i am baby {ducky shower punch}


One of the most rewarding things about blogging, is the friendships that are formed.  Some I’ve been able to meet in person, but many I have not, but it doesn’t stop us from being a huge support system for one another.  We “get together” daily to chat, laugh, cry, vent, and support each other.  (Skype is such an awesome tool!)

So it only makes sense that when one of us has something really huge to celebrate, we ALL want to celebrate!!  No matter how many miles between us!

Today, we are throwing a SURPRISE virtual baby shower for our sweet friend Amanda of i am baker.

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch Recipe

Amanda is expecting her fourth baby next week!  A sweet baby boy.  And we couldn’t let it pass with out celebrating in a special way!   17 other amazingly talented bloggers and myself have managed to keep a big fat secret from Amanda and pulled off this SURPRISE (we hope)

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of a shower?  Great food and there’s always punch! When else do you get to sip a sugary filled colorful concoction out of tiny little cups?

I’ve been dying for an excuse to make this adorable Ducky Bath Punch!  The blue Kool-Aid makes it look like bath water and  the sherbet mixed with the ginger ale gives it  “bath bubbles”.

UPDATE: I get emails all the time asking how to make this punch pink….but the whole point of the blue is for the water (not for boy/girl) pink water would no longer look like ducks in a bath, it would look like ducks in pink punch. I usually suggest if you really need it to look more girly, use pink ducks.…..but honestly if your shower theme is pink, and this is sitting in the middle, it will fit in just fine…blue water and all! HA

Blue Kool Aid – Look for Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade or Berry Blue flavors

Also, not all rubber ducks will float – I bought bath tub rubber duckies from the baby department.  Make sure your rubber ducks float!

Can’t find Blue Kool Aid?

**Many people are having a problem finding blue Kool-Aid.  A reader used berry blue typhoon Hawaiian Punch, ginger ale white grape juice and sherbert… and NO SUGAR! (the Hawaiian Punch is sweetened so no more sugar is needed)

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch Recipe

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch

Yield: 24 small servings

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch

Summary: Adorable Ducky Bath Punch – The blue Kool-Aid makes it look like bath water and the sherbet mixed with the ginger ale gives it “bath bubbles”.


  • 1 packet blue, unsweetened Kool-Aid (Look for Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade or Berry Blue flavors)
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle Ginger Ale
  • 1 (64 oz) bottle White Grape Juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 scoops pineapple sherbet
  • 2-3 Rubber Duckies (make sure they float - bathtub toys)
  • maraschino cherries (optional for garnish)
  • orange slices (optional for garnish)


  1. Chill ginger ale and grape juice over night
  2. Remove sherbet from freezer about 1/2 hour before serving punch to soften
  3. In a large bowl, combine Kool-Aid packet, sugar and chilled juice. Stir to blend.
  4. Slowly add chilled ginger ale.
  5. Float 8 scoops of softened sherbet on top
  6. Add Rubber Duckies (don’t forget to wash before using)
  7. garnish cups with cherries and orange slices


If you can't find Blue KoolAid then you can replace the kool aid and sugar with Berry Blue Typhoon Hawaiian Punch. DO NOT ADD 1 CUP of sugar if you do this! The Hawaiian Punch already has sugar in it.

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch Recipe


Click over and tell Amanda “Surprise and Congratulations!” I know she is just going to be blown away by this!  If you haven’t been to her sites, you don’t know what you’re missing! She’s an incredibly


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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

329 Responses to “i am baby {ducky shower punch}”

  1. notyet100 posted on March 21, 2011 at 5:56 am (#)

    thanks for the virtual treat,.

  2. Aimee @ Simple Bites posted on March 21, 2011 at 5:57 am (#)

    I wish I could trade places with one of those duckies. This punch looks SO good, Cheryl! I’m totally making it at the soonest opportunity.

    Happy Baby Shower, Amanda!

  3. Amy | She Wears Many Hats posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:11 am (#)

    Precious!!! I can’t wait to try this one. Who’s gonna have the baby boy so I can try this one?

  4. Robin~All Things Heart and Home posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:15 am (#)

    Precious Cheryl! And this is the BEST idea…virtual shower!
    I stumbled this post…it’s just adorable…and wow, great photos!
    All Things Heart and Home

  5. bridget {bake at 350} posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:22 am (#)

    Love this punch, love this post, love our Amanda!!!

