We had a beautiful tiny dancer “ballerina” theme baby shower for my SIL who owns a dance studio! A baby shower with pink details was the perfect way to celebrate her first baby girl. Sharing an overview of everything from favors, to decor, to brunch food below!
Tiny Dancer “Ballerina” Themed Baby Shower with Pink Details
We channeled all shades of pink for the baby shower details. We started with a light pink shade of ballet slippers and built the colors from there. I love using different shades of the same color, so we did a contrast with a dark pink tutu vibe.
Pink and White Table Setting
To be honest, after I bought the disposable light pink tablecloths from Dollar General I started questioning if it was time to invest in some white table cloths to always have on hand. I added the tablecloths to my wedding registry and stuck with the pink ones to keep on theme.
We set the table with white square paper plates.
Pink Candy Bar
A pink candy bar was one of the ways we could tackle both decor and a thank you for everyone who was able to come celebrate. We went with 5 packaged candy options. As far as the candy goes, we used Laffy Taffy, Saltwater Taffy, Starburst, DumbDumbs and Hershey Kisses. Some other pink candy ideas are Jolly Ranchers, Rock Candy Crystal Sticks, Tiny Twist Pops, M&Ms, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Airheads, Sour Gummy Lips, Nerds, Caramels, Now and Later, Tootsie Pops, Jelly Beans, Pez and Sour Patch Kids. We picked up a few disposable scoops from Dollar General, but you can order a 5 pack from Amazon for $7.
You can use clear vases with large openings that you already own (this is what we did). The key is making sure the opening is wide enough to get items out, and has some height to be a great decor piece. If you don’t have vases you can use, a cost effective way to tackle this would be to go to Dollar General or Goodwill! I personally don’t think this element is worth finding a disposable option. If you’re on the hunt for some unique vases/containers that you can order online, here are a few!
Flowers + Balloons
I’m a big fan of balloons, but let’s be honest that’s not shocking in today’s world. We went with a simple oh baby balloon over the candy bar, and a balloon garland as a backdrop for the present opening area. For flowers, we ordered fresh flowers (pink, white and greenery) from the local florist. If you have a use in your home, or have future events you’re helping with, I think artificial is a good option to explore.
Baby Shower Brunch Food + Drink
The ballerina baby shower was held in the late morning, so we went in the brunch direction! We wanted to keep it simple on the prep side, so focused on things that could be made ahead of time.
Personally, I love the aesthetic of boards… Presentation makes everything taste better, says me. The delicious cinnamon rolls were from Swirls Bakery- be sure to follow them on Instagram for more mouthwatering goodness. We had the original and lemon, both were a huge hit. These were the statement piece for the board, and we surrounded them with bacon, sausage, deviled eggs, donut holes and fresh fruit!
Tiny Dancer “Ballerina” Themed Baby Shower Rice Krispie Treats
The Pink Ballerina Rice Krispie Treats were a mix of two different things we found on Pinterest! We came across a ballerina marshmallow dessert that fit the baby shower with pink details theme, but didn’t think marshmallows would go over well. We also came across Rice Krispie treats with a pink frosting… Put the two together, and you have the cutest ballerina treats!
Baby Shower with Pink Details Cake
The cake was all about the different shades of pink and sweet ruffles! We topped it with a delicate topper ordered from Amazon. It was made locally in Belleville, Kansas by Sunflour Bakery. Be sure to follow them on Facebook!
It’s not brunch without some mimosas! We did a juice bar with three different juice options, fresh fruit and had champagne and vodka available. I know champagne is traditional, but sometimes it’s too bubbly for me, which is where the Western Son Vodka comes in.
Baby Shower Favors
Looking back, I think the pink candy bar would have been enough of a baby shower favor, but I loved putting the favors together and have no regrets. Because there were a few kids and teens invited, and some people don’t drink, we did a few different type of favors. The quantity of each favor category was based on the guest count in the category. I did a few extra floaters just in case for the “alcohol” and “non alcohol” bags. These favors weren’t so much a tiny dancer baby shower themed bag, but I did use pink details to tie them in with the theme.
Western Son Vodka
I love Western Son Vodka personally, so it was an easy choice for me when it came to what mini alcohol bottles to include. I love that Western Son has some delicious flavors, too. This was a great price point, in my opinion, for an alcohol, too. It’s not the highest shelf vodka, but it’s also not super cheap tasting. When I tell you this was a hit… it was a HIT.
Nail polish is another fun gift to include in the favor. It could be a stand alone gift, or part of a little goodie bag. You can stick to one color, or mix it up. You can also do a fun gift tag like… Ten little fingers, ten little toes or Mani Thanks.
Tula Eye Gels
I think under eye patches are a fun thing to include in a baby shower favor bag! A little self care goes a long way. I personally love the Tula Eye Gels, they come in a box with 4 pouches in it. You can also find affordable bulk options on Amazon. We also used these eye gels in our destination wedding welcome bags!
A fabulous addition to any gift is Liquid IV. I used Liquid IV as an alternative to the vodka shots for people who didn’t drink or were under age. Flavor wise, I think Watermelon is a fun gift bag choice! PS- code StreetsBeatsEats works for 25% off.
Favor Bag + Filler
Baby Shower Entertainment + Activities
Although I haven’t been to many baby showers personally, I’ve heard lots of chatter when it comes to games that are fun, boring, etc. So we went out of the box with the baby shower games!
Baby Shower Games
We did three games, which was the perfect amount for our brunch. We started with an emoji nursery rhyme game, ordered from Etsy. There were a few similar games we had our eye on: emoji baby book and baby word scramble. Following that, we played baby bingo. Traditionally this is something you would play as gifts were being opened, but with this not being the first her first baby we didn’t think many items would be gifted to her.
The last game we played was a game I made up with the newlywed game as inspiration. I asked the two kids a handful of questions before the shower, and based on the answers they gave us, created 10 “this or that” questions for the shower. I recorded the session asking the boys the questions, which makes a fun keepsake for the family, too.
While not necessary, I do think it’s a nice touch to have gifts/prizes for the winners!
When you first walked into the venue (which was a co-working space… don’t be afraid to think outside the box!), there was a table to address an envelope to yourself. This is to help the parents get thank you cards out with one less step.
Much like any event, we had a section ready to go for signing the guest book. We did a piece of art for the baby’s wall, but a close second was doing a baby book.
Last but not least, presents! Don’t forget to set up an area for gifts and a place for opening the gifts.
Baby Shower Invites + Signage
I used Canva to create cohesive invites and signs for the tiny dancer baby shower. I found a bright pink tulle to use for the letters, and did the light pink background to match a ballet slipper. The invites were printed at Staples.
For the signage, I did 4×6 print outs so I could easily print the photos at Walgreens and use Amazon white frames. I picked out frames that I wanted to use in our house following the baby shower to be smart with the purchase.
The signs I created were for Mom-osa Bar, signing the guest book, writing address on thank you card and favors.
If creating something on your own isn’t your style, be sure to check out ballerina baby shower themed invites + signs on Etsy!