What’s colorful, fresh, and adorable all over? A Tutti Fruitti Baby Shower theme!
With so many colors and shapes and flavors to choose from, fruit provides tons of delicious party inspiration for everything from the invitations to the treats and decor. My own design palette tends to lean contemporary, so I also gave this fruit-bedecked baby shower a modern twist with the addition of geometric patterns and bold pops of black and white, which also provide a nice contrast to all the fun colors. I hope you find lots of inspiration here for an extra-tasty celebration… I’m already feeling *hungry* to bring this one to life myself! 😉
Let’s get started with a little inspiration:
Little Tutti Fruitti Monthly Stickers would make a great themed gift for mom-to-be, of course, but I’d also recommend picking up an extra set to use as decorations for charger plates or vases, or even to use as clever “drink markers” for glassware!
Hang this Pineapple Baby Onesie/Costume for guests to ooh and ahh over, then gift it to mom for photo opps later!
Make a playful OH BABY topper to add to your pineapple cake using this clever Clay Letters Cake Topper tutorial from Minted.
Set the tone for a very fun party right off the bat with this darling Tutti Fruitti Baby Shower Invitation.
Meri Meri’s Fruit Party Picks are a super quick & easy way to dress up cupcakes and other mini desserts.
I always love using real toys and baby gear as decorations at baby showers – like the Gel Fruit Teethers, Lemon Slice Onesie, and Monochrome Fruit Salad Rattle Toys pictured here – because the items can double as gifts for mom after the shower!
To create a great keepsake for mom-to-be, ask guests to jot down sweet words, well-wishes, and advice on these printable Fruity Cards for Well Wishes, available for free download via Bespoke Bride. Aren’t these just the cutest?! If you’re doing a sit-down luncheon or brunch, the place settings would look fantastic with one of these cards centered at each place setting!
Set up a fun “Fruity POP” drink station featuring a variety of colorful sparkling fruit sodas! I love the modern look of IZZE bottles, but you can also set out juice mixers and lemon lime or club soda in pitchers, and let guests mix up their own drinks. Wouldn’t these Frozen Fruit Ice Cubes from Momtastic look great in a glass of lemon-lime soda or sparkling water?!
Speaking of “pop”, if you want to go the extra mile on the cute factor, let you guests sip their drinks from Fruity Balloon Straws! (Tutorial by A Joyful Riot) I think they’re just about as fun as it gets!
The sky’s the limit when it comes to fruit-inspired treats and desserts, but since this is a baby shower we’re also looking for a dash of cute and unexpected!
If you’re a whiz with the fondant – or maybe just keeping your life easy and ordering from a bakery! – 3D fruit fondant toppers look fabulous on cupcakes. (Pineapple Cupcakes by Kiss My Cakes via HWTM)
For warm spring and summer months or outdoor baby showers, Sorbet Push Pops make for a sweet AND refreshing dessert! (Sorbet Pops Station by Sweets Indeed via HWTM)
And since mom-to-be might is probably missing her sushi by now, “Fruit Sushi” should be an extra-welcome treat! Check out this pretty Fruit Sushi recipe from Free People, and this Super Easy Banana Sushi via Vegan Heaven.
Display themed sayings – like this You are the Pineapple of My Eye Nursery Printable in colorful frames as a sweet nod to the occasion.
This Multicolor Party Fans Set would make a great backdrop for a fruity dessert table of photo booth!
Last but not least, don’t forget the sweet send-off! Here are a few fun favor ideas for guests: Fruit Tattoos, Candy Fruit Jell Slices, Pineapple Sunglasses, and DIY “fruits” made from EOS Lip Balm Spheres! Use sharpies and/or colored paper to decorate the lip balm spheres, similar to how I mocked it up in the image here to create the look of a strawberry. Try adding paper leaves and branch “stems” to orange and yellow balms to turn them into citrus fruits, or draw a criss-cross pattern on a yellow balm to create a “pineapple”. Have fun with it!
Written by: Jennifer Sbranti of Hostess with the Mostess, an innovative resource for hip & modern entertaining ideas, powered by a daily blog and creative online community where parties & events are discovered, shared, planned and inspired.
Hostess with the Mostess is some of the creative genius behind Operation Shower events – an organization that 4moms supports with donations to military families in need. You can check out some of their Operation Shower themes here.