Baby Girl Shower Themes
Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what you'd like for your little girl. If the mommy-to-be is having a girl, nix the all-pink shower, and opt for one of these creative themes instead! These chic and modern themes will be the perfect way to celebrate the impending birth.
Time of Day Baby Shower
Description: This theme focuses around different times in a baby's day such as feeding time, playtime, bedtime, bath-time, etc.
Decorations: Consider doing a clock theme, or decorations that represent the different times such as the sun, the moon, a toy, baby bottles, or rubber duckies.
Gifts: Have each guest bring a present for a specific time of the baby's day. For example, guests can bring gifts such as a bib or bottle for feeding time, jammies for bedtime, and toys for playtime.
Refreshments: Serve a buffet of different foods from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dessert can include a clock shaped cake, or cupcakes with little baby bottles charms on top.
Games: These should focus on different timed events, such as musical chairs, timed guessing games, relay races, etc.
Memories Baby Shower
Description: The focus of the shower is the month and/or year that the baby is born in. Guests can bring a scrapbook page or tiny booklet for the baby, or photos, newspaper clippings, popular music, almost anything to put into a time capsule. These memories will definitely be treasured!
Decorations: Hang movie, music, and other posters that commemorate a specific year, it can be the year the baby is born, but it's more fun if it's the year the mom was born, or some other meaningful era, and play music from that time.
Guest's Attire: Have your guests come dressed in that theme if it commemorates a past year. (e.g. Poodle skirts, and leather jackets for a 50s theme)
Refreshments: Serve foods that commemorate the year or decade. For example, if your theme is 50s, serve hamburgers, fries, and milkshakes.
Games: Create a questionnaire to ask the mommy-to-be about her likes and dislikes at different ages. Have your guests guess the answers. Another fun game would be to have your guests recount their earliest memories of the new mom and read each memory aloud. Have everyone guess who the memory belongs to and have fun taking a stroll through memory lane.
Favors: For the baby shower favors, give your guests a CD of music from the era in a personalized CD cover.
Teddy Bear Nursery Baby Shower
Description: If the parents are planning a nursery for the baby, the shower can revolve around the nursery's theme. This can be colors, cartoon characters, animals, or certain types of toy. Since this theme depends on your nursery, your favors, decorations, games, and refreshments will vary. In this example, invite your guests to a teddy bear tea party-perfect for a baby girl's baby shower!
Decorations: For example, if the nursery's central theme is teddy bears and classic baby cribs, then have the decorations match the theme, such as a table set up as a classic tea party with a rose-bud tea-set, and vases filled with roses and other pretty flowers. Use a lace tablecloth, and serve several dishes in tea party fashion.
Guest's Attire: Have your guests wear frilly dresses, and seat them next to teddy bears dressed in different outfits. Give each guest a party hat and give the mommy to be a tiara and teddy bear scepter.
Gifts: Guests can also bring gifts relating to the nursery theme, such as custom teddy bears from build-a-bear, teddy bear style hoodies, books about bears, and onesies with little bears.
Refreshments: No tea party would be complete without fresh scones and clotted cream. Serve a classic English high tea with tea sandwiches and other yummy finger foods. Don't forget to keep that pinky in the air!
Games: For this theme you can basically pretend like you're all 5 again. Games can consist of changing a bear's diaper races, or pin the onesie on the baby bear.
Colorful Baby Shower
Description: Decorate and base the shower on a favorite color, or if you can't make up your mind, have a crayon box party. This shower idea can be a perfect theme for baby boys or baby girls by basing the colors on the gender of the baby. Deviate from the usual blue, pink and yellow by using more jewel tones such as purple and gold or lush colors like moss green and rose.
Decorations: If you choose to do multiple colors, decorate the place with lots of colorful streamers, balloons, and Crayola crayon cut-outs. Have coloring books on tables on one end, cookie or cupcake decorating on another end, and various white onesies on another where your guests can decorate them for the new baby.
Refreshments: Make your food fit in with them color scheme as well, by having a candy buffet with jelly beans, m&ms, skittles, and gummy bears, and have different colored juices for guests to mix as they please.
Gifts: Bring colorful gifts for the new baby, or for a second-time mom, bring gifts to her in her favorite color.
