Last Updated: Aug 21, 2018
Round-up her nearest and dearest: it’s time to celebrate mom-to-be’s major milestone with a baby shower she’ll adore. The first step to planning any successful shower is picking a theme. We love the cohesive look and feel that a theme creates, from cute baby shower invitations and custom decor to the food and games. Throwing an animal themed affair is sure to please everyone on the guest list! Get the inspiration started with these three adorable choices that are just too cute not to steal.
Baby showers and baby woodland animals are a perfect pair. Plus, a woodland theme is such a versatile choice giving you either rustic or modern options to work with depending on mom-to-be’s style. Whichever way you choose, lean into natural details and earthy hues when picking decorations. If you decide to go the rustic route with wooden elements in your décor, but want to keep it modern, opt for pops of bright white and fresh florals. Whether your shower is in the midst of spring or the dead of winter – you will bring a lively feel to the party with these natural accents.
Having a small shower? You don’t need a triple-tiered cake to make a statement. Go big with less using a simple cake topper to add that hint of wildlife whimsy to the dessert table. Also, for easy DIY treats your guests can take home, fill mini-mason jars with the candy of your choice. Top it off with a ribbon and a custom sticker to add style to an otherwise plain container. Your guests will love the personal touch.
A fun game to play at a shower all about animals is “Guess the Baby Animal Name”. Just lay out photos of baby animals and have guests try to name each one. You can find this game and lots more here.
Welcome to the Jungle
The jungle is always a classic choice for an animal themed baby shower. Elephants, monkeys and giraffes are among some of the popular animals featured. Just because you’re wild for the theme doesn’t mean you have be wild for the color scheme. Don’t be afraid to break from the usual green and brown for a sweetly modern pastel color palette.
Animal crackers are a must-have snack at any jungle-themed occasion. Have them in bowls around the party or put them in small containers for favors that will make the theme last long beyond the shower. Save more of your precious planning time with baby shower game cards. Game cards take some of the activity planning off your shoulders and gives you more time to focus on fun! From games to advice cards the possibilities are endless.
Whale of a Time
You and your guests are in for a whale of a time at this sweet ocean-themed baby shower. Keep colors in the blue green family for an under the sea feel. From the initial “whale-come” sign to the “We’re whaley glad you came” favors there’s no shortage of whale puns to keep the party going.
Pick up glass apothecary jars from your local craft store and fill them with treats as an easy way to create an elegant feel. Choose colors from your general theme to bring the look together; plus, guests can ogle over the tasty treats.
Pillows are an unexpected way to accent your theme. Bonus, you can use the pillow for the baby’s nursery afterwards. It makes the cuddliest gift for mom-to-be that will get her even more excited for the arrival of her new bundle of joy. Even better if she’s already picked out a name for the baby so you can add that personalized touch.
What would any baby shower be without the games and snacks? These whale cookies will make a splash at any party. If you don’t want dessert as formal as a cake, cookies are a great option that guests can grab at their leisure. Offering words of wisdom is a special part of any shower. The mom-to-be will surely treasure these pieces of advice, especially if they’re on such cute stationery she can keep.
If you have already chosen a baby name, remember to incorporate your baby’s name across your animal themed decor to add a sentimental touch. Everyone will look back on all of the fond baby shower memories created, especially when flipping through on all the Insta-worthy photos you’ll take. Good luck planning your baby shower!