Victorian Shabby Chic Baby Shower

 

When planning a baby shower it is important to really think about the personality of the guest of honor, so when I was asked to throw my friend’s shower I knew it had to be the perfect mix of comfort and elegance.
Implementing a Victorian-era aesthetic seemed like the way to go. It also helped that I had some pieces around my house that would fit the shabby chic theme perfectly, such as sequined tablecloths and my “special occasion” silverware.
I was also able to repurpose the burlap and lace fabric that I had leftover from another event I had just recently thrown. I hot glue gunned the fabrics onto vases filled with roses and hydrangeas, which turned the once boring glass containers into high-end looking centerpieces for the dining table.
The extra fabrics were even used to create matching napkin holders for the place settings, as well as to add some flair to the beverages. I glued the lace onto the burlap and wrapped it around plain bottles of water, making them look like fancy tumblers. These little touches really tied the whole shabby chic ensemble together.

 

 

My favorite creation for the baby shower was the diaper tower. You’re probably wondering how amazing a pile of diapers can be, but by simply adding fake flowers, doilies and pink ribbon, I was able to turn an essential baby shower gift into one of the most admired decorations of the party.
My DIY decorations were almost able to compete with the lovely buffet that my friend’s catering company provided for the baby shower. I was lucky enough to get that friend and family discount, enabling everyone to enjoy an array of hors d’oeuvres, salads and dips- yum!
Along with the buffet, I ordered a 2 tier pink and white fondant cake that fit in perfectly with the Victorian decor. And to make sure that there were was no shortage of sweets, I had a friend make cake pops and pink chocolate dipped strawberries that were bedazzled in edible gold and pearls! We all felt like royalty eating our sparkling treats!
At this baby shower even our drinks sparkled! I set out carafes of orange, pomegranate and guava juice that we could all add to our champaign. However, the juice was so good that the mommy-to-be was just as happy to sip on her virgin mimosas all day.
From the Victorian atmosphere to the gourmet munchies, this shabby chic baby shower was a major success. I already can’t wait to throw the next one!