20 Baby Shower Themes

Looking for baby shower themes? Look no farther. If the extensive list below doesn’t hold the right shower for you, it is certain to spark the ideas that will get you there on your own!


Cowboy baby shower themes work well for boys and girls. Just adjust the colors of the hats and bandanas to the appropriate gender. This theme is great, because décor is easily found under normal circumstances, inexpensive and it comes with a ready made menu for food service.


Throw an out of this world shower! Pick an astronaut theme for the brainiac to be!

What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

Each new baby has so much potential. Make your party buzz around this theme. Give each guest an occupation theme that their gift should highlight. This will give mom loads of cute clothing and imaginative toys.

Peter Pan

No mom ever wants to think of her baby growing up.  Help mom escape to Neverland with her baby by throwing a Peter Pan themed party.


Classic Disney is great for baby shower themes.  You can choose from mouse and duck duos to other classic characters like Chip and Dale.  These themes can be ideal for mothers expecting twins.

If Disney is great, but the older characters are not for your mommy to be, then update the theme with new characters. Mulan, Buzz and Woody or Tiana are ideal for mothers who grew up in the 80s or later.


Is mom a real book worm? Are her clothing needs already met? Then a baby book shower might be just the ticket.  The decorations can be children’s books of every size and color, while the gifts will help mom start her own collection of baby books to share with her child.


Is the baby to come a girl?  Then a shower themed as a royal coronation is not out of order.  Mom can sit in an honorary throne and be the center of all things princess.


Birds are the new ‘in’ animal. Penguins, owls and many other birds are filling movie theaters and toy store shelves.  You can capitalize on this by throwing a baby shower for the birds. 

Abandon traditional themes and just have fun since this Baby shower is for the birds!


Is your momma planning on using only natural and organic baby products?  Get her off to a roaring start by having an organic, natural baby shower theme.  Complete the theme with cloth diapers and the name that candy bar poopy diaper game.

Blankies and Bedding

Have a pajama party! Baby will spend lots of time sleeping and spitting up on those sheets, blankies and everything else. Pamper mom with new pj’s for herself and her baby. Then pile on the extra baby blankets and crib sheets so that laundry will not have to a several times a day event.


Does mom need a stroller? Focus the theme on wheels. Have guests all chip in to buy mom the stroller of her dreams.

Work Party

Sometimes the best gift of all is time and the best parties are work parties.  To this end have a baby shower work party and help mom paint the nursery, hang the artwork, fold the baby clothes and assemble the crib then sit back and enjoy a chat over a sack lunch.

Belly Casting

Capture mom’s baby belly in stone, or paper Mache.  It is easy to make a belly mold of mom’s baby bump.  It only takes an afternoon, a newspaper and some willing hands.  Make sure to pick an appropriate product, some plasters get very hot and can burn delicate skin.

Baby Sprinkles

Is this the second or third time around for mom?  Then a baby sprinkle, instead of a full blown shower might be all that is needed. A baby sprinkle is like a mini-baby shower.


The creators of Barney are geniuses, not just because the songs get permanently stuck in your head, but because, as it turns out, dinosaurs is one place both girls and boys overlap in childhood.  At some point every child is fascinated by dinos, regardless of gender.  This makes a super-sized, dinosaur themed baby shower perfect when the gender is a surprise.

Where the Wild Things Are

This Maurice Sendak book is a classic.  A baby shower themed in this way is fun and certain to bring out the child in even the most grown up guests. 

Food can be colorful, fun and fit for a wild one.  If baby’s birth date falls in those weeks surrounding Halloween it is a perfect theme to welcome baby.

Twinkle Little Star

Baby is the star of the night, make it sparkle. Decorate the room in twinkling stars, mirrors, shiny papers and bright stars. Using twinkle lights is a great way to carry the starlight theme into any room of the house. Invitations can be star shaped cards on silvery paper with a shine to it.

Girls Night Out

Are baby showers just not your thing, mom’s thing or really the thing of anyone on the guest list? Abandon the typical baby shower for a girl’s night out. Take in events that mom will likely forego for the next few months when new baby is her constant companion. A good chick flick is a great idea.

Mom and Dad

Is dad just as hands on as a dad could possibly be?  You may want to include him in the baby shower.  Including Dads changes the whole landscape of the party right down to the guest list and date.

Dad will not have nearly as much fun if he is the only man in a room full of women.  A decidedly girly theme will add considerably to his discomfort.  Instead of going over the top with mommy themed shower stuff, theme a dad and mom party more like a nice date night with your best friend couples.

Cash Please

Money is the essence of new parent’s needs.  To this end do struggling moms and dads a favor by hosting a “cash only” baby shower theme.  Money is always the right color, is never too small and will not need to be returned.  Mom may feel awkward asking for monetary gifts herself, but a cash theme will do it for her.

Don’t spot the idea for your shower?  Here are a few more ideas for you to consider: Stripes and Dots, Sock Monkeys, Fishermen, Multiples, Noah’s Ark, Under the Sea, Kittens and Puppies, a Mother’s Blessing and Jungle Animals.