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Blue And Yellow Teddy Bear Baby Shower

A couple of months ago I held this teddy bear baby shower for a friend who was expecting a little boy. Her request was to have a blue and lemon themed dessert table and the rest was left up to me.

I loved every minute of planning this party and I am super excited to share this with you today.

Teddy Bear Baby Shower

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Party Invitations:

We wanted to keep the invitations quite simple and “baby sweet”, so we decided upon pastel blue and lemon stripe with a classic teddy bear print.  The invitations set the scene for the party and all the decorations were based around this.

Teddy Bear Baby Shower Invitation

Teddy Bear Baby Shower Party Decoration:

The aim for the party decor was to be warm and inviting, but also calming and relaxing.  The blue and lemon worked beautifully together and teamed with white was perfect for the event.

The decorations were easy to organise and looked beautiful once set up.  To provide the vibrancy of colour, a row of tissue paper pom poms were placed above the dessert table.  Pom poms are incredibly easy to make and are great on the budget too.

You can learn how to make them for your own party by following a tutorial here.  Miniature tissue paper pom poms were also scattered around the table tops.

All the printables used for this party can be found in the Etsy shop.  I was thrilled with how the “It’s A Boy” teddy bear baby shower banner turned out and once all put together, gave a stunning backdrop to the dessert table.  The banner was hung using string and mini pegs.

A welcome sign sat on the dessert table which mimicked the invitation.   The same theme was used throughout the food tent labels, cupcake toppers and favor thank you tags.

Even some of the games and activities were used as decoration and they all maintained the same theme.

For an added splash of colour on the dessert table, I placed some bright yellow daisy’s in miniature milk bottles. These looked incredibly vibrant and gave the finishing touch to the table.

Teddy Bear Baby Shower Welcome Sign

Teddy Bear Baby Shower Banner

Blue and Yellow Tissue Paper Pom Poms

Yellow Daisys

Baby Shower Activities:

Some of the activities for this party also doubled as party decoration.  The ‘wishes for baby’ and’ baby prediction’ cards were used as banners.  They were hung up with mini pegs to match the “It’s A Boy” banner, and they looked utterly adorable.

One of the advantages of having them on display was that it reminded the guests to fill them in!

For the jar of joy, guests were asked to write a word of encouragement or something funny, to support the mummy to be when she might be feeling a bit tired or overwhelmed.  The jar was also filled with the mummy to be’s favourite chocolate bar for added comfort.

You can’t have a teddy bear baby shower without a teddy…..so I organised for a blue teddy to sit on the desset table which was for the guests to sign.

Three separate games were played with the guests.

1: Baby scattegories.  Guests were asked to think up one baby item from a description given on the scattegory card.  Items had to begin with an S and a B (initials of the parents to be).  Only unique answers were accepted so guests had to think of different answers to their friends.  This added a friendly level of competition!

2: Finish Mummy’s Phrase.  This game involved giving the mum to be a list of words prior to the party.  She was asked to add the first word that came to her mind when she read the word.  For example….”Sleep…deprived”. Guests had to try and guess the exact word that the mummy to be had written down.  This was quite funny to hear not only the mummy’s answers, but also answers that people thought she might have said!

3:  Memory recall game.  This involved providing the guests with plates filled with baby items and allowing them two minutes to remember as many baby items in front of them.  They were then given five minutes to try and recall as many items as possible.

Both the Baby Scattegory and Finish Mummy’s Phrase games, are available in the Etsy shop.

Teddy Bear Wishes For The Baby Cards

Teddy Bear Wishes For The Baby Cards

Teddy Bear Baby Prediction Cards

Teddy Bear Baby Shower Games

Baby Shower Games

Party Food:

Guests were invited to an afternoon dessert and the table was absolutely filled with delicious treats.  We kept with the yellow and blue theme even in the food presentation which consisted of chocolate cupcakes, macarons, lemon tarts, lollies, milky way teddy cars and lollies.

The standout feature on the table was the baby bump cake which featured an adorable blue and yellow flower and baby feet on the belly.  The cake, cupcakes and macarons were all supplied by A Delightful Bunch and were absolutely mouth watering.

