Out of this World Baby Shower + Ice Cream Sundae Bar!

At Paper Source, we love baby showers, and none was more special than one we recently hosted for our favorite Paper Source couple: Karen, creative director, and Sean, inventory control specialist. With help from the talented Design team, we pulled together a wonderfully sweet celestial celebration.

Our first step is always to come up with a great theme. Karen and Sean pointed us in the right direction by revealing that their nursery would have a constellation theme with colors of Night, Poppy and Gravel. And, like many a mom-to-be before her, Karen was constantly craving ice cream. Perfect!…a space-themed baby shower featuring tasty ice cream treats.

ice cream sundae bar

I scream, You scream… we took our ice cream sundae bar to the next level by featuring creative topping combinations. Our sign didn’t lie – these sundaes were out of this world! Some of our favorite recipes were the Salty Space Dog (caramel, peanuts, potato chips), Red Planet (toasted coconut, chocolate sauce, cinnamon & cayenne dust), and Spunky Dunker, inspired by Karen’s high school job at a local doughnut shop (vanilla glaze, doughnut holes, chocolate espresso beans). Galvanized tubs held root beer and orange soda for making floats, and rich vanilla and chocolate ice cream to create sundaes.

ice cream sundae recipes

We used our gift display as the feature wall in the room. Claudia created a wonderful “We Love You to the Moon and Back” poster that is now framed as art in the baby’s nursery. The Design team illustrated a fantastic collection of space themed onesies numbered 1-12 so baby can wear one each month during his first year. The planets (including honorary Pluto), plus the sun, moon, and stars got us to the 12 we needed. The onesies hung along a clothesline for all to see, and Maria created a stunning hand-painted box to hold these special onesies in the years to come.

space themed onesies

sun onesieneptune onesie

love you to the moon and backbaby shower painted box

Our baby shower game was unconventional, but perfect for the event. Have you ever heard of a little girl name Andromeda or Luna? In Stellar Baby Names, we asked guests to decide whether each celestial-themed baby name was for a boy or girl.

space baby shower game

And because no event is complete without a parting favor, guests left with a moon pie as a thank you for celebrating Karen, Sean and their little bundle.

space baby shower favors

moon pie shower favors

We’re over the moon about meeting Baby Davis later this month!

– Ann

Favorite PS colors: peacock & slate
Favorite PS product: Chevron Table Wrapping Paper

4 Responses to “Out of this World Baby Shower + Ice Cream Sundae Bar!”

  • Karen says:

    A huge thank you to our amazing coworkers for this beautiful shower! It was truly out of this world! XO-Karen & Sean

  • Emily says:

    This is amazing! Love love love all the details of the sundae bar!

  • Kellie says:

    My daughter is named Stella, and I LOVE the stars theme for her! I’ve been wanting a stars/space theme birthday party for her 1st, and these are some awesome ideas.

  • Kelsey McCall says:

    This is awesome! Is there an original file of the planet designs printed on the onesies? If so, would you consider sharing it for purchase? My sister-in-law would love this and we are just planning her shower! Thanks for the help!

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