What’s a Sip & See? The latest in baby shower ideas!

What’s a Sip & See, you ask? It’s a party that the new parents host after the baby is born to introduce him or her to all their friends. Unlike a traditional baby shower, gifts and games are not the main attraction at a Sip & See — instead, it’s all about the baby!
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Advantages to a Sip & See
The biggest advantage to a Sip & See is that everyone gets to meet the new baby. But there are plenty of other reasons that you, as new parents, might find this an attractive baby shower idea. At a Sip & See, you get to make all the decisions. You can decide what to serve, whom to invite, when to have it, and whether or not there will be any embarrassing shower games. And you can avoid the awkward, one-by-one opening of gifts that can so easily drag down a baby shower.

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Top 10 Gender Reveal Ideas

Gender reveal baby showers are such a fun, new trend for moms- and dads-to-be. It’s a way to get your loved ones in on the big surprise of if it is a girl or a boy. We found lots of fun gender reveal baby shower ideas and know there are many more out there. Here are our top 10 gender reveal ideas, we’d love to hear your favorites, too!

1. Balloons
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2. Cake
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3. Silly string
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Safari Baby Shower Ideas

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One of our favorite and most popular baby shower invitations is Wild Arrival From The Jungle, so we decided to throw a baby shower to show you all the different safari baby shower ideas we could come up with using the jungle animal theme. We held the party in an atrium of our building, which was filled with lush plants and perfect for a jungle theme.
Safari Dessert Table
We did a little hunting and found this fantastic green dresser at our local thrift store. It fit in so well in our little jungle we decided to use it as our dessert table and decorated it with a burlap table runner down the middle. We used a mixture of lanterns and tissue poms hanging above it to make it our focal point, along with garland made from our Jungle Table Decor.
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Top 5 Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

Our new baby shower decorations are oh-so adorable and versatile to use when planning a baby shower. We put together our top 5 baby shower decoration ideas using different versions of the table decor from Pear Tree Greetings! But we’re always coming up with new ways to use them, so don’t be surprised if we have a new ‘Top 5′ every week!

1. Cake topper. Our Jungle Table Decor was used as an accent for this delicious polka dotted cake. We hot-glued our table decor to wooden skewers and placed them at staggered heights on top of the cake as a fun decoration to this baby shower.
Baby Shower Decorations -- Jungle Table Decor

2. Table decor. Genius, right? Why not use our party decorations as table decor? That’s what our designer, Michelle, did for her friend’s baby shower. She used our Alphabet Animals design and sprinkled it over the gift tables, dessert tables and food tables. It’s the perfect personalized addition to any baby shower!
Baby Shower Decorations -- Alphabet Animals Table Decor

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Whooo Wouldn’t Love These Owl Baby Shower Ideas?

Owls are the latest craze in baby themes, and these owl baby shower ideas at celebrations.com take full advantage of the owl’s inherent cuteness. Inspired by our Whimsical Hoot Owl Baby Shower Invitations, this party borrows the owl motif and color palette to create a modern, gender neutral baby shower theme.
Owl Baby Shower Invitations -- Whimsical Hoot
An orange and white floral fabric became the base layer of color on the guest table, with white, green and orange place settings. Napkin holders were created from card stock and ribbon, topped with our Whimsical Hoot Baby Shower Favor Stickers. A centerpiece of orange and yellow flowers with a white ceramic vase and thrift store owl tied the colors together, along with a green and orange candy filled baby bottle holding the invitation.
Owl Baby Shower Ideas
Owl Baby Shower Ideas
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You Say Baby, We Say Bebe: Fun With Baby Shower Invitation Wording

The only thing more fun than going to a baby shower is planning one for a friend! It’s just soooo fun to pick a theme, and come up with creative ideas for food and decorations. But, first have you picked out the baby shower invitations? The baby shower invitation wording, colors and theme can go a long way towards setting the mood for your shower.

Not only will it help you with decorating ideas, but the baby shower invitation wording can let your guests know what the mom-to-be is thinking about for nursery colors, what she might need in the way of baby gifts, where she is registered, or whether you’re planning any special activities they need to prepare for. Of course, there are a few must-haves when it comes to baby shower invitation wording:

  1. host’s name and address
  2. date of party
  3. start and end times
  4. contact info for RSVP
  5. gift registry information if mom-to-be wants to include it
  6. anything else you’d like guests to bring

Lastly, keep it fun. There are lots of ways to say, “You’re invited to a Baby Shower.” Here are a few baby shower invitation wording ideas that will get your shower off to the most adorable start.

Rubber Ducky Baby Shower Invitations — Retro Rubber Duck Toy
Rubber Ducky Baby Shower Invitations -- Retro Rubber Duck Toy

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Alphabet Animals Baby Shower Ideas

I am so excited to share a few photos and ideas from my best friend’s baby shower! I had fun planning the shower with her sister Liz, who flew in from California, and her sister-in-law, Shawna, from southern Minnesota. We thought it would be fun to have the baby shower for both Mom and Dad-to-be, so it turned into a big party for family and friends.
Baby Shower Ideas
We wanted to involve Lisa and Sam, the parents-to-be, in the planning so to get ideas we asked them to pick out their favorite three baby shower invitations from our collection. Their top three were Alphabet Animals, Personalized Poster or Togetherness. Lisa and Sam are having a girl, but aren’t flooding everything in pink. They provided us with material swatches that are going to be included in the nursery. We thought the Alphabet Animals Baby Shower Invitations would be a perfect match! The invites were sent out in fuchsia colored envelopes, and we used the Alphabet Animals address labels to make them even more festive.
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There were extra invites, so I created some paper banners by cutting and sewing flags together. I also made baby advice cards that doubled as a guest book for the party. I used rubber stamps to write out “baby advice” on each card. Liz put together some salt-water-taffy pinwheels, and we attached Alphabet Animals gift tags to them for party favors. Continue reading

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Bicycle Theme Baby Shower Ideas

Erin is one of my close friends from college. She and Dave make the most perfect couple I think I’ve ever seen, so I was beyond excited to find out they were expecting. They’re going to make such great parents. They love to bike, so when we released our Double Bicycle and Baby Make Three Baby Shower Invitations I knew immediately it was the absolutely perfect theme for Erin’s baby shower ideas.
Modern Baby Shower Invitations -- Double Bicycle and Baby Make Three
At Erin’s request, we hosted the shower at her house. A few of the hosts took her to the gym while the rest of us stayed back to decorate and set up. We used the colors from the invitation as our guide for the décor, knowing we wanted something festive for the door and lots of color inside. We saw a tutorial on how to make tissue paper tassel garland at TomKatStudio.com and loved the idea. We made a short one for the door and a longer one to hang inside on the archway.
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Our Top 10 Baby Shower Themes

These adorable baby shower themes are what every mom-to-be is asking for these days! And once you find the perfect baby shower invitations to match your theme, it’s easy to get creative with decorations and menu ideas. Matching shower favor tags can be used to help decorate at your shower. And don’t forget baby address labels, and baby shower thank you cards for the new mom!

Couples Baby Shower Invitations
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Unique Baby Shower Invitations
Baby Shower Invitations -- Nature Inspired OnesieBaby Shower Invitations -- Knit in Whimsical Perfection

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Gift Ideas for Kids: Personalized Storybooks

We’re so excited to show you these new, super cute gift ideas for kids: personalized children’s books, featuring your child’s name right in the book! You can choose from several adorable stories and personalize the one you like with your child’s name. In as little as 2 weeks you have a custom-made book with your child as the hero!
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My Very Own Name - Personalized Children's Books
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