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Popular Baby Shower Themes for Celebrating Your Little One

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It’s time to celebrate, and there is so much to celebrate when a new bundle of joy is on its way! A baby shower is such a memorable milestone for mama-to-be, especially because it is usually only a few months before the baby arrives.

Whether baby is a boy or a girl, all sorts of shower themes are out there and ready to make this event a truly memorable time for you and your loved ones. Need help planning that big day? We’ve pulled together some of the trendiest baby shower ideas from 2019 to showcase, along with some timeless classic ideas.

In the Jungle

Set the scene for a “wild” party as you celebrate your little wild one with a jungle theme decked out in greenery and animals galore. The jungle theme is timeless, being both a classic and modern theme for a fun afternoon of adventure. Celebrate baby with lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Your guests are sure to have a roaring good time!

Try these fun ideas during your ‘In the Jungle’ shower: Animal crackers as a snack option, animal print tablecloths, animal framed photos as decorations that can be doubled as baby nursery décor, a baby/mama animal matching shower game.

Minimalist Mama

Many themes go over the top with themed goodies, centerpieces, and more. The extravagance can be overwhelming and too much for a mama who takes the ‘less is more’ approach to life. A minimalist baby shower may be just the key. So, what do you include in a minimalist shower? A lot of white and greenery, simple décor, and minimal place settings are just what you need to make sure the focus stays on mama and baby.

Try these easy options for your ‘Minimalist Mama’ shower: Sweet & simple vanilla bean cupcakes, clean and simple backdrop with “BABY” foil balloons on the wall,

Photo credit: Megan Harney

Pop Culture, Please!

The rise of geek-chic and the pop culture phenomenon that has only grown over the past few years has led to themed everything. Harry Potter, Marvel, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and Stranger Things are just a few of the trending themes floating out there right now. Since many expecting mothers are major fans of these shows, books, and films, it is only fitting their baby shower should reflect a little bit of them. Transform your shower space into Hogwarts or create a theme around the famous Game of Thrones slogan but change it to ‘Baby is Coming’.

Try these fandom options for your ‘Pop Culture, Please!’ shower: Make an iron throne for the mama to sit in, create a fruit platter that looks like Captain America’s shield, Creating an entire shower around your “Little Jedi”

All Booked!

Some of the greatest children’s books have been written over the years and have lent inspiration to both showers and nursery ideas. Childhood favorites such as The Velveteen Rabbit, Corduroy, Dr. Seuss, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and more, there are endless possibilities to choose just one or many favorites to display at your shower. You can even consider broadening your theme to be ‘A Storybook Shower’. Fashion snacks, decorations, and games on favorite children’s literature and get your guests lost in your fairytale ending celebrating baby.

Ready to get ‘All Booked!’—start with these fun ideas for your shower: A Hungry Caterpillar fruit tray, Kisses jar guessing game for ‘Guess How Much I Love You’, ‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’ cookie favors, use actual books as decorations

Enchanted Butterfly Garden

Are you having a little lady? Are you ready to celebrate in the most extravagant and luxe way possible? Plan the most unforgettable shower fit for a queen with florals, beautiful pinks and purples, butterflies, and more. If you have a local tea house or small brunch restaurant, consider booking that for this intimate and modest themed shower.

Make your ‘Enchanted Butterfly Garden’ themed shower come to life with these tips: Create or find garden-inspired decorations, use fresh florals in pale pinks and whites, Baby’s Breath is a great accent throughout the space and in centerpieces, stick to traditional baby shower games such as baby bingo

 Enchanting Lullabies

‘The cow jumped over the moon’ and ‘Twinkle, twinkle, twinkle little star’ were never more fitting than they are when it comes to celebrating your little one. As a nursery idea or a baby shower, lullabies make the perfect backdrop for a soothing, classic setting. Decorate your space with clouds, stars, and twinkling lights for a truly enchanting time.

Take your ‘Enchanting Lullabies’ shower theme to the next level with these ideas: Arch made of white balloons and star balloons, a lullaby themed shower game, “fluffy cloud” diaper cakes with nursery rhyme toppers

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Rubber Ducky, You’re the One!

This classic children’s toy can be a theme all on its own! Scrub-a-dub-dub; let’s celebrate baby with a splash and this super cute ducky-themed shower. Balloons strung up like bubbles, a bright color scheme of yellows, blues, and whites, and mama-to-be celebrate her little one. A rubber ducky theme is a traditional and whimsical way to bring your friends and family together for an afternoon.

Add these fun ideas into your ‘Rubber Ducky, You’re the One”’ shower: a ducky floating in blue punch, ducky favors for children attending the shower, poof favors for adults attending with a tag stating ‘from my shower to yours’.


You were meant to bee a mama and you were meant to celebrate the buzz about your little one with a bee-themed shower. Bumblebees are cute and cuddly, and the black and yellow color scheme never truly goes out of style. Plus, honey is a great ingredient to use in appetizers, treats, and favors for your guests. Put your feet up and enjoy being a mama-to-bee for only a few more months.

‘Mama-to-Bee’ shower ideas we just love: Incorporating Winnie the Pooh into your theme, giving away jars of local honey as favors, decorating with big sunflower-themed items and using many black/yellow/white balloons

Taco Bout’ a Baby

Its time to fiesta with your favorite mama-to-be. Grab your sombrero and maracas and come out for a taco-bar fiesta-style baby shower! Create an all-you-can-eat taco bar and decorate with bright colors to celebrate your baby. Create mocktails so mama can still have a margarita with her favorite people as they shower the new baby with all the love in the world. It’ll be nacho average baby shower!

Add these fun ideas to your ‘Taco Bout’ a Baby’ shower: Create “cactus pretzels” by dipping pretzel rods in green candy melts, have guests sign a ‘Dragons Love Tacos’ book for baby

Get creative, have fun, & put on the best baby shower for the mamas in your life!

We’ve pulled together some of the most favorited 2019 baby shower themes! Each has a magic of their own and there is sure to be something to spark an idea or two in your head. Baby showers are a time to really celebrate mom and baby. Make it memorable. Make it unique. Make it the best darn pre-baby time this mama is going to have!

Before you get stuck on just picking out the theme, though, here are some tips on how to pull off the best baby shower!

  • Pamper the mama-to-be to no end! She is tired and feeling it in her body after carrying the baby for so long. Give her a comfy seat, make sure she has all the food and drink she needs, and let her relax and enjoy this moment.
  • Use functional decorations. Baby showers are the best time to give mom and dad what they need for when baby is here. Using children’s books, diapers, toys, and onesies will make for cute decorations AND prove useful to the family once the baby is here.
  • Let mom-to-be in on the planning process. Get her input on the menu, the theme, the cake, etc. Make her feel that you are creating a day about her and for her!

Make the planning fun and light for mama and make the occasion one to remember. This shower is to bring love, joy, and blessings to mom and her new bundle. Take time to ensure it’s a gathering for the books! Help kick off mom and dad’s new chapter as parents with an unforgettable moment with their closest family and friends.

And let us know how you pulled it off! Are any of the themes we suggested ones you were thinking of too? We’d love to hear more! 


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