Theme Ideas for a Baby Shower
- If you are a culinary enthusiast, a foodie theme will suit you perfectly. The Baby Center website suggests a tea party theme or a simple brunch. Include fitting decorations, such as chic tea china and tablecloths if you are having a tea party and nonalcoholic cocktails. Have a caterer provide desserts, or ask your friends bake them. Decorate tables with lavish flowers in pretty pastel colors for an elegant baby shower. Parents.com and "American Baby" magazine suggest making a unique buffet of all the foods the mother-to-be has been craving.
- Break with tradition, and throw a more grown-up mommy shower, and have guests bring gifts for her instead of the baby. For example, ask guests to bring gifts that she could use to pamper herself, such as lotions and scented soaps or a department store gift card. This theme is especially appropriate for a woman who has already has a child.
Gifts for More Than One
- Have a raffle and offer a gift basket with delicious cheeses, cold cuts and wine as the grand prize. Entries should be made via submission of baby items like diaper packs, a box of baby wipes or baby bath products. This simple idea frees guests of the stress and expense of finding unique gifts and gives the mother-to-be practical things that she will use every day. And one lucky guest is a winner at the end of the party.
- Throw a baby shower with a literary theme, and have each guest bring a childhood classic. This way you can build a great little library for the baby and have fun exchanging childhood stories with your friends. If you wish, combine this idea with a storybook character -- Winnie the Pooh for example -- and enjoy honey-related foods and decor. Have each of your guests sign and write a message in the book she's giving.