Little Cutie Baby Shower

Spring is just around the corner, and if you’re on the hunt for an endearing baby shower idea or a birthday party theme, let me introduce you to the sweetest concept: a Little Cutie Baby Shower! This delightful citrus-themed party is ideal for any time of the year and suits a baby boy or a baby girl. It’s a charming and vibrant way to celebrate the mom-to-be as she anticipates the arrival of her new baby.

I recently had the joy of helping a friend host a baby shower. The adorable little cutie theme was so fun to work with, allowing us to unleash our creativity and bring the vision to life in the most enjoyable way.

Tablescape in pink and orange with little cuties and pink glasses.

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Planning a Little Cutie Baby Shower

There are many steps involved in planning a themed baby shower.

How do you design a shower that the mom-to-be and guests will love? The key to success is good planning and organization. Here are a few basic steps to get you on the right track.

Little Cutie Baby Shower Invitations 

Choose a date that works well for all your family and guests. Now that you have your theme and date, you can choose the invitations and mail them to give guests plenty of time to plan and RSVP. Remember to add the baby registry information to the invitation to make purchasing a gift easy for your guests. 

A baby shower invitation with little cuties

The Little Details

Now, the excitement starts. Embrace your chosen theme to meticulously plan each detail, adding sparkle to the baby shower.

As someone who adores Pinterest, I typically start my event planning with a dedicated board to gather inspiration. I aim to weave the theme into every aspect, including the menu, decorations, activities, and gift presentation. The distinctive, personalized elements—from the decor to the delicious bites—truly set a shower apart.

Pinterest ideas for a little cutie shower.

I want to guide you through some specific touches that made the Little Cutie Baby Shower come to life.

Little Cutie Baby Shower Decoration

Naturally, this is the part I love most. Working with citrus is incredibly delightful, offering endless possibilities for crafting stunning decorations within this theme. I began by curating a list of flowers that would perfectly accentuate the charm of the little cuties. Knowing we would create many handmade pieces for our table decorations, including garlands, a balloon arch, centerpieces, little cutie trees, and wreaths to hang from the tent ceiling.
I collected various flowers, including boxwood, lisianthus, ranunculus, roses, coffee bean, and little cutie oranges. 


We create simple flower arrangements in clear jars to place on some tables and the food table. Start by placing some fresh greenery in your jar. Add the largest flowers first, then the smaller flowers and your citrus. I used long wood skewers and poked them into the little cuties before adding them to the arrangements. 

Floral arrangement with greens and orange flowers with little cuties.
A table set for a little cutie tablescape with a floral and orange centerpiece. Little cuties are used for the name cards.


Start by creating an extended length of mixed greenery. We used Eucalyptus, lemon leaf, and boxwood to build this base. Place your flowers in small water vials to keep them fresh and insert them into the greenery. Place your little cuties here and there for that special touch. 

Citrus garland for a little cutie baby shower.


  • Preparation: We began with a basic wireframe for our wreaths—one measuring 18 inches and four measuring 12 inches.
  • Selecting Greenery: Our choice of foliage included Italian Rustica, variegated boxwood, and little cuties for a vibrant mix.
  • Creating Greenery Bunches: Start by assembling small bundles of the selected greenery. Secure each bunch onto the wireframe using floral wire.
  • Attaching Cutie Oranges: Next, thread a single piece of floral wire through the center of each cutie orange. Group three oranges together on each wire, then affix these clusters to the wreath, evenly distributing them around the frame.
  • Hanging the Wreath: For installation, we attached a rope to the inside of the tent and tied the wreath at three different points for stability. This step required some effort to ensure the wreath was securely and evenly hung.
Little Cutie Wreath hanging from a tent for a baby shower.

Balloon Arch 

Our goal was to create a petite balloon arch adorned with delicate flowers that would drape elegantly over the arbor, injecting a vibrant splash of color. We started by suspending a length of twine across the desired area. Then, we inflated balloons of various sizes in assorted shades of orange. Using a fishing line, we securely attached each balloon to the twine, ensuring a visually appealing distribution and fullness. Lastly, we tucked in a bit of greenery between the balloons.

A plate of avocado salad sits on the table with baby blocks, fresh flowers, and a balloon arch.

Little Cutie Trees

These little trees were so fun to make. I started with a styrofoam cone and covered it with fresh kale using floral pins to attach it to the cone. I then used toothpicks to add the oranges to the tree form. When finished, I tucked in a few lemon leaves for a final touch.

kale tree
Oranges were added to the kale trees.
Trees made of little cuties and fresh kale

Place Settings

We chose a neutral place setting for the tables, starting with a black-edged enamel plate and black silverware. Since we were hosting a shower for a baby girl, we added light pink glasses and napkins. 

We used little cuties to attach our name cards so guests knew where to sit.

A table set for a little cutie tablescape with a floral and orange centerpiece. Little cuties are used for the name cards.
A table set for a little cutie tablescape with a floral and orange centerpiece. Little cuties are used for the name cards.

