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So your BFF is gearing up to welcome her new baby any day now, and as her best friend, you need to come up with the perfect baby shower theme that will make a mark and kick start her journey to becoming a mama.
You may not want to succumb to played-out and overdone themes such as sailor themes for boys and just plain princess themes for little girls. It’s always a good idea to base a theme around the future mom’s favorite things, but if you want something that goes the extra mile, we have some ideas for you!
Garden Party and High Tea
If you are not ready to reveal or don’t know the sex of the baby, planning a shower around the mommy is your best bet. Why not go for something classy and elegant like a nice high tea gathering in the garden?
Have everyone dress up to the nines and serve tea and other finger foods in delicate and intricate teacups and saucers. Decorate the garden with garlands, satin sashes, and bouquets of flowers.
Friends Baby Shower Theme
Remember that episode of friends where Rachel had her baby shower? We don’t know a single person who doesn’t enjoy the classic and iconic TV show, so why not base the theme around Friends?
Have the same finger sandwiches and tea that Phoebe wanted for Monica’s birthday party (you can forgo the stripper Phoebe wanted for her bachelorette). Combine all the presents Rachel wanted for her baby shower and take a page out of Monica’s book when decorating the venue from one of the many parties she’s thrown in her legendary apartment.
Unicorn Baby Shower
A unicorn is a mystical creature almost as magical as a newborn baby. A unicorn baby shower theme is a good one to go for, whether you know or don’t know the sex of the baby. Just make sure you bring plenty of sparkles and sprinkles with you!
Go for a white and pink theme for the anticipated little girl and a white and blue theme for the inevitable arrival of the baby boy. Choose the colors of the rainbow if it’s to remain a surprise.
Superhero Baby Shower
Parents are heroes to their babies! What better way to welcome a new baby than with all the superhero aunties and uncles that will play a role in their growth?
You can have everyone come dressed as their favorite superheroes. Decorations are easy to find nowadays, especially since superhero movies have made such a mark in entertainment.
Exotic Baby Shower
It’s sad but true that when your BFF welcomes the new baby home, the time for vacations and even a girls’ day or night diminishes greatly. Why not throw her one last hurrah before the sleepless nights begin?
Lots of people associate an exotic vacation with downtime. Whisk her away to the Hawaiian tropics or a tropical destination in Southeast Asia, complete with palm trees, snacks, and upbeat music.
Mermaid Baby Shower
We have a preference for mystical creatures, and to follow up on the unicorn theme, we also have a pretty mermaid theme for little girls. Turquoise, lavender, and other shades of blue and purple with hints of sparkle should be the main colors.
It’s the equivalent of a nautical theme for baby girls, so get your anchors ready, have plenty of seashells handy, sparkly fish scales, sand, and more! Clear balloons can double as bubbles at this unique baby shower.
Mustache Baby Shower
We can’t leave out the baby boys, and even though he’s still a good 18 or so years away from growing his own mustache, nothing is stopping you from planning the shower around this theme.
Go for blue, black, and white as the main colors with mustache balloons, clip-on mustaches, mustache cakes and cookies, and everything else you can think of. It’s even cuter to pair the mustaches with little bowties.
Storybook Baby Shower
This is a great nostalgic play on a baby shower. We all grew up having favorite Disney characters and children’s fables, so why not have all invitees dress up as characters in a story of your choice?
Decorate the venue to look like a castle, a gingerbread house, or a palace, depending on what story you choose. Go from there!
Teddy Bear Baby Shower
Teddy bears are the most iconic stuffed toys. Every adult grew up with at least one in their crib, and every child probably still has one now. Decorate the room with everything teddy bear, including stuffed bears of every color, size, and gender littered around.
Don’t forget balloons and building blocks to round out the decorations. Design the snacks and drinks around the theme as well.
Baby Baby Shower
Sometimes a generic theme can be a great one. Why not try all things baby? Think pacifiers, diapers, baby bottles, and bibs. A baby themed baby shower is one of the easiest to plan for.
No matter which theme you decide to go for, we’re sure the mommy-to-be will be incredibly grateful. Don’t forget to create a unique hashtag for the occasion and take lots and lots of photos so the wonderful event will remain an everlasting memory for all those in attendance.