d00ch Baby Showers April 06, 2019 17:37:31
While soft pastels are traditional colors for a mom-to-bes party, the dad-on-deck will appreciate less muted hues. For co-ed showers, Seri Kertzner and her team at in New York like to work with either a neutral palette or a mix of bright colors like yellow and purple. For mama Megan Kopf Stackhouses gender-neutral baby shower brunch, the party stylists decorated with giant white balloons anchored in cubes filled with white jellybeans.
Instead of typical shower fare like dainty cucumber sandwiches, offer heartier eats that men and women alike will enjoy chowing down on. State College, Pennsylvania-based creative services company threw a casual backyard barbecue for a soon-to-be mom and dad of three. The summertime shindig featured lots of grilled goodness and picnic-inspired decor, with just a few baby-related items.
Yet another fun option from mom Tracy Saelinger, of Lake Oswego, Oregon: "At my shower someone made up a list of traits and had me write down in advance whether I wanted the baby to get those attributes from me or his dad. The guests had to guess what I picked – eyes, dad; IQ, me, of course! It was hilarious, and we all had a good laugh about both my quirks and my husbands."
Give everyone fabric paints and a plain white one-piece and bib to decorate. The best part of this messy-but-brilliant baby-shower activity is that its not only fun for guests, but the mom-to-be ends up with handmade keepsakes that shell actually use. Leave it casual, or turn it into a contest by having guests vote on their favorite piece and giving the winner a bottle of wine. Another option: Have each guest write a message or draw a picture with permanent markers or fabric paints on a square of fabric; then, post-party, Moms craftiest friend can sew the squares together into a cute play blanket or quilt.
A color scheme and theme help pull a baby shower together. Cindys friends chose creamy tones for the invitation, luncheon table, and favors; childrens books and keepsakes were the unifying themes. Other popular concepts.
The goal of Cindys colleagues and friends: to create an atmosphere both casual and festive. Cindys sister Debra, the mother of 4-year-old twins, offered a simple bit of advice over lunch: "Get plenty of sleep while you still can!"