It's raining baby showers around here! We've asked readers to share their showers and sprinkles with us in our Baby Shower Tips and Pics group. Sridevi Tummalapalli added some pictures from her rubber ducky shower.
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Step right up to the county fair! Buggerline shared these adorable photos from her baby shower in our Baby Shower Tips and Pics group.
Did you hear? We're showering babies with love! Our good friends at Serena and Lily and Oilily have partnered with us to give away a nursery and wardrobe worth $3,500! We're also giving away five great first place prizes! Want to be in the running? Click here to enter our giveaway and get set to share your baby shower with fellow party-givers in our Baby Shower Tips and Pics group in the LilSugar Community!
What kind of a shower do you throw in November for someone who'd rather be outside than inside and who hiked in Alaska when she was pregnant? None other than a National Park Baby Shower! Guests were advised of the theme well in advance, when they received their passport invites that included a shower itinerary, arrival logistics (comfortable shoes, water and bear bells are recommended, and use caution if packing in edibles), an equipment/survival gear list (a.k.a. registry info) and GPS coordinates.
Upon arrival, trail markers directed the guests down the long driveway to the private setting and lodge-like destination. Once inside, guests were heartily refreshed and a wild time was had by all as we celebrated my brother and sister-in-law's journey into the unmarked territory known as parenthood! (p.s. No humans or animals were harmed in the celebration of this event and all activities were in keeping with the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Recreation and Procreation.)
Here we go again! When a mama-to-be is expecting her second, third, or fourth shower, she doesn't always feel comfortable asking friends and family to shower her with gifts. That said, she could likely use a little updating in the baby gear department. That's where the sprinkle comes in. Adding a few key items to a repeat mama's arsenal will prepare for her latest arrival. This sprinkle, designed by the talented ladies at Anders Ruff, was inspired by the colors in the Restoration Hardware catalog and featured adorable touches throughout. Check it out!
Source: Anders Ruff
One woman's gag gift is another mother's treasure! While baby showers are a fun way to fete the expectant mama, they also help her load up on loot like practical baby necessities. Though most guests gravitate toward the basic and budget-friendly items on a mom-to-be's registry, others try to wow the crowd with the most outlandish gifts they come across. From garish clothing to utterly ridiculous items, we've rounded up some interesting selections.
Hey batter, batter, swiiiing, batter! Who says a baby shower must be filled with pastels and frills. When Annika Lawrence learned her sister-in-law was expecting a baby boy, the graphic designer and Cakes Likes a Party blogger knew exactly how to plan the party. Using the daddy-to-be's childhood love of baseball as a theme, she and her mother created backyard ballpark barbecue to fete the pregnant couple. Complete with AstroTurf table cloths, a batting helmet sundae bar, and a seventh-inning stretch before dessert, the shower was a fun change of pace from traditional baby themes. Keep reading to see all the details.
Source: Cakes Likes a Party
Some showers are lighter than others! When mama is welcoming subsequent babies, she may not find it appropriate to throw a full-fledged shower. That's where a sprinkle comes into play. These "light" versions of a traditional baby-welcoming party are the perfect occasion for feting a mom-to-be (again) while filling in holes she may have found since her last tot's arrival. Lisa Storms used the soiree's rain-themed namesake, literally, to create an adorable party that will help the guest of honor prepare for her new arrival. Hold onto your umbrella, and check it out!
Source: Lisa Storms
It didn't take a lot of money, just a little ingenuity and a lot of help from everyone to throw this baby shower for a friend. We used what we had in our closets, gardens, and garages. Check it out . . . It started with the theme "Let's Feather their Nest."
The handmade invitations were adorned with twigs. Hydrangeas and succulents from our gardens made up the bouquets. After the shower, everyone took some home to replant. Mismatched china from mine and Keri's stash and mismatched silverware were used to set the tables. Bundled up twigs and succulents were placed on the napkins. The vintage linens didn't fit the tables so we layered them and even used a chenille bed coverlet on one table.