Baby Shower Inspiration

14 Nov
The last week or so, my friends and family have been asking about shower dates, locations, and themes. I have a wonderful group of friends who all want to help my mom plan a shower locally and my aunts up north are going to plan one for family that lives farther away. I’m leaving the out of town shower up to my aunts, but I’d like to be more involved in planning the local shower. I love planning parties – especially the decorations – so why not join in on the fun with my own shower? 
I’ve been gathering baby shower inspiration for years, so here’s some of my favorites.

I love the monochromatic color palate of this shower with the sweet pom pom details. And how cute are those nesting dolls?
via Amy Atlas

The natural elements in this shower are so pretty. They sell big burlap drop cloths at the hardware store that could work as table cloths and those diaper pins? Adorable.
via Amy Atlas

I love the colors in this one. The garland and paper lanterns are so pretty!
via Amy Atlas

This one is so casual and elegant. I love the dishtowels as napkins and the mason jars as glasses.

I have loved this gender reveal party for a long time. I think the craving snack bar is genius!
via Amy Atlas

Peonies are my very favorite flowers. We had them at our wedding, but they won’t be in season for the shower. However, I love the tin cans as vases.
via Amy Atlas

This is the first of three hot air balloon inspiration pictures. I love this theme so so much. 
via Amy Atlas

Look at those puffy clouds! I die.

via Babble

Since I’m a teacher, a school themed shower would be cute. I know I definitely want to use chalkboards in the decor to go with my weekly bump photos.

via One Charming Party

Another school themed shower with a vintage twist. Click the link to see the invitations. They’re awesome.

via Babble

How fun is this bright and cheery pink and yellow shower? I do love lemon bars…

via Babble

Being a girly girl at heart, nothing thrills me more than pink as far as the eye can see.

via Babble

This bedtime story party is very unusual, but kind of awesome. 

via Babble

I adore this garland with lines from lullabies. It would take some time to make, but it would be worth it.

via Babble

This is from a gender reveal party, but it would definitely work for a cool gender neutral baby shower as well.

via Babble

I love camping, but maybe not enough to have a camping themed baby shower. I do love the casual rustic decor, though.

via Babble

She’s about to pop! How cute is that? And a super cheap wall decoration with the colored plates that look like bubbles.
Are you ready for my very favorite one? One that I’m totally copying? One from the one and only Martha?

from Martha Stewart via Babble

It’d called Once Upon a Baby Shower. I’m in love. I knew I wanted to do some sort of book theme since I need a lot of them for our wall of books in the nursery. The color palate of this shower could easily be changed for a boy, too! I love the books wrapped in paper and the garland. There are printable invitations and book plates that come with it, but I’m thinking about making my own. I could combine this with some of the other ideas I love, like the burlap table cloths and quote garland, and make it really special. Eeek! I’m so excited!
Do you think it’s weird if I plan the decor for my own shower? I hope not because I really want to do it 🙂

6 Responses to “Baby Shower Inspiration”

  1. Angela November 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    I don't think it's weird at all!! I already told my mom/best friend I want to be involved! (I helped with my bridal shower, too!) It's fun to design and decorate!I LOVE the hot air balloon inspirations! I think some of the ones your posted about are chic/shabby chic, but I love shower themes that are a bit whimsical! (I love anything whimsical, though!) The Once Upon a Baby Shower is PERFECT! It combines some chicness with some whimsy! Love it!xo,A

  2. Amanda @ The Fix-Its November 14, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    I love that you pulled the camping theme inspiration pics! I used that shower to create a camping/woodsy shower for my best friend in September!

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  4. Amy November 14, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    @Amanda @ The Fix-Its So cute! Great job!!

  5. Amy November 14, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    @Angela Oh good! I didn't have anything to do with my bridal showers (except a request for no cheesy games), so I didn't know if it was totally strange or inappropriate to be involved. Glad to know I'm not the only one who can't resist!

  6. Angela November 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Ha! Most definitely not! If it's what you want, you should be involved! It IS after all, your party! Just don't work too hard! 😉

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