8 Trendy and Unique Baby Shower Themes

Not all baby showers are created equal! Think outside the box for a fun, unique baby shower theme that will blow guests away. We’ve handpicked eight trendy and special ideas to inspire you.

1. Tribal Themed Baby Shower

Little warrior, modern Aztec, tribal, whatever you like to call it, it’s oh so cute! Deck out your party with feathers, arrows, antlers, bold geometric shapes, and a natural earthy vibe that is ideal for a boy, girl or gender neutral baby shower.

Tribal Little Brave Man themed baby shower | via Kara's Party IdeasKara’s Party Ideas

2. Forest Friends Baby Shower

Although this was originally styled as a birthday party, a forest friends theme makes for an adorable baby shower, too! Infused with cute woodland animals and outdoorsy rustic elements, this style embodies everything that is wild and free. Don’t forget to bring charming woodland baby gifts to stay true to the theme, like a warm fox hooded robe or a pretty owl bloomer.

Woodland Baby Shower | via Style Me Pretty by Krista Lii PhotographyKrista Lii Photography via Style Me Pretty

3. Baby Q Baby Shower

Baby showers aren’t just for the ladies either. Host a co-ed backyard barbecue everyone will enjoy! Set up a burger bar with all the fixin’s, make easy s’mores on a stick, cut up watermelon slices and serve cold brews for a relaxed party.

Baby Que Baby Shower Inspiration | Baby Aspen

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4. Nautical Baby Shower

When ship sets sail on the voyage of motherhood, you can honor the mom-to-be with a sleek nautical-themed baby shower! Mix rope knots, anchors, sailboats, and starfish with a pastel and navy blue palette for a sensational sea-inspired shower.

Nautical Baby Shower | Kate AspenKate Aspen

5. Vintage Precious Cargo Baby Shower

A precious cargo theme is a delightful way to incorporate travel-inspired props suited for a sweet baby boy. Use vintage airplanes, trains, hot air balloons, suitcases and maps as part of the décor, and take your theme to the next level with a “Baggage Claim” table full of creative favors.

Precious Cargo Baby Shower | Hostess with the MostessTwo Bird Studio & Eye Candy Event Design via Hostess with the Mostess

6. Camping-Themed Baby Shower

If mommy-to-be loves camping and the great outdoors, plan a camping themed baby shower brunch complete with a donut bar! Incorporate real pine cones, evergreen sprigs, and slabs of wood into the decor for an authentic feel.

Camping Themed Baby Shower | Katie Day Photokatiedayphoto.com

7. Children’s Book Baby Shower

Spark real creativity with a baby shower based on your favorite children’s story and create food inspired by some childhood favorites. From If You Give a Mouse a Cookie to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the possibilities are endless!

Book Baby Shower | Hostess with the MostessHenry Photography & MMJ Events via Hostess with the Mostess

8. Moroccan-Inspired Baby Shower

Looking for some exotic flair? Transform your party into a girly Moroccan inspired soiree! Stick with bright pinks, orange and gold tones and henna prints throughout the décor for one memorable shower. You can even create DIY baby bottles guests can fill with candy to take home as a favor.

Exotic Moroccan Inspired Baby Shower | PopSugarPopsugar.com 

Are you using any of these ideas for your baby shower? Tell us in the comments!

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Ideas

A gender neutral baby shower doesn’t have to have a specific “baby” theme. After all, this is an occasion to celebrate the mom-to-be and who doesn’t love a simple dessert party? A gray, white, and warm yellow color palette lends itself perfectly to a Springtime celebration for a boy or girl. There’s an understated elegance to this color scheme, and pops of modern patterns add a whimsical element, too. Here’s how you can pull it off stress-free!

Sunshine Baby Shower via Tomkat Studio & Pottery Barn Kids | Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Baby Aspen BlogPhoto: The TomKat Studio via Pottery Barn Kids

 A Unique Invitation

Equally cool and sweet, the poem on this invitation excites guests for the upcoming celebration. It even uses the sunny color scheme planned for the shower!

Bbay Shower Invitation via Etsy | Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Baby Aspen BlogInvitation: Mira Greetings via Etsy

Modern Baby Shower Decor

Skip the mess and opt for disposable partyware. A darling mix of striped napkins and polka dot plates coordinate perfectly for this dessert party and make cleaning up a breeze. Incorporating a few more details, like personalized straw flags and silver balloons, enhances the decor in this simple color palette.

Whimsical Baby Shower Decor for a Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Baby Aspen BlogNapkins & Plates: Shop Sweet Lulu | Balloons: Birthday Express | Paper Party Straws & Straw Flags: Kate Aspen

Sophisticated Sweets

There’s no need to try to DIY every detail. Leave the sweets to a professional and bring in desserts that serve as stunning centerpieces which are almost too pretty to eat.

