Real Party: Black & Yellow Baby Shower

Today’s real party is a modern baby shower that I know you will just love!  The shower itself AND the gorgeous images capturing the event are both the work of Jennifer Skog, a talented photographer we’ve featured before on Half Baked.  Jennifer hosted this shower in honor of her best friend who was expecting her first baby.  The bold color palette of the nursery and two modern art pieces displayed in the nursery were the inspiration for the shower…. a black and white drawing of a Boston Terrier and a cute abstract of little purses.  Put all of that together and what you get is not your typical baby shower.  Let’s take a look at this modern black, white and yellow affair.
Black & Yellow Baby Shower

Black & Yellow Baby Shower

Black & Yellow Baby Shower

Here is a little of what Jennifer had to say about the shower:

“I took a lot of inspiration from one of my favorite designers, Gloria Wong’s French Whimsey themed wedding. I absolutely loved what she did, so I sort of did a mini version similar to it.  I found various different cups, vases and candle holders to paint white and use to hold flowers. We rented the chairs, table cloths, plates and glasses from Stuart Rental. My mom and I mixed her silverware and my silverware (which came from my grandmother) to give the tables a little more of an eclectic look. My mom and I designed, printed and stamped the labels ourselves.  My good friend Karen of Fresh Bloom provided the flowers….Karen made these totally cute arrangements with white branches and yellow blooms. I have a bunch of crystals on hand from my own wedding and marketing supplies, so we used them to hang crystals from the branches…. My new studio manager, Mel helped me bake the cookies. They match the shape of her dog and purse pictures. To cut the cookies, I printed out a large version of her artwork and traced the lines with folded up foil and wire. I was able to cut out the perfect shapes! My mom helped me frost them. We used them as our favors!”

From the purse shaped flower arrangements to the black and white dog cookies, I just adore this shower.  It is not your typical baby shower – it’s so much better!  A special thanks to Jennifer for sharing her images with us.  You can see more of Jennifer’s stunning work on her website and blog.

Coming up later this week, yet another modern baby shower you’ll love… only this one is yellow and grey!  And, be sure to enter our Cupcake Note Card Giveaway if you haven’t already.  We announce a winner on Friday!

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Suzy says

    I heart this shower. I’m planning a bridal shower for my best friend and thought I had decided on the colors/theme. But I like this so much more!!

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    Lisa says

    I love the wall art for the nursery. I see why it was the inspiration for the shower. Love the black and yellow together!

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    Carrie Sellman says

    Elsa – the baby carriages were purchased at Ross and then spray painted black. However, this event was held back in 2009.


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