Shower that beautiful baby mama with all the love and support of her family and friends. Start by choosing a party theme and an invitation to match. And remember: even if it’s baby number three, mama deserves to be celebrated. Regardless of how many bags of hand-me-downs she’s got waiting in the wings, every new child should have a few special things only for him or her. And every mama – perhaps especially the mother of a couple other kids – should be given the opportunity to pause for a moment with the people she loves to anticipate the new wonder on its way.
Mixbook’s latest baby shower invitations pair perfectly with a range of baby shower themes – here’s some inspiration!
Under the Umbrella of Elegance If cartoonish storks and diapered baby decorations found at big-box party stores are a bit too quaint for your taste, go with the classic, elegant theme of umbrellas. It sets a lighthearted mood without being too over-the-top. Send out Mixbook’s Shower Umbrellas invitation, then decorate with classic parasols. Take the motif one step further with fluffy cloud decorations and faux raindrops made of paper or mimicked with strings of beads hanging from umbrellas. An umbrella-themed baby shower is perfect if you’re hosting the shower during a typically rainy season when guests are likely to show up in their raincoats. The view of stormy skies out the window will seem perfectly planned.
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Happily Ever After If she’s having a baby girl – make her queen for a day by throwing a princess-themed baby shower. Start by sending Mixbook’s Storybook Shower invitation, then adorn the party space with fairy tale–inspired decorations. Present the queen-mother-to-be with her very own crown – and, of course, a tiny tiara for the princess in waiting. Feast on the finest of fare and cupcakes fit for royalty.
*The party photos above are via Itsy Belle Studio.
Baby’s Got Books! Help the mom-to-be build a library for her future bookworm. This is a great baby shower to throw moms of second and third (or more!) babies. Not only does it create a wonderful collection of reading material for the new baby, older children can enjoy the gifts in the meantime. What’s important is that mom’s given a special day with her friends and family – or even colleagues! A baby shower that focuses on giving books is ideal for a work baby shower since the prescribed gifts are inexpensive and not too personal. Decorate with storybook-themed phrases like “Once upon a time…” and miniature classic book covers as cupcake toppers. You can even create a photo book to give as a group present. Interview each guest about their favorite classic children’s book, and include photographs, excerpted passages, and memories about the book.
Baby-Q! A backyard Baby-Q is the perfect shower theme for including the mom-and-dad-to-be in the celebration. Invite family and friends over for some babyback cribs – I mean ribs – burgers, potato salad and whatever else she’s been craving. Make sure you have plenty of pickles on hand, and take the opportunity to churn up some homemade ice cream. Put out lawn games for both adults and children, and sip lemonade along with refreshing mocktails. Remember to take lots of pictures of the party to create a memory photo book of the big event!
Happy Mixbooking! Happy showers!