Baby Shower Ideas For First-Time Parents

Having your first baby is incredibly exciting—and a little overwhelming, too. A baby shower can be a great way to celebrate with friends, guests, and loved ones, as well as get advice and thoughts on how you can navigate life as a new parent. And when it comes to the best baby shower ideas, the possibilities are endless.

Our team at PixieLane believes in celebrating those important moments in style. To start, we carry the outfits you’ll want to wear for your baby shower. We also have the perfect looks for when the little one arrives. And you’re not alone in planning your shower.

Keep reading because our guide is here to help you every step of the way!

Should My Baby Shower Have a Theme? 

An awesome theme can help to take some of the stress out of planning a baby shower, and you have lots of cute and creative ideas to pick from. When picking a theme, consider some of the pieces you might already have at home. You also want to think about what’s special to you and your partner.

These are just a few of our favorite themes to make the centerpiece of your event.

Book Themes

We love a little reader! If you’re looking to share a passion for stories and adventures with your baby, then a book-themed baby shower is the way to go. You have many classic baby stories to pick from, which means it’s easy to customize the snacks and decorations. Make honey-themed cupcakes for a Winnie-the-Pooh shower or decorate Cat in the Hat cookies.

No matter what book you pick, it’s sure to be a success. Plus, instead of a registry, you can request guests to bring their favorite book and write a note inside.

Seasonal Themes

Seasonal themes are a popular and easy option for baby showers. You can find the decorations you need at most shops and pick seasonal flavors for the desserts. In the warmer seasons, you can even host the shower outside, and what’s more on theme than nature’s beautiful flowers or leaves?

Seasonal themes also provide plenty of choices for gift ideas, invitations, and even the mom-to-be’s outfit for the party.  

Nature Themes

Take your love of the seasons one step further with a nature-themed baby shower. You can pick adorable environments, like forests with foxes and owls, or a beach scene with turtles and seals. What’s cuter than a honey cake with bee toppers? Pick your favorite nature themes, animals, and backgrounds for an unbeatable party.

What Should I Do at My Baby Shower?

Once you have the theme of the baby shower, it’s time to set up events and activities. Consider the venue and space you have, who might be attending, and what the general tone of the party is. 

Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts are a wonderful way for us to embrace creativity and childhood joy. And what better place to DIY than a celebration of a new baby? Set up an arts and craft station to make nursery decorations, take-home favors, or even something silly and funny.

Arts and crafts are always a guaranteed fun time. (We’d recommend steering clear of the glitter, though.)

Fun Games

Baby showers often have fun games, and it’s not hard to see why. There are many cute and clever baby shower games to pick from. This can be everything from Mad-Libs advice for mom and pop to pin the diaper on the baby.

You can even tie it back into your theme, including a prize for the winner. Expecting parents and friends alike are sure to have a great time.

A Beautiful Keepsake: An Interactive Guest Book

Baby showers are a wonderful way to make memories, and an interactive guest book can really help. You can snap photos, ask for advice for new parents, and offer a space for friends and family to write a message of love and inspiration to the new baby. As you welcome guests in, direct them to the guest book.

  • Our tip: keep some non-smear pens in mason jars or a little flower pot. 

What Should I Wear To My Baby Shower? 

You’re probably going to want to take a lot of pictures on this special day, and that means you want to find the perfect outfit for the job. It can feel a little challenging to pick out something cute and comfortable when you’re pregnant.

These are a few top options we love for upcoming mamas:

Karate Pants

Karate pants are soft, comfortable, and available in lots of attractive colors and patterns. The name and style come from the shape of the pants karate students wear as part of their uniforms. They feel like yoga pants, which is perfect for expecting moms. They’re a little more chic and stylish than your classic workout gear, however. That makes them an excellent choice for your baby shower celebration.

 Another reason to consider karate pants is that they’re easy to match and layer. They look cute with neutrals and can be made warmer on those chilly days with a comfortable sweater. With karate pants, you can focus on having a great time at your party while still looking cute.

Upscale Loungewear

Here at PixieLane, we believe that comfort is queen. But our version of loungewear stands out from the pieces you might have seen in the past. After all, your comfort isn’t just for staying home anymore.

We carry loungewear that is either loose or fitted, depending on your preference and the season. Our sweatshirts and sweatpants are available in many different patterns and colors, so they stand out from neutral loungewear classics. Mix and match tie-dye patterns, stars, camo, and a whole lot more to find a comfortable and breathable loungewear look you love.

Cute Cardigans

Layering is important, especially for moms to be. It can be difficult for pregnant women to regulate their temperature. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a comfy and cute cardigan on hand for your baby shower.

Layer it over a dress or a romper to add a little something extra to your look. When the party starts heating up, it’s easy to remove and store. All you need to think about is having a great time at your baby shower.

Begin Planning Your Baby Shower Today

A baby shower is a wonderful celebration of love, family, and the future as you get ready for your newest adventure. There are many ways to make your first baby shower really represent your family’s passions and interests.

You’ll want to consider the theme of the party, with fun and creative options based around animals and nature or even the color scheme of the current season. And you can’t go wrong with an adorable baby shower theme that’s all about your favorite books.

 The right theme can help you to pick out the decor, plan baby shower invitations, and put out desserts and treats the whole family will enjoy. It even makes it easier to plan the best games and activities for the event. Try out everything from cute arts to baby shower games. And if you want to have a memory that will really last, an interactive guestbook is the way to go.

When it comes to picking out the perfect outfit for your baby shower, PixieLane has you covered. We carry a wide collection of pieces that moms—and moms-to-be—are sure to love. Pick out a pair of cute karate pants, chic and comfortable loungewear, or even an adorable cardigan. Start making baby shower memories with your loved ones today.

 

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Baby Showers, Now and Then | Huffington Post

Fit to be Dyed | Science History Institute

47 Baby Shower Games Your Guests Will Love | The Spruce