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17 Baby Shower Theme Ideas That Have Us Excited About the Future

For parents-to-be, a baby shower is the perfect opportunity to connect with loved ones and anticipate the joys ahead. While planning a heartfelt (and picture-perfect) party can feel daunting, it’s also a great chance to get creative and have fun. An imaginative theme will add instant festivity to your celebration — and tie elements like décor and catering seamlessly together. Here are 17 of our favorite baby shower theme ideas to get your party started. 

1. Tropical-Themed Baby Showers

Tropical-Themed Baby Shower | PartySlate
photographer: Fred Marcus Studio

In the Cool of the Shade

Long Branch, New Jersey

This gorgeous baby shower boasted tropical-patterned tables with blooms to match. We are especially in love with the black-and-white projection cast upon the tented ceiling, making us feel like we are dining under a majestic rainforest canopy.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Fred Marcus Studio | planner: Norma Cohen Productions | décor: Birch Event Design | lighting: Pegasus Productions | tent: Almar | caterer: Foremost Catering

Tropical-Themed Baby Shower With Fruit Photo Backdrop | PartySlate
photographer: Aimee Mazzenga Photography

Fresh Off the Vine

Chicago, Illinois

This bright and cheerful raw space was the perfect backdrop for a tropical-themed baby shower. In addition to vibrant and colorful décor, guests enjoyed delicious catering that included “Go Green” juice boxes and fresh coconuts.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Aimee Mazzenga | planning, design, & floral: Christine Janda Design & Events | venue: Loft Lucia | caterer: Truffleberry Market | paper design: LBrown Design & Paperie

Flamingo-Themed Baby Shower With Pink Flamingo Balloon Structure and Flamingo-Topped Cake | PartySlate
photographer: Sophie Kaye

Flamingo Flair

Boston, Massachusets

This pool-side baby shower kept things flamingo pink at every turn — even the beer bottles were on-theme with pink packaging. A sustainable seafood truck (not to mention an ice cream truck) kept guests satiated as they enjoyed the tropical vibe.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Sophie Kaye | planning & design: Brilliant Event Planning | venue: private residence | rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | balloons: My Deco Balloon | cake: Nine Cakes | caterer: Lukes Lobster | ice cream: Delicious Ice Cream LLC | paper: Hark Creative

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2. Rain-Themed Baby Showers

Rained-Themed Baby Shower With Umbrella Ceiling Installation | PartySlate
photographer: Amy & Stuart Photography

Baby Showers Bring May Flowers

Los Angeles, CA

A rainy day has never so looked good. With imaginative ceiling décor, giant raindrops crafted from blue blooms, and colorful flower-laden banquet tables, everything about this beautiful baby shower was creative and on-theme. We especially love how the surrounding green foliage created a secret garden (or maybe rainforest) vibe.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Amy & Stuart Photography | planner: Mindy Weiss Party Consultants | floral décor: Marks Garden | venue: Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills | rentals: Revelry Event Designers | linen: Wildflower Linen | place cards: Yellow Sprinkles Design | favors: Sugarfina | dessert: Sweet E’s Bake Shop & California Donuts

Chef With Umbrella-Structure Cotton Candy Machine | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Creativo Loft

Showered with Love

Chicago, Illinois

This April showers-themed celebration delighted all with whimsical ceiling décor, an adorable towel-tiered cake, and delectable catering. We still can’t stop thinking about how the delicious passed bites were served in picture-perfect frames — causing smiles all around.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photo courtesy of & venue: Creativo Loft | planning, design, & florals: Christine Janda Design & Events | caterer: Truffleberry Market

Rain Shower Baby Shower Theme With Umbrella Pool Décor and Cloud-Decorated Stir Sticks | PartySlate
photographer: Laurie Bailey Photography

Rain or Shine, It’s Party Time

Calabasas, California

This poolside tea party may have been all sunshine and blue skies, but it still wowed with fun rain-themed décor — like floating pool umbrellas and rain-cloud straws. We love how soft blue linen and florals make us think of spring — with a little bit of rain followed by a whole lot of summer.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Laurie Bailey Photography | planner & florals: Marketa Harlan | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | rentals: Dish Wish & Town & Country Rentals | flower crowns: Wisteria Lane

