Gone are the days of boring baby showers that no one wanted to attend! These days they are quite the social event social and fill our social feeds with gorgeous images that can make even this mother of 4 want to do it all over again!
One trend we’ve been paying close attention to is the rustic baby shower theme. So, so divine and works well as a gender neutral theme, or can be adapted to a slightly more masculine or feminine feel with colour if required.
Key features to include in a rustic baby shower are natural, earthy tones, natural elements such as wood, florals and even fauna, and a few vintage elements like lace and mason jars. You can also work in some metallics for a special pop of colour!
To get your inspiration flowing, we’ve found some great items you can easily source from our LLC Vendors to get a head start.
Styling and props by Sweet Heavenly Events Hire, Sydney
Rustic Baby Shower Invitations
Set the tone of your event with beautiful invitations that the mum-to-be can add to her keepsake box. We love these ones printed on wood by Eve & Co which could be customised to suit a baby shower theme:
Rustic Baby Shower Stationery, Eve & Co
Rustic Floral Baby Shower Invitations, Giggles & Grace Design
Rustic Tribal Baby Shower Invitation, Emma Smith Stationery
Rustic Baby Shower Decorations and Tableware
Sometimes starting with a blank canvas can be a little daunting and sometimes end in a creative block! But in this case, you can’t go wrong by starting with a neutral colour palette of woods, kraft paper, hessian, florals and adding muted, pastel colour for a gorgeous layered rustic theme or throwing in some metallics for some extra wow factor!
A gorgeous authentic chalkboard sign such as this suits the rustic feel perfectly and is a special way to welcome guests and personalise the baby shower decor:
Chalkboard sign – Scripts with Style
‘Baby’ Script balloon, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Blossom Paper Lantern, The Little Event Company
Hessian Table Runner, The Party Parlour
Recycled Wood Trestle Table Hire, Petite Events Hire, Sydney
Decorative Vines, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
‘Hello World’ Rose Gold Bunting, The Little Event Company
Gold neutral balloon tails – Favor Lane
Enviro Party Kit, Party Kit Co
Blossom & Brouges Paper Plates, The Little Event Company
Champagne Candy Stripe Plates, The Party Parlour
Rose Gold Floral Plates, Love The Occasion
Square Bamboo Plates, Love The Occasion
Hello world rose gold plates – The Little Event Co
Deluxe Wooden Forks, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Rose Floral Paper Straws, Hip & Hooray
Kraft Straws, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Rustic Baby Shower Finishing Touches
Favour bags, themed props and cake toppers add those final touches to any event, and you’ll find plenty available in your neutral theme colour palette.
Scalloped Kraft Favour Box, The Party Parlour
Kraft Paper Party Bags, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
These cookie mix bottles (which can have customised labels) are a gorgeous favour for guests to take home and enjoy and they also suit the rustic decor!:
Rustic Themed Cookie Mix Favours, Sweet Health
To add some rustic flare to your cakes and baked treats, try these items!:
Kraft Natural Baking Cups, Hip & Hooray
Custom Cake Topper – A la Roch
Bunting Cake Topper, DIY Parties by Renee
Baby shower gold cupcake toppers – Sugarlicious Parties
A few more rustic props to help theme your event!:
Tree Stump Platters, Petite Events Hire, Sydney
Three tier rustic cake stand – Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney
Wooden Signage, Jo’s Signs By Design, Sydney
Troy Wooden Rocking Horse, Sweet Heavenly Events Hire, Sydney
Pallets for hire – Saffy and May Qld
This theme is a real classic and easy to pull together, assuring a timeless event the mum-to-be and guests will look back on fondly and want to do all over again!
When you’re expecting a new baby – it is a special time and definitely a time to celebrate! A baby shower is a beautiful chance to pamper the mother to be and indulge her a little while celebrating the unique life about to be born!
Talented Life’s Little Celebration vendors collaborated together to put together an inspirational shoot in time for spring for anyone planning a baby shower! This shoot was styled for a special feature on Lenzo which you can view here.
These beautiful invites really set the tone for the whole shoot and I love the idea of theming a baby shower around such a floral concept as being “in full bloom”!
The whole event then came alive with the gorgeous array of flowers and decor to create a relaxing, inviting and perfectly pretty setting with the colours of the flowers working so beautifully with the rose gold touches:
The cake and desserts again exemplified the whole theme of being “in full bloom” with pretty and delicate floral details:
Handmade elements such as these handpainted artworks and gift tags add so much personal detail:
Can you believe these seed packets are actually cookies? Just stunning detail!
I love the refreshing drink station setup with the mixes of rose gold and greens:
This beautiful flower was actually handcrafted from paper – hard to believe I know! Paper flowers are the perfect way to add extra floral touches which you can keep after the celebration!
