordinating colors. To deviate from the standard diaper cake, I crated a bow-tie garland using diapers and ribbon.

For lunch, Carissa, Melody and I made light options including bow-tie pasta salad, chicken salad sandwiches with coordinating ribbon picks and tiny sized tomato basil soups. Melody of Sweet and Saucy Shop created an adorable spread of desserts, including Bowtie Sugar Cookies, a Pumpkin Cake w/cinnamon cream cheese frosting & salted caramel w/ruffle buttercream & fondant bowtie, Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes w/cinnamon cream cheese frosting & salted caramel, Red Velvet Cake Lollipops and Lemon French Macaroons.  Drinks were served in mason jars with ribbon bow-ties and striped paper straws.

The shower was recently featured on Hostess With the Mostess- thanks Jenn! And a big thanks to Jesi for having sweet Maverick early so that we could hang out with him at the shower!


*Photos: Gabriel Ryan Photographers
*Floral and Event Design: JL Designs
*Event Design and Planning: Joyful Weddings & Events
*Dessert and Hostess: Sweet & Saucy Shop (adorable cake stands from Sweet & Saucy Supply)
*Invitations: Posh Paperie
*Cute “Baby Haack” bag & Logo Onesie: Wedding Chicks
*Sandwich picks: Joyful Joyful

14 Responses to “A Bow-Tie Baby Shower”

  1. I love this idea!! I might use it for a baby shower I have to host.

  2. [...] inspiration for this shower actually came from a shower my sister-in-law courtney threw. we did our own little twist on it and made it a little more preppy than cute.  plus, i’ve [...]

  3. I love love love it! Hosting a baby shower for my SIL will be tons more fun with these ideas!

  4. Just beautiful! I have to pass on your website, so talented! On a side note, would love to know where the large table is from with the metal top? It would complete me just as much as a couple of those cake pops!

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  6. Hi Jaime!

    It was actually custom made for melody of sweet & saucy shop. So cool, right?

  7. This is such a sweet idea! My friends and I are throwing a bow tie themed shower for a friend’s new little one soon! We have searched high and low for the ribbon you used-Michael’s, Joanns, WalMart, Hobby Lobby. Would you mind sharing your source? Thank you so much!!

  8. Hi Megan!

    Thanks so much! The ribbon is from a website called Ribbon and Bows oh my!

  9. [...] put into it will make you one happy momma. At least that’s what I imagine the recipient of this baby boy shower thrown by Joyful Weddings and Events felt. It’s so cherry and thoughtful, a perfect setting for someone tackling the last [...]

  10. Hey, Just came across your blog on Yahoo and I am thrilled to see what you are doing! I am contemplating of making my own now. Keep up the good work and I will for sure come back to see what else is new.

  11. Since before I could remember I have always had a thing for bows. May have to do with me and my grandmother making them since i was a kid. I have brought this over and continue to make tutus and other items for infants. I found your site on Yahoo and thank you for it. I will come back on it in the near future.

  12. I love this baby shower and would love to feature it on Bump Smitten. If interested, is it ok if I use the photos and write-up from your blog? Thanks, Elizabeth

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