101 baby shower ideas: A to Z guide

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Baby shower theme ideas: A to Z guide

There’s no better way to celebrate new life and the beauty of motherhood than with a baby shower.

A sweet soirée with family and friends is the perfect precursor to the arrival of your precious bub, and deciding the baby shower theme is half of the fun. We’ve gathered a galaxy of baby shower theme ideas – everything from Adventure to Zoo and all the letters in between.

A to Z Baby Shower Theme Ideas

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Adventure Baby Shower

Adventure themed baby shower 2
Adventure: Having a baby is one of life’s greatest adventures, so it makes a fabulous baby shower theme. Draw inspiration from across the globe, or give the party an explorer twist. (via: Hooray)

Other ideas:

  • Autumn
  • Animal
  • Australiana
  • Alphabet
  • Apple of your eye
  • April showers

Boho Baby Shower

Boho baby shower theme
Boho: Feathers, fauna and all things natural will give a boho vibe to any baby shower. Think stripped back, greenery and handmade. (via: The Tomkat Studio)

Want more boho-themed ideas? We put together a boho baby shower guide just for you.

Other ideas:

  • Books
  • Baseball
  • Bumblebee
  • Bun in the oven
  • Balloons
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Brave
  • Butterful
  • Beach
  • Basketball
  • Bunny
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Cactus Baby Shower

Cactus baby shower theme
Cactus: There’s nothing prickly about this adorable baby shower theme. From cactus cookies and cupcakes, this party is super succulent! (via: Project Nursery)

Other ideas:

  • Cute-as-a-button
  • Crayons
  • Camping
  • Circus
  • Construction
  • Cowboy/girl
  • Cabbage patch

Doughnut Baby Shower

Doughnut Baby Shower
Doughnut: Is there anything more delicious than a baby shower dedicated to a pregnancy craving? (via: Fun 365)

Other options:

  • Deer
  • Dandelion
  • Dots and spots
  • Dr Suess
  • Dreams
  • Dinosaur

Eucalyptus Baby Shower

Eucalyptus themed baby shower
Eucalyptus: An Australiana theme through and through, hints of pale green mixed with the heady scent of the Aussie bush create a beautifully natural baby shower setting. (via: Rook Design Co.)

Other options:

  • Elephant
  • Elegant
  • English garden
  • Explore
  • Ethereal
  • Earth

French Inspired Baby Shower

French themed baby shower
French inspired: If your baby shower is set for spring, a French-inspired affair will suit perfectly. Soft florals and a smattering of French words will give your baby shower a distinctly Parisian feel. (via: The Little Umbrella)

Other options:

  • Fairy garden
  • Fiesta
  • Flamingo
  • Fox
  • Fundraiser for charity
  • Floral

Garden Party Baby Shower

Garden baby shower theme
Garden party: Beautifully manicured lawns, tables under the shade of a tree and the sound of birds singing – an elegant garden tea party baby shower it is. (via: Camille Styles)

Other options:

  • Game of Thrones
  • Gender reveal
  • Galaxy
  • Golden books
  • Glamping
  • Giraffe

Hello World Baby Shower

Hello World baby shower theme
Hello World: Two simple words that welcome new life into your family circle. (via: Ginger Ray)

Other options:

  • Halloween
  • Honey
  • High tea
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Heaven sent
  • Hollywood
  • Hawaiian

Ice Cream Baby Shower

Ice Cream themed baby shower

Ice cream: Whip up an icy baby shower treat lickity split with a sorbet soirée, perfect for any mumma-to-be with a sweet tooth. (via: Sugar & Cloth)

Other options:

  • Italian
  • Ivy
  • Inspirations
  • Iris
  • Igloo

Jungle Baby Shower

Jungle themed baby shower
Jungle: Baby, it’s a wild world! So a jungle-themed baby shower is perfect for celebrating adding your little monkey to mix! (via Kate Aspen)

Other options:

  • Joy to the World
  • Jigsaw (missing piece of the puzzle)

King of the Wild Things Baby Shower

Where the Wild Things Are baby shower
King of the Wild Things: A nod to the much-loved children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, if you’re planning on calling your little one Max, this would be a clever hint! (via: Camille Styles)

Other options:

  • Kite
  • Kardashians
  • Knit and blankie

Little Lamb Baby Shower

Little Lamb baby shower theme ideas

Little Lamb: A cuter-than-cute theme for your very own little lamb who will very shortly join the flock. (via Macetes de Mae)

