A Very Elegant Baby Shower

Starlet Weddings started of as a wedding styling & planning business, however we have decided to expand into events, as style services and decor hire are used just as much for events as they are for weddings.  So on that note we have decided to have a weekly blog post dedicated to events.  We kick of with a post on baby showers.

Baby showers started out as an American trend which has now firmly found it’s feet in the UK.  Having a baby is a joyous occasion and deserves celebrating.  Whether you are hosting one in your house or you have hired a venue it’s an event that you want to make very pretty and fun!

Baby showers tend to be thrown by family or friends of the expectant Mother, so keep reading to find some inspiration on planning one.  First things first, find a venue.  Baby showers can be held anywhere in your home, in a hired venue or even in a back garden if the weather is right!  Once you have your venue you can start thinking about the decor and the overall feel of the shower.

This post is focusing on throwing an elegant baby shower.  If you are tasked with throwing a shower for your friend or family member and she is a lover of the finer things in life, anything chic and sophisticated then this is exactly the style of shower to throw.

Work out your colour scheme initially so you have something to run with for the shower.  There are so many great colour combinations that scream elegant baby shower – a few of my favourites are white and gold, white and pale pink or black and white.  If you are celebrating a baby boy consider maybe a powder blue and white.

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 Get your guest list drawn up and get the invites sent out.  Once you have numbers confirmed it makes it easier to work with the budget you have to create the theme.

If you are hiring a venue you will usually have white linen included which is a bonus as well as the table wear.  So if your going for a full on sit down meal i think hiring a room in a hotel or a manor house etc., is a good way to go.  If you have a big budget and want to up the elegance stakes you can always hire fancy glassware and cutlery.

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Floral’s are great for table decor mixed with some elegant tea lights.  Oversized balloons covered in Tulle make for beautiful room decor or added touches to a sweetie table.

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Sweetie buffets are very popular for baby showers!  They go down an absolute storm and really can create a focal point for the event.  Think lavish linen, a little sparkle, gorgeous sweets and desserts, fabulous drapery – your imagination really is your limit here.  You can create something really special here if you are creative enough.  A beautiful cake can be the focal point of the sweetie table.  Sandwiches are great if your going for a buffet feel as opposed to a sit down meal.  Beautiful fairy cakes, macaroons, cake pops and all sorts of wonderful treats will really please all the guests.  Serve pink lemonade or pretty mocktails to your guests for an added touch of grown up glamour.

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There are some fab touches you can add to create and elegant baby shower and don’t think you need a huge budget to pull it off.  There are some fab finds on the internet decor wise and you can always hire items from rental companies.  It’s the little touches that make an elegant theme and the Mom to be will really appreciate the effort.

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I hope you have found some inspiration and ideas from this post!  If you need any help with styling a baby shower or decor items to hire please feel free to drop us an email to see how we can help you.  Leave a comment below and let us know which event style you would like to see featured next on the blog!

Love Kayleigh

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