If you are looking for a fresh, modern look, this cactus succulent baby shower is definitely going to please. Plus, we’ve created a refreshing mocktail for your guests!
This cactus succulent baby shower, like our mermaid baby shower, was such an honor to host. Now I am showing you how to recreate it for that special mommy to be in your own life.
This Succulent Baby Shower + Cucumber Lime Mocktail, featuring Dry Sparkling soda, is the perfect way to celebrate the mommy to be in your life. It is fresh, modern and full of simplistic beauty that she will love!
I wanted this baby shower to be super welcoming so we did this tasty drink cart. That way people could walk right in and enjoy our signature cucumber lime mocktail while visiting. It is great for serving a variety of mocktails but I also recommend our two ingredient non-alcoholic mimosa mocktail.
This yummy mocktail features our favorite Dry Sparkling soda. I absolutely love using it in all kinds of mocktails and recipes. It is great in our white Russian, gingerbread martini mocktail and in many of our Christmas mocktails (a great holiday drink you should try is our non alcoholic mulled wine).
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I used the cucumber in this mocktail but we also featured the lavender and vanilla for guests to enjoy. I kept hearing about how light, crisp and delicious they were and I couldn’t agree more. We also have a ginger beer mocktail if that is more your speed.
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In my mind, any gorgeous party also starts with the fresh florals and that can come in the form of both live florals and cupcakes. They offer that beautiful, living touch that brings so much life to any gathering. Actual florals can be minimal at a party of this desert nature.
However, what you do have, should be exquisite. We knew that woman for the job on these florals would be the incredibly talented Kathy at By Bloomers. She saw my vision beautifully.
We asked for a variety of arrangements because we didn’t want this party to seem to dry. Kathy created a gorgeous arrangements for both the drink cart and the food serving table. Both included cactus and desert flowers.
I loved that she kept it slightly feminine since my sweet friend Amie was having a girl after all. The geometric gold vase was also a beautiful touch.
The little potted cacti was perfect for our dessert table. The table also featured these cactus and baby onesie cookies from our friend Shanan at Enchanted Cookie Boutique.
The succulent cupcakes were so beautiful and perfect for this party as well. Julie from Cupcakes by Julie did a fantastic job!
The large cactus looked great with all the other decor and really gave us some nice height. For food, I kept it simple with a mini nacho bar.
I just used Costco chips and then headed to Costa Vida for queso, refried beans and salsa. Keep it simple folks!
These little succulent and cacti place holders were perfect for the food table. I found them at HomeGoods. I got plain brown kraft trays for building individual nachos.
Also perfect for our dessert table was this statement cake from Confection Deception. We topped it with cacti and placed it on a beautiful wood and marble cake stand.
While it’s not real, it looks so beautiful on the table and is just what we needed in the center. Who really wants to eat cake at a party anyway right? Cupcakes are so much easier.
A macrame and aztec print rug really complete this ensemble. Get creative with what decor you use and be sure to showcase some of mamas little outfits she has collected for baby like we did on the wood display.
The whole thing comes together with this fresh mocktail that compliments any dish but especially Mexican food. If you love it, you will also love these other drinks.
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Succulent Baby Shower and Cucumber Lime Mocktail
- 4 Dry Sparkling cucumber sodas
- 2 C cubed seedless watermelon
- 1/2 lime cut into small wedges
- 2 T brown sugar
- 4 tsp brown sugar simple syrup
- Place cubed watermelon on a silicone or wax paper lined baking sheet making sure not to let them touch
- Sprinkle with brown sugar
- Freeze for at least an hour or until completely frozen
- Right before serving, slice your lime into wedges and place it on a serving dish next to the bowl of watermelon ice
- To put your mocktail together, simply place a few watermelon ice cubes in a cup then pour the Dry Sparkling cucumber soda over top and a drizzle of brown sugar simple syrup
- Finish it off with a squeezed wedge of lime
*Thanks to Dry Sparkling for sponsoring this post. I was provided with monetary and product compensation. Photos by Amie Pendle.
This post was originally posted on March 29, 2018 but has since been updated with new text and links.