Few things are as intertwined with childhood as a plush animal. A stuffed animal theme will bring out the kid in all of you!
Start your theme by including stuffed animals as part of your invite. Consider sending teddy bear invitations.
Gather up your favorite stuffed animals and scatter around the venue. Include a flower in the arms of each animal. A safety pin will ensure the flower stays adhered to your toy. Balloon bouquets are perfect for a stuffed animal theme. Use small stuffed animals to anchor them down.
Games & Prizes:
Play the baby animal name game. Give the winner with a pack of gummy bears.
Choose a salad with a whipped cream topping; sprinkling gummy bears on top. A cake can be made in the shape of your favorite stuffed animal.
Give each guest a pack of animal crackers or gummy bears.
Like animals? Check out our frog shower or our animal farm shower for boys.
Winnie The Pooh Baby Shower Theme
Everyone loves Pooh Bear, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet! Let these lovable characters help you throw the best baby boy party ever.
Winnie the Pooh invitations are available online, and you can choose from a wide variety of templates. Otherwise, sketch out your copies of construction paper.
Transform your venue into the Hundred Acre Wood. Make trees, a garden, and a picket fence out of large art paper. If you’re especially artistic, make cut-outs of Tigger, Kanga, Eeyore and Piglet.
Have guests decorate their onesies. Buy plain white onesies and art supplies such as puff paints, markers or fabric paints. Have guests create Pooh-themed designs.
Since Winnie the Pooh is a classic English book, we love incorporating a Victorian tea-time menu.
Tea with clotted cream
Get further inspiration from our tea party
A Pooh Bear cake will top off your list
Stick with the English tea time theme and give coffee, tea or cocoa as a shower favor. Package these favors with a little jar of honey.
Are children on your guest list? Don’t forget the Pooh-themed suckers, pencils and stickers.
Noah and The Ark Baby Shower
The Noah and the Ark theme is a popular choice. It is especially fitting for a spiritual shower for boys or a baby shower for twins.
The focal point of this theme will be the Ark, a rainbow, and pairs of animals.
Make a template with the Ark or with two animals. It can be cut in the shape of an ark, or an image of an ark can be printed on the invitation.
Build an ark by taking a large box and covering it with brown wrapping paper. Make windows out of black poster board, and animals out of white paper.
Create water waves out of shiny blue paper.
Place baby gifts inside the ark.
Create a rainbow out of a PVC pipe in a half-circle, and attach rainbow-colored balloons.
Simulate rain by draping your doorway with reflective blue ribbon.
Scatter stuffed animals throughout your venue.
Decorate further with multi-colored balloon bouquets.
Games & Prizes:
Modify the bingo game by using animals instead of numbers. Prizes could be any pair of items- candles or salt & pepper shakers work well.
Your main entree should consist of two items. Some main entrees, such as sandwiches, can be cut in half before serving to create a pair.
Create a Noah’s Ark watermelon bowl filled with melon balls for a salad, or serve a fruit salad mixed with rainbow-colored marshmallows.
Don’t forget the Ark-shaped cake. Animal crackers make the perfect addition to this dessert.
Give each guest a box of animal crackers.
A hostess wanting a spiritual shower would be wise to consider this theme. Noah and his Ark is one of the most fabled stories.
Snoopy Baby Shower
Your favorite beagle is about to help welcome your new baby into the world. Throw a Snoopy baby shower for boys!
Charles Schulz was on to something when he created Snoopy. This lovable dog and his gang of friends are great hosts!
Find Snoopy themed invitations at your local party store or make your own. The Snoopy character is relatively simple to draw. Otherwise, consider making colored copies of the entire Snoopy gang!
Decorate using any of the following suggestions
Charlie Brown shirt
Of course, the many Peanuts characters have to make an appearance at this shower! Make enlarged copies from online images.
Spice up your dishes with clever names like;
Charlie Brown chocolate brownies
Peppermint Patty mints
Linus and Lucy lemonade
Games & Prizes:
Play any one of our games.
Present guests with a party mix complete with peanuts – of course!
Do your party research about Linus, Lucy, and the gang to come up with your creative ideas.
Baby Boy Shower Theme
If it’s going to be a boy, it has to be this cute boy theme! Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails. That’s what little boys are made of.
Baby boy shower invitations can be created simple or ornate to suit your style. Create simple boy invitations or get more creative and incorporate boy-themed images for your invites.
Decorate your shower with balloon bouquets and streamers with different shades of a blue palette. Complete your theme with the following boy themed items:
Any rough & tumble game will be fitting for this theme. Try the poopy diaper game or the baby feeding race.
Girls, this is your chance to pig out like boys do! A typical male menu will include items like:
Chips and dip
Veggies and dip
Ice Cream + Toppings
Create a music CD of baby boy songs before your shower. Give copies of the CD to guests as a shower favor.
Who knew a boy theme could get a group of girls could get into such a boy mood? Well, there’s still no worries about the toilet lid being left up!
Farm and Animal Shower Theme
Old MacDonald never had a farm like this one! ‘With a moo-moo here and a quack-quack there..’ This will make a nice baby boy theme.
