Elegant Baby Shower Pictures
by Melissa Schmidt
(Evansville, IN, USA)
Above is our baby shower centerpiece...
These baby shower pictures were taken at my sister's shower about two years ago. We didn't want to have too much in the way of balloons or crepe paper, but we wanted it to feel kind of overly decadent for her.
We did some fun games we felt were pretty unique at the baby shower. We created a Price is Right Games How, having guests guessing higher! lower! etc., and a version of Family Feud, as well. Our guests were rolling with laughter!
We wanted to enjoy time with guests from out of town, so we didn't want to have to do any cooking or cleaning. We chose to have the shower at a hotel that would cater such a small party at lunch time.
We put together pampering kits for each guest to take home, and we packaged them in bright colorful bags and tissue paper. Setting them at each place setting on top of the table linens (white) helped to brighten the space without overwhelming it. Each of the kits had some nice chocolates, samples of face masks, travel-sized lotions, cute containers of bath salts, and pretty tissues. That way the guests could take a little of the "decadence" home with them.
Our baby shower centerpieces were also presents for mom-to-be. They were pretty, collapsible basket organizers in the baby's room color. Each one included a fluffy stuffed animal plus a matching inexpensive set of receiving blankets or outfit, plus a few other cute odds and ends off the gift registry.
To add more color we wrapped our door prizes in solid colored paper with bright ribbon as well.
Everyone enjoyed this. It was pretty simple and we still did the traditional things like watching mom-to-be open presents, and it seemed like everyone felt special for having been invited.
It might be fun to see if a hotel could work with you on the baby theme as far as the food is concerned!
We tried to save a few of the gift bags to send to out of town friends and relatives who couldn't make it, but sent gifts, as well to make them feel included.