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Inspiration: Showered with Love

Posted: Friday, May. 31, 2013

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Photo by Lora Denton Photography.

Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at sarahmryberg@yahoo.com

Now that I’ve been to several baby showers, I’m left feeling inspired by all the themes I’ve seen. So instead of posting a wedding inspiration blog this month, I thought I’d put together a piece on baby showers.

One of my favourite ideas is “showered with love.” I love how it brings the idea of a rain shower and a baby shower together, but I also like how customizable it is. You don’t have to worry about themed foods or games (unless you want to). The look is very simple and can be brought to life however you’d like. It is also fairly gender neutral. If you’re planning a “showered with love” baby shower, here are a few ideas to get you started.

The décor –

Over the food or cake display, consider hanging paper raindrops from white tissue paper balls. These simple pieces create the look of a rain shower and make a great visual for the guests. To tie in the rest of the room, put decorative umbrellas over each table and arrange floral centerpieces in children’s rain boots.

The activities -

Instead of playing a traditional baby shower game, have each guest write an activity for a rainy day. This will give the mum-to-be ideas for when it’s too wet to play outside.

The invitations –

An invitation with an umbrella and raindrops sets the perfect tone for a “showered with love” theme. The adorable “Shower of Love” invites pictured above are available from Etsy for $12. The design comes in pink or blue and is sent via a JPEG and/or PDF file. This invite can be found at Less Than 3 Always.

The little details –

For a finishing touch, add miniature umbrellas to all the drinks. The pictured place cards are available from Timeless Paper on Etsy. Each place card is $1 each (before customization). Alongside the umbrellas, consider putting the food descriptions on little cloud cards. You can even decorate the cake/cupcakes with an umbrella topper or bake cookies in the shape of clouds.

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