A baby shower marks the first official celebration for your baby-to-be. Whether you’re sharing baby shower ideas with your host or planning a shower of your own, a surefire way to make the day memorable is with standout decor, starting with invitations and ending with favours—and what better way to bring it all together than with a sweet theme?
With so many unique baby shower themes to choose from, the hard part will be narrowing down which baby shower ideas to bring to life. So we’re giving you a little inspiration. Here, we’ve selected a few of our favourite baby shower themes—plus some images from real-life baby showers that took those themes to spectacular new levels.
Nautical baby shower
Ahoy, it’s a boy! You’re about to set sail on one epic adventure to meet the newest member of your crew. When you return, you’ll be anchored in love.
A sea of baby blues or traditional blue and white with little pops of red (and/or gold) to top off the look. Welcome your guests aboard and ask them to write a sweet note to baby and leave their message in a bottle. Little wooden boats, seagulls, shells, white floral, little anchors, oars and maritime flags will add a nautical touch to your design.
Little Prince or Princess baby shower
What better way to welcome a little prince or princess into the world than by treating your guests (and your pregnant self) like royalty?
A royally refined room overflowing with baby blue, white and gold for the little prince or pastel pink, white and gold for the little princess. Embellishments of little gold crowns, matching floral and decadent feathers, gold candelabras, will help bring your royal experience together.
Cowboy / Cowgirl baby shower
Get ready to say “Howdy, partner!” to your little guy or girl with a western celebration. A rustic yet playful western party is one of the best baby shower ideas because it not only makes for great pictures, but lends itself well to fun decorations and props.
Your decorations should take your guests on a trip to the wild, wild West. There are two options, rustic western or vintage western. Rustic: As pictured above – bales of hay, stick horses, ranch style ropes, festoon lights, boots, bandanas and cowboy hats. Vintage: Burlap bunting, babies breath or wild daisy floral in vintage jars, horse shoes and candles, wooden rocking horses and rustic wooden food displays.
Boho baby shower
A boho-chic baby shower is one of the most fitting baby shower themes for a free-spirited mama. Relax, kick back and enjoy the day with family and friends.
There are so many easy baby shower ideas to turn your baby celebration into a boho bash. Dream catchers and flower crowns will instantly transform a room, and you can carefully scatter feathers on display and seating tables. Incorporate even more earthy elements using flower pots and eucalyptus garlands. Off-white neutrals, sage and a soft, dusty rose make for an ideal colour palette, with accents of muted reds and oranges. Want a little extra? Add fairy lights, macrame and toi toi.
Woodland baby shower
Whether the party takes place inside or outdoors, forest friends peeking out from tucked away spots will lend a warm, woodland feel to your day.
Take advantage of different elements of nature to play up your woodland baby shower ideas. Use acorns, pinecones and branches as natural decor, and lay dried eucalyptus and pine garlands on tables and displays. Stick to basic flowers, such as Jasmine or Edelweiss, so you don’t take away from the greenery in the room. For the final touch, use wooden animal figurines, wood rounds and rustic wooden framed chalk boards for signs.
Winnie the Pooh baby shower
Some of the best baby shower themes come from childhood memories. A children’s story book theme is the perfect option for a thoughtful and whimsical event.
A Winnie the Pooh party should be bright, fun and inviting. Splashes of bold yellows and reds will bring the spirit of Pooh to life. Turn vases, jugs and pots into honey holders. Red balloons and colour themed tassels, throughout the room to create a whimsical feel. Stuffed or toy figures of Pooh and friends and tiny embellishments, such as red berries or miniature bees, to help bring a cohesive look.
Modern Safari baby shower
Born to be wild! Your greatest adventure has yet to arrive. Use these baby shower ideas to get ready for when your little lion lets out their first “roar!”
Achieve your jungle dreams by incorporating the theme and colour scheme into every last detail. From personalised menus and favours to custom-decorated desserts, these small elements will result in a big ‘wow’ factor,” Gold, green and white colour palette will help define your setting. Incorporate large leafed plants, white floral and large fauna centrepieces. Green and gold throw pillows, lanterns, jungle animal figurines and a jungle themed balloon garland.
Mummy to Bee baby shower
Everyone is ‘buzzing’ about the baby and mummy-to-bee. Set the stage for a baby shower that’s sweeter than honey.
Soft shades of yellow, grey, black will seal the deal for your bumblebee bash. Vases full of sunflowers and daisies or sunflower balls and yellow paper lanterns with tiny bee figures will create and memorable start to your baby bash. Take it up a notch with plush grey loungers, black lanterns, candles and beehive motifs.
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