The invitations are guests' first glimpse of the shower's style, so stand out with a modern, circular design. Add blue ribbon and a safety pin for just the right amount of "cute" without going over the top. Another tip: Use fonts in different shades and sizes to highlight key info.
Entrance Table Floral Arrangement
Just because it's a boy shower doesn't mean there can't be flowers! Fill vases with colorful candies and add tall blooms, or decorate branches with extras like wired-on butterflies and fabric flowers. To go with a "nesting" theme, throw feathers into the mix. Place the arrangement at the entrance table to greet guests as they arrive.
Pair classic baby shades with bolder hues for your linens, and get creative with the centerpieces. The best part: You don't have to spend a ton of money. Fill small cylindrical vases with hydrangeas in bright colors, or go casual with mason jars. We love the idea of spicing things up with a birdcage, but if that's too much trouble, simply cluster the smaller arrangements or add votives in between them.
Spruce up each place setting with napkins tied with patterned ribbon (think along the lines of polka dots or stripes). Fasten each napkin with a miniature blue baby bottle. Yes, this is one thing you can actually find at the party store.
Booties with Moss
Okay, it's time to get a little sappy (but just a little, we promise). Fill wired booties with moss and use the same design as your invites for a "table number" tag. But instead of using digits, name tables after baby phrases like "love" or "miracle." If that's not your thing, get creative with baby-friendly phrases of your own.
Centerpiece and Carriage with Moss
Tie your look together with fabric-covered vases wrapped with the same ribbon used for the napkin holders. If the table still looks a bit empty, place a tulle runner down the center and arrange the table numbers and centerpieces on top of it. Trust us: It's way easier than stressing over what else to add.
Guest books aren't a baby shower must-have, but chances are, the mom-to-be will want something to help remind her who was there. Plus, guests who are moms themselves can leave their advice -- you know, everything they wish someone had told them. Have guests take Polaroid pictures and attach them to a foam memory board the mom-to-be can hang in the nursery. Leave out blue paper and pens for the notes!
Let guests take home a nest of their own by filling mini wired birdhouses with fake grass, tiny jars of marshmallows, and packets of gourmet hot chocolate. Having a summer shower? Swap winter sweets with a jar of fresh jam and shortbread cookies.