Real Party: Ladybug Baby Shower

If you missed yesterday’s post, I shared some exciting news.  My husband and I are expecting our first child, due in September!  And to welcome our new little girl, my family hosted an adorable baby shower in Houston.  It was such a treat to go back home to Texas and see my family and friends!  And thanks to some very special ladies who were crafting and cooking for days, this pink and brown ladybug shower was just perfect for our new little lady.
Ladybug Baby Shower in Pink & Brown

Guests helped themselves to a candy favor bar with pink and brown M&M’s and taffy. Glass favor jars were topped with ladybugs, of course!

Ladybug Baby Shower in Pink & Brown

There were pink and brown ladybugs everywhere!  From the diaper cake to the name tags, food tags and paper lanterns.  Even the sign outside welcoming the guests.  The menu included spinach dip, tarragon pasta salad, fruit, cheese, chicken wraps and chicken salad sandwiches (my pregnancy craving!).  Drinks included mint iced tea, lemon water and a mango punch.  For sweets, we enjoyed M&M cookies, little petit four cakes shaped liked ladybugs and these addictive Oreo truffle balls.  Yumm!

Everything was just perfect and the food was delicious!  I couldn’t have felt more love for our new little girl.  Thanks to Ashley, Cathy, Jenn and Sheila for hosting such a wonderful shower to welcome Baby Sellman.

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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    Ashley says

    We had some high standards to live up to, but it all came together nicely and I had so much fun doing it! Best part was getting to see the beautiful mom to be! Congrats and Love ya!

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    Meredith says

    Super cute! I love the “Lil Lady” sign and the candy jars. Creativity definitely runs in the family!

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    This is such an adorable way to use the pink and brown polka dots!! I so enjoyed seeing all of this. The menu sounds delicious too.

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    Cathy says

    Carrie, it was so good to see the new beautiful you, :) ! We are wishing you all the best everyday! I must say a BIG WOW is in order to Jennifer and Ashley for all the creative ‘lady-dot’ decor. Even down to the escapee lady bug crawling off the lantern onto the hanging ribbon (Sheila!). The Truffles are a MUST share recipe! Carrie, we will be up there in spirit for your next shower! Much Love! Cathy-n-Kids

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    Christina says

    I MUST know where to purchase the decor for this shower! My cousin is in love with pink and brown and I know she would die for a shower like this, and well, I am throwing it, so I plan to deliver the best suuprise babyshower yet! ;)Please give me as much info as you can! Thanks much

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    Carrie Sellman says

    Christina – My sisters threw this shower in honor of our little girl (who was just born last week!). They spent weeks creating all of the decor that you see in the photos, so unfortunately it’s not something you can go purchase. I do know that they purchased a ladybug hole punch to create the little ladybugs that are attached to the signs and name tags. It’s a Martha Stewart punch available at Michael’s.

    Good luck and have fun planning your cousin’s shower! Be sure to send us pictures if you’d like to have it featured on Half Baked!

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    AJ says

    I have been looking for pink&brown ladybug stuff, and came across your site I. I love it, going to copy. Thanks for posting.

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    huitzy says

    Hello: i’m from Tabasco, Mexico … i must buy invitations and things of you … please give me price and if they give service to mexico..

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    Safiyah+3 says

    Hello, my mom is trying to plan my shower for my first daughter
    I am so excited. I would like to do the pink and brown ladybug theme, but new help. Can you please help us?
    Thank you

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    Hannah says

    Hi I’m having my shower December 8th and I’m doing pink and brown ladybug theme and I love how you did yours ! I was wondering where I can purchase the decorations and things at !? Can you help me please ?!
    Thanks (:


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