For expectant moms (and dads, too!), the baby shower is an important event where friends and family can celebrate your impending addition. It's also a chance to socialize with all of the VIPs in your circle prior to your life being taken over by a demanding little person whose main job is to eat, sleep and steal your heart!
Planning your baby shower (or the baby shower of a sibling or friend) doesn't have to be a stressful ordeal. Check out the 10 best baby shower themes we've seen lately and use them as a jumping-off point for adding your own games, decorations and other personalized touches.
Our 10 favorite baby shower theme ideas
- 1. Carnival Baby Shower
This adorable and totally fun theme will have guests stepping right up to enjoy an unforgettable day celebrating your little barker-to-be.
- 2. Victorian Baby Shower
An elegant, Victorian-inspired baby shower will give your guests a fancy vibe without feeling stuffy. Take note: Opulent dessert tables are a perfect choice for this ladylike — or gentlemanly — event.
- 3. Rock 'n' Roll Baby Shower
What better way to celebrate your little rocker-to-be than with a totally rockin' baby shower? Guests will be screaming for an encore when you add unique touches like these record decorations and tiny rock star T-shirts.
- 4. Yoga Baby Shower
What expectant mom couldn't use a gentle flow, especially as it gets harder for her to see her own toes? Bonus points for henna on the belly!
- 5. Valentine Baby Shower
Even if your bundle of joy isn't due anytime near Feb. 14, you can still go all out with the love-and-hearts theme. This one works really well particularly if you know your little sweetheart is a girl.
- 6. Bro Baby Shower
What could be cooler than friends showering the dad-to-be as he awaits the baby's arrival? Props to any bros who actually get decorations, and matching plates and napkins.
- 7. Wet and Wonderful Baby Shower
Water is not just for birthing babies. A baby shower at a lake or spa can be extremely relaxing for guests and moms-to-be.
- 8. Moroccan Baby Shower
Expectant moms will love sitting on pillows surrounded by luxurious drapery at this opulent party. And who knows, the spicy food just might put her into labor.
- 9. Garden Party Baby Shower
A simple and classic idea, having a baby shower in a pretty garden means that the surrounding flowers and greenery can be your decorations. Add a flowy white dress like this one and you're sure to feel beautiful on this special day.
- 10. Winter Wonderland Baby Shower
Baby showers are usually associated with warm spring days, but there's no reason your winter shower can't be magical. Snowflakes and holly can be a festive and cozy way to welcome your newest addition to the family.