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.

Ships A’hoy!

For sea lovers and the babe that that's already used to the motion of the ocean, there’s no better theme than a nautical one. With model ship decorations and surprising desserts (ahem -- Jell-o shots that looks like mini oceans with candied oranges for baots), this fete is a winner. Head over to Sara Kauss’ photo blog to check out the rest of her detailed photographs.

photo courtesy of Sara Kauss

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— Christal Yuen