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A Modern Duck Baby Shower

A Modern Duck Baby Shower

Duck  baby showers will always be in style. Baby ducks have long been a tradition theme for baby showers—baby ducks are cute, lend themselves well to gender neutrality and are a wonderful symbol for new life. It’s a theme that can easily adapt to current trends; a graphic grey and yellow modern update to this traditional theme created a fun and bright baby shower for a lucky mom that is a fabulous new twist on an old baby shower-1

I wanted to make this party easy for you (my reader) to pull this duck baby shower off yourself, so I have quite a few tutorials to help you customize this party on your own!

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For the dessert table, a series of inexpensively framed ducks created a bright backdrop. The table was covered in lengths of yellow polka dot fabric and grey and a contrasting white chevron fabric, both purchased at the local national chain fabric store. There is no need to do a lot of sewing for these types of temporary tablecloths and runners; folding under the edges and ironing provides a hem good enough to bring the piece through a party.

Dessert samplings were all offered in our yellow, grey and white color theme for unity on the table. Banana crème trifles, a selection of white candies in yellow metal buckets and chocolate dipped marshmallows topped with sugar ducks and pearls. The cake is a simply frosted lemon cake banded with satin ribbon. White serve ware was chosen to go along with the color theme.

duck baby shower-4I just loved these glasses! They were quite easy to make, and would be just fantastic with a monogram in place of the duck as a gift. duck baby shower-18

On the tables, we kept with a simple (and modern) set-up and used plain white table cloths with more of the chevron fabric as a runner. White plates were topped with simple circles of yellow scrapbook paper for a pop of color. A rubber duck with a ribbon around its neck and a stripey straw made a nice (and easy!) vignette. Personalized duck wine glasses were set at each seat, which can easily double as a pretty party favor!

The duck baby shower table centerpiece was also made to be clean and easy; a painted rubber duck, a wooden letter, and vase of yellow and white flowers perfectly finished the table.

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The table centerpiece was also made to be clean and easy; a painted rubber duck, a wooden letter, and vase of yellow and white flowers perfectly finished the table.

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I’ve gotten a little obsessed with these laser cut frames–they sell them at Micheal’s Craft Store for a few dollars. They are my new Ikea frame–they’ve already been used twice since this shoot. Definitely a versatile piece that should be in every party guru’s prop closet!

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This shower was simple and sweet. The few handmade pieces were quick projects that anyone could put together and all the fabric pieces were lengths of fabric hemmed under with an iron. See all my ducky baby shower articles to get more tips and tricks!

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.

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Love this! Could you provide ideas of where to get the yellow mini pails?

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Saturday 26th of August 2017

I love this, Paula. It all looks beautiful but also very doable. My favorite combo for party decorations! I'm definitely going to look into getting some of those laser cut frames. Visiting from Best Friday Features.