Oh boy—it’s time to celebrate! If you're planning a baby shower for yourself or a friend, knowing the gender means you can tailor the theme and decorations accordingly. Sure, the point of this shower is to show excitement for the baby boy who’s on his way, but it's also a moment to spoil the mom- or parents-to-be.
First up: guest list. Getting a headcount makes the rest of the party planning way easier. It's common for baby showers to be ladies only, but co-ed showers are becoming more and more popular. Why not celebrate with all your nearest and dearest?
The classic color palette of choice for a baby boy shower is blue, of course. Play with different shades ranging from light pastels to deep jewel tones to add some dimention to invitations, decorations and tablescapes. Or, scrap the blues all together with a palette of earth tones, primary colors or metallics.
Baby shower themes for boys can range from fun storybook themes, such as Winnie the Pooh, or the great outdoors, like a National Park. To dream up possible shower theme ideas, ask the expectant couple about their nursery decor, favorite kids’ shows or beloved children books.
Now, where to host? That depends on the crowd you’re inviting and the overall feel you want to evoke. Elegant and refined or casual and playful? A ballroom will lend a more formal vibe, while a chic cafe will feel trendy and modern.
All the planning will pay off when the parents-to-be are enjoying boy baby shower food and fun with friends and family. Not to mention the gifts they’ll be showered with to help them care for their adorable baby boy!
A hot-air balloon makes for a cheerful and fun anchor for this baby boy shower theme. In keeping with the light and casual feel, balloons and whispy cloud decor adorn the party, and a serve-yourself food station keeps things casual. The sky’s the limit for this baby boy shower idea!
Oh the places he’ll go! You can’t go wrong with Dr. Seuss for a boy baby shower theme. After all, the parents will be reading many of these colorful books in the near future! Mix up signature cocktails and mocktails dubbed Thing 1 and Thing 2. And for a baby boy cake design, get inspired by "One Fish, Two Fish."
For parents who would rather have a fun party with just a hint of baby shower on the side, pick a more grown-up theme. This "Simpsons" baby shower is a hilarious and perfect for a co-ed celebration. Everything from cocktails to the cake to food can nod to Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and the rest of the crew.
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