One of my favorite things to do is to put together playlists. Especially for people who love music and are super special to me. This Baby Shower playlist was created specifically for my friend Melissa. Since I met her online in my early days of blogging, I thought it would be fitting to throw her a virtual baby shower with some of our other online friends!
Melissa is expecting her first sweet baby in a few weeks and I couldn’t be happier for her! She’s going to make the best mom ever and I can’t wait to see her raise this little guy (a boy!)! Carmen and I gathered some friends to help celebrate Melissa online since we’re spread out all over the United States and couldn’t attend her real shower. Be sure to check out their posts too (they’re all listed at the end of the post!)
But first, a few baby shower ideas for throwing a music-inspired party! Melissa is a music lover, like I am, so I knew it would be fun to do a music-themed shower. Since she loves the band Paramore, and they’re song, Ain’t It Fun, was just out, we used that as the jump-off point. And, of course, Ain’t It Fun is definitely one of the baby shower songs.
Sarah of Sarah Hearts, created what is my most favorite baby shower invitation ever (which was also used at the real baby shower held in Melissa’s honor). We’re just going to ignore my remedial Photoshop job of hiding important info…
If I got to throw Melissa a real-life shower, this is what it would look like. I took my cues from the invitation and pulled out some “boy” colors and mixed them with some brighter, spring-like colors. I’d set out an iced tea bar but have a special cup for the guest of honor. And while some people won’t be drinking, I’d make sure there is a little something special for the people who want to.
For the food, I’d keep it really simple. I’d serve snacky foods, because who doesn’t love snacks? Popcorn is always a hit. And my fave goat cheese appetizer never disappoints. And when you have Firefly Confections doing your favors, you better order some extra to have out on the tables. Sandy’s caramels are so stop-you-in-your-tracks delicious that EVERY single person will be talking about them. No exaggeration. And Sandy might be one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. I’d round out the food with a delicious dessert and maybe a salad of some kind. Maybe. Salad just isn’t that exciting.
It’s not a party without confetti but I like to keep it a little bit more contained. Confetti is a great way to add color to a party table no matter how you use it. So I try to keep the mess down by keeping most of it in a vessel like this cup or even in small glass baby food jars. I like fun. Just controlled fun.
(confetti from The Flair Exchange)
I always do an edible favor at my parties. I’ve found guests love them especially because they know they don’t have to feel bad for throwing a tchotchke away. Most ladies will take their favor and say they are on a diet but you know they eat it the minute they get to the car. What’s even better is that these came ready to go, including gift tags, so it didn’t add to my workload. Reach out to Sandy to coordinate your next party favors. She’s amazing to work with and also a friend of Melissa’s.
Favors are a great way to also play up personality traits of the guest of honor. If we had had more time, Sandy would have made butterbeer flavored caramels since Melissa is a huge Harry Potter fan. It’s all about making her feel extra special, right?
(Sea Salt Caramel Favors from Firefly Confections)
Baby Shower Playlist for Melissa
And because Melissa and I share a love of music, I decided that my contribution would be a baby shower playlist. To help me, I brought in another music-loving friend of ours, Amy Belle Isle, to create the playlist with me. Amy and I met online when she had her own party planning blog. She has since left to work on event planning full-time for a non-profit but she has always kept in touch and supported us bloggers so I wanted to make sure she had a way to show Melissa the love also. We hope you enjoy it!
Play the music below or head to Spotify
I love to use Spotify to create my playlists. I have a premium account which means there are no ads and you can usually find all the music you are looking for really easily. These baby shower songs are a mix of some of Melissa’s favorites and other really great songs to play at a baby shower!
Be sure to head to Melissa’s site to see why we love her!
And head to the other gals sites to see what they contributed for the shower!
Casa de Crews // Giggles Galore
Visit Firefly Confections for all your caramel needs!
Did you have music at your baby shower?? Do you remember what was on the baby shower playlist??
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