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Super-Creative Baby Shower Ideas

Sick of the standard jungle animal theme and games? These unique ideas from real baby showers will surprise and delight your guests.

Brunch Shower

What's a more party-ready meal than brunch? Serve up omelets, pancakes, French toast and bacon for guests to munch on while you treat yourself to your favorite brunch delights. Plus, how adorable are these carafes of juice? Photo from Baby Prepping


Shabby Chic

Prepping for baby's debut is a big undertaking, so keep your shower simple. Use what you have (cake stands, tablecloths, cupcake racks, platters) to make an otherwise boring shower eclectic, fun and homey.Photo from Kara's Baby Shower Ideas


Fresh Food

Sure, we're all here to celebrate baby and the mom-to-be, but let's get to the important stuff: the food. While we're busy drooling over this spread, you can contact a local CSA (community-supported agriculture) or farmers market to see if they'll cater your event. Happy belly, happy mama. Photo from Southern Living

Photo: Southern Living


This theme takes the shower in baby shower very literally. Photo from Pinterest

Photo: Pinterest

Clock Props

The antique, original touches add personality and charm, while the Tiffany-blue color scheme shines light on mom's good taste. It's a win-win. Photo from Kara's Party Ideas

Photo: Kara's Party Ideas

Nature Theme

Go rustic with pretty wooden frames, tree-trunk candles and flowers that look freshly-picked. Photo by Johnna H.

Photo: Johnna H. / Pinterest


Your world is about to be turned upside down with the arrival of baby (hey, it's the truth!). So why not let your shower showcase your wild side? Photo from Hostess with the Mostess

Photo: Hostess With the Mostess

Bumblebee Theme

Skip the traditional gender-reveal theme and try something sure to create some buzz. Incorporating a "What'll It Bee?" theme into your shower plans is such a sweet idea. Plus, who doesn't love the bright-yellow color scheme? Our point exactly. Photo from Catch My Party

Photo: Catch My Party

Anchors Aweigh

If you're thinking that a nautical shower theme only works in summer, think again. Dress up any outdoor patio or indoor fortress with all the knickknacks you'll need to make sure your guests feel lost at sea. Here's a hint: You can never have enough anchors. *Photo from Catch my Party

Photo: Very Rosen Berry

Voting Ballot

Don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl? Get guests involved in guessing baby’s gender. Photo by Johnna H.

Photo: Johnna H. / The Bump

Antique Bird Theme

Want to know what's better than a stork? A beautiful bird. And that's totally why this shower theme has taken off. This is ideal for the expectant mom who doesn't want all the frills and thrills — just a bright, feel-good party. Photo from Blowout Party

Photo: Blow Out Party

All White

The days of pink and blue showers are long gone, and in their place are some beautifully clean and fresh shower themes. Mom-to-be's bump will really pop against this all-white decor. Photo from Style Me Pretty

Photo: Style Me Pretty

Rock-and-Roll Theme

Is mom-to-be a music lover? Decorate the shower with records and even guitar-shaped cookies. (Yum!) Guests can take home CDs of modern lullabies. Photo from Hostess with the Mostess


Vintage Beauty

Just because this vintage-style display is fit for a flower princess doesn't mean it won't work if you're expecting a prince. PS: We're loving the name lettering on the wall — an intimate, personalized touch! Photo from Found Rental Items

Plus, more from The Bump:

10 Tips for Budget Baby Showers

Baby Shower Ideas From Around the Country

When Should I Send Out Baby Shower Invitations?

*Updated June 23, 2017