Baby showers

12 hot baby shower trends

Stumped on cute ideas? Find inspiration in the latest baby shower trends.

By Emily Rivas

12 hot baby shower trends

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12 cute baby shower trends

Planning a baby shower soon?

Whether it's for yourself, a family member, or a friend, baby showers involve a lot of planning and creativity.

Get some inspiration from the latest baby shower trends.

Read more: Celebrity baby showers>

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Pastel theme

Baby blue, baby pink, baby yellow—the pastel theme has always been popular. Throughout the years it has found ways to reinvent itself, but always remains light and fun. Just add a few little soft toy lambs to the mix and voila, you have a trendy baby shower.

Get more information here: Hostess with the Mostess

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Outdoor tea party

Whether you strive for an Alice in Wonderland or English tea time feel, outdoor tea parties are always classy. A natural setting on a sunny day with family and friends makes for a good time. Emphasize your chosen colour scheme with ribbon and flowers, while adding a little lace here and there.

Celebrities are digging the tea party theme—made popular by our friends across the sea. Victoria Beckham and Simon Cowell both had English tea party baby showers. How British of them!

Get more information here: Lil Sugar

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DIY banners

What better way to welcome your new baby than with a big banner you made yourself? DIY banners are a huge trend in the baby shower world—they're the perfect way to style your party exactly the way you want.

Get more information here: My Love of Style

Psst... If DIY is not your thing, check out this adorable banner on Etsy.

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Personalized chalkboard

Add an old-timey feel to your baby shower by setting up a framed chalkboard with a cute message. This unique sign easily hangs on the wall and could be placed above the food or gift table.

Get more information here: Natalie Creates

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DIY dessert boxes

Let's face it: after snacking on finger foods, not many people have much room for dessert at parties. Instead of packing the take-home treat in a folded paper plate, put it in a cute box made to fit the perfect portion of cake or pie.

Get more information here: Lavender's Blue Designs

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Pun-tastic popcorn bags

Is the momma-to-be getting close to her due date? These "ready to pop" labels are a cute play-on-words that you can add to popcorn bags as party favours.

Get more information here: Savvy Style

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Baby rattle marshmallow pops

Food on a stick is always a favourite, but dessert on a stick is even better. With the cake pop and marshmallow pop trend already in full force, why not add a couple of details to transform the treats into baby rattles? This easy-to-make dessert is perfectly sweet for a baby shower.

Get more information here: Fiskars

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Gender-neutral cupcake toppers

If cupcakes are more your thing, top them with these trendy, handmade and gender-neutral elephants.

Get more information here: Pass The Scissors Shop

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DIY tote bag

Thinking of giving away more than a couple of party favours per guest? Pack up all the goodies in a customizable kiddy tote. If you've chosen a nautical theme, for example, this DIY bag will fit right in!

Get more information here: Cherished Bliss

Read more: What to wear to your baby shower>

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Diaper invitations

Nothing says "You're invited to a baby shower!" like receiving a diaper invitation in the mail. Surprise your guests with these crafty cards that open just like a real diaper.

Get more information here: Embellished Paperie

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Colour-schemed mason jars

Mason jars are in, plastic cups are out. Take this eco-friendly trend and make it baby shower-appropriate by adding coloured lids and decorative straws. You'll have your guests sipping in style.

Get more information here: And Everything Sweet

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Literature theme

Celebrate the beginning of your new chapter with a literary theme. Add illustrations from beloved tales on banners, display books on tables and play book-themed games.

Jessica Simpson hopped on board the literature baby shower train when she celebrated her second baby with a Tom Sawyer theme.

Get more information here: The Haws Family

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More baby shower ideas!

How to throw a baby shower>
Whether you’re a shower-hosting rookie or an old pro looking for new ideas, here’s how to fete any mom-to-be with style.

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This article was originally published on Mar 27, 2014
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