5 Must Haves to Host a Simple, Elegant Baby Shower

I had the pleasure of co-hosting a dear friend of mine baby shower. It was actually a large group of ladies from our Houston Texan Cheerleader Days that gathered together to shower this Mama to Be. She is one of the few alumni that happens to be having a girl (Let the HTC legacy live on) and we are all so excited for her!

It was hosted at a home that was perfect for entertaining – open floor plan with a wrap around bar top and island to match. Plenty of countertop space to serve all the savory & sweet treats.

I am one that loves being extravagant but there is something so sweet about keeping things classy, simple and elegant. Timeless don’t you think?

Here are a few tips on recreating something similar…

The theme was a mixture of Winterforest (although it happened to be 70+ degrees that day…thanks Houston) and a pop of pastel color – blush for it being girl themed.

Create a space for the perfect photo op…keep it simple and open.

I created a white balloon garland to match the “winter” theme with all white balloons (let’s pretend it was snow) in various sizes (mostly 11inch & 17inch). Adding in a few pops of pearl pink balloons (9inch), they were blown up in various sizes to add to the variety.

Preorder & Pick Up Party Trays – lifesaver 101.

Sandwiches were picked up locally from Central Market. Save yourself the stress of event day prep by pre-ordering party trays. I suggest to re-plate them on your own china or display to give the illusion of handmade sandwiches. (Let’s be real…who has time these days?) Don’t forget to add garnishes to the display whether it’s cherry tomatoes, leafy greens or even a sprinkle of chopped parsley on top. Nothing wrong with a little “zhoosh”.

Set up multiple beverage stations.

We had three drink stops to satisfy even the pickiest of guest. From a hot cocoa bar to sparkling water with garnish to bottles of prosecco, there were plenty of drinks to go around. The ladies were ab