When you are pregnant, one of the most exciting events to plan during your pregnancy is your baby shower. Of course, you’ll have so many great ideas to consider, it may be difficult to get started. That’s why choosing a theme for your party will make celebrating your baby even better. Baby showers are and should be a wonderful party. They not only give you the chance to celebrate your little one before their arrival, but also help to get you all the essentials for your baby. From clothing to car seats and everything in between, a baby shower is not only fun, but also functional.
Of course, as the mom-to-be, you probably don’t want to spend your time planning the details of your baby shower, and would much rather let someone else take the reigns. At the same time, just because you aren’t planning it, doesn’t mean that you can’t have input and express your preferences. Some women love playing games as a way to get guests to interact. Others don’t like it, so it’s your choice on which direction to take. In the end, it’s your baby, and you should be able to celebrate your little one anyway that you want–which you can do through a themed shower.
Use Gender As Inspiration
Waiting to find out the gender of your baby can turn into a long 20 weeks. As soon as you find out, you probably go shopping, buying your new little boy or girl all kinds of gifts. You can also use the gender to drive the theme for your baby shower.
If you’re having a boy and you and/or your partner are sports fans, why not make it your theme? Invitations can be your first step toward introducing that theme; for example, consider invitations made to look like sporting event tickets.
But of course, themed tickets are only the beginning of creative possibilities. For example, the table could look like a football field, or (even better) double as a creative game day table cloth. Start by picking your favorite sports team, and use the colors for your the design and decorative aspects of your shower.
If you are having a little girl, a tea party is an elegant and sweet way to celebrate your little one. Centerpieces can be made out of teapots filled with flowers to create the right atmosphere. In addition, little tea bags make a wonderful favor, as they are not only adorable but also really functional.
The color scheme can be light, and floral patterns would work perfectly with this theme. And even the invitation can be a stunning piece of art, which will perfectly reflect the tea party idea. You can use tea cups throughout the shower, both for their intended purpose and in a variety of additional decorative ways.
Winnie The Pooh
If you decide that you want to wait for the ultimate surprise, then you may not want to know the gender of your baby. This can make planning a baby shower a little more challenging; fortunately, themes like Winnie The Pooh can work equally well for either gender.
You can, for example, start your shower planning with an invitation that includes a little insert urging your guests to bring a book. Additionally, a color scheme full of soft yellows and greens works especially well when you don’t know the gender of your baby.
For a favor, consider something along the lines of these little hunny pots. You and your guests can spend some time in the Hundred Acre Woods, creating wonderful memories on the celebration of your little one.
Baby showers are very exciting events. They are perfect to spend time with your friends and family, helping you both celebrate and begin to prepare for the arrival of your little one. Although you may not be the one planning the shower, it’s important to start thinking of ideas that you would like. That’s the first step toward turning your vision into reality. The next step: working with someone who can come up with the perfect design for your baby shower.
Colleen, O'Neil Events says
Love the baby boys themes!