Baby Showers

10 Baby Shower Themes You'll Love

Whether you want to take things retro or indulge in some candy cravings, we've got tons of simple and sensational baby shower themes.
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Pretty Pins

Diaper pins can be playful accents at a baby shower. Use an overscale pin design on the invitations, or take real pins and use them to keep favor bags sealed. Hint at the mom-to-be’s future diaper duty and wrap centerpiece vases with white fabric and secure with a large pin. When done neatly, as shown, this can be a chic decor element.

 

Shower design by Amy Nichols Special Events

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Pastel Circus

Think circus themes have to be “boy”? Think again! This one starts with a poppy color palette of blush pink, bright pink, white and mint green. The canopy is a play on vintage circus tents and is crafted with strands of white pom-pom flowers, yarn pom-poms, paper and streamers.

 

Shower design by Stacy McCain Event Planning and Atelier Joya

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Camper Chic

Plan a super-sweet outdoor lunch complete with trays piled high with sandwich wraps (they look like logs!), pinecone garland and lanterns. Set up several picnic tables and relax in camp-inspired style for an afternoon baby shower.

 

Shower design by Jesi Haack Design via Be Inspired PR

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Fresh Color Combo

For the mom-to-be who doesn’t know what she’ll be having, pick a color combo that’s bright and cheery, like lemon yellow and bold blue. You may think blue is only for boys, but it can be gender-neutral if you stick to shades like teal and turquoise. As favors, you could even fill mini shakers with colorful candies, as shown.

 

Shower design by Adela Koentjoro of D-Tales Event

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Wild Card

Create a fun and pulled-together animal shower theme by focusing on your favorite safari animals. Keep it simple (no animal prints!) and incorporate the motif on the cupcakes, invitations and favor bags. These gift bags have animal stickers and bright tissue paper for a simple and colorful display.

 

Shower design by Amy Nichols Special Events

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Purple Haze

Different shades of purple help create a feminine mood without being too frilly — pops of yellow keep the mood upbeat. This origami tree anchors the favor table and holds a sweet surprise for guests: chewy taffy!

 

Shower design by Adela Koentjoro of D-Tales Event

Gabriel Ryan / The Bump
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Playful Ribbons

Celebrate the upcoming arrival of a new little man with this dapper theme. Add bow ties to the invites or to the top of a cake, or dress up drinking glasses (or jars!) with colorful ribbon bows tied around each.

 

Shower design by Joyful Weddings & Events via Be Inspired PR

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Modern Patterns

Go graphic! This is perfect for the modern gal who wants a sophisticated baby shower brunch. Focus on mixing favorite patterns, serving a stellar menu and giving out fun favors like these chocolate-covered pretzels.

 

Shower design by Kensington Blue

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Under the Sea

For a water-loving mama-to-be, incorporate elements from the sea in an elegant way. As shown, edible “pearls” serve as favors for guests who would like a sweet treat to take with them. For a buffet, label each dish with this clever idea: Fill glass bottles with sand, top with a cork and write the name of the dish on the outside of the bottle with a marker (a black Sharpie will do).

 

Shower design by Adela Koentjoro of D-Tales Event

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Happy Hearts

Showers don’t have to be all about the baby. Show the future mama a little love too. Create a quiz about the mom-to-be when she was younger for guests to take. Then use the heart theme and weave it through some details like heart toothpicks (two hearts stuck together with a bit of double-stick tape around a toothpick), favor bags and water labels. This graphic decor statement is fun, modern and a great DIY theme that’s easy to pull off.

 

Shower design by Inchmark

By Sarah Newell