Fall is quickly approaching, and if you are thinking ahead to a baby shower you will be hosting when the months get a bit cooler, check out these ideas that will be trendy this year- and for good reason! They can be used for co-ed showers or parents-to-be with any style.
Go with the theme of children’s books and ask that each person bring one book with a handwritten note inside for the baby on the way. For invites, print out a page from your favorite children’s book and change the wording to the invitation wording. Play a game of Name that Author! And hand out a guest favor of personalized bookmarks. For a very simple treat that goes well with this theme make gummy work bookworms. Make some cupcakes and place gummy worms on top. Serve them atop a large children’s book (to protect it you can cover the outside with plastic wrap) and place a sign next to it that says “Book Worms for the Tasting.”
Instead of a typical shower theme, do one of geometrical designs. Make cakes in various shapes and colors, and use wooden building blocks as centerpieces (bonus- mom can take them home for baby). Hang a mobile of brightly colored 3D cardboard shapes above the buffet, and serve foods in various shapes on trays of different sizes and shapes. This is particularly great for the modern parents and keeps things neutral for a co-ed shower, and minimal for the hostess.
Instead of a lunchtime or afternoon shower, host a brunch shower! This is a fancy way of just having people over for brunch, but also doubling it as a baby shower. Host it with chic patterns that fit your space and serve food on clear plastic dishes. There’s really no theme needed because brunch is the theme. You can center the whole thing around healthy foods, or even around the color of your best dishes. This is a fantastic theme for any momma, whether they are high maintenance or just enjoy sipping coffee on the porch with close friends.
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