Host a Classy Baby Shower without Using “Themed” Decorations
Some moms have a style all their own, and the normal themed baby shower decorations that feature cute animals or licensed characters just isn’t the right fit. Most of the baby shower themes take are more “cutesy” then “classy”, so the question is: How do you throw a stylish, classy baby shower without using the themed baby shower decorations.
An approach you can take is to build your shower decorations around a color pallet, and select tableware, favors, and decorations that are simple, stylish, and coordinate well. One of the patterns we love for this type of baby shower is our Aqua Dots party ensemble, which is perfect for a mom expecting a little boy.
This design features classic Ivory, trend forward Chocolate Brown, and a bright Bermuda Blue color pallet. Our party planners have matched up some simple, and elegant favor boxes, such as our Brown Square Favor Boxes with ribbon, which is perfect to fill with blue Jordan almonds, or another wonderful treat. Another example of a non-themed, but elegant coordinating favor is our Blue and Brown Gift Box Candle favors.
Add in a floral or balloon bouquet that uses the same colors, and you now have a unique, tailored look for your event without having to play the “cutesy theme” card.
When using the Aqua Dots design, we’ve had clients select a stylish diaper cake centerpiece, like our Dahlias and Blue Stripes diaper cake. The diaper cake serves a variety of functions – it’s an amazing centerpiece, adding color and elegance to your event, and it’s a wonderful gift for the mom-to-be!
This approach can also be taken with the brown and pink version of the Dots design called Blush Dots.
One of the newest additions to our selection of designer non-themed decorations is our Chocolate Brown Warm Polka Dots Tableware, which features a chocolate brown background with bright Green, Candy Pink and Bermuda Blue polka dots – perfect for almost any type of baby shower (including a Gender Reveal shower), or bridal shower. The same concept applies – select color matching favors, add in some stylish floral or balloon arrangements, and you have a great start to your event.
One of the most important aspects of using these designs is to leverage, and integrate the colored party decorations with elegant tableware. Don’t be afraid to use crystal stemware, placemats, silver cutlery, and elegant serving dishes with these designer inspired plates, napkins, and favor boxes. As you can see in the tablescapes, the banquet sized plates are used as chargers, and inexpensive coordinating solid color plates are used for the courses. When your guests arrive, you can have a coordinating favor box waiting for them, and use it to complete the table décor.
If you see a design on our site, and you want ideas for coordinating accessories, favors, or tableware, just give us a call – our party planning team is here to help!