Hosting a baby shower for a fashionista mommy-to-be? Celebrate her new bundle of joy in style with these party themes and ideas. With a few of these tips and some delish recipes, you’ll be ready to play the hostess with the mostess!
We all know that future moms love to play house and "nest" for their baby's coming arrival. With a few modern touches, make this your baby shower theme! Your color palate can vary from blush pinks and chocolate browns to spa like blues and greens.
Craft stores are full of fun bird and birdhouse décor. Adorn spray painted branches with small nests filled with colorful eggs; attach mini artificial birds found in your local craft store. Decorate wooden letters spelling NEST with scrapbook paper and use as table décor. Set up a onesie decorating station with fabric appliqués, fabric pens, and other adornments for guests to enjoy.
Serve toasted coconut cupcakes that resemble a bird's nest look topped with chocolate candies as eggs. Print out simple place cards for food and drinks like "Bird's Nest Cupcakes" and "Tweet Cranberry Punch." Serve themed chocolate bars to guests with this free printable. Adorn simple white serving dishes and platters with artificial birds and nests to carry out the theme.
Sip 'n See Theme
Mommy-to-be not thrilled to pass on the cocktails and party just weeks before her due date? Wait until baby is born and host a trendy "Sip 'n See." This new take on the traditional baby shower lets mom enjoy the fun and guests see the new arrival!
Break out the fancy champagne glasses for a cocktail bar with a variety of juices to splash into Champagne; try cranberry, pomegranate, or orange juice. Serve along with fruit skewers, tea sandwiches, and other easy to eat treats for mixing and mingling.
Decorate the main table with silver framed pictures of the new baby and family. Place small white bassinets atop cake stands and fill with flowers or cookies. Frame the new mom's baby picture as well so friends can compare and celebrate her, too! Be sure someone is assigned to take pictures of the new baby with mom and her friends.
Jungle Animal Theme
If you are looking for a fun and whimsical theme, try a jungle animal theme! This theme is perfect for the future mom with lots of personality. Try sticking with trendy owls or go all out for an animal zoo theme.
Fill glass vases with green moss from the craft store and top with natural rocks, acorns, twigs, and craft store finds. Frame animal prints in your color scheme such as a pink and yellow owls or blue and yellow monkeys. Lush greenery intertwined along the table will keep with your theme and wow your guests.
Entertain baby shower guests with delicious mushroom puff pastries and bite-sized sliders. Serve spiced nuts in mini martini glasses and display sweet treats on a wooden tree stump stand. While guests are enjoying cocktails and treats, ask them to sign the inside cover of an animal-themed children's book such as "The Jungle Grapevine" instead of a traditional guest book.