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Nothing makes a party more festive than a theme, and baby showers are no exception. Whether you opt for cute or classic, commercial or homegrown, grab some matching invitations, napkins, plates, and decorations, and you're all set. Need a little inspiration? See what other our site users have done.
"For my friend's shower, I chose a nursery rhymes theme and used it in my decorations, food, and games. The invitation was a poem that started with 'Once upon a time ...' and included all the pertinent information about time and place within the rhyme. I decorated with characters from our favorite rhymes. Little Jack Horner was in the corner, and cows were jumping over moons everywhere. But luckily, since I rented plates and silver, no forks ran away with any spoons! The food included a cake that was marked with a 'B' ('and put in it the oven for Baby and Me!'), curds and whey (in the form of a cheese ball), and tarts (made by the Queen of Hearts, of course). We had everything except four and 20 blackbirds baked in a pie. When I was researching the party, I found I needed help remembering the words to many rhymes, as did everyone else I asked, so I made a game out of it. I said the first line, and the guests would have to finish the rhyme."
"I've done a rocking horse theme, a bunny rabbit theme, teddy bears, and pink and blue. I usually ask the mom-to-be what her color theme or nursery theme is, then go with that for the shower."
"Noah's Ark is the perfect theme for twins – everyone brings two of something."
– our site user
Back by popular demand
"My shower had an Anne Geddes theme. The invitations, centerpieces, favors, decorations, and even the cake were all Anne Geddes. My sister – who planned the whole shower – gave me Anne Geddes gifts wrapped in Anne Geddes paper with Anne Geddes cards."
"I used Beanie Babies as balloon weights on each table. The cups, napkins, and so on were plain, but the stuffed animals and balloons really added color."
– our site user
"For my sister-in-law's baby shower, I used clothespins to hang booties, a baby T-shirt, mittens, and a one-piece outfit on a mini-clothes line, which I put up on the wall for decorations. When the shower was over, she took it home as one of her gifts."
Go by the calendar
"I hosted a baby shower in February. Since it was Mardi Gras season, we chose that theme. We had Cajun music on the stereo; gold, purple, and green decorations; and gumbo, red beans and rice, and a big sugared king cake. We even threw beads as people arrived. It turned into a big party and both parents-to-be had a great time."
One for the guys
"My boyfriend really wanted to be a part of my baby shower, but my traditional mother – who was throwing it – preferred to have all women. So I got together with one of my boyfriend's friends and we planned a surprise shower for him with all of his buddies. We based the theme on his favorite football team, the Raiders, and we held it during one of their games. The cake was in the team colors with baby accessories on it, I bought some football stationery and baby stickers to make the invitations, and we started a baby pool as one of the games."
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Go all out
"For a duck-themed shower I threw, I went to the store and bought plates, napkins, and cups with ducks on them – and I even found baby announcements with the same print to give to the mom-to-be so she wouldn't have to rush to the store for them. I also floated a couple of rubber duckies in a punch bowl and decorated the cake I made with blue icing (water) and put a duckie on top of it to 'swim.' Finally, since this was her last child, I used frosting to write "You Lucky Duck" on top of the cake."
Reach out and touch someone
"Try a long-distance shower. I live halfway across the world from my family and most of my friends, but that didn't stop them from giving me a baby shower. They invited everyone, videotaped the entire event, and sent me the tape. It was absolutely wonderful, and looked like lots of fun – I just wish I could have been there! I still cry when I watch it."