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Five Ideas for an Unforgettable Baby Shower

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Recent years have seen more and more people throwing baby showers, which is why nearly every single theme has been done before – from Mardi Gras to the Roaring Twenties to even The Beatles.

Understandably, planning a fresh and unique take on this special event can seem like a daunting and downright impossible task. But, don’t let that discourage you. Keep in mind that even if a theme has been done before, it can still be used as inspiration for the baby shower that you’re throwing.

With that, here are five incredible and unique ideas for a baby shower – one that you and your guests won’t be forgetting anytime soon.

1. Self-Care and Pamper Session

Baby showers can be extremely exhausting, thanks to the multiple games and activities going on. More often than not, the focus isn’t on the mom-to-be but rather, on the numerous contests that the guests are participating in.

With this, it’s time to put the spotlight back on the most important person in the room. Instead of your average, run-of-the-mill baby shower, why not throw a self-care and pamper session instead? Beauty treatments can replace the usual games, which the new mother will certainly appreciate. After all, when you’ve been carrying another person inside of you for the past few months, having a relaxing massage or even a rejuvenating facial is undoubtedly a welcome treat!


2. A Garden Tea Party

For those looking for a more laid-back take on the baby shower, then a garden tea party would be your best bet. It goes without saying that the combination of beautiful porcelain, mouthwatering sandwiches, and scrumptious tea would make for an event like no other.

If you want to take it up a notch, then introduce a theme to your tea party. Classic ones include Alice in Wonderland, Downtown Abbey, and the British Royal Family. On the other hand, more unorthodox motifs would be Broadway shows or the mom-to-be’s favorite Netflix series. Regardless of which one you go for, this baby shower will definitely be the talk of the town.


3. Nursery Rhymes

Nearly all of us grew up with nursery rhymes and there’s a huge chance that you know how to sing Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star or Row, Row, Row Your Boat by heart. These playful melodies are undeniably ubiquitous, which is why they would be the ideal baby shower theme.

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For instance, fill the venue with gold stars and sparkles or go for nautical decorations. You can even choose to serve only egg-inspired dishes as an homage to poor ol’ Humpty Dumpty!


4. Fairytales

If you’re not a big fan of nursery rhymes, then pick a fairytale-themed baby shower instead. These incredible stories are something that children all over the world share, which is why they would make for an amazing theme.

No worries, though! You don’t have to stick with cheesy and corny Disneyland decorations. Rather, let the less mainstream fairytales serve as your inspiration. For example, have a table bursting with desserts and sweets as a cheeky reminder of Hansel and Gretel’s harrowing adventure. Or, throw a ballet-themed baby shower based on the Brothers Grimm fable, The 12 Dancing Princesses. With thousands of stories from countries across the globe, the possibilities are endless!

5. Minimalism

Who says baby showers can’t be classy and sophisticated? A monochromatic-themed party would definitely be unforgettable, thanks to the decorations in varying shades of cream and white. This would undoubtedly lend the event a refreshing and unpretentious vibe – something that mom-to-be will surely appreciate, given the impending chaos!

If white isn’t your thing, then opt for a one-color scheme instead. For instance, take the new mother’s favorite color and its various shades, using these as inspiration for how the venue will look like. This allows you to stay minimalistic without having to sacrifice bright and eye-catching colors.


Nothing will ever be more momentous than welcoming another human being into the world, which is why baby showers need to be unique and unforgettable. Certain themes and motifs may have already been done to death but these ideas will guarantee you a party that everyone will continue to talk about long after it is over!


Cynthia (author) from Australia on November 03, 2020:

Thanks, i'm glad you like it :)

Lakshmi from Chennai on November 02, 2020:

Hi Cynthia, your idea to organize the baby shower function is awesome.

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