Elegant baby shower ideas, invitations, Decorations and Party Favors
I have a few elegant baby shower ideas that will put you on your way to finding suitable invitations, decorations appropriate for a refined gathering that will be the envy of your friends. Over the years shower trends have drifted far what would have gotten a "thumbs up" from Miss Manners.
Don’t expect the guys to look forward to an elegant baby shower. If co-ed group is your cup of tea, a backyard barbecue or some other theme that is less formal will provide the best chance that the ladies don’t arrive unescorted. If you find yourself craving an opportunity to put your pretty manners and knowledge of proper etiquette on display, by all means, clear it with the mother-to-be and give it your best shot.
ELEGANT BABY SHOWER IDEAS
As far as elegant baby shower themes go, many traditional themes can be polished into passing the most stringent tests as to what is prim and proper but the obvious choice would be a baby tea shower. After all, what is more elegant and sophisticated than a tea party? If that is not your, cup of tea (I was trying to have a little fun here) perhaps the best theme is none at all. Here are some elegant baby shower ideas that will guarantee an atmosphere of elegance and refinement:
- Design your elegant baby shower ideas with a focus on an understated color scheme
- Use fine china, silver cutlery, cloth napkins, never paper or plastic
- No silk flower arrangements. A few rosebuds or a single calla lily in a vase will do
- Intellectual entertainment rather than physical baby shower games
ELEGANT BABY SHOWER PLATES, CUPS AND TABLEWARE
Unpack the fine china that you never use or pull Grandmother’s Haviland from the cabinet, polish the silver and you just saved a bundle on tableware! And as a finishing touch, decorate the tables with napkin rings filled with divine handkerchiefs monogrammed with your guests’ initials. After the shower is done the napkins that decorated the tables so beautifully become elegant, personalized favors! Would you have ever dreamed that our elegant baby shower ideas would include free tableware and favors that serve as table decorations? Who knew that hosting an elegant shower could be so very cheap?
ELEGANT BABY SHOWER DECORATIONS
This will leave some room for lovely fresh flower arrangements which unlike silk, will only last a little while but rest assured that this elegant baby shower idea will leave a lasting impression.
ELEGANT BABY SHOWER GAME IDEAS
If your idea of fun is playing the dirty diaper baby shower game, it’s time to backtrack and choose another kind of baby shower. Sophisticated, refined entertainment like playing word games or pass the microphone of a recorder and give each guest an opportunity to wish the mother and baby well or ask your friends to record a message to the baby that will be played at a much later date.
If a tape or video recorder is unavailable pass out pretty note cards and pens and have the guests write their remarks. After they are done, have the mother-to-be read each note aloud then place each in a pretty box that you just so happen to have handy. After the last card is read and placed inside the box, tie it with a pretty bow and send it home with mommy to put in the baby’s time capsule or to use as part of her baby's nursery decorations.
Sophisticated Baby Shower Favors
In addition to the monogrammed hankies, you might consider an assortment of teas arranged in a dainty favor box.
The Last Word on Elegant Baby Shower Ideas
An elegant baby shower theme is a subtle, understated theme where good manners and sophistication set the tone. Wear your most feminine attire, your mother’s pearls and enjoy!
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