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Baby Showers With Style to Spare handmade and vintage goods

Lindsey Krummenacher is the founder and editor of The Wise Baby, a chic resource for savvy parents that provides detailed baby registry guidesproduct reviewsparty inspiration, and everything in between.  Lindsey lives in the Windy City of Chicago with her husband and her daughter Eloise, who provides her with daily inspiration.  When she isn’t changing diapers, Lindsey loves creating stylish party themes and reviewing baby products for parents-to-be, new parents, or just those who love great style.

From decor to invites and everything between, Etsy is the place for all the pieces to execute a perfectly stylish baby shower.  The ingredients to the ultimate baby shower are simple — choose a unique style, weave in personal details, add loads of handmade goodness, and voilà! You’ve created a shower mamas-to-be dream of. We’ve created three chic themes for a boy, girl and a neutral shower, along with some advice to help you pull off a shower that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

[Clockwise from top left: Elephant invite from wileyvalentine; Painted Mason Jar Vases by CountryintheHeartStriped Burlap Table Runner from NorthCountryComfortsBurlap Banner by atcompanybBlue and Yellow Striped Straws from VanillaSkys; Yarn Letters by TwoPinkies; Cake Pops from llBlissfulBitesllElephant Cupcake Toppers by BeautifulPaperCrafts.]

For this sweet baby boy shower, we took the traditional blue and put a rustic spin on it by using burlap elements and Mason jar floral arrangements. Use burlap as the focal point of the decor with an “It’s A Boy” banner and a reusable table runner. Fluffy (think hydrangeas!) white flowers in yellow Mason jars soften the look, while cute-as-a-button elephant cupcake toppers popped on yellow cupcakes make a sweet statement all their own. Yarn wrapped letters add a personal touch and can be repurposed later in a nursery or playroom. If the baby’s name is a secret, use them to spell out the mama-to-be’s name or “Baby <insert baby’s last name>.”  A fun favor sends guests off with a smile — for this theme, we like pretty blue cake pops.

[Clockwise from top left: Striped Invite by alittletreasure; Bunting by vintagegreenlimitedOnesie Cookies by WackyCookies; Birch Bark Vases by NHWoodscreations; Food Table Menu Cards bysosweetpartyshop; French Macaron Favor from SparklesMacaronWishes for Baby cards by ErinsArtworkPaper Flower Garland by lillesyster.]

Reusable decor is a fabulous and environmentally friendly way to infuse style into a shower. A sweet pink and green bunting makes a gorgeous addition to the nursery once the party is over, or can be kept for future fêtes. Choosing a printable invite in preppy stripes is a great way to save money without compromising style. A lovely paper flower garland draped from the backs of the chairs and unique birch bark vessels for the floral centerpieces ups the decor’s wow factor, while some pretty pink, green and white flowers tie the room together. Onesie cookies frosted in pink and white add a touch of whimsy, while perfectly packaged French macaroons are the icing on the cake of this girly and fabulous shower.

[Clockwise from top left: Chevron Invite by chalkanddot; Cake Bunting Decoration by BeeBuzzPaperieChevron Onesie Stickers by BuddhaBelliesWishes for Baby by saralukecreativeSucculent Favors from SucculentDESIGNS; Yellow Chevron Frame by woodlandradioBlack Chevron Frame by WhimsyCustomFrames; Tissue Paper Poms by PomGoddessCeramic Bud Vases by tokyocraftstudios.]

Yellow and gray is all the rage these days, and it makes a perfect palette for a neutral baby shower.  A modern chevron invite sets the style. Fill the tables with ceramic bud vases full of flowers for a pop of color — think orange roses, yellow billy balls and white anemones. Layer in handmade elements for unique details: a cake bunting dresses up the most ordinary cake, while paper poms create a perfect backdrop. Chevron frames with baby pictures of the mom- and dad-to-be add a personal touch.  Chevron “monthly” stickers snazz up the traditional onesie clothesline for a great piece of reusable decor that’s a fun (and useful!) gift for the mama-to-be. The chevron “Wishes for Baby” is something the guests, mom and baby will cherish for years to come. Potted succulents double as a chic favor and pretty table decor. Add a simple white label to each, and they perform triple duty as place cards.

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