Friday, September 20, 2013

Ready to Pop: A Baby Shower {DIY Soda Pop Bar}

A few weeks ago we decided to put together a little diaper shower for two of our lovely friends, Alisha and Margaret. We went with a "Ready to POP!" theme, and boy did we go with it. We may have stretched it a bit too far, but who's to say? 

We had a little popcorn bar, lots of balloons, all the food on skewers because then it's a "pop", home made pop tarts,  Hop on Pop books for the guests to sign, blow pop party favors, and my favorite part (okay, the part I was in charge of) a cream soda pop bar. 

The mamas got lots of diapers and cute little outfits, and we all had a good time chatting with each other. Let's do it again soon, shall we?

Notes on the Soda Pop bar:

The measurements I listed work best for 18 oz. cups. We had a little shortage with our club soda at the last minute, so we had to use smaller cups, but honestly the smaller size was a little better. We just halved all the measurements listed in the instruction and it tasted just fine. The smaller size left you wanting more so you could try all the flavors.

We used Torani Syrup, which I found at World Market for $7.99 per bottle. You can also order it online from the Torani shop directly, or on You could use other brands of flavoring syrup, and there were lots to choose from in the liquor aisles at the grocery store. I soaked the original labels off the bottles and made my own (printed on sticker paper).

Paper straws. I found the gray ones at Michael's in their wedding dept. I didn't realize it at the time, but they were $7.99! For 24 straws, that is a huge rip off. Hobby Lobby sells packs of 24 striped paper straws for $2.99. And you can find almost any color online almost anywhere for waaaay less. So, lesson learned.


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mylittleelliott said...

It was fun doing this shower with you. Tons of fun! Thanks for making it look so stinkin' cute!