Summer Sherbet Baby Shower

Oh Baby! It sure was a sweet celebration for Victoria’s baby on the way! The event designer at A Good Affair Wedding & Event Design says she “knew putting together a baby shower for my first baby would have to be all sorts of amazing.” And boy, was it! Her summer sherbet baby shower featured bright orange & marbled balloons, gold baby blocks, and some of the prettiest pink dahlias we ever did see! Plus, lots of other fun and unique details, of course! Here more from the mama to-be below on how this cute baby shower came together.

I’m not much of a girly girl, and having gone through many blush/pink wedding designs in my career, I wanted to use a refreshing palette to welcome baby Corinne. I chose sherbet as the theme because I love the combination of pinks, oranges and yellows. These colors are bright and vibrant, perfect for summer baby shower in the middle of June.

The large “Corinne” blocks were refurbished from a Toys for Tots event last Christmas, which will now be placed in Corinne’s nursery. They were repainted in raspberry, lemon and tangerine colors. Little booties, carriages, bottles and blocks were spray painted matte gold for accents. (Of course, being pregnant, I wasn’t allowed to do any of the painting.) Corinne’s daddy did an amazing job at taking direction while mommy had to stand on the side lines, itching to just paint one last perfect coat.

I created a pregnancy FAQ frame that gave information on my due date, pregnancy cravings/blahs, how far along I was, and coincidentally at 30 weeks, baby was the size of a tub of ice cream! I also created a pregnancy timeline that listed milestone moments such as when we found out the gender and choosing her name.


The table scape consisted of floral arrangements put together by The Flower Boutique. I wanted the flower combination to be ombre so we chose orange and yellow roses with peach garden roses. I also added the yellow balls to create a fun look. I am absolutely in love with the round dahlias which we placed in ice cream cones. And what’s a party without a great photo backdrop? Since the blocks already featured her name, I had My Custom Cuts create an “Oh Baby!” sign accompanied by a whimsical balloon arch by Balloonzilla.

I had requested Intricakes to make a marble cake for the shower with the theme colors, and of course, she went above and beyond and created a 3-tiered cake with frosting drips! I love that she chose a red cake stand to add the perfect pop of color and tie everything together. Corinne has been a big fan of her berries and cream cake throughout my pregnancy when I join my clients on their tastings of the delicious cakes!

Everything was beautifully captured by the talented Alec Nguyen. Given my busy schedule as a wedding planner, I decided to have my maternity shoot the same day. What better setting than one of my event designs? 

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