Planning and hosting a baby shower is a huge deal! You will have to find the perfect venue, or if you’re going to be holding it at home, you will need some cool ornaments setting the theme of your party and fun activities for your guests to play. If you already know what gender the baby is going to be, it will make it easier to choose accessories and decor for the shower. To make your task easier, we have collected 25 fun and awesome baby shower party ideas. Hopefully, you will be able to take some inspiration from these and make it into your own!
1. A Mexican Theme – Hip Baby Shower Party Ideas
Who doesn’t love Mexican themed parties? Mexican food and decor will bring life and fun to anything! If you love Mexican parties just as much as we do, you might consider using it as the main theme of your baby shower! Besides getting all the standard party decor for your fiesta, for example, pinatas and ponchos, make sure the food is all about Mexico as well! Besides making nachos and burritos, why not bake some cookies for the guests as well? You can create cactus, chilli and even taco shaped cookies. On the taco shaped cookies, write up with icing, “taco ’bout a baby,” just for that special effect. This would make amazing baby shower themes for boys and girls!
2. Sign the Letter – Great Activities for the Guests
How about creating something special for the baby, who is not yet born, on their baby shower? Check out this one of many cute baby shower ideas! If you already know what name you are going to give the child, get the first letter of his or her name cut out on a thick piece of paper or some wood. Place it on a table at the baby shower, asking everyone to sign it or send a message. This will be a great thing to look at in the years to come, especially for the baby. This will be a treasure in his or her life.
3. Messages on Diapers – Baby Showers Themes for Boys
Create a whole table of creativity for your baby shower. String up diapers or onesies, on a clothesline, on which your guests will have to write or draw something. This activity will need different sorts of fabric paint or fabric pens. So allow your guests to get creative, and design and decorate the baby’s clothes. Your guests will love this idea, not to mention you will have a dozen of cute and unique onesies to dress your baby up in!
4. A Healthy Food Stand – Baby Shower Party Ideas
Throw an adorable baby shower! While playing some activities is always a great thing to do at these parties, you also need to think about what sort of baby shower food you are going to serve! When you are pregnant, you want to eat as many healthy foods as possible, because you need to supply your bundle of joy with all sorts of nutrients! So respecting the mother’s needs, have an array of healthy foods at a food stand is a great idea. You can place yummy fruits on the table, as well as tasty sandwiches and some refreshing lemonade!
5. Floating Clouds – Great Ornaments for the Shower
Hosting a fun party also means decorating the venue with some awesome baby shower decor! Creating clouds are great baby shower party ideas, they look bubbly and create a happy and peaceful atmosphere. Using cotton wool isn’t the only way of making ornament clouds, you can also attach a multitude of white balloons to each other, to create that fluffy effect. Try hanging strings of coloured pieces of paper from the clouds, representing rain. If you are having a gender-based party, you can have either pink or blue pieces of paper coming out of the clouds in the rain.
6. Photo Booth Frame – Taking Some Memories
Remember to take some photos of the baby shower! Trust us, you will want to look back at the party in a few years and remember how fun it was! The best way of taking photos is by using a photo booth frame as a prop! Cut out the shape of a frame from cardboard. Depending on whether the baby is going to be a girl or boy, you can decorate the frame with pink or blue baby shoes, socks, onesies or bibs.
7. A Winter Wonderland – Winter Baby Shower Party Ideas
Is your baby due to arrive during wintertime? That means you will probably be hosting your baby shower during the winter months as well! If so, centre your whole baby shower party around the theme of winter. You can cut snowflakes out of paper and hang them from the ceiling. Also, draw and cut out small snowmen, penguins and polar bears, sticking them on the walls. You might also consider placing snowflakes on the bottoms of each glass. This winter wonderland vibe is sure to be a hit!
8. Beer in Baby Bottles – Fun Games for the Men
If there are a few men coming to your baby shower, invent a fun drinking game for them that is linked to the theme of the party – babies! Buy as many baby bottles, as many people will want to play this drinking game. Fill each bottle up with beer, then announce a contest, whoever finishes their beer from their baby bottle first will win a fantastic prize! This small drinking game will definitely bring some fun to your baby shower!
9. Suggest Some Names – Cute Baby Shower Ideas
You might have trouble deciding on what name the baby should have. Maybe you like a name, which your partner detests. That’s okay though! Why don’t you ask your guests for a few suggestions on what to name the baby? You can place some pieces of paper next to a glass bowl or jar, then ask them to write names on the slips of paper before throwing it in. If you don’t know the gender of the baby yet, you can also get two colours of paper, blue and pink. Have the guests write the girls’ names on the pink slips and the boys’ names on the blue.
10. A Jar of Honey – Bee Inspired Party
If you love bees and honey, use them as inspiration for your baby shower! Cut out the shapes of bees on small pieces of paper, hanging them from the ceiling or sticking them on the walls of the venue. You might also want the food served at the baby shower to contain a lot of honey. If you like this idea, create your invitations to represent this theme of honey and bees as well.
