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Baby shower ideas: Milk and cookies

Are you looking for unique baby shower ideas? Check out this gorgeous milk and cookies-themed party—there are roses and chalkboard banners, too.

By Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta

Baby shower ideas: Milk and cookies

Photo: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta

Baby shower ideas: Milk and cookies

Sweet inspiration

Baby shower ideas: Milk and cookiesPhoto: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta

Celebrate both parents

When I design events, I like to take advantage of contemporary themes. For a grey colour scheme, I thought adding a chalkboard element would be youthful, rustic and fun. For another playful element, we turned the dessert table into a Milk and Cookies Bar.

The soon-to-be daddy has a daily ritual of eating milk and cookies each night, so to personalize the event and add a hint of daddy, we stocked up on everyone’s favourite cookies, along with strawberry, chocolate and 2% milk.

Baby shower ideas: Milk and cookiesPhoto: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta

Invitations

For fun invitations to match the party's style, we sent out silver cards and envelopes embellished with chalkboard-themed print and pink patterned scrapbook paper.

Where to buy?
Cards and envelopes, Dollarama
Scrapbook paper, Michaels

Baby shower ideas: Milk and cookiesPhoto: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta

Milk and Cookies Bar

All types of cookies were baked by friends and family, including super-cute pink and white decorated cookies by Christine Boikovitis—the soon-to-be aunt!

Baby shower ideas: Milk and cookiesPhoto: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta

Savoury food ideas

We decided to make a menu based on the mommy-to-be’s favourites, including quiche, authentic spanokopita, flatbreads, salad, pasta salad, potato salad, an assortment of cheeses and charcuterie. Her wonderful friends and family contributed to the amazing spread!

Baby shower ideas: Milk and cookiesPhoto: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta

Games

Have fun with a variety of different baby shower games, like "Guess the size of mommy’s tummy!" or "What’s in the bag?" (this tests mommy’s knowledge of baby-related items with her eyes closed). Guests loved our mobile photo booth with chalkboard message and props.

Baby shower ideas: Milk and cookiesPhoto: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta

Decorations

We made DIY pink, grey and black rosettes from scrapbook paper (how-to here) to adorn the walls. I designed a chalkboard-themed banner as well as Welcome, Thank You and Milk and Cookie Bar signs, and arranged blush roses in vintage milk jug bud vases around the room.

Where to buy?
Scrapbook paper, Michaels
Vases, Ikea
Roses, Hofland
Frames, DeSerres

Baby shower ideas: Milk and cookiesPhoto: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta

Favours

For fun goodie bags, we put sugar cookie mix and cookie cutters in DIY black paper bags with ‘Thank you’ written on them in chalkboard marker.

Where to buy?
Cookie cutters, McCall's Bakers Warehouse
Black wrapping paper, Party City
Chalkboard marker, DeSerres

Baby shower ideas: Milk and cookiesPhoto: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta

More baby shower theme ideas

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One reader gives us the lowdown the inspiration behind her adorable old-timey baby shower.

Baby shower ideas: Milk and cookiesPhoto: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta

This article was originally published on Jun 02, 2015
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