A Fairytale Little Princess Baby Shower

A sweet little princess baby shower is perfect for a stylish mommy-to-be who loves all things pink and girly. This sassy and sophisticated theme can be executed in so many clever ways! We chose to stick to pastel pink, glittery gold, and a crown motif for this inspiration. From plates to presents, here’s a planning guide for a unique and surprisingly simple baby shower:

little princess baby shower inspiration from Baby Aspen1. The Invite Lady via Etsy 2. Party City 3. Pelemele via Etsy 4. The Tomkat Studio 5. ellyB events and Dana Lee Jones via Kara’s Party Ideas 6. Kate Aspen 7. Kate Aspen 8. Baby Aspen 9. All Diaper Cakes via Etsy 10. Meghan McAndrews via Betty Crocker

A Royal Invitation

Set the shower tone with just the right mix of sparkle and sophistication in the invitation (1). This precious design reads, “we are tickled pink and happy to say, a beautiful princess is on her way!” After all, this shower is all about mom so keep her in mind when planning this party.

Pretty Pink Decor

Transform the shower space into something straight from a fairytale with glimmering gold details all around. We drew inspiration from this whimsical flower installation and stunning dessert display (5). Get the look! You don’t have to hang from the ceiling to achieve a regal ambiance. Hang a scalloped glitter garland (3) from a light fixture or on a blank wall and cluster bud vases filled with sequins on the tables (10). The space will be shining in no time! Keep the tableware classy and simple with fancy disposable flatware (2) and plates (4) in unique designs.

A Regal Diaper Cake

Give gifts that double as decor! These adorable mini diaper cakes (9) make pretty princess centerpieces and the mommy-to-be will appreciate the practical gifts when her little princess arrives.

Keepsake Baby Shower Favors

For a stand-out shower, select unique favors for guests to take home. Personalized stemless champagne flutes (6) are practical baby shower favors with a special design. Use them to serve cocktails and “mocktails” or yogurt parfaits!

Planning Tip: These flutes can double as bud vases, too! 

A Unique Baby Shower  Game

Have guests send a picture of themselves as a baby with their RSVP. Frame each photo in a crown frame (7) and have everyone guess who’s who at the shower. These make adorable keepsakes for guests to take home, too. 

Gifts for The Little Princess

You can keep with the shower theme when it comes to gift-giving, too. This 3-piece princess gift set (8) comes in a carriage package, perfect for the royal occasion!

Shop Little Princess Gifts | Shop Little Princess Baby Shower Favors & Decor | Pin Princess-Themed Inspiration

 Are you throwing a pink princess themed baby shower? What inspired your planning? 

10 Best Baby Shower Gifts A New Mom Really Needs

Baby showers are a sweet tradition, but the pressure of choosing a gift to be opened in front of a room of eager onlookers can make for a stressful shopping experience! With seemingly endless options, it’s a challenge to choose a standout gift for the occasion. Memorable “keepsakes” are a common choice, but practical gifts prove to be the ones that moms remember when they use them on a regular basis. Choose one of these ten go-to gifts that new mamas are sure to find useful and special, too!

1. Bedtime Books

Books are a good gift option for any baby shower, but especially when you don’t know the baby’s gender. Goodnight Moon is a classic bedtime book choice and this durable board book will quickly become part of baby’s bedtime routine.

Gifting Tip: Add a special note to baby inside the cover!

Goodnight Moon Board BookGoodnight Moon via Buy Buy Baby

2. Diaper Cake

Okay, so maybe she doesn’t need a bunch of diapers stacked in the shape of a cake, but diapers are expensive and this unique presentation takes a plain and simple baby necessity from so-so to oh!

Gifting Tip: Top off your cake with a cute plush, like a Haddie-Hoo plush owl!

Baby Aspen Haddie Hoo Owl Diaper Cake via kmtoarc on Instagram Haddie-Hoo diaper cake via kmtoarc on Instagram

This video from Evite shows you how simple it is to build a DIY diaper cake!

3. Diaper Bag

Pamper a stylish mommy-to-be with an equally chic diaper bag! This pricey pick makes a great group gift. She’ll appreciate the splurge and think of all her gal pals each time she carries it. She won’t mind stowing her favorite handbag when she can tote this little black bag that’s built to suit baby’s needs.

