A Luxe Circus

luxe circus inspired baby shower

I had the pleasure of hosting my sister’s baby shower at her home. I am going to be an auntie for the first time – my niece arrives in January (right in time for my birthday!)  We chose a theme that is fun, yet luxurious and just the right amount of girliness – a luxe circus baby shower.

To keep the look simple, we stuck with fuchsia, tangerine, and gold color accents.  For the centerpieces, we bought a variety of flowers from the farmer’s market in pink and orange hues.  I added bowls of cheese balls as a snack and another pop of color.   I bought plastic animals in a variety of sizes and spray painted them gold to decorate the tables and add on to the favors.

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We had a candy bar filled with gumballs, rock candy, mini cupcakes, and pink chocolate dipped marshmallow pops.  For lunch, we served tea-style sandwiches, decadent salads, and other scrumptious treats.

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One of the feature pieces of the treats table was my vintage gold samovar I had my Aunt bring back for me from a trip to the middle east.  Not only does it make for a beautiful conversation piece, but it helps make the best afternoon tea, fitting for a baby shower!

luxe circus baby shower

We wrapped mason jars with gold doilies and filled them up with gold serving ware.  Our motto – the more gold flair, the better!


My sister loves keepsakes. We printed note cards for guests to fill out with wishes for the baby.   Guests hung up the cards on twine using clothes pins we decorated with gold glitter.  Each guest provided unique and the sweetest messages and wishes for the baby. My sister can’t wait to share them with the baby.

luxe circus baby shower favor

For the favors, we filled up clear take out boxes with animal crackers and added a mini gold animal as a simple keepsake. My sister was so happy with the shower. I can’t wait to show my little niece the pictures and keepsakes from the shower one day – I hope she loves it as much as her mom does.



  1. December 18, 2012 / 11:08 am

    So adorable, love everything! So funny that your sister and I are both due in January 🙂

  2. December 19, 2012 / 5:31 am

    Absolutely stunning! You did an incredible job :3

  3. January 14, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    I love this girly version of a circus shower. The limited color palette is amazing! recently hosted a circus shower for a baby boy, which you can see on my blog: http://wp.me/p2nHNn-IX

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