Baby Shower Ideas

A Whimsical Woodland Baby Shower

A Whimsical Woodland Baby Shower

I can’t tell you how honored I am to get to share another gorgeous baby shower with you today! Showcasing real parties and celebrations has always been at the heart of The Sweetest Occasion and to have so many new moms and soon to-be moms sharing these treasured moments with me is a truly incredible feeling. Today we’re talking about Heather Johnston (the event planner and designer behind HRJ Events in Leavenworth, Washington) and a truly beautiful whimsical woodland baby …

A Modern + Elegant Tropical Baby Shower

A Modern + Elegant Tropical Baby Shower

Way back when I first shared that we were expecting a little one, I also mentioned that there seemed to be a bit of a baby boom going on all around us. Today I’m thrilled to keep the boom alive with the baby shower of Andrea Harper of Gray Harper Event Maker! Andrea is not only a longtime friend around here (she’s contributed loads of great cocktail recipes and DIY ideas over the years), but she’s also a wonderfully talented event designer …

The Sweetest Baby Shower

The Sweetest Baby Shower

At long last, nearly three months later, I wanted to take a moment today to share my baby shower! In my line of work, I’ve seen dozens of beautiful baby showers. With that in mind, we wanted to do something really special, but at the same time I wanted to keep things simple. We opted to have the shower at a local winery where they have the most adorable little barn perfect for parties. Because the festivities were taking place in October, …

Little Gentleman Baby Shower

Little Gentleman Baby Shower

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Throughout October I’m going to be taking some time off and have invited a handful of my favorite bloggers to join us. Today we’re welcoming Alli of Hooray, a blog I personally adore. Alli is a designer, stylist and lover of parties, and I am so honored to have her here. Be sure to check out her beautiful shop, too!

Hey there, I’m Alli, and I’m so happy to be filling in for Cyd today! My sister in-law is expecting her …

A Baby Celebration for Kristin + Tommy

A Baby Celebration for Kristin + Tommy

Oh boy do I love a great backyard party. This colorful shindig was planned by photographer Andrea Hubbell for her good friends Kristin and Tommy in anticipation of the arrival of their baby girl. With a focus on bright colors, fun balloons, and delicious fiesta-inspired food, Andrea drew inspiration from the invitations by Smudge Ink from Rock Paper Scissors. I never grow tired of pretty mason jar centerpieces and love the budget-friendly mix of bright tulips and cheerful party balloons. …

A Book Themed Baby Shower

A Book Themed Baby Shower

I’m a book junkie. I think you know this by now, right? From our bookmark save the dates at our wedding to the pretty letterpress bookmarks we gave away as favors and the paper flowers made from pages of old novels that topped our cake, I just love literary-themed details. This gorgeous baby shower from the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living features gorgeous printable baby shower invitations and bookplates from Rifle Paper Co. and loads of pretty book-inspired details. …

Camping Theme Baby Shower

Camping Theme Baby Shower

Spied over at On to Baby (The Wedding Chicks’ awesome new blog celebrating all things baby), I could not resist sharing this fun-filled camping themed baby shower with you. Camping! Seriously this is brilliant. Created by the powerhouse team behind the rustic campsite wedding inspiration shoot from the first Inspired Creations Contest, this shower is filled with rustic camp-inspired details like pine cone garlands, s’mores, lanterns, lots of warm plaid flannel, and a wood grain cake from Sweet and Saucy …

An Outer Space Baby Shower

An Outer Space Baby Shower

All the way from Singapore, I’m happy to share this cute little baby shower that Emily of Paper Tiger Press sent over. She recently planned this adorable outer space themed celebration for a good friend and handcrafted all of the decor. The daddy to-be actually requested the outer space theme saying that all little boys want to grow up to become astronauts, including him when he was a kid – isn’t that sweet? This is great inspiration for a baby …

Cute As a Button Baby Shower

Cute As a Button Baby Shower

Last week I had the pleasure of sharing the beautiful backyard bridal shower that Brianne Walker of  Sean Walker Photography planned for her best friend and today I am thrilled to be sharing Brianne’s own baby shower! Brianne’s mom and sister planned an adorable “cute as a button” themed shower with pretty lady-like details in celebration of the upcoming birth of Brianne’s little baby boy. Buttons made an appearance on the invitations, as cute little cookies and sprinkled throughout the …

Sweet and Elegant Baby Shower

Sweet and Elegant Baby Shower

Today I am delighted to share the sweetest baby shower designed by the lovely Emilia of Sweet Emilia Jane. I just love everything Emilia does and this beautiful baby shower is no exception. It’s elegant and pretty with sweet little details that make it incredibly fun. I love the diaper pins and striped straws so guests could sip daintily from baby bottles. The long table lined with milk glass centerpieces and rows of chivari chairs make it feel sophisticated and …

A Backyard Baby Shower

A Backyard Baby Shower

I’m excited today to share this pretty backyard baby shower, hosted by photographer Ashley Campbell of Ashley Ann Photography for her sister. Ashley planned an evening celebration with drinks and dessert and wrapped the big sycamore tree in the backyard with white twinkle lights. She included little ruffles of fabric on the invitations and sweet little fabric details throughout. Guests were asked to pen bits of advice onto cute shipping tags, which were decorated with ribbon and colorful masking tape. …

Circus Party by ACME Party Box Company

Circus Party by ACME Party Box Company

Every once in a while, you stumble upon an idea so fun and so brilliant you have to wonder why you didn’t think of it first. For me, this is one of those ideas. Colorful, well-appointed party decor, complete with all of the trimmings, packaged up in a box and delivered at your door step? Brilliant. (Like I said.) ACME Party Box Company does just that. Perfect for birthday parties, showers, or dinner parties, their party boxes are colorful and …