This past weekend, I was so very honored to help host a baby shower for one of my best friends as she awaits her little boy’s arrival. I thought I’d share a few photos and decor tips here. If you’re throwing a baby shower soon, I hope these tips and ideas will help!
I wanted the shower to feel timeless and classic. I didn’t want it overly themed but rather beautiful and elegant, just like sweet mommy-to-be. While we did use a lot of blue, I wanted it to be an accent with lots of white and green. I absolutely adore how the shower table came together. Let’s take a closer look…
This shot (above) is pre-food, but it gives you a look at all the table decor. I adore baby photos so we framed one of mom and dad. Everyone loved looking at these sweet pics.
For food, we used a combination of silver platters and simple white trays. I like to keep food serving dishes quite simple and let the food and other decor stand out. For the cake, I placed it on a crystal cake stand. Speaking of the cake, Copper Whisk Cakes made this beauty. It was cookie dough flavored inside, to die for delicious!
I wanted a statement piece of decor on the table and a name sign was perfect. I found it on Etsy here, and I love how it turned out!
I had a lot of questions about the vases for flowers. I’ll let you in on a little secret, they’re not vases! They’re hurricane candle holders. I just loved the height they gave the table, so vases they became! Sometimes you just have to walk your home and repurpose items. I do it all the time.
Party favors were an easy decision. Mini champagne bottles with adorable labels (found here on Etsy). I just bought mini Barefoot champagne bottles and stuck the labels right over top. The labels read “POP THIS BUBBLY AND SEND A CHEER WHEN BABY HIGGS IS HERE!” and the shower date.
I incorporated a lot of greenery throughout the shower. Boxwood wreaths with statement blue bows as well as greenery down the table. For the jumbo blue balloons, I added a section of greenery for a charming touch. I used a longer strand of greenery from Bellas Bloom Studio and cut it down for each balloon.
Almost every single party I host, I include these Pimento Cheese Bites. Truly, they’re addictive! Mom-to-be has had them at my parties in the past and LOVES them, so they had to be included. You can find the recipe in my book!
We also had chicken salad and veggie bars thanks to my fabulous co-host Brooke as well as mini ham biscuits and chocolate fudge bites. Of course, we all loved cake. For drinks, we had a bubbly bar with juice mix-ins as well as apple cider. I must say, apple cider along with champagne was the drink of choice for most. It was like an instant autumn mimosa!
When the cake was delivered, we added a few extra white flower blooms as well as a few Nandina sprigs.
Cute party napkins were found from Natalie Chang Studio (another favorite Etsy shop).
The shower was lovely and we are so excited for mom and dad “to-be”! Baby showers are one of my very favorite occasions to host, and this was no exception. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!