Baby showers are a great way to celebrate a bundle of joy, but they don’t always require pastel colours and rattle-infused decor. Check out the list below for some creative baby shower theme ideas.
1. “Welcome to the jungle” shower
Babies and small children love animals. Decorate the shower using animal prints, foliage and cute critter imagery, and then encourage guests to bring gifts related to that theme. This will help you build up a collection of animal-themed toys, decor and clothes, and it can be a helpful way to design an animal-themed baby room.
2. “Big news” baby shower
It’s big news for any mom that a baby is on the way, so consider decorating your baby shower around a vintage newspaper theme. Print the invitations in the form of a vintage newspaper front page, and then hand out small baby shower party favours wrapped in newsprint. You can extend this theme by using newspaper tablecloths, having typewritten place-cards and once the baby is born, announcing him or her with an old-fashioned press release.
3. “Bun in the oven” shower
Take this play on words and turn it into a delicious baby shower theme with a baked goods party, then make fresh bun sandwiches for every guest who comes to your celebration. You can also make cinnamon buns, cakes or cookies so all of your guests can enjoy baked treats in honour of the little one on the way.
4. “Rain shower” shower
Decorate the ceiling and walls above the food table at a baby shower with handmade tissue paper white clouds. Use blue construction paper to create rain drops, and attach them with string to the clouds as if it’s raining. You can also use pastel yellow to show the sun peeking through the clouds, but ensure that you stick with a baby-appropriate colour palette. Once you have the walls finished, turn your attention to the decor. Adorn your tables with pastel blue and white cloud images, and incorporate them as cupcake toppings, straw-holders, napkins and more.
5. “Shower-time” shower
Fill your baby shower with bath and shower-related items like rubber ducks, bubbles and vintage metal tubs. Then, encourage guests to bring gifts related to splash-time fun. You’ll end up with a useful collection of bath toys and products, which will be handy once your little one arrives.
Refresh the idea of a baby shower with a unique and inventive theme. These are just some of the many ways you can turn a baby shower into something to remember. With a little creativity, baby showers can be both fun for attendees and appropriate for the baby on-the-way.