If you’re hosting a shower party for the expectant mommy and daddy, the first thing you’ll need to do is pick out a baby shower theme. The theme will set the stage for all of the other things that you’ll need to plan for your special event.
The invitations, decorations, food trays, cake, beverages and favors need to all combine. But how do you go about choosing a theme?
There are literally thousands of options that you could have, so narrowing down your possibilities might seem like a difficult task at first. Make things easier for yourself.
By reading and answering the 4 questions in this article, it will be much more simple to figure out which theme fits perfectly for your situation.
1. Are there many ready made decorations for the theme?
While it’s always a great thing to be creative and pick a unique theme, you might want to look for something more practical. Certain baby shower themes have a large amount of affordable decoratives. This will make your life much easier when purchasing tableware, balloons and even food embellishments.
Of course if you have a lot of time on your hands you can choose whatever theme you want and make the decorations yourself. If you do that, make sure to ask friends and family members to lend a helping hand.
2. What do the mom and dad love?
Find a theme that the parents resonate with. It could be a favorite hobby, sports team, movie character, cartoon, or animal. You can also make both parents happy by adding elements of their favorite things into the shower. If the mom loves the color yellow and the father loves trains, you could have a yellow train themed baby shower.
Call them up and ask what their favorite things are. Have a list ready of ideas ready when you do that. Even if you don’t make a clear decision by the end of the call at least you’ll have narrowed down your options.
3. Is the baby a boy or a girl?
The sex of the baby plays a big part in determining the theme of the party. For a boy, you can choose to decorate with, trains, airplanes, monkeys, cars, teddy bear or even throw a nautical baby shower.
Here are some more boy baby shower ideas. If the baby is a girl, you can pick from a variety of themes such as butterflies, fairies, ladybugs,dolls, or even a cupcake baby shower theme. Here are some more ideas for girly baby shower themes. If no one know the sex of the baby you’ll want to pick from more gender neutral themes such as safari, giraffe, baby feet, bumble bee or penguins.
4. Can you match the theme with the season of the year?
If you combine the theme with the season you’re going through, you’ll easily find cheaper foods to serve at your party. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are much more affordable and make a big difference in your budget since you’ll be feeding quite a few people at once.
For example if you’ve chosen to have a teddy bear party, you can make it a winter or spring teddy bear baby shower. For the fall you could choose a thanksgiving or a pumpkin baby shower. Keep the dishes in alignment with your season. For example; in the winter you might want to have candied sweet potatoes, chocolate pear desserts, turnip and potato soup, and chestnut ravioli.
For the spring season you can prepare green bean salad, pea soup, pineapple cake, and cornbread. For a summer baby shower make blueberry and strawberry pies, tomato soup and lima bean salad. And for the fall baby shower serve veggie trays with broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. Of course fall matches with anything that has pumpkins such as pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin puré, etc.