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5 Creative Themes to Help Plan Your Next Baby Shower

creative baby shower themes

Creating a Memorable Baby Shower at Home or the Office


If you’ve never planned a baby shower, you will probably underestimate how much time and effort it can take. One of the biggest upfront decisions is choosing a theme to plan the event around. While it might not sound as important as the food or gifts, having a fun, creative theme ensures the party will flow around a central idea, instead of looking random or thrown together. Plus, it will make the celebration that much more special for the mom-to-be.


Once you have a theme in place, you can let your creative DIY juices flow and tie your invitations, décor, desserts, games, and more to that idea. While a theme can bring a greater sense of festivity to a baby shower, it doesn’t have to be extravagant. The new mom should always be the center of the room. Whether you’re going for traditional, modern, outdoorsy, or whimsical, there are hundreds of themes to choose from, and it can be a little overwhelming. Thankfully, Knot2Naughty has you covered. Below are 5 creative, gender-neutral themes to inspire you:


  • Stock the Library

Is the mom-to-be a bookworm? Celebrate her love of literature by throwing a book themed baby shower. Guests can either bring their favorite children’s book or look to the parent’s registry for their library wishes. This is an awesome way to stock the new nursery’s bookshelves with tales that will be read to the baby all throughout childhood. The magic of a book theme can be captured with lots of playful, fairy-tale decorations.


  • Woodland Animals

This is an adorable theme that works for either a boy or girl. Who doesn’t love baby bunnies, foxes, and deer? To pull together this theme, you can incorporate lots of forest-inspired colors and cute animal images in the décor.


  • Ice Cream Social

Throwing a baby shower in the summer? Soothe everyone’s craving for something cold with an ice cream social theme. This can be an easy one to pull off with brightly colored balloons and streamers and an ice cream sundae bar!


  • Modern Shower

Is the new mom not into cutesy themes and gatherings? No problem. Ditch all the fussy traditions and go with a modern theme instead. Go ahead and invite the dad-to-be and any other close male friends and family and serve great food like tacos or BBQ instead of the predictable finger sandwiches and cupcakes. The mom will feel showered with love by everyone close to her and appreciate the cliché-free zone. After all, she’s about to be surrounded by baby stuff for years and might enjoy one last adult get together.


  • Winter Wonderland

If the new baby is due in the winter months, what could be more perfect than honoring his or her future arrival with a winter wonderland themed shower? Deck out the space with white balloons and other décor in snowy hues. You can complete the wintery vibe by serving hot chocolate, cider, or anything else to warm up your guests.



Any of these themes will certainly impress guests and properly celebrate the new mom and her baby. However, after picking a theme there is still much work to be done. If, like many of us, you find yourself stretched thin, simply call Knot2Naughty to take care of all the décor and details, while you focus on personalizing the shower to the mom. Our party-planning experts will help you successfully pull off any theme or vision you have for the event.


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