Unique yet simple baby shower themes are not always easy to come by or put together. Oftentimes, new parents end up choosing popular themes in pink or blue because that’s what’s readily available. However, planning a baby shower that’s a little more out-of-the box is doable with just a little imagination and some good inspiration.
Since stars, moons and golden hues are great gender-neutral elements for a baby shower, we thought we’d put together some ideas for a “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” themed baby shower to get your creativity flowing. From invitations to games and centerpieces, this guide will help you throw a magical baby shower.
Twinkle Twinkle Invitation Ideas
Invitations and announcements are the first glimpse your guests will get of your little bundle of joy. use them to tie in the theme by adding stars, foiled fonts and a heartwarming message. If you’re choosing to keep your baby’s gender a surprise, a midnight blue twinkle twinkle invitation with neutral shades like white and gold will work great.
Twinkle Twinkle Decor Ideas
Set the mood with a beautiful, twinkling backdrop. To put this together, all you need is a cute banner and twinkling lights. If you want to create the illusion of clouds use fiberfill, gold or silver cups, utensils and trays to tie it all in. Whether you use it for photos or as part of your dessert table decor, this illuminated backdrop is sure to make an impression.
Twinkle Twinkle Cake And Dessert Ideas
Use your dessert table to add some color and texture with some beautiful and delicious treats. Decorated cupcakes with star-shaped sprinkles, sprinkled iced cookies and some hot chocolate topped with cotton candy as clouds will give your shower a special touch.
If you’ll be having a cake, a star or shimmery cake topper can really make your table stand out. Finish decorating with glitter, candles, confetti and a framed sign with a cute quote or the dessert menu.
Twinkle Twinkle Party Favors
Give your guests something special to remember this moment. Adorable and unique party favors make wonderful keepsakes and can be used as part of your decor. Go for gifts everyone can enjoy and place them at the entrance of your party with a star-themed plaque.
For a twinkle star baby shower, some easy, budget-friendly party favors include DIY glitter soaps, candles, ornaments and lip balms. Simply decorate a box with star confetti and place anything you’d like in them. For edible gifts, easily incorporate this starry theme by using foiled wrapping, food coloring and star-shaped molds.
Twinkle Twinkle Baby Shower Centerpieces
For your centerpieces, we recommend something interactive and one-of-a-kind. You’ll probably be inviting a few other mommas to the baby shower so an album or a personalized storybook are great table decorations. A fun idea is to have parents bring their favorite bedtime stories instead of gifts and collect them in the middle of the table. Embellish with a nice floral piece, a paper lantern, a diaper cake or a framed print of your baby’s sonogram.
Twinkle Twinkle Baby Shower Games
For a fun and unforgettable celebration, baby shower games are a must. Brainstorm a few games you’d like to play at your baby shower and put together a list of materials. To get a good laugh, be sure you include both gag and fun prizes.
Classic games like bingo and baby bump are great to play when you’ve got guests of all ages. They’re also easy to incorporate with this theme. For bingo, use star and moon shapes as your chips. If you’re playing baby bump, a streamer in your party’s color scheme works just as well as toilet paper.
Additional Twinkle Twinkle Baby Shower Ideas
This is your little one’s party so be sure to include anything that makes you feel excited and ready to welcome them into the world. Put together an interactive station where your guests can be a part of your baby’s early stages. Include some adorable printables for kids to add to your baby’s photo book.
Another idea is this fun onesie station where your guests get to decorate some onesies for your baby. Provide your guests with some fun shapes, fabric paint, glue and markers. You’ll get a ton of cute and colorful onesies for your baby to wear.
As a new mom, it’s also okay to ask for advice. Include a jar where fellow moms can write a few well-wishes and mommy tips. As experienced moms, they’re sure to give you some valuable advice and interesting hacks to make parenthood just a tad bit easier.
Tips And Things To Consider
Take inspiration from everywhere. Baby showers are about the parents as well so whether you’re hosting your own or for a friend, think about ways to incorporate their hobbies and personalities into the theme. Whether they love to go camping or spend time under the stars, personalized details make any event even more special.
- Ask for help. Many times, friends and family are more than happy to contribute to your baby shower. Delegate some tasks like bringing a dessert, a game, balloons or anything else that will help take a few responsibilities off your shoulders.
- Add color. Although beautiful colors, your baby shower shouldn’t be limited to blue and pink. A “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” theme allows you to experiment with many different colors and shapes so feel free to combine out-of-the-box shades like lilac, coral, periwinkle or green.
- Add adventure. To add an adventurous twist to this theme, add rockets, shooting stars, and planets to any hanging decor. You can also include some adorable woodland creatures like owls, bears, deer and foxes.
Although a classic when it comes to nursery songs, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” can help you create an unforgettable baby shower. Since it makes use of common shapes like stars, clouds and moons, DIYs and unique decor are easy to put together. Once your party is over, be sure to send your guests off with a personalized thank you card for sharing this moment with you and your baby.