Undoubtedly, one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life is pregnancy. A new little life growing inside of you, feeling the intense love for your child, and so much more. There are also some fun perks that come along with it too, like the baby shower! A party to celebrate the arrival of your new little bundle of joy, you’ll receive all kinds of gifts for your child, clothes, toys, bedding and so much more! Another fun part of the shower is the planning! You get to decide the guests, the cake, and even the theme! But what theme should you go with? Sure there are the generic zoo animals and pinks and blues, but you’re baby is going to be a unique little person, and you want that to shine through at the shower soiree! We’re going to count down the top ten most unique baby shower ideas!
Step right up and come on in to our circus themed shower celebration! Invites can be a throwback to old-time circus poster advertisements, and this can be a fun little bash filled with circus treats like popcorn, candies and more. To make the room feel a little more like the big top, you can easily hang some fabric around the room! Games could include fun little gems like ring toss, while favors could be an elephant trinket box, reminiscent of the animals so often seen at the circus!
If you’re a sports lover, then a baseball themed shower would be right up your alley! Invitations can be created to look just like baseball game tickets, while the fare could be stadium-themed food like hot dogs, pretzels and peanuts! A delicious cake can be made to look like a baseball, and you can hit it out of the park with little baseball favors, perhaps even personalizing them with the words “L’il Slugger!”
There is nothing like some good old fashioned arts and crafts to bring a room together! Having a craft themed baby shower can be a whole lot of fun! A wonderful activity that everyone can get involved in is personalizing onesies for your little one! A wide array of iron-ons, non-toxic fabric paint and more are available for everyone’s crafting pleasure! This crafting theme can even extend as far as the cake! By taking a cake base, covered in white fondant, you can allow your guests to decorate your cake with all kinds of different colored frosting!
Jack and Jill Shower
While mom may be the one toting baby around in her belly, dad is always there supporting her! Daddy shouldn’t be missing out on all the fun! So why not host a “Jack and Jill” shower? Themes to keep in mind for this co-ed bash could be a barbecue or even a Hawaiian luau. A cute idea for favors is perhaps personalized soda bottles, or something that is unisex friendly. After all, dad may not appreciate all the frills and fluffiness!
Library Themed Showers
Experts say that it is never to early to start reading to your child, so why not have a library themed baby shower? Have each guest bring along their favorite children’s book and read a little bit of them out loud so you can get a feel of what stories you like! Afterward, everyone can enjoy a light brunch and take home book themed favors!
Eco Friendly Shower
These days, there is so much trash and pollution in this world. But we can all always do our part to help out mother nature when we can. Having an eco-friendly baby shower is one way to do it! You’ll not only be helping the environment, but you’ll also be getting your child off to a great start in life! Invite your guests using e-mail or recycled paper. Encourage your guests to bring an eco-friendly gift-they can use their imagination! Perhaps everyone can celebrate this new life by planting a tree in the expectant couples yard? Then everyone can dine on a vegetarian lunch and take home packets of seeds as favors!
This is a fun idea for a shower, especially if baby is due in the summertime! Have a backyard barbecue with your closest friends and family! Enjoy typical barbecue fare, hamburgers, hotdogs and the like. Hold a ‘diaper raffle’ where each guest who brings a pack of diapers gets a ticket, and when the shower is over, one ticket is pulled out of a hat and they get a small prize (this could be anything, a gift card, a small trinket—whatever you can think of!). Have guests take home some yummy baby themed candy as a favor!
The ‘Shower’ Shower
Take the name literally! This is a fun theme to work with if you’re due to deliver in the springtime! Create this theme by taking bags of stuffing (you can usually find this in your local craft store), and create oversized and fluffy clouds! Cut out paper raindrops and hang them beneath! Have your guests sip on seltzer water and dine on salads and fresh fruit! For favors, get some mini watering cans and add a few lollipops decorated to look like flowers!
‘I Love You To The Moon and Back’ Shower
A beautiful sentiment for a beautiful family! Center the shower around this sweet sentiment by decorating the room with celestial shapes, such as the moon, sun and stars! Some deep blue fabric hung around the room would give it a cozy feel. In lieu of traditional cake, have the guests munch on some crescent moon shaped cookies. For favors, you can give your guests a moon or star shaped trinket box or ornament.
‘The Baby Ballot’ Shower
Center a baby shower around this fun theme! This is ideal if you aren’t finding out if it’s a boy or a girl, but it can be done even if only you and your partner know what the baby is! When guests arrive, have them fill out a ‘baby ballot’, voting which gender the baby will be, and at the bottom have them write a little piece of advice! These will be fun to look at after the shower is over! In lieu of the typical political animal symbols, use different ones like bunnies and bears, or whatever you can come up with! Guests can take home cute little ‘I Voted’ pins as favors!
No matter what theme you choose to go with, the one thing to always remember during your baby shower is to have fun!