I am so inspired by the beautiful photos of this rock star baby shower on the Hostess with the Mostess site. The colors, the photos, the decorations. They all rock.
If you are choosing to have a rock star theme baby shower (or decorating your nursery with a little rocker theme) your options for colors are completely open!
You’ll want to start with a color scheme. The orange, blue and green in this incredible example works great! For a girl, you could substitute pink for one of the colors, or just pull out the blue/turquoise to go with a unisex look. After you choose your date, location and colors, pick out some invitations. These should go out 3-4 weeks prior to the shower if possible. Be sure to include all information that will help your guests know what to expect and participate in the fun.
For those of us who are not so gifted in decorating, start with a list! This incredible shower (still lovin’ the pictures!) used the following basic elements to complete the decor:
- Consistent color theme through table covers, decor, food, props and well, everything!
- Colorful cloth table covers to add richness. (Does a lot more for effect than plastic.)
- A clothesline. Included at many baby shower, the clothesline is often a gift from the hosts of the shower to the mom-to-be. Find several fun items coordinating with your theme in both color and style. The tiny clothing definitely adds the “awwww” factor. (This element can also be turned into a memory game by asking guests to write down as many items as they can remember from the clothes line after removing it.)
- A selection of desserts. The dessert table is the new sheet cake. Offer a variety of theme-colored sweets: cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, candies. Let your beautiful desserts speak for themselves by arranging them on the table with props and cake stands so you can see them all from the front.
- Visually coordinate the decor with ribbon, tags, or labels to create a uniform look. This shower used the name, and initial throughout and it works very well.
- Go for height. Use theme props, gift-wrapped boxes, wall decor and hanging decorations to create a look from floor to ceiling. The big Martha Stewart paper puff balls that are in stores are an easy add for the top layer.
- Labels for drinks and desserts, name tags, place cards, party favors, signs and centerpieces and are easy ways to add color to your overall look and pull the theme across the room.
- People love pictures! A recent photo of the parents-t0-be and pictures of them as babies are always a hit. Use a frame in your theme colors, of course!
- For a rock and roll theme, pull out any of these that you can get your hands on to add to the decor: Vintage rock album covers and posters, musical instruments, vinyl records, concert Ts, concert tickets.
- Add rock and roll ballads and lullabies as background music at the shower.