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Help Mom prepare for the arrival of her little star by hosting a celebration filled with celestial decor and sparkling drinks. Creative touches like edible star fruit garnishes, shimmery papers, and stained-glass star cookies make this party extra heavenly.
Personalize this custom invitation by clicking on the text to edit the name of the mom-to-be and party details. Then print on a color printer using 5x7 photo paper and mail in A7 size envelopes.
Baby Shower Games: Star Onesies
Baby Shower Desserts: Star-Bright Moon Cake
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Create a beautiful starry sky -- indoors. Cut star and moon shapes from shimmery blue and silver card stock and use fishing wire or clear twine to hang them at every possible overhang throughout the party -- chandeliers, ceiling fans, overhead beams -- the, um, sky's the limit!
You can also hang one or two modern, star-themed baby mobiles in a focal area of the party such as above the gift or beverage table. After the shower, the mobile can double as a gift for the mama-to-be.
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Chipboard moon and star shapes like the ones in this set are the perfect size for dressing up napkins and cocktail glasses. Create festive napkin rings by gluing a star or a moon to 1-1/2-inch-wide strips of card stock and wrapping the strips around rolled napkins, securing the ends with double-stick tape. To give cocktail glasses extra charm, thread hole-punched star pieces onto silver elastic ribbon and tie them to the base of the stemware.
Here's an easy way to bring a twinkle to your menu. Create tea sandwiches -- fill them with watercress and goat cheese, curried chicken salad, or whatever you like -- then shape them using star- and moon-shape cookie cutters. Arrange them on a tiered tray to give them a high-tea feel.
For dessert, try these roll-out star cookies. Melted butterscotch candies create the sunny yellow center.
Stained-Glass Star Cookies
Makes: About 48 cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Chill: 2 hours
Bake: at 375 degrees F. for 8 minutes
Baby Shower Ideas: How To Make Cow And Moon Cookies
Whip up a tropical, creamy mocktail, then pour into a chilled glass garnished with a slice of star fruit (carambola), available at specialty produce markets.
Little Star Mocktail
Makes: One drink
2 shots pineapple juice
1 shot grapefruit juice
1 shot coconut milk
1 shot fresh cream
Shake all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice and then strain into a glass to serve.
Star-shape cookie cutters make fun favors for a "Twinkle, Twinkle" theme. Give each guest a pair in "mom and baby" sizes -- one large and one small. Tie the stars together with sweet ribbon, and add a small favor tag that reads "A Star Is Born."
Jennifer Sbranti is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of HostessWithTheMostess.com, and author of the HWTM Daily Blog.
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