Create barn-shaped invitations. Sketch out the front of a barn on construction paper. Layer two barns on top of each other and cut out the barn doors, so they open. Print party information on the inside.
Decorate your venue with straw and baskets.
Create a centerpiece by placing baby items in a large straw basket.
Since country music is synonymous with the farm setting, add a guitar to your decor.
Store gifts in a guitar case.
Play country music in the background.
Complete your decor with stuffed cows, horses, and other farm animals.
Games & Prizes:
The baby animal name game is perfect for this shower theme. Gift the winner with homemade canned goods- jams, jellies, and preserves work well.
Having a ‘haystack’ bundt cake is a classic for this theme. Apply yellow frosting and pretzel sticks to the top of the cake for the ‘haystack’ effect. Decorate your serving area and dining tables with ‘back on the farm’ white and red checkered tablecloths!
Gift wrap your favors in white and red checked gift bags or gift wrap.
Check out the Cowboy/Cowgirl theme for additional ideas.
Sports Themed Baby Shower
You’ll hit a homerun with a sports themed shower for a baby boy.
Two, four, six, eight. Who do we appreciate? Your guests will stand up and cheer when you have a sports themed party. This idea is perfect for the sports-crazed mother, whether she likes baseball, football, basketball or another sport.
Start your theme out with a customized sports card announcement. Your guests will love them!
No big surprise here. Your mom’s favorite team logos and colors will make the perfect decor for the event. The decor can be softened up by substituting pastel colors for the team’s colors. The Boston Celtics team colors are dark green which could be substituted for a soft pastel green.
Megaphones can be used for silverware holders. Create place cards for your tables by painting mini sports balls and writing your guest’s names on the ball.
Games & Prizes:
A modified don’t say the baby game is perfect for this theme. Place a basket somewhere in your party pad. Anyone caught saying the word baby must shoot a basket. A suitable prize could be a set of wristbands or packs of sports cards.
A perfect activity would be making pennants hang in the baby’s nursery. Just cut sheets of felt into triangular shapes and use colored markers to decorate.
Since tailgating is a part of the sports experience, you may want to go with a tailgating inspired menu. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and munchies would be perfect for this theme. If the shower is held outdoors, a pickup tailgate could be used as your serving table!
A practical party favor could be Gatorade and PowerBars dressed in the decorative ribbon. Your guests will need these with the fun you’ll have at your party!
A sports shower is perfect for those having baby sprinkles. The emphasis is often less about the baby and more on the camaraderie of the group and the support they can give the mom to be.
Jungle Baby Shower Theme
A wild time guaranteed with this theme! Remember one thing: It’s a jungle out there for the baby boy Tarzan!
Establish your theme by sending leaf-shaped invitations created from green construction paper.
Decorate your shower venue in jungle style by using shades of green. Decorate your locale with green leaves cut from green construction paper, green balloons, house plants and finish off your decor by adding white Christmas lights. Make sure to include a couple stuffed jungle animals – gorillas, giraffes, and lions would be perfect!
Games & Prizes:
If you have the option of bringing guests outside, consider playing croquet. Wrap green plastic leaves around the wickets.
The green fare will top off your jungle themed shower. We suggest:
Mixed greens salad
Tropical fruit salad
Spicy Thai Chicken
Tropical Tapioca Pudding
Stick with the jungle theme and serve seasoned sandwiches!
Send each guest home with an animal print accessory or a potted plant.
Don’t forget to decorate your entrance. Go wild with your jungle theme!
Peter Pan Baby Shower Theme
Revisit your childhood with this Peter Pan theme that encourages guests to ‘never grow up.’
A Peter Pan theme offers plenty of angles for baby boys, but none better than his advice to ‘never grow up!’
Create invitations to look like the cover of a Peter Pan book. Write your shower info on the inside and advise your guests to ‘never grow up’ and come dressed to the shower as children.
Decorate with dark greens and gold glitter. Dark green helium balloons with dangling gold ribbon will set the backdrop for your Neverland. Create a Tinker Bell with wings and hang from the ceiling. Sprinkle gold confetti on tabletops. Complete your decor with green leaves, swords, a crocodile (with time clock) and a treasure map. And don’t forget Captain Hook! Create pirate’s boat for guests to deposit their gifts.
Games & Prizes:
Let guests take a cue from Peter Pan and let everyone refuse to grow up by playing the baby feeding race. Celebrate the dirty side of childhood!
Serve children’s foods in a fancied up way. Serve fresh-ground peanut butter sandwiches on a wheat artisan bread. Top off your meal with a cake created to look like a treasure map of Neverland!
Give ‘treasure maps’ as shower favors. Create treasure maps by using a vintage-looking paper, roll into a scroll and tie with twine string. But first, attach a gift certificate for a movie rental and directions to the place to rent movies!
The Peter Pan theme will bring out the kid in all of your guests. J. M. Barrie would be proud!
Baseball Baby Showers Theme
Many moms are nuts for America’s past time. If your honoree is a big fan, she’ll love a baseball theme for the baby boy.
