If you’re planning on throwing an amazing baby shower for your favorite parent-to-be, here you will find a whole bunch of surprising ideas you can implement for the shower.
If you’re a parent to be congratulations! Browse through these ideas to get a better idea of how to celebrate your new arrival to the family.
Planning a baby shower can be a bit overwhelming with the many ideas you can find online and everywhere. Our tip is for you to choose your favorite theme first and then decide on everything else. There’s a lot to do and we promise it’s going to be so much fun. Plan out your theme and start making a list of everything you need, everything will turn out perfect. Are you excited? Cause we sure are.
Here are 45 amazing and creative ideas that will make the best baby shower ever this 2020. Get inspired by these ideas and start planning!
Choosing creative invitations gives your guests a little glimpse of what the overall inspiration and them of the baby shower day will be like. Get your guests stoked for the baby shower with cute invitations and creative invites, remember you can always go on www.canva.com and get inspiration from millions of templates, but we’ll give you some cute ideas here too:
Celebrate with an “oh, baby” Invitation, with colorful dots and just a very fun, unique vibe. This is a gender neutral invitation, but you can change the dots to pinks or blues if that’s what you prefer. Also, don’t be afraid to use all the colors and send off a cute, exciting message on your invitations!
If you’re going for a more natural vibe or just want to include animals in your invitations and add witty messages to your card. If you choose Safari and it’s a tiger, you can say “something to roar about”. Find illustrations you like and add them to your card, as well as unique colors.
A very popular theme is boats for your baby shower. You can combine this with water color and make it more illustrative, as well as adding a cute little message for your invitees. Look for ocean color schemes. This is also perfect for a beach vibe baby shower too. You can’t go wrong with cute little boats.
This is such a minimal, modern and fresh looking invitation. It’s classic and simple and still speaks about a baby shower theme. It’s charming and cute! It’s a good option if you want to go for it. If this is the theme you go for, you can even have duck games.
The Cacti theme is very popular this year and is a cute charming idea and minimalistic idea with a twist is this invitation. Especially if your theme will be green or gender neutral. You can also combine this with the souvenirs and add similar cards to cacti you can hand out when guests leave.
Are you throwing an all-out barbeque backyard baby shower? If you are, combine cute with a cowboy meets rustic style, without. This one is blue, but you can use any colors like pinks, magentas, oranges, and even sunny yellows and greens to give your invitations an outdoorsy vibe.
The bee theme is always a cute way to go with baby showers, you can choose any type of illustration for your bees and add this quirky little message for your invitees to smile at when receiving the invitation. Never forget to add the RSVP and rest of the details!
If you love clouds, light blue and just a very calming and relaxing vibe to your invitations for the new arrival, you can go for this simple, yet very harmonious type of invitations. You can go for pastel blues or even choose pinks for the clouds whether meant for a boy or girl.
These invitations are just so pretty and clever! Yes, something wild is on its way and sure is going to change things around here! Well, like a little monster living under the bed, surely one is on its way and you’ll be welcoming it soon! Cute and charming, this invitation.
If you’re really into space and Astro theme, then you can definitely go for a cute, charming spacey and planet invitation! You can have them illustrated and even design your own. You can even give the entire shower this theme, very fun!
Now that you’ve got the invitations down, let’s head on over to the other fun things you can get going for your baby shower:
You can hand out cute succulent souvenirs from your local garden shop for all of your guests! These are so cute and a symbol of the growth and a reminder and green safe memory for a cute baby shower. All of your guests will have one, and not only remember your shower, but it also gives a very symbolic meaning to your newborn’s celebration.
Of course adults will be having a drink or two at the shower to keep the party and celebration going! But what about these witty mom-osas to hand around? They are a fun idea and look cute anywhere on the party tables. Host a mom-osa bar and see your guests have a great time.
Baby showers are all about the cuteness witty ways to say “the baby is coming”. These charming party favors, which guests can take home or snack on during the shower, are the perfect treats, plus they are very easy to make, all you need is popcorn, some cellophane bags, and stickers!
