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Madeleine Shaw:

How to Throw an Awesome Baby Shower

By Madeleine Shaw

Getting ready for the arrival of your little one, or maybe you're planning on behalf of someone else? Well, either way, Madeleine Shaw has got lots of great ideas for throwing a stunning baby shower, so you can welcome them in style.

Before Shay came into my life I was blessed to have an amazing baby shower. It was a magical day with all my friends celebrating this new life that we hadn't yet met. The whole day was organised by Pearl and Pear - an incredible events company created by a dear friend of mine.

I wanted the day to be relaxed and easy going, so we chose to host it at Clifton Nurseries, a greenhouse surrounded in lush greens and full of natural sunlight beaming through the glass. We were welcomed in with fresh juices and strawberry infused Prosecco (I kept to the juice). As we sat down and enjoyed the gorgeous floral arrangements on tables, an array of delicious, gluten and dairy- free cakes by MonAnnie Cakes came out along with a rainbow of tempting meringues by Meringue Girls.

I wanted the day to be super intimate and something my friends could drop in and out of. The setting was gorgeous with lots of floral touches. The tables were dressed with mini bubble vases holding freesias, peonies and blush carnations. There was no table plan in order to keep an informal atmosphere and the main focal point was the drink and cake stands. Each place setting contained Kilkie Sands calligraphy adorned doilies detailing the menu on offer so everyone could see what was in store. The best part were the giant balloons with ferns which looked awesome and of course made a great photo opportunity!

I was showered with gifts, it was such a special day that I will cherish forever. I hope this has inspired you to go all out for you baby shower, it’s such a wonderful thing to celebrate.

If you're planning on throwing a baby shower, then don't forget take a look at our range of baby shower stationery. And, of course, you still have time to make pieces from Madeleine's exclusive Mamas & Papas range of lounge and active wear, your own.

Madeleine Shaw

Nutrition and yoga expert, Madeleine Shaw inspires people to live, eat and feel better.
A new mum to baby Seamus, she is taking her expertise and turning it to the world of parenting.

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