/////REAL PARTIES: “Life is a Gift” Baby Shower

REAL PARTIES: “Life is a Gift” Baby Shower

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Life is a Gift Baby Shower Theme

Decorative paper is one of my absolute favorite party decor elements because it’s such a high-impact, budget-friendly way to introduce all sorts of wonderful patterns and colors into an event!

This gorgeous baby shower by the talented Aisha of Dooby Design Group is a perfect example of this! Aisha played up the sweet “Life is a Gift” theme of this celebration by creating chic party decor from boxes dressed up to look like {very stylish!} “gifts“. She also custom-designed these wrapping papers and stationery elements herself, but you can always follow her lead using your favorite store-bought designs. (Luxe Paperie, Olive Paper, and Whimsy Press are fabulous resources for designer gift wrap!)

Life is a Gift Baby Shower Theme

Read on for LOTS more stunning pics and all the creative details, as told by Aisha

Life is a Gift Baby Shower Theme

“My client was a designer’s dream… she gave us complete creative freedom for the entire event design! We started by searching for a unique color palette and bounced around many ideas before I saw this gorgeous nursery design.  I was so inspired by the aesthetics of the room – from the color palette to the patterns and textures used.

The theme of the shower was “Life Is a Gift”. The couple was expecting their first girl and we wanted the event to feel sophisticated, yet fun. The idea was to have the entire design focus around gifts. I designed three patterns using the event color palette and repeated it throughout the event on the custom wrapping paper, napkin wraps, favor labels and the invitation.

Life is a Gift Baby Shower Theme

I also came up with the idea of incorporating the baby shower games into the placemat design… the guests loved this little detail!

Life is a Gift Baby Shower Theme

Life is a Gift Baby Shower Theme

We continued the design through to the dessert table, creating vessels covered with the custom wrapping paper, utilizing lots of chocolate bit size desserts and added cute teddy bears.

Life is a Gift Baby Shower Theme

Life is a Gift Baby Shower Theme

Life is a Gift Baby Shower Theme

Overall the event was a success, and mom, dad and guests loved it!! Baby Kaytlyn Leanne was born in December, one month early and mom and baby are doing well.”

Life is a Gift Baby Shower Theme


Vendor Credit
By |2017-01-26T11:19:44+00:00January 24th, 2011|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. Jen January 24, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Love, love, love it!!! SO CUTE! We’ve got baby fever over here, this will compliment that very well :)


  2. Meghan McCann January 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

    So cute! Love the cohesive design!

  3. Tamara January 24, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Best title ever!

  4. Jen Crowley | MAGnifique Media January 24, 2011 at 10:35 am

    This is gorgeous! I’m throwing a baby shower in March, and this theme is an awesome possibility. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Tina January 24, 2011 at 10:36 am

    WOW! What a wonderful way to welcome Baby!

  6. Roberta Whitley January 24, 2011 at 11:08 am

    EVERYTHING is SO beautiful! Every detail lovely!

  7. Patty Martinez January 24, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Ok. I seriously have to STOP reading your blog! Every time I do, I end up buying paper or printables. GAH!~ But everything is so beautiful. Just like eye candy. So, alas, I shall keep coming back ;)

  8. Carlyne January 24, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Cute! I love the colors and for the gift perfect!

  9. Hillary Jo January 24, 2011 at 10:49 am

    BEAUTIFUL! Love how simplistic the decorations were(little packages!) for preparation of the party and how translatable the palette is!

  10. [email protected] By Tammy January 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Beautiful! I love purple, so I’m loving this.

  11. Mandy of Kini Style January 24, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Love the color combination! So classy and sophisticated!

  12. Kelly Lyden @ The Party Dress January 24, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Beautiful color palette…..even more beautiful theme!

  13. Michelle January 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Cute party idea! If you’re interested in hang tags and labels like these you should check out http://www.labelsonthefly.com

  14. Laura January 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    wow, great colors! and I love the style of the dessert table!

  15. Aisha Holly | Dooby Design Group January 25, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Thank you Jenn for featuring our baby shower design, and thanks for everyone’s lovely comments!!

  16. Carrie @ Half Baked January 25, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Oh my, just stunning! Love the color palette and the desserts are so perfect!

  17. Laura Villarroel January 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Que liiiindo!! enseñame hacer estas cosas!!! jajaja realmente me encanta, me sirve muuuucho de inspiración!. Te felicito.

  18. Beth Ann February 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    What a cute idea! I am having my 3rd and have been searching for a shower theme, as I feel all babies should be celebrated with a shower! All of the gifts will be donated to charity as I have what I need and can afford what I don’t. I feel incredibly blessed to have what I have, I think that this theme would compliment the idea of all gifts going to charity!

  19. Modern Cupcake {Jill} March 25, 2011 at 5:21 am

    This shower is absolutely exquisite!! I’m in love with the colour palette & every detail in between!

  20. sharon June 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Great color choice!!!! I love the style of the dessert table!

  21. Ladi.Tina August 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I love the design of your placemat! Beautiful . . . do you have a DIY template for these? I have an event coming up and these would be the perfect accessory. Hope you can help… Thanks!

  22. Kristin Ramirez February 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Where can I get the shower gel bottles from? I would love to use that idea for my baby shower.

  23. kayla August 8, 2012 at 2:12 am

    love the site!

  24. Gina Dovas December 4, 2012 at 2:35 am

    This is such a beautiful theme, what were the favors? I always get stumped when it comes to favors!

  25. Tammie Atchison Featherstone October 3, 2014 at 3:35 am

    This is beautiful, have a shower coming up soon and would love to use such a theme. What were the favors?

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