20+ Creative Ideas for a Winter Wonderland Baby Shower

Decided on a winter wonderland baby shower theme? Here’s how to pull off a gorgeous event your guests will never forget.
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ByAshlee Neuman
Deputy Editor
Updated
Jul 2020

Sure, baby chicks and spring showers are adorable baby shower themes, but they don’t necessarily work well for a mid-winter event. If you’re planning a baby shower for when the trees outside are still covered in white, what’s more fitting than a winter wonderland baby shower theme? Sparkling snow, glittering icicles and cute snow critters all make for a celebratory event befitting a baby-to-be. Need some planning inspiration? From invitations to decorations, cake designs and more, keep reading for winter wonderland baby shower ideas galore.

Winter Wonderland Baby Shower Invitations

Once you’ve settled on a winter wonderland baby shower theme, it’s time to get planning! You’ll want to let your guests know what to expect from the start—so cue up the theme with winter wonderland baby shower invitations. Get the party started with some of our favorite invites below.

Photo: Courtesy Minted

Foil-Pressed Snowflakes Baby Shower Invitations

Sleek and simple with a hint of shine, these foil snowflake baby shower invitations are perfectly on-theme. Choose from an array of colors, including ice blue, glitter, rose gold and more.

Buy it: Starting at $46 for 15, Minted.com

Glittery Snowflake Baby Shower Invitations

Love the snowflake design but looking for something more wallet-friendly? These DIY printable winter wonderland baby shower invitations are adorable and incredibly affordable—just purchase the digital file and print as many invites as you need! Select either pink or blue.

Buy it: $7, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy Rainy Zebra Designs

Sparkly Winter Wonderland Baby Shower Invitations

With the invite message reading “you’re invited to a winter wonderland baby shower,” you’re not going to find winter wonderland baby shower invitations more on-point than these.

Buy it: Starting at $32 for 10, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Minted

Little Snow Bunny Baby Shower Invitations

Celebrate the little bunny on the way with these sweet, snow-inspired baby shower invitations, perfect for a winter wonderland baby shower theme. Choose from powder blue, blush or lavender.

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Buy it: Starting at $45 for 15, Minted.com

Photo: Courtesy Minted

Gilded Streamers Baby Shower Invitations

Winter wonderland baby shower invitations don’t always have to be totally on-the-nose. To our eye, these abstract invitations reference a snowy wood—and the foil-pressed touches add a festive glint of gold (or silver, if you prefer).

Buy it: Starting at $46 for 15, Minted.com

Winter Wonderland Baby Shower Decorations

The best part of planning a themed baby shower? Pulling together all the fun decorations! It’s what brings the party to life (aside from your guests, of course). And there’s plenty of inspiration out there when it comes to winter wonderland baby shower decorations. Below are some of our favorite looks from real events, plus where to shop to recreate your own.

Shimmery Backdrops

Whether you’re creating a backdrop to a dessert table, photo booth or the party at large, hanging silvery, shimmery fabrics is an easy way to create eye-catching decor. Add some sparkling tree decorations and you’re well on your way to designing a winter wonderland baby shower your guests will never forget.

Shop the look: Christmas Tinsel Tree, $20, Amazon.com

Balloon Walls

We fell hard for this winter wonderland balloon wall—it’s an Instagram post just waiting to happen. Can’t you imagine Mom-to-Be nestled in this velvet chair, ready to open her shower gifts? The variety in balloon sizes helps add visual appeal, as do the silver confetti balloons sprinkled into the mix.

Shop the look: Silver Confetti Balloons, $10, Amazon.com

Balloon Garlands

If an entire balloon wall isn’t on your mood board for winter wonderland baby shower decorations, consider a balloon garland instead. It offers a similar visual impact (but takes up less space) and frames a dessert table perfectly.

Shop the look: Silver and White Balloon Garland, starting at $19, Etsy.com

Sparkly Table Settings

It’s easy to get wrapped up in selecting centerpieces for your tables, but don’t forget about table settings too! Guests are going to look down, so there might as well be something special to meet their eye. Silver confetti coins are ideal winter wonderland baby shower decorations—they’re cheap, they’re versatile and they pack a visual punch. Bonus: Consider putting a snowflake cookie at each place setting as a sweet party favor.

