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 … Continue reading
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!
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!
Invitation: 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.
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.
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!
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!
Silver 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:
Did you skip a “themed” shower? What colors inspired your baby shower palette?
We’ve dreamed up a sophisticated baby shower with dinosaur details and a gold and green color palette. Shower the mom-to-be in style with this modern baby shower theme featuring elegant glittery decor, wood and burlap accents, and fresh flowers. Scroll to see links to supplies and DIYs!
Need a dinosaur themed baby gift? Shop the Dinosaur Collection by Baby Aspen here!
Football season is here and what better way to celebrate a baby on the way than with a football themed baby shower? Here’s some inspiration for a football shower with a vintage vibe. Inspired by plays scribbled on chalkboards with X & O and all things football shaped, we passed on turf grass green for a more neutral color palette of blue and brown for a baby shower fit for any football fan. Here are our all star picks:
Guest post from Nicole, Marketing Assistant
Last weekend I helped throw a Sprinkle for my fiancé’s sister, Alisa. The weekend was jam packed from a marriage proposal from my long-time boyfriend Friday night (more on that coming soon!), to helping Alisa and her family settle in to a new house Saturday, and celebrating baby #2 with a “Sprinkle” Sunday morning!
You may be thinking, “What is a Sprinkle?” It’s a trend in baby showers gaining popularity among second-time moms. Rather than a full blown baby shower with games and gifts and an extensive guest list, a sprinkle is a way to honor the Mommy to be and baby #2 in a relaxed, low-key setting.
On Sunday we skipped the games and opted for a quiet morning without kids for Alisa and her friends to catch up. However, no detail was spared in the decorations! Alisa’s Sister-in-law (and mine to be), Lauren, hosted. Together we pulled off a blue and grey “Sprinkle” themed brunch for baby boy!
- Sprinkle Umbrella Evite via Paperless Post
- Framed print-out of the invitation for Alisa to keep
- “Sprinkled with love” bunting & balloons
- Paper “Clouds and rain drops” hanging from the ceiling
- Food labels with umbrellas
- Blue & white confetti
- Polka dot balloons
- Silverware and sweets displayed in mason jars filled with candy
- Bagel Bar with chicken salad, egg salad, cream cheese selections
- Mini quiches, spinach dip, veggies, fruit salad
- Sprinkle cookies, adorable and delicious rattle-shaped cake pops, “cloud” meringues
- Mimosas and Arnold Palmer’s to sip
- Kate Aspen Umbrella book marks for guests to enjoy!
Everyone munched and mingled, and then Alisa opened a few gifts and got a BIG surprise – a double stroller for her 2 year old, Ella, and baby to share! A “sprinkle” is a good opportunity to ask guests to pitch in on a group gift for a mom who may have many baby supplies already.
Alisa was so sweet and had thank you gifts for the hostesses! A small token of appreciation is a great way to express gratitude for a shower, or sprinkle, thrown in your honor!
I hope you’re inspired for your next celebration! What are your favorite baby shower trends? Would you consider a “man-shower” or co-ed event? I love the idea of a “see and sip” party after the baby is born too! Please share your thoughts.