Snow is falling around the country, and many people with friends expecting a baby may be inclined to use the weather as inspiration for a baby shower theme. And while a winter wonderland is a sweet and magical idea, those who are currently planning a shower may want to consider centering the gathering around another season – spring.
Remember, though you are beginning preparations for the get-together now, it won't be held for another two to three months – just in time for the start of spring. This time of year is often thought of as the season of rebirth – flowers bloom, animals return from hibernation – making it a charming theme for a shower. Best of all, this theme is relatively easy to do and can be gender-neutral.
When picking out party supplies, use a pastel palette – soft yellows, light greens and baby blues are perfect. You can go for an elaborate decor filled with streamers and balloons, or opt for a more subdued atmosphere and keep the color confined to the plates and napkins.
Baby shower favors are imperative as well. Personalized magnets and Hersheys bars are great gifts, but make sure they embody the theme as well. Select wrappers that have a spring-themed image, such as a blossoming flower, baby duck or lady bug.