I didn’t have a baby shower with either of my pregnancies.Â It just wasnâ€™t really something that was done back then.Â But boy things have really changed in the past 8 to 10 years.Â Baby showers nowadays are much more common place and are often just as elaborate as any other special celebration.
Hereâ€™s a really pretty baby pink example of what I mean:
Of course you can go a lot simpler than this, and often the most important thing is getting together with your close friends and family and just sharing in the excitement of the impending birth!
Iâ€™ve been asked to create a few baby shower invites lately.Â Most arenâ€™t overly baby themed, one had a photo from the baby scan and another was in a High Tea / Garden Party theme with lots of lovely pastel colours.Â Baby showers donâ€™t need to be full of baby graphics if you donâ€™t want them to be, you can easily go for a more grown up, elegant style which works equally as well.
Here are a few ideas which might inspire you when it comes time for your family or friends to organise your baby shower.
This super cute fruit platter from Design to Shine is a neat idea â€“ healthy too!
And if youâ€™re looking for a great cookie recipe, MarthaStewart.com has the recipe for these adorable â€śOne-Piece Cookiesâ€ť.Â Yum!
You can never go wrong with cupcakes, they suit every occasion.Â This baby shower celebration featured on Catchmyparty.com is fantastic.Â A lot of time and effort has gone into putting this together and it just goes to prove what you can achieve at home with a bit of planning and preparation.
And of course there are games to be played!Â If you fancy playing a few games at your shower, then have a look at this link for some ideas to get you started:http://www.thepartyworks.com/fisher-price-baby-shower-game-kit
See you next time, Nicky x