Transparent Tent Rain-Themed Baby Shower With Umbrella Ceiling Installation | PartySlate
photographer: Natalie Bray

Fresh Spring Rain

Los Angeles, California

Everything about this baby shower feels as fresh as that first spring rain. Lush green floral arrangements and suspended umbrellas were the perfect touches for this clear tented space. We also love how sheer drapery feels like a cascade of clean rain.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Natalie Bray | planner: Jenny Chang | décor: Three Petals | venue: Rolling Hills Estate | caterer: 24 Carrots Catering and Events | event rentals: Signature Party Rentals | linen: Wildflower Linen | tabletop rentals: Casa De Perrin | desserts: Bottega Louie | floral crowns: Crown Collective

Rain-Themed Baby Shower With Cloud Cotton Candy Dessert Table | PartySlate
photographer: Christian Oth Studio

On Cloud Nine

New York, New York

This baby shower dazzles with beauty and creativity. We love how a crystal chandelier mimics a rain shower, while colorful cotton candy evokes passing clouds. After dining under such lovely centerpieces, an ordinary umbrella will never look the same.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Christian Oth Studio | planner: Jennifer Zabinski Events | design: Preston Bailey | décor, games, & paperie: Lady J Creative | flower wall: New York Paper Flowers | dessert: Peter Callahan & Everything Lulu

Blue-Toned Baby Shower With Rain Theme | PartySlate
photographer: Felix Studios

Baby Blue Skies

Littleton, Colorado

We love all the unique details of this baby-blue shower. Simple white umbrellas become gorgeous centerpieces with the addition of artfully arranged blooms. Blue linen and ribbons pop against all-white walls and sunlight-flooded windows.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photos courtesy of planner: Bello & Blue Events | décor: Bello & Blue Events | venue: private club | rentals: Event Rents | cookies: Gateaux Pastry

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3. Nautical-Themed Baby Showers

Nautical-Themed Baby Shower With Red Rose
photographer: Dennis Kwan Photography

Ahoy, It’s a Boy

Los Angeles, California

Waves of colorful blooms and messages (aka menus) in bottles graced each banquet table at this unique baby shower. We are especially obsessed with the signage and napkins that featured cute phrases like “Ahoy, It’s a Boy” and “There will soon be someone new to the crew!”

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Dennis Kwan Photography | planner: Mindy Weiss Party Consultants | décor: Marks Garden | venue: Hotel Bel-Air | chargers & chairs: Theoni Collection | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen & Luxe Linen | flatware: Casa de Perrin 

Smooth Sailing

Westlake Village, California

Blue hydrangea clusters evoke ocean waves, while sailboats and anchors draw all eyes to the wooden banquet tables. Starfish-studded linen and breathtaking ocean views made this celebration unforgettable from start to finish.

photographer: Gloria Mesa Photography | décor: XO Bloom | venue: Lake Sherwood Estate | rentals: A Rental Connection

4. Animal-Themed Baby Showers 

Safari Soirée

Los Angeles, California

From playful tablescapes featuring safari-spotted wildlife to delicious catering with on-theme garnishes, every detail of this celebration captures childlike wonder and joy. We also love the tiered cake, with each layer devoted to a different animal print.

photographer: Amy & Stuart Photography | planner: Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events | décor: Marks Garden & Nancy Kaye | caterer: The Kitchen For Exploring Foods | rentals: Bright Event Rentals, borrowed BLU, Found Rentals, & The Ark | dessert: J And L Cakes | cake: The Butter End Cakery | print & invitations: Sloane Harmony Design | lighting: Images By Lighting

Walk on the Wild Side

Miami, Florida

Every detail of this baby shower was on theme — from giraffe-patterned linen to a canopied dessert station. We also love how lavish centerpieces evoke a jungle teeming with monkeys, lions, and more. 

photo courtesy of, design, & décor: J GROUP EVENTS

Elephant Extravaganza 

New York, New York

Surrounded by breathtaking greenery, this was the perfect spot for an animal-themed baby shower. We love the felted elephant décor. Guests also got to enjoy deviled eggs shaped like baby carriages.

