Selecting a Baby Shower Theme: Easy as One Two Three

No aspect of party planning is more crucial and sometimes mind boggling to a baby shower planner than selecting the baby shower theme. There are almost too many ideas available today, and often the host of a party finds themselves suffering apoplexy at the idea of selecting a baby shower theme.

A small amount of creativity however will be sure to generate success, regardless of the baby shower theme selected. Keep in mind that the mom to be's happiness is perhaps the greatest priority. Not sure what theme to select? Worried about what might go over well with the guests? Turn to the expectant mom for guidance, and you are certain to come out a winner.

Selecting a baby shower theme should depend on just a couple of critical factors; For example, is the mother expecting a boy, girl, twins or more? Twins are the perfect "theme" for any party of a mother blessed with multiples. You could for example, in this instance offer guests two of everything, including cake!

In times of old a shower was only held for the first child. This tradition has changed however of late, and it isn't uncommon for a mom to be to have a shower for each child, celebrating their uniqueness and the joy at bringing another new life into the world. Sometimes a variation of the same theme can be used at subsequent showers. Still struggling for ideas? Consider some of the following:

Teddy Bears: What child does not love plush, stuffed and furry teddy bears! Teddy bear themes can be used for male or female children. Napkins, tableware and similar style decorations are sure to be found with teddy bears on them.

Colors: Often a mom to be seeks out gifts and accessories that complement or match the color she has selected for baby's nursery. You might consider a baby shower theme that matches the color scheme of baby's nursery. Guests can also be clued in on the invitation, and invited to bring items that will complement the nursery or wardrobe of the baby to be.

Cartoon Characters: Many parents select well known characters to incorporate into their nursery theme and these are easily translated into a baby shower theme. Some ideas include Strawberry Shortcake, Hello Kitty, or Bugs Bunny for example.

Shapes: Some parents may decide on shapes or even objects such as lemons, fish, cubes, circles and triangles to decorate their baby's nursery. Again, finding decorations and accessories for the shower that match this theme should prove beneficial and inexpensive.

No matter what baby shower theme you select, you are bound to find hundreds of items to complement the event, including decorations, favors and even gifts. Once the baby shower theme has been selected, as a planner the next most important task is setting about planning for the actual party and getting invitations out to the guests to be.

Traditionally, the shower is held at the home of the host; this is not always the case however, and exceptions to the rule might be welcome in some situations. Regardless of where you decide to throw the party, be sure to give guests enough advance notice to plan on attending. This usually requires three weeks to a month's notice, as most people are already too busy in today's society!

After selecting a baby shower theme, planning the party is easy. Once invitations have been mailed out and RSVP's have been received, plan on spending some time making a list of food items that will be needed, decorations you plan on acquiring, settling on party favors and deciding on a few fun games to play. Once you have all of these items sorted out, everything else is bound to fall together and you and your guests are sure to have a delightful time celebrating mom to be!

About The Author

Adriana Copaceanu provides people with creative gift ideas that don't blow the bank. Gift Baskets for Baby to Birthday and Beyond, are just some gift ideas you'll find at her site: http://www.abcgiftsandbaskets.com. Want regular reminders on gift-giving? Sign up for her free monthly newsletter at http://www.abcgiftsandbaskets.com/gift-news-signup.htm.

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Today.com

11 books for new parents that are actually worth reading
Today.com
Sears, Ferber, the Baby Whisperers, the No-Cry Sleep Solutions — all were confident they had the solution to get babies to sleep, with very little evidence to support that confidence. ... Not you! Of course, you could never hate your husband after kids!


New York Magazine

The Best Sunscreens and Sun-Protective Clothing for Kids and Babies
New York Magazine
Buying sunscreen for babies and children involves a little more care and caution in the shopping aisle, since kids have thinner, more fragile skin. Across the board, the dermatologists I spoke to for this story recommended mineral sunscreens — ones ...


The Western Journal

Toddler Nicknamed 'Baby Einstein 2.0' After Being Born with 'Ultra-Rare' Hair Condition
The Western Journal
When parents Cara and Tom McGowan first welcomed their baby daughter Taylor into the world, they knew she was special. Like many other babies, the little girl was born without hair, and for the next five months, she appeared to be developing normally.


