BABY SHOWER IDEAS FOR BABY GIRLS & BABY BOYS
Planning a baby shower and don’t know where to begin? There are many options to celebrate the mama-to-be and her nouveau bébé! Bonjour Fête curates a wide selection of baby shower needs like party supplies and decorations to choose from. And, we’ve narrowed down the best baby shower ideas and perfect baby shower themes, with some extra tips for a gender reveal party!
So, whether you’re a friend, family member, or an expectant parent, here’s how to host an unforgettable baby bash.
Pick Your Theme
A baby shower is made even more special by selecting the perfect theme. We love a dreamy “Up, up, and away” theme with hot air balloon decorations, white balloons clouds, and cloud-adorned partyware. Though, there are plenty of other chic baby shower ideas to explore.
For example, throw a Paris-themed baby shower and decorate with “Bonjour, Baby” garlands and elegant Ladurée accents.
A moon and stars theme, like this one from Beijos Events, is also popular and simply calls for twinkly banners and star-patterned tableware.
A Peter Rabbit theme can be a charming and whimsical choice for a baby shower. Incorporate elements such as carrot decorations, bunny ears, and pastel colors. You can also use quotes from the classic children's book to add a personal touch to the decorations. Don't forget to include some Peter Rabbit-themed treats, such as carrot cake or bunny-shaped cookies.
All in all, it’s best to consider the mother’s style and the baby’s gender (if known). That way, you can ensure your theme aligns aesthetically.
Set The Scene
Once you’ve chosen your theme, it’s time to set the scene! Start with baby shower decorations like garlands and balloons that reflect the color palette and overall feel of the theme. As far as versatile accents go, floral arrangements make the best baby shower centerpieces. We suggest displaying a bouquet on your party table and peppering in some bud vases to elevate the overall ambiance.
If you’re perusing both baby girl shower ideas AND baby boy shower ideas, balloons are your best friend. And if you’re throwing a gender reveal party, they’re a must-have! You can completely transform your event with a simple helium balloon bouquet, DIY balloon garland, or backdrop.
Traditionally, blue balloons are reserved for baby boy decorations and pink balloons are for baby girl decorations. For gender reveals, simply mix the two together. Though, if you’d rather pass on the classics, neutral balloons are a wonderful gender-neutral decoration idea! You can even interlace flowers with the balloons to make the decor feel more sophisticated.
That being said, if you are having a gender reveal, be sure to pick up a pink or blue confetti cannon. These pink and blue gender reveal poppers are always a hit, and they’re great for making a memorable photo moment! For more gender reveal party ideas, you can shop our entire collection, here.
Trim The Table
Creating a baby shower tablescape is usually a straightforward task. The party supplies or tableware can be chosen to suit the theme, or you can use traditional baby shower decorations. From “Oh Baby” plates to “Here For The Sex” cups, there are plenty of fun avenues to take with your tablescape.
We suggest mixing and matching patterns and colors to make your place settings pop. Pastels and florals are tried and true for baby showers, (especially those with a tea party look and feel). Simply add a pink or blue baby stroller napkin and a set of gold cutlery to complete the look!
Disposable cutlery is also a convenient and practical option for any event, including baby showers. It saves time and effort on cleaning up after the party, and it's also a cost-effective solution. Disposable cutlery comes in a variety of materials, including plastic, wood, and bamboo. Plastic cutlery is the most common and affordable option, but it's not exactly environmentally friendly. On the other hand, wooden and bamboo cutlery is biodegradable and eco-friendly, making it a great choice for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint.
Sweeten It Up
When it comes to baby shower food ideas, the simpler the menu is, the better. We recommend serving finger foods, bite-sized hors d’oeuvoures, and a refreshing cocktail (mocktail for the mama, of course!)
A cake is an essential element of any baby shower, and many sources of inspiration exist for baby shower cake ideas. We suggest adding a thematic touch with a baby shower cake topper and color-coordinating sprinkles.
There are many other baby shower treat options besides cake. You can serve cupcakes, cookies, macarons, cake pops, or even a candy bar with a variety of sweets for guests to choose from. We have tons of sweet baking supplies and decorating kits to choose from. Don't forget to consider any dietary restrictions or allergies of your guests when planning the menu.
Make It Memorable
Details as simple as fun baby shower games, photo keepsakes, and luxury baby shower favors go a long way. So, with the right activities and mementos, your celebration is guaranteed to be cherished for years to come.
We suggest engaging guests with fun and interactive activities and games. “Guess the Baby" or "Baby Bingo" are always a hit, and translate well for virtual baby shower attendees! Create a crafting station for your guests. They can customize onesies or write letters for the guest of honor. This floral embroidered guest book is a beautiful way to remember the event!
Since baby showers are wonderful opportunities to pamper expecting mamas, it’s best to also include a thoughtful gift exchange. We suggest collaborating with the parents-to-be and making a baby shower gift registry to assist your guests in shopping.
Finally, as a gesture of appreciation, be sure to send everyone home with a cute gift to remember the celebration. Some of our favorite baby shower favor ideas include boxed Sugarfina candies, small personalized candles, mini succulents, or handmade soaps.
We also recommend taking photos throughout the shower for the mama’s memento. You can even compile them into a scrapbook after the event and give them to the parents as a heartfelt keepsake!
That concludes our baby shower breakdown. We hope this guide has given you some fresh ideas and inspiration. You can find even more ideas and darling party goods by shopping the rest of our collection, here.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, hosting a baby shower is a lovely gesture that goes a long way. And with these tips in mind, your mama-to-be is guaranteed to cherish every moment! From our fête to yours, bonne chance! Xx
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