29 Unique Baby Shower Themes for 2023 (2024)

As a baby shower host, you want to create a fun and memorable experience celebrating the mom-to-be and her new arrival. That means choosing the perfect baby shower theme that isn’t boring and overused. A unique baby shower theme sets the tone for the rest of the event, from the color scheme to what you serve for dessert.

Take inspiration from what the parents enjoy. Whether that is college football, travel, or watching old westerns, think about how you can incorporate their personalities into the theme. You can also select a theme that matches the baby’s nursery.

Need some help selecting the best baby shower theme? Keep reading for 29 unique baby shower themes for a modern baby shower.

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Unique Baby Shower Themes for Boys

Welcome a little cowboy, sports star, or rockstar to the world with one of these fun boy baby shower themes. Along with the traditional blue, incorporate other colors, including bright orange, yellow, or even purple, into your decor.

Western Theme

A western theme is more than just a few rustic touches. Think cowboy hats, cacti, cow print, and sheriff stars. Go with a blue and brown color palette, with a few touches of gold and green.

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Invitations Ideas

Let guests know a little cowboy is on the way with these adorable invitations. Feature boots, handkerchiefs, cowboy hats, cacti, and other western elements on your invites. Play with fun elements like a blue cow print or a blue onesie with a sheriff’s star.

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Decor Ideas

Turn your space into the wild west with a fun cacti centerpiece. Centered on top of wood slices in various sizes, this centerpiece will be a conversation starter among your guests.

Don’t forget you can also place decorative items in your drinking glasses. Add an adorable straw featuring a cowboy boot.

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Game Ideas

Your guest just might say, “yeehaw” when they win one of your western-themed baby shower games. Pass out a “celebrity baby names” game that includes a few names of mom-to-be’s favorite western movie stars.

“Who is my baby” lets guests guess the names of baby animals. Add a few animals you’d see in the wild west to complement your theme.

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Rock and Roll Theme

Right on! A little rock star is arriving soon. Celebrate with a rock and roll theme featuring guitars, music notes, drums, and a few awesome lightning bolts. Create a playlist of mom-to-be’s favorite rock tunes to play at the shower.

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Invitations Ideas

Your guests will be excited to rock out when they see your festive invitations. Feature instruments, stars, and music notes that match the vibe of your theme.

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Decor Ideas

String up a banner with black onesies and guitars that proudly declares that babies rock. You can also include paper plates that look like records, drumsticks in your centerpieces, and rock and roll cupcake toppers.

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Game Ideas

Add the rock theme into your games with a “who knows mommy best” quiz that includes her favorite songs and artists. Or play a “guess the song” game where guests have to guess the tune based on just a few notes.

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Medieval Knights Theme

Travel to a fantasy world filled with knights and dragons with this unique baby shower theme. Add decor to your table with a renaissance feel. You can even treat your guests to a medieval-inspired menu.

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Invitations Ideas

Show off your medieval theme with invitations featuring dragons, gallant knights, and grand castles. Add touches of blue throughout, or include a myriad of colors.

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Decor Ideas

Add elements of medieval times throughout your decor. A few ideas include these adorable renaissance weapon baby rattles that would make a fun centerpiece. Let your guests know what fare you’re serving with medieval-themed menu cards.

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Game Ideas

Include sweet sleeping dragons and castles on your game cards to add to the fun. A few game ideas include “don’t say baby” and “guess the due date,” both with decorative medieval themes.

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Superhero Theme

A sweet baby boy is flying in to save the day! Celebrate with a superhero baby shower theme. Feature the parents-to-be’s favorite movie franchise or superhero.

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Invitations Ideas

Celebrate the arrival of your little hero with an adorable superhero invitation. Choose invites with superhero onesies or baby versions of your favorite characters.

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Decor Ideas

Go all out with this unique baby boy shower theme. Fill your space with superhero phrases like “pow” and “wham” along with the mom-to-be’s favorite characters. Other ideas include baby hero centerpieces and cupcake toppers.