Wichita Eagle

'They gave us our baby back.' Paramedics honored for rescuing toddler from near-drowning
Wichita Eagle
Her 18-month-old son, Kason Dube, was pulled from a half-frozen pond behind his grandparents' house in southeast Sedgwick County that day. He was cold and blue. No heartbeat, no pulse. Reed's brother Jordan had started CPR and Reed continued it the ...

and more »

The Independent

12 best sleeping bags for babies and toddlers
The Independent
Spare a thought for the Duchess of Cambridge this evening as she battles to get a schoolboy, a toddler and a newborn baby to bed. All the hired help in the world won't guarantee her a good night's sleep. And for the more average parent - for whom night ...


NJ.com

Oh baby! This had to be the cutest Statehouse rally ever.
NJ.com
Child care centers receive just $32.12 per day per infant or toddler -- a rate that has not changed in a decade, according to a report released by the association last year. Yet infant care is more expensive because every child care worker may ...


Sun Sentinel

In one decade, more than 1200 Florida youth dead to gunfire
Sun Sentinel
Before the school shooting in Parkland gripped the nation, more than 1,000 Florida children and teenagers were slain in a decade's span. All fell victim to gun violence. The equivalent of nearly 100 Parkland massacres, a staggering 1,284 firearm ...

and more »

Vancouver Courier

UBC prof nabs 100k prize for toddler language research
Vancouver Courier
A University of B.C. professor and researcher was recently honoured for her work advancing looking at how babies and toddlers come to understand spoken language. Earlier this month, Janet Werker was awarded the Killam Prize in social sciences for her ...


Moneyish

Parents are paying $200 to send their kids to baby DJ school
Moneyish
“Babies and toddlers don't need specific classes to thrive socially,” Donna Holloran, parent educator, child development specialist and owner of Babygroup, told Moneyish. “However, they do need opportunities to be around other children, so go to the ...


Mom ditched her baby, toddler in a hot, trash-filled apartment after eviction, Texas cops say
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Kerri Rochelle Green was evicted from her Houston apartment in March. Weeks later, on April 23, a manager at the complex made a horrifying discovery when she went into her old unit to make sure it was empty. Green's two young children had apparently ...

Google News

On the Road Again

Just like Willy Nelson, I could not wait to get... Read More

10 Ways to Make Toilet Training Fun & Exciting

Blue & Yellow Make Green - Put a few drops... Read More

Choose The Perfect Baby Shower Gift

The first thing you should do when trying to choose... Read More

The Personality Traits of A Baby Born During The Sign Of Cancer

Your Cancer Baby..June 21 - July 22A Cancer child can... Read More

Tips For a First-Time Mom

Having a baby can be one the most life-changing experiences... Read More

Finding the Right Baby Soap for Your Babys Skin

Baby SoapAren't all soap the same, especially baby soap? Do... Read More

What Should You Consider When Choosing Baby Clothes

Are you expecting a baby? You might be tempted to... Read More

My RAD Child

When I say RAD you may think of a child... Read More

Types of Baby Showers

There are different types of baby showers to cover just... Read More

Tips To Get Your Child To Stop Using A Pacifier

Limit the time you allow your child to use a... Read More

The Personality Traits of a Capricorn Baby

Your Capricorn Baby..December 23 - January 19Capricorn babies thrive on... Read More

Beyond Flash Card : How To Do The Infant Visual Stimulation In Fun And Creative Ways

Babies learn about the environment surrounding them through five senses:... Read More

The Baby Crib: Your Child?s First Bed

It is up to you as parents whether you want... Read More

Wooden High Chairs Offer Simplicity, Beauty, and Practicality for Todays Busy Families

Wooden high chairs with their looks and functionality make a... Read More

Baby Shower Hosting 101

Are you ready to host the best baby shower ever... Read More

Baby Furniture Buyers Guide

Communication between the guests would be wise to prevent any... Read More

Baby Birthmarks

As many as one in three babies are born with... Read More

Oh Baby! Choosing the Right Baby Name

Naming a baby is no easy task. However, the following... Read More

Should Baby Bedding Be Tight or Loose?

Many parents already know that it is better not to... Read More

Preparing for New Baby or Traveling with Baby this Summer

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among... Read More

Sweep Away Colic Baby Crying with White Noise

It doesn't make sense does it? You do everything possible... Read More

Baby Shower Recipes

Baby shower recipes are available on the Internet and in... Read More

How to Protect Your Baby from SIDS

What do These Things Have in Common: An Epidemic of... Read More

Your Baby?s Nursery ? What You Will Need

As an expectant mother, you are full of excitement and... Read More

How to Help Your Children Learn

We all want the very best for our children and... Read More