My sister-in-law, Diana, rocks and is expecting Baby #2 and this time it is a boy. My adorable niece Harper (see below) is almost three.
Her friends are planning a shower for her and she asked me to come up with some fun ideas. Baby showers really can be stylish and fun!
If you send an evite go with PAPERLESS POST and any of these could be customized for a shower
Since Diana lives in Virginia, I think one long table outside for a brunch is perfect. I love this blue table setting from Carolyne Roehm.
Custom COOKIES wrapped in cello bags with a ribbon at each place
Serve fun drinks both alcoholic and non in mason jars. Have them already chilling in a tub and guests can help themselves.
With personalized straws on the side with fun messages for the mom-to-be. I would coordinate the color scheme, but this gives you the idea. Find straws HERE.
Classic tea sandwiches get an upgrade. Skip the cucumbers and make BLTs, curry chicken salad and other delicious sandwiches. Cut stars out of silver paper and glue to toothpicks. Cut in the shape of moons and you can find the cookie cutter HERE.
Gazpacho is perfect for a summer gathering. RECIPE
Other ideas for a party menu
Carmelized Onion TARTS with apples
Mini GRILLED CHEESE
Grilled ASPARAGUS with an Orange Dipping Sauce
For dessert, skip the cake and do something a bit more summery and unexpected like tarts with ice cream and warm blueberry sauce. RECIPE
And a Candy Bar for guests to take sweets home with them.
In custom FAVOR BAGS
Have guests bring the new baby a favorite book that he/she is not likely to already have in their library.
A few titles that might not be in the mom-to-be's library