With an almost infinite number of baby shower themes to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. We asked some local mums to share the themes they chose for their showers and why.
The 1980s Shower
“I wanted to opt for something a little less girlie and a lot more fun. I met my husband at a ‘80s disco night, so it just had to be a Club Tropicana theme! We had lots of different mocktails (and a few real cocktails for the guests) and everyone wore their best 1980s style beach wear. The buffet included vol-au-vents, black forest gateau and a cheese and pineapple hedgehog – it took me straight back to my childhood.”
The Shabby Chic Baby Shower
“My little girl was due in April, so I wanted the shower to feel very light and spring-like. We made bunting out of pretty wallpaper samples cut into hearts, tied pink and white ribbon around jars filled with flowers, and used mismatched vintage china teacups and plates.”
The Rainbow Shower
Although Kelly knew she was expecting a baby girl, her sister Lucy decided to avoid the traditional pink baby shower.
“Kelly loves colour. I hardly ever see her wearing dark shades. For her shower I knew she’d love it to be really bright and cheerful. We had rainbow balloons and decorations, and we made sure that the food was colourful too. Lots of the guests brought funky baby gifts to match, which worked fantastically.”
The Spa Shower
Laura and Heidi couldn’t quite stretch their budget to cover a group spa day, but that didn’t stop them from creating a similar experience at home.
“We wanted to give our friend Tara to a special relaxation session before she began the hectic business of being a mum. We made up pamper boxes for all the guests and spent the afternoon having a mini-spa day with manicures, pedicures, facials – the works. It was easily as good as the real thing (minus the sauna).”
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Shower
When grandma Tina took on the task of throwing her daughter Becky a shower for her second baby, she had the perfect idea in mind.
“When Becky was a little girl, one of her favourite books was The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Twenty-four years later my first granddaughter Kalie fell in love with the same story. It only seemed right that we should throw a Hungry Caterpillar themed shower for her baby brother. We based the buffet on the foods that appear in the book and decorated the room in the same colours as those in the illustrations. And to top it off we has a gorgeous cake created for a centre-piece.”