What’s a Sip & See, you ask? It’s a party that the new parents host after the baby is born to introduce him or her to all their friends. Unlike a traditional baby shower, gifts and games are not the main attraction at a Sip & See — instead, it’s all about the baby!
Advantages to a Sip & See
The biggest advantage to a Sip & See is that everyone gets to meet the new baby. But there are plenty of other reasons that you, as new parents, might find this an attractive baby shower idea. At a Sip & See, you get to make all the decisions. You can decide what to serve, whom to invite, when to have it, and whether or not there will be any embarrassing shower games. And you can avoid the awkward, one-by-one opening of gifts that can so easily drag down a baby shower.
Gender reveal baby showers are such a fun, new trend for moms- and dads-to-be. It’s a way to get your loved ones in on the big surprise of if it is a girl or a boy. We found lots of fun gender reveal baby shower ideas and know there are many more out there. Here are our top 10 gender reveal ideas, we’d love to hear your favorites, too!
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One of our favorite and most popular baby shower invitations is Wild Arrival From The Jungle, so we decided to throw a baby shower to show you all the different safari baby shower ideas we could come up with using the jungle animal theme. We held the party in an atrium of our building, which was filled with lush plants and perfect for a jungle theme.
We did a little hunting and found this fantastic green dresser at our local thrift store. It fit in so well in our little jungle we decided to use it as our dessert table and decorated it with a burlap table runner down the middle. We used a mixture of lanterns and tissue poms hanging above it to make it our focal point, along with garland made from our Jungle Table Decor.
Our new baby shower decorations are oh-so adorable and versatile to use when planning a baby shower. We put together our top 5 baby shower decoration ideas using different versions of the table decor from Pear Tree Greetings! But we’re always coming up with new ways to use them, so don’t be surprised if we have a new ‘Top 5′ every week!
1. Cake topper. Our Jungle Table Decor was used as an accent for this delicious polka dotted cake. We hot-glued our table decor to wooden skewers and placed them at staggered heights on top of the cake as a fun decoration to this baby shower.
2. Table decor. Genius, right? Why not use our party decorations as table decor? That’s what our designer, Michelle, did for her friend’s baby shower. She used our Alphabet Animals design and sprinkled it over the gift tables, dessert tables and food tables. It’s the perfect personalized addition to any baby shower!
Owls are the latest craze in baby themes, and these owl baby shower ideas at celebrations.com take full advantage of the owl’s inherent cuteness. Inspired by our Whimsical Hoot Owl Baby Shower Invitations, this party borrows the owl motif and color palette to create a modern, gender neutral baby shower theme.
An orange and white floral fabric became the base layer of color on the guest table, with white, green and orange place settings. Napkin holders were created from card stock and ribbon, topped with our Whimsical Hoot Baby Shower Favor Stickers. A centerpiece of orange and yellow flowers with a white ceramic vase and thrift store owl tied the colors together, along with a green and orange candy filled baby bottle holding the invitation.