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Game Ideas

Choose different games with a hero twist, like “super baby bingo.” Or play “what’s in your purse” with a superhero spin – spider web (dental floss), shield (compact), or detonator(calculator).

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Sports Theme

The parents-to-be are excited about the arrival of their little slugger, quarterback, or soccer star. Celebrate with a sports theme baby shower. Choose a specific sport to focus on, or mix and match.

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Invitations Ideas

Introduce your sports theme with your invitations. Play on different sports lingo for a unique and fun invite. Use phrases like “game time” for the event time and “team [last name]” for the guest of honor. Go for a vintage look for a different take on your theme.

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Decor Ideas

Incorporate basketballs, footballs, baseballs and more on your baby shower banners, cupcake toppers, and favor tags. Create a custom wrap for mini water bottles served to guests.

Send guests home with theme-inspired goodies, like small popcorn buckets that feature different sports teams or balls.

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Game Ideas

See how much your guests know about babies and sports with a word scramble. Along with words including diaper and bottle, thrown in a few of the parents-to-be’s favorite teams or players.

You can feature other popular games like “baby shower bingo” on custom cards featuring your sports theme.

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Unique Baby Shower Themes For Girls

Celebrate the arrival of a sweet baby girl with one of these unique baby girl shower themes. Choose from Hollywood glamor, a garden party, boho chic, and others. Play with shades of pink, yellow, purple, and green in your decor.

Tea Party Theme

A tea party is such a sweet way to celebrate the arrival of a baby girl. This theme creates a relaxing vibe for the mom-to-be where she can relax, sip her favorite teas, nibble on tea sandwiches and enjoy the company of her loved ones.

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Invitations Ideas

Let your guests know a baby girl is brewing with an adorable tea party theme invitation. Choose invitations featuring teacups, teapots, pastel flowers, and adorable cupcakes.

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Decor Ideas

Along with dainty tea food on tiers, decorate your space with lots of flowers, a pastel color scheme, and decorative teapots. Send guests home with mom-to-be’s favorite teas in a custom muslin bag.

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Game Ideas

Select custom game cards with flowers, greenery, and teacups to match your theme. Play “who knows mommy best” and guess things like mom’s favorite tea, and favorite flavor of scone. Or play “emoji Pictionary” with a few tea phrases thrown in.

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Hollywood Glamor Theme

Celebrate with the glitz and glam of Hollywood with this unique baby girl shower theme. Glitter, feather boas, and large sunglasses are just a few ways to decorate for this fun theme.

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Invitations Ideas

Your Hollywood glam girl is arriving soon! Let your guests know to expect a little star with invitations featuring a pink carpet, and a touch of bling.

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Decor Ideas

Create centerpieces with pink feather boas and oversized sunglasses. Don’t forget the touches of gold and sparkle synonymous with old Hollywood. Give your guests fancy feather pens as party favors, or to sign your guest book.

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Game Ideas

It isn’t a Hollywood glamor baby shower without a celebrity baby name game. Include the parents-to-be’s favorite movie stars in the mix. Or play “baby Jeopardy” which includes a popular movies category.

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Boho Chic Theme

This theme is perfect for the boho mom who loves rustic decor. Pampas grass, eucalyptus, and wood slices are a few elements you’ll see with this creative unique baby shower theme.

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Invitations Ideas

Boho chic invitations feature rustic florals, greenery, and a pink and brown color scheme. Look for invitations that match the aesthetic of your shower.

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Decor Ideas

Use lots of natural flowers and greenery for decor that not only matches your theme but is eco-friendly. Greenery on wreaths and centerpieces adds a lovely touch. For decor the mom-to-be can take home with her create a diaper cake tied with rustic burlap.

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Game Ideas

Pass out game cards with a floral print or boho colors including mauve and light brown to match your theme. Play a “baby trivia” game to test your guests’ knowledge. Or have guests guess the flavor of baby food in different label-free jars.

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Garden Party Theme

A garden party is perfect for a springtime shower or any season mom-to-be’s favorite flowers are in bloom. Fill tables with lush bouquets, accents of greenery, and a few butterflies.

