Planning a boy baby shower and stuck at blue balloons? We’ve got you! Read on for 10 unique baby shower themes for boys that’ll help you get creative with your party planning
1. Teddy bear’s picnic
For a baby boy due in the summer, a teddy bear’s picnic is a cute, fun, and casual theme for a boy baby shower. Throw down some brightly colored rugs in a garden or park, set up picnic tables decorated with our favorite furry friends (these can go in the nursery later!), and serve teddy-bear-sized cakes and sandwiches.
If you’re looking for boy baby shower themes suitable for little guests, you can’t beat this one. Kids will love bringing along their own bears to the party. You could even hold a competition to name a teddy bear for the new baby.
2. Baby bird in the nest
This is an elegant boy baby shower theme that plays on the idea of the mama-to-be as “nesting”. You could try a blue and gold color scheme, with gold bird cage decorations, spray-painted branches, and cookies or cupcakes in the shape of nests.
To entertain the guests and create a gorgeous keepsake for the baby, why not organize a crafting activity around the bird theme – perhaps a collage to frame, or even a quilt?
3. Wilderness adventure
If the mama-to-be is outdoorsy, you could bring a wilderness experience to her at her baby shower, and celebrate the new adventure awaiting her in the next couple of months. Decorate the walls of the venue with maps of her favorite trails, or drape fabric to look like a tent. Serve campfire favorites like hotdogs and s’mores (handy if you want to keep the catering simple).
A treasure hunt around the house or party venue can keep guests busy, both adults and kids alike. And the mama-to-be can either join the mayhem or sit back, relax, and watch it unfold.
4. Baby at the beach
This is one of the most popular themes for boys’ baby showers, complete with sea-blue color scheme, but it’s also one you can easily customize to make it a little different. Recreate beach fun with ice cream and volleyball, choose a “surfer dude” theme and encourage guests to dress up (or down!) for the occasion, or dive under the sea with fish decorations and marine mocktails.
For a craft activity that doubles as a party favor, show guests how to make layered sand art bottles or jars that they can take home.
5. Rock-’n-roll baby
Is the mama-to-be a rock chick at heart? Celebrate her musical tastes with a rock-’n-roll themed baby shower. And as the little one isn’t quite here yet, there’s no need to keep the noise down!
Ask guests to dress up as their favorite rock stars, compile a music quiz of songs that include the word “baby” (you should have a few to choose from…), and set up the food table like a stage. Snacks could include “record” pizzas, guitar-shaped cookies, and microphone cake pops.
6. Peter Rabbit and friends
Beatrix Potter’s cheeky Peter Rabbit character makes an adorable boy baby shower theme. Stick with Peter’s classic tale of mischief in Mr. McGregor’s garden, or broaden the theme with other characters from BP’s books – such as Tom Kitten or Jeremy Fisher the frog.
Garden accessories like plant pots and watering cans can decorate the tables, and you could offer a traditional English afternoon tea with scones and cucumber sandwiches. Send guests home with a packet of flower seeds to create their own beautiful garden.
7. Rubber ducks
Celebrate all the bath-time fun that the new mama will soon be enjoying and throw a rubber duck themed boy baby shower. The yellow color scheme makes this a good idea for a neutral baby shower, too – if the baby’s sex is being kept under wraps.
You can decorate with ducks of all shapes and sizes, and one could even act as a cake topper. Mini rubber ducks make cute party favors, or you could build on the bath-time theme by giving guests blue and yellow bath bombs.
8. Craft beer
Not just a theme for a “manshower” or “dadchelor party” (yep, some dads-to-be are really having those now), craft beer is one of the quirkiest baby boy shower themes you might consider. Perfect for the mama who (in pre-pregnancy times) can tell an IPA from a gose.
A color palette of terracotta and gold works nicely for a fall baby shower. You could even create your own mini Oktoberfest with pretzels and schnitzel – and plenty of non-alcoholic beer of course!
9. Fall feast
Fall baby showers present the ideal opportunity for an autumnal celebration. Orange pumpkins, golden leaves, and scarlet apples can be wonderful natural decorations that cast a warm glow over the festivities.
You can serve hearty food that reflects the fruits of the harvest, such as corn, spiced pumpkin muffins, and apple pie. While you may not want a spooky shower, you could organize some fun Halloween-style games, such as donuts on a string or pin the face on the pumpkin.
10. Fairy tales
Baby shower themes for boys that are based on fairy tales are adorable at any time of the year, but for a winter shower they can be truly magical. Why not try a “Nutcracker” themed party, using festive toys as decorations on your treat table and Christmas tree?
Create a winter wonderland with white and silver tissue paper, play the mama-to-be’s favorite holiday tunes, and build a gingerbread house with a little gingerbread baby inside. You could even ask guests to write their advice for the new mama on bauble-shaped cards and hang them on the tree.
And, finally, our boy baby shower top tips…
- Do: Choose a shower theme that works for your budget and time constraints. A simple, stress-free shower can still be a really special occasion.
- Don’t: Feel you can’t ask men to the shower. If mama is happy, there’s no reason not to.
- Do: Remember to ask the mama-to-be for her thoughts and preferences – it’s her special day, after all!
For even more baby shower theme ideas, why not ask the mamas of Peanut?
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