Take inspiration from citrusy neutral hues like yellow, orange, and lime. Incorporating actual fruit into the decor helps keep the costs down, while inviting lots of tasty, refreshing ideas!
The Decor: For festive centerpieces, place brightly hued lemons, limes, and kumquats from the grocery store into tall clear vases or low bowls. Another less-expensive alternative to fresh flowers is to add these easy-to-make paper sunflowers from Paper-Source into the vases. Then, use leftover fruit for place markers: Simply write each guest's name on a narrow slip of paper and pin it to one of the citrus fruits. Hang tissue paper pompoms in shades of yellow and white for a whimsical touch.
The Cake: Citrus-flavored desserts make a refreshing alternative to a standard cake. Create a buffet filled with choices like lemon bars, Key lime pie, lemon meringue pie, and lemon-flavored madeleines. Display the desserts on a mix of short and tall cake stands and trays lined with doilies.
The Game: How to keep a new baby happy is sure to top the list of any new mom's questions. Have guests write down their favorite tricks for keeping baby all smiles, mixed in with some false ones too. Have guests take turns guessing if the tip is true or not. Another classic game? Have a diaper race. Pair up guests and time them to see who can change a baby doll's diaper the fastest.
The Favor: Sun- or sunflower-shaped and decorated sugar cookies make for a happy ending to this shower. Wrap the cookies in clear cellophane and tie off with a pretty [personalized yellow ribbon.