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A Mini-Inspired Baby Shower


About a month ago, I had the chance to throw some dear friends a baby shower for their third little one! Stephanie hit it out of the park with my shower when I was pregnant with Azelie, so almost as soon as she told me she was expecting, I all but demanded the chance to return the favor ;) I’m a firm believer that every baby deserves a celebration, especially because my own showers are some of my favorite memories from my pregnancies! Stephanie and her husband David requested a casual, co-ed party at their house, so we kept things super simple with a big spread of food, a mimosa bar, and great company. Since they don’t find out the genders of their babies till the births, I came up with a “celebrating their new mini” theme…aka, the perfect opportunity to stock up on all the mini snacks and treats at Trader Joe’s! It was such a fun gender-neutral baby shower theme, that could also be easily adapted for a boy or girl celebration. Here’s a peek at the party!

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Even without games or a dedicated time for gift opening, I wanted to include a few traditional baby shower elements: a book for guests to sign (this one is so sweet!) and a sheet for guessing the baby’s name, gender, stats, and birthday. I used all white and gold serving platters from my collection and then picked up these baby-themed plates and these inexpensive (but very cute!) eucalyptus napkins. I had high hopes for a peach balloon arch on their back porch, since most of the guests ended up outside, but sadly, the kit didn’t arrive in time. Thankfully, the beautiful, not-too-hot summer day made up for the lack of outdoor decor :)

The whole menu included: chicken and waffle bites (mini eggos + Just Bare chicken nuggets), cheese sandwich crackers, parmesan pigs in a blanket, chicken tacos, feta and caramelized onion pastry bites, chocolate chip cookies, sea salt brownie bites, gluten-free cupcakes, vanilla bean and cranberry orange scones, and chocolate-dipped vanilla ice cream cones…all in adorable petite form. I picked everything up from Trader Joe’s and Wegman’s, so all I had to do was heat some things up and then put it all on display. So easy and fun!

P.S. Our new little friend (and soon-to-be goddaghter!), Coryce “Cory” Quinn, arrived less than a month later on August 11!






  1. Em says:

    So very sweet! Having just tried those mini ice cream cones for the first time, I can attest that they were an excellent addition :)

  2. Caley says:

    So special and so beautiful x

  3. Dana says:

    So cute! Congrats, Stephanie!


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