Kate Spade diaper bagKate Spade baby bag

4. Grab and Go Diaper Pack

Sometimes it’s the little gadgets and gear that make the biggest difference and this Pronto! changing station is great for moms (and dads) on the move! This stylish essential comes at a cool price point of $30.

Skiphop pronto changing stationSkip Hop

5. Stylish Baby Wrap

With design selections that suit new parents’ styles, Solly Baby Wrap caught our eye! This mamma-owned company creates wraps that bring you closer to baby without cramping your style. We like this natural and grey stripe wrap, but you’ll want to pick one that best fits your friend’s taste!

Solly baby wrapSolly Baby Wrap

6. Birth AnnouncementPillow

This sentimental shower gift is practical, too! We’re all in favor of a functional gift and this one will fit perfectly in the rocking chair in the nursery. Here’s how to give it – at the shower, present the mommy-to-be with an IOU and let her choose the color. Once the baby is born, order the gift with all of the personalized details and ship it straight to the new baby!

Personalized birth announcement pillow | Lori Blum via Uncommon Goods

Lori Blum via Uncommon Goods

7. Baby Monitor

For less than $100, you can treat the new parents to a top-rated baby monitor! This is a great option for a gift from a few friends, and the new mom and dad will thank you for a few extra hours (okay, maybe minutes) of sleep. This digital video monitor has night vision so they can peek at their little ones without disturbing their sweet dreams.

Infant Optics Digital Monitor Infant Optics

8. Baby Bath Robe

Take bath-time essentials to the next level with an adorable Baby Aspen bath robe! They’ll have a zillion hooded towels, but a baby-sized bath robe will be a bath-time favorite. You can personalize it with a monogram, too!

Baby Aspen Shark Bath Robe“Let the Fin Begin” Shark Robe

9. Stroller

A stroller is a great group gift for the mom who has everything! This rugged stroller is sleek enough for everyday use, too!

BOB Revolution SE StrollerBOB Revolution SE

Gifting Tip: If this is her second child, a double stroller will be a welcomed addition to their baby gear. A standing attachment, like the Sibling Board by Stokke, is another great gift option.

Stokke Stroller adapter

Stokke

10. Baby Arrival Gift Set

If everything else seems to be covered, make this great gift set your new go-to baby shower gift. Packed with a little bit of each of the newborn care essentials, like diapers, wipes, body wash, and healing balm, this gift set from The Honest Company comes gift-ready in a pretty package.

Honest Company baby arrival gift setThe Honest Company

 What’s your favorite go-to baby shower gift or the best baby shower gift you received? Share in the comments! 

8 Trendy and Unique Baby Shower Themes

Not all baby showers are created equal! Think outside the box for a fun, unique baby shower theme that will blow guests away. We’ve handpicked eight trendy and special ideas to inspire you.

1. Tribal Themed Baby Shower

Little warrior, modern Aztec, tribal, whatever you like to call it, it’s oh so cute! Deck out your party with feathers, arrows, antlers, bold geometric shapes, and a natural earthy vibe that is ideal for a boy, girl or gender neutral baby shower.

Tribal Little Brave Man themed baby shower | via Kara's Party IdeasKara’s Party Ideas

2. Forest Friends Baby Shower

Although this was originally styled as a birthday party, a forest friends theme makes for an adorable baby shower, too! Infused with cute woodland animals and outdoorsy rustic elements, this style embodies everything that is wild and free. Don’t forget to bring charming woodland baby gifts to stay true to the theme, like a warm fox hooded robe or a pretty owl bloomer.

Woodland Baby Shower | via Style Me Pretty by Krista Lii PhotographyKrista Lii Photography via Style Me Pretty

3. Baby Q Baby Shower

Baby showers aren’t just for the ladies either. Host a co-ed backyard barbecue everyone will enjoy! Set up a burger bar with all the fixin’s, make easy s’mores on a stick, cut up watermelon slices and serve cold brews for a relaxed party.

