Surprise Baby Shower Ideas

When a mother-to-be is about to bring a brand new life into this world, it definitely is cause for a big celebration. And if you can pull it off as a surprise celebration, even better! But with so many ideas and themes on the internet, how on earth do you even know where to begin when planning an unforgettable surprise baby shower? We’ve round up a list of some of the best ways to create an incredible surprise baby shower party that the new mom and all her guests will be talking about for years to come!

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The first thing you should do is talk to the dad-to-be. He may know what dates she is free and be able to make sure she is free on the date you choose. Also he will probably be the one to take her out of the house while you decorate, so be sure to run everything by him. Also, ask him for a list of things that they need for the baby which they have not got yet. This will act as a registry.

Surprise Invitations

A MUST DO with invitations is to clearly state that it is a surprise so that nobody talks to the mom-to-be about it. Also, it is a good idea if you have a group of friends planning the shower, to give everyone specific tasks, who gets the cake, buys the banner, the balloons and so on. This way everyone knows what to do and you are not scrambling the day off. Anything you can get early you should so that the cake and balloons are the only things you have to pick up on the day of the shower. Also you should have an actual check list. All the friends involved in planning come up with a list of things that need to be done and as each task is completed you check it off. This will ensure that nothing can be overlooked or forgotten.

Baby Shower Decorations

The question to ask here is whether or not you want a party theme. While themes can make planning all details of the event easier because it’s centered around one idea, it can also prove to be more challenging instead of just sticking with a general celebration. So, when plotting the perfect look for your baby shower event, you can definitely count on one aesthetic that is a must for décor—pastels. You can add chalkboard into the decor also.

Whether the upcoming bundle of joy is a boy, girl, or twins that are both, a palate of pastel colors is just what every baby shower needs. Pastels are light, whimsical, and offer the true joyous feeling to the event that you’re celebrating in the first place. And you can never have too much pastel, either. Blush tablecloths, mint streamers, and even soft blue lighting all mix and match splendidly well together. Pale yellow streamers, lavender flower centerpieces, and even ombre pastels incorporated into an announcement board or guestbook are all gorgeous foundations for great décor.

Decorations are also all about ambience, too, and setting the tone and mood of the party for the guests. Tiny, twinkling fairy lights all around the venue space add a dose of magic, while billowing ivory sheer curtains and big burlap bows both offer a sweet look. Some basics that you can’t go wrong with? Baby’s Breath florals, miniature baby animal décor, and lots of big balloons! Oh, and one more thing—banners that spell out “SURPRISE” since it is, after all, a total surprise party for the new mom!

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Baby Shower Food

Who doesn’t love a great food spread at a party?! Make your fare stand out with delectable desserts and scrumptious appetizers. No matter what time of day the party is, it’s best to stick with easy to eat food such as fingerfoods. Always be sure to check and see if any guests have food allergies before putting your menu together.

For salty dishes, great options are chips and pretzels with a wide variety of dips, mixed nuts, pot stickers, meatballs, and a charcuterie board full of good cheeses, yummy meats, and delicious veggies. Of course, you can serve up this tasty food in cute dishes and bowls that fall in line with celebrating the baby-to-be.
The sweet table can be just as drool-worthy, too, so make the centerpiece the main event cake. From multi-tiered to sheet design to a cupcake tower, choose a type of cake that best suits the new mom’s personality. (And don’t forget the non-edible diaper cake in there, too! The new parents will definitely be able to use that for their little one!) An adorable cake topper that celebrates the mother or the baby (or both!) is a great idea, as well. Apothecary jars packed full of favorite candies and treats are a must-have, along with brownies, cookies, and cake-pops all served in cutesy baby themed ware. You can even box up gourmet, personalize treats for guests to take home with them.

Depending on the time of year, a hot chocolate or chocolate milk, lemonade station or baby shower punch drinks are also fabulous ideas for beverages. And though the new mom won’t be enjoying libations, it’s always a nice idea to have some wine or champagne on hand for guests to enjoy.

