While most sweet pea baby showers offer the literal meaning with green colors and actual peas in their pods, green was far befitting of the sweet and sassiness that is this baby girl. Cara of Kigginsanity wanted everything to be bright and cheery, and what says “bright and cheery” to a baby girl on the way better than pinks and yellows, flowers, and a load of sweets. ”For the theme, I ran with the “sweet” part and the “pea” just flowed out while discussing the words “baby” and “sweet” together in the same sentence.”
For the candy bar, Cara wanted it to have height as well as as depth. She and her co-host, Tiffany, raided their cabinets for any type of clear glass containers, finding apothecary jars, candy bowls, spaghetti dispensers, a margarita glass, mason jars, goblets, and vases.
“I wrapped florists foam blocks in cute wrapping paper and used those to stand the Lollipops and cotton candy in. This way they were upright instead of laying down in a boring heap. For the cotton candy, I used an apple corer on the foam so it would sit down far enough to not fall over.”
To add more accessories to her candy dessert table, Cara even jumped into Photoshop to make pink and yellow tags for the favors, cotton candy, giant lollipops, and wrappers for the mini candy bars to match her sweet pea theme.
Cara used long stem hydrangeas in pink and yellow for the center piece. They popped perfectly against the white linen table cloths with pink organza overlay to add the perfect girly girl touch.
You’ve heard the saying “beauty is pain”, as in those stilettos might be painful but you wear them anyway because they’re downright darling. For Cara, that summed up the matching colors for this shower. “I wanted everything to match so when picking out candy, I was only looking at colors which may explain why we had so many Lemon-heads left over. I was kind of surprised how hard it is to find yellow candy out there.” She was able to find pink giant and regular Lollipops, yellow unicorn pops, pink cotton candy, Lemon-heads, Maple covered almonds, Hershey Bar Mini’s, pink and white M&M’s, Pink and Yellow Twizzlers, frosted Cinnamon Hearts, Nerds, butter mints, pillow mints, Pineapple gummi-bears, frosted lemon drops, Peach discs and Hershey’s Raspberry hugs (because they were wrapped in pink).
Thanks for sharing your sweet pea day with us Cara!