The Color Scheme
Choose a simple color palette of just two or three solid tones. We love this pale yellow, gray and teal scheme.
Simple bouquets work for almost any shower, but for the modern mama-to-be, flower art adds a high-style touch.
“Modern” doesn’t mean you have to abandon all the traditional baby motifs. Here, ducks get an update when matched with a minimalist font and an atypical invitation shape. (25/$64, Minted.com)
Mini gourmet burgers and colorful peppers are easy finger foods for guests to eat while mingling. Plus, they’re way more hip than cucumber sandwiches.
Skip the ornate silver and floral patterned china. Simple white cake plates make a modern statement. Dress up eats (here, an upscale take on Rice Krispies treats — another awesome idea) with flagged toothpicks and a chic table sign.
No drinking out of baby bottles or guessing the candy bar in the diaper! A more civilized game idea: Ask each guest to bring a baby photo to the bash. Post the photos and have everyone guess who’s who.
The favor we’d love to receive? Individual champagne bottles to “pop” for baby’s arrival ( Store.Korbel.com, 24 for $77). We’ll never turn down a good cake pop either. ( TheLollicakesBakery, Etsy, 12 for $26)
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