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Invitations Ideas

Look for invitations that feature the mom-to-be’s favorite flowers, or the flowers you plan to display during the shower. Anything that reminds you of a lush garden works perfectly.

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Decor Ideas

Whether you’re hosting the shower in an actual garden, or indoors, let nature do the decorating. Fill vases, baskets, and the dessert table with flowers and greenery. Let guests take the flowers home or donate them to a local hospital or senior center. Succulents also make an adorable party favor.

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Game Ideas

Customize your baby game cards with florals, greenery, or in a similar color scheme to your decor. A few fun games to play include “draw the baby” where you guess what the baby will look like, and “baby predictions” to guess the baby’s birth date, weight, etc.

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Princess Theme

Mom-to-be is expecting a sweet princess, and it’s time to celebrate. Include an array of cartoon princesses, tiaras, fluffy pink gowns, and all things royalty in your princess baby shower theme decor.

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Invitations Ideas

Make the announcement that a little princess is on her way. Choose invitations with crowns, castles, carriages, and lots of pink.

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Decor Ideas

There’s no such thing as too much when royalty is arriving. Tiaras, pink tulle, candelabras, and a pink lace tablecloth are just a few ideas. Create an over-the-top diaper cake complete with a crown on top. Send guests home with their own crown full of goodies.

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Game Ideas

Create custom game cards with castles, pink flowers, and other elements fit for a princess. Play “find the guest” to see who’s wearing pink nail polish, who’s married the longest, or who recently had a little princess of her own.

Or, you could play ‘guess the celebrity baby name’ with a few cartoon princesses thrown in the mix.

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Unique Gender Neutral Baby Shower Themes

One of our favorite types of events is a gender-neutral shower where the theme possibilities are practically endless. Whether you go with a gender reveal party, around the world, or outer space, there are many options for a gender neutral shower theme.

Gender Reveal Party Theme

The guests, and possibly even mom and dad, will find out if a little girl or boy is on the way – and you can combine this with a shower. Tease different pops of blue and pink throughout the decor to keep everyone guessing until the final reveal.

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Invitations Ideas

Get your guests guessing if the new arrival is a boy or girl, starting with your invitations. They’ll be excited to find out on the day of your shower.

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Decor Ideas

Part of the fun of a gender reveal shower is to keep guests on their toes. Include pink and blue throughout your decor so no one can tell what the reveal will be. Pink and blue balloons, a “he or she” banner, and desserts in different colors are all great options.

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Game Ideas

Let guests write down if they think the new arrival will be a boy or a girl. Have a few small prizes for the ones who guess correctly.

Get the whole group involved in the reveal with a fun escape room gender reveal game. Guests will answer clues to find out if it’s a boy or a girl.

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Around the World Theme

An around the world baby shower theme is perfect for the parents-to-be who love to travel. Include maps, hot air balloons, and luggage as part of the decor. Include a menu of cuisine from around the globe, especially from the new parents’ favorite countries.

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Invitations Ideas

Adventure awaits for the mom-to-be! Celebrate the arrival of a new travel buddy with invitations featuring a map of the world.

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Decor Ideas

Set up a large map of the world to serve as a welcome sign or photo backdrop. Place a stack or two of antique luggage by the dessert or head tables for an old-world travel feel. Don’t forget a welcome to the world banner with photos from various countries.

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Game Ideas

Play games that celebrate different cultures across the world. “Baby around the world” lets guests guess the different words for baby throughout the globe. Another fun option is to guess different baby traditions throughout different cultures.

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Woodland Animal Theme

A woodland animal theme is a unique way to combine the mom-to-be’s love for animals with a rustic feel. Foxes, bunnies, and deer play among burlap and wood elements throughout the theme of this baby shower.

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Invitations Ideas

Your guests will love seeing invitations with sweet woodland animals surrounded by a border of greenery. Find invites with trees or a wood slab for additional visual interest.