The drinks were kept simple with a fruit punch.  It was served in mini milk bottles with matching ribbon and straws.

Baby Shower Belly Cake

Mini Milk Bottles

Blue and Yellow Macarons

Blue and yellow chocolate cupcakes

Lollies

Mini lemon tarts

Tiny Teddy Cars

Do you love these tiny teddy cars?  You can read the full tutorial on how to make them here.

Party Favors:

The party favors were very simple and followed the dessert idea for the party.  I made small bags of jelly babies tied with a blue ribbon and a matching thank you tag.

Teddy Bear Baby Shower Party Favors

Teddy Bear Baby Shower Party Favors

Teddy Bear Baby Shower Party Favors

Everyone had a wonderful afternoon and left with extremely full belly’s!

Do you think this teddy bear baby shower is pretty cute?  I’d love to hear what you think….drop a comment below!

Planning a baby shower like this one is easy once you know how.  The planning involves more than just choosing a great theme, which is why I have put together the ultimate party planning guide.

With all the answers at your finger tips “Planning the perfect party” saves you the stress and headache of trying to remember every facet of planning and hosting that baby shower party to be remembered, so you have more time to focus on the people and things that matter.

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Thanks for reading

Catherine

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99 Responses to Blue And Yellow Teddy Bear Baby Shower

  1. Cheryl August 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Aww, a teddy bear theme for a baby shower is so sweet! I love how everything came together and the color choices are perfect!

    • Catherine Holt August 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

      It was a lovely relaxed afternoon, which was exactly what the mum to be wanted and the teddy’s just made it look super cute 🙂 Thanks for popping by Cheryl 🙂

  2. Jacqui Odell August 26, 2013 at 12:07 am #

    I love the cake! It’s so cute. This would be prefect for my husband and I. We both love blue and yellow! Thanks for linking up to Party Time on Moms & Munchkins and we hope to see you next week!

    • Catherine Holt August 26, 2013 at 9:42 am #

      The cake tasted just as awesome as it looked Jacqui! Thanks for popping over and i’ll see you around the linky I’m sure 🙂

  3. Leila September 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    So freaking cute!!! I love it!!! The blue teddy bear with the writing on his stomach – did you make that or purchase it? He is adorable! I am definitely pinning this and coming back to it if one of my friends has a boy! Oh – or do pink and yellow for a girl! Thanks for the ideas!

    • Catherine Holt September 11, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

      Thanks Leila. You can purhcase those writable teddies….they are a great idea and you can tailor them to any event 🙂

  4. Alli September 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Simply adorable! What a beautiful baby shower.

    • Catherine Holt September 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

      Thanks so much Alli 🙂 It was such a wonderful afternoon.

  5. Candi September 11, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    I am so happy to see your site, I love your ideas for this party. Such cute food ideas and the bottles to drink out of are adorable. I am subscribing to your site, to see all the other great things you have in store.

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2013 at 9:12 am #

      Aw…thanks Candi. I love those mini milk bottles too. They are just as cheap as throw away cups, yet look awesome and are re-usable…win win!! Thanks for subscribing too 🙂

  6. SouthernMessMom September 12, 2013 at 1:27 am #

    Wow! My baby showers weren’t quite this in-depth on the planning side. However, this is beautiful. I can’t imagine the time, money and effort put into this! Love it!

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2013 at 9:16 am #

      I love the planning….it’s half the fun 🙂 Surprisingly the decorations for this party wen’t expensive at all. Tissue paper is cheap as chips and the whole printable set is available in my Etsy store for only $30 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  7. Jenna@CallHerHappy September 12, 2013 at 4:10 am #

    Don’t you love it when someone gives you a small idea and tells you to run with it? When I was ordering flowers for our wedding, I told them the colors, and then said, “Make them gorgeous!” There is no way I could have come up with what they did. Leave it to the pros!

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2013 at 9:17 am #

      Absolutely Jenna….a small idea allows the creative juices to flow 🙂

  8. Jen Schreiner September 12, 2013 at 4:21 am #

    Simply Precious! I love this idea. The treats came out great!

