We asked Laura Lawton, a certified event planner, to give us the inside scoop on the hottest trends for baby showers and sprinkles. As the owner of BASH Orlando, Laura specializes in designing elevated events and creating memories that will last lifetime.
Words by Laura Lawton
Here are the baby shower trends and resources at the top of Laura’s list:
Simple balloon bunches have given way to much more creative balloon installations with embellishments of every shape and size. Our local balloon artists are constantly coming up with unique offerings, such as custom confetti fills, elaborate vinyl and hand lettering, and creative balloon tails of all kinds. We’re also seeing balloon layering, with custom shades created by balloons within balloons, and even installations inside a balloon itself.
Balloon Babe: @balloonbabe.fl
My Boo Custom Balloons: @mybooballoons
Orlando Florida Balloons Décor & Event Design: @fancyballoonsdecor
Drink and Dessert Carts
We’re seeing lots of new pop-ups in Central Florida offering champagne service, elaborate grazing spreads and “choc-cuterie” desserts for days. Custom cookies are here to stay, but don’t stop there! Check out these creative vendors who provide full-service drink and dessert design.
Champagne Social: @champagnesocial.orlando
The Cocktail Cart: @thecocktail_cart
Florida Candy Buffets: @floridacandybuffets
Not only do flower bars go the distance on creating a gorgeous backdrop and conversation piece, but they also provide a unique takeaway your guests will be talking about for days after the event. Floral arranging workshops are another way to create one-of-a-kind visuals combined with an interactive group activity to entertain your guests.
Poppy Flower Co.: @poppyflower_co
The Floral Way: thefloralwaystudio.com
FarmGal Flowers: @farmgalflowers
Nothing beats the comfort of attending a shower at the host’s home. Talented rental companies can help you overhaul a backyard into a stunning set by curating a bespoke outdoor living room lounge. Many of these companies also offer tabletop rentals that pair well with their staple pieces, so be sure to ask about glassware and linens.
RW Events: @rentalsbyrwevents
Ocean Hawks Rentals: @oceanhawksrentals
Echo Event Rentals: @echoeventrental
BASH TIP: Did you know certified event planners can negotiate the best rates and often receive vendor discounts that will be passed along to you? They take the stress out of event planning and leave the fun parts to you!
Location. Location. Location. Check out these chic and intimate settings to elevate your event. Choosing a fresh location will help you create a memorable experience for your guests.
The Acre Orlando
4421 Edgewater Dr., Orlando
3001 Sherberth Rd., Kissimmee
Wave Hotel, Lake Nona
6100 Wave Hotel Dr., Orlando
Sterling Event Venue
20524 County Rd.455, Minneola
Cypress Grove Estate House
290 Holden Ave., Orlando
157 E. New England Ave., #450, Winter Park
The Tea Room Experience
420 E. Church St., Unit 109, Orlando
1152 Harmon Ave., Winter Park
211 N. Lucerne Cir. E., Orlando
For more of Laura Lawton’s favorite trends and local vendors, follow BASH Orlando on Instagram at @bash.orlando.