This amazing shoot was a special Life’s Little Celebrations collaboration shoot specifically for Lenzo. It would not have been possible without the amazing talents of the below vendors. If you have seen something you love in the above shoot, you can source it via these vendors:
STYLING & COORDINATION Dream a Little Dream Events + I Heart Table Art
PHOTOGRAPHER LoveHer Photography
FLOWERS + FLORISTRY The Black Posy
VENUE Little Leaf Co
STATIONERY Eve & Co.
PARTYWARE Ruby Rabbit Partyware
GIFT TAGS + BOTANICAL PAINTINGS Elk Prints
FOILED DRINK LABELS Kels Gift Labelling
MINI CAKES, MERINGUE BULBS + COPPER DRIP CAKE Niknak’s Sweetest Treats
MAIN CAKE, TARTLETS + DESSERTS My Petite Sweets
PAPER FLOWER BULBS Hanging Pretty
VINTAGE SEED PACKET COOKIES Frosted by Nicci
CAKE TOPPER, DRINK STIRRERS + ENGRAVED TIMBER FLOWER PRESS Glistening Occasions
LOLLIPOPS Petal and Pop
FURNITURE Higher Events
DRESS Share My Armoire
TABLE LINEN, COPPER TAGS + TERRARIUM Her Beautiful Mess
MODEL Tammy Willis
HAIR STYLIST Off Your Head
MAKEUP Megan Princiotto MUA
There is something about a styled event that leaves a lasting impression, don’t you think? Small details are discussed for months as guests recall moments from the big day, and the joy experienced by everyone in attendance seems to last that little bit longer, making it all worth it.
Baby showers are already memorable occasions as it is, but this particular one styled by LLC partner and Celebrate sponsor – Sweet Heavenly Events Hire is beyond words. Collaborating with many other talented vendors from the Life’s Little Celebrations directory for the dessert buffet, flowers, backdrop and matching sweet delicacies, we love everything about it and wish we were guests!
Using many of their own props (also for hire) and working closely with their trusted vendors, the Sweet Heavenly team created a special mint, green and white theme with splashes of silver to present what can only be described as a jaw-dropping setting for this special occasion. We’re guessing inspiration came from the incredible dining table!
Details right down to the cupcake toppers ensured a talking point at every bite, making them (almost) too good to eat. Displayed on gorgeous marble and silver cake stands (also for hire) to coordinate everything beautifully.
These chocolate pyramids even mimic the marble table which is just so subtle and so clever.
Laser cut cake toppers are proving to be a popular choice for all occasions, and this one in silver is on point perfection, sitting pretty atop a frilled two tier show stopper.
Props like this wooden rocking horse and chair (also available for hire) are perfect for the theme and give the room that extra WOW factor.
Working with a stylist like Sweet Heavenly has so many advantages, but if you have the creative flair and want to give it a go yourself, their beautiful items for hire will help get you the look you’re after and provide that stylist’s touch. I love how seamlessly this whole theme has come together, and hope it has inspired your next occasion.
I’m excited to share with you the first of 4 shoots put together as a Life’s Little Celebrations collaboration for the latest Confetti Fair Magazine! The shoots were inspired by air, fire, water and earth – and this baby shower was inspired by “air”
It was styled by the talented Meghan of Peppermint Sunday in Melbourne who coordinated many talented Life’s Little Celebration partners to contribute to this gorgeous setting. See all vendor credits at the end of this blog post:
Meghan’s vision for the Baby Shower to relate to an “Air” theme was to include Clouds, Balloons & Kites. To tie in the baby shower element, she brought in the “About to Pop”
Using various Life’s Little Celebration partners she created a baby shower which was pastel, fun and a bit quirky, with a pop of colour at the same time!
This baby shower cake was so pretty and unique – the colours really work so beautifully and the cake topper is so fun! “About to pop” really is a wonderful idea for a baby shower party theme!:
I just love this unique baby shower invitation with the balloon popping out of the invitation box when opened!:
I just love the mix of kite and cloud cookies in this baby shower backdrop!:
The baby shower favour packaging really is so lovely!:
Peppermint Sunday – Concept, Design, Collaboration Co-ordination, Styling & Florals, confetti balloons, props and straws.
Neiyo Photography – Photography
Jo Studio – Invitation, welcome sign, on the day assistance, “Pop” straw tags, bag tags, confetti pops & lip gloss favours.
Frosted by Nicci – Hanging cloud & kite cookies
Treats for Evie – Cake
Chocobon – Pastel Pyramid Chocolates
Merc & Jones – Cloud Cupcake Toppers, Cloud Straw Tags & “Oh Baby” backdrop sign –
Glistening Occasions – Cake Topper
Sweet Petite Creations – Macarons & Cupcakes
Love the Occasion – Treat Bags, Baking Cups, Honeycomb Balls & Pastel Striped Ice Cream Cups –
Petite Portions – Lemon Cake Stand, Pastel Pink Cake Stands & Turquoise Cake Stands
My Sweet Event – Drink Dispenser, Milk Bottles, Bright Blue Tall Cake Stand, Low Pale Pink Cake Stand and Teal Table
* Other items stylists own, Pink Geo shapes, mini cloud lights & Copper baskets sourced from Kmart, larger Cloud light from Spotlight *
Shot on location at Melbourne Arts Club Studio
Good Day Rentals – White Trestle Table, Drinks Trolley, Purple & Blue Love Seat
I hope this shoot has inspired your baby shower planning or perhaps a pastel themed birthday party!
