Winter Baby Shower Inspiration

winter baby shower with Purple Trail

I can’t think of a better time to post Winter Themed Baby Shower Ideas than the coldest day in the past twenty years {10 degrees here in Richmond}!  As you may know, I LOVE baby and bridal showers – there’s just so much you can do with them and they’re fun to create.

One of my favorite starting points to designing a shower is to use the invitation as inspiration.  That’s what I did for this wintertime, gender neutral baby shower theme.  I partnered with Purple Trail Invitations to give you ideas for hosting your own baby shower.

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I chose the Chalkboard Birds & Owls invitation because I loved the graphic element of the birch trees, as well as the contrast of the black chalkboard with the white branches.  This had me longing for those birch style paper straws for guests to sip a signature drink from.

I think a nice luncheon would be a great idea here.  Serve up sandwiches, cold salads, chips, and/or fruit inside kraft boxes, and place them on a buffet table for guests to grab and go, or place at individual seats around dining tables.  You could make my chalkboard painted forks, OR order these fantastic twig-style utensils {obsessed with them}.  Centerpieces can be made using faux birch candles, mixed in with ferns, succulents, or monochromatic flower arrangements.

The dessert table will look adorable set up with chalkboard cookies and owl cupcakes.  Dress up the area with mini chalkboard signs and a party banner and you have another great focal point.

For an activity, let guests write notes to baby.  They can be silly anecdotes about the mom-to-be {e.g. “I met your mom in college and she loved to run out for donuts when studying for exams….at 11pm!”}, or hopes and dreams for the little one.  Just provide cards, pencils, and a sign to direct the guests.

Finally, create memorable favors using muslin bags stamped with an owl motif, and tie on a chalkboard tag shaped like a onesie.  Fill them with small candies like taffy or truffles but remember, it’s not about what’s inside…. it’s all about the presentation!

  1. Baby Shower Invitation from Purple Trail
  2. Birch style paper straws
  3. Box Lunch & chalkboard bamboo fork from CAH
  4. Twig Cutlery from MadHouse
  5. Birch-look candles
  6. Chalkboard style Cookies from Cookie Connection
  7. Owl Cupcakes from CAH
  8. Baby Notes station via On To Baby
  9. Favor Bags with owl stamp from CAH
  10. Baby Onesie chalkboard favor tags from Decadent Designs

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You can find invitations for all occasions, from Purple Trail.  They can also Customize any design, add unlimited number of photos, and create coordinating stationary pieces for every design {envelopes, thank you cards, envelop liners, mugs, etc}.

Do you have a shower to plan?  What’s your favorite theme?

For more inspiration, follow me on Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter. Cheers!

 

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Purple Trail.  Compensation has been provided, but all opinions are my own.

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. I love the birch look candles! Having them in different heights really gives them depth when they are arranged in a group! Great idea!

  2. those are sweet ideas! i’m all about cute forest creatures, as well
    so adorable

  3. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Such cute ideas. I bet everyone who attends oohs and ahhs over everything!

  4. Those are very cute ideas! Will be planning a baby shower for my sister soon!

  5. Such adorable ideas for the winter baby! Thanks for sharing these!

  6. Those utensils are so cute! These are great ideas.

  7. Aww! Those are super cute!
    I have never been that organized to pull off a winter shower.
    I wish I knew someone who was due asap so I could share this with them!

  8. This is so cute! I love how you the colors you selected are gender neutral, too. I guess my baby shower was really technically in the winter because it was in March before the 1st day of spring 2 years ago. They did the typical blue or baby blue since we all knew I was having a boy. :) It was nice, but I think your colors and ideas are really awesome!

  9. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Owls are my favorite! I love these ideas…too bad I know not one pregnant person.

  10. Oh that is some adorable baby shower ideas. I love the owls.

  11. what cute ideas, I would have never thought of doing a winter them for my December baby! Cute!

  12. Oh, I love the Baby It’s Cold Outside theme! Adorable!

  13. I’ve seen those twig utensils too and they’re super neat! You really came up with a lot of idea on how to keep the theme without being overly cheesy about it. I love it!

  14. What cute ideas. I love the winter blue!

  15. these are all such adorable ideas for baby showers in the winter!

  16. These are great ideas! I am in the middlle of planning a baby shower for next weekend.

  17. I love the silver wear idea. Made out of sticks is so cute.

  18. Freat ideas. Love the favor bags!~

  19. I love the candles… I have so many of them. I recieve them as gifts and they are the perfect gift. Who dont love candles.

  20. This is so beautiful. It make me want to attend a baby shower. Lol

  21. This looks like a very elegant baby shower decorating ideas. I love the candles. They could make an adorable centerpiece. Thanks for the tips.

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