Find fun, easy baby shower ideas that will help celebrate the new mother-to-be and baby on the way. Fun and easy games, food and decoration baby shower ideas.
Are you hosting a baby shower soon? Let me show you what we did for the last baby shower I helped host.
My niece was born shortly after this shower is now almost a year old. Better late then never, I like to say. Nonetheless, I still wanted to share and show you all what we did to celebrate my little sister becoming a mama for the first time.
This shower was so fun and laid back with it’s cute baby elephant “it’s a girl” theme.
BABY SHOWER IDEAS:
OPEN HOUSE STYLE BABY SHOWER:
Our family fully supports the idea of “open house” style showers. This shower we threw for my little sister, and her soon-to-arrive daughter, was an open house. This means friends and family could drop in any time during the designated time slot to wish the new mom-to-be good luck and shower her with advice and gifts.
This style of open house leaves plenty of time for everyone to talk with the soon-to-be mom. It also elevates the need for a host to direct all activities during the shower. Throwing an open house baby shower can also be beneficial to guests as they can come when it’s most convenient for them and stay or leave if they please.
OFFER SELF-DIRECTED ACTIVITIES AND INSTRUCTIONS:
Right as guests entered the space we were holding the shower in they were welcomed and directed to this cute poster. On it were minimalist “instructions” for guests to follow.
I found an inexpensive “baby shower” kit on Amazon that included a few decorations, game cards and a cute “welcome little peanut” sign in balloon page.
EASY, FUN BABY SHOWER GAMES FOR AN OPEN HOUSE:
You may wonder how you can do games at an open house shower with guests coming and going. Well, let me tell you what we did. Emoji Pictionary was a fun interactive game our guests enjoyed (in picture above).
We also had a guessing game. Guests made their best guess at how big my sister’s baby bump had grown. They wrote their guess on a small card with their venmo. the winner was sent a cash prize at the end of the shower.
This was a fun, easy way to play a game while still offering a gift even if the guest had left.
BABY SHOWER FOOD IDEAS:
My favorite part of any party is the food. For this easy baby shower we offered a beautiful spread of fruits, desserts and lemonades as refreshments.
We used what or clear serving dishes and large tart cups to arrange all of the edible goodies. I used fruits that were on sale or in season to keep cost down. The lemonade and lemonade with mint were homemade and refreshing.
DESSERT AND FRUIT BUFFET IDEAS:
Here’s a list of all the items we included on the table. They were all delicious!
- Crème Brulee
- Store-bought Angel Food Cake with cream and berries
- Fruit – honeydew, orange slices, cherries, blueberries, watermelon, pineapple, grapes, cantaloupe
As the host we refilled the table as needed. The pavlova, strawberry mousse and crème brulee were the first desserts to go. The brownies went fast too but we had enough for everyone because my recipe makes a very LARGE batch (a cookie sheet to be exact).
If you love brownies and what to do a brownies dessert bar for your upcoming shower be sure to check out these awesome brownie recipes. I’m a sucker for all things Reese’s peanut butter cups so naturally the peanut butter frosted brownies are my favorite!
- Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies
- Kylie’s Homemade Brownies (Plain Jane style and so good!)
- Turtle Brownies
- Mini Smores Brownie Trifle
- Chewy Toffee Brownies
- English Toffee Cake Brownies
- Brownie Teacakes
- Smores Brownies
- Strawberry Banana Cream Brownies
BABY SHOWER FAVOR IDEA:
With the big corona putting a damper on a lot of things we played it up with this super cute, helpful baby shower favor. Sanitizing Oh Baby! Holding Gel aka hand sanitizer. How cute is this. Of course we had to pair it with a theme approved personalized thank you tag.
To make these shower favors we ordered small 2oz squeeze bottles from Amazon and very large 1 liter bottles of hand sanitizer from Walmart. At the time these vendors were the cheapest place to get these items.
We filled the bottles then created and printed the labels on sticky label paper. Using an oval punch, the labels were cut out then applied. The thank you tags were punched with the same oval punch then tied on with pink ribbon.
We have babies on the brain these days. I had the opportunity of make my brother and sister-in-law a fake’m out gender reveal drip cake for the baby they have been blessed with after 17 years together. The cake was delicious all real but the reveal was all fake.