Welcoming a baby, whether a family member or a friend or colleague’s child, is an extremely special occasion and one that should be marked with a celebration!
One way to do this includes hosting a baby shower, and what shower would be complete without an array of beautiful flower arrangements?
Here we’ve listed some of our favourite display ideas to give you some inspiration…
More often than not, baby showers will have a theme. This often involves a sweet, pastel hue, or if sharing the baby’s gender, floral arrangements in shades of blue or pink.
Other themes include flower archways, balloons, cupcakes, themed cocktails and centrepieces crafted out of fresh blooms, as well as a host of other creative displays.
The possibilities for baby showers celebrating the birth of a baby girl are endless! With a variety of pink and purple shades among the most popular, spanning from pretty pastel hues to vibrant colours, there is no shortage of picture-perfect shades to choose from.
The likes of roses, hydrangeas, peonies, gerbera daisies, baby’s breath and carnations are all popular floral options for a girly baby shower.
For a shower celebrating the arrival of a boy, you can either opt for traditional blues or alternatively, minimalistic shades of white and cream. Mix it up with rich green foliage, which not only adds depth to a display but also a fresh element to your theme.
A savvy centrepiece will add colour and excitement to an otherwise minimalistic table setting. You can opt for an over the top display and fashion hanging centrepieces crafted from overly bright blooms, or keep it low key with pastel bouquets placed in boho-style vessels such as jam jars or even cutesy baby bottles.
A well-designed table centrepiece has the ability to bring an entire tablescape together.
As well as investing in an array of flowers for the occasion, you may also wish to embrace a variety of other plants. You can even gift a houseplant to each guest.
Greenery promises to add an instant injection of freshness to any room or event space, creating a serene yet energetic environment.
Floral cocktails and mock-tails
Dressing drinks with edible blooms is a great idea for a baby shower and one that actually looks (and is) good enough to eat! You can work with a local mixologist or venue to create a custom cocktail that even reveals the sex of the baby!
Light and Bright
If you’re arranging a baby shower for a friend or family member and you’re not overly sure of what style they’d like to achieve, opt for flower arrangements in pastel or white hues as these are generally non-offensive and adored by all.
They’ll also work with almost any theme and venue. Pastel hues represent the innocence and the softness of a new life, which makes them the perfect fit for a baby shower.
For best results, steer clear of any hard to source or flimsy flowers, as you want these arrangements to last as long as the event does and for many days after to remind the mother and father to be of this momentous occasion.
This is especially the case if hosting the event at the expecting parent’s home. If the couple already has other children or pets, be sure to avoid any flowers which may be toxic.
Embellish your blooms
Adding ribbons, whimsical elements, blooms and sweets to your floral arrangements is a great way to add interest and is a good way to personalise your floral arrangements. You can even tailor these to the guests on each table and supply each with a floral themed goodie bag.
There are numerous ways to add colour and embellishment to a baby shower, especially with an array of beautiful blooms, many of which are easy to put in place and cost-effective. You can even order flowers and pre-made arrangements online and have them delivered directly to your door or the venue space.
When considering themes and hues, take the time to think about the mother to be and exactly what it is she would want – it is her day after all! Once you have decided on a theme, you can decide on the many complementing elements, such as balloons, food, music, an itinerary and a cocktail menu.
You may even wish to hire entertainment or a photographer to mark the occasion. A budget (yet fun) option involves leaving a disposable camera on everyone’s table to capture memories from the day.