Category Archives: Baby Shower

Lions, Giraffes and Babies! Oh My!

Giraffe Baby Shower InvitationsOne of the most popular bedding themes for crib sets is safari animals… in all colors and styles. From the modern Carter’s Tall Tails featuring giraffes, to the playful and cartoonish Kidsline Peek A Boo Pals, and the NoJo Jungle Babies, you will find lots of styles to choose from. Kidsline Zanzibar and CoCaLo Jungle Talk are two more designs you will want to consider. Each of these lines uses a slightly different color pallet, but green and brown run the gambit.

The jungle theme is perfect for a unisex nursery, making it last as your family grows. An entire line of decorations from jungle wall decals, to safari lamps are available at baby gear stores, and many more items can be found at craft shows, making gift selection easy.

For your baby shower, follow the herd and decorate in safari browns and greens with touches of orange with sightings of some plush wildlife. The gifts and accessories we found make us roar, “Let’s have a party!” Take a look at a gallery of finds, below.

Jungle party cups
Don’t miss these cups!

For baby shower decorations our favorites include the Jungle Buddies party supplies and King of the Jungle Baby Shower lines of tableware. To make things less expensive, try using printed napkins with solid plates in shades of green. Add some monkey centerpieces for a spash of smiles. Choose colorful party favors to set at each place to make your tables even more inviting. Decorate your cake in greens and set loose some safari cake toppers to roam across it. You can also find fondant safari cake decorations on etsy to use on your cake or cupcakes.

 

 

Our favorite Jungle Baby Shower Favors:

Personalized Mint Tins
Personalized Mint Tins

jungle party favor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unique handmade safari theme gifts:

Personalized Wall Decal

giraffe baby hat

Sea Babies! An ocean theme for your nursery.

NoJo’s charming Sea Babies wall art

A story-book version of the deep blue sea makes a charming and colorful baby nursery! Beautifully designed crib sets, like NoJo’s Sea Babies, Kids Line Calypso and CoCaLo Turtle Reef designs are rich in soothing blues and greens with friendly baby sea creatures of all kinds.

Creative room painters can have fun with shades of blue and green on the walls, possibly picking up some fluid shapes from the  bedding designs to separate colors on the walls. Decals, wall art and accessories are readily available.

turtle crib set
CoCaLo Baby Turtle Reef crib bedding

The do-it-yourselfer can paint simple fish and turtle shapes directly on the wall, or on canvas or wood to hang up.

To pick up the ocean theme for easy baby shower decorations, simply use the same shades of blue and green.

Ocean Theme Baby Shower Invitations

Turtle Cake made from cupcakes!

A turtle cake would go over swimmingly. Easy and adorable, a sea turtle pull-apart cake becomes an edible showpiece.

Kids Line Calypso Design for Baby’s Room

For party favors, consider sea themed lotions or soaps, or this beautiful starfish bookmark.

 

Your sea theme shower invitations will set the theme for your guests, and they will be able to select coordinating items from your gift registry.

Go Bananas with a Pink Monkey Baby Shower

CoCo and Company Pink Monkeys
CoCo and Company Melanie the Monkey Crib Set

If you have chosen the playful pattern from CoCo and Company’s ‘Melanie the Monkey’, or any of the other adorable girl jungle themes, like Tiddliwinks Sweet Safari Baby Bedding, you must be about ready for your own new little monkey.

Match your baby shower to your choice of baby bedding! Try these ideas for additions to your shower:Monkey Theme Baby Shower Invitation

  • Invite guests with a pink monkey baby shower invitation like the one from Naptime Productions. It will set the tone for a playful celebration and let them know of your theme choice.
  • Offer favors decorated with our matching monkey stickers. You can use any candies in pinks and greens and have colorful favors for your tables. Or, enhance your jungle look with tropical plants on the tables for favors, each pot tied with a pink ribbon. Setting a small plush monkey next to each plant would add to the fun look of the tables.
  • Make everything pink! Various shades of pink look great together, and really pop when you add a touch of green.
  • Tiddlywinks Sweet Safari Decoration
    Tiddlywinks Sweet Safari Decoration

    If any toddlers will attend your shower, consider getting them monkey shirts or pink bows for their hair as favors.

