Picking a Baby Boy Shower Theme

When throwing a party for mom to be and her little bundle of joy, every hostess wants to select a baby boy shower theme that is perfection for the bouncing bundle about to arrive; but getting the theme right is not always easy.

To help you select from the many different types of baby shower themes ask yourself the following questions.  They will help narrow the options and zero in on the perfect theme.

Size Counts

Is your baby shower going to involve a large crowd of people, or is it going to be a more intimate party with only a handful of guests? A theme that is too picky or detail oriented is lost in the crowd of a shower that includes everyone mom has ever known.  On the flip side, a theme that is too sparse can be a glaring sour note if the gathering is small.

Know your MOMMY

This party is about mom and baby, not so much the hostess or her home.  Keeping this in mind and consider the mother to be and what you know about her when determining the theme. 

Is the mom crazy about Minnie Mouse?  A cartoon character themed party can’t go wrong. 

Is mom a stuffed toy collector?  Focus the theme on baby soft plush toys.

Is mom expecting a boy, whom she is certain will be a famous ball player?  Then an all-boy, all-sports themed shower will hit the nail on the head.

Know your DADDY

Dad may not attend the party, but when it comes to baby boy shower theme he will have an opinion when it comes to his BOY.  To be certain the toys, clothing and other gifts are manly enough for daddy’s sensibilities keep his personality quirks in the back of your

The NON Theme

When it comes to baby showers why does the host feel a need to reinvent the wheel?  The baby to be and mommy on hand are theme enough.  Select colors to emphasis gender or mom’s favorites and you have a simple, yet elegant baby shower.

It is not a great idea to pull out all the stops or to take a chosen theme to the absolute limit.  This party is supposed to be about mommy and baby.  As fun as large, flamboyant theme parties are, be careful not to let the theme overshadow mom!

Be Simple

Do you have several ideas that mesh well together?  Don’t be tempted to incorporate all of them.  For example instead of doing all things Disney baby choose to highlight princesses for a girl or Winnie the Pooh for a boy.  Instead of getting every stuffed toy known to man, choose a favorite, like a sock monkey to carry the theme.

Nickels and Dimes

Money is an issue.  When picking a theme keep the budget in mind.  If you have the necessary linens, utensils and decorations on hand then it will free up money for other items such as gifts, food and favors.