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Comic Book Baby Shower Theme

Comic Book Baby Shower Theme

I styled three baby shower themes awhile back for a Huggies Pinterest campaign. I was the lone blogger among seasoned stylists and wedding/party planners, and when I learned who I’d be working alongside, I’ll admit I was nervous! I always jump at the opportunities this blog has presented though, and in doing so I’ve adopted Picasso’s motto as my own: “I am always doing that which I can not do in order that I may learn how to do it.”

Comic Book Theme Baby Shower Invitations

I came up with three themes (comic book, world travel, foxes), and was then tasked with sourcing or creating everything to go along with each of them them. Invitations, food, flowers, desserts, furniture, decorations, shower games/activities, and a diaper cake. All times three.

Comic Book Baby Shower Candy Sweets Table

Comic Book Baby Shower Desserts

Comic Book Baby Shower Theme - Sweets Table

It was a big production and the showers were created from scratch in a Tyllie Barbosa’s Chicago photography studio. The walls you see are fakes (two big freestanding panels that I painted the morning of the shoot, Antiquan Blue), and you can assume that any surface you see covered by fabric is a pretty plain-looking tabletop propped up on sawhorses. Photography magic!

Comic Book Theme Baby Shower Food

I acted as planner and stylist, but Brandon’s sister, Portia, helped me as my assistant during the shoots. That’s her handiwork on the speech bubble signs, among other things. She also helped a lot with the food, which is my weak point in party planning. I put in 12+ hour days for each shoot, not to mention all of the prep work that went into them beforehand, and it would have been crazy to go it alone. Big ups to Portia for being there for me.

Comic Book Theme Baby Shower Activities

Comic Book Theme Baby Shower Gift Table

Fun fact: I used this wrapping paper with illustrated heroes and villains all over the place. And it was adorable! And then, after we’d set everything up and taken nearly every shot, we found out that we couldn’t use it! The only place you’ll still see it is on the diaper cake, and even there, I covered most of it with a wide ribbon. (By the way, guess who’s a diaper cake making pro? Who knew I had this skill in me?)

Cute Diaper Cake

You can find more images from the Comic Book Baby Shower on Pinterest, and I’ll be sharing photos from the other two themes I’ve created over the next couple of days.

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  • Tracey @ My House of Giggles
    July 2, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    You are so creative!! Love this shower theme. You did a fabulous job!

  • lisa serrano diaz
    July 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    very original! I have never seen Comic book theme before! Thanks for sharing. too cute!

  • Cassie @ LittleRedWindow
    July 2, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    That is so cute! It’s hard to find good shower themes for boys (although this could totally be for a girl too) love it!

  • Julia
    July 2, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Such a great shower theme – can you share the advice card?

  • Karen
    July 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    So clever. I love it that your themes are not traditional… something actually different people can try.

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  • Lisa Frank
    July 15, 2013 at 12:23 am

    All the details are so darling! Love it.

    May I ask why you couldn’t use the heroes + villains paper? Was Paper Source not okay with that? I always figured if you used something in a party shoot that you bought and gave them credit for it, all was well…is that not the case? As a party stylist just starting out, that would be valuable for me to know! :)

    • Making it Lovely
      July 15, 2013 at 1:14 am

      You can’t use licensed characters or brands in a commercial photo shoot. I knew that going in (that’s why the Coke bottles have ribbon over the logo), but I thought the paper would be OK because they were less literal representations. Nope.

  • Life's a box of Chocolates
    November 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    You said that you had to come up with games. What were those ideas? I would really like to y\use them if at all possible. I also saw the pick of the advice mad libs. Can that be found on the internet?

  • Lia
    May 26, 2014 at 6:12 am

    I’m planning a super hero/comc book themed shower for my sister in law and your invite is the cutest I’ve seen! I love the somewhat muted color palette you used instead of bold blue red and yellow like everyone else does. Is there nowhere I can get that invite or a PDF to print them myself. I love them!!!!!