Are you ready to ‘play ball’ with your shower? A baseball themed shower will be a homerun for any sports-crazed guest list. The idea is especially well suited for coed baby showers.
Establish your theme with a pennant or baseball shaped invite. If the baby has been born, include a baby baseball card of your little slugger.
Memorabilia from mom’s favorite team can form the backbone of your party’s decor. Jerseys, pennants and baseball cards will add to the flavor. Other baseball related items include a scoreboard, dugouts, pitchers mound, ball, gloves and a catcher’s mask.
Games & Prizes:
Have your guests create little pennants for the nursery. Or consider having a whiffle ball and play a couple of innings of the ball! Prizes could be tickets to a real baseball game.
Stack your menu with a lineup of great baseball fare. Gourmet hot dogs will be a hit. Have plenty of kraut and relish on hand. Jumbo soft pretzels will be fitting. A baseball-shaped cake will complete your menu.
Packs of baseball cards will make a great party favor.
Is your honoree a bona fide baseball nut? Consider having your shower at an MLB baseball park. Part of your shower can be held as a tailgate party, in a suite or at a nearby restaurant.
Tigger Baby Showers Theme
Pooh’s friend Tigger would love to host your shower. Woo hoo! Another great theme for baby boys.
Most party supply stores will have some Tigger or Pooh invitations. If not, create your own by making copies from an online image.
Decorate with orange, black and yellow. Stick with the theme and decorate your shower in the Hundred Acre Wood style. Have a cutout(s) of Tigger and don’t forget his roommates Kanga and Roo!
Games & Prizes:
Get your guests up and active – just like Tigger! Try a game of baby bottle bowling. Or play the teddy bear kiss with a Pooh doll.
Mango and red grape salad (to simulate Tigger’s stripes)
Chicken, steak and veggie kebabs
Even though Tigger doesn’t like honey like his famous friend, your guests may not realize it. Don’t forget to include a Honey Cake to your shower menu!
Send guests home with a beautiful honey-scented soap, body scrub or lotion.
If you’re keener on Pooh than Tigger, consider a Winnie the Pooh theme.
Ships Ahoy Shower Theme
All aboard! This ship is about to set sail. Here’s a theme Gilligan would have loved!
Make cute cut-out boat invitations. Let guests know when the shower ready to set sail.
Use red, white and blue to decorate. Put out toy boats, sailor hats and a life preserver if you have one! Freeze circular teething rings and put in the punch bowl (to simulate life savers.)
Games & Prizes:
Water-themed games work best for this shower, like bobbing for pacifiers (just like bobbing for apples but substituted with pacifiers.)
Also one part decoration, one part game is the lucky duck game. Substitute toy boats for ducks.
Serve some seafood favorites.
Tuna salad with fresh greens
Fully-cooked cocktail shrimp
Cheese and Garlic Biscuits
(*Remember that the mother-to-be shouldn’t eat raw fish or seafood, nor shark, swordfish or king mackerel.)
Top your menu off with a ship-shaped cake!
Give each guest a pack of candy Life Savers.
If the baby is a boy, write “Ships Ahoy- It’s a boy!” on your invitation. And don’t forget to give the child a toy boat.
Turtle Baby Showers Theme
Despite a turtle’s characteristics, this theme is anything but slow and steady!
Is mom’s pregnancy slowly creeping along? She’ll appreciate this turtle themed shower for her baby boy!
Make a simple turtle shell shaped card from green construction paper. Or sketch out the silhouette of a turtle.
Bring out the greens! Cover your serving table with a green tablecloth. Gather all your household plants. Cut turtle shapes out of construction paper. Finish off your decor by decorating turtle eggs – Styrofoam eggs from a craft store!
Games & Prizes:
Get creative and modify any of our 100+ game ideas. For example, revamp the pin the pacifier on the baby to pin the tail on the turtle.
Serve foods which come in shades of green. Make sure to distinguish your party by serving a delicious green punch made with the following recipe:
One package lime Jell-O
One large can consist of pineapple juice
Juice of 3 lemons
1-quart ginger ale
Sugar, as needed
For dessert, serve up cookies or brownies frosted in green icing.
Chocolate turtles, the one with pecan feet and a milk chocolate shell, is a great favor. Or go with anything green.
Fight the urge and stay away from anything Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed. These fighting turtles will be a poor fit for a cutesy shower for baby boys.
Rocking Horse Baby Shower Theme
Your guests will be mounting up for a whole lot of fun when the Old West meets the modern world.
Your guests will be mounting up as part of the fun when you throw a rocking horse themed party.
Make a cut-out rocking horse letter. Request that guest shows up dressed up Old West style!
Bring out all your Old West supplies! Cowboy hats, boots, cacti and of course, rocking horses will work well. Add a little background music, and you’re ready to set. Giddy up!
Games & Prizes:
Play the design maternity clothes game, but have guests create western style maternity clothing (chaps, cowboy hats, etc.)
Serve up a great Tex-Mex meal:
Chili con queso
Serve up a cold beer (a root beer) to complement your meal.
Adorn your favors with a bit of twine and strips of bandana cloth.
Head down a little further south and throw a Mexican-themed baby shower.