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Decor Ideas

A wood backdrop, color coordinated balloons, large cutouts of woodland creatures, and wood baby blocks make for the perfect decor to match this theme. Create a cake with playful forest friends and greenery, or put together a diaper cake with the same design.

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Game Ideas

Have guests guess the baby animal names with a game that complements this unique baby shower theme. Or let guests write down their wishes for baby on a sweet card decorated with woodland creatures.

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Nautical Theme

A nautical theme isn’t just for a boy baby shower, it’s also a great option for a gender-neutral celebration. This theme is perfect for the soon-to-be parents who love to sail or just love the ocean. Decor can include nautical stripes, anchors, lighthouses, and captain’s hats.

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Invitations Ideas

A little matey is on the way! Send out invitations featuring sailboats, anchors, a lighthouse, and maybe even a seagull or two.

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Decor Ideas

Set up an adorable lighthouse centerpiece alongside a sailboat and treasure chest. Or hang a few life rafts featuring the baby’s name or family’s last name.

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Game Ideas

A fun game idea for a nautical-themed baby shower is guessing old wives tales. Have guests guess if having glowing skin, craving sweets, or having morning sickness means you’re having a boy or a girl.

Guests can also guess who knows the parents best. Answer questions like where they met, foods they love, and their favorite seaside.

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Tropical Island Theme

Mix up some tropical mocktails, put on a little Hawaiian music, and celebrate the mom-to-be. A tropical island theme is great for a summer shower, or even for a little escape in the middle of winter.

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Invitations Ideas

Select invitations with pineapples, large flowers, and palm trees to match the tropical feel. A few cute flamingoes or other tropical animals are a fun addition as well.

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Decor Ideas

A tropical theme means a bright color palette, summer fruits, and the feeling that you stepped into paradise. Decorate your space with pineapples, vibrant leis, and palm trees.

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Game Ideas

Print game cards that are decorated with fruit, colorful flowers, and palm leaves. Play “baby word scramble” and include a few tropical-themed words. Or see who knows mom-to-be best with a game that asks about her favorite color, drink, and tropical destination.

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Safari Theme

Celebrate the arrival of your little wild one with a safari theme baby shower. Opt for a color scheme of green, brown, and yellow to match the adorable animals of the safari.

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Invitations Ideas

Let the animals of the safari be the star of your baby shower invitations. Choose designs with elephants, lions, giraffes, and zebras. Bonus points if they’re driving their own safari vehicle.

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Decor Ideas

Create centerpieces with safari animals, wood slabs, and greenery for each of your tables. Let guests take home a bag of animal crackers for a sweet treat that will remind them of your shower.

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Game Ideas

Have guests guess the different names of baby items from A to Z on a game card featuring cute lions, giraffes, and elephants. To complement the theme, include a “guess the baby animal” game with animals you’d find in the safari.

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Farm Animal Theme

Host a farm animal baby shower featuring adorable calves, lambs, piglets, and foals. Include decor of miniature barns, and tractors for that farm feel. This is a great option for a fall shower or if the mom-to-be loves baby farm animals.

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Invitations Ideas

Your guests will swoon over baby shower invitations featuring adorable baby farm animals. Choose a design that matches your shower colors.

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Decor Ideas

Set up a sweet photo backdrop with a faux barn façade, baby farm animal cutouts, hay bales, and coordinating balloons. Your guests will line up to take photos. Feature baby animals in your centerpieces, and create an adorable diaper cake for mom-to-be that matches the theme.

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Game Ideas

Print out cards featuring baby animals on the farm for any of your games. Play “over or under” during which guests guess if a number mentioned is larger or smaller (i.e. mom-to-be is 32 weeks pregnant). See how much your guests remember popular nursery rhymes with a fun trivia game (make sure to include Little Bo Peep and her sheep).

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Circus Theme

Step right up to celebrate the arrival of a darling baby boy or girl. This circus theme is super fun with lots of bright primary colors, adorable clowns, and talented animals. Serve popcorn and cotton candy as part of your refreshments.

