A baby shower is one of the most fun parties to plan. With so many baby shower themes and ideas to choose from, the hard part will be narrowing down which baby shower ideas to bring to life. Be it a baby shower for a girl, boy or a gender-neutral shower, we know all the creative ideas and vendors to get you started. Keep reading to discover cute baby shower themes and ideas a mama-to-be is sure to love.
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Baby Shower Themes for Girls
Pretty in Pink Baby Shower Theme
A pretty in pink baby shower theme is for the girly mum who’s having a girl. This theme calls for luxurious details, whimsical decor, and a double dose of pink. Buy pink tablecloths, cutlery, paper plates, and cups. Decorate the venue with a bunch of pink flowers and helium balloons. Include giant pink tissue pompoms, cute centerpieces, and a lovely photo booth. Serve pink fruits like watermelon, raspberries, and strawberries. Include mini pink tacos, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a bowl of pink candies. Decorate cupcakes with pink sprinkles for even more fun. Thank the guest for attending by giving out pink umbrellas or rose petal bath bombs.
Ladybug Baby Shower Theme
A ladybug baby shower is a great shower theme for the mom-to-be who knows she’s having a little lady, especially in the spring and summer months. It is also a great option for the expectant mom who isn’t a huge fan of the color pink. This shower idea works great for an outside day or evening baby shower. Shop for decorations like red and black balloons, polka dot-designed table clothes, red and black gift wraps, and ribbons. For table centerpieces, take mason jars and place artificial ivy branches in them. Sprinkle pretend ladybugs, bees, and fireflies in the jar. Add a small strand of battery-powered twinkle lights if it’s an evening shower. For a light snack, serve mini pizzas using pepperoni with some black olives. For desserts, ladybug cupcakes and lady bug-shaped cookies would do. Create an amazingly cute food table by adding colorful fruit kabobs, red jello salads, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a vegetable tray filled with sliced red peppers, black olives, radishes, and cherry tomatoes. Provide bowls of black and red candies. If you’re having a cake, create a ladybug cake topper. For drinks, make some raspberry tea or punch. Send guests home with favor bags filled with little chocolates, flower seed packets, a jar of red candies, red candles, or ladybug-shaped soaps.
Princess Baby Shower Theme
When it comes to parties, princess parties never go out of style. The new baby girl will be treated like a princess, so there’s no better way to celebrate than throwing a princess-themed baby shower. For a color scheme, shades of pale pinks and gold or purple and gold will make your celebration seem like something out of a royal palace. Decorate the venue with regal symbols like castles, crowns, bows, and thrones. A castle cake should definitely be the cake of choice. If you want something simpler, you can go with a plain white cake topped with a tiara or gold-colored cake topper. Ice cupcakes and decorate with a pretty fondant tiara, edible sugar beads, or glitters. Hand out pretty necklaces and bracelets, make-up items, lip balm, or cupcakes in cute containers.
Tea Party Baby Shower Theme
A tea party baby shower theme calls for the utmost elegance. This posh theme is one of the prettiest baby shower themes and a great way to welcome your baby girl. Deck out the space in pretty pastels, floral prints, delicate chinas, fancy vintage cups, and saucers. What better way to have a tea party than having tea party sandwiches. Sandwich options can include ham and mustard, cucumber, egg mayonnaise, cheese, and pickle. Cut off the crust to add to the elegant setting. Warm scones with jam, butter, or cream spread are a must after the sandwiches. Other food options include cookies, macaroons, muffins, and of course the classic victoria sponge cake. It wouldn’t be a tea party without tea. Different teas you can serve are English breakfast tea, iced tea, green tea, rose tea, mint tea, chamomile tea, and lemon tea. For your tea party baby shower favors, send guests home with relaxing herbal tea bath sachets, tea light candles, ceramic tea bag dishes, and floral goodie bags.
Little Mermaid Baby Shower Theme
Whether you’re a fan of Disney’s My Little Mermaid or not, all of your family and friends will be sure to enjoy all of the things that you’ll have planned to match a mermaid theme. Get creative with all things under the sea. Choose colors like purples, greens, blues, and aquas. To create a stream of bubbles, blow up white or transparent helium balloons of various sizes, and hang them in an upward spiral shape from smallest to largest. A mermaid backdrop that is reminiscent of the ocean is a stunning setup for this theme. Decorate with seashells, mermaid balloons, mermaid tablecloths, and napkins that have mermaid tails or scales as a design. A mermaid-themed cake should be the star of the show. Starfish sandwiches, starfish cookies, seas shell cupcakes, crab croissants, octopus dip dish, fish marshmallows, and ocean-dipped strawberries, are all great food options. Thank guests for attending by giving out sea shell candles, mermaid bath bombs, mermaid lip balms, mermaid enamel pins, mermaid bracelets, or mermaid pens.
Gender Neutral Baby Shower
Ready to Pop Baby Shower Theme
There is so much versatility in what you can do with this theme. Pop can mean a lot of things, giving it so many decor, food, and party favor ideas. Balloons are an obvious decor choice. Cover them up with tulles or tassels. What’s another item that pops? push pop confetti poppers. Yep! This would add lots of fun and “pops” to the party. Different flavors of popcorn should be the main star for your themed food. Champagne, soda pop, cake pops, and popsicles should be included in the menu. A pop-music soundtrack playing in the background would be a nice touch. Say thank you to your guests by giving out toy party poppers or popcorn favor boxes as party favors.
