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.
If you're feting parents-to-be who have shared their baby's gender and name, there's no reason not to customize your shower gift especially for the little one on the way. Check out these 12 superspecial personalized baby shower gifts for the sweet little girl or boy being celebrated.
When Jeni Maus, owner of vintage rental company Found in Orange County, found out her good friend and co-worker Allison Howell was expecting, there was no question who was planning her shower, but Allison couldn't have expected how insanely awesome the event would turn out. "My favorite foods, people, superfun decor . . . ," Allison says. "I mean, she searched my Pinterest nursery idea boards and created a whole wall inspired by a print I had picked for my baby's art gallery!"
That wall was just one of many standout decor items, which also included an amazing DIY yarn chandelier, cool colorblocked invites from Pitbulls and Posies, a matching cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop, and a menu of Allison's favorite breakfast foods for dinner. "Bright primary colors, vintage fabulousness, and hundreds and hundreds of yarn balls made great focal points for the celebration," Allison says. "Not only did Jeni design a celebration that was well-styled — she also made it really me. Her thoughtfulness and personal touches made the day joyful, memorable, and so incredibly special." Keep clicking to check out all the details, captured by photographers Studio EMP, and prepare yourself for some vintage "wow"!
When the fashion set throws a baby shower, they do it right, as is evidenced in Vogue Daily's Power Shower feature. Inspired by the exquisite Manhattan shower thrown for Russian stylist and fashion director Anya Ziourova, Vogue's Chloe Malle rounded up 15 of her favorite gift ideas for a most fashionable mom-to-be. Click through to see what's on her list!
It's our favorite month of the year — April Showers — and all month long, we're helping you make your party an extra special event. Whether you're looking for creative, non-cheesy shower games or simple ways to dress up your sweets, there's a unique idea to suit any party style. Get the inspiration started by checking out these 24 tips and tricks to make your baby shower special for both you and your guests. Happy Showers!
We're always inspired by baby showers that are both gender neutral and beautiful, and this "Hooray for Baby" shower thrown by Becca Gorski of Cake Events for three of her friends who all happened to be pregnant at the same time (don't you just love that?!) is one of our all-time favorites.
"The 'Hooray for Baby!' theme started oddly enough as the subject of an e-mail I sent wishing them congratulations," Becca says. "The more I thought on it, the more it felt like the perfect concept for a shower. Because two of the moms-to-be opted not to find out what they're having, I picked a gender-neutral palette of mint green and yellow. I've always loved these colors for Spring, and they worked especially well for an outdoor brunch." The combination of the pastel color palette and the exuberant theme makes for a supersweet combo. Keep clicking to check out all the details! Hooray!
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As grown women, we can agree there's really nothing worse than being forced to sniff diapers full of melted chocolate bars, do a blind taste test of baby food, or humiliate our formerly dignified friend by guessing her weight or waist circumference.
In the interest of putting an end to bad baby shower games, we've culled some ideas that are tasteful and appropriate and won't have half of your guests plotting their escape.
When Jessie of Lilyshop started planning a baby shower for a close friend, she knew she had to think beyond the typical carriage-shaped cookies and onesie decorating games. Instead, Jessie took her inspiration from Morocco, creating a global, girlie evening shower complete with fab flowers, rich shades of orange, pink, and gold, and even a henna tattoo artist! Add in a few incredible DIY-decor projects and some of the coolest party favors we've ever seen, and you have one memorable, Moroccan baby affair! "It was such a pretty night," Jessie says. "One of the most fabulous showers I have ever planned!" Keep clicking to check out all the beautiful details.
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas (meaning, it's freezing!) in the Midwest and on the East Coast, so when Cristina Hermelin of Chic Up Your Party sent us photos of this gorgeous baby shower, thrown in the countryside in Portugal, we were not only inspired — we also started planning our next vacation! "Mom-to-be Lara has the most beautiful house set in the north of Portugal, surrounded by orange trees and sweet countryside flowers," Cristina says. "It was a unique setting to celebrate."
Cristina used Lara's vintage china and decor to create a sophisticated tea party, but the real star was the natural surroundings. "Using the countryside colors of sweet orange, green, and pink produced the most beautiful ambience," Cristina says. Keep clicking to check out the lovely details, captured by photographer Catarina Zimbarra.
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