photographer: Gruber Photographers

Jungle Glam

New York, New York

This jungle-themed baby shower dazzles the eyes with its iridescent décor. Glittery ceiling streamers and mirrored-mosaic backdrops go hand-in-hand with shimmering, life-sized animal sculptures. 

photographer: Danni Davinchi | planner & designer: Priceless Event Planning, LLC | venue: Lights on Kent | rentals: evolution event rentals | cake: Lovely Layers | desserts: Sweet Touch By Iva | balloons: POParazzi Balloons | animals: Rent 4 Parties

5. Book-Themed Baby Showers

Once Upon a Time

New York, New York

With a rainbow balloon installation, giant fairytale-book backdrop, and cute centerpieces crafted from classic children books, this baby shower has us believing in fairytales and happy endings.  Custom-monogrammed ghost chairs were just one of many unforgettable details at this sensational event.

photographer: Steve Williams Photography | planning & design: Kbelle’s Design | venue: J Loft

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Miami Beach, Florida

Dr. Seuss and his ever-inspirational Oh, The Places You’ll Go! made for a picture-perfect theme. Imaginative décor included whimsical feathery lamps and Lorax-style blooms. We also love how creative vases were decorated with heart-warming quotes. 

photographer: Sweet Memories Photography | planner: Oh My Occasions® | décor: Xquisite Events | venue: The Confidante Miami Beach

Paddington Perfection

Los Angeles, California

An extraordinary bear deserves an extraordinary celebration. Charming tablescapes with tea party décor, along with British essentials like scones and deviled eggs, made for a perfect baby shower meal. We also adore all the fabulous details, like these Paddington Bear-themed gift bags, found throughout the celebration. 

photographer: Sarkis Studios | planner & caterer: Good Gracious! Events | venue: Deco Wilshire | linen: BBJ Linen | furniture: Rrivre Works | rentals: Premiere Party Rents | entertainment: Del Lago Trio

6. Floral Baby Shower Themes

Floral Fête

Chicago, Illinois

This floral-forward baby shower for Tiffany Munster of Soirée Weddings & Events boasted more than just a mom-osa bar. We are absolutely in love with the idea of a “build your own bouquet” bar. Guests bonded over the mom-to-be while indulging in the timeless art of floral design. 

photographer: Rebecca Marie Photography | planner: Nouvelle Events | décor: StemLine Creative | venue: BRIQUE

In Full Bloom

San Francisco, California

At this high-tea baby shower, the guest of honor and her sisters donned beautifully designed floral crowns. Floral table runners brought additional style to this elegant space, while a cascading balloon installation added to the dreamy ambiance.  

photographer: Lynette Boyle Photography | planner: Kaella Lynn Events | décor: Nancy Liu Chin Designs | venue: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco | rentals: Theoni Collection | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | balloons: Sparky’s Balloons

A Floral Affair

Miami, Florida

At this high-tea baby shower, the guest of honor and her sisters donned beautifully designed floral crowns. Floral table runners brought additional style to this elegant space, while a cascading balloon installation added to the dreamy ambiance.  

Photographer: UDS Photo | planner: Halo Event Design | décor & furnishings: Gilded Group Décor | venue: Kimpton EPIC Hotel | bar: Solar is Mood | cake: Cake Designs by JC | sweets: My Papilot | ice sculpture: Sculptured Ice | dance floor: Live Colors Miami | videographer: Petit Four Films | entertainment: Rainbow Circus Miami, KikiMora Studio, Zhantra, Light FX Pros

Lemon Love & Bright Blooms

Saratoga, California

Lemons may be sour, but this baby shower was sweet. We are obsessed with the lemon and bright floral décor. Even the mouthwatering catering was artfully displayed at this floral-forward affair. We also love how guests could pick fresh herbs straight from the vine to add to their meal.

photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher | planner: Shannon Leahy Events | décor: Cherries Flowers | venue: Villa Montalvo At Montalvo Arts Center | caterer: Taste Catering & Event Planning | rentals: Blueprint Studios – Rental & Standard Party Rentals | cake: Flour & Bloom Cakes | paper: Anticipate Invitations

