Throw a Garden-Themed Baby Shower

Celebrate the seasons and a new life with a lovely baby shower inspired by the outdoors.

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Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Photo By: Images courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love. Floral Design, Amy Osaba

Understated Elegance

Floral designer Amy Osaba kept the color palette clean and neutral for this baby shower she designed in Atlanta. Using a variety of plant materials and vessels, Osaba was able to pull off an elegant, high-end look while keeping costs down. Take some of her floral ideas—including low-cost vessels and arrangements with impact—to heart when planning your next event.

Keep It Simple

Don't have an enormous budget? Flowers and plants are their own rock stars and don't need a lot of embellishment. Succulents in small terra cotta pots, individual stems of flowers or garden herbs placed in simple glass jars you collect over time can create a lovely, ethereal quality when used as centerpieces.

Romantic Bouquet

A color palette of white, green and gray and white ranunculus and roses keep this baby shower bouquet looking refined and not too fussy.

Little Things Mean a Lot

You don't have to spend a fortune on flowers. Just use them wisely, mix up your display and think outside the bouquet.

Mix Master

Mix up your vessels to give your tablescape a modern look.

Stock Up

It's always a good idea to stock up on simple bud vases when they go on sale. Inexpensive vessels are also available at discount and big box stores, or you can repurpose used jelly and toiletry jars.

Bird's Nest Theme

Simple cream plates get a personalized flourish with the addition of a bird's nest print created especially for the occasion.

Sweet Centerpiece

To celebrate the bird and new life themes of this outdoor baby shower, a wire basket filled with blown farm eggs is used for a centerpiece.

Materials Matter

Succulents and air plants work well for a simple, inexpensive tablescape because they fit so well in smaller, less expensive vessels and you don't need a ton of them for impact. They also lend themselves for display in vessels in a variety of materials, from glass to ceramics to wood and clay.

Peony Power

Fewer flowers, more impact: lush, dramatic flowers like peonies, cabbage roses and hydrangeas give you a lot of bang for your buck when staying on budget is key.

Berry Nice

The lovely simplicity of this outdoor baby shower extends to the menu, which features fresh berries, granola and cream served in cream-colored ramekins.

Herbal Remedy

Don't restrict yourself to the florist or grocery store when shopping for flowers for your next event. Shop your herb garden and use branches and greenery from shrubs and trees to add a bit of whimsy to your tablescape.

Tray Table

Bright, graphic trays are great for organizing guests' drink glasses and place settings.

Simple Pleasures

In keeping with the pared-back aesthetic, baby shower attendees left with a sweet memento in a simple cardboard gift box topped with a feather.

Balance of Color

The mix of cream, chartreuse and gray in this arrangement shows the beauty gained from sticking to a color palette of one flower color and a mix of green foliage.

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