April showers bring...baby showers (and hopefully May flowers, too)! In the spirit of spring (which should be here any day now...), we're getting inspired by some gorgeous baby shower trends and elegant ideas to usher in a new bundle of joy. Our new Fairtyale Collection of docks reflects the best in spring renewal: Floral, fauna and natural stone prints. We love the idea of building a theme around these prints and patterns (a not-so-subtle way to ask your guests to gift you with a DockATot and a collection of DockATot covers). Here, some of the spring baby shower trends we're loving.
Baby Shower Trend: Gender Reveal Parties
While the gender reveal party is not a new trend, we still love the idea of celebrating your baby's sex in the form of an epic fete. Many couples choose to order a sheet cake or cupcakes filled with pink or blue cream to reveal their baby's gender. For a fun twist -- we think opening a Strawberry Cream DockATot in pink or Celestial Blue DockATot in front of your guests to spill the beans is a cool way to share the news.
(Photo courtesy of @mama_heath)
Baby Shower Trend: Co-Ed Evening Parties
There's no reason to exclude the guys from your baby shower. Especially if this is your first baby and you want to share the festivities with your significant other. We love the idea of having a dinner party or an evening cocktail party to celebrate and inviting both guys and gals. Design it around a "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" theme with the Midnight Garden DockATot (pictured above) as inspiration.
Send Guests Home with an Awesome Goody!
While showering the mom to be is fun no matter what, sending guests home with a lovely party favor they'll cherish is also a home run. Since it's springtime, we suggest gifting baby shower guests with a gorgeous bouquet of spring flowers or a pretty house plant. You can include a farm-inspired vase, such a mason jar or bundle the flowers in a burlap bag for a rustic chic look.
(Photo courtesy of Christy Carlson Romano)
Baby Shower Gift Idea: DockATot!
When considering what to get for any mom-to-be, a DockATot Deluxe + is one of the most wanted, most requested baby gifts around. You'll be giving her the gift of sleep during those first months and also the comfort in knowing that her baby is surrounded in safety. DockATot has been designed to offer a snug and soothing environment for babies it also mimics the womb. Since DockATot is not a cheap item, pool your gift money with some friends and we bet mama to be will be overjoyed. DockATot is functional, portable, and looks amazing in every room in the house. Actress Christy Carlson Romano even worked the Dreamweaver DockATot into her baby shower decor!
After the baby arrives, it's time to plan a get together to show of your new little bundle to friends and family. Read our expert tips on how to host a sip and see.