What are some creative baby shower theme ideas? Baby Shower Ideas

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A baby shower is a wonderful way to celebrate you and your baby-to-be -- and often, it has a theme to make it feel extra special. Here are some cute ideas for themes and shower games to get you started.

Think Outside the Box

"I always encourage my clients to think outside the box and put an elegant spin on some popular and traditional themes. For example, for a 'safari and jungle' theme, use potted plants, tribal patterned linens, and giant palm fronds. Or, celebrate with a gender-neutral baby shower that can incorporate an array of current seasonal elements -- this is especially apropos if you plan on keeping the gender of your baby a surprise. Lastly, a rising trend [for] baby showers is to share the...

"I always encourage my clients to think outside the box and put an elegant spin on some popular and traditional themes. For example, for a 'safari and jungle' theme, use potted plants, tribal patterned linens, and giant palm fronds. Or, celebrate with a gender-neutral baby shower that can incorporate an array of current seasonal elements -- this is especially apropos if you plan on keeping the gender of your baby a surprise. Lastly, a rising trend [for] baby showers is to share the excitement and joy of a gender reveal as the shower theme. Swap traditional baby blue for bold indigo and blush pink for rose gold." -- Nicole Pittmon, owner and event planner and stylist at Nicole Marie Events, Beverly Hills, CA

Make It Personal

"See if there is a particular thing, idea, or character the mom-to-be really likes -- for example, old movies or crafts or sports -- that would make for a really cute and personalized theme for her baby shower."

Base It Around Books

"When we had a shower for my friend, her only request was that everyone bring a book. She is an avid reader and wanted to make sure her son had a great library. On the invites, we wrote 'Books for Baby' and we did a book-themed shower."

Go Western

"A Western theme would be cute for a boy. I saw one on Pinterest that used wrapped-up diapers to create a stable for a stuffed animal horse. So cute!"

Center It Around Sweets

"I'm having my first girl, and we've chosen a strawberry shortcake theme. It's my favorite dessert, and I also love the colors pink and white."

Keep It Simple

"We did a polka-dot theme for my shower. It wasn't anything elaborate -- my best friend used polka-dot-printed balloons as a center piece and found matching plates at a local party store. It was beautiful!"

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