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Art de Fete creates a baby shower with a fresh new look

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Svitlana Flom, home and style expert and Editor-In-Chief of Art de Fete (www.artdefete.com) has designed a baby shower we just love--she is so creative!

Svitlana’s “Soft Pastel Baby Shower,” features ideas that are a departure from the traditional baby blue and light pink palettes and is, instead, gender neutral. Her instructional piece chronicles the planning stages and menu creation, and offers illustrated step-by-step instructions to do it yourself.

The baby shower Svitlana hosted for her friend was inspired by old-fashioned wooden toys. For décor, Svitlana worked from a pale yellow and grey color combination, with giraffes and elephants as the basis for the tablescape and atmosphere.

Additionally, she crafted a menu that was simple, yet offered the guests variety, with options such as chicken roulettes and seafood sliders.

Take a look at the list of ideas that follow and adapt the ideas for your own baby shower.

Pom poms are a must
Pom poms are a must Art de Fete

Pom poms are a must

Pom poms are a fun, easy way to decorate the space. These fluffy tissue-paper balls are available in variety of colors, cost pennies and create a beautiful dimension to the vent.

Fresh and happy icons
Fresh and happy icons Art de Fete

Fresh and happy icons

The contrasting colors, beautiful flowers and fun colorful icons help to create a tablescape that any mother-to-be would love and this scene is no exception.

Flowers with personality
Flowers with personality Art de Fete

Flowers with personality

These adorable giraffe and alphabet cubes which spelled BOY were designed using the floral foam and flowers. They brought an element of surprise and excitement for the mom-to-be and her guests.

Create ways to add color
Create ways to add color Art de Fete

Create ways to add color

Before choosing the shower cake it is important to ask the guest of honor about her preferences for flavors, contents (flour or flour less, gluten free, sponge, filling, etc.) and colors

Decide on the menu
Decide on the menu Art de Fete

Decide on the menu

Who doesn’t enjoy a juicy bite of mini-sliders? Especially when the patties are made with some delectable, sweet seafood like shrimp, scallops and squid! Serve them with some spicy condiments watch even your most mannered, sophisticated guests lick their fingers with delight!

Sweet treats
Sweet treats Art de Fete

Sweet treats

Create a beautiful dessert tablescape with store-bought sweets- delicious cupcakes, airy meringues, light macaroons and miniature home-made Panna Cottas with Passion Fruit Puree (recipe is on the blog).

What to drink
What to drink Art de Fete

What to drink

Freshly squeezed lemonade is a fun and youthful refreshment for a baby shower. You can make it extra special with personalized milk bottles and color-coordinated straws.

Make your tablescape inviting
Make your tablescape inviting Art de Fete

Make your tablescape inviting

Our cake was artfully crafted after the animal theme with hand-appliqued giraffe and elephant toys as well as the edible pearl incrusted alphabet cubes.

A special cake
A special cake Art de Fete

A special cake

Even though home-baked cake is always well appreciated, if your budget allows, order a custom one from a specialty bakery to go along with the color palette and theme of the party you planned.

Savory bites
Savory bites Art de Fete

Savory bites

Flavorful, budget-friendly chicken thighs are far from mundane when taking center stage in this elegant Prosciutto-Wrapped Roulettes dish! Make them a day in advance (the recipe is available on the blog) and serve them sliced hot, warm or cold.

Small bites
Small bites Art de Fete

Small bites

Choose the menu that’s easy to prepare and doesn’t require forks and knives. Small bites and finger foods are always excellent choices. You want to make sure there is something for everyone, so make sure to offer guests some variety- vegetarian, seafood and meat options.

Attention to detail
Attention to detail Art de Fete

Attention to detail

This lovely professional cake really adds to the ambiance and helps to restate the theme that this is a happy day and a joyous occasion. The colored blocks can be spelled out with the recipients initials.

Freedom to self-serve
Freedom to self-serve Art de Fete

Freedom to self-serve

The right set-up allows your guests to help themselves without any traffic problems. Create an ease of movement with accessories that will aid your guest to help themselves.

Game time
Game time Art de Fete

Game time

Have some fun with the mom-to-be right before the gift opening ceremony begin by including some shower games into this happy occasion. By helping guests to bond over games, makes it a more memorable milestone.

Surprise your guests
Surprise your guests Art de Fete

Surprise your guests

Ask the guests to bring their baby photos to the shower and display them on the pin board for the guest of honor to decide which photo belonged to what of her friends! You’ll be surprised how some images will make her wonder!

A pop of color
A pop of color Art de Fete

A pop of color

The rainbow trio of sweet bell pepper strips and asparagus spears is placed into shot glasses with spicy ranch on the bottom is a delicious crudité style bites! It the perfect, light snack and at the same time adds a pop of color.

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