When you look through Pinterest boards for baby showers, you usually see a lot of pink or blue. They’re splashed with color and feature some fun, kid-friendly decorations, like circus animals or nautical designs. What if you haven’t revealed the gender of your baby? Or maybe you want something that fits your personal style? In that case, go for a rustic baby shower.
The rustic theme is great for both indoor and outdoor baby showers. Bring in aspects of nature, like raw wood and branches. Twine and burlap are also staples of the rustic theme. Not sure how to incorporate this aesthetic into the shower? Read on for our fun ideas.
1. Burlap Table Runners
Instantly dress up a table with a burlap table runner. You can find strips of burlap at craft supply stores. Lay them out on the buffet or gift tables, or use them as part of the centerpieces of dining tables. You could even decorate them with ribbon like in the photo below.
2. Cork Coasters
Like burlap, raw cork works well with the rustic aesthetic. Place a few of these cork coasters on every surface or one at every place setting. The heart design and “Oh Baby” banner will fit right in. Best of all, guests can take these with them once the shower is over.
3. Twine Vases
Don’t forget about centerpieces! Fill glass jars with baby’s breath and other seasonal flowers and wrap each jar with rough twine. It’s a quick DIY project that guests will be raving about.
4. Mini Wine Bottles
Of course, guests will need something to put on those cork coasters you’ve laid out. Pick up a case of mini bottles of wine or champagne and cover each bottle in a personalized label. These labels feature a rustic design and two lines of personalized text.
5. Rustic Jam Favors
Party favors are a staple of baby showers. If you’re unsure of what to get your guests, go for these cute little jars of strawberry jam. They come with personalized rustic labels.
6. DIY Baby Shower Favors
Maybe you already have an idea for baby shower favors but you don’t have anything to put them in. You could always get these rustic favor boxes.
7. A Naked Cake
Don’t forget about dessert! For a cake, a naked or rustically frosted cake will fit the theme. You could also place it on a tree cross-section like in the picture below.
8. Rustic Baby Shower Kit
Don’t have a lot of time? A rustic baby shower kit has everything you need for decorating the event like a pro.