Baby Shower Ideas
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
Pastiera with Strawberry SauceThis Easter "pie," or pastiera, is actually a type of cheesecake -- soft as a down pillow, creamy like custard, and lightly flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Serve wedges at room temperature with Strawberry Sauce.
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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.
Our Best Baby Shower Decorations
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
Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee CakeThe batter for this cake is much like that for a biscuit; the chilled butter is cut in rather than creamed to produce a tender crumb. This recipe was developed by Emily Donahue for Roseys Coffee and Tea in Hanover, New Hampshire.Recipe
Crepe Gateau with Strawberry Preserves and Creme FraicheCrepe batter can be made through step one up to one day in advance and stored, covered, in the refrigerator. When assembling the gateau, do not spread cream and jam to the edges on the bottom layers, because the weight of the top will push out the filling. The gateau should be assembled no more than two hours before serving.Recipe
Almond-Coated Goat Cheese, Frisee, and Belgian Endive SaladThe goat-cheese buttons can be made up to twelve hours ahead and chilled in the refrigerator. Cut the goat-cheese package open with kitchen scissors to avoid smashing the cheese.Recipe
Shaved Cucumber, Fennel, and Watermelon SaladRicotta salata is a firmer version of fresh ricotta that is perfect for shaving over summer sides like this sweet-and-savory watermelon, fennel, and cucumber salad.Recipe
Deviled Eggs with Creme FraicheThis classic finger food is always welcome on a party buffet table.Recipe
Peach Tea PunchAlmost any type of fruit nectar can be substituted for peach for equally delectable results. We especially like the exotic flavor of mango.Recipe
Southwest Black Bean, Smoked Turkey, and Avocado Tea SandwichesTake tea time to the Southwest with these flavorful finger sandwiches that pack bold flavors in to a dainty package.Recipe
Chocolate and Mint ParfaitsChocolate and mint are a classic combination in this refined dessert.Recipe
Sweet Onion SandwichesFor this sumptuous sandwich, layer sweet onions with smoked Gouda cheese and arugula on a rustic roll.Recipe
Grated Vegetables with Herb Cream Cheese Tea SandwichesYour vegetarian guests will love these tea sandwiches of grated vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, or radishes.Recipe
Bacon-and-Egg Salad Tea SandwichesA tea sandwich becomes breakfast-worthy thanks to hard-boiled eggs and bacon.Recipe
Lemon-Caper Butter and Smoked Salmon Tea SandwichesAromatic dill and smoked salmon are a classic pairing, while a simple-yet-flavorful lemon-caper butter add zing to these tea sandwiches.Recipe
Smoked Duck and Chutney Butter Tea SandwichesFor your tea sandwiches, balance flavors and textures by partnering spreads and fillings of contrasting tastes like we did here with smoked duck and chutney butter.Recipe
Caramelized Onion and Roast Beef Tea SandwichesSweet, caramelized onions and hearty roast beef are a perfect pairing in these delectable tea sandwiches.Recipe
Salmon CakesThese crispy salmon cakes are delicious atop a green salad.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Spumoni BombeFlavors, colors, and textures combine harmoniously in this elegant ice-cream dessert.Recipe
Shredded Garden Tea SandwichA slick of nutmeg-flavored butter holds these sandwiches together and keeps the bread from getting soggy.Recipe
Raspberry Floating IslandThis dessert, inspired by the French "ile flottante," is an elegant way to end any meal.