Food and Drinks

There are some enjoyable and creative ways to incorporate citrus into party food for a crowd. For this shower, the food included a Citrus Avocado Salad, Harvest Vegetable Sandwiches, and a Winter Citrus Crush cocktail. For dessert, we served an adorable Citrus Cake and, my favorite part, custom-made Sugar Cookies.

Citrus Avocado Salad

This salad uses a mixture of blood oranges, Cara Cara oranges, tangelos, and grapefruit for the citrus. Creamy avocado makes up the bulk of this salad and is an excellent complement to the citrus. Mint adds a bit of freshness, and chopped pistachios add a salty crunch. For even more of a citrusy hit, a citrus vinaigrette tops it all off. This is a tasty on-theme salad the party guests are sure to enjoy!

Avacado Salad with Citrus
Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches

Harvest Vegetable Sandwiches

Delicious harvest vegetables combined with fresh goat cheese and roasted red peppers in this hearty sandwich perfectly complement our other food offerings at the shower and a real crowd-pleaser. This recipe was adapted from Rachel Ray.

Harvest Vegetable Sandwiches

Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches

A delightful sandwich made of roasted vegetables and cheese. Perfect to make ahead for a party.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 French loaf split
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium butternut squash (2lb), neck peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 package of fresh goat cheese
  • 2 jars of roasted red peppers
  • 1 jar pesto (vegan kale pesto from TJs)
  • Shredded radicchio (tossed in olive oil & lemon juice)
  • Fresh basil leaves


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add squash and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender (about 4 mins per side)
  2. Transfer butternut squash to the oven at 425 F for 25 mins.
  3. Spread the goat cheese onto the fresh roll.
  4. Spread the pesto onto the goat cheese.
  5. Layer the red peppers and butternut squash on the bread.
  6. Toss the shredded radicchio in olive oil and lemon juice.
  7. Sprinkle the radicchio over the veggies and top off with fresh basil leaves.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  9. Wrap up your sandwiches and cut them in half.

Citrus Crush

Blood Orange mocktail

This Winter Citrus Crush is a unique take on a classic orange crush using all of the best winter citruses. This refreshing cocktail uses blood orange, grapefruit, tangelo, vodka, a touch of lime juice, and orange liqueur. Served in tall glasses and finished with a bright, cheerful paper straw, this cocktail was the perfect touch for the Little Cutie Baby Shower.


Citrus Cake

Every baby shower needs a festive cake, and this Citrus Cake was perfect for our Little Cutie theme! I love the bright stripes and perfect topper, but my favorite is the smiling cutie perched on top! With a bright, citrusy flavor, this cake tasted amazing, too!

Orange cake for a little cutie baby shower.
Custom-made cookies that look like bibs, bottles, onesies, and other shapes for a baby shower.

Custom-Made Sugar Cookies

How adorable are these custom-made sugar cookies? The intricate detail and personalized designs were a fantastic addition to our Little Cutie Baby Shower and were a fun treat for all the guests to enjoy!

Small Party Details

The magic of a memorable baby shower often lies in the attention to small details, from thoughtfully chosen party favors to engaging games that delight guests.

A small basket filled with citrus-related gifts was the perfect takeaway for our guests. We filled these baskets with cookies, orange suckers, chapstick, vitamin C, and more.

Party favor boxes with cookies, chapstick, vitamin C, and orange suckers.

Wrapping Up

I hope you found inspiration in discovering how to craft a beautiful baby shower centered around the delightful citrus theme of Little Cutie. From the invitations and decorations to a complete menu, I hope this post brought you joy and creative ideas.

Images of a cake, a little cutie tree, and a tablescape are all parts of a little cutie baby shower.

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  1. This baby show is adorable! I love every single idea! Now if I can just get to the grandmother stage…!

    1. Thank you, Missy! Hopefully, you will be there soon. You will love it once you do.

  2. This baby shower is too cute Wendy! The invitations made me smile, a cutie on the way. I recently found someone in our area that makes the decorative cookies. While I have tried to make iced cookies, I am just not that talented. I especially love the onesie cookies.

    1. Thank you, Cara. It was such a fun shower to put together. I wish I had the talent to make those cookies, too; it is just not one of my gifts. You have to really have patience and pay attention to small details. I just get frustrated, so I stay away.

  3. Hi Wendy, I can not believe how stinking cute that baby shower was!!!! What a great time I bet everyone had. So,So Special!! You really put your time,soul, and heart into it!!!! Great Job!! Have a wonderful Easter!!! Love,Gail

    1. Wendy McMonigal says:

      Thank you so much Gail. Hugs to you and wishing you a Happy Easter!

  4. This is literally the CUTEST thing ever! No pun intended! I’ve pinned it for future use!

    1. Wendy McMonigal says:

      I’m so glad you think so. I think it was one of my favorite parties to plan for. Thank you Susan.

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