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.AdvertisementAdvertisementArticle
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!
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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
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.Recipe
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.Recipe
Dipped Chocolate TrufflesWhat's more decadent than a truffle? One that's enrobed in chocolate.Recipe
Basic Cream PuffsLightened pastry cream fills puffs topped with icing or powdered sugar and nuts.Recipe
Stewed Berries with Ice CreamFresh raspberries and blueberries can be stewed in minutes; they make a delicious topping for vanilla ice cream. Framboise, raspberry-flavored liqueur, adds extra zing.Recipe
ProfiterolesThe ice cream transforms this French pastry into a delectable ice cream sandwich.Recipe
Chocolate Fudge BitesThese heart-decorated bites of fudge make for a great Valentine's Day treat.Recipe
Flower SugarThis sugar will give baked goods such as shortbread and pound cake new flavor; it is also perfect in a steaming cup of tea.Recipe
Arugula with Shaved PecorinoPeppery arugula and salty pecorino cheese make a particularly good combination. You can forgo dressing or drizzle a little extra-virgin olive oil over the salad.Recipe
Frisee and Fennel with Dried Apricots and Crumbled RoquefortRoquefort and frisee is one of our favorite combinations. The addition of shaved fennel and dried apricots adds complexity to the mixture.Recipe
Triple Decker PB & J Tea SandwichesTriple-decker peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches are an old favorite made into something special for your next party.Recipe
Chocolate Faux GrasAny good milk chocolate will do, but we use a thick candy bar so it looks just like foie gras.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Shrimp Salad Tea SandwichesUsing sprouts in these flavorful sandwiches will add color and crunch.Recipe
Raspberry Floating IslandThis dessert, inspired by the French "ile flottante," is an elegant way to end any meal.Recipe
Shredded Garden Tea SandwichA slick of nutmeg-flavored butter holds these sandwiches together and keeps the bread from getting soggy.