What a compliment it is when a past bride emails asking for décor & design help with planning the next fun event in their life, a baby shower! I really do cherish these very sweet messages, and am most grateful for the amazing clients I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Last week I had three back-to-back consults for baby showers; a party in celebration of the little baby-to-be, and thought I’d share a few of my favourite trends.
Here are some great ways to spruce up a baby shower, (including a few of my personal favourite DIY crafts):
– Add colour: even for an unknown gender shower, be sure to tie in a bit of colour through the décor, florals or perhaps the sweets. Yellows & greens works best when you don’t know the gender of the baby. Don’t be afraid to move out of the pastel colours, and chose brighter hues, as they will make for gorgeous photos.
– Use flowers: you certainly don’t need a tall arrangement of orchids; a simple vase full of colourful tulips will help add just the right charm to your table / setting.
– Tie in DIY projects into the overall theme of the party: fringe balloons, fluffy pom poms, ribbon backdrops, oh the sky is the limit (and so it pinterest for that matter). DIY crafts bring soo much character, and are truly a unique way to elevate any setting.
-Personalize: by adding the baby’s name, (or even the mama-to-be’s name) on cookies, cupcakes or the favours, you can make the soirée more intimate, and memorable. My personal favourite: using block letters to monogram the dessert table with the baby’s name!!
– Create movement: by incorporating interactive baby shower games, your guests will have a chance to mingle and enjoy their surroundings.