Baby, It's Cold Outside: Winter Baby Shower Ideas

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Warm the mom-to-be's heart with these festive and fun winter baby shower ideas

Make Simple but Elegant Invitations

Sometimes the best baby shower ideas can also be the least expensive. Put together your own winter themed baby shower invitations using decorative scrapbooking supplies. Look for card stock and accent papers in winter colors: cool shades of blue, purple, gray and white. To create a more luxurious look, start by gluing solid accent paper on top of patterned card stock using spray adhesive and attaching a strip of velvet or satin ribbon across the top or down one side. Write the information about the baby shower on the accent paper using a glittery or metallic paint pen. After everything has dried, finish the invitations by using rubber stamps and stickers that feature snowflakes, icicles and stars to complete the look. Make your baby shower gift as special as the invites with these "Unique Baby Shower Gifts" ideas.

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Serve Tummy Warming Yummies

When the weather outside is frightful, help your guest of honor weather her winter pregnancy by serving foods that are hearty and warming. Avoid the traditional cold finger foods, like the standby vegetable tray and fruit bowl, and instead go with warmer fare, such as banana nut muffins, pigs in a blanket and mini quiches. If your guest list has grown as large as the guest of honor's belly, consider serving a hearty stew or soup with a crusty bread and finishing it off with a peach cobbler fresh from the oven. Make a large batch of hot apple cider or hot chocolate that guests can serve themselves from a crock pot or soup tureen. You can even place small bowls next to the tureen that contain sprinkles, chips and marshmallows to go on top.  continue reading for more ideas...

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