When decorating for a shower or another party have you ever gone to a party supply store, spent a fortune buying everything they hand for your theme, decorated your place and then thought "this lacks personality"? I have and here are some tips to avoid that "out of the box" look!
Most of us have lots of white, cream or glass dishes that can easily be accentuated with pops of color for a custom look.
Do you or the mom have a collection of miss-matched teacups or the dad is a huge baseball fan? Think about what you have on hand before purchasing, but also consider that even though you love Winnie the Pooh (or whatever you like) and have a huge collection to decorate with the mom may not be into it. So, check with her about what they would like to see for decor.
If their expecting a girl, you could have a Tea Party themed shower.
Expecting a boy? Think red, white and blue and decorate with Daddy's sports gear.
There are a plethora of free printables for games and invites online and Babycenter.com is a good reputable source for those.
Also you cold use a print shop or digital scrapbooking program and design your own.
When the colors and designs are all tied together, simple decor goes a long way.
I hope my tips help you ladies!
Any other ideas you would include here? Let us know in the comment section.