Welcoming a new edition to the family is a wonderful and joyous moment.
An even more exciting time lies ahead with the planning of a unique baby shower for the new arrival. Preparing for a baby shower can be a fun and exciting experience for all involved. You can plan for the event to be grand or simple but the most important issue is to make the occasion a very memorable one. This can be done by choosing the right theme and by doing this you can rest assured that the guests will leave the baby shower party mentally maimed with fond memories.
You have an abundance of options to select from. Ideas/themes can be humorous or on a serious level the preference is yours for the baby shower.
Baby Showers are always a success and are sure to impress with careful planning, therefore it is important to finalize your decision on the theme so that you can prepare to claim the effect you want portrayed at the baby shower party
Spice up the baby party theme with colour, we all know blue for boys pink for girls but once again this is you and your babys day so you choose. For the venue decorate the room with coloured balloons, ribbons, big bows little bows or hang down streamers whatever. If the sex of the baby is unknown at the time of the gathering keep to neutral colours such as lemon white peach.
A baby bottle theme is very poplar at baby showers where the baby bottle stands proud as a centrepiece. Fun can be added to your party by using the bottles as cups for the guests.
Cuddly toys like teddies are cute and make perfect decorative items. Try placing the teddy among other cuties. If the baby shower party is to be cost effective then why not ask friends and family for cuddly toys to use instead of buying. Make sure that the borrowed pieces are in a presentable condition for the day
Diaper or nappy themes go down well at baby showers. Let your guests know in advance of your particular theme, this can be done by adding this info onto the invitations giving the guest some hindsight behind what gift to give, it is a good chance it will be diapers.(You can never have to many)
The forever favourite is a nursery rhyme theme.
Party themes based on nursery rhyme characters like humpty dumpty. Little Bo peep or Bambi are just a few to mention
Double trouble twins, not to worry things do not need to be doubled or repeated twice. A superb theme for this occasion is Noah and the ark for pregnant women expecting twins; don’t forget to let your guest know that they are coming to this baby shower to celebrate two bundles of joy. Fingers crossed two prezzies into the bargain
Baby Showers is a celebration which fills the air with joy so therefore we need a happy atmosphere. If your budget is tighter than you thought then ask the guests to come in brightly coloured costumes this will surely spruce and spice up the occasion. Who needs ribbons and balloons if the company is good?
Baby Shower Themes
Now that you have a budget and laid the ground works for the baby shower, it’s time to pick a baby shower theme. You need a theme for the baby shower as that will set the mood and also it is expected by most guests. Below is a summary of various theme ideas.
Traditional Theme – Decorate the baby shower room with a baby blue or pink if the gender is known. Otherwise use yellow, purple or light green if the gender is not know, if they are fraternal twins, triplets, etc. Ask the guests to bring traditional gifts such as baby clothing, a handcrafted baby gift, a baby blanket or a silver baby keepsake. For more ideas, check out our top ten best selling baby gifts here.
Baby Gift Basket Theme – A very popular modern theme; ask guests to bring a baby gift basket or a baby diaper cake. The gift baskets should follow the theme of the baby shower. Traditional gift baskets are in a wood fiber woven basket filled with teddy bears, diapers, lotions, shampoos, and small toys. If you want more creative, there are many unique baskets such as rocking horse baby gift baskets, wagon baby gift baskets, or special dual baskets for twins. The rocking horse or red wagon would serve as a substitute to the traditional wood woven basket.
Celebrity Theme – Organize a theme around a celebrity and have each guest bring a shower gift that a celebrity has used for their babies. Of course, the guests do not have to actually bring the item used by the celebrity, just a new copy of the item used. There are a wide range of items to choose from here. Celebrity moms have recently been seen using cashmere baby blankets, personalized nursery wall art, and class Moses baskets.
Cartoon Theme – Ask the guests to pick their favorite cartoon characters and bring a gift related to the respective cartoon character. Buy a cake with a cartoon theme. Pick decorations and characters from not only new cartoons but also old cartoons. Many old cartoons will carry a great nostalgic feeling and will more likely connect with the guests, who are mostly likely all adults.
Celestial Theme – This is a popular theme amongst highly educated parents and organizers. Decorate the baby shower room with moons of different angles, planets, stars, galaxies, and other celestial objects. Many of these decorations are easily purchased at brick-and-mortar retail stores or online stores. Create stars, planets and moon paper cut outs for each guest and ask them to write a piece of advice or a message for the future mom.
Animal Theme – Ask the guests to pick their favorite animal and bring a gift related to that animal. Decorate the baby shower room with animals stickers and cutouts. You will find these decorations easily at any retail store to make the room look like a safari. Prepare snacks such as pigs in a blanket and animal crackers. Hand out animal cookie bags as baby shower favors.
Couple Theme – A modern trend that is growing in popularity where both the future mom and future dad are at the event. Couples are invited instead of just the women. A fun game includes guessing the chocolate that are mashed into diapers. Another fun game is “how well do you know your baby food” game where each guest attempts to identify the flavors in each secret baby food jar.
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