Baby shower season is in full swing in the summer here in Chicago. Here are our top 5 favorite ideas for hosting a shower!
1. Backyard BBQ. For those who aren't keen on traditional showers, a backyard BBQ is the perfect casual event. Check out the looks of the subtle summer party from A Lo and Behold Life! Great for a co-ed event for all family members. (via A Lo and Behold Life)
3. Build Your Library. Is the little one going to be a bibliophile even before arriving? Have a baby lit-themed bash and have each guest bring their favorite childhood book with a message inside in lieu of other gifts. (via Hostess with the Mostess)
4. Ice Cream Social. Who doesn't love ice cream? We know mommies-to-be love it more than almost anyone. Guests can build their own sundae at the ice cream bar while they socialize. This gorgeous pastel party was created for a child's birthday, but the colors and theme work great for a shower as well! (via Style Me Pretty, Cream & Coal)
5. Art Parties. Of course this list would be incomplete without mentioning art parties at One Strange Bird! Your guests can decorate onesies in a variety of fabric patterns and shapes using a decal technique while they sip on mimosas.
Do you have any favorite ideas you didn't see here? Let us know in the comments!