Baby Que Baby Shower Inspiration | Baby Aspen

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4. Nautical Baby Shower

When ship sets sail on the voyage of motherhood, you can honor the mom-to-be with a sleek nautical-themed baby shower! Mix rope knots, anchors, sailboats, and starfish with a pastel and navy blue palette for a sensational sea-inspired shower.

Nautical Baby Shower | Kate AspenKate Aspen

5. Vintage Precious Cargo Baby Shower

A precious cargo theme is a delightful way to incorporate travel-inspired props suited for a sweet baby boy. Use vintage airplanes, trains, hot air balloons, suitcases and maps as part of the décor, and take your theme to the next level with a “Baggage Claim” table full of creative favors.

Precious Cargo Baby Shower | Hostess with the MostessTwo Bird Studio & Eye Candy Event Design via Hostess with the Mostess

6. Camping-Themed Baby Shower

If mommy-to-be loves camping and the great outdoors, plan a camping themed baby shower brunch complete with a donut bar! Incorporate real pine cones, evergreen sprigs, and slabs of wood into the decor for an authentic feel.

Camping Themed Baby Shower | Katie Day Photokatiedayphoto.com

7. Children’s Book Baby Shower

Spark real creativity with a baby shower based on your favorite children’s story and create food inspired by some childhood favorites. From If You Give a Mouse a Cookie to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the possibilities are endless!

Book Baby Shower | Hostess with the MostessHenry Photography & MMJ Events via Hostess with the Mostess

8. Moroccan-Inspired Baby Shower

Looking for some exotic flair? Transform your party into a girly Moroccan inspired soiree! Stick with bright pinks, orange and gold tones and henna prints throughout the décor for one memorable shower. You can even create DIY baby bottles guests can fill with candy to take home as a favor.

Exotic Moroccan Inspired Baby Shower | PopSugarPopsugar.com 

Are you using any of these ideas for your baby shower? Tell us in the comments!

7 Exciting Gender Reveal Ideas

More and more expecting parents are gathering close family and friends for a new kind of baby shower – a gender reveal party! Some couples entrust someone else to organize the reveal so they can find out with their guests, and other couples know the gender of their baby before the party so they can come up with a surprise. Both options are memorable ways to celebrate the exciting news. Whether you are hosting your own party or planning one for a dear friend, here are seven gender reveal ideas for sharing the surprise:

A Box of Balloons

You’re guaranteed to get a priceless reaction when the balloons escape toward the sky! Whether you’re celebrating with a lavish baby shower or an intimate gathering, this gender reveal idea will rise to the occasion.

Gender Reveal Party Ideas on the Baby Aspen BlogElizabeth Messina via Inspired By This

Do you recognize these two? It’s Giuliana and Bill Rancic at their lavish baby shower, coordinated by Mindy Weiss!

A Photobooth

Poke a pinhole in one balloon, so that the proper color inflates when you step in the photobooth. Ready, set, blow! This is a great gender reveal for each other or for family far away. Wouldn’t this be a fun announcement to find in the mail?

Gender Reveal Party Ideas on the Baby Aspen BlogDesign For Mankind

 Black Balloons

Black balloons make chic party decor elements that serve double duty as a unique means of revealing gender. Have a trusted confidant pour pink or blue confetti inside a black balloon before filling it with helium. Look how delighted everyone is to see the confetti fly!

Gender Reveal Party Ideas on the Baby Aspen BlogJulia Azcona and PomMagic via The Little Umbrella

Cupcakes

Cupcakes are simple sweets that allow the whole party to participate in the big reveal! Fill the insides with colored icing indicating the baby’s gender. Then, when it’s time for dessert, pass them out and let everyone take a bite on the count of 3 .

Gender Reveal Party Ideas on the Baby Aspen BlogGarnish and Glaze

Cake

A gender reveal cake ensures that the Mommy and Daddy-to-be get the first peek at the surprise. Everyone anxiously awaits their reaction as they cut the cake and share a slice!

Gender Reveal Party Ideas on the Baby Aspen Bloglulliloo photography and Sweeter Still Cupcakes via The Little Umbrella

Glitter

Here’s a crafty way to share your big news – with glitter! Use a glue stick to spell out “boy” or “girl” and gently blow pink or blue glitter to reveal the message. Capture some shots of the special moment for the big announcement.

