We're all about seeking out new trends when it comes to hosting a stylish baby shower, and over the past few years, cake pops and cupcakes have ruled the scene. But sometimes a party calls for a good old-fashioned cake — the kind that needs to be cut with a knife. If the mom-to-be who you're honoring is more of a traditionalist than a trend follower, then serve her up a sweet slice of one of these 15 beautiful baby cakes!
Peter Pan may not want to grow up, but if it meant he could attend a baby shower as precious as this one, he might have changed his mind. Southern California-based Sugar & Fluff planned and styled this Peter Pan-themed evening shower for a mom-to-be who was expecting her second baby boy. And much like the character himself, the soiree was anything but typical.
"Abi [the guest of honor] and her other baby boy, Finn, are big fans of Peter Pan," said Aasim Rizvi, one part of the trio that makes up Sugar & Fluff. "It was a little sweet surprise for the older brother when he came for a guest appearance to the baby shower. We also all love Mary Blair and the concept art she did for Peter Pan and other Disney movies. We grabbed a lot of inspiration and color references from the concept paintings she did."
Rather than inundate the space with characters from the story, the designers focused on the moonlit skies and golden stars found throughout the film. Click through for all of the details used to create this magical party.
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!
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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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.
Whether you're shower shopping for a trust fund baby or just hoping to spoil a special little someone, there's no shortage of baby gear and gifts for those who won't settle for anything but the best. From the over-the-top ridiculous to the splurge-worthy, if your credit card can handle the workout, we've got the goods!
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.