How to throw the perfect baby shower, from serving great food to your Instagram-worthy decorations
baby showers are increasingly popular in the UK, and although many parents-to-be don’t follow the American tradition of having a gift registry, it’s the perfect excuse to bring your loved ones together to celebrate an impending arrival – as well just one chance for the mom-to-be to have one last hurrah with her friends.
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Scroll down for ideas on how to throw a fun baby shower, from serving crowd-pleasing food to putting up Instagram-worthy decorations…
baby shower decorations
Now it’s a breathtaking decoration piece that your friends will line up to take a selfie with.
Baby Block Mosaic Stand, £26, Moonpig
Nothing says party time better than a bunch of balloons.
Gold Confetti Oh Baby Balloons, £3.99 for a pack of five, Ginger Ray
If you’re looking for more subtle balloons that don’t scream “baby,” these white and gold elephant-themed balloons are a stylish choice.
New Baby Elephant Inflated Balloons, £20, Bubblegum Balloons
This banner is a sweet alternative to the typical “Baby Shower” banner.
Twinkle Twinkle Baby Shower Garland, £7.99, Ginger Ray
If she’s expecting multiples, that “Oh babies!” the banner is just the ticket.
Oh babies! Banner, £9.99, Festive Delights
A onesie-shaped guest book couldn’t be a better fit.
Babygrow Baby Shower Wooden Guest Book, £11.99, Ginger Ray
Your guests’ messages will be a heartwarming memory to look back on.
Baby Shower Advice Cards & Box, £14.99, Ginger Ray
baby shower tableware
Impress your guests with this gorgeous baby board. All you have to do is fill it with mom-to-be’s favorite foods.
Baby Pasture Board, £16.99, Ginger Ray
Your guests will need to be hosed down, and what cuter cups to serve drinks in than Hey Baby?
Botanical Hey Baby Cups, £3.99 for an eight pack, Ginger Ray
These floral paper plates are a pretty, more understated option if you don’t want everything to be baby-themed.
Floral Tea Party Plates, £4.25 for a pack of eight, Ginger Ray
These plates are the perfect platter for serving food, especially if the expectant parents don’t know the gender.
Pink and Navy Babygrow Plates, £4.99 for a pack of eight, Ginger Ray
baby shower food
This delicious five-tier cake from Patisserie Valérie comes in pink or blue and is made with vanilla sponge cake mixed with raspberry jam and fresh cream. There is also a lemon yellow version for a more neutral dessert.
Candy Stripe Gateau, from £44.95, Patisserie Valerie
Lola’s Cupcakes are always winners, for their taste and their decoration.
Baby Shower Cupcakes, £19.20 for a box of six, Lola’s Cupcakes
These unisex cupcakes are perfect for parents who don’t know the gender.
Oh Baby Mixed Cupcakes, £34.40 for a box of 16, send them cupcakes
Donuts are another alternative for a sweet treat and make for an awesome photo shoot. This wall contains 42 donuts.
Donut Wall, £25.59, Party Delights
baby shower drinks
Non-alcoholic beverages are perfect for baby showers. Forget squash and juice – there are so many fancy non-alcoholic spirits on the market, like Pentire’s Adrift. It is best served as a long drink with tonic or sparkling water and a garnish of lemon, rosemary or bay leaf.
Adrift, £26.80, Pentire
It’s a delicious non-alcoholic alternative to sparkling, with notes of rhubarb, ginger, fennel seeds and gooseberry.
Sprigster Fizz, £15, Sprigster
And for those who drink alcohol, the rosé always goes well. The British brand Bullards has just launched its new English Sparkling Rosé – a must.
English sparkling rosé, £40, Bullards
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