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Create a Retro Baby Shower at Moms Diner

The coffee's always hot, the pancakes always fluffy, and the conversation is always full of wit and fun. Comfort food goes hand in hand with golden oldies playing on the jukebox at this diner themed shower, where a 50s backdrop keeps things retro, but cool. Invite your best friends over for an old-fashioned milkshake and some very modern twists on a classic American favorite.

Red and white gingham décor sets the stage for a 50s diner themed baby shower, and can easily be found at a local party supply store or online. Checkered tablecloths, vintage-looking straw containers, red food baskets, napkin dispensers, and guest checks create a tablescape that evokes the classic diners of the 50s. Keep your flowers simple. Retro staples like carnations, go well with this theme – and are super affordable!

A diner wouldn’t be complete without doo-wop and golden oldies tunes playing the background. You can find toy jukeboxes online to use as props, or create a playlist of your favorite 50s songs with the word “baby” in the title for extra special fun. Play "Name That Tune" and let guests guess the song or the next string of lyrics as they sing along. Winner gets a CD with your full party playlist!

The best part of a diner theme is the comfort food, of course!  Keep it simple with stacks of buttermilk pancakes, delicious mini milkshakes, sides of bacon and sausage, and some mini burgers and fries. Don’t forget the ultimate diner classic – the ice cream sundae with a cherry on top! Create a toppings bar for your guests to decorate their own sundaes in retro parfait glasses.

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If you have some teenagers in the family you can enlist them to don a custom apron and act as waiters or waitresses at the diner. They can help bus tables, set out baskets of mini-muffins, and write up the “to-go” orders for each guests as they leave, giving each of them a cup of coffee and some treats on their way out. It’s a fun way to involve older kids in a shower, and add to the diner theme.

No shower is complete without a themed diaper cake. Tightly roll the diapers into three tiers and secure with red and white gingham ribbon.  Place a toy 1950s convertible with a teddy bear at the wheel as a memorably fun cake topper!

Good times are sure to be had at Mom’s Diner when great friends and yummy comfort food come together to celebrate the mom and baby to-be. Remember to focus on simple food, playful décor and retro themed music and details to produce a baby shower as sweet as a chocolate milkshake!

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