Planning a baby shower can be fun, and sometimes the baby’s gender is a surprise for the guests, and even the parents. Here are some fun ideas for baby shower themes and gifts to go along with them.
There used to be a time when waiting to discover a baby’s gender meant loads of humdrum yellows. But if you or someone you know is having a “surprise” baby, it doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style when it comes to planning the baby shower and gifts.
We’ve put together a couple of great baby shower theme ideas that work for boys, girl, or surprises. From a sunny soiree to rustic camping party, there are loads of creative ways to honor moms-to-be and there are also plenty of great baby shower gift ideas for both genders.
Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Themes
For The Experienced Mom-To-Be, A Sprinkle Baby Shower
A rained-theme baby shower can take the theme to a whole new level. Grab an umbrella, set up in the garden or a backyard and look for baby hoodies, booties, and warm coats to complement the theme.
A Rustic, Camping Baby Shower
Not literally going camping, but a theme! You can take the baby showers outdoors and celebrate with a rustic bash, complete with cute teddy bears, baby blankets and all those essential creams and baby wipes moms-to-be so appreciate.
Thai-Themed Baby Shower
If mom-to-be got pregnant on a trip, why not make the baby shower country-themed? Look for baby gifts that would be typical of that country, too, or pacifiers, bibs, and other country-themed ideas.
The Gender Reveal Shower
These days it’s no longer all about the 20-week ultrasound. A lot of parents are enjoying planning gender reveal parties to discover the gender of their baby and share the excitement with family and friends. In these instances, baby gift baskets and hampers suitable for either gender make a lovely gift.
Cartoon Themed Baby Shower
A Breakfast Shower
While a typical baby shower meal is usually a heavy lunch and dessert, a breakfast-themed party breaks the mold and is a rather fun alternative. Choose a theme like sunshine, sunflower, and bright objects and choose gifts to match.
Milkaholic Co-ed Baby Shower
A lot of expectant parents far prefer a co-ed baby shower in order to include the dad-to-be and his friends and family members, too. Think milk bar, custom cookies, and plenty of useful gifts like diapers, formula, and baby bath products.
Baby Shower Gift Ideas
One of the best ways to shop for baby shower gifts is to buy baby hampers online. Include the practical items parents-to-be will use and add a few adorable items, too, like a Winnie The Pooh cap and bootie set for plenty of oohs and aahs at the baby shower.
A dreamy sound soother is also a good idea since new mothers quickly learn the importance of soothing, white noise, so it would be nice for her to have a head start.
Diaper cakes have also become very popular gifts and can be a fun DIY project for those wanting to add a crafty touch to the baby shower gifts table.
Natural care wipes, baby powders, shampoos, moisturizers, diaper rash creams, and all the essentials will help mom get her house in order for her precious new arrival.
These days, both boy and girl baby shower gift ideas will work well, and make sure that the new parents have everything they need when their new addition comes homes. If you’re not on a tight budget, consider gifts like baby monitors, strollers, cribs, or focus on bottles, pacifiers and all sorts of interesting gadgets that could help make mom and dad’s life a little easier when there’s a newborn to take care of.