A Blue and Chocolate Brown Baby Shower for a Lucky Baby Boy

blue and chocolate brown baby shower decorations at the entrance

Lindsay McGarity held a baby shower at her mom Lisa Morris’ home in honor of her best friend Victoria Netherton and her baby boy James. Being big James Taylor fans, “we all started calling him ‘Sweet Baby James,’ McGarity said. The blue and chcolate brown theme began with paisley and polka dot print plates and napkins that Lisa found. She carried the colors throughout the day.

Host Lindsay is quite the crafter, creating both the welcome sign and invitations for the day. “I made an inexpensive welcome sign for the front porch by decoupaging scrapbook paper onto a wooden circle and stamping the letters. I distressed it by smudging some paint around the edges.” Lindsay created the invitations digitally, printed them on cardstock and backed them with the paisley patterned paper. The invitation read: “Shower the People You Love with Love…Join us for a Baby Shower in honor of Victoria Netherton and Sweet Baby James.”

blue and chocolate brown baby shower decorations and table decor

“The island centerpiece was easy to make, and it made a huge statement,” said Lindsay. She created it by sticking store-bought branches down into glass pebbles poured into a tall container to anchor them. “We strung ribbon through inexpensive ornaments, such as baby bottles, carriages, and pacifiers, and hanged them from the branches.”

She also made three little baby blocks by covering Styrofoam with patterned scrapbook paper and stamping the baby’s initials on one side, then ABC, 123, etc. on the other sides. “I distressed the edges with paint. My friend was able to take them home with her after the shower to add to Baby James’ nursery shelf.” The punch was a frothy blue to match the theme. A blue rubber ducky to float in it for added effect.

blue and chocolate brown baby shower decorations and table decor

Various games were played throughout the day, but Lisa said the most fun was playing ‘The Cotton Ball Game’ (pictured). “Two guests (or more) at a time are blindfolded and try to spoon cotton balls from the bowl on their lap into the bowl held on top of their head. They only have 30 seconds to get as many in as possible. It’s pretty tough since the cotton balls are almost weightless on the spoon and it’s very funny to all the other guests who can see that they are scooping up nothing but air most of the time!”

blue and chocolate brown baby shower decorations and table decor

“My Mom, Sister, and I enjoy making these favor boxes (left) to give out to guests during the holidays or parties we host, so we knew they’d be perfect for the baby shower! We fold patterned scrapbook paper to form two boxes that fit together. We filled them with blue and brown M&M’s and other small chocolates, then tied with a ribbon. Guests picked them up on their way out.”

The Mother of the Mom-To-Be, Peggy Looney, ordered the cake and petite fours from a local bakery, and they did a beautiful job mimicking the pattern on the plates and napkins and it tasted wonderful, too!

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  1. Brenda says:

    hahahaha.. this is cool… perhaps i would use this as one of my sources for my own baby shower and i hope it very soon

  2. Jina says:

    Love it!! What great ideas you had! I am planning a baby shower for my best friends as we speak. She is have a boy as well…his name is Aiden…we are all SO excited and anticipating his arrival. Her baby shower color theme is chocolate brown & blue as well. I fell in love with your centerpiece with the branches and have been looking high and low for them. Could you tell me where you found them? Thanks so much for your help.


  3. Lindsay McGarity says:

    We got the branches at Hobby Lobby, but you could find them at any store that sells floral stems or even trim a tree in your yard and use real, natural branches.

    Thanks for the compliments!

  4. Victoria Netherton says:

    My baby shower was beautiful. Lindsay did a wonderful job putting it together and the theme was perfect. She is so creative and she amazes me all the time her new ideas!

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  6. stacey says:

    Hi! You are very creative and the shower looks fab! May I ask how you made the blue punch?

  7. Jessikat says:

    I was able to find it on all recipes.

    1 (0.13 ounce) package blue, berry flavored unsweetened drink mix
    1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
    1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle white cranberry juice
    8 scoops vanilla ice cream
    1 cup white sugar, or to taste
    1.In a large punch bowl, stir together the drink mix, lemon-lime soda, and white cranberry juice. Taste, and stir in sugar to your liking. (I like to add the whole cup.) Float scoops of ice cream on the top. The ice cream melts somewhat and turns the punch a beautiful baby blue color with frothy white clouds floating on the top.

  8. tinkerbell says:

    Very awesome and affordable ideas! Thank you!

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