Best Baby Shower Themes of 2020

Best Baby Shower Themes of 2020

March 17, 2020

Best Baby Shower Themes of 2020

Best Baby Shower Themes of 2020
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Best Baby Shower Themes of 2020

No matter what kind of party you’re having, a theme helps coordinate everything from decorations and party favors to food and games. And baby shower themes are among the most fun (though we may be a little biased).

Some baby shower themes seem to always be in style: baby jungle animals, nursery rhymes, nautical (ahoy, tiny sailor!) and classic children’s books (library card invitations? yes, please) are all tried-and-true options.

Does every baby shower have to have a theme? Not necessarily. If you’re not the coordinate-head-to-toe type, don’t stress—not every themed party means you have to go all out. It’s still thematic to just decorate in pastels or baby pink or blue. Some of the most classic baby shower decor is as simple as rattles, blocks and pacifiers. Not looking to make a big deal out of decoration? Keep it simple with your favorite color.

Another popular option is to plan the shower around one of your favorite things. Sports fan? Batter up! Music lover? Rock on! Harry Potter expert? Simply magical. What really matters is that your shower suits you as the parent(s)-to-be and has a level of thematic decor you can enjoy. (We recommend chatting with the shower host(s) about it so everyone is on the same page.)

But if you are wanting to go all out with your baby shower theme and maybe want something a little different from the classics, we’ve gathered some of our favorite trends.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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Nursery rhymes are a classic go-to for baby shower themes, and expecting parents are all about this one lately. Moons and stars with navy, white and gold make for a serene, sophisticated look. (Photo: @mikenzijones)

Bees

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This might be our favorite baby shower trend right now because there are so many ways to do it! Honey, flowers, Winnie the Pooh…we love all the options that come with bees, and they’re all so sweet. And with all the potential for puns, we’re hoping this trend will bee around for a while. (Photo: @worldreamscreations)

Succulents

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Succulents have been a general trend for a while now, and we love how they look as a baby shower theme. Their natural greens, light blues and dusty purples make this theme effortlessly gender neutral and visually soothing. Tiny, live succulents in funky little containers can really bring a room together. Or, if you’re crafty, make some plants out of paper or yarn. (Photo: @whitneybowmanevents)

Boho & floral

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Speaking of plants, the popular “boho” theme that’s been around for ages (think soft pinks, greens and creams, woven baskets and braids, flower crowns and flowing, organic fabrics) is getting a refreshed look, thanks to the incorporation of live plants like ivy, wisteria and ferns. Boho is also a perfect way to tie in eco-friendly products like compostable tableware, recyclable or biodegradable decor (we love bubbles and paper lanterns as alternatives to balloons), emailed invites and preloved (gently used), non-plastic and non-material gifts. (Photo: @beach_andboho)

Baby-Que

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Pull out the gingham and the mason jars for this backyard barbeque-inspired theme. It looks great in just about any color, whether you go for the traditional red and white, blue and white, pink and white, or any other gingham combo you want. It’s a fun theme if you want to keep the party on the casual side. (Photo: @little.e.cookies)

High Tea

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On the other hand, some baby showers call for utmost elegance, and we can’t think of anything more elegant than traditional high tea. Pastel colors and floral accents, delicate china and fancy tea cups, finger sandwiches and scones and tiny desserts—everything about this trend says “posh.” (Photo: @dish_it_out_amelia)

Whales

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While nautical has been a popular theme for at least the last decade, whales in particular are making a splash right now. And a whale baby shower theme doesn’t have to mean full-on sailor, ship and anchor if you don’t want it to—waves and other marine life can be equally fun additions. (Photo: @mypartydesign)

Little Cutie

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What fruit isn’t cute when you put a little smiley face on it? But Cuties (the California brand of clementines) have it written right there in the name, making them perfect for a bright, fun, fruity baby shower theme to welcome a different kind of little cutie. Decorate with bright orange and leafy greens and serve some mandarin salad to coordinate this delicious theme. (Photo: @180c.bc)

Baby Yoda

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While Baby Yoda is still fairly new to the zeitgeist, we can totally see a #BabyYodaBabyShower trend catching on this year. There are already Baby Yoda shower invites and Baby Yoda cakes available, and we’d love to see them incorporated into a full shower theme! (Photo: WildChildbyWI)

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