Fruity Florals

Charleston, South Carolina

Florals and fruits combined their magic powers to create a picture-perfect baby shower. From a stunning fruit-decked cake to carnation-studded garlands, every detail has us reaching for our cameras. We especially love the seating cards with adorable fruit designs.

photographer: Hannah Alyssa | planner: Ooh! Events | venue: Cannon Green | paper goods: Lauren Taylor Creates

Lean in and Smell the Roses

Santa Monica, California

All eyes were on the gorgeous cake at this intimate baby shower. We love how lavish florals inspired guests to lean in and smell the sweet bouquet.

photographer & creative director: JAFFE, INC. | venue: private residence | bakery: Julie Simon Cakes

Flower Power is Star Power

Los Angeles, California

The flower décor was also the star of the show at this stunning baby shower. We love how a lavish collection of blooms spanned the entire length of the banquet table. We also adore how purple hydrangeas join together to form a star — the perfect symbol to welcome a new addition to the family.

photos courtesy of, design, & décor: Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design

Step Into Spring

Chicago, Illinois

Flowers (along with the mom-to-be) were the stars of this bright and cheerful baby shower. Artfully arranged tablescapes and a bouquet-laden carriage greeted guests as they walked through the doors. We also love how beautiful blooms accented the delicious repast.

photo courtesy of & décor: Revel Decor | caterer: Limelight Catering

7. Travel-Themed Baby Showers

Adventure Awaits

Los Angeles, California

Becoming a parent is an adventure in its own right. This baby shower got the mother-to-be and her guests excited for the joys ahead with fun travel-themed centerpieces and cute signage. We love how dramatic views of Los Angeles give us the feeling of flying by on a plane — toward new and exciting endeavors.

photos courtesy of & venue: OUE Skyspace LA

Global Grandeur

El Cerrito, California

It’s impossible to pick a favorite detail from this picture-perfect baby shower. We adore everything, from the around-the-globe taffy apples to the worldly tablescapes. The lavish balloon installation is both fun and glamorous with sky-blue and shimmering pink hues.

photos courtesy of & décor: Clique Balloons & Events | planner: Divine Designs & Decor of California | venue: The Arlington Park Clubhouse

Paris-Themed Baby Showers

Let Them Eat Cake 

Miami, Florida

This Marie Antoinette-themed baby shower wows with lavish cakes, artful floral installations, and exquisite tablescapes. In addition to the Versailles-like grandeur of the venue, we love all of the little details found throughout the celebration — like beaded pearls and vintage power-puff bon bons.

photographer: Christy & Co Photography | planner: Monica Pardo Events | décor: Gilded Group Décor & Bambini Soiree | venue: Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables | rentals: Eventiste Rental

Vive la France

Chicago, Illinois

And cheers to this picture-perfect celebration, as well. This baby shower captured the gastronomic wonderland of French markets and bistros with its delicious treats and sparkling champagne. Pink frosted strawberries and pastel macarons have us dreaming of springtime in Paris (and a newborn baby, of course).

photographer: Riddle Road Photography | planner, design, decor, & paper goods: A Perfect Event | venue: DL Loft | bakery: Toni Patisserie

The City of Love

Chicago, Illinois

This baby shower has “love” written all over it. Fun signage and balloons, along with plenty of sunlight, made for a charming setting. We also adore how mason jars of fresh flowers felt reminiscent of a tranquil Parisian afternoon.

photos courtesy of & venue: Eden

Ooh La La

Chicago, Illinois

Paris is famous for lamp-lit streets, picturesque gardens, and the Eiffel Tower. This Parisian-themed baby shower had all that, and more. We especially love these charming banquet tables with baby-blue linen and country-side florals.

photographer: Jennifer Lawrence Photography | planner: Bliss Weddings & Events | décor: Life In Bloom | venue: private residence | linen: BBJ Linen | caterer: Truffleberry Market | cakes & sweets: West Town Bakery | rentals: Tablescapes Event Rentals, Hall’s Rental Service, Inc, & Nimblewell