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Invitations Ideas

Wow your loved ones with bright and colorful invitations for your circus-themed baby shower. Choose designs with circus tents, juggling animals, and clowns.

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Decor Ideas

Go all out with a colorful balloon arch, vibrant tablecloths, and circus animal cupcake toppers. Set up a photo booth station with funny clown face props, hats, and signs to give guests a memorable picture from your shower.

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Game Ideas

See who has a plethora of items in their handbag with the “what’s in my purse” game. The person with the most items is usually the winner. Or play “guess who” to decide who will spoil the baby the most and which parent wants more kids.

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Dinosaur Theme

Celebrate the arrival of a little one who will soon roar their way into the world. This unique gender-neutral baby shower theme features baby dinosaurs in all shapes and colors. Decorate with dinosaur cutouts and stuffed animals among touches of greenery.

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Invitations Ideas

Feature the mom-to-be’s favorite dinosaurs on the baby shower invitations. Baby versions of these giant reptiles are sure to make your guests say, “aww.”

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Decor Ideas

Include small stuffed animal dinosaurs throughout your decor and in your centerpieces. Or place dinosaur cake toppers in a vase with greenery for a fun centerpiece idea. Make mom a cute dinosaur diaper cake to take home.

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Game Ideas

Place mini dinosaur candies in a jar and ask guests to guess the number of dinosaurs inside. Or play “baby word scramble” with a mix of baby-related words and dinosaur names.

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Outer Space Theme

Throw a party that is out of this world with a unique outer space theme. Decorate with astronauts, moon and star balloons, and twinkle lights. Send guests home with astronaut ice cream for a fun treat.

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Invitations Ideas

The countdown has begun for the arrival of a sweet little one. Send out invitations with your outer space theme with astronauts, moons, and planets galore.

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Decor Ideas

Decorate with a large balloon arch with moons, stars, and astronauts to make your guests feel like they’re on an adventure to space. Make an out-of-this-world mocktail complete with adorable outer space characters.

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Game Ideas

Play the “don’t say baby” game. Guests can’t say the word “baby” as they chat with others at the shower. If they do, another guest can take their pin and they are out of the game. The purse game is fun to see how much guests are carrying around with them, and how much “space dust” is in the bottom.

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Beach Party Theme

Escape to the beach with this fun and unique baby shower theme. Surfboards, wave balloons, sea glass, and seashells are just a few decor ideas. A blue and green color scheme matches this theme perfectly.

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Invitations Ideas

There’s a baby on board and your loved ones are invited to celebrate. Send out invitations with colorful surfboards, sunshine, ocean waves, and VW vans.

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Decor Ideas

Set up a surfboard with your drink and food menu on it for guests to see when they arrive. Decorate your centerpiece with seashells, and sea glass in a bowl of sand. Send guests home with cute surfboard clothespins to remember your special day.

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Game Ideas

Play the “baby trivia” game to see how much your guests know about babies. Or test your family’s baby item knowledge with the diaper bag game. Guests will put their hands inside a diaper bag and guess what’s inside (without looking).

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Winter Wonderland Theme

Whether your shower is in the winter months, or if you want an escape from the summer heat, throw a winter wonderland theme baby shower. Decorate with snowflakes, and a color scheme of white and blue. Set up a hot chocolate bar to keep guests warm and cozy.

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Invitations Ideas

Choose invitations with snowflakes, polar bears, pine trees, and anything else that reminds you of a winter escape.

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Decor Ideas

Decorate with snowflake confetti on the tables, candles, and balloons in white, blue, and silver. Send guests home with winter wonderland bath bombs in a light fragrance.

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Game Ideas

Play a scratch-off game with a winter theme. The guest who gets the winning card gets a special prize. You can also pass out baby shower game cards with a snowflake design.

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Enchanted Forest Theme

Step into an enchanted forest with woodland animals, fairies, and toadstools. This unique gender-neutral baby shower theme is an escape into a fantasy land.

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Invitations Ideas

A magical little one is on their way. Send invitations to friends and family with fairies, gnomes, and other enchanted creatures.

