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.

Royal Afternoon Tea

This “shabby-chic” baby shower was a mouthwatering and gorgeous affair — and also completely gluten free. Guests did not go hungry with quinoa salads, quiches, cookies and sandwiches to munch on. See how proud mama, party planner and Red Tricycle reader Flavia put together a tea party worthy of the Queen here.

photo courtesy of Fête à Fête

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— Christal Yuen