Mama to Bee Baby Shower Theme
The only thing sweeter than honey is the arrival of a new baby. This is a fun, playful, and gender-neutral baby shower theme that will have everyone buzzing. Asides from being a bee-autiful baby shower theme, it’s also a great gender reveal party theme. It’s a super cool alternative to the traditional pink or blue gender reveal. The colors of the day are yellow, black, and white. For food, go with honey-themed appetizers, honeycomb-shaped snacks, ball jars, and brown-paper goodies. A honeycomb cake is a perfect addition for your queen or king-bee-to-be. Tiny honey pots or beeswax lip balms make buzz-worthy baby shower favors.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower Theme
Nursery rhymes are a classic go-to for baby shower themes. This theme is for baby girls, boys or gender neutral baby showers. I love the fact that it’s quite easy to bring together. Decorate the party zone with some fancy star and moon gold balloons, fairy lights, star string lights, and star marquee lights. A star-shaped cake would be the star of the shoe. Frost and decorate with edible gold glitter and edible gold sugar beads. Twinkle up cupcakes and star cookies. Cut sandwiches into star and moon shapes. For the baby shower favors or for treat bags, you can tie on a cute star thank you tag.
Succulent Baby Shower Theme
A succulent baby shower theme is a favorite. It’s trendy and quite easy to pull off. These themes are dedicated to those who love to find creative and beautiful ways to welcome babies into the world. Their natural greens, light blues, and dusty purples make this theme effortlessly gender neutral and visually soothing. Decorate with cactus and succulent decors including balloons, tassels, and centerpieces. Serve cookies in succulent-green frosting, cactus macaroons, and succulent cupcakes. Cute party favor ideas would be succulent plant candles or a mini succulent plant.
Woodland Baby Shower Theme
This is a popular and versatile shower theme that can be used for baby boy, baby girl or even used gender-neutral. It is the perfect baby shower theme for a fall or winter baby shower. Nature lovers, this is for you because this theme is the closest to nature you can get. To pull this off, go with natural, earthy tones, and a few vintage elements. Combine some cute cheerful animals with woodland details such as woods, florals, pine cones, mushrooms. Place your cake on a tree-trunk cake stand and add assortment of brown and white desserts. A nice cold chocolate drink would go perfectly with the theme.
Baby Shower Themes for boys
Little Prince Baby Shower Theme
This is a classic baby shower theme that will suit any mom-to-be expecting a boy. A simple blue, white, and gold detail with shiny stars would do. Oh, and don’t forget the crown. The theme should give royalty vibes. It should give class and elegance. For decoration, go with gold decorations, adorned with blue lining, a blue balloon garland, and regal crown centerpieces. For food; a crown cake-topper and cake pops with blue frosting and edible blue glitter would set the tone for a prince baby shower theme.
Sports Baby Shower Theme
Welcome your little guy to the team with a sports-themed baby shower. If the mom-to-be has a favorite sports team, you can narrow the theme down, and base it around her team’s colors. There are endless opportunities when going for a sports baby shower theme, For decoration, the color scheme and decorations would depend on the sport and team you’re going for. A basketball-themed party lends itself to black and orange; a baseball-themed party could be more about red, white, and green. Also include helmets or jerseys in your decorations. For food, decorate cake pops, cupcakes, or cookies to look like balls (e.g. basketballs, footballs, or baseballs) including. Have everyone wear their favorite team jersey or shirts.
Nautical Baby Shower Theme
Ahoy, it’s a boy. A cute and simple option for a boy’s baby shower is a nautical theme. It’s easy to decorate, you just need to infuse the colors; blue, yellow, and white into your theme. Decorate with nautical anchors, treasure chests, lanterns, and shells. Incorporate rope accents into your decor. Some seafood on the menu will make this party a huge success. Food options include crabby cakes, sailboat deviled eggs, crab-shaped sandwiches, goldfish crackers, and lighthouse lemonades. Give out anchor keychains, small sailor hats, or sailboat votive candles as party favors.
Little Man Baby Shower Theme
This cute baby shower theme for a boy really celebrates the mom-to-be’s little man. The party is a great opportunity to provide guests with a laugh and we guarantee you would have a blast celebrating. White, silver, and blue are the colors that dominate this theme with a mustache as its central motif. When it comes to a mustache-themed shower, there are many choices as regards food and decorations. The possibilities are endless. Serve mustache-shaped sugar cookies, cupcakes, and mustache-shaped cake, or decorate a rectangular cake with mustaches. This baby shower theme can go alongside any other baby shower theme for boys.
Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower Theme
This hot air balloon baby shower celebrates the parents-to-be and their love of travel. This is also something they hope to instill in the life of their baby boy. Pastel shades such as ivory, mint green, and baby blue palette, as well as balloons and lanterns, dominate the décor of this theme. The décor could also double up as room décor for your baby’s nursery after the party. Adding floral to the balloon centerpieces gives the event a natural elegance.