5 Baby Shower Ideas You Need to Incorporate

baby shower ideas backdrop

I just hosted my very first baby shower and I’m so happy the Mom-to-be is happy! One of my dearest and oldest friends is due almost two months before me and we’re both having a girl! I got the chance to host her Texas baby shower and wanted to go all out because she is so selfless, thoughtful and kind. She wouldn’t splurge on herself, so I wanted to do it for her! I got a lot of questions on how everything came together so I wanted to share 5 baby shower ideas you need to incorporate.

Photos by Yvan Nguyen

I worked with Sarah from Styled in White Events to pull all of the details together! I gave her a budget and Pinterest mood board with some baby shower ideas I had. She came back with a mood board specifically for Danielle’s shower that was very detailed. From there, she pulled together vendors, coordinated logistics and everything in between! She also was onsite the day of the shower to set up, tear down and help with things during the shower. I’m so grateful for her help because I’ve got so much going on and she really took the stress out of planning every little detail.

The Back Drop

baby shower ideas backdrop

I wanted a stunning backdrop for Danielle to sit in front of when opening presents and for photos with all her loved ones! The arches and balloons really pop and create that stunning focal point in her living room. We went with a more peachy pink vibe here. Vim + Venture created the backdrop and they made sound familiar because that’s who also created the bookshelf seating chart for our wedding.

All the Florals

baby shower bouquet bar

As always, we worked with Something Pretty Floral to create lush, feminine florals for Danielle’s baby shower! One of my favorite features is the Bouquet Bar where guests could create their own floral arrangements to take home!

The Desserts

baby shower ideas custom hot air balloon cake

It’s not a baby shower without sweets and dessert! We worked with Cakes N Pearls for this adorable cake with the hot air balloon on top. It’s a smaller cake since we had about 30 guests, but we wanted to make sure it was moist and flavorful. For custom cookies, we used Hana Made Cookies and I love the attention to detail on both desserts.

What Will Last Forever

baby shower ideas children's book guest book

Instead of a traditional guestbook, I wanted to do something a little more thoughtful for Danielle’s shower. I chose a children’s book and had all of the guests sign a page. That way when Danielle reads to her daughter, she can see just how loved she is! In addition to the book, I used After the Tone, which is essentially a recording device guests can talk into and the messages are compiled for Danielle and Dylan to listen to whenever they would like.

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