Nobody really likes to sit around at a baby shower for too long, getting everyone involved in some fun games and entertainment will keep your guests from becoming restless. Here are some great ideas for bringing some fun and laughter to your baby shower.
Puzzles, word scrambles, advice games all add a fun element to a baby shower! A fun guessing game can be set up easily on a counter top. Fill a large or giant size baby bottle with smarties or jelly beans and have guests each fill out a card guessing the number of treats. Offer a small prize for the one who is closest.
Did you grow up loving the Dr. Suess books or perhaps sharing them with your children. The Dr. Suess books were created for preschoolers and early readers with a fun collection of titles like 'Cat in the Hat', 'ABC's', Green Eggs and Ham' and 'Oh, The Places You'll Go' Kids love these funny rhyming and uniquely illustrated books. What a fun theme to create a baby shower from.
Either choose a book from the Dr. Suess collection and work your theme around that or mix it up with fun elements from several books.
A fish bowl full of blue jello with plastic fish added makes a fun centerpiece. Fish shaped sugar cookies with bright icing. (like red fish, blue fish)
A collection of Dr. Suess books could be displayed, the adults will have fun picking these up and reminiscing about the ones they loved. A stuffed cat in a tall hat makes for some fun decor. Dr. Suess stories are known for their whimsical designs and bright colors that attract kids. You'll want to use lots of bright colors for this theme. A string of alphabet letters cut from bristol board and hung above the table would be cute too. Maybe some alphabet fridge magnets to add some more fun decor.
This theme allows you to really use your imagination here so just have fun and create some great ideas from the Dr. Suess' books.
Pink ducks make for a sweet theme to celebrate the birth of a baby girl. There are lots of cute decorating ideas for this theme. Let's start with some sweet pink duck baby shower invitations.
Decorate sugar cookies in the shape of a little duck, add pink icing on the body and a yellow beak. Package up in cellophane bags if you want to give them out at the end of the baby shower. At a craft store purchase several pink patterned scrap book sheets and using a template cut out simple duck shapes. Attach them to the wall above the table or around the chair the guest of honor will be sitting in. Another idea is to fill a fish bowl or large glass bowl with water and a drop or two of red food coloring to make the water pink. Add some dish soap to create bubbles and place small pink rubber duckies inside, a cute table centerpiece.
A polka dot baby shower theme is adorable and can be done for either a girl or a boy! Here you can choose pretty much any colors that co-ordinate together and build a great party around them. Some popular color themes featuring polka dots are, blue and chocolate brown, pink and lime green, purple and green, any mix of pastel colors will work too, use your imagination and put some great colors together! Here are some cute baby shower invitations using polka dots, hope you get inspired!
It's easy to decorate with polka dots, as they can be cut from card stock or heavy paper and added to walls, banners and balloons for decorations. Paper plates and party napkins can usually be found quite easily with a polka dot theme. Decorate a beautiful cake or cupcakes with candy dots or fondant to look like polka dots. Find tissue paper from the party store with polka dots on it and create some fun polka dot pom poms to hang above the table. So many fun ideas for this theme just have fun and be creative and you'll have a beautiful setting for your baby shower.
It can be tempting to buy those cute, frilly dresses and adorable overalls for the new babies but sometimes giving a practical gift can be a real life saver for the new parents. Baby bathtubs make wonderful, practical gifts.
1) For new parents giving their newborn a bath for the first time can be a bit daunting. Using a baby bathtub will not only make the parents more relaxed but will help baby be more comfortable too! Baby bathtubs come in all different styles and designs now, the sweetest one we've seen is called Blooming Bath Baby Bath. It is shaped like a flower, comes in different colors and fits nicely in the sink. It is made of plush fabric and forms to babies body. This would be a welcome and useful gift for new moms and dads!
2) Another fun way to present a Baby Bathtub as a shower gift is to turn it into an amazing gift basket. Fill the bathtub with fun accessories like baby wash mitts, bath toys, cozy blankets, sleepers, a pacifier and whatever other fun baby items you choose. Tie up the bathtub with a large piece of cellophane and add some ribbons for a fun shower gift.
Hedgehogs are little hand held pets that kids seem to love. These fun creatures have become popular on lots of items especially baby themed products. Hedgehogs make a great baby shower theme. Check out some of these cute invitations.
Make cupcakes or cookies decorated to look like hedgehogs! Use chocolate shavings or slivered almonds for the spikes on their backs. There are some super cute posters of hedgehogs that would look great above the kitchen table or above the area designated for gifts. Check them out!
This might be more of a theme for a baby boy but could be adapted to suit baby girls too! Think 'King of the Jungle', lions, tigers, giraffes and elephants! Perhaps choose one jungle animal to focus on or use several if you like! A stripe or polka dot accent would be great with this theme too!
Jungle theme decorations could include stuffed animals, animal cut outs applied to the walls. Paper plates, cups and napkins with this theme would be adorable. Jungle food could include 'jungle fruit' done on skewers like kabobs, bananas, pineapple and melon pieces. Make a fun 'jungle fruit punch' to serve your guests. Use jungle animal names to label containers of snacks, for instance 'cheetah bites' (cheetos) cookies in the shape of elephant ears, soft yellow banana candies could be 'monkey snacks' etc. Add some fun party favor boxes with a jungle theme and you'll be set and ready for a fabulous baby shower.
Cute smiley, wide mouth frogs make for a sweet baby shower theme. Picture little frog princes, hopping green frogs and even 'kermit' the frog can be used here. Check out these sweet froggy themed baby shower invitations.
A wide bowl filled with water and lily pads, cute little toy frogs placed inside will make a cute centerpiece. Decorate cupcakes to look like lily pads or cute froggy faces. Use a cupcake stand to feature them. Party favor boxes with cute froggy themes can be filled with small treats and used as centerpieces too, then given to guests as they leave the shower. If you'll be playing a couple of shower games use froggy themed items for prizes, buttons, stickers or notepads can make fun game prizes.
Though whales aren't naturally 'cute' they have been found to make cute cartoons and baby themed items. A baby whale baby shower theme can be created quite easily, think of blue oceans and spouting whales. Here are some cute invitations featuring this theme.
Depending on whether the shower is for a boy or a girl, use decor in blue or pink as desired. A basket of little stuffed whales would make a cute centerpiece for the table. Wall decals can be found with cute a whale design that could be stuck on the wall above the table and easily removed. Party favor boxes with little whales make fun little gifts for your guests to take home.
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