Other options:

  • Llama mumma
  • Lemons
  • Ladybird
  • Lunar
  • Library
  • Lego

Mint to Be Baby Shower

Mint to be baby shower ideas

Mint To Be: The perfect colour for a gender neutral baby shower – and what a gorgeous sentiment. (via: Something Turquoise)

Other ideas:

  • Moon and stars
  • Milk and cookies
  • Moroccan
  • Moustache
  • Movies
  • Modern

Nautical Baby Shower

Nautical baby shower ideas

Nautical: Ahoy, it’s a boy! Or a girl! Set sail on the motherhood adventure with a sea-themed baby shower. (via: Fun 365)

Other ideas:

  • Natural
  • Nest
  • Nappies
  • Narwhal

Oh Baby! Baby Shower

Oh baby themed baby shower
Oh Baby!: A gender-neutral theme that will have everyone oohing and ahhing. A beautiful, up-beat theme. (via Ginger Ray).

Other ideas:

  • Outdoor
  • Owl
  • Oh, The Places You Will Go
  • Octopus
  • Onesie painting party

Pop (ready to) Baby Shower

Ready to pop baby shower theme

Ready to Pop: A play on words, this brilliant theme sprouts so many decoration and party food ideas – from popcorn to balloons. It’s sure to go off with a bang! (via: Everyday Reading)

Other ideas:

  • Parisian
  • Pool party
  • Pumpkin
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Pancake
  • Prince
  • Princess

Queen Bee Baby Shower

Queen Bee baby shower
Queen Bee: Because all the buzz is about you and your little baby to bee! (via: The Little Umbrella)

Rainbow Baby Shower

Rainbow Baby Shower Theme

Rainbow: A beautiful, bright celebration of hope after loss. (via: 100 Layered Cakelet)

Other ideas:

  • Rubber duck
  • Rustic
  • Roses
  • Robot
  • Retro

Sprinkles Baby Shower

Sprinkles baby shower
Sprinkles: Is there anything sweeter than a rainbow of sprinkles – it’s got baby party written all over it! (via: Shoes Off Please)

Want more ideas? Take a look at our must-haves for a sprinkles baby shower.

Other ideas:

  • Sunshine
  • Space
  • Storybook
  • Shower
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Surprise pregnancy announcement

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower

Twinkle little star baby shower
Twinkle, twinkle little star: Do you know how loved you are? A sparkling shower for a much-wanted new arrival. (via: Bloom Designs)

Other ideas:

  • Tribal
  • Tropical
  • Travel
  • Tea party
  • Tutu
  • Teddies

Up, Up and Away Baby Shower

Up up and away baby shower
Up, up and away: Hot air balloons hint at the uplifting journey of motherhood. Whimsical and playful, this theme lends itself to fun decor and treats. (via: Sweet Designs)

Other ideas:

  • Unicorn

Vintage Baby Shower

Vintage baby shower
Vintage: Lace, flowers and everything delicate – perfect for a high tea baby shower. (via: Catch My Party)

Other ideas:

  • Veggie garden
  • Velveteen Rabbit
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Vikings
  • Venus and Mars

Woodland Baby Shower

Woodland baby shower theme ideas

Woodland: A cosy theme for an autumn or winter baby shower, go for natural decor and cute woodland creatures. For more inspiration,  our woodland baby shower guide has everything covered.

Other ideas:

  • Welcome to the World
  • Whimsical
  • Winter
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Whale

XX or XY Chromosome Baby Shower

XX or XY Baby Shower: A twist on the traditional gender reveal, this is the ultimate theme for science enthusiasts!

Yellow Baby Shower

Yellow sunshine baby shower
Yellow: Bursts of sunshine happiness are sure to brighten your baby shower. (via: Na Lua Dulce)

Zoo Baby Shower

Zoo: A different take on an animal theme – why not celebrate with the whole menagerie?! (via: Andrea Patricia Photography)

Other ideas:

  • zodiac
  • zephyr

Planning a baby shower? Be sure to take a look at other baby shower articles and helpful guides.

A to Z guide of baby shower theme ideas
Baby Shower Etiquette: a modern-day guide
10 thoughtful alternatives to baby shower games


(top image credit: 100 Layer Cake-let)

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