How to Throw a Modern Baby Shower
Planning a baby shower for a friend or relative and want it to be more cool-chic than traditional-cute? We have all the ideas you need to entertain the mom-to-be in style.
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Pink and Blue Who?
Escape pink and blue and break out with a unique color scheme like aqua and orange, especially perfect for showers where Mom has decided not to reveal Baby’s gender. Decorate with fabric pennant banners and coordinate your sweet treats to match the mod colors.
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Pepped Up Partyware
The cups, candles, and even straws you use set the mood for the shower, so go for trendy kinds like these colorful ones from Shop Sweet Lulu. Pick up Japanese Washi Tape at a site such as Cute Tape for packaging favors or decorating votives.
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This mom-to-be enjoyed a Golden Books shower designed by Aesthetic Nest, with vintage toys and candy. Pre-wrap extra gifts to match the décor, and double as decoration. Guests were asked to bring their favorite Golden Books for Baby.
Go with a singular motif for everything from invitations to decorations—it helps keep the look clean yet stylish. This party started with a floral invite in a green-striped envelope, a pattern that continued with matching bodysuit cookies dangling above the cake.
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One super-simple way to add wow to a shower: wooden letters. Spell out any word such as NEST, BABY, CONGRATS. Wrap the letters in patterned paper or fabric, or spray paint them to match your decor. Give them as a memorable parting gift for Mom-to-be.
Photo Credit: Kelly Robson
The B or G Party
Plan your event around the letter B for boy or G for girl. This “B is for Baby Boy” shower by Kelly Robson featured bee-themed invites and T-shirts hanging from a clothesline, “B is for Black Forest Cupcakes,” and a bold yellow and white color scheme.
Photo Credit: Dooby Design
A Sit-Down Shower
Treat guests to a luncheon with a theme like this “Life is a Gift” one designed by Dooby Design. Boxes dressed up to look like gifts had coordinating purple wrapping, to match the napkins. The placemat featured a trivia game, with questions like “When is her due date?”
Photo Credit: Amber Karson Events
Flights of Fancy
Gorgeous and quirky: that’s the “Feather Their Nest” shower created by Amber Karson Events. Touches included birdcages to hold flowers, feather garlands for chairs, and turquoise favor boxes. Another idea that really “flew”: birdcage-imprinted cloth cut into napkins.
Photo Credit: Rosenberry Rooms
Just for Licks
A whimsical baby shower decoration that’s also a great gift: Lollipop bodysuits from Rosenberry Rooms. You can stick them in a planter with flowers for Mom and give her a chic start to her baby’s bodysuit wardrobe.
Photo Credit: Hostess With The Mostess
Recreate an old-fashioned candy shop! Make a welcome sign like the one for this “Berry Sweet” shower designed by Hostess With The Mostess. The theme played out with berry-colored candies, strawberry shortcakes, and red cocktails. You can even make a lollipop centerpiece.
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