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Baby on board? More like baby in bloom—this Secret Garden baby shower is a fantastic summer baby shower theme to welcome the newest addition to the family. With whimsical flower crowns, colorful centerpieces, woodsy outdoor furniture and the perfect background setting (a private garden!) celebrate with your closest friends and family for an afternoon to remember.
A private garden sets the scene for a close-knit, magical garden party. Either set up your party in a garden on a patio or somewhere with indoor/outdoor seating, or make use of picnic tables. This host used macrame place mats and wooden tables and chairs. To set your color palette, use neutral, a long floral centerpiece, accented with naturalistic flatware. Also, notice the kids table in the background, the sweetest addition to this gathering.
For this intimate event, a violinist is perfect for setting the mood and carrying out the afternoon with a classy yet whimsical touch. While the performance adds ambiance and energy, guests can mingle without being distracted. Keep the tempo light and airy with mellow, contemporary music to play while guests arrive and eat.
Keep lunch refreshing with light, natural options (that don’t mean boring or unfilling). Opt for well-crafted, gourmet snack food, like an artisanal cheese board, artichoke and prosciutto flatbread, Italian tarines, a farmers market salad, wild mushroom and leek empanadas, avocado and radish toast, and a chicken couscous salad.
Champagne will be a great, sparkly addition to this blooming, baroque shower. Supplement your bubbly bar with fruits, juices, and even edible flowers to enhance the theme. The smallest details make the biggest impressions!
While mom-to-be opens her gifts, guests enjoy this one—this sweet, simple cake still makes an impact with floral decorations and a tasty berry filling. Even the icing does a great job of conveying the natural tone of this party.
Give now, enjoy later: Guests can take home a mini bottle of wine and pop it open when the baby is born! Or drink it the next day... No one will know.