Considerations for Selecting the Type of Baby Shower Party
Choosing a theme for a baby shower party can be a stressful but necessary part of being a baby shower hostess. Here are tips for baby shower theme selection.
How do baby shower planners decide a baby shower theme? There are several ways to get inspiration for deciding the perfect baby shower party idea.
Choose a Baby Shower Theme Based on the Couple’s Occupations
Sometimes it is fun to have the baby shower reflect the mother or father’s occupation. A military baby shower, farm animals, dalmation dogs for a firefighter, or other symbols and icons of a unique job and occupation can make a baby shower celebration a lot of fun.
Since most baby showers tend to be decidedly “baby” themed, a party with a job-related theme will be unique and more memorable. While an office job might not be the best choice to highlight with a baby shower theme, many occupations have fun icons or associations that could be easily played up during the party.
Choose a Baby Shower Theme From The Nursery Décor
Many expectant moms or couples select a certain baby nursery decoration scheme. Usually this is a specific color, character, pattern print design or children’s symbol. If the pregnancy is far enough along that the baby shower hostess knows the nursery décor, it is easy to match the baby shower theme to the nursery decorations so that everything coordinates.
This not only makes the mother feel special and like the hostess has been paying attention, but it also helps with gift giving. Theme-related centerpieces from the baby shower can be sent home with the mother to place on a shelf or end table. The invitation, napkin or other baby shower memorabilia can be framed for the mother to hang on the wall of the nursery. Use the matching crib sheets for the table-cloth on the gift table, and allow the mother to take them home when the baby shower party is over.
Choose a Baby Shower Theme From Nature
Nature or animal baby shower themes abound, and with good reason. They are fun! Flowers, trees, clouds, baby animals, bugs, puppies, and even Noah’s Ark are all popular baby shower themes. Sometimes these party ideas may coordinate with the nursery décor, but sometimes they just reflect that the mother or father likes a particular animal. Perhaps they are horse enthusiasts or have a dog they just love. Reflecting those hobbies and likes in the baby shower theme can be a good way to make a reluctant father feel involved, too.
Choose a Baby Shower Theme With Color
Boy? Girl? Does it matter? Sometimes instead of cutsie prints or baby animals, a mother-to-be might want something more sophisticated for her baby’s shower. Sometimes just a solid color scheme can lend a more formal feel to the occasion. For example, pink and brown is a trendy color combination for a girl, while blue and brown is currently popular for boys.
Try thinking outside the box when planning a baby shower theme and the possibilities will be endless. When in doubt, consult the mother-to-be for specific ideas or hints about the nursery décor. Otherwise, relax, pick a theme, and enjoy the celebration of the new life to come!