Shop the look: Silver Foil Confetti Circles, $7, Amazon.com; Snowflake Cookies, $39, Etsy.com

Rustic Touches

If you’re hoping for a more rustic winter wonderland baby shower, turn to the woods for inspiration. We love the use of carved animal figurines as table decor, as well as the snowflake garlands and white bottle brush trees. They all add up to create a homey yet modern take on the winter wonderland theme.

Shop the look: Mini Bottle Brush Trees, $5, Etsy.com

Winter Wonderland Baby Shower Centerpieces

If you’re planning to serve a seated meal at the baby shower, a critical part of your party decor are the table centerpieces! Whether they’re big statement pieces or more subtle touches, centerpieces bring beauty to any tablescape. Here are some standout winter wonderland baby shower centerpieces to go with your snowy theme.

Tall White Florals

White floral arrangements in tall white vases make for classic, elegant winter wonderland baby shower centerpieces. You can go as big as you’d like with these, depending on how large your tables will be (and how large your budget is). The bouquets above incorporate sparkling twigs for extra effect.

Shop the look: Silver Sparkle Curly Ting Ting Branches, $17, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Bouqs

White and Green Florals

Not all winter wonderland baby shower centerpieces have to be entirely white, of course. Take these florals from Bouqs, for example. The white buds still exude a wintry feel, but the greens bring a certain freshness to the florals and play well to a more rustic theme.

Buy it: Grace arrangement, $84, Bouqs.com

Silver Candlestick Holders

If large bouquets of flowers just aren’t in the budget, opt for an arrangement of candles instead. Slender white candlesticks in candle holders of varying height make for gorgeous winter wonderland baby shower centerpieces and cast a delicate light to set the mood. You can add to the tablescape with smaller vases of florals or even simple white branches.

Shop the look: 3-Pack of Glass Candlestick Holders, $23, Amazon.com; Snowy White Birch Branches, $25, Amazon.com

Dried Flower Arrangements

Another budget-friendly alternative to fresh floral bouquets? Dried flowers. These dried lunaria and baby’s breath arrangements in birch bark containers are the perfect winter wonderland baby shower centerpieces for a rustic gathering. They can even double as party favors.

Buy it: Lunaria & Baby’s Breath Arrangement, $19, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy Your Hearts Content / Etsy

Velvet Tree Cones

We love this unique take on winter wonderland baby shower centerpieces. Here’s proof you can stray from table florals and still make a statement! Give a nod to the snow-capped trees outside with these abstract, velvet-wrapped cones. They can be arranged with other table decor or serve alone as modern, minimalist centerpieces.

Buy it: 4-Pack of Velvet Trees, $50, Etsy.com

Winter Wonderland Baby Shower Cake Ideas

At the heart of any decadent baby shower dessert table is likely a stunning cake. But figuring out what kind of cake design to go with is easier said than done. Luckily, we have a few winter wonderland baby shower cake ideas up our sleeves! Scroll down for some inspiration.

Snowflake Adornments

Nothing embodies the clean, crisp aesthetic of winter like a towering white cake adorned with delicate silver snowflakes. It’s simple but absolutely stunning, like all the best baby shower cake ideas are.

Polar Bear Cake

We can’t get over this adorable polar bear-themed cake! The blue and white “iced” layers (get it?) and snowflakes alone make for a fantastic winter wonderland baby shower cake idea, but the addition of the arctic bear topper really takes the cake. (Wink wink.)

Unicorn Cake

Play up the magic of a winter wonderland baby shower with a snow-white unicorn cake! We love this whimsical idea (as well as the addition of the decorative snowflakes to pull the theme together). How amazing is that silver mane?

Woodland Cake

In need of a winter wonderland baby shower cake idea for a rustic affair? Get a load of this dusted white cake with deer and winter pine trees as toppers. If this doesn’t have every guest swooning, we don’t know what will.

Macaron Cake

Not everyone is a fan of traditional cake. Here’s a winter wonderland baby shower cake idea that strays from the norm but is just as good to look at as it is to eat: a French macaron tower! The delicate white pastries work perfectly with the party theme and will melt like snowflakes in your guests’ mouths.

Published December 2019

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