  • Provide an activity for your guest to work on at their seats, like collecting advice for the mom-to-be or playing baby gift bingo.
  • Serve colorful tropical beverages to your guests and display a monkey theme dessert as your food table centerpiece.
  • Have fun! Keep the laughter and chatter flowing with conversation starters on the tables.

 

Tarnation Cowboys! It’s Time for a Party.

red bandana
Red Bandanas made in USA from MrHankey.com

If you love all things western, take a look at our new Bandana design invitations! Western and cowboy themes are easy to work with for any occasion from birthday to bachelorette party, to reunion. Just tie on some bandanas for favors and decor, and add some attitude. 🙂 Wearing those beautiful cowboy boots is a must.

If you are expecting a new little cowboy or cowgirl soon, be sure to see all our options for a western theme baby shower. Easy to round up, we offer everything from the invitations and envelope seals to a sign for the door. Purchase matching bandanas for the guests so they can join the fun, and serve an easy barbecue meal. Sure as shootin’, your guests will go home happy!

Red Bandana Invitation
Cowboy Barbecue for a Birthday?

Need western centerpieces? Take a gander at our cowboy baby shower centerpieces and our pink cowgirl versions. For a red bandanna theme, consider using potted geraniums, or other red flowers, with a rolled bandana tied around the rims of the terra cotta pots. They add a bonanza of color and are a popular favor to take home.

If you will be making a scrapbook page of your western theme party, you need to see this beautiful bandana design that this talented scrapbooker, Mrs. Messy, was kind enough to share.

cowboy baby shower invitation
Welcome ‘lil Cowpoke!

Sock Monkey Mania!

sock monkey in pink
Love da’ monkey!

Can’t get enough of sock monkeys? Neither can we! Check out these bright new sock monkey baby shower invitations. In cheerful pink and green for a baby girl, or purple, green and blue for a unisex shower, they offer a high ratio of smiles per guest! Check out birthday invitations, too… for a first birthday and right through the tween years. What could be cuter than a sock monkey birthday invitation?

Sock Monkeys
Bright and colorful Monkeezs

For your sock monkey party, you could consider homemade sock monkey favors, or those adorable sock monkeys from the Genuine Monkeez collection, a colorful line of plush sock monkeys, gifts and decor items designed to encourage kids to embrace classic play patterns and use their imaginations. Magnets are safely hidden inside monkeys’ hands and feet for added fun and play value, and tags specially designed for each character feature their name and favorite activity.We love those little guys!

Child-made Sock Monkeys
Sock Monkeys created at our party

For older guests, you could consider making custom sock monkeys at the party. We recommend preparing most of the construction prior to the party because these little cuties take a lot of time to make. Your guests can add the finishing touches and take one home.

sock monkey invitation
Unisex monkey version

For a sock monkey cake design, roll out some fondant and cut diamonds and rectangles to make patterns like the invitation. Then set a little sock monkey right on top. Easy and adorable.

Enjoy!

In the Pink! A Princess Baby Shower


Princess Baby Shower Invitation
Welcome the new little princess with a princess theme baby shower! Plates and napkins are easy, because there is a plethora of pink at every party store, and plenty of pink tulle available to wrap and pouf. A mix of pastels creates a great princess look. Use mostly one or two colors (pink and lavendar) and add touches of other pastels (mint, yellow, peach and ivory) for beautiful results.


princess cake
Favors are fun to choose as well, since every woman has a little princess inside! Vera Wang Princess perfume is probably a bit pricy for favors, but soaps, castle candles or even pink coffee mugs will please.

Princess baby gifts and nursery decor are also pentiful. Pink presides for everything from clothing, to royal wall decor to foot stools. Take a peek at these great finds for your princess baby shower and baby shower invitations. It’s fun to be a girl!