Games: Ask your guests to come in bright colors and give each guest a diaper pin. Forbid them from saying the word color, or any color name and whoever says one, will lose their pin. The person with the most pins at the end of the night wins. You can also have your guests create self-portraits of themselves as babies on paper plates. Allow them to get in touch with their inner Picassos or Da Vincis and have a variety of materials available. The more traditional artists will most likely prefer crayons, colored pencils, and water colors, but encourage the more off-beat ones by having lots of different beads, marshmallows, pebbles, sticks, and clay.
Picture Party Baby Shower
Description: Make the shower into a scrapbooking party so that the new baby will have a scrapbook ready for all his or her memories! Provide scrapbooking supplies and have each guest make a separate page for the baby's scrapbook.
Decorations: Your decorations should reflect the picture theme, so post baby pictures of the mom and dad-to-be. Hang these up with clothespins from clothesline around the room.
Gifts: The scrap-book itself would be a great gift for the mommy-to-be, but for a second-time mommy, consider having your guests pitch in for a professional photography session for the new family.
Refreshments: Serve a "collage" of refreshments, such as plain cheese pizzas to which guests can add their own ingredients or have an ice cream sundae bar with a variety of toppings. For the drinks serve your guests smoothies.
Games: For the games, have your guests each bring a baby picture of themselves, and have them guess who is who. The person with the most correct answers wins.
Girly Sleepover Baby Shower
Description: Turn the shower into a full-fledged girl's night and have a slumber party! This is especially good if you are having out of town guests.
Guest's Attire: Have your guests come in their frilliest PJs and slippers!
Decorations: These can include a makeover area where you can lay out different shades of nail polish, lipsticks, eye-shadows, various brushes, and lots of mirrors. On another end of the room, have a floor space filled with pillows and blankets set in front of a TV and DVD player with a large selection of chick flicks.
Gifts: Gifts can also be in a bedtime theme, with PJs for baby, baby monitors, or even pretty PJs for the mom-to-be.
Refreshments: Slumber party food such as popcorn, hot chocolate, and cookies are a must! For even more fun, bake some cookies beforehand and cut with baby cookie cutters, then have all your guests decorate their own cookies for a sweet treat that they can later take home.
Games & Entertainment: Play a variation of Tinkle in the Pot by having everybody stuff pillows down their shirts. The ladies should then place a quarter between their knees and race to the other end of the room where they should then try to dump it into a jar. Whoever gets the most quarters into her jar within a specific time wins. Aside from that, you could have a masseuse come in to give the girls all chair massages and if the budget allows, spice things up and host the shower at a local bed and breakfast or at a spa hotel.
Bath-time Ducky Baby Shower
Description: This theme is related to the Time of Day, but it focuses on bath-time! This theme would be great for a summer-time pool party.
Decorations: The decorations should include lots of rubber duckies, fish, and bath-time toys. If you're hosting the party outside, be sure to have plenty of beach-balls, floatation devices, and lots of blue and yellow. Set up some bubble makers on the side to create that bath-time look, and of course have some bubble wands and lots of soapy water ready in case any of the guests want to get in on the action.
Guest's Attire: Tell your guests to come dressed for bath-time in their favorite bathing suit, bathrobe, and to bring their favorite bath-toy.
Refreshments: The refreshments should consist of pool party foods. You should have a spread of chips, vegetables, fruits, and various dips. For the drinks, have something bubbly such as mini sparkling cider bottles.
Games and Entertainment: Have a water-themed relay race by having guests Tinkle in the Pot with water balloons and then bathing baby dolls.
Girl's Night Out Baby Shower
Description: This is a great idea if the mom-to-be already has a lot of baby clothes and supplies or if she's a second-time mommy. Since this theme focuses more on the mom, host a party that is more her style. Consider having a girl's night out theme party.
Guest's Attire: Have the ladies come in their chicest outfits.
Decorations: Play some lounge-y music for the beginning of the party and dim the lights. Decorate with lots of pillows and throws, and have a designated spot reserved for dancing, complete with a disco ball.
Gifts: Guests can bring presents for the mom to use in the future, such as gift certificates for babysitting, housekeeping, restaurants, and play centers. Guests can also bring gifts such as bath products, candles, spa treatments, and other products that will help the mom-to-be to relax.
Refreshments: Serve them cocktails (and don't forget about the mocktails for mommy) and a variety of appetizers to get the lounge feel.
Games: Play a chick-flick version of Scene It. Later, test out each other's skills in karaoke and end the night by turning out the lights and having a dance party.