You can see more in the latest issue of Confetti fair magazine!
Celebrating the impending arrival of a new baby is such a joyous event but by no means an easy one! So hopefully my previous post on Baby Shower Cakes and Desserts has given you a great head start on planning this special occasion by ordering those ah-mazing cakes and frosted cookies, and now it’s onto the finishing touches to pull it all together!
Once you have your theme or colour chosen, shopping for the finishing touches is the easy part! To make it even easier for you though, we’ve searched the LLC partners for you and found some gorgeous items to complete the look no matter what your theme. You can search our full list of Directory pages for more ideas and finishing touches from our fabulous partners.
Baby Shower Invitations
These baby shower invitations are just oh so cute and really provide some gorgeous inspiration for baby shower themes!:
Shop the Baby Shower Invitations here:
Foxy Mama Baby Shower Printable invitation, $12 – Giggles & Grace
Rocking Horse Personalised Baby Shower invitations, $2.49 each – The Party Parlour
It’s Raining Personalised Baby Shower invitations, $2.49 each – The Party Parlour
Baby Love Baby Shower invitations, $18 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Bonjour Bebe Personalised Printable, $20 – Pretty and Print
Dream Catcher invitations, $19.95 – Love The Occasion
Baby shower partyware
Style a fun baby shower with this gorgeous range of baby shower partyware!:
Shop Baby Shower Partyware here:
Jumbo Gender Reveal Confetti Balloons, $19.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Wishing Birds, $4.17 – Party & Co
‘hello little one’ large balloon $16.95 – Love The Occasion
Baby Shower Decorator Kit $60 – The Kit Source
Tiny Honeycomb Balls, $9 – Love The Occasion
Hot Air Balloon Garland, $14.95 – Favor Lane Party Boutique
Pink Honeycomb Diamond, $6.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Glittered Mint Feather Garland, $19.95 – Love The Occasion
Baby shower tableware
Set up a lovely table setting for the baby shower guests with these sweet selections!:
Shop Baby Shower Tableware here:
Gold Foiled ‘Hello Little One’ Napkins, $15.50 – Love The Occasion
Confetti Dot Paper Straws, $5.75 – Love the Occasion
Pink Geometric Plates, $6.50 – The Party Parlour
Linen Embossed Square Paper plates, $5.96 – My Party Boutique
Pink ‘Enjoy’ Straw Flags, $8.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Honey Paper Dish, $16.95 – Poppies For Grace
Noah’s Ark Blue Dessert Plate, $5.99 – Illume partyware
Eyes & Dots Ice Cream Cups, $11.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Cake & baking decor and accessories
Give your baby shower cake and desserts the special finishing touches with these items:
Shop baby shower Cake decor here:
It’s A Girl Cake Topper, $50 – Glistening Occasions
Yellow Rubber Duck Cupcake Baking Cups, $5.50 – Little Kite
Gold Glitter ‘Baby’ Cake Topper, $15 – Sugarlicious
Baby Cupcake Patties, $7.50 – Emiko Blue
Rocking Horse Cupcake Baking Cups, $5.50 – Little Kite
Gold Safari Animal Sticks, $21.95 – Favor Lane Party Boutique
Oh Baby cake topper, $34.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Playful Animals Party Picks, $7.95 – Emiko Blue
Baby Shower Favours & Games:
Send the guests home with something sweet to remember the baby shower with! The baby shower bingo card is wonderful to use during the baby shower for a little bit of fun!:
Shop baby shower favours here:
Onsie Gift Tags, $12 – Style Party Love
Retro Swirl Lollipop, $1.50 each – Favor Lane Party Boutique
Moustache Thank You tags, $5.99 – Style Party Love
Baby Shower Bingo, $30 -ELK Prints
Buzz BaBee Favor Bags, $6.97 – Party & Co
Baby Boy Rattle favors, $3.47 – Party & Co
Baby Girl Nappy Pins, $3.47 – Party & Co
Baby Shower styling props
For some extra special items at a baby shower, use some stylish and cute props:
Find the Props here:
Blush Wooden Scoops, $16.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Vintage Pram, POA hire charge – Two Little Jays
Glass Candy Jar, $23.95 – The Party Parlour
Ornate Rocking Horse, $30 hire charge – Sweet Heavenly Events Hire
Teacups and Saucers, POA hire charge – Two Little Jays
Grass Flower Mat, $3.50 hire charge – Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Drinks Dispenser, $20 hire charge – Tiny Tots Toy Hire
I hope you’ve found the inspiration and items you’ve been looking for to make this an unforgettable baby shower for the new mum!