  9. Rachel Lavern September 12, 2013 at 6:15 am #

    Congratulations…you did a wonderful job with this baby shower! It seems that you did not leave out any details and the photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Michelle September 12, 2013 at 6:55 am #

    So adorable! I love the decorations! I admire your creativity.

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2013 at 9:18 am #

      Thanks Michelle. I had so much fun putting this together…the more you do…the more you want to do…lol

  11. Ali Gilbert September 12, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    That cake is awesome!! Did you do that yourself? All of these ideas are incredible! Love, love, love it!! Definitely going to use when I throw another baby shower. Thanks for sharing!

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2013 at 9:19 am #

      I would love to take credit for the cake, but no….not me. It was made by delightful bunch. So glad I could give you some ideas for your next shower 🙂

  12. adAstra @Flexines September 12, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    This is absolutely stunning! I am definitely saving this link for future reference–I’m 7 months along with a baby boy 🙂 I adore how the lemon and blue theme turned out and your stroke of genius to have the activities and games do double duty as decorations. I will probably just plan in my head as school, work, and flexibility/strength training tend to eat up my days pretty quick, lol!

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2013 at 9:20 am #

      Congratulations….exciting times ahead for you! My moto for decorating….use anything and everything…no point in hiding it away…lol. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  13. Renew Your Space September 12, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the flowers – so pretty!

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

      Thanks. The flowers are easy decoration and are so versatile for any theme 🙂

  14. Cherri September 12, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    Catherine,

    What a beautiful baby shower. Your blog is just as beautiful, also!

  15. Jill September 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Oh my goodness, what an amazing spread of food and decorations! Sounds like a fun party – and those teddy bear cars are adorable and look nice and easy too! I might have to try them myself sometime!

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

      Ah…the teddy bear cars are soooo easy to make, taste delicious and look so cute! You should definitely give them a try!!

  16. Adelien Tan September 12, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Wow, how happy the parents and the later baby boy are. The decoration looks very pretty and inviting. If I had another baby…

  17. Becca @ Bare Feet on the Dashboard September 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    That food looks incredible! You had me at the macaroons. I am a big fan of the tissue paper poofs as well. I make tissue paper flowers and use them to decorate around my house. So frugal and festive.

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

      Ha ha…I have to admit, those macaroons were pretty tasty!! I love tissue paper decorations too…cheap as chips, but look fabulous 🙂

  18. Jesi of MinivanMaverick.com September 12, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    That was the cutest baby shower! I loved the banner especially. Pulling off a party like that is major feat. Congrats!

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

      Ah thanks so much 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Jeryl M. September 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Cute ideas but unfortunately I don’t know anyone having a baby or likely to have a baby in the near future.

  20. Libby's Library September 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Absolutely FABULOUS! I love everything. I’ll be bookmarking this page so that I can come back and snag your great ideas. Thank you so very very much for sharing!

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

      Aww…thanks Libby. If you use the ideas, I’d love to see them 🙂

  21. Linsey September 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    The colours are gorgeous and the food looks delicious. I absolutely adore that cake. Well done.

    Linsey xx

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

      Thank you Linsey. The cake was an outstanding feature on the table…if only I could bake like that!!!

  22. Michelle September 13, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    Very nice blog! I love themed parties….love the tiny feet on the cake! So cute!
    Thanks

    • Catherine Holt September 13, 2013 at 9:21 am #

      Thanks Michelle. There is something pretty adorable about tiny hands and feet isn’t there 🙂

  23. Trista September 13, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    LOVE the colors and the cake! Great job!

    • Catherine Holt September 13, 2013 at 11:01 am #

      Thanks Trista. The colours were chosen by the mummy to be….I just filled in the blanks. But she chose very well didn’t she 🙂

  24. Michelle H September 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    This shower seemed to have a great balance between baby and sophistication, I love the pom poms.

    • Catherine Holt September 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      I’m so glad you think so Michelle as that is exactly what the mummy to be wanted 🙂 She wanted something stylish, but also cute and baby…and this is what I came up with. I am a huge fan of tissue paper pom poms too…they can be used for ANY party theme and look awesome 🙂

  25. Jacky September 14, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    So glad I found your blog… I’m considering opening up a party planning business… so inspiring!