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Baby Shower Favors

You can’t have a great baby shower party without great favors and gifts for guests to take home with them. And just like décor and food, there are so many options out there when it comes to fantastic baby shower favors. Sweet little baby keychains or personalized candles, bath bombs, coasters, or anything for the home are all things that everyone will truly treasure. Special candy such as Jordan almonds make for a unique and fun favor, along with pastel-colored macaroons. Presentation is just as important as the gifts, too, so think to put your favors in packaging such as baby bottles, Chinese box cartons, cute hat boxes, or pretty fabric bags. When putting together favors, you always want to aim for making whatever it is you choose something that is memorable for your guests.

Games and Activities

Now on to the best part of the shower—the games and activities! Everyone loves classic baby shower games such as baby diaper thoughts (late night diapers), baby word scramble, and baby mad lib, so be sure to include those. New games can be brought in as well, so think options like Baby Minute to Win It and Baby Charades. All of these games are super interactive and easy to understand. You can even hand out prizes to the winners. And it’s not just games that are fun for guests—creation stations are a blast, too. Set up areas in which guests and the new mom can get crafty creating artwork for new baby’s room or decorating an infant onesie or beanie. These are keepsakes that the new mommy will love forever. It’s also a fantastic way for guests that maybe don’t know one another can interact and engage.

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The most difficult part of planning a baby shower isn’t in the details, but really in making sure it’s actually kept a surprise! Double and triple check with all the invited guests that they absolutely keep the party hush-hush so that word doesn’t get to mommy-to-be and ruin the surprise. And if you can swing it, have guests all arrive earlier than the guest of honor herself so that a delightful greeting of “SURPRISE!” can be the first thing she hears when she walks in the door.

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Ideas

The Tales of Peter Rabbit is a classic childhood story that never loses its magic—so what better theme for a baby shower? Nothing captures the sweetness of a new baby quite like little Peter Rabbit; not to mention just how precious the decorations, food, and favors will be! Get your little rabbit invitations hopping out to your guests to start the excitement for this one of a kind event!

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A Peter Rabbit baby shower should be full of greenery and floral goodness, so break out the lushest, leafy plants and beautiful buds of wildflowers for the party’s decorations. Centerpieces of white daisies and yellow tulips pair beautifully with large ferns and sprigs of baby’s breath in between. Long twig bunches strung with fairy string lights look gorgeous in entryways and doorways, while dried flowers in metallic or pastel spray painted mason jars smell and look equally sweet. Burlap bows serve as cute chair accents, and of course, you can never have too many decorations of adorable bunnies! Rope of banners that spell out the new baby’s name and lace garlands of baby cartoon bunnies all around the venue space. Post of cute quotes from the Peter Rabbit stories, and have a chalkboard wall up for guests to sign well wishes to the new parents.

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Brunch-type food is the best bet for the baby shower, so think breads like banana or blueberry, granola with yogurt, and options for bagels and spreads. You can even set up a 100% fresh and organic literal produce garden array with ready-to-eat carrots, berries, and greens. A bunny-shaped diaper cake is always a great idea, along with an actual real sheet cake with the image of a scene from the Peter Rabbit story. Cakepops in the shape of little bunny heads and cotton candy posed as “bunny tails” are fabulous additions to the dessert set up. And whether the party is during the hot or cold season, set up a DIY hot or cold chocolate milk station for guests to create scrumptious sweet drinks!

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Guest favors can be as classic or as unique as you wish—and you can even incorporate activities in with them. Remember the idea for the literal garden as part of your food setup? Well, make this work for your favor and guest activity idea, too! Have a planting station ready to go with personalized potting aprons and gloves for guests to pot their very own mini produce garden to take home with them. In a sense, those plants will grow as the new baby grows! It’s a special favor, a delightful activity, and will be something the guests take home with them to always remember this special baby shower.

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It’s also a fantastic idea to have guests bring their favorite storybook with personal messages written inside to give to the mommy-to-be. This ties in with the Peter Rabbit baby shower theme and helps to build the baby-to-be’s new childhood library, too!

Peter Rabbit Themed Games

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Little Lamb Baby Shower Ideas

The sweetness of a baby shower should be celebrated with a theme just as sweet, and a Little Lamb baby shower motif is just the thing! From the classic nursery rhyme to adorable baby sheep, you’ll find décor, food, and fun absolutely brimming with options to choose from. So get those adorable little lamb invitations sent out to get your guests excited about this cute baby shower event!

