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.

Vintage Books on Show

Books are the building blocks of any kid’s childhood. From the exquisite decorations (a blackboard with the alphabet!) to the scrumptious food buffet (a cake shaped like books!), this readerly baby shower brought back fond memories. Check out Stacey’s post on Good Morning Loretta to see how she did it all.

photo courtesy of Good Morning Loretta

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— Christal Yuen