If you are organizing a baby shower for a friend or relative, you will no doubt be thinking about how you can make the day extra special for the mom to be. The good news is that there are lots of great tips and tricks you can do to make your baby shower unique.
You can create bespoke decorations, come up with some awesome games, give her some pampering, and even make your own website for kids where you could add pictures, poems, and messages for both mom and baby too!
Deciding on a theme for your baby shower is a first critical step, and this will inform everything else that you plan for going forward. Choosing a theme can be tricky, not least because your idea can be just about anything!
Our advice would be to think about the mom to be and her hobbies and interests.
- Is she a real girls girl, or does she prefer a more ‘no frills attached’ kind of vibe?
- Does she have any particular hobbies or interests you could incorporate into the theme?
- What about favorite colors or flowers that you could use as a starting point to get you going?
Have a good brainstorm and include any of her creative friends who might be able to come up with inspired ideas to see what you come up with.
You could even subtly consult the mom and dad to be as they could have a theme for the nursery, for example, which could be helpful to know as then guests could bring gifts that match it, making the occasion extra special and even more touching for the expectant mom.
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In the meantime, we’ve created a list of some fantastic baby shower themes that you can use for inspiration. These can help turn the baby shower you are planning into one to remember, and will be the perfect way to welcome the imminent arrival of a new little life into the world!
Animal themed shower
You can’t go wrong with an animal-themed baby shower. You could pick just one or make it a whole jungle out there! The good news about a theme like this is that it’s easy to source lots of decorations, gifts, and even outfits that can complement the theme making your job a little easier. From animal-shaped food to cuddly toys, and even guess the animal games, you’ll find lots of ways to make the baby shower wild!
Color themed shower
A simple yet effective theme is to pick the favorite color of the mom to be and then go all out, making absolutely everything that color. This is where lots of DIY decorations and food coloring can be super handy. You can even ask everyone to dress in that color for added effect too!
TV show themed shower
If you know of a favorite TV show that the expectant mom is a fan of, why not give them a massive surprise by theming your shower around it? There is lots of scope for dressing up and being silly, acting outlines and scenes and coming up with original games and quizzes around the show too.
Nautical themed shower
If she’d rather suffer from seasickness than morning sickness any day of the week, then why not get creative with a nautical themed shower? Stripes will be the hero of the hour as well as anything that gives the nod to the sea, such as underwater themed food and drink, and you could even sing a hearty sea shanty or two!
Wild West themed shower
Perhaps the mom to be is a little bored of everyone treating her like she’s super fragile and would love to forget about it for an afternoon and get in touch with her wild side once more? Well, if so, a wild west themed shower could be just the ticket.
Create a saloon-style backdrop, or think hay bales and lots of flannel shirts. Dress up as cowgirls and boys, and play games such as ‘lasso that baby’ or a good old fashioned ‘1,2,3…draw!’
Fairy creature themed shower
Get in touch with that childlike sense of wonder you had when you loved all things magical. Create an enchanted forest, add some sparkle, and fill the room with unicorns, fairies, and more to inspire everyone to believe in magic once more.
Vintage themed shower
Keep it classy and old school and theme your shower around all things vintage. Think hazy pinks and browns, romantic flowers, lots of lace. Perfect for the lady who loves to be ladylike. Milk jars, pretty napkins, candles, and pink lemonade can all make ideal additions to a cool vintage vibe.
Destination themed shower
If your pregnant friend or relative is just mad about a particular part of the world, you could theme your baby shower to remind her of the good old days. Doing so can also show her that while she might not be able to travel at the moment, you can bring all the best of any exotic destination right to her doorstep!
Teddy Bear themed shower
Another cute baby shower theme, if you want to keep it more kid-focused, is a teddy bear theme. These sweet and cuddly creatures will make her feel all warm and cozy inside. If the weather’s beautiful, why not have a teddy bears picnic – you could all bring your favorite teddy (we know you’ve still got it) and enjoy some food and games in the sunshine.
Minimalist themed shower
There are some ladies out there who prefer no fuss, and for this, a classy but minimalist approach is the best way forward. Forget loads of games or swapping of gruesome birth stories. Instead, keep it simple and sweet.
Get her closest friends and relatives, head somewhere you know she feels comfortable, eat some excellent food and enjoy good company, because it’s all about to change very soon (perhaps don’t remind her of that so much though)!
With these fantastic suggestions, you’ll hopefully have lots of ideas and inspiration to take forward and plan a unique, heart-warming baby shower for your friend or relative that will be perfect, unique, and just for them!