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A surprise online baby shower for Melissa Creates

Surprise! We have a special post today that I’m SO excited about. We are celebrating our friend Melissa of Melissa Creates with a surprise online baby shower before she welcomes her sweet little boy in the next few weeks! Have you been to an online baby shower before? If not, welcome to our shower and get ready for some eye candy here and on the sites of all of my fabulous co-hosts!

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup

Today I’m sharing a delicious Blood Orange Mint Mocktail Bar for the mama-to-be and our guests plus some easy DIY party favors.

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup

I played off of the shower invite colors when choosing to use blood orange and mint, plus I love citrus flavors with mint.

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup
Blood orange mint simple syrup, blood orange mimosa sorbet and sparkling water make for a delicious and refreshing mocktail float.

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup

I kept the Mocktail bar simple and clean. The colors are fun so we didn’t need much in terms of details.

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup

The tassel on the straw became a big part of my bar. I created several to embellish the bottles, straws and more.

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup

I also created solid colored ones for the party favors.

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup

They make lovely wine markers. Each guest receives a small bag of five, perfect for their next party and a very budget-friendly party favor since I used embroidery thread. You can find many DIY posts with instructions all over the web. These take minutes or less to create.

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup

Party favors are one of my favorite parts of showers. I love planning something fun but simple and inexpensive. Melissa’s guests also receive a small bottle of Blood Orange Mint Simple Syrup, a party favor that costs pennies if you pick up some clearance bottles like I did.

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup

I used store-bought flowers in white candle holders and would place these on tables as well.

Blood orange mint mocktail baby shower bar plus easy DIY tassel wine tag party favors and simple syrup

I enjoyed hosting the Mocktail bar and party favors for our sweet friend Melissa of Melissa Creates. Raise a glass, friends!

Cheers to Melissa and her sweet baby boy!

Blood Orange Mint Simple Syrup recipe (for Mocktail Bar and Party Favors)

Ingredients

  • 1 blood orange
  • 10-12 mint leaves (washed)
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar

Directions

  1. Pour water into pan
  2. Pour sugar into pan
  3. Add Mint leaves
  4. Cut blood orange in half
  5. Squeeze the juice of one half into the pan
  6. Grate the zest of the other half into the pan (approximately 1 tablespoon)
  7. Then squeeze the juice of the other half into the pan
  8. Cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved (about 5 minutes)
  9. Stir continuously
  10. Turn off heat and cool.
  11. Strain the syrup and let cool

Blood Orange Mint Float Mocktail Bar

  • Blood Orange Mimosa sorbet
  • Blood Orange Mint Simple Syrup
  • Sparkling Water
  • Sparkling Wine (optional)

Either let guest make their own cocktail or scoop the sorbet in the glasses, add a teaspoon of simple syrup (more if you like it extra sweet) and add the sparkling water.

Attend the rest of our baby shower for Melissa

Amy Belle Isle of Operation Shower and Sandy of Firefly Confections also helped out. You can see their work at Cupcakes and Cutlery.
And please leave sweet Melissa some loving wishes in the comments sections on any of our sites or over at Melissa Creates. We are so thrilled for this beautiful mama-to-be.
Dear wonderful Melissa,
I LOVE you so much and feel lucky to “know” you. I wish you and sweet baby boy a safe and peaceful delivery and a wonderful life. We can’t wait to be a part of it.
Much love, Jessica