9. Baby Shower Color Themes

Pretty in Pink

Evanston, Illinois

From glittering pink chargers and elegant linen to luxe magenta bouquets and champagne-colored gummy bears — everything about this celebration was pink perfection. We also love this elaborate balloon installation framing the dessert cart. Oh baby, indeed.

photographer: Soda Fountain Photography | planner: Michelle Durpetti Events | décor: Kesh Designs | venue: private club | linen & chargers: BBJ Linen | balloon artist: Zzazz Productions | harpist: BeatMix Music | dessert: Toni Patisserie & Cafe & Bon Vivant Cakes | menu & napkins: Smitten Boutique | rentals: Hall’s Rental Service, Inc

Peaches ‘N Cream

Evanston, Illinois

This peaches ’n cream-themed baby shower was as sweet as can be. Not only was the décor on-theme with peach-colored florals and creamy tablescapes, but the cuisine was a cornucopia of peach-and-cream colored treats as well. Whether guests indulged in Parmesan rosemary shortbread or roasted potato cups, they were sure to experience the fun of these fabulous colors.

photographer: Averyhouse | design & florals: Christine Janda Design & Events | venue: The Woman’s Club of Evanston | caterer: Jewell Events Catering

Blue and White is Just Right

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Blue-and-white décor made for pure delight at this charming baby shower. Deep-blue champagne bottles popped against softer-blue linen. Blue and white balloons boasted teal-blue fringe. We also love the station of blue-and-white party favors — especially the blue-and-white custom M&Ms.

photographer: TAMZ | planner & designer: LV Event Designs | décor: Blake Roses | venue: Dune at Auberge | linen: Nuage Designs| caterer: DUNE | cake: Sweet Guilt by Angelica | china rental: Different Look | balloons: Party Party Creations

Go Bold with White and Gold

Chicago, Illinois

With dramatic views, twinkling décor, and delicious desserts, this baby shower was an absolute treat for the parents-to-be and their guests. White feathery cake stands and gold-glitter strawberries were just a few of the charming details at this lovely celebration.

photographer, design, & dessert table: Sweet Soirees | venue: Galleria Marchetti | balloon installation: Balloons by Tommy, LLC

Making Us Blush

Newport Beach, California

The blush color palette of this elegant baby shower has us swooning. Ivy-wrapped ribbons transformed the balloon installation into ethereal blooms, while lavish centerpieces took floral crowns to new heights. We especially adore the blush-toned lounge area with comfy pouf pillows.

photographer: Danielle Bacon Photography | planner: Pure Lavish Events | décor: Bloom Box | venue: The Resort at Pelican Hill | rentals: Theoni Collection, Signature Party Rentals, & Found Rentals | balloons: Balloonzilla | linen: Luxe Linen | calligraphy: Heidi Davidson Designs | stationery: Luxe Marie Stationary | cotton candy: Bon Puf

Rainbow Rad

Washington, D.C.

Why pick one color when you can pick them all? We love this festive rainbow baby shower with kaleidoscopic décor and delicious treats. Whether it’s confetti or neon blackboards, every element is a rainbow of pure delight.

photographer: Elizabeth Fogarty Photography | planner & design: Cheers Darling Events & BCENE PR | décor: Floral & Bloom | venue: Fostr Collaborative | caterer: RSVP Catering | photo wall: Brightly Ever After | cake & desserts: Buttercream Bakeshop

10. Royal Baby Shower Themes

Fit For a King

New York, New York

Without a doubt, the parents-to-be received a royal welcome at this royal-themed baby shower. Even the cupcakes were decked with golden crowns. We are also obsessed with the throne seating, gold-leaf centerpieces, and lantern-balloon installation. 

photographer: JR Pulse | planner & décor: Kbelle’s Design | venue: J Loft | rentals: evolution event rentals

Pastel Princess

Los Angeles, California

With violet goblets and party favors decorated in crown-adorned packaging, this baby shower was more than ready to welcome a future little princess. The long, candlelit banquet table felt straight out of a royal hall, while pastel balloons have us thinking of a castle in the clouds.  

