24 Jan

REAL PARTIES: “Life is a Gift” Baby Shower

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


– Photography: Nicole Haley Photography
– Event Design & Stationery Design: Dooby Design Group

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


January 24, 2011 at 9:22 am

Meghan McCann SAYS:

So cute! Love the cohesive design!

January 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

Tamara SAYS:

Best title ever!

January 24, 2011 at 10:29 am

Jen Crowley | MAGnifique Media SAYS:

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

January 24, 2011 at 10:35 am

Tina SAYS:

WOW! What a wonderful way to welcome Baby!

January 24, 2011 at 10:36 am

Hillary Jo SAYS:

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

January 24, 2011 at 10:49 am

Roberta Whitley SAYS:

EVERYTHING is SO beautiful! Every detail lovely!

January 24, 2011 at 11:08 am

Patty Martinez SAYS:

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 ;)

January 24, 2011 at 11:30 am

Carlyne SAYS:

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

January 24, 2011 at 11:35 am

Mandy of Kini Style SAYS:

Love the color combination! So classy and sophisticated!


January 24, 2011 at 11:52 am

Kelly Lyden @ The Party Dress SAYS:

Beautiful color palette…..even more beautiful theme!

January 24, 2011 at 11:58 am

Michelle SAYS:

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

January 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

Laura SAYS:

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

January 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Aisha Holly | Dooby Design Group SAYS:

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

January 25, 2011 at 4:21 am

Carrie @ Half Baked SAYS:

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

January 25, 2011 at 10:29 am

Laura Villarroel SAYS:

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

January 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Beth Ann SAYS:

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!

February 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Modern Cupcake {Jill} SAYS:

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

March 25, 2011 at 5:21 am

sharon SAYS:

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

June 28, 2011 at 11:50 am
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