Sweet summertime! A baby shower during the summer months is the perfect time to celebrate the birth of your unborn. You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to throw a perfect summer baby shower. With the warm weather in full swing, you can throw a beautiful event – from picking the theme to the best food to serve in heat. Incorporating summer fruit and pretty flowers are great things to include into the big day. This should be a fun time with family and friends, even if it is 100 degrees outside! From fun themes to pretty cool drinks and DIY projects to pull it all together; see just how you can make it perfect day for the mom-to-be and all the guests.
Here are 13 ways to make it perfect!
Serve Fresh Fruit on a Stick 1 of 13It's an easy appetizer and looks cute. Take advantage of summer fruit with this easy snack that's sure to please guests.
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Simple Centerpiece 2 of 13A pretty stem paired with a simple candlelight is a beautiful fit for a simple brunch or shower.
Steal this look from Martha Stewart
Fun Ice Cubes 3 of 13Stay cool in the hear with these oh-so-cute fruit infused ice cubes. It's a great way to dress-up your water + iced tea.
Inspired by The Party Dress
Color Palette 4 of 13Go for bright fun colors or opt for classic pastels. Pink + Orange paired together create a serious wow factor.
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Summer Theme: Ice Cream Social 5 of 13There isn't a better way to cool down than with ice cream. Set up a place where guest can make their own sundaes. Who doesn't love all the toppings?
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Dress Up Chairs 6 of 13Ribbon and a flower makes a super-cute + whimsical way to dress up a simple chair.
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Incorporate Mason Jars 7 of 13They scream summertime! Whether you want to fill them with pink lemonade or tea light candles, they make a great added little touch. You can even paint them to match your theme!
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Outdoor Venue 8 of 13Picking an outdoor venue or dressing up your backyard is a good way to take advantage of having a baby shower in the summer. Go for an early morning brunch or late afternoon soiree if you want to stay out of the heat.
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Crisp Cool Menu 9 of 13Stick to easy appetizers that are simple and refreshing. During the summer months, your appetite can decrease from all that heat. How delicious do these cucumbers look on a hot day?
Get the recipe from Alisa Burke
The Perfect Beverage: Watermelon Punch + Bowl 10 of 13Make sure nothing goes to waste by serving watermelon punch inside a hollow watermelon.
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Paper Lanterns 11 of 13If you're outside, tie them to trees in bunches. If you are inside, hang them above a dessert table to complete the look.
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Decorating the Tables 12 of 13Fill various sized vases with beautiful summer blooms.
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Summer Theme: Baby Shower Brunch 13 of 13Invite guest over for pastries, decadent quiches, sweet sticky buns and more! This is great for those who plan to have an intimate gathering.
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