Whether you're hosting a baby shower or are the lucky guest of honor at your own fete, it's nice to send off the other attendees with a little token of appreciation. Baby shower favors can be a tricky order to fill — while the focus of the day is celebrating the baby on the way, not every guest in attendance is necessarily a mom herself. There's a fine line between staying on track with the theme of the day and gifting your nearest and dearest with something they'll actually enjoy. We think these 13 ideas fit the bill beautifully.
Bite-size cake pops are the perfect sweet treat for baby showers. The dainty confections have become such a popular element of dessert tables that there's inspiration for every style of shower, no matter the theme or mood. We've rounded up 20 of the prettiest pops to shower mom-to-be!
Ever wonder how celebs celebrate their impending arrivals? With baby showers just like us! From luxurious events at fancy hotels to backyard luncheons with crafts and games, celebrity moms-to-be love to be feted. As we continue our month of real baby showers, we're taking a look back at 14 showers that celebrated some of our favorite Hollywood moms-to-be. Check them out!
When it comes to baby shower invites, there is no shortage of adorableness. Simply take a peek at Minted and Tiny Prints, and you'll already be overwhelmed by the many sweet options. But if your run-of-the-mill, available-to-anyone baby shower invitation just won't do, the following 17 invitations are sure to provide some original inspiration. From invites introducing some superspecial shower themes to those printed on balloons, wooden baby blocks, and even cloth diapers, these shower invitations are designed to wow.
Since baby showers are frequently held in the midafternoon, your food offerings needn't be extensive or even a complete meal. Instead, focus on fun, easy-to-mingle-with finger foods that guests can enjoy at their leisure. Here, nine fun ideas for making your shower offerings extraspecial. Don't forget the mocktails!
Classic children's books seem to have a knack for inspiring adorable baby showers, and this event, thrown for Katie Vowels, the creative talent behind Katrina Louise Photography and now mom to baby girl Rowan, proves it!
"I love to read, and my sisters-in-law used that to build a classic storybook theme," Katie says. "My husband's twin sister drew illustrations of favorite story characters for the invitations and then framed those to hang in our daughter's nursery. The first illustration was the Velveteen Rabbit, which my sister-in-law read from at our wedding ceremony! They picked fun, bright colors, and my mom even created a book garland to hang in the tent."
We love how this shower put a modern spin on classic kids' books by incorporating glitter, girlie colors, and even a DIY onesie decorating station. Keep clicking to check out all the storybook-perfect details.
We're suckers for beautiful calligraphy . . . and for sweet sayings . . . and for metallic paper goods. So it's no surprise that we're totally going gaga for the new baby and kids' line from Lindsay Letters. The artist is known for her work on weddings, but her foray into the children's arena is equally enchanting.
Her collection, with pieces that start at just $5 (!), includes art prints and canvases, digital downloads, baby shower invitations, stamps, and stationery, all of which feature her signature whimsical hand lettering. Sweet prints declaring "Olive You" and "I'll Eat You Up, I Love You So" would fit in perfectly in a nursery (they'd also work as baby shower decor), throwback fill-in-the-blank baby shower invitations take a retro idea into modern day, and "Sweet Baby" stationery would work as a baby shower thank-you or as a baby announcement. Keep clicking to check out some of our favorite designs among Lindsay Letters' new collection.
It seems like everyone is baking up diaper cakes these days! But there's a hot new trend in rolling and stacking the nappies — the shaped diaper cake! Inventive moms are going beyond the one, two, and three-tiered creations, by molding the Pampers into new structures from baskets to tricycles. I rounded up 23 of my favorites that you can use as inspiration for your own inedible confections.
Slugs and snails and puppy-dogs' tails, that's what little boys are made of! Thank goodness baby showers don't reflect that age-old nursery rhyme! Rather, today's showers for mamas expecting little boys are filled with the same sweet treats and adorable details once reserved for little girls. Check out 13 of our favorite baby shower themes for little boys, from cowboy- and mustache-themed fetes to parties centered on rubber duckies and afternoons at the ballpark.
When you're the guest of honor, it goes without saying that you also want to be the party's best dressed. But when you're sporting a bump at your baby shower, finding an on-trend, flattering frock can be difficult. Luckily, we're here to rescue you from dowdy dresses and present you with 11 of the most gorgeous gowns for moms-to-be. No matter if you have a budget of $50 or $300, we have a chic dress made just for you, all guaranteed to make even nonpregnant guests a bit envious. Keep clicking to find your favorite, and get ready to impress at your baby shower.