Bundles of Joy and Showers of Fun: Unique Baby Shower Ideas

November 15 2023 – Lottie & Lysh

baby shower ideas
baby shower ideas

Ah, baby showers - the sweet celebration of impending sleepless nights and adorable baby giggles. It’s that special occasion where friends and family gather to shower the parents-to-be with love, gifts, and, let's be honest, a fair share of parenting advice they didn’t ask for. But let’s make it a day to remember for all the right reasons, shall we?

Free photo future happy parents try to guess gender of baby, pose with child sliders, singlet, bottle for feeding and nipple, expect child birth, pose against rosy wall with fluffy white clouds above


Picking the Perfect Theme: Not Just Pink and Blue

Gone are the days when baby showers were a parade of pastel pinks and blues. Let’s dive into some themes that are as unique as the little bundle of joy on the way. How about a “Welcome to the Jungle” theme for the little wild one? Or maybe a “Future Astronaut” party for the star in your life? Themes like “Vintage Storybook” can add a touch of nostalgia and whimsy. The key? Think outside the traditional colour palette!


Games That Don’t Make You Cringe 

Yes, we can do better than sniffing ‘mysterious’ substances in nappies. Why not have a baby-themed trivia game? Or “Guess the Baby Food” - where guests actually want to participate. You can even set up a “Baby’s First Playlist” station where guests add songs to a digital playlist, promising a mix of lullabies and “Baby Shark” remixes.


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Food: Beyond the Cheese Cube

Let’s talk food - and no, we’re not just sticking to cheese cubes and fruit platters. Why not match the food to the theme? Astronaut ice cream and galaxy cupcakes for the space-themed shower, anyone? Or how about a DIY baby food station? It’s both a game and a culinary adventure. Also, mocktails are your friends. Who says you need alcohol to toast the baby’s health?


Decorations: DIY or Die Trying 

Decorations can be the showstopper - or the bank breaker. But fear not! DIY is here to save your wallet and your aesthetic. Balloon garlands are easier than they look, and they add instant chic to any room. Handmade banners with cute sayings like “Oh Baby” or “Welcome Little One” add a personal touch. And don’t forget about the power of a good, old-fashioned string of fairy lights.


Gifts: Think Outside the Nappy Box 

Sure, nappies are practical, but let’s spice up the gift-giving, shall we? How about a “book shower,” where each guest brings their favourite childhood book? Or a “freezer meal party” where everyone brings a meal to stock the parents-to-be’s freezer. Gifts that offer a helping hand, like cleaning service vouchers or meal delivery subscriptions, might just be the most appreciated of all but of course if cute baby clothes are the gift of choice, you know that L&L have it covered ;)


Capturing Memories: Not Just With Photos 

Yes, photos are great, but what about a “wishes for baby” time capsule? Guests can write notes, predictions, and advice for the baby to read on their 18th birthday. Another idea is a group craft project, like a quilt or a mural for the nursery, where each guest contributes a square.


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In the end, the best baby shower is one that reflects the joy and uniqueness of the family it celebrates. Whether it’s through a quirky theme, delicious food, or heart-warming activities, the goal is to create memories that will bring smiles for years to come. And remember, it’s okay if everything doesn’t go perfectly - after all, it’s good practice for parenthood!


Did you have a baby shower? Have you been to any amazing showers? Let us know in the comments all your must haves, and must swerves! 


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