Gender Reveal Party Ideas on the Baby Aspen BlogAmanda Hedgepeth Photography

Gum

If you’re feeling like you’re about to “pop,” this is an appropriate idea. You’ll need both pink and blue gumballs for the pictures. First, have an intimate reveal with your partner. Face each other and close your eyes. Next, have someone open the envelope with your baby’s gender and place a pink or blue gumball in each of your mouths. Blow a bubble and open your eyes!

Now it’s time to share with the family. Blow a bubble for them to see!

Gender Reveal Party Ideas on the Baby Aspen BlogTwin Pearl Photography and My Sweet Indulgence via The Frosted Petticoat 

Confetti

For this messy reveal, a rooftop is the perfect location. You’ll be bursting with excitement when the confetti flutters out of these party poppers!

Gender Reveal Party Ideas on the Baby Aspen BlogLauren Kirkbride Photography

Stir up some excitement with a guessing game for guests! Kate Aspen has a great free mustache and lips printable to get you started!

Gender Reveal Party Ideas on the Baby Aspen Blog

Gender Reveal Party Ideas on the Baby Aspen BlogKate Aspen

Not finding out? No problem! There are plenty of gender-neutral baby shower ideas we love, too!

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Ideas

A gender neutral baby shower doesn’t have to have a specific “baby” theme. After all, this is an occasion to celebrate the mom-to-be and who doesn’t love a simple dessert party? A gray, white, and warm yellow color palette lends itself perfectly to a Springtime celebration for a boy or girl. There’s an understated elegance to this color scheme, and pops of modern patterns add a whimsical element, too. Here’s how you can pull it off stress-free!

Sunshine Baby Shower via Tomkat Studio & Pottery Barn Kids | Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Baby Aspen BlogPhoto: The TomKat Studio via Pottery Barn Kids

 A Unique Invitation

Equally cool and sweet, the poem on this invitation excites guests for the upcoming celebration. It even uses the sunny color scheme planned for the shower!

Bbay Shower Invitation via Etsy | Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Baby Aspen BlogInvitation: Mira Greetings via Etsy

Modern Baby Shower Decor

Skip the mess and opt for disposable partyware. A darling mix of striped napkins and polka dot plates coordinate perfectly for this dessert party and make cleaning up a breeze. Incorporating a few more details, like personalized straw flags and silver balloons, enhances the decor in this simple color palette.

Whimsical Baby Shower Decor for a Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Baby Aspen BlogNapkins & Plates: Shop Sweet Lulu | Balloons: Birthday Express | Paper Party Straws & Straw Flags: Kate Aspen

Sophisticated Sweets

There’s no need to try to DIY every detail. Leave the sweets to a professional and bring in desserts that serve as stunning centerpieces which are almost too pretty to eat.

Baby Shower Sweets for a Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Cake via Love the Day Designs | Cake Pops via Kara's Party Ideas | Baby Aspen BlogCake: Love the Day Designs | Cake Pops:  Cakes & Biscuits by Lisa via Kara’s Party Ideas

Gender Neutral Baby Gifts

If you’re attending a baby shower and don’t know the gender of the baby, here are some gray and white gift ideas that are sure to be a hit. These baby essentials, featuring a modern chevron pattern and a cuddly little hedgehog, will be adorable on a boy or girl!

Gender Neutral Baby Gifts from Baby Aspen | Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Baby Aspen Blog“Hedgehugs” Bodysuit & Bib: Baby Aspen

Practical Baby Shower Favors

Cool modern coasters are the perfect favors to thank guests for coming. These practical favors will remind them of your chic baby shower each time they set down a drink. They come packaged and tied with a bow, too!

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Favors from Kate Aspen | Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Baby Aspen BlogSilver Chevron Coasters: Kate Aspen

A Little More Inspiration

From the pom poms to the confection displays, we love a dessert baby shower  with a simple, color-coordinated display! Here’s one more in this perfectly sunny color scheme:

Little Miss Party via Cake Events Blog | Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Baby Aspen BlogPhoto: Little Miss Party via Cake Events Blog

Did you skip a “themed” shower? What colors inspired your baby shower palette?