Whether it’s your first pregnancy or further on down the line, a baby shower is always a momentous occasion in the lives of expectant moms! There’s the loved ones, the pampering and of course the gifts to look forward to. Being the guests of honour is easy… it’s the planning and hosting of the shower that sometimes gets a little hectic.
Should you find yourself in charge of throwing a baby shower for yourself or a lucky mama-to-be, you can make your life a little easier by choosing one of these themes:
If you’re having a boy:
Welcome your little sailor into the world with a shower fit for a captain! Think red, white and navy blue as a colour scheme with sailor hats for guests and ocean blue lemonade. Sea shell chocolates are always a crowd pleaser and your bunting could read, “Ahoy, it’s a boy!”
For the moms who are animal lovers, a jungle themed shower is just perfect! Think animal cookies and colourful cut outs of your favourite critters! Serve a fruity punch to all of your guests and have them arrive wearing animal print.
What better way to welcome your little gentleman than with bowties and moustaches? Get moustache stickers to stick onto all drinking glasses and have each guest arrive with a snazzy bowtie. Serve chocolate moustaches on sticks and enjoy yourself!
Themes for a little girl:
Think “candy land” pinks, whites, polka dots and pastel colours. Have a sweetie table with all kinds of treats for your guests and get them to arrive in their sweetest look.
Every woman’s dream growing up was to be a princess. Don a tiara and let your guests spoil you and your little princess. Think lots of sparkles, lace, the full royal treatment and a tutu around the table!
Think blush pinks and golds for the ultimate in sophistication and glamour. Don your pearls and lace and serve gold-dusted caramel popcorn, shortbread cookies and finger sandwiches.
Celebrate your new little monkey with a more feminine take on a monkey theme! Think cardboard cut outs, pink, white and lime green. Serve banana bread and banana milkshakes and give each guest a baby food jar filled with sweets to take home.
Think lemon yellows, black and white. Stick little cardboard cut out bees all over and serve scones with cream, jam and honey! Get guests to show up in yellow and set up a ballot table where they can cast their “vote” on what gender the baby will be.
Sheep make for a cute shower theme. Think raffia ribbons, cardboard and earth tones with lots of sheep-themed treats!