This week, singer and mum-to-be Jessica Simpson welcomed her impending new arrival with a “dream” pink and yellow baby shower.
Stars including Jessica Alba, sister Ashlee, and Grays Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo joined Jessica and family and their children joined together to welcome a new baby girl. Jess’s baby shower planners jazzed up a traditional pink baby shower with accents of yellow, reportedly having beautiful yellow tulips and balloons. Jess wore a baby blue dress to celebrate the pregnancy curves that she recently showed off nude on the cover of US Elle magazine, and tweeted about her happiness about her “dream” baby shower.
Dream showers aren’t just for celebs, and here at Before Baby we like a bit of the non-traditional, so if you’re thinking of having a baby shower and want something a little different, why not opt for our red candy stripe funfair theme Girls Playground shower (we’re running one for a certain celebrity mum-t0-be next week), or our latest new addition, Cookies & Milk Midweek Mini Shower. Both parties both have neutral colour schemes, and offer a bit of a change from your traditional blue or pink themed shower. They’re perfect if you don’t know the sex of baby, and even if you do, your guests will love to fill up on mini ice creams or funfair inspired delights from our hot dog stand and pick and mix bar. Plus, just like Jess, our shower games are great for big girls as well as little girls and boys, and can be tailoured to meet your exact guests requirements including special kids party bags and even petite afternoon teasets. We guarantee our yummy menus & nostalgic nibbles will go down a treat with young and old so that everyone can join in the party….
As the girls were beautified by fabulous hair and make up artists Nibras and Sandra we had time for a quick chat (and some cupcake eating) before getting down to some serious posing with our fantastic photographer Loraine Ffrench.
Unsurprisingly, the Girls Playground is model Amelie’s favourite baby shower theme too. Complete with vintage pick and mix bar, popcorn, chocolate fountain, milkshakes or cocktails, it’s perfect for the less traditional girl who’s fun at heart – just like our Amelie! She likes the idea of having a baby shower and she’d definitely want “plenty of games and wouldn’t want to take myself too seriously.”
Febe is now 7 months pregnant and it suits her – she’s wearing a great outfit for the workplace – a wonderful wrap dress by Pretty Pregnant that comfortably compliments her growing shape, Luckily for her, she’s escaped the trials of morning sickness and has a wonderfully stress-free pregnancy, and is looking forward to being a mum and bringing in the new year her bundle of joy. Febe was worried that maternity clothes could look frumpy, but we think she looked amazing in this outfit – it’s great for everyday wear or even a Midweek Mini office baby shower.
Kelly, says, ‘I love the outfits – there’s so much more choice for women now when it comes to maternity clothes. Well dressed pregnant women look amazing!” She’s a big fan of our Midsummer Tea baby shower, is ideal for a traditional British take on a traditional baby shower, and fits the surroundings at Betty Blythe perfectly.
Hidden in a quiet Brook Green backstreet, the café and private tea room, inspired by Hollywood Starlet Betty Blythe pantry has a wardrobe full of chic dress-up clothes, picnic hampers overflowing with vintage accessories and can host parties of up to sixteen guests – great for a Before Baby shower, hen party or any other special get-together with your nearest and dearest.