Welcome the baby-on-the-way with Irish spirit! A baby shower incorporating the colors, symbols and traditions of Ireland can not only be fun, but also build Irish-American family spirit and camaraderie. Take a look at these fun finds for an Irish theme baby shower!
The first step: Irish baby shower invitations that set the scene and let your guests know all the details of the baby shower. Be sure to share helpful information like registry information, nursery theme, and if the baby is a boy, girl or a total mystery.
Next, plan some Irish into the shower with traditional Irish foods and music. This menu for an Irish Bridal shower would work just as well for a baby shower. Serve wild rice and barley stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer. Feature salmon, Irish broccoli and cheese pie (quiche), roasted mustard potatoes, Irish coffee, and Irish chocolate truffle cake for dessert. Other fun classics you could serve are scones, tea, Baileys mini brownies, and lemon lavender cake. Yum.
For Irish music, choose any contemporary or traditional Irish music. Since people will mostly chat and mingle during the shower, play your music softly to provide a pleasant Irish background. Music by the Chieftains, or perhaps a compilation of folk songs like O’Malley’s Irish and Celtic Folk Classics or this collection of Irish Classics.
Add some green to your tables, and possibly a bit of the live variety if possible! (Silk shamrocks are hard to find! If you have some, please advise!) Try one of these idea for cute Irish/green centerpieces:
- Grow wheat grass in cute containers and stick in springs of lavender (reminds me of Ireland) or small orange flowers.. inexpensive and really charming!
- Use green glass bottles and jars with fresh cut daisies and orange accent flowers for a light, simple countryside look.
- Put a couple small shamrock plants on each table and add a colorful wrap around the pot. If it needs a bit of filler, try popping in a few small flowers.
- Use bouquets of white and green flowers in simple white vases and green table covers.
Gifts for the little one are part of the fun. Take a look at these fun finds for ideas for your gift to the mom-to-be for the biggest “awwwww” response at the shower…