    • Catherine Holt September 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

      Oh that’s really exciting Jacky. I would love to hear how you get on…please keep me updated!!

  26. Bethany September 14, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    Adorable! I think I would actually enjoy going to a baby shower like this. I love the personalized teddy bear – what a treasure to keep.

    • Catherine Holt September 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

      He he…thanks Bethany. Lots of people dread attending baby showers….they should be fun affairs. I’m glad this has given you some ideas 🙂

  27. Sarah B. @ Gut Food September 14, 2013 at 7:34 am #

    Love the pom pom garland and the ‘Finish Mummy’s Phrase’ game. Lovely decor and wonderful party tips! You put a lot of work in to this party and it really shows 🙂

    • Catherine Holt September 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

      The pom pom decorations are so easy to recreate and they are great because they can be used on almost any theme. Glad you liked them 🙂

  28. Jen September 14, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    Wow, you are one talented party planner! The baby shower was SO cute! I loved the mini milk bottles! 🙂

    • Catherine Holt September 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

      Thanks so much Jen 🙂 I am a huge fan of those mini milk bottles…they are just adorable 🙂

  29. sila September 14, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    wow! love the white and blue color theme…but seriously, the decorations are really cute and lovely! I can’t wait for my best friend to get pregnant so I have an excuse to host a baby shower LOL!

    • Catherine Holt September 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

      Ha ha..sounds like you need to tell her to get pregnant so you can throw her a party!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  30. Crisi September 14, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    You did a fabulous job with this theme. I love the blue teddy bear. Thanks for sharing.

    • Catherine Holt September 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

      Thanks Crisi. Those teddy bears are such a great idea as they are personal, cute and a lovely keepsake 🙂

  31. Missy September 15, 2013 at 1:02 am #

    You did a great job on this baby shower. I also have a friend who is having a boy & I just attended her baby shower. You had great ideas, I really like how the drinks were served in mini bottles w/ straws. I hope to experience my own baby shower one day. I’ll have to refer back to your post & e-book so it’ll go smooth & without stress.

    • Catherine Holt September 15, 2013 at 11:08 am #

      Thanks Missy. Baby showers are a lot of fun to organise because you can make them super cute, but they are ultimately an adults party. It’s fun being able to combine cuteness with sophistication. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  32. Becky @ Eliorah September 15, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    These are such cute ideas for a baby shower! I love the mix of blue and yellow! I will definitely be following you for future ideas!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  33. Carly September 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    I love this, the color scheme is PERFECT!

    • Catherine Holt September 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

      Thanks Carly. It was a very calming colour scheme which was great for the mummy to be 🙂

  34. Ashleigh Walls September 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    I would buy a present just to COME to this party! Oh what can I not say about it, I love the colors. The things to fill out are so cute and fun too, great to look back on.

    • Catherine Holt September 15, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

      He he…that made me laugh Ashleigh 🙂 Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

  35. Lisa September 16, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    Sooo cute and looks very simple. Will definitely tag your site for future in case I am evver in charging of planning a party.

    • Catherine Holt September 16, 2013 at 10:42 am #

      Thanks Lisa. Hope you find lots of inspiration here 🙂

  36. Kim {StuffedSuitcase} September 16, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Awww, so sweet. I love all the little details. I bet your friend was very pleased with your work and thankful for your help!

    • Catherine Holt September 16, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

      Thanks Kim. Yes, the mummy to be was very happy with the party and a few of the decorations even ended up hanging in the nursery 🙂

  37. Jennifer @ Little Silly Goose September 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    I absolutely love this! You can throw parties for me any day! I am actually in the midst of planning a baby shower for a friend who just adopted a baby girl. Whereas unfortunately I can’t steal your adorable teddy bear theme (we are doing butterflies as that is how the baby’s room will be decorated), I think we might try out the pom poms, signage, and a couple of the games. Thanks for sharing! By the way, the pictures you took are also amazing.