photographer: Visuals by Arpit | décor: The Blooming Branch floral studio | balloons: OC Balloon Bar | dessert: Grace And Honey Cakes

11. Boho-Themed Baby Showers

BoBo Rock N’ Roll

Miami, Florida

For the record, we can’t imagine a better way to honor this music-loving father-to-be. Antlers, dream catcher, and teepees paired with guitars, records, and a Jim Morrison-style backdrop for a boho-rocker vibe. We also love how Jack Daniel’s bottles served as funky floral vases. Talk about creative ways to celebrate. 

photo courtesy of, décor, & specialty rentals: Gilded Group Décor | planner: Jackie Ohh Events | paper goods: In10se Design | sweets: Ohh My Sweetness & You Can Call Me Sweetie

Boho Chic

Washington, D.C.

We adore this boho-chic baby shower with fun details like wicker seating and dream-catcher cookies. Between a vintage bathtub filled with ice-cold beer, a “hippie van” catering station, and a life-sized Connect Four game — every element of this celebration was lively and unique.

photographer: Theo Milo Photography | planner and design: Evoke Design & Creative | décor: Something Vintage Rentals | venue: The Sunroom DC | dessert: Sugar Rex

12. Nature-Themed Baby Showers

Green Thumb Mum

Miami, Florida

Guests experienced the wonder of the outdoors at this indoor baby shower. Lavish hanging gardens, ivy-wrapped balloons, and floral-studded wreaths have us ready to flex our green thumb and indulge in some garden time.

photographer: Flare Affair Photography | planner & styling: Top It Off Designs | décor: Anthology Co. LLC | venue: SLS South Beach | rentals & balloons: Gilded Group Décor | dessert: Earth and Sugar | paper goods: Casa Confetti Design Studio

Festive Forest Vibes

Miami, Florida

The expression “a babe in the woods” gets an uplift at this “Away to the Woods” baby shower.  While it’s impossible to choose a favorite element from this celebration, we love how animal figures peer out from behind moss-covered tree stumps. We also love how rustic wagons are used to present delicious catering displays.

photographer: A Little Story Photography | planner: Top It Off Designs | décor: Bambini Soiree & Anthology Co. LLC | venue: Vignette Gardens | favors: Galletitas Packaging | cake: Mayus Cakes | desserts: Juliana’s Pastries & Cakes & 3menandalilladysweets

Fun-Filled Farmers’ Market

Arlington, Virginia

This backyard baby shower has us dreaming of a day at the Farmers’ Market. Personalized produce made for creative place cards, while a wooden fence served as a one-of-a-kind menu display.

photographer: Lisa Blume Photography | planner: Bellwether Events | décor: Atelier Ashley Flowers | venue: private residence

13. Baby Shower Balloon Garland-Themes

Colors that Pop

Chicago, Illinois

We love how colorful balloons stole the show at this simple, yet chic baby shower. Wooden beams and exposed brick were the perfect backdrop for this vibrant décor. We also love how blue napkins and party favors added an additional pop of color.

photo courtesy of & décor: Luft Balloons | planner: Clementine Custom Events | venue: BRIQUE

Pink, Blue, and Dreams Come True

Los Angeles, California

Blue and pink balloons were the perfect way to celebrate this mom-to-be with boy and girl twins on the way. In addition to traditional balloon garlands, balloon clusters made for fun and vibrant umbrella décor. If we didn’t know better, we might imagine we were in the tropics under a banana tree.

photographer: 2me Studios | planner & design: Ink Events & Design | décor: Wild Child Party | venue: Au Fudge | print: CGS Printing 

Balloons at Brunch

Chicago, Illinois

We are obsessed with how these colorful balloons take the place of floral centerpieces at this brunch baby shower. We also adore how a vibrant balloon wall makes for a creative photo backdrop. With décor this fun, it’s easy to hope that brunch extends past dinner.

photographer: Hallie Duesenberg | décor: Luft Balloons & Crowning Event | venue: BRIQUE

14. Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower Themes

Up, Up and Away

Miami, Florida

This baby shower took us to new heights with its aviation-themed décor. From ethereal centerpieces to creative ceiling installations, each detail of this party was perfectly designed. Even the teddy bears were decked in aviator goggles and bomber jackets.

photo courtesy of, design, & décor: J GROUP EVENTS

A View From Above

Beverly Hills, California

Why use a vase when you can use a hot air balloon instead? We love these whimsical centerpieces that perfectly match the pink linen and dessert station. City views made for a perfect backdrop — almost as if guests were truly floating through the sky.

photographer: Zara Alina | venue: Mr. C Beverly Hills

Dreaming of Violet Skies

New York, New York

We love how this hot air balloon is cleverly made up of individual balloons, not to mention the floating clouds suspended from the ceiling. Purple drapery makes for whimsical twilight skies, while hot air balloon centerpieces have us ready to dine amongst the clouds.

photographer: Danni Davinchi | planner, design, & décor: Priceless Event Planning, LLC | venue: Lights on Kent | balloons: Popparazzi Balloons | drapes: Perez Events | cake: Lovely Layers | desserts: Sweet Touch By Iva

15. Teddy Bear-Themed Baby Showers

Just the “Bear” Necessities 

Burr Ridge, Illinois

Snuggly teddy bears helped to make this backyard baby shower an adorable affair. We have to say, every fun element from this celebration felt essential — from the floating pool décor to the teddy bear-decorated party favors.

photographer: Nicee Martin Photo & Design | planner & stylist: Nicole Marie Events | venue: private residence | cake stylist: Cake Life Chicago | dessert: Bon Vivant Cakes | chef: Judson Todd Allen | graphic designer: Avi Luxe Designs & Events

Bears, Balloons, and Bright Blues

Hoboken, New Jersey

This adorable baby shower warmed our hearts with cuddly teddy-bear décor. We also love how blues and whites tied the theme together — resulting in a bright and cheerful aesthetic. 

photos courtesy of & planner: Little Miss Party | venue: private residence | caterer: Poppy’s | cake: Making That Cake | cookies: Biscotto Cookies

16. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower Themes

Midnight Magic

New York, New York

This baby shower was downright heavenly. From balloon installations evoking fluffy clouds to star-studded drapery resembling a midnight sky, every detail of this celebration was a photographer’s dream. We especially love how the curving banquet table adds a whimsical, yet glamorous element to this wow-worthy setting.

photographer: Purroy Photo & Video | planner & designer: Priceless Event Planning, LLC | décor: NYC Flower Project | venue: Bisou Event Space | balloons: POParazzi Balloons | drapes, flatware, & glassware: Lap Of Luxury | event furniture: Long Island Party Rentals | desserts: Sweet Touch By Iva | cake: Lovely Layers | stationery: Mysentiment Invites

Starlight, Starbright

Washington, D.C.

In addition to the myriad of star-printed packaging (and cookie cutters), we love how bursts of golden blooms suggest twinkling stars. We also adore how an abstract backdrop of gold tinsel evokes starlit wonder.

photographer: The Observatory | planner: Bellwether Events | stationery: Sugar Paper Los Angeles | calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy | vintage postage: Verde Studio, Etsy

17. Unique Baby Shower Themes 

Spooky Halloween

Washington, D.C.

This halloween-themed baby shower gives us chills (and thrills). From eerie spiderweb décor to cauldron cocktails, every detail of this celebration was spectacularly spooky. We especially love all of the creative photo ops stationed in this haunted warehouse.

photographer: Anne Kim | planner & design: Evoke Design & Creative | décor: Revolution Event Design & Production | venue: Autoshop | caterer: Occasions Caterers

With Sprinkles on Top

New York, New York

We are in love with this ice cream-themed baby shower. Sprinkle-filled candle holders and colorful blooms pop against the cream-colored linen and drapery. Jewel-toned balloons evoke scoops of mouthwatering ice cream, while water-color activity sets give guests a chance to add their own sprinkling of colors to the celebration at hand.

photographer: Roey Yohai Studios | planner: Leslie Mastin Events | design: Lady J Creative | venue: Avra Madison Estiatorio