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When setting up a little lamb baby shower, decorations are so much fun to put together. The color palate is a simple one to follow, too, so remember to stick with ivory and an offset of pastel blues, yellows, or pinks and purples. You can never overuse baby’s breath flowers, lace overlays, and puffy party globes that descend from the ceilings. Break out nostalgic trinkets from the past such as nursery rhyme figurines, snow globes, books, music, and movies. Put up little lambs and their adorable baby herders up on the walls and have a little crafting fun with cotton balls to create massive, puffy cloud decorations. Sheep tablecloths and “Mary Had A Little Lamb” verses on miniature chalk boards and signage are also a nice décor touch for the theme. You can even have the guests engage in an activity in which they craft flower crowns, further adding to the sweet atmosphere of the party’s motif.

For great party food fare, think brunch style eats and lots of sweet treats. Is the mom-to-be having a baby boy? Frost up some yummy cupcakes and lamb shaped cookies with pale blue frosting. Is the new bundle of joy a little girl? Fill an apothecary jar with pastel pink candies or pale yellow cakepops. “Sugar spun wool” packaged up with a cute sheep (a.k.a. actual cotton candy) is also a guest favorite! Frosted animal crackers, simple cream puffs, and fruity sheep herder staffs (a.k.a. candy canes!) are also fun themed treats that are easy and delicious to eat.

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Of course, you can’t have a Little Lamb baby shower without great games and cute party favors, too. Sheep shaped piñatas filled with yummy candy is an interactive activity that also goes great with classic board games such as Candyland and Chutes and Ladders. Baby Bingo played with baby cartoon lamb stickers and Guess That Nursery Rhyme are also fun ideas. Guest favors can range from bottles filled with candies to little prams filled with gourmet Mary and her Little Lamb themed treats. Porcelain figurines, storybooks, and tiny nightlights are all fantastic gifts that guests can enjoy well after the baby shower is over.

Don’t forget to have a themed book for guests to sign their well wishes for the new mom and her baby! This is a keepsake that both the mother and her child will cherish for years to come.

Carousel Baby Shower Ideas

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When a new little bundle of joy comes into the world, a festive and fun baby celebration is in order! A particularly unique and bright motif for this event is a carousel-themed baby shower. Whether a little boy, girl, or even twins is the upcoming arrival, a carousel baby shower is full of joy and a feeling of the whimsical that a baby brings. Below are some amazing ideas that will make your carousel baby shower event unforgettable.

Carousel Baby Shower Invitations

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Carousel Baby Shower Decorations

Start with the decorations! Transforming the party venue into a carousel baby wonderland is the heart of everything. The color palate you use is paramount, though think simple—pastels! Blues and greens for baby boys or pink and yellows for baby girls all pack a delightful punch and can really help you to set the stage for all your fantastic carousel décor. With pastels, you really create a canvas of décor scheme that is light and joyful, which is directly reminiscent of the magical carousel set-up. Fill the space with balloons that cover the ceiling, hang garlands of flags portraying letters that spell out new baby’s name across the walls, and string up rainbow-hued lights in as many places as you can to create an incredible ambience of carnival. Ribbon garland hung along the event tables pair brilliantly with big chair bows and frilly, flowing tablecloths. Of course, you can’t forget the most important aspect of the entire look—the carousel! Deck main and side tables with carousel figurines, statues, and musical boxes. Adorn walls with artwork of some of the world’s most beautiful and famous carousels. Also remember those accents that pair so well with carousels, such as sweet Ferris wheels and ponies. The pastel palate of colors for your event can really be stunning if you further incorporate brass and gold accents in ways like framing signs, or even for centerpieces at the guest tables. The key is to mix soft simple with magical glamour.

