best baby shower themes

The Best Baby Shower Themes

Choosing the best baby shower theme is one of the FUN parts of being pregnant and expecting a new baby! Planning a baby shower can be such an exciting experience because it’s you and your family’s time to celebrate the new life that is about to enter the world. There are so many creative ways to plan a baby shower, and I will help you through it!

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How can planning a baby shower be fun?

  • You get to be creative~ you get to be creative with decor, activities, and games. You also get to choose an awesome theme and this could be the chance to choose a theme that reflects on your personality and interests. Planning a baby shower allows you to come up with memorable and unique ways to celebrate your newest addition.
  • Socializing~ Planning your baby shower or helping to plan is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your family and friends.
  • Shopping~ going from store to store searching for the cutest baby shower decorations or items can be a blast! Especially if you have a family member or friend to go with you.

Best Baby Shower Themes

  • Garden/Floral Theme
  • Nautical Theme
  • Prince/Princess Theme
  • Jungle/Safari Theme
  • Teddy Bear Theme
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Start Theme
  • Adventure/Travel Theme
  • Sports Theme
  • Retro/Vintage/70’s Theme
  • Circus Theme
  • Rainbow Theme
  • Unicorn Theme
  • Dr. Suess Theme
  • Ocean/Beach Theme
  • Forest/Woodland Theme
  • Baby Animals Theme
  • Space Theme
  • Barnyard Theme
  • Superhero Theme

Jungle/Safari Theme Food Ideas

For a Jungle themed baby shower, you can serve yummy foods that represent the jungle and the animals you would see on a safari. Here are some ideas to help pull off a jungle/safari themed baby shower:

  • BBQ food on the grill~ Serve grilled foods (chicken, pork, beef) with some grilled veggies!
  • Fruit Salad~ Serve your lovely guests with a colorful fruit salad. Make sure to add more exotic fruits such as, papaya and mango.
  • Jungle Cupcakes
  • Jungle Trail Mix~ Add in animal cookies to trial mix to make it jungle themed!
  • Vegetable Platter
  • Fruit on a skewer~ Put fresh fruit on bamboo sticks!
  • Animal crackers
  • Jungle Juice~ Fruit punch.. add some rum if you plan to have an alcoholic beverage at the baby shower.
  • Sandwiches shaped like animals!

Remember to also consider any dietary restrictions your guests may have and provide them different options if needed.

Garden/Floral Themed Baby Shower Ideas

A garden or floral themed baby shower usually features decor that represent nature and the beauty of a garden. A garden themed baby shower allows you and your guests to celebrate nature’s beauty & your new bundle of joy. Here are some great ideas to help you pull off a garden/floral baby shower:

  • Flower decorations~ Make a floral backdrop with fresh or artificial flowers.
  • Color Scheme~ Use a lighter & softer color scheme, like pastels of lavender, pink, and nature green into your decorations. Make sure to add bits of brown to give your shower a more earthy vibe.
  • Make it outdoors (better yet, a garden!)
  • Garden foods~ Serve foods that come from a garden, like salad, veggies, and fruits!
  • Garden games!
  • Rustic decor~ Make sure to add rustic decorations to give your baby shower a more organic feel. Some ideas are burlap table cloths, mason jars for vases, and wood pieces.

Rainbow Themed Baby Shower Decor

Usually, a rainbow themed baby shower is filled with bright and colorful decor. Here are some great ideas for your rainbow themed baby shower:

  • Candy buffet (rainbow style)~Choose your favorite colorful candies to serve in the style of a buffet.
  • Create your own onesie station~ Allow guests to decorate a onesie for your new baby in rainbow colors. Provide them with paints and fabric markers.. or maybe even tie-dye!
  • Colorful paper lanterns
  • Rainbow table cloths
  • Create a rainbow balloon backdrop to take photos in front of!

Storybook Baby Shower

Choose your favorite children’s book and make a baby shower theme out of it! Some great ideas for this are:

  • Dr. Seuss
  • The Rainbow Fish
  • Peter Rabbit
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  •  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Winnie the Pooh

Once you choose a theme, you can get a unique baby shower cake, baby shower invitations, and food based around your storybook theme! So fun!! Have your guests bring their favorite children’s book to gift to your baby.

Unique Baby Shower Themes

Here are some unique baby shower theme ideas that you might consider:

Around the World Theme: Celebrate your baby’s heritage!

Time Capsule Theme: This baby shower theme is unique and will blow your guests away. Have each guest bring a special item that represents the era they grew up. At the baby shower, everyone will put their items in a time capsule for your child to open when he turns 18!


Once Upon a Time

Fairytale Baby Shower

Elegant Tea Party

Mexican Fiesta Baby Shower

Butterfly Baby Shower

Baby Elephant Baby Shower

Remember, the key to a successful baby shower is to choose a theme that reflects the parents’ personalities and interests, and that will be fun and memorable for everyone involved. Now that you have all these wonderful ideas, go have fun planning your baby shower!

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