Another option for a creative baby shower is to have a theme designed around a scene, such as Noah’s Ark, the nursery at the hospital, or riding in a convertible. With a cake made to match, all you need are inexpensive matching colored streamers and invitations! Favors can coordinate, as well; for a Noah’s Ark theme, place card holders can be small stuffed animals, and a hospital nursery theme lends itself well to having mock “ID bands” to direct your guests to their seats. Match box cars work well as balloon holders if your theme incorporates cars. Put on your thinking cap and be creative and you can come up with easy, elegant solutions to make your party memorable.
Some people prefer to keep the sex of the baby private, but a newer trend is to keep that information under wraps until the day of the shower. Some couples have the baker tint the cake pink or blue, then hide it under a layer of white icing. When the cake is cut, the whole party finds out if they’re expecting a boy or a girl!
For the families that want to keep things gender neutral, decorating in simple, elegant colors like green and yellow is a good way to celebrate the impending bundle of joy without imposing gender roles. A good theme in that case could be a jungle scene, with green leaves and grass, and all the yellow animals found in the jungle or on the savanna: giraffes, lions, cheetahs, even throw in a cheeky monkey! It’s easy to transfer any of the themes to the baby’s room, as well.
Beloved childhood icons are always a good idea, as well. Characters like Winnie the Pooh or Bugs Bunny can make shopping for party supplies much easier. With this choice, you can even get balloons that go with the theme, and sometimes even find infant supplies with small versions of these characters.
Of course, you could always go with the traditional pink or blue and white, with rattles, diaper pins, teddy bears, and blocks as accents for the room and the table. This popular option is simple to put together. Most party stores have pre printed banners, napkins, plates, and cups for this sort of festive occasion, while the other themes may take a little more hunting to come up with the right colors and feel to match the atmosphere you want to create.