Shabby Chic Baby Shower, Party Menu & Baby Registry Ideas

Darling Shabby Chic Girl Baby Shower, Party Menu & Baby Registry Ideas from @natashaskitchen

This past weekend, my sisters threw me a vintage Shabby Chic themed baby shower to celebrate our (soon to be born) baby girl. It was lovely. The decorations were sweet and at least 40 gals came to celebrate with us. It was such a happy and blessed day for me :).

Here are some photos from the party along with pictures of the food to give you awesome party menu ideas (there were loads of compliments on the menu!). I also included my top baby gear picks which I hope will give any new mamas some great ideas for building your baby registry. Read on to see pictures of the decor, food, party-goers and more.

Darling Shabby Chic Girl Baby Shower, Party Menu & Baby Registry Ideas from @natashaskitchen

The decor was so whimsical and just plain pretty. I walked in and got excited all over again that I’m having a girl. So much lovely shades of pink. My sisters really went all out and it made me feel so loved. Thank you Tanya, Alla, Anna, and Sveta for making everything stunning.

Darling Shabby Chic Girl Baby Shower, Party Menu & Baby Registry Ideas from @natashaskitchen

Darling Shabby Chic Girl Baby Shower, Party Menu & Baby Registry Ideas from @natashaskitchen

Ofcourse I needed a picture with my two prego sisters. I’m due March 7th, Sveta in the middle is due May 5th and Alla on the right is due March 9th. Before we know it, we’ll have pictures of all three babies lined up in a row. Awwww, can’t wait! 🙂

Shabby Chic Baby Shower 8


The Menu:

I added links for the recipes that I have on my blog (see links below photos).

Baby Shower Menu

1. Cabbage and Bell Pepper Salad – you will LOVE the dressing on this one!

2. Simple Caesar Salad

3. Strawberry Spinach Salad – always, always a hit at parties.

Baby Shower Menu-1

1. Pulled Pork and mushrooms – my sister Tanya used pork this time instead of beef

2. BBQ Juicy Chicken – super moist and flavorful (the pic doesn’t do it justice).

3. Green Beans with garlic – we omitted the almonds to make it nut-allergy friendly

Baby Shower Menu-2

1. Baby Red Potatoes – with sautéed onion, carrots and garlic + cream

2. Canapes – A classic treat at Ukrainian parties

3. Authentic lamb plov – I can’t take credit for this one. My new friend, Alla’s husband made it the authentic way – in a Kazan over a fire for a few hours and that’s lamb in there. It was, how we say, bombzilla. The closest recipe that I have is this beef plov.

Baby Shower Menu-3

1. Cheese Crepes (blintzes) with raisins – seriously, yum!

2. Rogaliki with jam – my Mom’s specialty.

3. Strawberry Layer Cake – I updated the recipe, but I need to update the photos still.

4. Mom’s Spartak Cake – my favorite cake in the whole world. And it’s always a favorite with the kiddos.

Shabby Chic Baby Shower 7

1. On the left: Strawberry Party Punch

2. On the right: This is new. I’m working on putting the recipe together for you. It’s a raspberry sherbert punch. Mmmm mmm. 🙂


Some Baby Registry Advice 🙂

If you are an expecting Mama, (or you know one and you should pass this info along ;)), here are the things I registered for. It’s a great idea to register at a local store like Babies R US or Target for local peeps to know what you want, but don’t forget to start an Amazon baby registry for out-of-state shoppers and for yourself! They send you a 10% completion discount (15% for being an Amazon Mom – join free with Amazon prime) on most of the items on your registry so if you are looking to make any large (or small) purchases online, Amazon is the way to go. Also, in most states there is no sales tax on Amazon either. This is all pretty substantial if you’re buying strollers and carseats and baby monitors!

My 15 Top Baby Registry Picks of 2015:

Feeding: 

1. Boppy – This makes feeding so much easier and less straining on your back.

2. Gerber organic cloth diapers – these make excellent burp cloths and they are super soft and absorbent.

3. I went with Dr. Browns for bottling after much going back and forth – these are the top rated for aiding gassy babies. I’m trying glass bottles out for size and I also got the silicone bottle sleeves to protect them from breaking and provide better grip.

4. Boon Bottle rack with boon twig and flower – functional and very cute :).

5. Aden and Anais bibs – super absorbent, large, and cute to boot!

6. Lansinoh cream, Lansinoh storage bags and Lansinoh pads – all very necessary items for breastfeeding Mamas.

Miscellaneous:

1. Aden & Anais Muslin Swaddle Cloths – super soft and breathable. I stocked up on these.

2. Have you ever held a jelly cat toy? They are made in Europe and they ALWAYS become the kids favorite toy. This has been true for my son and all of his cousins. My sisters and I love these cute and ultra snuggly creatures. They are also hard to find – we get them at the local hospital’s gift shop, or on Amazon.

3. California Baby for everything bath and body related

4. Bourdreaux’s butt paste for the cute little tush.

Travel Gear:

1. Graco Snugfit Click Connect 35 Car Seat (in Tangerine) – light weight with room to grow.

2. Extra Carseat Base for the husbands car – make your life way way easier by purchasing one that stays in your hubby’s car.