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Carousel Baby Shower Food

Delectable food fare is perhaps the best part of the event, so go all out with a delicious array of options! Cupcakes with thick, buttercream frosting with sugary carousel horse candies and big, warm pretzels pair together perfectly for a salty-sweet combo. Sugar cookies in the shape of baby rocking horses look amazing next to a tall, glass apothecary jar of glittery cake pops. The main event cake has to be a carousel itself, whether you opt for a triple decker cake, a flat sheet, or a cake that is literally shaped in the form of a carousel! A sparkling topper with the baby-to-be’s name or congratulations to the mother should adorn the cake as its star. Little details on the food tables matter, too, such as striped straws for beverages, gold silverware, and serving plates and napkins with darling designs of babies and carnival together.

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Carousel Baby Shower Favors and Games

Favors and games tie it all together—so make them good ones! Package favors in carnival tent shaped boxes, vintage tins with carousel imagery, or silk bags with detailed ribbons. Fill your packages with delightfully-themed favors and gifts for guests of the party, such as gourmet treats, miniature carousel wine charms, figurines, or candles. You can also incorporate your favors into prizes for party games, which are a must have for any baby shower event. Simple yet classic activities can really be special, like Baby Bingo completely decked out in carousel themes, or even pin the tail on the carousel horse! You can also create games that are like those found out childhood carnivals. Have fun fill-outs for guests to play “Fortune Teller” and write down fun predictions for new baby, or set up miniature editions of whack-a-mole at each guest table. Guessing games are always a blast for guests, and there are a range of options here from Guess the Baby Food Tasting Game to Guess the Price on baby items.

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By merging all these fun ideas together, you can truly make the guests and the mommy-to-be feel like they’ve been transported to a magical carousel celebration, full of the nostalgia we all felt when we were young. There is no more perfect way to ring in the arrival of a bundle of joy.

Batman Baby Shower Ideas

A Batman themed baby shower is perfect for any upcoming little bundle of joy, as it showcases colorful décor, scrumptious food, and a fun atmosphere for all guests to celebrate with the mother-to-be. And what’s better? It’s a super easy event to set up, with tons of options for absolutely everything! So get your newspaper bulletin-esque invitations sent out and get ready to put together a truly memorable party.

Batman Baby Shower Invite

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Batman Baby Shower Decor

Start with the color scheme for your Batman baby shower—yellow, black, and white. Of course, if the gender is known for the baby, then incorporating pink or blue into the classic Batman palate of colors is a definite must as well. Post up the iconic Batman logo, well, everywhere! On the walls, in the forms of streamers, garlands, door tassels, table confetti, and even candy piñatas. Utilize the logo as background imagery for food and table labels, or even as a topper for your main event cake. Speaking of cake, if you decide to not opt for a multi-tiered one, how about a sheet cake in the shape of a Batman baby onesie? Or, you could do a tower of cupcakes, complete with bright yellow icing and sugar Batman accents.

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Batman Baby Shower Food

Food and beverage can be just about anything you and your guests desire, though sticking with finger foods fares the best for easy convenience. Set up apothecary jars full of treats and tall trays with sandwiches, all with the Batman logo prominently placed on the front. Cellophane-wrapped oversized lollipops with comic book expressions like “BAM!” and “POW!” are fun treats for during the party or for guests to take home with them, too. Behind all the scrumptious food you put out, create a backdrop of Gotham City, with the shadow of the little baby-to-be flying in to save the day. Yellow and black pompoms hanging from the ceiling complete the fun look, and what’s great again about this type of décor is that it is all easily DIY. Tableware sets of matching Batman plates, napkins, and cups are a for sure go-to, and centerpieces of yellow flowers with glittering lights inside glass vases set off the party’s look brilliantly.

Batman Baby Shower Games

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Batman Baby Shower Favors

A diaper cake tied up with sparkly yellow and black ribbon looks fantastic next to the guest party favors. But what is the perfect favor for a Batman baby shower? Baby bottles filled with gourmet yellow and black candies, fancy bags of personalized Batman cookies, or fun Batman wine charms. You can also fill any of your favor bags with specialized comic books just for your guests, featuring the upcoming bundle of joy as the star superhero.

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There are so many ways you can put together an epic Batman baby shower that is full of laughs, good eating, and plenty of celebration. From snazzy décor to delectable food menus, this party is sure to be one that is talked about for years to come.