This past weekend I threw a “She’s Ready to Pop” shower for my friend Alison. Thanks to my friend Crystal for the idea! First I made sure Alison was okay with the theme since I was a little sensitive about my “ready to pop”ness when I was pregnant.

…But Alison’s probably the smallest pregnant woman I know, so she was okay with it. Did I mention this is her fourth child? She looks great! Alison is one of those genuine, salt of the earth type people that I’m lucky to have as a friend.
(Kim, Alison, me)
My friend Kim had just thrown a baby shower with a similar theme so I picked her brain for ideas. Of course if you’re going to have a “She’s Ready to Pop” theme, you have to make food that goes along with it.
We had a sweets table made up of all “Things That Pop”. I know cake pops are the obvious here but I didn’t make them because I’m not a huge fan.
     And to balance all that sugar out, some savory “Things That Pop”. I had to get a little creative with the savory food. “Pop”ular was my go to for anything I couldn’t figure out a name for. My friend Lynda brought this “Pop”ular Cheese Ball.
These were the cutest. Cookies with a “POP” of milk.
Of course these Oreo Truffle Pops were one of the first things to go.
Kim made these Mini Blow “POP Martinis. She found little martini glasses and filled them with Sprite. Unwrap your blow pop and stick it in. The blow pop colors and flavors the drink. Genius!!
We had a great time. We even had a table with a bow making station to make a bow for her baby. I didn’t get any pics because I was too busy mingling and eating.
The Sweets
A candy stand with Blow Pops, Ring Pops, and Pop Rocks
 Oreo Truffle Pops
Fruit Pops
Cake Batter Rice Crispie Pops
Cookies with a “POP” of milk (I made small versions of these cookies)
Cinnabon popcorn
The Food
“Pop”ular Cheese Ball
Orzo Salad with “Pop”s of Color
Spinach Salad with Poppyseed dressing
Mushroom Poppers
Ham and Cheese Poppyseed Sliders
The Drinks:
Mini Blow Pop Martinis (non-alcoholic)