Planning a baby shower can be a lot of fun, but inevitably comes with a little pre-party stress. If you’re throwing a traditional shower for a friend, co-worker, or relative or having a small sprinkle to celebrate their second baby, we wanted to help with a little baby party inspiration. Even if you’re planning a virtual baby shower, there are plenty of ways to tie in the theme with invites, printable baby shower games, and more.
We’ve rounded up a number of creative baby shower theme ideas your special mama-to-be is sure to love. Any of these ideas can be scaled up to Pinterest-perfect or scaled down to low-key lovely. Here are some adorable baby shower themes we love.
1. A Little Cutie on the Way
Fun and bright, this theme is inspired by Cuties brand clementines and is perfect for a gender-neutral baby shower. Clementines make easy decor accents and Etsy has loads of adorable invites (like these and these!) within this baby shower theme.
2. Tutu Excited for You
Perfect for your ultra-feminine friend who can’t wait to welcome a little princess into the world. Pretty pink decor, florals, and girly-details will make it memorable and Instagram-able.
3. Adventure Awaits
Go travel-themed with hot air balloons and a vintage globe or go woodsy-themed with outdoor adventure details. Either way, this theme is another perfect neutral option and works well for couples baby-showers, as the new parents-to-be are certainly feeling this sentiment.
4. Mama to Bee
Pinterest and Etsy are full of Insta-worthy inspiration within this bee and honey theme. Think honey-themed appetizers, honeycomb shapes, Ball jars, and brown-paper goodies. These honey-comb printable baby shower games are adorable too!
5. Precious Cargo
This shower theme leans a little more traditional boy but could also be gender-neutral using clouds, airplanes, and other travel-themed details.
6. Little Lamb
Timeless little lambs are an adorable addition to a baby shower. You could go with a Mary Had a Little Lamb nursery rhyme-theme or simply add some sweetness with little lamb touches in the invites and at the event.
7. Botanical Baby
Take neutral and green decor cues from nature for a botanical baby shower. Favors could include spa-inspired lip balms or a tiny Trader Joe’s succulent (I attended a shower with this theme and still have my little plant favor!).
8. Holy Guacamole
A baby fiesta is bound to be super fun! Mexican cuisine is great for a group and the Internet is full of fun, festive decor ideas surrounding this baby shower theme.
9. Ready to Pop
The most versatile theme on this list, take the idea wherever you want it to go! Pop can mean popcorn favors, flavored soda, popsicles, balloons, or a mix of it all. I admit I’m a little bit partial to this one because it was the baby shower theme my friends threw for me.
Bonus Baby Shower Ideas
While we don’t have inspo photos to share for these baby shower theme ideas, we can imagine how sweet and fun each one would turn out.
10. Welcome Little Nugget
Think county fair-themed with delicious fried appetizers and red and white checked or striped details.
11. Lucky Little Baby
Rainbows and shamrocks could adorn this baby shower—or if you know baby is a girl “Lucky Little Lady” is a cute alternative shower theme (maybe make the shamrocks pink!).
12. Ciao Baby
Look to Italy for inspiration; consider pasta dishes, pizza, or gelato. For decor, consider leaning into an Italian coastal vibe using lemons (like this sweet lemon banner!) or bright colors.
This article was originally published in March 2020. It has been updated for timeliness.