Go Bananas Over These Fab Safari Baby Shower Ideas

When you think of a safari, you usually think of fun animals like giraffes, lions and zebras. Why not glam up a typical safari baby shower theme with some sophisticated details? A touch of gold and a little glitz goes a long way to elevate an otherwise plain theme. Go wild with these fierce baby shower ideas!

Gold Glam Table Centerpieces

Create stunning table centerpieces with plastic safari animals. Spray paint them gold for a classy look!

Glam Gold Safari Shower | Project NurseryDecor Fix via Project Nursery 

A Fancy Mimosa Bar

Keep a few small plastic animals to attach to stirrers that double as eye candy for a mimosa bar. Don’t forget to include “mocktails” for the mommy-to-be!

Safari Baby Shower Gold Animal Stirrers | Ciera Design Ciera Design 

Pretty in Pink

You’re not limited to a green, tan and gold color palette. Go all pink or all blue for a stylish safari theme! Stick gems to a globe for a sparkly dessert table centerpiece, and add them to the handles of flatware for extra shine.

Glam Pink Safari Dessert Table for Baby Shower | Hostess With The MostessHoneycomb Events & Design via Hostess With The Mostess

Passport to Fun

Make your guests feel like they’re traveling in style. We love these passports filled with fun baby shower games to keep guests entertained!

Safari Baby Shower Passport | by LisaKaydesigns on EtsyLisaKaydesigns on Etsy

An Adorable Cake

Keep it simple with a cute cake! A giraffe patterned cake with a wire ‘baby’ cake topper is a sweet addition to the dessert table.

Baby Shower Giraffe Print Cake |These Little Loves These Little Loves

Wild Little Gifts

Coordinate gifts for baby with safari-inspired goodies! An adorable elephant hooded towel is great for bundling baby up after bath time.

Baby in Elephant Robe | Baby Aspen

Mommy can keep baby toasty warm in a soft, cuddly monkey hooded robe. 3-D ears make this robe extra cute!

Baby in Monkey Robe | Baby AspenBaby (and mommy) will go bananas over this “jungl-iscious” monkey bib and burp cloth baby gift set! It not only matches the shower theme but also serves as a functional gift for baby.

Monkey Bib and Burp Set | Baby Aspen

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What other fun details would you add to a safari baby shower theme? Comment below!

 

Waddle It Be? Adorable Penguin Baby Shower Ideas

Many penguin baby showers adhere to the traditional pink and blue color scheme used for gender reveal parties, but what about a penguin baby shower theme with a more modern look? Blend bold black-and-white stripes, geometric accents and cute penguins to create a theme that’s elegant and lovely. Nab a few of these steal-worthy ideas for a “Waddle It Be?” gender reveal or fun penguin shower!

Geometric Black White and Gold Baby Shower | Diesel in BloomDiesel in Bloom

Chic Invitations

Inspiration sometimes begins with the invitations. Send out classic invites that feature bold black-and-white stripes and gold accents to match the theme. This cute design by Zazzle is the perfect match!Black White Stripe Baby Shower Invitation | Zazzle

High Hanging Décor

Add a major “wow factor” with a creative use of black and white umbrellas. Suspending a few pagoda umbrellas from the ceiling creates bold eye-catching party décor!

Black and White French Inspired Baby Shower | The Little UmbrellaBrandy J Photography via The Little Umbrella

Mix in little touches of penguins! Hang an adorable fabric penguin banner from wall to wall or line it along the edge of the gift table.

Penguin Themed Baby Shower | AKA NinaAKA Nina

A Pretty Cake and Treats

Step up a dessert table with a mod striped cake, like this one from My Little Kupcake! If the baby’s name is already decided, top the cake with a posh customized topper. How about a custom “Waddle It Be?” design?

Baby Grace Cake Topper Baby Shower | Miss Cake Woolston Grace Weddings via Pop Sugar

For a cute favor, package little penguin gummy candies in favor bags and send them home with guests!

Black and White Gummy Penguins | Nuts.comNuts.com

Perfect Penguin Baby Gifts

This theme wouldn’t be complete without cuddly penguin gifts! These black and white gender-neutral gifts are great for a gender reveal party. Baby will love snuggling with a penguin plush lovie while napping.

Cuddles and Snuggles Plush Penguin Lovie | Baby Aspen

A sweet penguin PJs layette set is a fun and fashionable addition to baby’s wardrobe.

Penguin 2-Piece PJs Layette Set | Baby Aspen

If the mommy-to-be is expecting a baby girl, Poppy Sue is a lovable penguin plush to give. She comes with sassy black-and-white polka dot bloomers baby can wear! Plus, you can leave this plush out as part of the shower décor!

Poppy Sue Plush Plus Bloomer for Baby | Baby Aspen

What other fabulous penguin shower ideas do you love? 

A Fairytale Little Princess Baby Shower

A sweet little princess baby shower is perfect for a stylish mommy-to-be who loves all things pink and girly. This sassy and sophisticated theme can be executed in so many clever ways! We chose to stick to pastel pink, glittery gold, and a crown motif for this inspiration. From plates to presents, here’s a planning guide for a unique and surprisingly simple baby shower:

little princess baby shower inspiration from Baby Aspen1. The Invite Lady via Etsy 2. Party City 3. Pelemele via Etsy 4. The Tomkat Studio 5. ellyB events and Dana Lee Jones via Kara’s Party Ideas 6. Kate Aspen 7. Kate Aspen 8. Baby Aspen 9. All Diaper Cakes via Etsy 10. Meghan McAndrews via Betty Crocker

A Royal Invitation

Set the shower tone with just the right mix of sparkle and sophistication in the invitation (1). This precious design reads, “we are tickled pink and happy to say, a beautiful princess is on her way!” After all, this shower is all about mom so keep her in mind when planning this party.

