You Are My Sunshine baby shower!

This weekend, with 5 of my friends, I co-hosted a baby shower for a very dear friend.

We decided on a You Are My Sunshine theme for the shower. We focused on yellow and orange with touches of gray for the color scheme. She’s having a baby boy, so we wanted it to be boyish without being too dark.

I called on my friends at Sweet Birdie’s Nest to do the invitations, banner, party circles and cupcake toppers. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. They’re so good!

I started looking on Pinterest a few months ago for some inspiration and found a handful of things.

For the drink table, we had water garnished with oranges (which was really good) and my mom’s yummy banana and pineapple punch. That stuff is so addicting! The banner said “Allyson’s Little Sunshine.”

The board with the You Are My Sunshine lyrics came out of my guest bedroom.

We decided to keep the food pretty monochromatic. We were able to think of lots of food items that we could serve that fit the orange and yellow color scheme. We even had things that we thought of that we didn’t use.

We served Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets (one of Allyson’s favorites), fruit salad with banana, pineapple and oranges, a pineapple pretzel salad (and now we all want the recipe), pimiento cheese sandwiches, carrots and hummus, cupcakes and miniature cheesecake bites.

Outside, we decorated with fall items that we already had like pumpkins and mums. We also blew up a few balloons and used the ribbon wreath. I also had some pinwheels from Hudson’s first birthday party and we used those outside, too.

The other hostesses and the mama-to-be are very special friends of mine. We have a lot of pregnant friends right now and I love seeing all of these families grow. I can’t wait for Allyson’s little boy to make his arrival so we can all love on him!

I saw an idea on Hostess With the Mostess to do a fun, sunshine-themed playlist for the party. I used some of their suggestions and some other sunny songs that I like. The playlist ended up being really cheery and I have been listening to these songs a lot in the last couple of days.

This is the playlist we used for Allyson’s shower.

Details and Vendors

Serving Pieces: our personal collections, Anchor for Target, and Willow House

Cupcakes: Publix

Paper goodies: Sweet Birdie’s Nest

Food: Chick-fil-A and our kitchens

Punch Recipe: My mom and there’s a link here

Pinwheels: Hobby Lobby

Ribbon Wreath: Tutorial here

You Are My Sunshine artwork: Sugarboo Designs and Etsy seller Pretty Smitten Prints

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  1. these food pictures are taunting me! my mom always makes strawberry pretzel salad, but pineapple would definitely be good too!

  2. love the “you are my sunshine” board that came from your guestroom. both of my girls have sugarboo designs boards in their rooms…love them! :) the shower was adorable.

  3. Everything turned out so cute! I love the tunic/dress you are wearing!

  4. The theme is so creative. I never would have thought of a theme like that! the colors are so lively. none of my friends have kids or are pregnant yet but I can’t wait to throw them themed parties!

  5. I swear I just stared at that first picture for a minute trying to find you. Either the daylight savings lack of sleep is messing with me or I’m still just used to seeing you as a blonde-haha! Everything looks so cute! I love that wall hanging with the lyrics…so cute!

  6. Cute idea! Everything looks wonderful! I would love to see the pretzel fruit salad recipe. : ) I’ve never heard of that, but it sounds delicious!

  7. Absolutely adorable! My Mom would sing “You are my Sunshine” to me as a baby and child. You and your friends did a fabulous job with the details. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Everything looks so beautiful Erin!! As always, you know how to pull together a wonderful event! Love the playlist…so cute. Thanks for sharing!

  9. It turned out so cute! That song so takes me back to my early childhood days. :)

  10. Every last detail turned out AMAZING & you know I don’t just throw that compliment around! ;) Such a lucky mama-to-be!!!

  11. well done!!! It looks like it was such a beautiful baby shower. Your friend is lucky to have you as a friend:)

  12. You through such cute parties! I need a reason to throw a party as I’ve learned so much from just watching you do parties!

  13. Adorable ideas – thanks for sharing!!

  14. So cute!! Love it!

  15. Everything looks beautiful! I love all of the yellow. It’s happy & cheery. :)

  16. What a beautiful shower! I love the playlist idea!

  17. Oh Erin it all looks SO good! Everything from the wreath to the sunflowers! I love it all!! Great job, as always!

  18. Oh Erin it’s PERFECT!!! She must have loved everything. If I ever get pregnant again, I know who’s doing my shower! ;)

  19. Oh Erin, just adorable!!!!!! Love every last detail! :)

  20. Such a cute shower!!! Seeing the title reminded me….Elizabeth Mitchell will be playing at the main library downtown this Sunday (11/13) at 3 p.m. I think she’s going to be downstairs in the children’s room.

  21. what a lovely party!

  22. It looks like the shower was a success! Everything turned out great and I love the theme.

  23. Who knew there were SO many classic songs with the words sun and sunshine in them!! LOVE IT!!

  24. What a gorgeous and unique theme! I’m not gonna lie . . . I may steal this for my sister’s upcoming baby shower!!!

  25. Such a CUTE theme!!! This is the kind of shower that anyone would LOVE to be invited to…the food alone looked fantastic:) I’m now going to go search the internet for the Pineapple Pretzel salad recipe. I’ve never heard of that before, but it sounds delicious.

  26. Baby showers have come a long way!! This is too cute!! Love it!!

  27. I may have to borrow this idea! I love the Sugarboo art. Never thought to use it that way! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  28. Such a cute shower theme, everything turned out so adorable!

  29. I love this theme! You girls did a beautiful job!

  30. That’s a fantastic theme! I love how fun and happy it is!

  31. WOW. You and Jennifer are the baby shower queens! Seriously! I love a yellow and gray theme for a boy shower–SO joyful! I can feel the love coming out of the screen haha.

  32. What is pineapple pretzel salad?
    I love this shower theme!

  33. Love the idea! Everything looked great! AND I love that you played music to fit the theme!!!

  34. LOVE IT ALL! Yall did an awesome job. Love the wreath and all the orange and yellow. So perfect. And you look fabulous mama!

  35. Erin, I love that dress you’re wearing! Thank you for providing the punch recipe. Sounds delish!

  36. Such a bright and happy shower! I love that theme (since I absolutely LOVE that song!)

  37. Oh my gosh!! darling! Love it all! U guys did such an amazing job!

  38. This looks like such a great shower with a fun theme! All of the details are so thoughtful!

  39. Oh em gee–so cute! I love the bright colors and never would have thought of a “you are my sunshine” theme–awesome. :)

  40. That shower was SO cute! Great job Momma! I still don’t know how you do things so well with 2 babes in the house!

  41. Pinkprayers says:

    Awww! So cute! Allyson and I went to dental school together. Please tell her Edie said congrats and she looks wonderful! You and your friends did a great job on the party!

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