I threw this Winter Wonderland Little Penguin Baby Shower for a good friend of mine who I found out was having a baby girl. Since we were going to have the shower in December, I thought a Winter Wonderland was a must! I found out that she likes penguins, so I thought a girly pink penguin would be perfect.
Celebrated Party Features:
- Hot Cocoa Bar with all the fixin’s!
- Penguin Cake Pops with the cutest little pink hats
- Wishes for Baby “Wishing Tree” with cut out snowflakes hanging from it
- Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrubs in jars with penguin favor tags
I just love penguins! I designed the printables with snowflakes and a chevron print, because the mommy-to-be is a fan of chevron prints too. I made a simple table runner with chevron fabric I found at JoAnn Fabrics and layered it on top of a pink and a white tablecloth. I knew I wanted to have snowflakes “falling” in the background, so I cut out snowflakes and glittered them with the most amazing super fine and sparkly glitter I found at Michael’s! I glued each of the snowflakes to baker’s twine and hung them to the silver backdrop.
A Hot Cocoa Bar for a Winter Wonderland party is a must, so I set out to find the the best hot cocoa recipe. My guests loved it! We topped our hot chocolate with pink peppermint mallows, french vanilla mallows, mini chocolate chips, and whipped cream. We also used peppermint sticks and hazelnut piroulines as stir sticks. It was delicious! It went perfectly with my almond snowball cookies and old-fashioned pink popcorn.
We made peppermint mocha and red velvet cupcakes topped with beautiful fondant work by Fancy Cakes, and others were adorned with glittered tulle snowballs by Fizzy Party. The cutest little pink penguin cake pops by Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins were also a big hit.
I wanted to do something special for my friend, so I created a “Wishes for Baby” Tree. I created a sign with examples of sayings to help each guest think of something they wanted to write for the baby, such as “I hope you love….” and “I hope you grow….” etc. Each guest got to write a note on a snowflake and placed it on the tree. The mommy-to-be got to take the special snowflakes home at the end as a keepsake for baby.
For shower games, we played The Celebrity Name Game, The Clothespin Game, and Find the Safety Pins in a Bowl of Rice game (does that one have an official name?) That turned out to be a fun game and was much harder than it looks. For the winner’s prizes, I made homemade Pink Peppermint Sugar Scrubs!
The guests each got to take home foaming soaps and hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works. I picked out fun Winter scents like “Fresh Sparkling Snow” and “Winter Candy Apple” to go with the theme. I bagged them together with a cute custom penguin favor tag I designed. I worked with so many wonderful vendors who helped me pull it all together, and I could not have done it without them!
Winter Wonderland Pink Penguin Baby Shower Ideas
Vendor Credits: Styling & Design – Katie Farmer at Celebration Lane
Photography – Judith Maroudas Photography Printable Banner, Cupcake Toppers, Tags, Stickers, Table Tents, Favor Bags, Tissue Poms, Twine, Paper Straws – Celebration Lane
Penguin Cake Pops – Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins
Fondant Cupcake Topper – Fancy Cakes
Tulle Snowball Cupcake Toppers – Fizzy Party
Decorated Snowflake Sugar Cookies – Kima’s Konfections
Peppermint Mallows: The Marshmallow Studio & Jet-Puffed