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27 unique baby shower themes that are too cute for words

Bethany Ramos is an editor, blogger, and chick lit author. Bethany works as Editor in Chief for Naturally Healthy Publications.

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Creative, cute and super clever baby shower ideas

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Creative, cute and super clever baby shower ideas

Baby shower planning can be tough -- not just because of all the details, but because for most women, it's hard to relax and enjoy a special day that's all about you. Think of it this way. In just a few months, you're going to be knee-deep in baby and a lot of the fun and relaxation in your life will be put on pause for a while.

With that in mind, we're giving you total permission to enjoy your baby shower exactly how you want to. Choose a theme that you like, whether it's totally weird or totally traditional. Enlist a trusted friend or family member to help you with the planning process so that you can kick back, get pampered and enjoy your special day. And if you need some inspiration, we've rounded up all our favorite baby shower themes that are way different than the typical duckie and bootie decor.

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Lil' pumpkin

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Lil' pumpkin

For anyone due in the late fall or winter, we're totally jealous that you get to use this seasonal theme.

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Owl

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Owl

Cute and easy, owls are another great idea for a fall baby shower theme.

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Sprinkled with love

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Sprinkled with love

Perfect for a second baby shower where guests are encouraged to "sprinkle" the baby with just a few gifts.

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Nautical

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Nautical

This traditional boy baby shower theme can work well for little girls too (especially those named Saylor).

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Pink and black

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Pink and black

A super simple and super classy idea for a baby girl shower theme.

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Blue and gold

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Blue and gold

A royal blue and gold color combo that's fit for a little king.

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Noah's Ark

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Noah's Ark

The cutest way to throw a religious-themed baby shower with lots of animal decor.

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Peas in a pod

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Peas in a pod

"Peas in a pod" for twins, or "sweet pea" for one baby, with cupcakes that are almost too adorable to eat.

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Thing 1 and Thing 2

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Thing 1 and Thing 2

Another clever twin theme to celebrate two babies on the way.

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Airplane

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Airplane

With a snazzy airplane cake like this, you'll hardly need to decorate.

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Baby ballerina

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Baby ballerina

Once again, the cupcakes take center stage in this cute theme for girls.

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French

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French

Oh la la -- this is the perfect excuse to serve chocolates, cheese, baguettes and Parisian cake pops.

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Once upon a baby

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Once upon a baby

Encourage guests to bring their favorite children's book along with their gift to build up baby's library.

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Ready to pop

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Ready to pop

Popcorn and mason jars make this punny theme easy to pull together.

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Vintage baseball

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Vintage baseball

A classic and cute take on a traditional boy's baseball shower theme.

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Vintage glamour

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Vintage glamour

Pearls, lace and pretty pink accessories for a glamorous baby girl.

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Mustache

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Mustache

Mustaches and bowties for the dapper little gentleman on the way.

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Rustic

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Rustic

There's so much you can do with a rustic baby shower theme -- especially if you lean hipster in your sensibilities.

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White and wood

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White and wood

A simple and understated theme for a gender-neutral baby shower.

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Lion King

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Lion King

With the right accessories, a Lion King diaper cake is easy to put together.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Using classic Tiffany's colors for a baby shower? Audrey Hepburn would be so proud.

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Baby wears Prada

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Baby wears Prada

It's that couture baby shower we've all been dreaming of.

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Barbecue

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Barbecue

A summertime baby shower is the perfect excuse for a cookout.

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Fiesta

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Fiesta

A culturally-rich theme that could work well for a boy or a girl.

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Goodnight, Moon

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Goodnight, Moon

Everyone's favorite (and most nostalgic) children's book makes for the sweetest baby shower theme.

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Stars Wars

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Stars Wars

Saving the best for last, a truly epic theme that all the geeked-out parents will appreciate.

Originally published Feb. 2014. Updated Oct. 2016.

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