In Victorian times, moms-to-be were literally showered with gifts when somebody opened an umbrella. Today, the best baby showers are still parasols of surprise, thanks to stunning themes. Wow partygoers and the guest of honor with a creative shower inspired by everything from the great outdoors to royal tea parties. Flip through our album for an inside look at 12 showers worth replicating.

Baby Bird Nesting

What better way to prepare the coming of the new babe than a nesting theme? This delicate and whimsical party featured on The Wise Baby brightened up the room with bright pastels and eye-catching ornaments. Gifted onesies were incorporated into the decor -- an easily doable idea with big impact. Fly over to the blog for incredible photos of bird cupcakes, cages and even a birdhouse diaper cake.

photo courtesy of The Wise Baby

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— Christal Yuen