Yes, mama! It’s time for your baby shower! Maybe it’s something you’ve been planning on the D.L. for years or something that your friends are (kindly) insisting you do. Either way, this might be your last chance to party before the baby comes along. So, it’s great to think of baby shower themes that reflect your personality and you can look back on fondly.
Baby showers tend to include the quintessential ingredients of cake, gifts, and games, so what’s not to enjoy? To make sure your baby shower is an event to remember, check our handpicked selection of baby shower themes.
Classic and elegant baby shower themes
No, classic doesn’t have to mean “boring” or “over-done”. If you’re wanting a tried-and-tested guarantee for cuteness overload that you can put your own stamp on, these baby shower themes might be just for you.
1. Adventure awaits
We all know that parenthood is the biggest adventure yet, so embrace the journey, mama! We’re thinking hot air balloon decorations, magical ticket invites, and lots of guessing games, like what date the baby will arrive, or what color their hair will be, to bring the fun.
2. We’re going on a safari
A timeless theme for baby showers, gather all the natural world’s finest for a fun, animal-themed baby shower. Cuddly animal toys, balloon animals, animal print decorations, animal-shaped snacks, animal-themed gifts… the creative ideas for this theme are endless.
3. Boy or girl?
If you already know the sex of your baby, you may want to use this to inspire your party. There are plenty of baby shower themes for boys and baby shower themes for girls to choose from – and you may simply go for the classic colorways with decorations, foods, and drinks to match (hello bubblegum lemonade!). You might also go with a neutral color palette, or a mix, and play a fun “guess boy or girl” game with your besties who don’t yet know.
4. Nursery rhyme time
Singing to your baby is a great way to connect, so take inspiration from a classic nursery rhyme, like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, for a cute, classic baby shower theme. Soft whites and blues with touches of silver or gold and twinkly fairy lights make for a soft and gentle theme to celebrate your baby. And maybe request some nursery rhyme books on your gift registry so you never forget the words!
5. Afternoon tea
Enjoy some low-key elegance for your baby shower, with a refined afternoon tea theme. Fresh flowers, dainty cakes, and maybe even some classical music will help you relax and celebrate.
Modern themes for baby showers
Feeling a bit more adventurous? These fun baby shower themes will bring the wow-factor to your celebration!
Masses of country-style foliage, pampas grass, a naked cake centerpiece, and natural textures like wicker and hessian bring this oh-so photogenic baby shower theme to life. Have it in your back yard or local park, and embrace mother nature. A subtle color scheme helps keep this loud theme under control. Flower crowns will make you and guests feel even more special!
If minimal is more your thing, it’s easy to create a beautiful baby shower with maximum wow-factor. Choosing all-white for your decor, dress code, food and drinks, and gift items is a stylishly modern way of doing a baby shower.
8. Winter wonderland
Embrace the season for a simple but modern baby shower idea. Get cosy with your nearest and dearest with delicious hot chocolate drinks and cookies. Winter foliage and wooden accents, with icy white and silver snowflake decor, will make for a stunning, gender-neutral theme.
9. Summer daze
Expecting your bundle of joy in the warm summer months? Why not go all out with a summer beach party theme, with colourful inflatable decorations, a paddling pool to cool down those (slightly) swollen feet of yours, and go all-out Hawaiian with some floral leis for your guests.
After all, everyone loves a pun! Some yummy honey flavor cakes or drinks, a black and yellow (or gold) colour scheme, and whimsical floral displays will create a nature-loving theme for any mama-to-be(e).
Whether you’re celebrating the joy a rainbow baby can bring, or simply love the bright and colorful things in life, there’s nothing that shouts “celebration!” more than rainbow colors. Try a rainbow-inspired balloon arch for an awesome photo backdrop and colorful fruit smoothies to pull together this fun baby shower theme.
12. Ready to ‘pop’
If you’re feeling like the balloon ready to burst, this theme is a great way to show off your sense of humor! Think all things “pop”– popcorn, champagne (non-alcoholic fizz for you), and balloons! Celebrate your event with a joyful playlist for a fun-filled baby shower to remember.
Unique baby shower themes
Looking for a way to bring a bit of you to the celebrations, why not use something you love as the inspiration for your baby shower theme?
13. Your favorite color
Sounds simple, but can be so effective. Use your favourite color to inspire balloons and garlands, cake decorations, gifts, and drinks. They’ll be photos you’ll love to look back on!
14. Nursery decor
Consider how you’re decorating your baby’s nursery and use that theme for your gift requests and decorations for your baby shower too. Whether it’s nautical, dinosaurs, fairies, unicorns, or nature-lover — anything goes!
15. Your favorite place
If you’ve always loved to travel, use your favorite destination as inspiration for a creative baby shower theme. Love Italy? Serve tasty pasta dishes, yummy gelato, and use the green, white, and red flag colours for your decor. Guaranteed to take you to your happy place.
16. Mocktail hour
If, pre-pregnancy, cocktail hour was your fave time of day, why not throw together a mocktail-party style baby shower? Get glammed up and get your besties together for a fun mocktail masterclass and invent your new signature drink.
17. Get crafty
If crafting is more your cup of tea, enjoy your baby shower by creating things to decorate the baby’s nursery like bunting, or wreaths. If you’re more conscious of your impact on the wider environment, you can ask for good-quality pre-loved or upcycled gifts, too.
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