Decorate with popular nursery rhyme characters, using illustrations and items from the rhymes. Place the tableware in pails for Jack and Jill, serve deviled eggs for Humpty Dumpty, etc. Give the new mom a complete collection of Mother Goose rhymes so she’ll have her wonderful shower memories when she reads the rhymes to her new little one.
Gifts for this theme center around baby safety. From door latches to outlet plugs, the parents-to-be will be ready to have a baby in the house (safely!).
Ages and Stages
Assign a random age or developmental stage from newborn - 5 years inside invitations, and have your guests bring a gift appropriate for that age group.
Use the mom-to-be as the inspiration for this one. Baby pictures from when she was a baby, notes from her parents with stories about what she was like as an infant, toddler then a child, favorite toys or mementos from her past.
Decorate with alphabet blocks and letters. Ask guests to buy a gift starting with a letter you assign them. Play games based on the alphabet.
Use clothesline and clothes pins, laundry baskets and baby laundry detergent to decorate with. Have guests bring baby clothes based on the baby’s age (guests can be assigned an age so the mom ends up with a good supply of clothing for the first year).
Decorate with Oscars, stars like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, movie posters and celebrity magazines. Use a red carpet for guest arrivals, taking pictures as they do the “Oscar Night” walk. Go glitter, glam and paparazzi for this one!
Kids and adults will both enjoy a 'Dr. Seuss baby shower theme.' Even a grinch could enjoy this party! Whether your newborn is a girl or boy, they are bound to fall in love with Dr. Seuss books. Whether it's "The Cat in the Hat", "Green Eggs and Ham" or "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," theming a Dr. Seuss party is perfect for your arrival!
Birthstone Baby Shower Theme
Use the baby’s birthstone as a them for this baby shower. Have guests wrap their gifts in the color of the birthstone, use decorations with the birthstone being the focal color, and use “gems” to decorate the table and cake with. Any craft store has a great selection that can be mixed and matched.