Backyard Baby Shower

I am so thrilled for the arrival of Fall and cooler weather. Living in the South, this is the time of year when enteraining outside actually becomes more enjoyable temperature wise. Today I’m sharing a backyard baby shower shoot I recently did for Baby Lifestyles online magazine, which actually made the cover!

My inspiration was sherbet and I used it in my color choice as well as serving for dessert. Read on for all the ideas and inspiration for hosting your own backyard shower, and then head over and read the full Baby Lifestyles magazine featuring a spotlight article on the hostess with the mostess herself, Jenn Sbranti.

Once I had my basic concept for the shoot I decided to use the FREE printables for Operation Shower’s Give Thanks program. Designed by Parties By Hardie, the neutral color scheme is perfect for when the mom-to-be doesn’t know the sex of the baby {it also comes in a ‘girl’ and ‘boy’ color palette}. This set is editable too so I was able to add my own names and phrases before printing.

  • This shower is designed as a light luncheon and is served in plastic baskets lined with paper.
  • Deli sandwiches are also wrapped, and a pick inserted acts as a place card for the guests.
  • Napkins are actually small towels, and are pinned up like diapers using a diaper pin.
  • Fruit salad is served in individual jars to keep the juice away from other foods.
  • Coordinating bottles of Perrier complete the place settings.

  • For table decor and the centerpiece I simply ran two colors of wide ribbon down the length of the table to create a “runner,” and lined up baby bottles filled with daisies to add a whimsical touch, and color.
  • Using more pieces from the printable collection I made signs and placed them into tall baby jars filled with floral beads.
  • A small embelishment of bakers twine + tiny plastic pacifiers adorns the jars as well as the Perrier bottles.

Finally, dessert comes right from my inspiration – Sherbet.

  • Instead of serving the usual scoops I used a mini scoop to serve lime flavored, and pineapple flavored sherbet in dessert cups and top with another printable circle.

The ideas here incorporate several “baby” items for those who love to bring in that element, but you could also forgo the pacifiers, diaper pins, and baby bottles and still use these ideas for any shower luncheon.

Now, don’t forget to check out Baby Lifestyles Magazine for more showers, birhtday parties, and nursery ideas!


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  1. Thank you all! Glad you like the “diaper” napkins. I think my favorite thing was the baby bottle “vases”. ; D

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