    Darling pictures, too!

    Can’t wait for her to get online this morning!!!

  6. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:27 am (#)

    Ack! Just when I thought punch couldn’t get any better! LOVE IT!! I just love it!! Katrina

  7. Amanda posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:29 am (#)

    I LOVE it!!! How brilliant?!?! It is just gorgeous and perfect and SO thoughtful and THANK YOU!!! You are the best and sweetest and I LOVE YOU!!!

    I am SO, SO thankful to call you friend!!

    Cheryl… seriously… I just want to bob or duckies in that adorable punch bowl!!!

    THANK YOU!!!!


  8. Sanjeeta kk posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:43 am (#)

    What a thoughtful gesture Tidy Mom! Love to be here and join the celebrations with you all. And as you said..the biggest reward of Blogging is making new friends from all the corners of the world. Glad to have come here following your Tweet.
    The Ducky Baby shower looks awesome!

  9. Ani posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:57 am (#)

    That’s such a neat idea about the virtual shower :) I’ll definitely be adding my congratulations. And I’ll be bookmarking this punch so I can make it. This is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Robyn | Add a Pinch posted on March 21, 2011 at 7:02 am (#)

    This is absolutely adorable!!!! Now I want to have some of your punch, too!

    I can’t wait to try this at the next shower we have for a boy. It is precious!

  11. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on March 21, 2011 at 7:16 am (#)

    I love the faux bath bubbles! It makes me want to be a kid again and take a bubble bath with a rubber ducky.

  12. Wenderly posted on March 21, 2011 at 7:28 am (#)

    So cute! I want to jump in and swim around! LOVE the fluffy blue foam and the duckies just send it over the top!

  13. Jeni posted on March 21, 2011 at 7:31 am (#)

    Man, I SO wish I had seen this last year! My son’s first birthday party had a rubber-ducky theme, and this would have been so cute!

  14. Cookbook Queen posted on March 21, 2011 at 7:31 am (#)

    I am so glad you went with this looks AMAZING!! Coolest punch ever. :)

  15. this blessed nest posted on March 21, 2011 at 7:36 am (#)

    LOOK at this!

    how stickin adorable.

    love it. again, may i say this was totally an awesome & fun idea!

    hope your week is just super!


  16. Tricia posted on March 21, 2011 at 7:54 am (#)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Brilliant idea, brilliant menu!!!!

  17. Amanda posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:04 am (#)

    OMG Cheryl, that is way too cute!

  18. marla posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:07 am (#)

    I am with Wendy – just want to jump in and swim around with those darling duckies :) Beautiful and so creative. The perfect way to honor Amanda & sweet baby.

  19. Angie-Bigbearswife posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:14 am (#)

    love the baby shower punch! the rubber duckies are super cute!

  20. Paula posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:23 am (#)

    Cheryl, I nearly fell off my chair when the photo of this punch rolled up on my screen. I’ve never seen anything like it before and it is the cutest! This virtual party idea for Amanda is wonderful and I can only imagine how excited and touched she is by this surprise. Amanda is deserving of all the love that comes her way and she is blessed to have such an amazing group of friends.

  21. Lisa posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:43 am (#)

    Oh my gosh! This is just adorable! I’ve never seen anything like this!

  22. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:44 am (#)

    Oh my goodness! This is the cutest thing EVER! I just love it… I want to host a shower for a good friend of mine who is due over the summer. I will absolutely be making this punch!

  23. Amy @ Living Locurto posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:58 am (#)

    So cute!! Congrats to Amanda:-)

  24. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies posted on March 21, 2011 at 9:00 am (#)

    Oh Cheryl, that punch turned out SO cute! I just love it, and if I ever have a baby, I’m going to insist this punch is in attendance!

  25. Jennifer posted on March 21, 2011 at 9:11 am (#)

    Thanks for such a cute post. I am soooooo copying this for when – not for sometime I hope – my daughter gets pregnant. The ideas are adorable!

  26. Kristen posted on March 21, 2011 at 9:17 am (#)

    Such incredible pictures and that punch is so adorable – love it, Cheryl!

  27. Rachel Harwood posted on March 21, 2011 at 9:34 am (#)

    That is SOOOO cute! I love it!

