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Anisa Arsenault
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Modern Baby Shower Ideas

If her registry has a Stokke stroller and an Oeuf crib on it, cutesy decor and diaper-themed games aren’t going to cut it for her baby shower. Choose trendy desserts, a graphic invite and decorations as chic as she is.

The Color Scheme

Choose a simple color palette of just two or three solid tones. We love this pale yellow, gray and teal scheme.


Photo: Svitlana Flom

The Décor

Simple bouquets work for almost any shower, but for the modern mama-to-be, flower art adds a high-style touch.


Photo: Svitlana Flom

The Invite

“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)



The Food

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.

Photo: Svitlana Flom

The Dessert

A pretty and trendy assortment of sweets, such as strawberry whoopee pies and white chocolate popcorn take the cake, without having a boring cake at all.


Photo: Left: Sprinkle Bakes Right: Scissors and Spatulas

The Presentation

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.


Photo: Sara Wright Photography

The Icebreaker

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.


Photo: Getty Images

The Favor

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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