The first thing to keep in mind when picking a baby shower theme is the mom-to-be's interests. Think about what she loves and try to incorporate that into the theme. If she's a fan of a particular TV show or movie, use that as inspiration for the theme. If she loves the outdoors, think about a woodsy or floral-themed shower. If you know the gender of the baby, you can also use that as inspiration for a theme.

Seasonal theme

The time of year can also be a decision when choosing a baby shower theme. If the shower is in the spring or summer, a flower or beach-themed shower could be an idea. For the fall it could be Halloween-themed, making caramel apples, or other fun autumn ideas. If the shower is in the winter, it could be a cozy shower around a snow theme with a hot cocoa bar.

Search for inspiration online

There are a plethora of sites that can help generate ideas for a baby shower. Pinterest is one of the best sites to check out for inspiration because you can save and share boards with other people that are helping put the shower together. You can also check out party planning blogs because this could give you ideas to pick and choose from to create the perfect shower. What’s great about planning a baby shower is that the ideas and options are endless and it’s fun to get creative when putting it together.

Consider the venue

The venue for the baby shower can also have an impact on the theme. An outdoor garden party calls for a different theme than a cozy indoor event. If the shower is being held in a restaurant or event space, consider the decor and design of the space when picking a theme. By tying in elements from the venue, you'll be able to create a cohesive look.

Get creative

Have fun putting the shower together and thinking of games and activities to keep the guests engaged. Here’s a list of some ideas to entertain your guests:

  • Play Guess Who?

When sending out invitations, ask people to RSVP by sending a baby picture of themselves so you can use this to have guests guess who’s photo matches who.

  • Bobbing for Pacifiers

Just like you bob for apples for Halloween, you can have a bob for pacifiers game.

  • Baby Due Date Guessing Game

Ask the parents to be the baby’s estimated due date and then have everyone guess, and the closest to the due date wins a prize.

  • Art for the Baby

Commemorate this fun time and set up an art station where people can create art for the baby’s nursery.

  • How well do you know the mom to be?

Prepare a list of questions with the help of the mom-to-be and see how well her guests know her.

  • Nursery Rhyme Knowledge

Type out parts of nursery rhymes and whoever can guess which nursery rhyme it is, wins.

  • Guess what’s in the diaper

Get a box of diapers and put different baby items in them. Line them up with numbers so your guests can associate which number has the baby item they think is in the diaper. Whoever gets the most correct wins.

Now that we’ve given you some ideas on shower themes and games to play, we hope this helps when you’re planning a baby shower. Not only is it fun to spoil the new baby, but also the mom-to-be as well. We have super cute, soft, and comfortable clothes and nursing bras to give as gifts. So check out our list of after baby items, for everyday wear, and our all-in-one nursing and pumping bra. She will be sure to love these items as she transitions from pregnancy to postpartum because they’re all great to wear to the hospital for delivery, and morning and night! Not sure what to get? We also have gift cards available so she can pick out items for herself.

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