"mod mom" baby shower

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Tired of the same old baby shower “looks” and ready-made party supplies? Then it’s time to shake things up a bit and add a modern twist to your upcoming event by mixing just 1 or 2 actual “baby shower” items with some hip “anytime” party goods!

Here’s an example:
For this “Mod Mom” theme, you can take just the plates from the “Mod Mom Baby Shower” paper collection and build a funky modern shower theme around them, using unexpected elements like these bold black and white polka dot luncheon napkins, pink and white hanging paper lanterns, pink and white table runners on top of solid black table cloths (yes, you CAN use black tablecloths at a baby shower!), pink dots place cards, and this funky mod “blackberry” gift wrap from Luxe Paperie, which can be used as a cool surface to set beneath flower arrangements, shower favors, or desserts.

Speaking of shower favors, these black takeout containers would make a great favor wrap for this shower. Embellish them with a thick band of pink ribbon wraped around the center of the container and topped of with a sticker, like these sage circle stickers from Paper Source (which are a perfect spot to put baby’s first initial!)

By |2016-12-24T10:52:35+00:00July 30th, 2006|Baby Girl, Baby Showers|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. decor8 July 31, 2006 at 8:43 am

    I went with a theme like this for the last baby shower I planned in October 05. I found napkins with the same image on them as the plate you’ve shown, and instead of using plates to match (I thought it would be a bit cheesy to have matching plates and nakins) I went with an assortment of pink and green plates, balloons, and found great fabric with those colors to put on the gift table. On the wall, I took baby/toddler photos of the couple, turned them all into b/w images, and blew them up. Around the images, I created decorative borders out of handcut flowers I made. The tables all had crisp white linens and the centerpieces were ceramic baby booties, some rocking horses, others teddy bears, all in white with pink/green/silver/white balloons tied to them. Fresh flowers were the centerpiece on the gift table. We had a buffet style luncheon, 95 people attended, jack -n-jill. it was a great time.

    My friend is very fashionable, having been in the beauty/fashion industry for many years. Being 40 and having her first child, she definitely qualified as MOD MOM! :)

    GREAT post!

  2. Luther December 18, 2007 at 12:14 am

    Marvelous post, i like it very much, mostly i shop my kids products and room decors from ToysRUs, ChildrenPlace and DreamTimeBaby stores at CouponAlbum, on great discounted prices..

  3. Nicole Melanie February 8, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    This is really looking great & attractive…..!!

  4. Erin October 11, 2009 at 6:12 am

    I love this idea – my best friend is expecting and I really want to do a black and white shower…one ? though – where can I find that table runner???

  5. jenn s. October 11, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Hi Erin –
    The “table runner” is actually just an idea I created digitally – but you can make a DIY version of this look by using a pink runner lined with white ribbon on a black tablecloth. If you can’t find a pink runner, you can create your own using pink fabric or solid pink gift wrap, then “trimming” the edges with fabric ribbon.

    Here are a couple other posts that might be helpful to your theme as well:


    Good luck with the shower!

  6. Danly Abella January 28, 2011 at 7:39 am

    love it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Dee Edwards October 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I am trying to find the modern mom theme in African American. It seams to be discontinues everywhere! Does anyone know where I can find it or something close to it?

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