Got a friend who's expecting? Celebrate the mom-to-be -- and have some fun yourself! -- with one of these 30 fresh and modern baby shower themes. From Cirque du Bebe and Little Cowboy to Bedtime Story and Woodland Forest, one of these fun parties is bound to fit her style. Start planning now!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar The classic children's book is a great reason to load up on bright colors, sweet paper goods and cute bug-themed treats. Adapt the cups of milk or orange juice into cocktails and mocktails, but keep this dessert table!
Décor: Since real bugs on the table aren't an option, focus on the strong, graphic elements of the story. Mini Chinese lanterns (like these, here) in a grass-filled planter make a statement-making centerpiece. Accent with a bright polka-dot table runner that’s easy to DIY from the fabric store (just buy and snip to the length of your table). While you could serve actual fruit, we like an overflowing dessert table with fruit-inspired treats much better! Try making a centerpiece cake with a caterpillar topper and then surround it with red sugar-sprinkled cupcakes and fruit-shaped cake pops to give it the garden-like feel. For a take-home gift bag, put Runts in a bag with a personalized note.
Cute Idea: Mold Rice Krispie treats into fruit shapes (just flatten and cover with rolled fondant for color), and use a small round cookie cutter to cut out the caterpillar's hole. It'll make your guests just as hungry as the caterpillar.