    • Catherine Holt September 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

      Thanks Jennifer. That sounds like a beautiful and very special baby shower you will be holding. Butterflies is also a gorgeous theme. Here is a butterfly party I held for my daughter…which may also give you a few ideas for the shower 🙂 http://smartpartyplanning.com/butterfly-theme-party-1st-birthday/ If you would like to share your party afterwards I would love to hear from you!

  38. Danielle September 16, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    This looks like a beautiful shower! What a cute cake!

    • Catherine Holt September 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

      Thanks Danielle. I have to admit…that cake was absolutely delicious 🙂

  39. Megan September 17, 2013 at 2:55 am #

    This is so cute. You put a lot of effort into this baby shower. I love everything about it.

    • Catherine Holt September 17, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

      Thanks Megan. The end result was definately worth all the effort 🙂

  40. Angela September 17, 2013 at 3:58 am #

    this is adorable! I love the little mason jars with blue straws. absolutely adorable!

    • Catherine Holt September 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

      Thanks Angela. I am a huge fan of those bottles….they are so cute!

  41. Aubrey @ Homegrown & Healthy September 17, 2013 at 4:10 am #

    So cute! I’m planning a shower right now (I actually already did my post on it though), I love the colors!

    • Catherine Holt September 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

      I will have to check out your baby shower Aubrey 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  42. Olivia @ This West Coast Mommy September 17, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Wow! That’s one incredible baby shower. Good job! All the decorations were so cute, and the food looks amazing!

    • Catherine Holt September 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

      Thanks Olivia, I had a great time making all the decorations and yes….the food was delicious 🙂

  43. Tim September 17, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Everyone loves teddy bears, right? My daughters are grown, and they still have their teddy bears from when they were infants. My eldest has even sewn her bear’s face back on after her dog tore it off. We now call it Frankenbear. This is a great bay shower theme.

    • Catherine Holt September 17, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

      Absolutely Tim…who doesn’t like teddy bears 🙂 This is the perfect theme for baby showers and also first birthday’s. Thanks for your comment.

  44. Elle September 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    I love the way the party theme is carried over into every aspect of the shower…that makes the shower really memorable for guests and Mom alike. That cake is absolutely adorable! Knowing the sex of the baby makes party planning so much easier!
    Elle

    • Catherine Holt September 17, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      Thank you Elle. I like to be able to coordinate the theme across the decorations etc where possible as it helps with the party flow. Knowing the sex of the baby certainly helps to pick colours 🙂

  45. Karen September 18, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    wow, wow, and more wow! Absolutely beautiful- You are so very crafty! I bet everyone had a great time at this party! Thanks so much for sharing this! Great Pictures!

    • Catherine Holt September 18, 2013 at 8:56 am #

      Thanks Karen. It was such a lovely afternoon, everyone had a great time. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  46. Alison September 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Wow! This is amazing and soooo cute! I’ve planned a couple baby showers but never am able to get stuff to come together quite this perfectly. Very impressive. I definitely know where to look next time I need some inspiration or ideas.

    • Catherine Holt September 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

      Thanks Alison, I’m glad I can give you some inspiration. Sometimes it’s just knowing where to start 🙂

  47. Lora @ Adventures of an Imperfect Supermom September 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    What cute shower ideas!!! I love the food especially!

    • Catherine Holt September 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

      Yum…the food was delicious Lora. I didn’t bake them but I certainly enjoyed eating them 🙂

  48. Chris Carter September 19, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    WOW what a shower!!! You clearly have a gift in party planning! I just love the ideas here…

    • Catherine Holt September 19, 2013 at 8:34 am #

      Aw, thanks so much Chris. I certainly do love the preparation (and of course holding parties) he he.

  49. Jen September 19, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    This is incredible! Remember the days of taste the baby food and guess the poopy diaper candy bar? Yuck! I prefer the classy shower!

    • Catherine Holt September 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

      Ha ha….I love chocolate but that poopy nappy game is something else!

  50. Jessie Cooper October 9, 2015 at 6:24 am #

    Thanks for the Teddy Bear Shower ideas! I pinned this.

    • Catherine Holt October 9, 2015 at 9:17 am #

      Thanks Jessie, glad you liked them and thanks for pinning! It’s always a gorgeous baby shower theme 🙂

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