11. Mother to Bee – Baby Shower Party Ideas
As we mentioned before, bees and honey provide so much inspiration for a party! So, why not use them for your baby shower as well? Use hexagon-shaped boxes as decoration, symbolizing honeycombs. Naturally, since we are talking about bees and honey, also place flowers in jars around the venue. For that additional play on words write up “Mama to bee” on some banners and hang this from a wall.
12. A Tasty Thank-You Gift – In Baby Bottles
Thank your guests for coming to your baby shower! There are a number of gifts you give to your guests, but here’s a great idea! If you love baking at home and you have a special cookie or brownie recipe, which everyone loves, place the dry ingredients in baby bottles. All they will need to do at home is add some milk, butter or eggs to it.
13. Gender Reveal Baby Shower – He or She
Are you thinking about combining your baby shower with a gender reveal party as well? Here’s a fun idea on how to invite your guests into the venue. Get a blackboard and write up “He or she? Come in and see!” You can highlight the colours of the words with either pink or blue chalk.
14. Cute Succulents – Perfect Thank-You Gifts
Express your gratitude towards your guests for coming to your baby shower! Get some cute baby shower thank-you presents for them! We recommend getting everyone succulents in a pot, which they can take home with themselves. Succulents are great choices because they don’t need much attention to grow, not to mention they look beautiful and will be the perfect addition to any household!
15. Secret Garden Theme – Baby Shower Themes for Girls
Is your baby going to be a girl? Decorate your venue with an array of floral ornaments to bring a more girly vibe to the party. You might consider giving your whole party an enchanted or secret garden atmosphere, by attaching hanging vines to the walls as well as the flowers. Small details such as these will give your baby shower a lovely and peaceful glow.
16. Photo Booth Props – Baby Shower Party Ideas
Are you planning on organizing a photo booth for your baby shower? It’s a fun activity to do with your friends and family, not to mention you are also creating memories to look back at in a few years. If so, make sure to get some photo booth props for your party. Cut out drawings attached to sticks will make the perfect props for your photos. You can have a bib, a baby bottle or a onesie for your guests to hold on to the pictures.
17. Sweet as Can Bee – A Very Sweet Shower
A theme that is becoming more and more popular at baby showers, is using bees and honey as inspiration. Using hexagon-shaped boxes or frames, you can create a resemblance to a honeycomb. You might also consider baking a cake and decorating it to look like a beehive. Use tones of yellow and brown for your overall colour theme. Don’t forget to use florals in your decor, as flowers are closely linked to bees!
18. Shades of Blue – Baby Shower Themes for Boys
Do you already know that your baby is going to be a boy? Use shades of blue and green to represent his gender. You can write “oh boy” on some banners, which you can string across a wall. Also, consider making a garland of balloons because this will give your baby shower a bit of life and fun. If you’d like a more natural vibe, you can place small fir trees around the venue or other sorts of plants of your preference.
19. A Jar of Honey – Thank-You Gift Ideas
Here is another great thank-you gift idea, if you have decided to centre your baby shower around the theme of bees and honey. Bake honey flavoured cupcakes for all the guests, and place them in clay pots that have “honey” or “hunny” written on them. You might also attach a small cut-out bee to the cupcake.
20. A Shower of Rain – Baby Shower Ideas for Girls
Are you trying to find some baby shower themes for girls? Having trouble finding an awesome idea on how to spruce up your baby shower’s decor? Create a cloud out of white balloons, with strings streaming down from it, each having small droplets of rain threaded onto it. This is a fun play on words, it’s showering at your baby shower!
21. Leave a Message – A Creative Guestbook
Create a guestbook, so all your guests will be able to leave a message or a thought for you and the baby! In a few years time, you will be able to look back at the messages and remember what a lovely baby shower you had. This will also be really special for the baby when they read these messages as an adult.
22. Virgin Mimosas – Non-alcoholic Drinks for the Party
As a pregnant lady can’t drink alcohol, make sure you serve virgin cocktails at the baby shower. This just means combining different sorts of juices or cordials with soda, instead of putting actual alcohol in them! So instead of mimosas, you will be serving “mom-osas”!
23. Serving the Drinks – In Baby Bottles
What better way is there to serve drinks at a baby shower, than in baby bottles? This is a funny and creative idea your guests will be sure to love! You can place straws in the baby bottles to make drinking easier for them.
24. Pink or Blue Drinks – Baby Shower Party Ideas
If you are planning to reveal the gender of your baby at your baby shower, make certain you have a lot of blue and pink decor. You might consider serving foods or drinks in either pink and blue as well, to get your guests ready for the gender reveal! You might like to serve pink lemonade with a berry blue cordial next to it.
25. Chair Decor – Spruce Up the Baby Shower
Decorating a whole venue takes a lot of time, but it’s totally worth it! You might consider decorating a few chairs as well. For example, for the mother’s chair, you can attach a sign saying “mother to be.” You can use colours for the sign according to the gender of the baby.
We trust that these 25 baby shower party ideas have given you some inspiration for your own baby shower ideas for girls and boys! If you are in search of other decor or party ideas, for example, wedding decoration ideas or bachelorette party ideas, just go to our website!