Five Unique Baby Shower Themes

3 Apr

Planning a baby shower, but looking for a fresh theme or a memorable activity that sets your event apart? We’ve gathered five baby shower themes that are sure to leave a lasting impression! From custom invitations to personalized baby shower napkins and matching custom printed cups, we’ve got you covered.

For a memorable baby shower, be sure to explore all the details that add up to the perfect day! Party favors, custom stir sticks for hot drinks and cocktails, personalized gift bags, and foil stamped luncheon napkins will celebrate your theme—not to mention your fabulous hosting skills—in every detail.

Each baby shower theme we’re featuring has at least one shower game or DIY that your guests of honor (mama and baby) can cherish beyond the day of the shower: collected wisdom and wishes from shower guests, lovely nursery decor, or a full bookshelf of children’s books! Get ready for some major inspiration!

Wish Upon a Star Baby Shower Theme

A Wish Upon A Star themed shower not only tips it’s top hat to Jiminy Cricket in Disney’s Pinocchio, but it also casts a vision for shower guests to consider and share their own wishes and hopes for the little one they are welcoming to the world. Celestial decor combined with custom paper products set the scene for the perfect baby shower! As guests mingle, they can visit a “Wish Station,” complete with customized cards for guests to write their wishes for this much-anticipated star’s life. These cards can be collected in a cute jar, or washi taped into a small “wish book.”

baby shower star themed cake

Mama to Bee Baby Shower Theme

Celebrate the “Mama to Bee” with a sunny and sweet shower! Custom napkins, cups and matchboxes from For Your Party will complement this sweet day. A hot tea station, complete with personalized tea choices and, of course, honey for the tea, will be a memorable and delicious way to offer creative baby shower drinks.

For a party favor that makes a big impression, put together small jars of honey with personalized gift tags and custom favor bags that match the day’s theme.

baby shower mama to bee matchbox party favors

Photo c/o Kara's Party Ideas

Nesting Dolls Baby Shower Theme

A sweet, yet subtle way to honor a growing family is this Nesting Dolls themed baby shower. From invitations to bunting to gorgeous cakes, the various ways to feature the dolls seem endless!

If your guest list has some artsy people on it, provide a few blank nesting doll sets (found at your local craft store or online) for guests to paint during the shower as a unique baby shower game. The results will be everything from breathtaking to hilarious! Guests will be sure to remember the fun they had at the shower you are hosting, and the mama to be will take home a keepsake that marks the moment, too.

nesting dolls baby shower theme

Photo by  Wendy Updegraff Photography 

Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower Theme

A Hot Air Balloon themed baby shower strikes an adventurous chord as your guests and mama to anticipate the truly grand adventure of life that this baby is about to begin!  With custom cups and napkins that feature the hot air balloon theme and the right decor, this shower theme has the potential to really take this party up, up and away!!

If the mama to be would like a few pieces of nursery decor items, check out Laura at makelifelovely’s DIY. She uses paper lanterns to create sweet balloon look-alikes that can double as both party and nursery decor.

Another baby shower game turned nursery decor idea is an activity station to make a thumbprint guest book. Not only is this totally adorable, the thumbprints of the loved ones who gathered to celebrate the mother to be will be a cherished keepsake.

thumbprint guest book

Photo by Hers and Mine Designs

Build Baby’s Library Baby Shower Theme

A classic baby shower theme that will never go out of style is the “Build Baby’s Library” theme. Guests each bring children’s books as gifts, and the new baby is set up with a library to enjoy for years to come.  Some hostesses invite guests to bring a book rather than a card, either new or well loved. How sweet is the sentiment that if it was well loved by the gift giver, it will be well loved by the baby!? You can also request books be given rather than other gifts.

A sweet and potentially funny activity that the guests can do during the shower is to collaborate on an alphabet book for baby. Regardless of your crew’s artistic talent, this activity is a fun alternative to traditional games.

These five shower themes are just the beginning of the fun you can have while planning a baby shower! For Your Party’s extensive personalization options for paper party products, tea favors, gift bags and more will streamline your planning time and inspire your creativity! Most of all, make sure to embrace the joy of the new life that is on its way and the special season of anticipation you’re in!