Mom is also being celebrated in the baby shower and she needs to be treated like the queen of the event. So, which of her friends and family members know her best! Make these cute little quizzes for everyone to take and make mommy feel special and loved. Whoever wins, not only get the love of mom, but also wins a fun prize!
This game is so much fun for your guests to go around your house or the venue searching for the pacifiers! It’s a good idea to keep the guests entertained and doing something that has to do with the theme of the party, that means baby things! Whoever finds most of the pacifiers can win a prize or get a special privilege for the rest of the party. You can also have your guests look for something else as well, which you can craft or purchase in any store.
When will the baby be born? It’s a very popular game in baby showers to guess the closest or the exact date of the baby’s arrival! Your guests can play this fun betting game to guess when the baby will arrive! Each person can put in a “buck or two” in order to play and the person closest to the arrival date wins the pot!
This is a fun game to keep tabs on all your friends and family throughout the shower! Pin 3 of these to your own clothes and if you hear someone say baby you steal a pin, mommy can play too! If you’re the one to catch all your friends saying the “prohibited” word, then you’ll win a prize at the end of the baby shower.
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This is such a charming theme for a baby shower. It combines rustic with a magical forest theme. You can make the cake into a huge mushroom or even get tiny cupcakes to match with all of the settings. Craft out decoration with pinecones and make cards with forest animals. It’s a charming fantasy forest!
You don’t necessarily have to stick to the classic baby blue or pink color palettes. Give these colors a classy twist and color combinations for your baby shower. Find other color combinations and maybe try using different shades of blue, like marine or French or pink in pastel colors and tones.
This is a new take on Safari theme and it’s gorgeous! It is such a cute baby shower theme to be inspired by. By safari, you might imagine the typical giraffe and green textures, but in this case, it is fresh, modern and fun. You can even decorate the cookies, cakes and cupcakes and other treats like this too.
Sometimes going for a cute and relaxing twinkle twinkle little star theme is very popular too. Definitely try adding ouches of tul, paper stars and some graphic calligraphy you can print out and put up above the main table where the cake or treats will be settled. With a theme like this, you can even tell night time stories or have your guests gift you their favorite books.
For any of the themes like twinkle twinkle as well as anything that has to do with clouds or a baby blue sky, you can take this amazing tutorial on how to easily make clouds with some cotton and hot glue. You can always dye the cotton in different colors, they don’t necessarily have to stay white, so get creative!
If you’re going for the adventurous ride of having a baby, then you might as well take that to heart for your baby shower theme as well! You can go for a rustic, camping, and mountains look for this and create the main table featuring touches of pine tree, cute forest animals and snowed mountains.
If you’re looking for gender neutral baby shower theme, green and gold are a match made in heaven. This combination is modern, natural looking and very unique. Your baby shower will look fresh and amazing, especially if you print out the new baby’s name and put it up against a contrast of leaves and jungle-like backdrop.
What if you could combine the cuteness of baby elephants, the fantasy of Disney and make everything magical? This is what this theme reunites, it is a relaxing theme, cute and very, very for baby! It is also gender neutral and it takes you back to when your mom and dad would read you bedtime stories too.
Do we all agree that anything with angel wings will look, well… Heavenly? Well, yes! You can definitely go for an angelic theme, which is neutral, and it is everything that symbolizes your little bundle of joy waiting to be born and come into your life. You can play with different color combinations but white and gold take the prize in this one.
On this photo you’ll see that it is a 1st birthday theme, however, can we just consider how amazing this combination of colors look? With just balloons in these two tones, you can create a definitely amazing and charming theme for your baby shower. White and gold is definitely the way to go, it looks so heavenly!
DIY flowers is definitely a great solution to creating a great theme for girls if this is the way you want to go. You can create different types of flowers in pastel colors as well as adding balloons and a calligraphy name, it is a little girl’s dream! It is also romantic and charming, try it!
If your newborn is a boy, you can get your hands on these amazing crafty flowers and hang them over a nice white draped fabric to create a romantic, yet modern and fresh feel. You can add the “Oh Boy!” message or print out your baby’s name for the decoration, or write out any message you like.
