A rite of passage for all pregnant moms is having a baby shower! I will never forget the baby shower my mom threw for me when I was pregnant with my first son. It’s such a precious memory I will cherish forever. Do you have a hard time deciding between baby shower themes? Look no further because you’ll find some popular ideas right here.
There are many themes to choose from — from ones that reflect your baby’s nursery theme, to seasonal themes, to more common themes for a couple’s shower. Here are a few of our favorites for each category!
Popular Baby Shower Themes
Nursery Baby Shower Themes
Many moms enjoy carrying the theme from their little one’s nursery (which may still be under construction) into their baby shower. It is a natural transition, and perhaps some of the décor from the shower will even make its way into the nursery!
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
This classic nursery rhyme makes for a precious nursery and baby shower theme. Your little star will be born soon, and a twinkle, twinkle, little star shower is the best way to celebrate their arrival! A tablescape with a moonlit sky-colored tablecloth, silver star confetti, and some tealight candles will make a beautiful setting for this shower theme.
Love You to the Moon and Back
“Moon and stars” is a cute nursery theme that translates well into a baby shower theme. This party banner is a great inspiration piece to center your décor around, and you can potentially add a balloon garland. There is also a board book with the same title from which you can draw inspiration. And have you considered asking each guest for books instead of cards?! Every time you read a book to your baby, you will be reminded of your family member’s or friend’s love for your child.
Pretty in Pink
Are you a girly girl expecting the next generation? If so, this adorable shower and nursery theme is perfect for you! The theme lends itself to decorations such as pink balloon garlands and a hot pink backdrop or step-and-repeat banner for a glamorous photo op for guests. If you can access a projector or TV, you can even show the movie “Pretty in Pink” (or play the soundtrack) in the background for entertainment. Take it one step further, and ask your guests to wear something pink to the celebration!
Whether you are having a girl or a boy (or waiting to find out the gender), a woodland-themed baby shower is a precious choice! You can give it a rustic feel or play up the sweet woodland animals. We hosted a woodland theme baby shower, and it turned out adorable. The mom-to-be loved it! She could even use plenty of the décor items in her baby’s nursery.
Seasonal Baby Shower Themes
A fun way to choose your baby shower theme is to tie in the season your baby is due. No matter what season you have your baby, there is a cute theme for you to choose from!
Baby in Bloom
A spring floral theme is one of the most aesthetically pleasing shower themes! One fun activity at this shower is creating your own floral arrangements. These also make great baby shower party favors for guests. You can provide eclectic mason jars and a variety of flowers and greenery. Each guest can bring home something custom-made to remember your baby shower for days and weeks.
Little Snowflake Is on The Way
If you are having a winter babe, a snowflake theme is perfect. Snowflakes are unique in every way, just like your little one! You can create a hot chocolate bar or have individual hot chocolate kits as a party favor to send home with your guests so they can keep warm on those chilly winter nights.
You can celebrate your sweet fall baby at a little pumpkin baby shower. Serving fall-themed desserts (like pumpkin and pecan pie) is so fun! You could even do a pie bar for dessert, with different pies for your guests! Painting a mini pumpkin is a cute idea for an activity and party favor for this theme. Read more fall baby shower theme ideas.
Summertime babies are one of a kind! A beach or pool-themed shower is a great way to keep cool and celebrate the new bundle of joy headed your way. This is such a relaxed theme for a shower, especially if it is a pool party! For décor, you can set up a kiddie pool and float rubber ducks in it if you celebrate outdoors.
Co-Ed Baby Shower Themes
Some parents invite couples to their baby showers as a fun, modern twist on the traditional baby shower. Co-ed baby showers tend to be more laid back, with less conventional shower activities (like opening gifts and cute baby shower games). They focus more on socializing among your guests with good food and drinks!
I may be partial because this was my baby shower theme. Fiesta was the theme, and it was a party! We had a nacho bar where all attendees could DIY their nacho creations. While there was no specific color theme, we decorated with all the colors to match our colorful invites with balloons and streamers around the venue. There are lots of cute options for tabletop décor for a fiesta shower!
We’re Having a Baby-Q!
This is a cute play on a summer barbecue theme and an excellent co-ed shower idea. This backyard party is simple to put together. The host can serve hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the fixings for a delicious feast! You can also serve individual cups of pasta, potato salad, and bags of chips. Use red-checkered tablecloths and other picnic décor to create a cute setting for your shower.
Something’s Brewing . . . A Baby!
A cute couple’s shower idea is to have a coffee and beer theme. Both of these drinks are brewed . . . just like the baby is brewing! Who doesn’t love coffee or beer? There’s something for everyone to enjoy. A coffee bar with a sampling of local craft beers is the perfect setup for this shower theme. Serving brunch foods to your guests will go great with the beverages you serve.
Hopefully, this gave you some new baby shower theme ideas for your upcoming shower! Whether you are hosting the baby shower or someone is hosting it for you, we hope you draw some inspiration. If you’ve had a baby shower thrown in your honor, what was the theme? Have you been to any showers with creative baby shower themes lately?