Get your umbrellas ready! Mamas-to-be love to be showered with love — and lots of baby gear — at their baby showers, and we've discovered themes to suit every expectant mom's interest. From celebrations inspired by baby animals, classic storybooks, and vintage finds to sprinkles for experienced moms and gender reveal parties for mamas who want to add even more excitement to their showers, these 60 amazing shower ideas are sure to please everyone on your guest list, including the mom-to-be! Keep clicking to find the shower that speaks to you!
There are tons of places to turn when planning a baby shower, so why not Instagram? Filled with great ideas that both moms-to-be and guests will love, we found easy ideas and DIYs anyone can do. Weather you're expecting or hosting, welcome baby by translating some of these snaps into your own party. Check them out and be sure to follow POPSUGAR Moms on Instagram for even more inspiring images!
Baby bytes, anyone? Leila Lewis of Inspired By This definitely thought outside of the box when it came time to plan a shower for her good friend Carissa Jones of floral and event styling company JL Designs. The theme: Space Invaders (quite appropriate, if you think about it, right?). From that jumping off point, Leila, along with industry friends at Jesi Haack Design, Wedding Chicks, and Cherish Paperie, created one of the most inventive baby showers we've ever seen.
With sweet and savory snacks like robot cake pops and "micro chips" as well as awesome backdrops and beautiful blooms, courtesy of the mom-to-be, this shower somehow makes old-school robots look modern, cute, and totally baby shower friendly. Keep clicking to see all the mega details.
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If we had to crown a modern-day style icon, Kate Middleton would be it. Always dressed to the nines in pieces that are contemporary yet classic, Kate never fails. Due to give birth to her royal babe in July, pregnancy is proving this duchess well. Sticking to wardrobe staples like hats and coats, Kate shows how versatile key pieces can be over the course of nine months. Check out some of the duchess's most fab maternity fashion moments thus far — she's definitely not afraid to mix high and low or stick to old favorites!
Have you ever had to pump on an airplane or carry breast-pumping paraphernalia through security? While moms have the right to do both and are even supposed to be provided with privacy when they pump on an airplane, it looks like some airline and TSA personnel are unaware — or not on board.
In one recent violation of regulations, an American Airlines flight attendant monitored mom Dawnella Brahos throughout her flight to prevent her from using the breast pump she was carrying. In another, a TSA worker in Hawaii told mom Amy Strand that she couldn't bring the cooler that came with her pump through security unless she was also carrying breast milk. In order to keep the cooler, which is expensive to replace, Strand resorted to pumping in the airport bathroom, in public.
Although both American Airlines and the TSA have apologized, Christian Science Monitor reporter David Clark Scott advises breastfeeding moms who are traveling to know their rights: "Moms and Dads," he writes, "bookmark the TSA page, and carry it with you on your phone. Just in case."
Shopping for a baby shower gift can be more difficult than you might think. If you're not in a position to buy those big-ticket bedding sets, monitors, or furniture items, you're usually left with a ton of inexpensive items that really don't feel gift-worthy on their own. While creating your own gift set with a variety of little items like onesies, toys, blankets, and books is a good idea, we have an even better one: pick up a premade gift basket made by a totally on-trend kid company like The Land of Nod or DwellStudio. We found seven gift baskets that will ensure your present is the hit of the baby shower! Keep clicking for the one that works best for the mom-to-be.
Set the tone for a seriously chic baby shower with one of these inspiring color palettes. If equating pink with girls and blue with boys doesn't apply to you (or the mom-to-be you're celebrating), then go beyond the expected and check out 20 of our favorite color combos. There's an endless rainbow of options out there!
Summer Watkins, the stylish mind behind Grey Likes Weddings and Grey Likes Baby, is inundated with some of the most beautiful events out there, so when it came time to throw a baby shower of her own, celebrating her sister Brittany, it had to be a showstopper.
Summer partnered with tableware company Casa de Perrin to craft an old-world, romantic concept, full of tulle and sequin table linens, antique Persian rugs, and gorgeous blooms. "We wanted it to be a glamorous baby shower, which you don't see too often," Summer says. "The sequin linens from La Tavola are just way too good, aren't they?" A sweet and savory biscuit bar and a gorgeous cake made by the grandma-to-be were just two more must-see elements at this baby shower, beautifully photographed by Summer's other sister, Hayley of T&H Photography. Keep clicking to see all the girlie-glam goodness!
If you're knee deep into shower season, you probably feel like you've exhausted all of your gift ideas (and perhaps your credit limit). Find the perfect gift for every new arrival on your list, all for less than $50! Check out some of our favorite picks for baby boys, girls, and surprises — and be the hit of every baby shower you attend this Spring.
It's amazing just how much stuff a person as tiny as a newborn baby needs. But as anyone who's gone through it before can tell you, babies are high-maintenance little people! If you're lucky enough to have friends and family who want to gift the new addition, they'll likely be looking to rely on your registry.
Consider registering at a larger, all-inclusive baby store, like Giggle or Buy Buy Baby in addition to a smaller, local specialty shop to provide the greatest variety in terms of projects. Sites like MyRegistry.com and AmazingRegistry.com allow you to create a customized registry from a variety of different online sources, making them a great option when family and friends are spread out around the country.