Children’s songs are a great place to start when looking for baby shower inspiration. There are so many sing-song nursery rhymes, playful ideas and charming storylines—you’ll be hard-pressed to only pick one to use as a theme. One of our favorites, and a timeless baby shower theme at that, is ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.’
Decorate your shower with a sparkling palette of metallic gold, and accent with pinks or blues if you want to celebrate Baby’s gender. Tie in celestial details where you can: twinkle lights and stars, and phrases like “I love you to the moon and back.”
OCCASION: Baby Shower
RELATED THEMES: Royal
The last thing you’ll want to do when you’re in the middle of a pregnancy is have a party at your home and have to play host. Opt for a venue that will take care of things like setup and cleaning—a few less things to worry about.
It’s not every day that you have friends and family in one place. A photo booth makes it easy to capture moments with everyone in attendance. You could even print out all the photos and include them in thank-you notes so everyone has their own special momento.
A DIY food bar means everyone can fix their food to their own liking. For an afternoon or brunch shower, a parfait and granola bar with fresh fruit toppings is a great choice to balance out the sweets. (Because, yes, obviously there will be sweets too.)
A signature cocktail is a fun way to personalize the shower and even call attention to the baby’s gender. A pink cocktail could be as simple as spiked grapefruit juice, and blue could be lemonade with a few drops of Curaçao.
It’s no secret that there are many, many late nights ahead for the parents-to-be. Set out bins of diapers and sharpies and ask guests to write notes on them. From funny jokes to words of encouragement, each guest can feel like they’re helping out through those tough moments—even if it’s just with a silly pun.
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