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8 Hottest Baby Shower Themes for 2014

You can say goodbye to the traditional pink and blue, nursery rhyme-inspired themes. This year, it’s out with the old and in with the (red-hot) new!

Humpty Dumpy Sat on a Wall…

The traditional, play-it-safe nursery rhyme showers will always be sweet. But we’re loving the edgy twist this shower from Hostess With the Mostess adds to the party. The soft pastels are gentle enough for baby, but the color scheme is still lively enough to be poppy and unique.


Photo: Sella Photo

Irish Inspired

This year, baby showers are going to be more about the baby’s background than his future. Check out this “Luck O’ the Irish” inspired shower from Celebrations at Home. Rock the shamrocks if you’re having a St. Patrick’s Day baby — or if you just really into your heritage. It’s colorful, loaded with personality and sweet, Irish treats. (We’ll take two, please!)


Photo: Sarah Anderson Photography

Not-So Safari Animal-Themed

Lions, tigers and bears? Not here! 2014 is the year of the elephant-inspired party – and it’s perfect for mom’s shower. The understated grey from this Style Me Gorgeous shower is totally gender-neutral, and the elephant represents a strong, gentle, emotional creature. They even nestle and nurture their young, just like you’ll do.


Photo: Style Me Gorgeous

Reinvent the Old School

This adorably vintage “Shake, Rattle and Roll” baby shower theme from Celebrations at Home plays on everything we love about the ‘50s: The classic pram, the timeless baby rattle, glass baby bottles and the iconic glass milk bottle. It’s everything sweet and lovely about welcoming a baby to the world – and it’ll be a trend that makes a huge splash this year!


Photo: Bloom Designs Online

Adventure-Bound Baby

Motherhood is the most exciting and challenging journey you’ll take, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show off your love of great places with your travel-themed shower from Confetti Sunshine! The delicate, thoughtful touches and map cutouts add color and personality, while the printable designs make the theme easily customizable.


Photo: Confetti Sunshine

DIY Greens and Yellows

Before Molly Mesnick welcomed her baby girl to the world, she was surprised with a one-of-a-kind baby “party.” We love the DIY feel of this party — you could use old window panels and frames to create them same theme — and the soft, pastel greens and yellows work for a baby or girl.


Photo: Lisi Wolf Photography

Carnivals for Grown Ups

Who says baby showers have to be serious? Inviting your guests to an afternoon of carnival-themed sweets and treats and games galore (like this shower from Celebrations at Home) is a fun way to celebrate your last hurrah as a baby-free party guest!


Photo: Tangerine Tree Photography

Up, Up and Away!

Want something sure to be unique? This hot air balloon-themed shower from Hostess With the Mostess is too cute — whimsical and innocent and absolutely lovely. If you know you’re having a girl, but want to stay away from traditional pink and puffy flowers, it’s a sweet way to enjoy the best of both worlds. For moms welcoming baby boys, you could opt for a more blue or green-inspired color scheme, or keep it gender neutral with basics beiges and greys.

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Photo: Emily Felts
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