Baby Shower Sweets for a Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Cake via Love the Day Designs | Cake Pops via Kara's Party Ideas | Baby Aspen BlogCake: Love the Day Designs | Cake Pops:  Cakes & Biscuits by Lisa via Kara’s Party Ideas

Gender Neutral Baby Gifts

If you’re attending a baby shower and don’t know the gender of the baby, here are some gray and white gift ideas that are sure to be a hit. These baby essentials, featuring a modern chevron pattern and a cuddly little hedgehog, will be adorable on a boy or girl!

Gender Neutral Baby Gifts from Baby Aspen | Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Baby Aspen Blog“Hedgehugs” Bodysuit & Bib: Baby Aspen

Practical Baby Shower Favors

Cool modern coasters are the perfect favors to thank guests for coming. These practical favors will remind them of your chic baby shower each time they set down a drink. They come packaged and tied with a bow, too!

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Favors from Kate Aspen | Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Baby Aspen BlogSilver Chevron Coasters: Kate Aspen

A Little More Inspiration

From the pom poms to the confection displays, we love a dessert baby shower  with a simple, color-coordinated display! Here’s one more in this perfectly sunny color scheme:

Little Miss Party via Cake Events Blog | Yellow and Gray Gender Neutral Baby Shower Color Scheme | Baby Aspen BlogPhoto: Little Miss Party via Cake Events Blog

Did you skip a “themed” shower? What colors inspired your baby shower palette? 

Baby Shower Inspiration: Green & Gold Dinosaur Shower

We’ve dreamed up a sophisticated baby shower with dinosaur details and a gold and green color palette. Shower the mom-to-be in style with this modern baby shower theme featuring elegant glittery decor,  wood and burlap accents, and fresh flowers. Scroll to see links to supplies and DIYs!

Green and Gold Baby Shower Inspiration | Gold Dinosaur Themed Baby Shower Baby Shower Ideas | Baby Aspen

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Need a dinosaur themed baby gift? Shop the Dinosaur Collection by Baby Aspen here!

Baby Shower Inspiration: Vintage Football Theme

Blue and Brown Vintage Football Baby Shower Theme | Baby Boy | Baby Shower | Baby Football Outfit | Baby Aspen

Football season is here and what better way to celebrate a baby on the way than with a football themed baby shower? Here’s some inspiration for a football shower with a vintage vibe. Inspired by plays scribbled on chalkboards with X & O and all things football shaped, we passed on turf grass green for a more neutral color palette of blue and brown for a baby shower fit for any football fan. Here are our all star picks:

Blue and Brown Vintage Football Baby Shower Theme | Football Themed Snacks | Baby Boy | Baby Shower | Baby Football Outfit | Baby Aspen

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Pin more inspiration for this baby shower theme here!

Sprinkle Themed Baby Shower

Guest post from Nicole, Marketing Assistant

Last weekend I helped throw a Sprinkle for my fiancé’s sister, Alisa. The weekend was jam packed from a marriage proposal from my long-time boyfriend Friday night (more on that coming soon!), to helping Alisa and her family settle in to a new house Saturday, and celebrating baby #2 with a “Sprinkle” Sunday morning!

You may be thinking, “What is a Sprinkle?” It’s a trend in baby showers gaining popularity among second-time moms. Rather than a full blown baby shower with games and gifts and an extensive guest list, a sprinkle is a way to honor the Mommy to be and baby #2 in a relaxed, low-key setting.

On Sunday we skipped the games and opted for a quiet morning without kids for Alisa and her friends to catch up. However, no detail was spared in the decorations! Alisa’s Sister-in-law (and mine to be), Lauren, hosted. Together we pulled off a blue and grey “Sprinkle” themed brunch for baby boy!

The details:

  • Sprinkle Umbrella Evite via Paperless Post
  • Framed  print-out of the invitation for Alisa to keep
  • “Sprinkled with love” bunting & balloons
  • Paper “Clouds and rain drops” hanging from the ceiling
  • Food labels with umbrellas
  • Blue & white confetti
  • Polka dot balloons
  • Silverware and sweets displayed in mason jars filled with candy
  • Bagel Bar with chicken salad, egg salad, cream cheese selections
  • Mini quiches, spinach dip, veggies, fruit salad
  • Sprinkle cookies, adorable and delicious rattle-shaped cake pops, “cloud” meringues
  • Mimosas and Arnold Palmer’s to sip
  • Kate Aspen Umbrella book marks for guests to enjoy!

Everyone munched and mingled, and then Alisa opened a few gifts and got a BIG surprise – a double stroller for her 2 year old, Ella, and baby to share! A “sprinkle” is a good opportunity to ask guests to pitch in on a group gift for a mom who may have many baby supplies already.

Alisa was so sweet and had thank you gifts for the hostesses! A small token of appreciation is a great way to express gratitude for a shower, or sprinkle, thrown in your honor!

I hope you’re inspired for your next celebration! What are your favorite baby shower trends? Would you consider a “man-shower” or co-ed event? I love the idea of a “see and sip” party after the baby is born too! Please share your thoughts.