If you thought that baby showers were a static picture of 1950's-era bows and frills, we encourage you to think again. The baby shower has evolved in a most impressive way in concordance with the nature of the times.
Most notably, these events are no longer just for women - it's virtually second nature to throw a co-ed shower these days, but men aren't the only ones getting a little extra consideration. Showers and soirees of all kinds are increasingly focusing on Earth-friendly aspects, which play into several steps of the event-planning process.
According to BabyBunch.com, many couples are skipping paper invitations in favor of online e-vites or even personalized baby shower chocolate bars. Blue and pink themes have given way to green, and some couples are even forgoing traditional baby shower favors and replacing them with charity donations.
If you do decide to have the best of both worlds, you can still find sustainably-made candle and soap favors. Be sure to pack them all in eco-friendly tote bag favors to set a rather stylish example of how good mindfulness can look.