September 19, 2016
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Moms-to-be look forward to the day when their close friends and family get together to celebrate the baby-on-its-way. And if we are being honest, she’s also excited about receiving all the baby gear and advice. Here are 11 themes for making that next baby shower extra special. By getting creative with the theme, decor, and food and drink menu, everyone is guaranteed to have a fantastic time.
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Fun Baby Shower Theme Ideas
A vintage inspired baby shower is perfect because it can be put together using inexpensive decorations and materials that you probably already have. Chalkboard signs, hanging poms, and different shaped vases and mason jars filled with colorful flowers are just some of the décor items that go into creating a charming atmosphere. For more ideas, visit lilyshop.com.
Even if camping is not your thing, you’ll love this rustic/outdoorsy themed baby shower. Create the menu around favorite camping foods such as s’mores, moon pies, trailmix, and coffee drinks. For more ideas, visit dwellinginhappiness.com
- Classic Storybooks
Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are, The Cat in the Hat, and Very Hungry Caterpillar are just some of the favorite books we loved to read as children. Why not use the books you loved most as inspiration for your baby shower? The blog Hostess with the Mostess has great decoration and food ideas for a classic storybook themed party.
A whimsical-themed baby shower accented with flowers, butterflies, birdcages, gilded décor, and dreamy colors will leave guests absolutely spellbound. There are so many ways to approach the theme – polished and romantic or quirky and charming. Check out this whimsical chic baby shower thrown by karaspartyideas.com.
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- Game of Thrones
Fans of the hit show will love this baby shower with a Game of Thrones theme. The vibe is classically majestic with decorative crowns, glowing candles, wine filled goblets, banners, and accents of brass and rich jewels tones. Guests feast from a menu of fresh fruit and cheeses. For more ideas, check out Inspired By This.
- Ready to Pop
Ready To Pop is perfect if you are looking for a theme that is fun and easy. Be creative when thinking about all the ways you can incorporate “pop” into the décor and menu. Balloons, party poppers, champagne, festive flavored popcorn, gourmet pop-tarts, cake-pops are some ideas to get you started. For more inspiration, visit projectnursery.com
- What Will It Bee?
The “What Will It Bee?” theme is great for expectant moms choosing not to know the gender of their baby. Revolving around the bee motif, colors are yellow, black, and white and key menu items are sweetened with honey. Make a ballot box for guests to vote on whether they think it will be a boy or a girl. For more ideas, check out yourhomebasedmom.com.
Nautical is a fun baby shower theme for the mom-to-be who is expecting a boy (though, it is perfectly fine for a baby girl as well). Décor includes anchors, ships, nautical stripes, and lighthouses while food is up to you. But be sure to have snack bowls of classic goldfish crackers, Swedish fish, and saltwater taffy. For more inspiration, visit sisterssuitcaseblog.com.
- French Café
The mom-to-be’s favorite movie is Amélie and she loves all things French. Make her daydreams come true by throwing her a baby shower with French café theme. Start by translating all the party signage such as banners and menus into French (baby is bébé). Food can be what you find at a French bakery – croissants, macarons, and quiche. Offer guests refreshments of coffee, tea, and lemonade. And since most French cafés serve alcohol, it’s perfectly acceptable to have a bottle of French wine on hand. Check out Kojodesigns for more ideas.
- Hot Air Balloon
The sight of a hot air balloon in the sky is uplifting and joyous. Baby showers are happy occasions and to plan one around a hot air balloon theme is a great idea. Be imaginative when it comes to décor and food. Get into the spirit by making cloud shaped cookies, little hot air balloon table pieces, and an “up, up, and away” banner. Visit pepperdesignblog.com for more ideas.
- Make Way for the Jedi
Make your baby shower an excuse to indulge in your obsession with Star Wars. Even those who don’t share your enthusiasm for the movie will be charmed by this Make Way for the Jedi baby shower theme. Use favorite characters and memorable scenes as inspiration for décor and food. Wookie cookies, jedi juice, and warrior water are just some of the fun ideas you’ll find at welcomtothemousehouse.com.
The days of planning baby showers around the idea that blue is for boys and pink is for girls are over. When planning your next shower, be creative and have fun with the theme. And keep in mind that the best showers are those that express the expectant mom’s personality and unique interests.