3. Click connect stroller frame for carseat – these are super useful if baby falls asleep and you don’t want to wake them to transfer from the carseat. Take the carseat with you easily!

Now, do you all have any baby item suggestions for me?? 


 Here are more pics of the beautiful guests at the party.

There were so many awesome gals that came to the party and I’m so thankful to have each of you in my life :).

Baby Shower Shabby Chic 4-1

Baby Shower Shabby Chic

Baby Shower Shabby Chic 4-2

Baby Shower Shabby Chic 4-3

To everyone who helped put together this baby shower – planning, cooking, setting up, cleaning, a huge Thank you! I am so blessed by each of you. A particular thank you to my Mama. I’ve been thinking alot about the woman who brought me into the world. My Mama is one amazing woman. I am so thankful for such a Godly, loving, selfless role model of what a Mom should be. I just love you Mama :).

Darling Shabby Chic Girl Baby Shower, Party Menu & Baby Registry Ideas from @natashaskitchen

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  • tatiana
    June 6, 2015

    I just looked at your baby shower pictures. looks like it was a beautiful party with delicious food. Natasha, i was wondering
    if you could give me a favor by asking the owner of the house where you had your baby shower, if they can tell you the name and/or number of that interior paint in the living room. I just can’t find the color that i want, and when i saw these pics i said:that’s exactly what i was looking for! I just LOVE this color! If you can help me with this i will greatly appreciate it! Thank you very much! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 7, 2015

      Thank you 🙂 I’ll ask my sister and see if she kept that info. Reply

  • Svetlana
    March 1, 2015

    Blessings to you and your family! Praying for your easy labor and a healthy baby. It looks like the party was a hit, and you gave very good advice on registering for new moms. I cannot agree with you more, though, about the plov being made “the original” way, made outside, in a kazan, over a fire… Once you try it that way there’s nothing that tastes the same. I have attempted many times to replicate the plov made by my brother-in-law, and must say, that your Ukranian plov recipe is very yummy and easy to follow. My search is over. So, since I will not attempt to try the original plov, I am very happy to be able to make yours 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 1, 2015

      Sveta, thank you so much for your nice comment 🙂 I’m so glad you are enjoying my plov :). Reply

  • Cindy M.
    February 7, 2015

    I love how God brought a beautiful Russian woman, who loves Jesus, into our family, via marrying our oldest son. I and my Montana family have always loved to talk about menus for family gatherings and, food in general-but I have met my match with our daughter-in-law! I love all of the food and beautiful presentation that she and her Russian family & friends put together! Your baby shower “lunch”  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 8, 2015

      It’s so fun to experience food from different cultures. Thanks so much for sharing that with me 🙂 Reply

  • Janna Gorobets
    February 7, 2015

    So happy for you!!! Many blessings 🙂 Reply

  • Karolina
    February 5, 2015

    Congratulations Natasha!! Girls are fun, you get to dress them in pink clothing, cute dresses in the summer ♡ I only have a girl so far,( that’s because she is only almost 2 months old lol)
    May the Lord Bless you and give you strength, so you can have a fast and easy delivery. And of course I Bless you for Fast recovery! Cant wait to see your Princess! !!

    Thank you for your time on sharing your yummy recipes! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 5, 2015

      Thank you so much Karolina for your sweet comment. I sure appreciate it :). I’m so excited about dressing up my little doll ;). Now I just need to decide on a name for my little girl. That’s a tough decision. My husband, my son and I all have different ideas of what it should be. 🙂 Reply

  • Vera
    February 5, 2015

    Great pictures, decorations,food, etc…. I love your website. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 5, 2015

      Thank you so much Vera! You are so sweet 🙂 Reply

  • Nelya L
    February 3, 2015

    Also, virgin coconut oil might help with breastfeeding pain (instead of lanolin), and you don’t have to wash it off before feedings. 🙂 I had multiple visits with lactation consultants because of breastfeeding problems (my baby was tongue-tied and no one noticed for 1.5 weeks, by that time he caused me major damage), and they suggested using coconut oil when I had thrush. Also, I wouldn’t recommend using a nipple shield because when I used it, my son would never feed good, it got in the way of the milk flow. I was told to use it while I was healing from the damage, because otherwise I wouldn’t heal. But during that time baby wasn’t drinking well, we had to use bottles often (he even started to reject the breast, thank goodness everything got healed and he’s eating very well now). Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 3, 2015

      Those are some great tips! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 My sister is also a firm believer in virgin coconut oil and uses it for everything! 🙂 Reply

  • Nelya L
    February 3, 2015

    I usually use the Lansinoh disposable nursing pads too, but I’m planning to get some reusable ones. That way I won’t have to keep on buying and buying them. The only minus is that they’re not sticky on one side like the disposable ones, but it doesn’t really matter for me. I plan to breastfeed for a while, and probably spent almost $100 on them so far! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 3, 2015

      They definitely add up – I remember buying boxes and boxes and boxes of them! Reply

  • Lola
    February 3, 2015

    The Fisher price cradle n swing is a lifesaver. Our baby likes it better than the mamaroo and it’s also less expensive. You look great! And what a sweet shower! God bless!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 3, 2015

      My son had one of those swings when he was tiny and I agree it was really nice. He seemed to love it too :). Thanks Lola 🙂 Reply

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