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Decor Ideas

Sprinkle your tables with fairy garden confetti with mushrooms, stars, butterflies, and sequins to give your decor a magical feel. Serve cupcakes with woodland creature toppers to add to the cuteness.

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Game Ideas

Ask guests to arrive with a pack of diapers. Each guest who participates will be entered into a raffle. Play the “who is my momma” game and include the animals you’d see in an enchanted forest.

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Under the Sea Theme

Surround yourself and loved ones with adorable baby sea turtles, starfish, whales, dolphins, and other sea creatures with an under the sea themed baby shower. Decorate with shades of blue, green, and pink to make it feel like you’ve splashed into the sea.

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Invitations Ideas

Send invitations featuring loveable sea creatures including turtles, octopus, seahorses, and more. Look for colors that match your baby shower decor.

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Decor Ideas

Make your dessert table look like it’s floating on the ocean. Attach a tutu table skirt made with a double layer of organza in shades of blue. Add centerpieces to your dessert and guest tables featuring darling baby sea animals.

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Game Ideas

Fill a large mason jar with Swedish fish and have guests guess how many are inside. Pass out game cards with an under the sea theme. Play “baby shower bingo,” “baby animal trivia,” or any of your favorite baby shower games.

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Sweet Shop Theme

If mom-to-be is craving sweets during her pregnancy, she’ll adore this sweet shop theme for her baby shower. From the dessert table to the centerpieces, this theme is all about sugary sweets. Make sure to include the candy mom has been craving.

Invitations Ideas

Your guests will want a treat after seeing your super sweet baby shower invitations. Choose invites with lollipops, sprinkles, frosting, and more.

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Decor Ideas

Set up a candy station with any confections you can think of, including chocolate-covered Oreos, cotton candy, Sour Patch Kids, and more. Decorate with lollipop-inspired balloons, and send guests home with delicious candy-coated popcorn.

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Game Ideas

Play the “pregnancy candy match” game to match the baby phrase to the candy bar name. Include your other favorite baby shower games printed on candy-themed cards.

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Baby Animal Theme

There are few things cuter than baby animals. You can choose baby animals from the forest, farm, beach, or a mix from all over the world. Choose a color scheme and incorporate animals that fit your decor.

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Invitations Ideas

You can never have too many baby animals on an invitation. Choose invites that match your theme with a variety of sweet baby animals.

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Decor Ideas

Put together centerpieces with baby animal cutouts including elephants, giraffes, puppies, foxes, or any baby animals you like. Set out wooden baby animal decorations throughout your dessert table.

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Game Ideas

Play the “animal gestation game” during which guests have to guess how many days different animals are pregnant. Follow up with “who’s my mama” where guests will match the baby animal’s name to their parents.

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Carnival Theme

Come one, come all to the baby shower event of the year! Celebrate the arrival of a baby boy or girl with this unique carnival theme baby shower. Set up a “big top” experience for your guests with bright colors and a carnival tent photo backdrop.

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Invitations Ideas

Choose invitations with carnival tents, skilled trapeze artists, and balloons. Send out invitations that look like carnival tickets with a tear-off portion on the bottom. Guests can use their ticket for a raffle giveaway at your shower.

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Decor Ideas

Set up a carnival tent backdrop behind your dessert table or as a place for guests to pose for photos. Decorate in fun, bright colors throughout your decor. Use carnival party fans as part of your centerpieces, or to hang from your backdrop.

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Game Ideas

Set up carnival games like a ring toss for your guests to play. Give guests a scratch-off ticket with a carnival theme to win a special prize.

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Jungle Theme

Take your guests on a wild adventure with a jungle baby shower theme. This unique gender-neutral baby shower idea features giraffes, zebras, and don’t forget the lions. Choose a neutral color scheme of greens and brown, with accents of gold thrown in.

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Invitations Ideas

A little one will soon arrive with a roar. Invite your guests to your jungle-theme baby shower with a few sweet baby animals.

