Take the baby shower to the next level with three awesome baby shower ideas for themes that capture the imagination and are sure to thrill the expecting mom and her guests.
More than 30 years ago, author Eric Carle released his children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar about the charming little caterpillar who eats his way through a variety of foods before venturing into his cocoon and waking up as a beautiful butterfly. The book’s artwork is distinctive and unforgettable, making it the ideal inspiration for a baby shower theme.
Start with a cute caterpillar hanging decoration created from paper ball lanterns. You’ll need three yellow, two lime green and one red for the head. Alternate the yellow and green for the body and add a face to resemble Carle’s original caterpillar using cutouts from craft paper. These colors then become your palette for the rest of the shower décor and tableware color scheme.
For the food table, be sure to include several of the goodies the hungry caterpillar ate. Create a fruit salad with strawberries, plum pieces, mandarin orange slices and watermelon. If serving pinwheels or mini sandwiches, be sure to create one version with salami and Swiss cheese and offer a small dish of pickles. On the sweets table include a display of colorful lollipops, mini cherry tarts (to represent the cherry pie), cupcakes and a chocolate cake to complete the theme.
‘B’ is for Baby
Go over-the-top with a boy’s baby shower and the theme “B is for Baby” (as well as “boy” and “blue”). A blue block centerpiece that spells “baby” is a good place to start with this theme. Use at least two different shades of blue, a lighter and darker hue, to create an attractive look and accent the blues with white, cream or even silver. Blue twisting danglers or blue poms make pretty hanging decorations, while table décor can include decorative jars filled with blue candies, blue floral blooms and tea lights floating in blue tinted water.
For the food table, keep the theme going by serving menu items that start with the letter “b” such as:
- Broccoli salad
- Bite-size chicken salad puffs
- Balsamic roasted Brussels sprouts
- Bite-size bacon quiches
- Berry fruit cup (include blueberries)
- Brownie bites
Cirque du Bebe
Create a completely amazing and awesome baby shower for someone special with a “Cirque du Bebe” theme. Hostess With the Mostess features a two-part blog post that is filled with hundreds of ideas for you to recreate your version of this theme that is sure to wow the mommy-to-be and her guests.
To create a DIY “Cirque du Bebe” theme, choose your color scheme: orange with hot pink, orange with Bermuda blue or orange with Bermuda blue and mimosa yellow. Add patterns such as zebra stripes or giraffe or cheetah prints for an exotic cirque/circus aspect.
When deciding which baby shower theme to go with, remember that the most awesome baby shower ideas are the ones that reflect the expecting mom’s personality and give her a special party she’ll treasure forever.