Hosting a baby shower? Need a few fantastic ideas? We’ve got ‘em
1. She’s About to “Pop” Shower
Make everything from the invitations to the decor and food “pop” in honor of the mother-to-be. Treats and party favors include (but aren’t limited to) popcorn, balloons, bubbles, and cakepops. See this theme splayed out on
2. Children’s Book Shower
Have your guests bring their favorite childhood stories so Mom can start building her baby’s library early. Draw inspiration for decor and food from children’s classics, as seen here: http://www.nwedible.com/2013/05/throwing-a-childrens-book-themed-baby-shower.html.
3. Beauty Shower
Take a spa day with the mom-to-be and your guests! A place that offers prenatal massages, manicures and pedicures is ideal. Check out http://idodeclareblog.blogspot.com for blissful ideas.
Moms and dads are invited to this co-ed shower! Bust out the grill and throw a relaxed BBQ in the backyard. This is especially great for parents-to-be who aren’t fond of all the frills that come with themed parties. Collect cool pointers at http://lindseyliving.com.
5. Baby Shower-by-Mail
Who says distance has to keep you from partying? To “host,” you need no food, decor or even a venue, just a mailing address! Invite loved ones to contribute and send the mom-to-be a “baby shower in a box” filled with gifts from her registry. Find step-by-step ideas at http://alanandsteph.blogspot.com.
6. Heirloom Tea Party Shower
Serve tea and cucumber sandwiches while guests give meaningful mementos or individually written notes to the baby on cute stationery to keep for years to come (instead of buying new gifts), like those here: http://www.lilsugar.com. One day that wee bundle will be able to read and enjoy a personal book of remembrance!
7. Breakfast Shower
Start your morning right with…a party for your pregnant pal! Serve guests breakfast, complete with orange juice and anything from cold cereal to an omelet bar, in the midst of the gift giving. This theme is adorably presented at http://www.lilsugar.com.
8. Baby’s Name Shower
Throw a shower centered around the baby’s name, like this one: http://meandmyinsanity.com/. If a name shower is too tricky to pull off, focus on the first letter of the baby’s name. Think of it like presenting the letter-of-the-day on Sesame Street. Embellish decor, treats and take-aways using the first letter of the baby’s name.
9. Bun-in-the-Oven Shower
Put the ol’ phrase to literal use; bake to pay homage to your expectant friend! Serve guests buns and baked goods of different varieties like those presented by http://naturalchildworld.com/bun-in-the-oven-baby-shower. For added whimsy, use a kids’ kitchen play set for your main display as seen here: http://www.karaspartyideas.com/2012/04/bun-in-the-oven-baby-sprinkle-baby-shower.html.
10. Mommy Mocktail Party
Celebrate the good news in the evening with creative non-alcoholic beverages. Dress fancy and sip “momtinis” while enjoying a few rounds of karaoke! Browse fun mocktail recipes at http://www.parents.com.