Barbie Bash

Los Angeles, California

What happens when you fuse gymnast Barbie, bright pink florals, and exercise equipment? You get a colorful and fun-filled baby shower. We love all of the playful elements at this outdoor celebration. Even the chiavari chairs add a touch of whimsy with their lime green and pink coloring.

photographer: Heather DeCamp Photography | design, production, & linen: JOWY Productions | décor & props: Revelry Event Designers | florals: Eric Buterbaugh | rentals: Bright Event Rentals | chairs & chargers: Town and Country | valet: Chuck’s Parking | printed materials: La Artista | cake: The Butterend

Bright and Bold

Los Angeles, California

This South Asian baby shower wows from start to finish. From jewel-tone florals to gold chargers, every detail is bold and beautiful. We also love how colorful throw pillows bring additional glamour (and comfort) to the luxe banquet area.

photographer: EDLT Photography | planner: Wife of the Party | décor: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design | venue: The District by Hannah An | furniture: EDGE Design and Decor | charger rentals: Classic Event & Tent Rentals | linen: Luxe Linen | photo booth: The Happen Booth | a/v: Happen Los Angeles | chocolate favors: Rosebud Chocolates | cake: Merengue Bakery | gold coconut sundaes: Helados POPS Ice Cream | jewelry favors: An Old Soul Jewelry | henna artistry: Dimple Gandhi | videographer: Luv In Flying Colors | dhol player: Malinder Tooray

Hungry for Good Times

St. Louis, Missouri

We cannot imagine a more relevant theme for a baby shower than “Crazy Cravings.” From an ice cream cart with pickle fixings (yes, that’s right) to cheese cake with olive coasters, guests enjoyed bizarre (and surprisingly delicious) twists on some of our favorites foods. Everything from the party favors to the tablescapes were colorful and on-theme.

photographer: Heather Roth Photography | planner: KATE & COMPANY | venue: private residence | caterer: Ces & Judy’s Catering | stationery & favors: Cheree Berry Paper | cake: The Cakery Bakery

Magic in Morocco

Washington, D.C.

We are in love with this Moroccan baby shower that transported guests to Chefchaouen, the awe-inspiring blue city. Moroccan patterns even influenced the linen and the bar area’s laser-cut detailing. Guests enjoyed delicious on-theme cuisine like falafel waffles and açaí bowls.

Photographer: Abby Jiu Photography | planner & design: Evoke Design & Creative | design: Grit & Grace & Lauryn Prattes Styling and Events | caterer: Occasions Caterers | rentals: BD3 Design | invitations + print: Haute Papier | desserts: Buttercream Bakeshop

Baby Q Bash

Malibu, California

This “Baby Q Bash” reminds us why we love summer barbecues so much. Rustic picnic benches and a giant Connect Four set the scene. Guests enjoyed custom popsicles and fun “milk mocktails.” We also love how the invitations gave friends and family a taste of the good times ahead with festive phrasing.

photographer: Jenny Quicksall Photography | planner: Victoria Ann Events | décor: Coco Rose Design | venue: Calamigos Ranch | invitations & print: For Your Party | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | production: Be Inspired | dessert: The Wild Posy | laser cut stir sticks: Delovely Details, Inc.

Feathered and Fabulous

Chicago, Illinois

This mom-to-be celebrated her little angel waiting in the wings with a feathered and fabulous baby shower. From a gorgeous feathered cake to eye-catching photo props, every detail was perfectly planned. Guests even took home unique mugs with angel-wing handles.

photographer: PhotoGrafika1 | décor: Royal Flowers & Gallery| venue & cake: Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Pop Art Pizzazz 

New York, New York

A Pop Art-inspired theme made this baby shower as artistic as can be. Dazzling colors, be it food or décor, popped against the all-white raw space. We especially love the “Pop the Bubbly” bar cart.

photography: Jonica Moore Studio | planner & design: Color Pop Events | décor: Oh Happy Day Shop | venue: Sky Gallery | event design & photo booth: Michelle Bablo | invites, pillow, notepads, napkins & thank you notes: Tiny Prints | macarons: Swallow My Words | rentals: Starling on Bond | cake: Nine Cakes