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Party Reveal: Coffee and Cravings Baby Shower

My very, very good friend Meg is finally (finally!) expecting her second child. I love her to death, but I was told in no uncertain terms that if I was going to throw her a baby shower, I’d have to skip the pink and blue elephants and any other froufrou things that might be going through my mind. Good thing I’m flexible and don’t mind a challenge!

Coffee and Cravings Baby Shower Desserts

When I plan a party for someone close to me, I always take the personality of the guest of honor into consideration to design something she’ll love—it’s her party after all! For Meg, nothing fit her better than a Coffee, Cravings and Cabernet baby shower (the Cabernet was for the rest of us to toast to the soon-to-be baby).

Coffee and Cravings Baby Shower Desserts

This was a very small party, so I didn’t go overboard with desserts and food, but I did try to include a few things that the honored mama loves. A coffee bar was a must along with a few things she may have been craving a little bit—carrot cake, doughnuts and oreos! Stacking up the doughnuts and oreos in cake shapes on cake stands made them presentable for the coffee bar.

Baby Shower Coffee Station

Baby Shower Coffee Station

I must give a big shout out to my husband for creating the giant chalkboard out of plywood and fencing planks the day before the shower!

Coffee and Cravings Baby Shower Desserts

Handmade crepe paper poppies decorated the table where we sat to chat—they played off the neutrals in the room beautifully.

Black, White and Neutral Tablescape

There was more food stashed away in the kitchen, mostly of the finger food variety. Because it was a mid-afternoon party, we didn’t have to serve a meal, but we wanted something to pair with beverages.

Coffee, Cravings and Cabernet Baby Shower

Each guest was sent home with a custom coffee mug. My friend is a bit witty, so we opted for mugs with a few wry coffee quotes.

Coffee Mug Baby Shower Favors

This coffee and cravings baby shower was wonderfully fun, the guests stayed well past the party end time and the mama-to-be was beaming the entire time!

Jeanette Beck

Thursday 25th of June 2020

I absolutely LOVE all of these ideas! I want to give my daughter a "sprinkle" for her new baby (after having twins) and she loves coffee (decaf right now, of course). I love this theme, it's perfect. And love the Cabernet for me! :)

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Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

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Saturday 13th of February 2016

This is amazing! I would also love instructions on how to make the chalkboard, if that's not too much trouble? Thank you! :-)


Saturday 19th of December 2015

I absolutely love this idea. .. Would you be able to send me more pics and instructions on how your husband made the chalkboard ? This shower is lovely. Thank You!!!


Wednesday 19th of November 2014

This is too cute Paula! Seriously, love everything about this creative and fun shower. Maybe its because I love coffee almost more then i love babies. joking! Hope Meg had a blast.