If you're being 100 percent honest with yourself, attending a baby shower most likely ranks pretty low on the list of "fun things to do" with your weekend. Plus, you're probably also at the stage in your life where you've played every baby-themed game known to (wo)mankind. Without sounding too terribly bitter, chances are, you've been there, done that, and don't care to repeat it. So if and when the time comes that it's up to you to do the planning, you might want to try out some new and unique baby shower ideas.
Though there's no guarantee that what you do end up coming up with will be entirely one-of-a-kind, you can get pretty close. In fact, if you see your theme repeated later on down the line, you should take it as a compliment. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, after all. So if you're wanting to do a fresh take on a celebration that has been around forever, don't give up hope just yet. There are actually quite a few clever and creative ways to put your own stamp on things. Bonus? Having an unrivaled party doesn't mean you have to break the bank either. So check out these incredibly unique baby shower ideas.
1. Honey Bees
It's not entirely uncommon to use nature and animals as the inspiration for a baby shower. But this honey bee-themed baby shower from A Beautiful Mess puts a unique twist on things by exploring the fun world of insects.A cute way to announce that you're "adding a bee to your hive," a honey-themed celebration incorporates all the sweet elements of what a baby shower should be.
2. Children's Books
This children's book baby shower idea from The House That Lars Built is a triple threat. It takes the guesswork out of shopping by having the guests bring their favorite childhood book for the mother-to-be, mysteriously wrapping the presents makes for a fun game of "guess the book," and clean up is a breeze!
3. Cute As A Button
Of course your baby is going to be "cute as a button," so why not let that be your simple yet adorable inspiration. This "cute as a button baby shower from Studio DIY covers all the bases. Buttons make affordable and cute decorations, "Sew Sweet" thank you cards are super easy to make, and a simple mason jar filled with a sweet, sugar cookie mix works for favors.
4. Rustic Backyard BBQ
If you love all things country, then this rustic backyard BBQ baby shower from Coordinately Yours - Julie Blanner is right up your alley. The rustic theme allows for more simple decorations, which means less stress. Add a bit of burlap here, some personalized mason jars there, and you've got yourself a chill shower in no time.
5. Virtual Shower
For something truly out-of-the-box, check out Girl Loves Glam's virtual baby shower. This idea works on multiple levels, too. It's a great way to surprise the guest of honor (if you're the one throwing it) and it's an easy and affordable way to have far away guests be able to attend from the comfort of their own home.
6. Dr. Seuss Ice Cream Party
Who doesn't love the wacky, imaginative world of Dr. Seuss? Characters from his stories serve as the perfect backdrop for a quirky baby shower, just like this Dr. Seuss ice cream party from Mom On Timeout. The games and decorations practically work themselves out since you can pick one or multiple books for inspiration.
7. Two Peas In A Pod
If the mother-to-be is expecting twins, you have the opportunity to get really creative with the theme for your celebration. This two peas in a pod baby shower from Domestic Fits pays tribute to the twin theme in the most adorable way. Just like peas in a pod, these siblings will be instant buddies and why not celebrate that?
8. About To Pop
For an expression that's practically synonymous with reaching the final trimester of pregnancy, it can also serve as the inspiration for this balloon-themed baby shower from Studio DIY. You can also use the balloons for an inventive spin on a gender reveal.
9. Vintage Library
If you want to take your love for literature to the next level, then you'll love this library book-themed shower from The Merry Thought. One part retro, one part bookworm, and all parts adorable, this celebration is as chic and sophisticated as it is simple and effortless.
10. Paint By Numbers
Keeping with the artistic theme, take it back to your childhood with this delightfully fun paint-themed baby shower from The House That Lars Built. Not only does this theme have built-in activities, but the finished products can be decorations for your future child's nursery, too.
11. Grandmother Shower
Whether you've already had a shower for yourself or you just want to honor your mother as she becomes a new grandma, there's a new trend of hosting a grandmother shower, like the one from Crafter Hours blog. It's especially a great idea for any mom-to-be who doesn't like being in the spotlight too much.