Baby Shower Centerpieces
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Ideas for Baby Shower Centerpieces!
Great ideas for Baby Shower
Centerpieces! Modern ideas are combined with
items that can be purchased as centerpieces or craft projects
producing the most unique homemade centerpieces. Decide whether you
want a modern or traditional table centerpiece, one that is purchased or a
homemade centerpiece, practical or elegant, unique or quick to make!
Origin and History of Centerpieces!
The origin and history of centerpieces date back thousands of
years! A centerpiece (or centrepiece) is the most important item of
a table setting display or as a central or important object. An
object placed at the center of something (as on a table). The
purpose of table centerpieces are as decoration, epergne, ornament or any
form of ornamentation. Table Centerpieces are highly prominent or
decorative items which act as the focal point of a celebration.
Special occasions were celebrated with feasts or banquets and the
table centerpieces for such occasions were items such as the main dish
being served, lighting and flowers and plants. An epergne was the
name given to a large table centerpiece with branching holders for
fruit or sweets or flowers. These particular types of table
decorations often consisted of several dishes or receptacles of
different sizes grouped together in an ornamental design. In modern
times we still use table centerpieces at family meals and celebrations and
of course at Wedding receptions where the table centerpieces are the cake
and flower decorations.
and Ideas for Baby Shower Centerpieces!
Undoubtedly, centerpieces would have
started as large table
centerpieces with branching holders for fruit or sweets or flowers.
Edible cakes would then have replaced these table centerpieces. Themes
related to having a baby were then adopted using symbols associated
with babies such as storks. Storks were ancient fertility symbols
and were associated with springtime and birth. People then started
to get creative! What other symbols are words were associated with
babies? Ideas for Centerpieces started to explode! Themes can also
relate to either boys or girls - or even twins!
Some of the most popular themes for table centerpieces are as follows:
Themes for Baby Shower
Baby Shower Centerpieces!
Carriage / Pram
Safety Pins as Centerpieces
Baby Shower Centerpieces!Flowers
Nursery Rhyme Characters
Fairy Tale Characters
Beatrix Potter Characters - Peter Rabbit
Letters of the Alphabet
Lion, Bear, Zebra, Monkey
Rocking Horse Centerpieces
Themes for Baby Shower
Origin and History of Baby Shower Centerpieces!
Understanding the origin and history
of table Baby Shower Centerpieces it is easy to
understand how the concept of Baby Shower centerpieces evolved.
The word 'shower' is used to describe a party of friends assembled
to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person.
The tradition of giving parties for wealthy mothers-to-be started in
America during the late 1700's. The popularity of this type of party
steadily grew as the wealth of people increased. It has now become
an American tradition which is being adopted across Europe,
especially in the U.K. And, as with other traditions, such as the
tradition of creating wedding centerpieces, Baby Shower Centerpieces
were gradually created!