Fabulous Green Baby Shower

Although I’ve often written about planning a green baby shower, I’ve never gotten to experience once firsthand.  Thanks to my incredible, intelligent, caring, physically fit, and highly attractive teaching colleagues I had the chance to attend one thrown in my baby’s honor. 

Now it’s quite humbling to have friends take the time to organize a baby shower, especially when those friends are all middle school teachers challenged with managing spring behaviors at the end of the school year.  It’s even more of a gift when said friends are thoughtful enough to take the time to make it green.

Here are some of the eco-friendly ideas they worked into the shower:

  • Cupcakes: These hand-held dessert devices didn’t require any utensils and were quite delicious.
  • Real dishes: We ate on decorative plastic plates and used an assortment of teacher mugs to swill our festive punch.
  • Heirloom gifts: The thoughtful presents we received included two homemade quilts, an adorable green (of course) sundress, a CD of kid-friendly music, a soft fabric soothie for baby and even a teddy bear for Roscoe.  All of them were carefully chosen and will be well used by our children and probably passed down to others as well.
  • Simple reusable décor: The “Welcome Baby” sign has become a tradition at our school and has now attended its third baby shower.  A fabric table cloth made our school library table appear quite classy when laden with cupcakes and punch.  Also perched on top was a money tree fashioned out of a fabric plant and decorated with bills clipped on with tiny ribboned barrettes.

Now that I’ve been on receiving end of a green baby shower, I have to say that the creativity and thoughtfulness of the green theme made it all the more fun.  Have you attended or thrown a green baby shower?  If you need ideas, check our posts here and here for some easy tips.  We’d love to hear about your experiences!


  1. that’s so nice! i wish I could get my mom to quit using paper plates.

  2. I was fortunate enough to receive two baby showers last year. One was the traditional paper plates and dollar store decorations decor and the other was very eco conscious (i had more influence in the second). I loved both parties just the same. Check out our post for the details: http://lifelessonslearnedtogether.blogspot.com/2008/03/our-baby-shower.html

  3. I’m planning a baby shower for one of my friends, and am making a cloth diaper cake. Not only does it incorporate eco-friendly cloth diapers that the mom will be able to use for a long time, but also will be part of the decor as we tie it into the theme (of monkeys).

  4. I’d never thought of a “green” baby shower. Thanks for the great ideas!

  5. I’m from Storkie, and we’ve definitely seen an increase in the amount of interest in recycled cardstock baby shower invitations. We’ve found some wonderful recycled cardstock for our invitations, and we’re excited that we can provide recycled options that still look great! Love those cupcakes btw.

  6. I really love the cupcakes. The only change I think I will make is to do green with a yellow flower to keep it neutral as my siser-in-law is waiting to find out what she has.

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