A shabby chic themed baby shower is the perfect opportunity to break out all things beautiful. With an array of soft colors, fabrics, and design pieces, shabby chic theme make it the perfect theme to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. Light floral patterns, doilies and laces will be sure to adorn every room. Get ready to be beautiful because there is a baby shower to plan. Below are a few ideas to get you started.
Shabby Baby Shower Invites
Shabby Chic Decorations
Whether you hold the event in the backyard or in a sunroom porch, decorations should be sweet and light with plenty of burlaps, laces, doilies and vintage rose designs. Tables that house gifts, activities, food, and beverages can be done creatively with pieces of distressed furniture. This gives the ultimate shabby chic look. Throw lace or burlap runner across a white fabric table cover for guest tables and fill a brass mason jar full of babies breath and pale-hued hydrangeas. Glass plates, goblets, and vintage floral teacups are a nice touch to the guest tables as well.
Create a big backdrop behind the main cake table that has a white, fairytale-esque frame with signage inside that has a welcome message for the new baby. Hang flag banners made of beautiful burlap or doilies and make garland out of tiny baby onesies in bright colors of butter yellow, mint, and blush pink. Have serving platters in sky blue and peach, with vibrant lilacs placed in jars all along the venue. Hang up ribbon tassels in those same kinds of calming shades and have mellow-scented candles lit around the space to set the lovely mood.
Shabby Chic Diaper Cake
This beautiful three tier diaper cake is sure to give your guests something to talk about. The cake includes approximately fifty usable Pamper’s swaddlers diapers. The cake is made from artificial florals and ribbon, which gives it just the right touch for a shabby chic party. The cake also includes a small sign which reads, “Sweet Baby.” The wording on the sign can be customized upon request. The diaper cake will arrive at your door in a beautiful tulle wrapping, adorned with matching ribbons. This decoration would make a gorgeous centerpiece or could be used as part of a display table.
These wooden blocks will make an excellent addition to your shabby chic display table. The blocks are sold in sets of three and measure approximately two inches tall. Each block is made from untreated hardwood. The blocks are sanded by hand to eliminate any rough edges. Once each block is complete, it is covered in a non-toxic, water-based sealant to ensure that it will last for many years after the baby shower. The blocks feature different patterns in pale pink as well as one side which reads, “Baby Girl.”
This burlap baby banner will make a lovely addition to your party decor! The word “Baby” can be stenciled across the banner in crisp, white paint. The lace on the bottom of the piece can add an extra sweet touch!
Lip Balm Party Favor
These lip balm favors come with personalized rustic looking labels. The lip balms are all natural and are infused with organic oils and shea butter. Your guests will feel pampered with these high quality lip balms! The lip balms are available in three color options and three flavor options. Customized text is included on every label. The lip balms are sold in sets of sixteen and measure approximately three inches tall. The all natural ingredients include: organic soybean oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, organic olive oil, avocado oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, vitamin E, and flavors.
Shabby Chic Baby Shower Food
For the food, keep it brunch style with lots of healthy and decadent fares alike. Shabby chic is all about being timeless and chick without being overcomplicated, so keep the cake and other desserts simple. Instead of a single cake, maybe opt for a multi-tiered platter lined with cupcakes that have different colors of frosting and glittery accents. Other staple treats can be parfait cups with strawberries, white chocolate dipped Oreos, pastel hued macaroons, and baby carriage sugar cookies. Fill big glass jars with jelly beans and Jordan almonds, and have a beverage station that includes a theme of lemonade, tea, or even chocolate milk. For saltier foods, remember to keep it light and flavorful. Veggie and cheese trays are great ideas for this, along with croissants and English muffins complete with lots of options for spreads and dips.
Shabby Baby Shower Activities
Activities should be easy and lighthearted, so stick with common shower games such as signing a guestbook for the little one and the mom, baby Mad Lib games, or Baby Bingo. All of these you can hand out prizes to the winners as well. A fun activity could be by creating a DIY headband station where the guests can get creative and create a shabby chic headband for the baby girl.
Printable Shabby Chic Games
Shabby Baby Shower Favors
Favors for a shabby chic baby shower are so much fun to put together, as you have so many options when it comes to what you can do. Favors should be just as pretty as the party itself, so go for things that can be used in the kitchen, such as wine bottle stoppers, coasters, wine glass charms, tea cups, or even miniature bohemian inspired dish sets. Pampering items are a good idea too, with choices of mani pedi sets, compact kits, or travel sized lotions. Whatever you choose for favors, be sure to wrap them up in burlap bags or little wooden boxes with ribbons, laces, or doilies.