Choose a theme that suits the style of baby shower party that you are throwing. Will it be girls-only, or will the new dad and some male friends be attending? Will it be a formal affair at a hired venue, a less formal party at the home of one of the hosts, or a very casual event in a park or at a restaurant?
The idea that you have for the baby shower theme can be influenced by the gender of the baby, and what the mum-to-be likes. If the mum-to-be would like everyone to know the baby’s gender, you can plan the party around a boy or girl theme.
Baby Shower Ideas: Themes
Here is a list of ideas for different themes that you can adapt to suit your baby shower.
Pink for girls and blue for boys are classic baby shower themes, but of course they will only be appropriate if the new mum knows the gender of her baby and is happy for everyone else to know it too. Spark it up a bit by adding a second colour: perhaps blue and white? Or pink and gold? Colour themes give your guests lots of ideas for baby shower gifts too.
Teddy Bear theme
This is a gender-neutral theme with lots of cute possibilities! From teddy bears on the invitations, to teddy bear decorations, it should be easy to get some ideas to keep this theme going. Tie pink or blue bows on your teddy bears if you want to let people know the gender of the baby. Food ideas can include using tiny teddy biscuits to decorate cakes or slices, or making bear-shaped pastries.
Farmyard, Noah’s Ark or Zoo theme
Animal themes are lots of fun, they are gender-neutral and quite easy to stick to as you can find ideas for invitations and decorations for all budgets. Using a farmyard, Ark or zoo theme also gives a range of animals for guests to choose from if they are stuck for ideas!
If you know that a baby girl is expected, this theme is a nice idea. Princesses are all the rage among little girls, and with this theme you can make the mum-to-be a princess for the day. Toy tiaras, lots of pink satin and bows and plenty of glitter will hep make this baby shower a right royal occasion.
This is a good one if your new parents are expecting a little boy. Invitations and decorations can use generic train pictures or you can use a character like Thomas the Tank Engine. A large enough toy train carriage can even make a useful platter to serve food!
Children’s Book theme
This idea can open the baby shower up to a really wide range of possibilities! Use characters from nursery rhymes or favourite children’s books for invitations and decorations – buy a bunch of inexpensive children’s books, such as the Little Golden Book range, which can be given to baby after the shower. Get the guests involved in this idea too, ask them to give their own favourite children’s book as a baby shower gift.
ABC Blocks theme
Another good gender-neutral theme, having little building blocks with letters and numbers scattered around can make for a great decorative touch – plus the blocks can be gathered together for a nice present for baby at the end of the party.
Rubber Ducky theme
Inexpensive rubber ducks make colourful and fun decorations – and you can stretch the duck idea by continuing with a yellow theme through your food and games as well.