When planning a party, shower or get together it is usually easiest to start with some sort of theme. For this Spring shower, we modeled our theme after having some fun by playing on the words "baby shower". We used rainy day staples like umbrellas and rain boots, while also incorporating baby related accents like carriages!
Another main part of our theme had to do with celebrating the Spring season itself. Fake grass gave the event a more "outdoorsy" feel while our vase of tulips truly embodied the freshness of the season.
Make your favorite umbrella your centerpiece of the table. Fill a cylinder glass vase with limes and place umbrella inside.
Also with your theme, keep in mind the colors used. Pink and lime green were the colors used throughout this shower. However, changing the colors but keeping the same theme can give you a gender specific party easily!
Use coordinating plates, napkins and accent pieces that all compliment the theme and table. Lime green and white polka dot melamine plates sat on top of white chargers at each place setting at our shower.
A simple white napkin folded into an umbrella shape were tied with lime green satin ribbon and accented with pink scrapbook paper umbrella cut-outs.
If you're feeling really creative, tie the napkin together with a charm instead of ribbon! Head to your local craft store and pick up a few charms or beads relating to spring or babies. Add the charm to a string or ribbon and you have an elegant and festive take home gift, as well!
To embellish the table, we created a synthetic grass runner. Sprinkle acrylic crystals, or “raindrops” along runner for added “shower” elements.
A pair of rain boots were used as a vase for an extra special touch. We filled the boots with tulips and set on a table to greet the guests. It's so easy to make any vessel capable of holding water a vase, and party guests are always impressed when something is used in an unexpected way.
And remember, the menu is just as important as the decor! In fact, we sometimes like to stir up a cocktail just to help add an accent to our theme. Lucky for us, mini drink umbrellas are sold year-round so you can incorporate this theme into your menu by sticking an umbrella or two in your (alcohol-free) drinks! Or, use them in your finger foods for bites that are less mess and easy to eat.
Photography: Racz Photography