The overdone balloons and streamers in pink and blue of yesteryear have finally been replaced with unique and imaginative decorations. There is no limit one what can be done for a baby shower. Even showers with themes such as couples, environmentally friendly, holidays, and children’s stories are all acceptable themes to choose for a baby shower no matter if the budget is small or extravagant.
A couples theme baby shower can be centered around a backyard barbeque, at a beach destination, or even during a televised sports game. By purchasing invitations and decorative novelties that tie into the couples theme you have chosen, moms as well as dads will feel comfortable joining in the festivities. One great party idea is to hold a gender neutral game like sports and pop culture trivia.
If Christmas will be the holiday theme you chose for your baby shower, a Christmas tree decorated with baby booties, pacifiers, teething rings, and other useful objects for infants is a fantastic idea. The tree can be completed with a baby blanket acting as a tree skirt.
Easter is another popular holiday choice. Put the final touches on this baby shower theme with centerpieces created from Easter baskets and fill them with essential baby items for the expectant mother to take home with her.
Environmentally friendly showers are all the rage right now. With this kind of shower, the event usually takes place in the park, at the beach, or in the hostess’ back yard. Packets of vegetable, flower, and plant seed can be utilized for thank you notes, invitations, and table placements. Plants and flowers can be wonderful decorative ideas. Guests can take turns naming celebrities who have contributed to eco-friendly causes for party game fun.
The classic children’s books theme is another unique baby shower idea that can be infused into the shower in a variety of ways. Stuffed animals and poster cut-outs of characters are the ideal decorations. The hostess can provide a cake with a popular story character theme and attendees could give the expectant mother story books to begin the baby’s book collection.
For Those on a Budget
Not everybody has a large budget to work with in regards to baby showers; here are a few creative, inexpensive ways to punch up any baby shower. Centerpieces can be created with a bowl of water, rocks for the bottom, and rubber ducks floating on top. Or guests may circulate a blank book or a diary in order to write down helpful hints, words of wisdom, humorous anecdotes, and comforting advice to present to the mother at the end of the shower for her to refer to during times when she needs extra encouragement and support.