BABY SHOWER THEMES
|The baby shower theme will set the tone for party and help
you organize the baby shower. The baby shower theme will make ordering
decorations and deciding which
games to play simple.
You have lots of choices, so we have assembled a list some of the most popular baby shower
themes to help you. Remember when choosing a baby shower theme to consider what the
mommy-to-be will like, what your guests will enjoy and if the theme you choose will work
with where you are hosting the baby shower.
Eco-Friendly Green - Baby Shower
A Green Baby Shower is a
celebration of life. Demonstrate this theme by decorating with potted
plants and flowers. Natural greenery will add a nice feel to your shower
venue. Organic Baby gifts are perfect for Eco conscious parents, using
natural, BPA-free teethers, pacifiers and organic toys in beautiful
baskets make terrific decorations.
A holiday themed baby shower can create a very festive event.
Click here for some great
holiday themed baby shower ideas!
A Star is Born
Celebrate the little star on the way by decorating the baby shower with
stars and moons. Decorate with silver, yellow and blue colors with
star-shaped items and glitter for stardust. Create star stencils and
write cute information on each star (i.e., parents to be names,
grandparent’s names, “it’s a boy”, etc). Have each baby shower attendee
write a message on stars (advice for the new parents or congratulatory
messages and collect them).
Bring out all of your stuffed animals to use as decorations, play a game
of "baby animal match", serve pigs in a blanket as appetizers and send
your guests home with decorated bags of animal cookies! Who doesn't love
little baby animals?
Plan the baby shower around the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s
Baby Safety How-To Kit Checklist of 12 important home safety tips for
the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and other rooms. This could be one of the
most important parties your guests attend. A great way to help
indirectly prepare the new parents and a very useful baby shower while
Ask the women invited to the baby shower to bring a gift basket.
Everything in the gift basket should be part of a theme. Themes that can
be used include baby bathtubs, teddy bears, baby toys, baby safety, etc.
It's fun to see what everyone brings with this baby shower theme!
Book Baby Shower
Ask each guest to bring a favorite book. Guests can talk about their
memories of their favorite baby books. Mommy-to-be will receive a
wonderful assortment of books to start baby's library.
Everyone chooses their favorite cartoon character they were brought up
with and brings something for the baby with that cartoon character on
it. All the decorations have cartoon characters from new and old. The
cake, streamers, table cloths and more all would have cartoon
characters. Have cartoons playing on a television or a cd with cartoon
theme music. A great baby shower theme!
Couples baby showers are becoming more and more popular. Don't decorate
too cutesy to make the men feel more comfortable. Have fun with the guys
especially with the games by dividing into teams, women versus men.
All new parents know how quickly mommy-to-be will go through diapers.
Send invitations shaped like diapers with a safety pin. Every guest is
asked to bring a package of diapers and decorate the cake in the shape
of a package of diapers. A very funny recipe that is more for the
humorous crowd that doesn't gross out to easily is creating something
called "baby dip poop" where you make a chip dip that has refried beans
as one of the ingredients to give it the appearance of the "presents"
our babies leave us :)
Decorate the room with rubber duckies and ducky soaps of different
sizes. Add yellow balloons and streamers. Serve food using Baby Ducky
paper plates, cups and napkins. Bake a yellow cake with a big ducky
floating in a pond in the center.
Surprise Party Theme
Everyone loves a surprise party. Make sure not to scare the mommy-to-be
but plan a baby shower without her knowing and surprise her with a great
party full of memories! This is becoming more popular as the new
mommy-to-be will be grateful when arriving that all of her loved ones
are there and pulled off the baby shower without her knowing about it!
Dress up the room with great baby shower decorations and fun baby shower
games! Restaurants are always a popular place to have the baby shower!
Mad Hatter Baby
Have all the guests at the baby shower wear a hat and call it the Mad
Hatter Baby Shower Tea party! You are sure to get some laughs at how the
baby shower guests come in some funny hats. Make sure to take lots of
pictures as it will be a memorable party! Tell everyone they have to
keep their hat on for the entire party or make a donation to the new
If you wish to add a spiritual aspect to your baby shower, consider
making it a theme.
Baby shower party planners, go green by
planning and hosting an environmentally friendly baby shower. Also, some
green products can cost a lot of green, so also encourage guests to buy
the mommy-to-be green gifts.
For starters, for invitations it’s easy
to go paperless. Evite.com is great for baby shower invitations – it’s
free and there are lots of designs or you can design your own. It will
track your RSVPs and it’s really fun to see what people write when they
respond. Staying online, many people use Facebook to setup baby showers,
which also has the added benefit of everyone easily “friending” one
another to stay in touch after the shower and sharing congratulations.
If you’re really with the latest technology, you might even tweet about
the baby shower on your Twitter account. Make sure your invite message
mentions it’s a “green” baby shower!
If you decide to print or
invitations, use recycled stock paper. You can find great designs to
print your own and there are now tons of beautiful cards printed on
If you’re hosting the baby shower inside
someone’s home, decorate the room with flowers and plants in small pots.
They make great centerpieces and can be given to guests as game prizes
and party favors. Use other natural, biodegradable materials. You can
also decorate with soy candles placed inside baby food jars. Green M&Ms
across the tables are sure to delight the guests. Alternative choices to
the home for green baby showers include the beach, a park or someone’s
backyard if they have a nice garden.
When it comes time to serving food, if
you’re at a home do your best to not use paper products. This is pretty
simple if you make it a tea and serve on China or nice dinnerware.
Drinks can be served in glasses. If you must go with paper products,
choose recycled. As for the food, choose organic fruits, vegetables and
other ingredients. You may be able to make an outing with your co-hosts
to a local Farmers Market to pickup salad, apples, fresh herbs and
For fun, use games printed on recycled
paper. A fun game is to time guests while they try to list as many green
as they can – bonus points for what the celebs do to help the
The baby registry is obviously for the
mommy-to-be to decide, but if she is environmentally conscious, chances
are she will register for
organic and eco-friendly gifts at stores like Babies R Us, Target
and specialty baby boutique stores. Encourage guests to buy green
wherever possible. Mommy-to-be can also register at online stores, and
if she’s okay with including a registry note in the invite (see baby
shower etiquette), you can make everyone happy by telling the guests
they will save gas and their time by ordering online. Baby shower guests
can buy organic cotton clothing, blankets, etc. and gifts made from
recycled materials. Depending how mommy-to-be feels about hand me downs,
these also make great green gifts since babies usually outgrown clothes
before they look bad and most toys are good for hand me downs. Books are
perhaps the best hand me down.
Ask guests to wrap gifts in recycled bags
or boxes. Wrapping a present inside a baby blanket is a cute idea. You
can also place baby shower gifts in pretty baskets and boxes that the
mommy-to-be will be able to use in her nursery.
For baby shower thank you notes,
or even invitations, you might consider new “plantable” paper. After
they are used, this great paper can be planted to grow into plants or
When it comes time to clean
up, remember to recycle! Enjoy your green baby shower!
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