    I’d love to have you share this at my For the Kids Link Party! Stop by and check it out!

  28. Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes posted on March 21, 2011 at 9:49 am (#)

    Most important…..CONGRATS to Amanda and her family!

    The punch bowl is adorable! I love, love, love how you put the ducks in it so it really does look like water.

  29. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on March 21, 2011 at 10:05 am (#)

    Oh my GOSH!! I’ve never seen anything like this – it’s super duper cute! I so wish we could all be enjoying eachother’s treats for real!!

  30. Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe posted on March 21, 2011 at 10:41 am (#)

    How stinking cute! I have never seen anything like this before. Its just too fun! And I love the idea of a virtual baby shower. That is so sweet! (And there is that cake stand again – still loving it!)

  31. naomi posted on March 21, 2011 at 10:42 am (#)

    OMG-I love this punch! What a cute idea. LOVE the foamy bubbles with yellow rubber ducky.

  32. Michelle (What's Cooking with Kids) posted on March 21, 2011 at 11:14 am (#)

    This is CRAZY cute!!!

  33. ClassiclyAmber posted on March 21, 2011 at 11:39 am (#)

    HOW CUTE!! Love the ducky punch idea~! Superb work here!

  34. SMITH BITES posted on March 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm (#)

    Cheryl, i literally laughed out loud at the photos – LOVE. THEM!!! this just totally steals the show!!

  35. Micha @ Cookin' Mimi posted on March 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm (#)

    That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen. Next time I know someone hosting a baby shower I’m sending them here.

  36. Kate posted on March 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm (#)

    That is just darling (:

  37. Diane {} posted on March 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm (#)

    Your punch looks amazing! I am so excited to see Amanda’s precious baby!!! Great idea for a virtual baby shower!

  38. Shaina posted on March 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm (#)

    You found duckies! I love it! I had so much fun planning this with all of you for Amanda, and I’m honored that you’re all my friends. Love you!

  39. teresa posted on March 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm (#)

    I almost started crying when I popped over here.
    What a GIFT to Sweet AManda!
    This is truly what blogging is all about.
    So SWEET!
    I know Amanda was so SURPRISED!
    What a FABULOUS way to celebrate!
    LOVE this!
    Oh…and the punch…looks so refreshing!
    I’m like Marla…I wanna SWIM in that bowl!

  40. Amy Peters posted on March 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm (#)

    This is so so so adorable. I’m at the age where I don’t have many baby showers to go to, so I’m trying to figure out why I need to make this…but really I just NEED to do it So stinking cute. Love it!

  41. jen @ tatertots and jello posted on March 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm (#)

    That is so adorable Cheryl!! I love it. What a super fun idea :)


  42. Lauren from Lauren's Latest posted on March 21, 2011 at 4:36 pm (#)

    This is the cutest idea ever! I’m throwing a baby shower in April and I’m totally going to make this! Adorable!

  43. MichelleH posted on March 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm (#)

    True confession time — I hate baby showers. But this is so adorable that I’m trying to think of someone I can make it for. lol This has to be the cutest punch ever!

  44. Jamie | My Baking Addiction posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm (#)

    This may be the cutest punch I have ever seen. LOVE the blue color, so festive and perfect for baby boy celebration.

  45. Kate @ posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:28 pm (#)

    Oh how sweet of you to do that for her!!
    This is fantastic!

  46. Nancy @SensitivePantry posted on March 21, 2011 at 7:46 pm (#)

    How cute is that punch??? Love it. Love the little duckies.

  47. Tabitha Blue posted on March 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm (#)

    That is absolutely adorable… I’m saving that for future reference! And how sweet to throw a virtual baby shower :) I want to be a part of this fun bloggy circle of friends!!!


  48. Rachel posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:56 pm (#)

    Love. Love. Love. Love. LOVE!!!!

    I adore her, she’s amazing!

    Your punch is precious!

  49. Catherine posted on March 21, 2011 at 9:28 pm (#)

    I’ve loved finding the various bits of this virtual shower all over the blogosphere (& my Google Reader) today! What a great idea you all came up with! But I have to say yours is the most ingenious. I can’t believe I’ve never seen that before! Totally going on my idea list for future baby showers!

  50. Jenny posted on March 21, 2011 at 10:56 pm (#)

    This is so cute! Um, someone in my family better have a baby soon, so I can make this!

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