A Peek at the Fun: If you’re planning a baby shower and need inspiration, this guide to baby shower ideas covers everything from invitations to decorations, baby shower games to great themes and even baby gifts. I will help you plan your baby shower from start to finish and you’ll make it amazing!
I’m realizing the sad truth that most of my friends are out of the baby having phase and I miss getting my hands on those sweet little bundles of joy! So when someone I know does have a baby, I go a little crazy!
Baby shoes, cute little onesies, the sweet smell of a newborn. It’s just too good.
And you know I love to throw a great party, so a baby shower seems like the perfect celebration!
If you’re planning a baby shower, you’ve got a lot of details to figure out and I’ve got tons of baby shower ideas for you. Everything from baby shower themes to baby shower games, decorations and centerpieces and everything you’ll need to throw the best shower ever!
Whether you’ve already got a little bit of inspiration and just need to fill in the details, or you’re starting from scratch and need to plan everything, hopefully, these baby shower ideas will cover everything you need!
Baby Shower Ideas:
As you begin to plan your baby shower, there are a few things to consider.
- How many guests do you plan to invite?
- What kind of shower do you want to throw and what kind of shower does your mom-to-be prefer?
- Do you want a full party with decorations and games or a simple gathering with food and chatter? Think about this before you begin your planning.
- Do you want to pick a theme for the shower or just keep it general?
- Do you want to serve a meal or just snacks? Dessert?
- Pick a date and time because this may impact some of your other decisions like what food to serve.
Once you’ve got a basic idea of what you want the shower to be like, you can begin to fill in the details.
Baby Shower Themes:
It can make it easier to plan your baby shower if you start with a theme. Then you can frame everything else around it from invitations to decorations. There are so many fun and creative baby shower themes to choose from, it can be hard to pick one!
From a simple It’s a Boy or It’s a Girl theme or something more creative (it doesn’t even have to have a traditional baby angle), once you’ve got your theme, the rest of the planning should become much easier!
So start brainstorming some cute baby shower themes. Here’s some help!
These are a few cute baby boy shower themes that I loved!
Or here are some more baby boy shower themes to get the wheels turning in your mind:
Now if you’re looking for something a little bit pinker, here are a few favorites:
And here are some more girl baby shower themes for you (along with a few more gender neutral ones):
So start browsing and picking a fun baby shower theme. If you don’t know the gender of the baby, many of these ideas could be used as gender neutral ideas too. If you’re like me, the trouble will be narrowing down all of the many options! So many cute baby shower theme ideas to choose from, right? Be sure to pick something that you will have fun putting together and that the mom-to-be will love!
Here’s a list of some more ideas that you could think of using:
- Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
- Under the Sea
- Aloha Baby!
- Guess Hoo’s Expecting (Owl Themed)
- Little Monkey
- Little Man
- A Princess was Born
Baby Shower Invitations:
Once your baby shower theme is picked, it’s time to invite your guests! There are many ways to do this. You can make your own by hand or on the computer, send the information by email, or make baby shower invitations online.
Here are some super cute online options from Basic Invite that I fell in love with. (This could also be a fun way to pick a theme for your shower-browse through the invitations like ocean baby shower invitations or chic baby shower invitations. Browse through some of these and see what you like and then you can pick a theme that way! Or pick your theme and see what they’ve got to match.)
If you order from Basic Invite, you’ll have options to choose from like tons of colors for the invitations and for the envelopes, so you can really customize this to your shower! You’ll also get instant online previews and can request a sample as well. AND, you can have your guests give their address through a social media link and they will automatically be added by basic invite to your invitations and your job gets that much easier!
However you do your invitations, get them made and sent with plenty of time for your guests to plan for the baby shower!
Baby Shower Decoration Ideas:
Some of your decorations are going to depend on the theme of your shower, so refer back to some of the cute baby shower themes I mentioned above and if you’re using one of those, check out their decoration ideas. But here are some cute, more non-specific baby shower decorations that you might want to try if you’re not having a specific theme or just to add to the mix for your theme.
I love this cute diaper cake as a baby shower centerpiece. It’s cute for the shower and then makes a great gift for mom. You can cover it with as many small baby items as you’d like or keep it simple. Either way, it’s so cute and fun!
Along the same lines, this cute baby sock bouquet is a super cute idea and would make a fun centerpiece!
What about something as adorable as this little teddy bear with balloons!? Isn’t that cute? And be sure to check out this full line of cute baby shower decorations. There are simple banners and balloon decor and there are bigger, full shower items if you prefer to order things instead of DIYing it.
There are just so many cute ideas out there.
Here are some more that you should check out:
- Baby Shower Fruit Tray
- Baby Shower Diaper Wreath
- Diaper Cake Castle
- Baby Clothes Bunting
- Bright and Colorful Decor
- Balloon Backdrop
- Make Your Own Bunting
- Creative Food Ideas
Get creative and have fun! You can decorate as much or as little as you’d like!
Baby Shower Games:
Baby shower games can be tricky. If you’re planning to play games at your shower, you’re going to want to pick some fun ones that won’t leave your guests cringing. Some people opt for no games, but then there’s the problem of keeping your guests entertained during the shower. If you’re going to play games at your baby shower, make sure to keep them fun so that your guests enjoy themselves. Here are some suggestions.
You can keep it super simple with something like a baby shower gift bingo game that the guests simply play while the mom-to-be opens the presents. This is one of the most low key baby shower games but can still be a lot of fun.
Another favorite of mine is the baby shower candy bar matching game. I’ve played this one at showers and the guests have gotten a kick out of it!
Have you played that one? It’s a lot of fun to come up with fun candy bars to match the cards and guests usually get a good laugh at their prizes. Be sure to check that one out.
If you want to get a little more involved, try these fun minute to win it baby shower games. They are fast-paced and funny (and quick since they each just take a minute). Play them all or pick and choose a few favorites. EIther way, I think you are going to totally love these!
Here’s a great list of hilarious baby shower games you could try as well.
Whatever you choose, make sure to have FUN playing your baby shower games!
Baby Shower Favors:
Baby showers are just a fun added touch to the end of the shower, something to make your guests smile as they head home. And there are so many cute ideas out there that it’s hard to point you in the right direction! But here are a few of our favorites.
You know I love things that are both cute and punny and these cute and punny baby shower favors are the best! (These could also work well as baby shower prizes.) You’re going to love some of these. Cute EOS printables, baby bottle cookie jars, just a lot of cute things.
Or try something super simple that you can just add a “thanks for coming” tag to like these cute gumball favors:
A couple more cute ones to check out:
- Thanks for Making Today Sweet
- DIY Bath Bombs
- Mini “Champagne” Bottles
- Many of these Thank You Gifts could work great as well
- Thank You for Being Sweet
- Mini Bundt Cakes
- Onesie Baby Shower Favor
And to be honest, anything can work as a baby shower favor. It doesn’t have to be anything too cutesy or special unless you want it to be. Just have fun with whatever you do.
There you go. You’ve got ALL KINDS of baby shower ideas now, right?! Are you ready to plan a killer baby shower?
Have FUN with these baby shower ideas!
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