Baby Shower Ideas
We have a ton of baby shower ideas, including how to plan a baby shower, decorations, and baby shower food ideas, to DIY baby shower invitation, eye-catching garlands, and even themed food: “Goldilox” Tea Sandwiches and Humpty Dumpty Custard Cups. We also have ideas for kid-friendly baby showers where soon-to-be big sisters and brothers get to celebrate the little one's arrival, too!
The Best Baby Shower Themes
Get inspired ideas, including traditional and modern, for a baby shower theme that ties together the invitations, decor, menu, and more.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Chocolate-Peppermint HeartsYou only need five ingredients to put these decadent yet refreshing treats together. If you use faux-tempered chocolate, allow the hearts to set in the refrigerator, and store there until ready to serve.
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Top Five Tips for Throwing a Stylish Baby ShowerMartha Stewart Weddings celebrations expert Darcy Miller shares the secrets to a successful baby shower.
Baby Shower Planning and Etiquette
Get planning and etiquette advice for throwing a successful baby shower.
6 Super Cute Ways to Reveal the Baby's GenderThe anticipation is building. Everyone's itching to know whether it's a girl or a boy. Make the big gender reveal a moment of joy with these adorably unique ways to satisfy inquiring minds at your baby shower.
How to Throw the Sweetest Baby Sprinkle PartyYou did the shower the first time. The second or third time around, all you really need is an adorable "sprinkle." It's a less extravagant affair but with all the fun!
Handmade Baby Gifts
These adorable handmade crafts are perfect for the littlest ones in your life.
Simple Baby Shower Centerpieces
A well-designed table centerpiece has an almost magical ability to pull a party theme together. Find inspiration and instructions in this collection of ideas, and have fun exercising your creativity as you craft these fun, elegant, and cute baby-shower centerpieces.
DIY Paper Party Decor
With just a few well-placed decorations, you can set the mood for a beautiful and memorable baby shower. Browse our ideas for creating customized decorations to celebrate the mother-to-be and her little one, including mobiles, paper lanterns, decorated mirrors, and more.
Baby Shower Favors
These handcrafted favors are perfect for any party or celebration.
Book-Themed Baby Shower
By the time of her baby shower, mother-to-be and Martha Stewart Living food editor Elizabeth Colling had already received practical gifts -- burp cloths, onesies, and such -- from her family and friends in California. So her friends in New York, where she now lives, decided that their shower would be all about books for the baby to celebrate the expecting mom's love of literature. Not just any books, but books they had loved when they were little.
A Babe in the Woods: Kate Berry's Woodlands-Themed Baby Shower
Preppy Poppy Baby Shower
These high-spirited flowers are bursting with brilliant ideas to inspire a bright celebration.
French Countryside Baby Shower
This shower theme was inspired by the French countryside in summer, where the fields are carpeted in lavender and the sky is nursery blue.
Brunch-Themed Baby Shower
Miniature versions of favorite brunch dishes and desserts make for the perfect celebration to welcome a tiny new arrival.
What Floats Your Boat: Elizabeth's Nautical Baby ShowerElizabeth Graves, the editor in chief of Martha Stewart Weddings, recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Editorial director Darcy Nussbaum-Miller and the entire Weddings team couldn't resist throwing a nautical baby shower to celebrate. Read on to see what the party planners came up with.
Baby Shower Cakes Fit for a Prince or PrincessRecipe
Turtle BrittleStore in the refrigerator until ready to serve if using faux-tempered chocolate.Recipe
Rocky-Road BitesIf you use faux-tempered chocolate, allow these to set in the refrigerator, and store there until ready to serve.Recipe
Hazelnut Puppy ChowThis childhood favorite, also known as reindeer food or muddy buddies, gets the grown-up treatment and big chocolate flavor with the addition of hazelnut spread and cocoa powder.Recipe
Dark- and White-Chocolate Shortbread HeartsYou will need a nesting set of four to five heart-shaped cookie cutters for this recipe, ranging in size from approximately 3 1/2 inches to 3/4 inch (available at williamssonoma.com).Recipe
No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup BarsThese homemade bars taste just like the beloved classic confection.Recipe
Chocolate-Caramel TrufflesThese truffles are inspired by brigadeiros, a confection popular throughout Brazil.Gallery
A Buzz-Worthy Bumblebee Baby Shower (And One Mom's Miraculous Story)
For mom-to-be Jackie Mangiolino, friends hosted a bumblebee-themed baby shower including a honeycomb cake, whimsical smiley-faced bee decorations, and sweet honey party favors.Recipe
Traditional Tres Leches CakeYou can make this triple milk-soaked cake a day in advance and whip the cream just before serving. Martha made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 711.Recipe
Spiced Orange PalmiersFor this classic, we had morning buns on our minds and added orange zest and cinnamon to the sugar.Recipe
Streusel JammiesInspired by an Italian tart, torta sbrisolona, this almond-studded batter does double duty. Three-quarters is pressed into rounds, and the remainder is sprinkled around the jam center like a streusel.Recipe
Brandy-Nutmeg CrescentsThis one goes out to eggnog lovers everywhere. For the best flavor, grate your nutmeg fresh; we like a Microplane zester for the job.Recipe
Shortbread SwirlsGive this universal favorite a modern update by creating an ombre of color. Each batch of dough can be divided in half for two colors. For red/pink and green/light-green variations, tint the dough to a light shade before dividing, then separate in half and add more dye to one half for a deeper color. (The golden variation has no food color.) To make all five colors pictured, you'll need to make three batches of dough. A cookie press can also be used in place of the piping bag.Article
These DIY Bumblebees are Perfect for a Mommy-to-Bee
Make one bee — or a whole swarm — and you'll be buzzing with ideas on how to use them: dangling from monofilament for a party display, hanging from a garland, party favors, and more!Recipe
Light and Easy Nicoise SaladIn this classic dish, which takes its name from Nice, in Provence, the seasonal ingredients create a wonderful explosion of flavors.Recipe
Maple Muffins with Oat StreuselFor a more concentrated maple flavor, use grade B maple syrup and brush with additional syrup when warm, if desired.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Individual Blueberry Pies a la ModeTo serve a crowd, don't double the pate brisee recipe; make as many single batches as needed. This recipe also will make one twelve-inch pie.Recipe
Mixed Greens with Pumpkin VinaigretteThis salad gets a boost from a finely ground pumpkin seeds in the dressing.Recipe
Basic White Sheet CakeOur classic sheet cake is the tried-and-true foundation for a traditional birthday cake. The cake ingredients are enough to make one layer; you will need two to assemble the cake.