March 28, 2011

Colors & Patterns: Inspiration for a Baby Shower

A spring or summer baby shower calls for lots of color and fun. If the mama is going to be surprised with the gender of her baby, go all out with each color of the rainbow. Mixing patterns is a great idea, and gives you lots of flexibility with decor. The brighter, the better!
Colorful Baby Shower

This invitation, featuring the silhouette of an expecting mama, is full of color and pattern -- Inviting Co., available at

Fabric bunting is great for party decor, and can be gifted to the mother as nursery decor once the shower is finished -- Etsy shop Modern Baby Trends

Making ribbon clips for the baby's hair is a fun party activity - simply provide different colors and styles of ribbon, glue and plain plastic clips -- Etsy shop Polka Dot Skies

Set out a few glass bottles of striped straws for decor and use in drinks -- Pinterest

These polka-dot cupcake liners would look great filled with cupcakes or candy -- Pinterest

Cover tables with gingham cloths for a burst of color. You could mix up the colors and use a different colored cloth on each table -- Pinterest

This cake, complete with multi-colored fondant dots, is festive for a baby shower -- Martha Stewart

Add small vases of daisies to each table, tied with a ribbon -- Pinterest