Looking for baby shower inspiration?
We had a great time here at Beloved Creations bringing together a selection of the best local suppliers to create the perfect baby shower. Remember this is something you can do wherever you are, with the help of social media and recommendations, or a good baker and a highly organised friend. Read on to find out how we organised our baby shower showcase.
Our theme was classy and neutral in the style of an afternoon tea.
Firstly, decide on your budget as it is very easy to get carried away! Once you have this in mind, you can then start looking at venues, such as a local café, restaurant or hotel or in the home to minimise costs.
We decided to use Hazlehead Park Café in Aberdeen as our venue, which we knew would be perfect, especially their upstairs balcony room which overlooks the beautiful gardens. It was a great size and also allows you to step out onto the balcony to get some fresh air and beautiful photos. This venue is also child friendly if you don’t mind your friends taking along the little ones.
Decide on a Theme! This can be a tricky one, however we decided to go for a neutral classy theme with pastel colours, as many Mums won’t know the gender of the baby and this is a great way to avoid restricting yourself.
The invitations – once you have decided on a date, time, theme and venue you will need to get those invites in the post. We used Paper Fox to design our baby shower invitations and baby prediction (wishes for baby) cards. We decided to go for a baby grow style invite, to be a bit different.
I admit, we wanted to go wild with the props, however we decided less is more! Firstly, no celebration would be complete without balloons! We discussed our very specific ideas with Bespoke Stuffed Balloons and decided a couple of helium filled stuffed balloons would be perfect. These came filled with pastel coloured smaller balloons inside (but can also be filled with feathers or confetti). We also ordered 6 normal sized balloons filled with helium in mint and white colours with the words ‘hello world’ and also some with a few white clouds. These were perfect for placing around the room and really made the event come together as a celebration.
The table set up & display – we requested a round table set for 10 with classic afternoon tea style china (not matching), and also had two long tables for baby gifts, games, drinks, and food.
We asked Von Petal to create a classy pastel coloured floral arrangement for our baby shower, we placed these into jars of all different shapes and sizes complete with lace to add that finishing touch. We also had some flowers on the baby gift table too. We searched Etsy for some handmade paper butterflies to scatter across the tables (an alternative to the standard baby shower confetti) and these were just what we were looking for. They were simply gorgeous with so much detail, so I think we may use these again!
Baby Shower Favours – we created these ourselves, using mini jars, filled with very colourful sweets and a beautiful ‘thank you’ gift tag tied around each one. However, you can have mini gift bags, nail varnishes or hand creams, fudge, cupcakes, or personalised chocolates.
No baby shower would be complete without cupcakes! Cake Addict of Kintore baked us some delicious cupcakes which can be personalised to any design. We had these made to match our neutral theme and also decided to have our Beloved logo on a couple to show that you can customise them in virtually any way you want! We also brought along our large Kilner jug which we filled with fruit juice, and supplied kilner glasses and some mint and rose gold straws and napkins to go with our theme.
Unique baby gifts the new parents won’t already have!
So what did we bring to the party? The baby shower gifts, of course! We supplied a beautiful range of neutral baby gifts, perfect for the baby shower. We took along some of our favourites, which include our Peter Rabbit 3 Tier Nappy Cake which makes a stunning centre piece on the gift table, a neutral baby clothes bouquet, baby hamper and baby clothes cupcakes, complete with baby essentials. We wanted to show the range of gifts we offer, which come in various sizes, catering for all budgets.
The room was finished off with handmade bunting, borrowed from a very talented friend’s Mum who made this for her daughter’s wedding. It was perfect and really finished the room off in style.
None of this would have been possible if it had not been for the help of our fantastic photographer, Graham Millar from Quartz Photography. We have been working with Graham for a couple of years now and he offers professional tailor made photography for all occasions.
Now it’s thanks to YOU for taking the time to read our Baby Shower blog, please let us know what ideas you have to help our readers be baby shower ready this summer!