My friend is expecting a boy in April, and since her nursery is an aquatic theme, the other hostesses and I had a lot of fun coming up with cute decor and food for her Under-the-Sea baby shower!
First, I decorated the living room coffee table with netting
On the fireplace mantle, I used my vintage lettering, some ocean colored ribbon, and two crab trap floats ($2.29 each ).
The dining room was magically transformed with the jellyfish chandelier.
I used a few more floats, netting, and pops of color from things I already had around the house, like the teal candlesticks. The plates and napkins were found on clearance at iParty, and the cute basket and cutlery is from the dollar store. I simply tied the napkins around a set of silverware and tied with a coordinating ribbon.
I made the same punch as I did for another baby shower, except this time, I froze the fruit ahead of time to keep it extra cold.
Since the shower was being held from 1PM to 4PM, we decided to keep the food light, as some people may have had an early lunch. In keeping with the theme, we made small tuna salad and chicken salad sandwiches, and put them on Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish bread!
I also made a warm crab dip (recipe later this week) and added low fat Ritz crackers and Wheat Thins.
As if the Goldfish bread wasn’t enough, we had to have actual Goldfish!
And for the sweet tooth, I had mini fish bowls (from the dollar store) filled with Swedish Fish and Gummy Worms.
As recently found on Pinterest, I decided to stuff sugar ice cream cones with fresh fruit. Next time I would use the larger waffle cones, but I thought these held a good amount of fruit -blueberries and grapes filled the bottom, and we topped with strawberries, peaches, pineapple, and raspberries.
And then there is Wally the Whale. He is a cake I made with Funfetti cake mix and cream cheese icing, topped with raspberry blue straws. He was so cute and so fun to make, I kind of didn’t want to cut him up! But he was delicious, and served as the perfect centerpiece too!
As if there was not enough sugar in the cake, we sent guests home with little fish baggies filled with kettle corn drizzled with chocolate.
So there is our baby under-the-sea themed shower!