How to Throw a Baby Shower in 2021
In 2021, many of us are starting to feel a little safer having celebrations for those we love, if done in a considerate way. Recently, my friends and I threw a baby shower at my home for my best friend. She was so overjoyed to celebrate the coming of her first baby with her friends and family together.
To keep everyone safe, we made a few tweaks beyond providing hand sanitizer and masks. The hostesses made all the food “pick up” style so that no one was sharing dips or serving themselves from a dish. We planned it to be tea, which is a come and go setting, where you can drop off your gift, spend some time with the mother-to-be, then leave. A few people dropped off their gifts, but those who were comfortable (such as those who have covid antibodies or have had the vaccine) stayed for the celebration.
Bows & Monograms & All The Easy Decor
Here’s a look at the simple (and I promise–simple) food and decor we put together! Throughout this post, I have links to everything so you can recreate the look! I made the paper crafts on my Cricut, but if you’re not crafty like that, I also found some cute cupcake toppers and similar items you can use!
How to zhush things up on a budget:
- Use your blue and white (hint: it looks great with pink for a girl shower and blue for a boy shower!)
- Mix faux flowers with real to make your fresh flowers go further!
- Spruce up a kitchen island or table with a simple gingham tablecloth you can use year-round!
- Use tiny plastic cups for cookies, cheese straws, and tiny yogurt parfaits!
- Add paper cutouts to stick in the floral arrangements, make a banner, and for cupcake toppers using a Cricut cutting machine!