Pretty Pink Decor

Transform the shower space into something straight from a fairytale with glimmering gold details all around. We drew inspiration from this whimsical flower installation and stunning dessert display (5). Get the look! You don’t have to hang from the ceiling to achieve a regal ambiance. Hang a scalloped glitter garland (3) from a light fixture or on a blank wall and cluster bud vases filled with sequins on the tables (10). The space will be shining in no time! Keep the tableware classy and simple with fancy disposable flatware (2) and plates (4) in unique designs.

A Regal Diaper Cake

Give gifts that double as decor! These adorable mini diaper cakes (9) make pretty princess centerpieces and the mommy-to-be will appreciate the practical gifts when her little princess arrives.

Keepsake Baby Shower Favors

For a stand-out shower, select unique favors for guests to take home. Personalized stemless champagne flutes (6) are practical baby shower favors with a special design. Use them to serve cocktails and “mocktails” or yogurt parfaits!

Planning Tip: These flutes can double as bud vases, too! 

A Unique Baby Shower  Game

Have guests send a picture of themselves as a baby with their RSVP. Frame each photo in a crown frame (7) and have everyone guess who’s who at the shower. These make adorable keepsakes for guests to take home, too. 

Gifts for The Little Princess

You can keep with the shower theme when it comes to gift-giving, too. This 3-piece princess gift set (8) comes in a carriage package, perfect for the royal occasion!

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 Are you throwing a pink princess themed baby shower? What inspired your planning? 

10 Best Baby Shower Gifts A New Mom Really Needs

Baby showers are a sweet tradition, but the pressure of choosing a gift to be opened in front of a room of eager onlookers can make for a stressful shopping experience! With seemingly endless options, it’s a challenge to choose a standout gift for the occasion. Memorable “keepsakes” are a common choice, but practical gifts prove to be the ones that moms remember when they use them on a regular basis. Choose one of these ten go-to gifts that new mamas are sure to find useful and special, too!

1. Bedtime Books

Books are a good gift option for any baby shower, but especially when you don’t know the baby’s gender. Goodnight Moon is a classic bedtime book choice and this durable board book will quickly become part of baby’s bedtime routine.

Gifting Tip: Add a special note to baby inside the cover!

Goodnight Moon Board BookGoodnight Moon via Buy Buy Baby

2. Diaper Cake

Okay, so maybe she doesn’t need a bunch of diapers stacked in the shape of a cake, but diapers are expensive and this unique presentation takes a plain and simple baby necessity from so-so to oh!

Gifting Tip: Top off your cake with a cute plush, like a Haddie-Hoo plush owl!

Baby Aspen Haddie Hoo Owl Diaper Cake via kmtoarc on Instagram Haddie-Hoo diaper cake via kmtoarc on Instagram

This video from Evite shows you how simple it is to build a DIY diaper cake!

3. Diaper Bag

Pamper a stylish mommy-to-be with an equally chic diaper bag! This pricey pick makes a great group gift. She’ll appreciate the splurge and think of all her gal pals each time she carries it. She won’t mind stowing her favorite handbag when she can tote this little black bag that’s built to suit baby’s needs.

Kate Spade diaper bagKate Spade baby bag

4. Grab and Go Diaper Pack

Sometimes it’s the little gadgets and gear that make the biggest difference and this Pronto! changing station is great for moms (and dads) on the move! This stylish essential comes at a cool price point of $30.

Skiphop pronto changing stationSkip Hop

5. Stylish Baby Wrap

With design selections that suit new parents’ styles, Solly Baby Wrap caught our eye! This mamma-owned company creates wraps that bring you closer to baby without cramping your style. We like this natural and grey stripe wrap, but you’ll want to pick one that best fits your friend’s taste!

Solly baby wrapSolly Baby Wrap

6. Birth AnnouncementPillow

This sentimental shower gift is practical, too! We’re all in favor of a functional gift and this one will fit perfectly in the rocking chair in the nursery. Here’s how to give it – at the shower, present the mommy-to-be with an IOU and let her choose the color. Once the baby is born, order the gift with all of the personalized details and ship it straight to the new baby!

Personalized birth announcement pillow | Lori Blum via Uncommon Goods

Lori Blum via Uncommon Goods

7. Baby Monitor

For less than $100, you can treat the new parents to a top-rated baby monitor! This is a great option for a gift from a few friends, and the new mom and dad will thank you for a few extra hours (okay, maybe minutes) of sleep. This digital video monitor has night vision so they can peek at their little ones without disturbing their sweet dreams.

Infant Optics Digital Monitor Infant Optics

8. Baby Bath Robe

Take bath-time essentials to the next level with an adorable Baby Aspen bath robe! They’ll have a zillion hooded towels, but a baby-sized bath robe will be a bath-time favorite. You can personalize it with a monogram, too!

Baby Aspen Shark Bath Robe“Let the Fin Begin” Shark Robe

9. Stroller

A stroller is a great group gift for the mom who has everything! This rugged stroller is sleek enough for everyday use, too!

BOB Revolution SE StrollerBOB Revolution SE

Gifting Tip: If this is her second child, a double stroller will be a welcomed addition to their baby gear. A standing attachment, like the Sibling Board by Stokke, is another great gift option.

Stokke Stroller adapter

Stokke

10. Baby Arrival Gift Set

If everything else seems to be covered, make this great gift set your new go-to baby shower gift. Packed with a little bit of each of the newborn care essentials, like diapers, wipes, body wash, and healing balm, this gift set from The Honest Company comes gift-ready in a pretty package.

Honest Company baby arrival gift setThe Honest Company

 What’s your favorite go-to baby shower gift or the best baby shower gift you received? Share in the comments!