Princess Theme Baby Shower Invitation

Elephant Theme Baby Nursery


Elephant march invitationElephants are a fun upcoming trend in children’s art and decor. Either chosen specifically, or as part of a safari animals theme, elephant art makes a big impact. Whether your style is “Horton Hears a Who”, “Dumbo”, or something stylish and modern, you add a ton of fun to the room! Also an interesting theme for a baby shower, you can begin with these new elephant shower invitations from Naptime Productions.

Your color options are endless. Popular yellow and gray combinations work well, or you can pair your elephant art with any color from baby blue or pink to bright red. Polka dots are often incorporated in the baby items below.

We found a few adorable elephant items you could tie into your theme. Click to take a look at these stylin’ nursery patterns and elephant gifts from wall art, onesies, and totes, to elephant bedding sets and painted knobs.


















A Star Is Born! Baby Shower


Theme Baby Shower Invitations
A star and moon theme baby shower is popular for good reason. The decorations are easy and fun, it is unisex, charming, matching items are available from many places, and it ties in beautifully with many nursery rhymes, or “a star is born.”
Here are some finds for you: star and moon nursery decor, gifts, baby shower cakes and favors. abound! Gaze upon these gold-starred items!

For your Star and Moon Shower




Moon and Star Shower Invitation


Nursery Rhyme Shower Invitations




 

 

 

 

 

Star and Moon Baby Gifts






 

 

 

 

 

 

A Star and Moon Nursery


There is lots of selection in star and moon theme baby bedding. Shown here is the Celestial Baby Bedding Collection. The Nojo and Laura Ashley moon and star bedding are also wonderful.

The best star and moon theme nursery accessory ever is one made by a friend… just for you. This mobile was made of wood and beads and wire to go with a custom star and moon nursery theme. Inspirational! Nice job Jewel!

Sock Monkeys – Timeless Fun

The sock monkey as we know it first came into being around the turn of the century when folks would take old scraps of cloth and, yes, old socks, and turn them into a lovable toy monkey – thrifty and innovative! I remember the classic Red-Heel brand sock monkey in the late seventies, when they seemed to be a Christmas tradition. But you don’t have to be 100 years old, or even a baby boomer, to see what is so special about these happy little critters. And with a sock monkey themed baby shower or birthday party, you can share your love of the foot-covering primate – the sock monkey – and set your guests a-swinging!



You can make your own sock monkey from classic Red-Heel brand socks, the how to sew a sock monkey instructions have been included on every pack since 1955. Finished sock monkeys range from colorful to classic, boy to girl, big to teeny tiny. You can throw a sock monkey baby shower, or a sock monkey birthday party. All you need are two or three of the following: a sock monkey baby shower invitation or a sock monkey birthday invitation, sock monkey cake, sock monkey fabric (for table cloths, or runners), sock monkey favors, and sock monkey stickers. You can decorate a Sock Monkey Nursery. Sock monkeys appear on art for the walls or wall stickers, crib bedding, books and clothing for your little monkey. You can even let the world know when your baby arrives with a sock monkey birth announcement.

Sock Monkey Baby Shower Invitation

Welcome Baby With A Book Shower

Books are a large part of a child’s life, even as a newborn. For a book theme baby shower, each guest brings a favorite book. At the end of the party, the expectant mother will have a plethora of books — bedtime books, board books, classic stories, pop-up books, cushion books and more. On the inside cover of the book, the guest can write her favorite childhood memory reading this book or another heartfelt message to the mother and child.

Here are some of our choices for classic books and favorite authors that should be in every child’s personal library
books

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey
Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwel
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piperb

A more recent addition to our list is author Mo Willems. With his Elephant & Piggie, Pigeon, and Knuffle Bunny stories, he is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

My favorite books for ages 1-4 were from BabyBug. My children loved to hear the well-written verses, and see the illustrations of babies doing various things. Simple board books of baby photos were another big hit.

In addition to books, guests can bring along a keepsake to go along with their chosen book. As for the decor, the room can be decorated in a fairy tale princess theme, or nursery rhyme theme to go along with some of the books. Or the theme can find a specific favorite, like Goodnight Moon. Add a party game where guests have to guess the nursery rhyme or book title by hearing a line from that book. In all, a book baby shower idea is a great way to start off the child’s library.
book shower