Now that spring is here, you're probably itching to start hosting outdoor parties again. If one of your friends happens to have a bun in the oven, a garden baby shower could be the perfect way to celebrate the occasion. The beautiful weather and lush foliage is sure to go over well, so get ready to cut some grass and throw a great party!
Since you're outside, you won't have to worry too much about lighting. However, you can hang a few criss cross ribbed lanterns overhead. When the sun goes down, they'll bask the entire space in a beautiful array of colors. Grab some pastel party vases and fill them with your favorite garden flowers. It'll be a nice touch that your guests will certainly appreciate. You can even sprinkle some diamond confetti on the table to give the shindig a bit of a classy touch.
Don't worry too much about activities - if the party is taking place in early spring, everyone will be content to sit in the beautiful weather and enjoy one another's company. There will be plenty of time to kill with all of the gifts that the expecting mother will receive, so make sure you keep a lot of tasty food and refreshing beverages nearby.
As everyone leaves, make sure you hand out goodie bags with some great favors inside. Personalized little notebook favors and baby shower bookmarks are nice touches that are sure to be appreciated. Your guests will remember the party fondly every time they open their favorite book or jot down a quick reminder.
Spring is a great time to throw parties - people can't wait to get out into the gorgeous weather, so take advantage of it!