Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Martha :: The Baby Shower Show

Last Thursday, The Martha Stewart Show was dedicated to expectant moms. Since I'm expecting my fifth child, I tuned in to see what great ideas Martha was featuring. (If you missed the show and want details on any of the segments, click on the links below to take you to the website.)

Thursday's audience was filled with soon-to-be moms in every stage of pregnancy and, as expected, Martha rewarded them with some great giveaways. Made me wish I was sitting in that audience. Why can't Martha tape her show in Texas?

The set was decorated in shades of pink and orange with paper ball lanterns hanging overhead. I may steal that idea for a corner of my girls' room.

Nancy O'Dell joined Martha, plugged her new book, and made an adorable bird mobile. Wouldn't this add sweet whimsy to a nursery?

Liz Lange was on the show, promoting her new spring collection of maternity clothes and sharing some tips for looking great during pregnancy. The key according to Liz? Close-fitting maternity clothes that show off those curves. I love that Martha featured maternity clothes that are affordable for the average person (and found at one of my favorite stores).

A few staffers discussed some of their favorite must-have baby products. Many were practical, such as the My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow and the BornFree Baby Bottles, and some were just fun, like Sophie la Girafe (the chic and sophisticated way to teethe that the French have been using for 40 years).

The cookie tree was my favorite part of the show. An adorable centerpiece for a baby shower that doubles as a take-home favor for guests, this sweet tree is easy to make and would add such a personal touch to any shower. (I was unable to find a photo of the tree on the website but it featured the onesie cookies below as well as some other baby shapes, hung by ribbon and hooked on tree branches.)

The Baby Shower Show was full of lots of fun tips and ideas. What are some of your favorite Martha baby shower ideas?

photo credits: www.marthastewart.com


Jessica said...

I wish I could have seen that cookie tree. I would love to make something like it.

Unknown said...

What a cute idea!