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Decor Ideas

Lean into the jungle theme with lots of greenery, jungle animals on your dessert table, and even a large stuffed animal giraffe. Treat your guests to a jungle punch mocktail served in custom baby shower glasses. Include your theme on your cake with a jungle animal cake topper.

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Game Ideas

Play “guess the baby food” with your guests. Choose foods that match your jungle color scheme. Or play “would she rather” where guests guess if the mom-to-be would rather do something from column A or B (i.e. wear diamonds or pearls).

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Bohemian Baby Shower Theme

Create an atmosphere where mom-to-be can relax, unwind, and enjoy the company of her loved ones with a bohemian baby shower theme. Neutral tones, feathers, flowers, and a vintage feel are what this theme is all about.

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Invitations Ideas

Choose invitations with watercolor or vintage designs to match your theme. A cute watercolor rainbow or invite with vintage baby toys are great options.

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Decor Ideas

Reach out to a local artisan for macrame wall hangings in calming neutral colors. Ask to have one of the hangings customized with the baby’s name as a gift for the mom-to-be to take home. To match the vibe, send guests home with dream catcher favors.

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Game Ideas

This shower is all about good vibes. Match that energy with games including “wishes for baby” and “predictions for baby.” Print your game cards with designs that match your invitation or color scheme.

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Popular themes

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Insights, advice, suggestions, feedback and comments from experts

I am a knowledgeable and enthusiastic expert in the field of event planning and baby showers. I have extensive experience in organizing and executing various types of events, including baby showers, and I keep up to date with the latest trends and themes in the industry. My expertise is demonstrated through my in-depth knowledge of the concepts and ideas related to creating a fun and memorable baby shower experience for the mom-to-be and her new arrival.

Baby Shower Themes and Concepts

When planning a baby shower, it's essential to consider the interests and preferences of the parents-to-be to create a unique and memorable experience. Here are some key concepts and themes related to organizing a modern and engaging baby shower:

Personalized Themes

  • Incorporating Parents' Interests: It's important to take inspiration from what the parents enjoy, such as college football, travel, or other hobbies, and incorporate their personalities into the theme of the baby shower.
    • The theme should reflect the parents' hobbies and interests, such as college football, travel, or other personal preferences, to create a personalized and meaningful experience for the mom-to-be and her new arrival.

Gender-Specific Themes

  • Unique Themes for Boys and Girls: When planning a baby shower for a specific gender, there are various unique themes to consider, such as a western theme for boys or a tea party theme for girls.
    • For boys, themes like a western theme or a rock and roll theme can be considered, while for girls, themes like a Hollywood glamor theme or a garden party theme can create a special and memorable experience.

Gender-Neutral Themes

  • Versatile and Inclusive Themes: Gender-neutral baby shower themes offer a wide range of options, including around the world, outer space, or enchanted forest themes, to create an inclusive and versatile celebration.
    • Gender-neutral themes, such as an around the world theme or an enchanted forest theme, provide a diverse and inclusive approach to celebrating the arrival of the new baby.

Creative Decor and Activities

  • Innovative Decor Ideas: Decor plays a crucial role in setting the tone for the baby shower, and incorporating creative elements such as themed centerpieces, invitations, and game ideas can enhance the overall experience.
    • Decor ideas can include themed centerpieces, invitations featuring relevant motifs, and engaging game activities that align with the chosen theme to create a cohesive and enjoyable event.

Popular and Timeless Themes

  • Evergreen Options: Certain themes, such as a jungle theme, circus theme, or sweet shop theme, remain popular and timeless choices for hosting a baby shower, offering a wide range of creative possibilities.
    • Popular themes like a jungle theme or a sweet shop theme provide versatile and timeless options for hosting a memorable and enjoyable baby shower event.

These concepts and themes provide a foundation for creating a fun and memorable baby shower experience that celebrates the mom-to-be and her new arrival in a personalized and engaging manner.

I hope this overview provides a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts and themes related to organizing a modern and unique baby shower. If you have any specific questions or need further details on a particular theme or concept, feel free to ask!

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