Create this fun and charming corner for your new baby girl where your guests can leave presents, notes, and cards. In this idea, some of the balloons have little tiny pink raindrops falling over the bags, super cute! You can cut out some letters and write out “baby shower” or your newborn’s name too.
This idea could be used as a centerpiece or as a welcoming decoration in the main entrance of the venue or the home. You can definitely make it with certain elements, or hire someone to make it for you or something similar, with your chosen color scheme. It’s a cute idea for anywhere you need to place it.
It is also a great idea to include a welcome sign in the front entrance to welcome your guests and invite them to take photos here. You can have a piece of wood carved which you can then use for other things or keep it as a piece of memorabilia for your baby’s new room.
Photo booths are always a fun way to have your guests post on social media that they were in your shower, celebrating the new arrival! It is also an activity that welcomes them to the event and makes them feel special, for each of them were invited to share this special moment with the parents-to-be.
Another idea for a cute photo booth is this cute, rosy and romantic setting for an outdoor event, which you can also implement indoors if you’d like. This is a floral, bohemian feel and very, very girly if this is the gender of your newborn or you just fancy roses all the way and like the vibe it gives the event.
Garlands are always a fun and unique way of decorating any type of event. You can give them any shape, form or color and there are many designers and people out there that will make them and ship them to you fast, or you can obviously craft them yourself! This one is a girly color combination, but you can also add blue flowers if you wish.
Baby shower desert cart idea. If you are able to make this happen, you can give it the color tone you need for your baby shower theme. This is a very fun and unique idea for your baby shower event and will leave your guest very surprised and intrigued for what’s to come up next! Give it a try.
You can also have this made or craft it yourself with cardboard and colorful paper. The baby blocks are a typical, yet creative reference for your baby shower. You can even make these into smaller ones and give them out as souvenirs, they can be real blocks too and you can have them engraved with the date of the arrival or the baby shower.
If you’re looking for a fun way to reveal the gender of your baby to loved ones and family, the bath bombs are the way to go! These will fizz either pink or blue when revealing the gender. Also, you can definitely hand these out as souvenirs after the party if over for extra fun and surprises.
You can go for a Bohemian baby shower and have your guest picnic out in the yard out in the sunny afternoon to spend a day filled with games and fun.You can have a smaller table set out, with fun and unique patterned pillows for each of them to seat on. It is a unique seating idea too!
A special Seat for the Mommy to Be. Having a special seat for the star of the show is an amazing way to create memorable photographs with friends and family that have come to celebrate the special occasion. In this case, this is a very bohemian and natural feel. You can grab an artsy chair from a vintage store and make a great space.
This can be in the form of a list or also a cute set up for an outdoor baby shower. Just like the candy cart, you can have treats in both colors and have people play a “gender predicting game” or play any choosing game, like “guess the name” and have each cotton candy stick with different name options or have votation of the best name for the baby.
Ok so what about the drinks? Because baby showers are not only about the baby but also to celebrate the new arrival with friends and family who are waiting to have a good time, play games and have a drink or two. This way, you can always re-fill whenever you run out and make any type of drink for your guests to try. Yum!
These rustic style centerpieces are very easy to make especially if you’re baby shower is during the winter or whenever these pieces are easier to find. But if you still like the theme you can definitely go into a craft store and get everything you need for this style of centerpieces for your shower!
Have fun with the planning and get ready to have an amazing time! A baby shower is a time to celebrate with loved ones as well as the new arrival and the parents to be. Make it a special occasion, beyond the party favors, decoration, overall color combinations, make sure you have a good time! Make sure your guests are having a good time too and plan activities everyone, even the smaller ones, can participate in. You can do hunts, baby name guessing, you name it. These are just some ideas you can get inspired by and make them your own!
But remember, the theme needs to be celebration and sharing and creating special moments for everyone to remember. This is a unique time in a parent’s life and the most important thing is to be celebrated surrounded by special people in one’s life.
About the AuthorBarbara is a full-time mom of 3 children and a part-time blogger since 2018. She likes to write on various topics about motherhood. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves French pastries, reads a lot, also enjoys crafts and Montessori activities.