Whether traditional or modern, party themes are an easy way to tie together the invitations, decor, menu, and more. They can also bring a greater sense of festivity to a baby shower. But remember, the theme you choose doesn't have to be over the top: The star of the show will always be the new mom.
Celebrate the mom-to-be's love of literature with a whimsical menu, darling decorations, and plenty of fairy-tale fun.
Combining bright balloons and sweet flower shapes is an ideal way to celebrate the anticipated arrival of a bright and beautiful baby. You can set the party indoors or outdoors, where a sunny day and garden can decorate the shower for you. All you need are a few special touches.
Many expectant mothers begin the "nesting" process -- cleaning house, preparing baby clothes, assembling furniture -- as their delivery date approaches. Entertain them with a baby bird-themed dessert shower.
Since the mother-to-be will have little time to spoil herself after the baby is born, now is the perfect time for her and her friends to indulge in healthy spa food, nourishing treatments, and luxurious bath accessories.
If the expectant mother doesn't live nearby, you can still shower her with love and good wishes by creating a "baby shower in a box." Choose a theme such as Baby's First Bath, Decorate the Nursery, or Pampering Mom, and invite friends and loved ones to contribute.
The color white signifies goodness, innocence, and purity -- all of which describe a baby. Give a white-themed shower and you will honor mother and child in style. Creating a white theme is simple. Fill a living room or dining room with white balloons and streamers. Ask guests to bring their gifts wrapped in snowy hues. Glass and white porcelain serving dishes complete the theme. Include a candy table where guests can nibble on sweets and later bundle their favorites in swatches of white tulle or muslin to take home as favors. The only centerpiece needed is a towering white layer cake.
A simple and cheerful flower inspires an outdoor baby shower with fresh-picked decor, favors, and food. The daisy is easy to replicate in decor and favors, but not every detail is flower-shaped; yellow-and-white favors -- lollipops, rubber ducks, and paper cones holding penny candy -- are just as fitting; a gingham tablecloth adds to the summery theme.
Treat the mommy-to-be to some well-deserved pampering before the baby arrives. Find a spa that offers prenatal massages, as well as manicures and pedicures for all your baby shower guests.
courtesy of Martha Stewart