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The Cutest Baby Shower Ideas For Hosting The Perfect Shower

"This site is bursting with cute baby shower ideas!" - Krista M.

How To Plan The Perfect Baby Shower:

One of your best girlfriends, or relatives is about to welcome a new baby into their lives and you get the privilege of giving her a baby shower!

Relax - hosting a baby shower doesn't have to be an overwhelming experience.

Get ready to be armed with quick and easy ideas such as: How to choose unique baby shower games to play, cute baby shower themes for girls, baby shower ideas for boys, planning the baby shower menu, cute baby shower snack ideas, homemade / cheap favor ideas, free printables,  and so much more!

#1: Pick Your Favorite Baby Shower Games To Play

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Baby Shower Games are a great way to loosen up the guests! Not everyone always knows each other at a shower and games tend to break the ice.

Play it safe by picking a couple of simple games.

Some popular games to play include "Take A Mint," "What's In Mommy's Purse," and "The Candy Bar Game!" You can read all about them over at our baby shower games page, where you will find over 50 games!

Or if you are busy and don't want to worry about which games to play, we have bundled together our most popular printable baby shower games. Print & play with no worries!

Some cute prize ideas are: candles, lotions, nail polish, coffee shop gift card, decorative soaps

#2: Choose A Cute Baby Shower Theme

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Add some pizazz to the shower by giving it a hip theme! Some cute baby shower ideas for themes are:

*Decorate in Ducks: Have rubber duckies floating in the punch bowl. Serve water in wine glasses with mini-ducks in them. Have blue and yellow balloons and some duck shaped mylar balloons floating around the room! For party favors, hand out little ducky soaps wrapped in cellophane and tied with a cute bow!

*Choose a Jazzy Color: Maybe the color of the nursery, or the mom-to-be's favorite color. We'll use red as an example. Decorate with red balloons, red plates, napkins, tableware. For the centerpiece, use a small red wagon and fill with stuffed animals, baby toys, lotions, pacifiers and give to the mom to take home at the end of the shower! Serve chocolate dipped strawberries, red finger jello cut into baby-themed shapes and a red velvet chocolate cake!

*All About Baby: Use receiving blankets as tablecloths, baby bottles for vases, empty baby food jars for tea-lite holders and toy key rings as napkin holders!

*Survivor/Jungle Theme: Decorate with tiki torches. Hang stuffed monkeys all around. Serve mock Mai Tai's and play survivor style music. Play the "food challenge" game where blindfolded guests have to guess which type of baby food they are eating. Hand out "survivor bandannas" (like they receive on thew show) as favors.

We have over 50 more cute and clever themes to inspire you! Get ideas for hosting an adorable girl baby shower, boy baby shower ideas, twins, Baptisms, and more! -  see them all over at our main theme page.

#3: Serve Up Some Scrumptious Baby Shower Food

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Let's face it, it's all about the food! People love to eat, so be sure to feed them some fabulous fixin's! There are many avenues you can take when planning your baby shower menu. The best advice is to keep it simple. You don't want to be cooking all day. Nor will you have the time for it. A few fabulous appetizers, some drinks and a cake will be perfect!

Try these popular (and easy) recipes:

Mini Chicken Salad Croissants
1 1/2 c. cooked chicken breast minced
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. minced celery
1/4 c. cashews, broken into bits
Combine ingredients and scoop onto mini croissants. Also delicious on baguette slices, crackers or mini pitas!

Raspberry Punch
2- 2 liters of lemon-lime soda
1/2 gallon raspberry sherbet
Place ingredients in a punch bowl, let melt a bit and serve! So simple and yummy!

Get tons of yummy baby shower food ideas (such as punch, brunch, appetizers and desserts) over at our popular menu page!

#4: Get Ideas For Choosing The Perfect Baby Shower Cake

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Baby shower cakes have moved to new levels of cuteness! Whether you order from a baker or choose to make your own, the options are adorable! If you choose to make your own, check out your local craft or kitchen supply store for cute cake pans. They have pans shaped as baby bottles, feet, rattles, you name it!

Some cute baby shower sayings to put on the cake are: *Happy Labor Day *Oh, Baby! *Baby Cakes!

Hop over to our huge Baby Shower Cake Gallery - Full of 100+ cake ideas, instructions, and pictures!

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#5: Hand Out The Cutest Baby Shower Favors

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Baby shower favors don't have to cost a fortune or take a lot of time to assemble. You can choose to go the DIY route, or purchase some already made favors.

We have put together a bunch of cute and easy favor ideas to help you out! You will find instructions for homemade favors (Learn How To Make Candy Pacifiers!), favors you can buy, and also FREE printable tags for prizes and favors! Get the scoop here.

FREE Baby Shower Clipart

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New! I have spent the last few months adding 20+ FREE baby shower printables to the site! You will find print-from-home favor tags, Hershey's Kiss labels, place cards, napkin rings and more! They have been designed  just for you as a way to make your shower planning just a tad bit easier. Look to the navigation bar above to find all of the fun shower freebies!

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Simple Baby Shower Ideas To Eliminate Stress

Imagine planning a shower where guests walk in gushing over how adorable the decorations are, how scrumptious the food is, how cute the favors are - and they all want to know if you'll host their next big bash!

They won't know the secret ... Everyone will think you spent months planning  and stressing over every detail! You don't have to tell them how easy it was! Get ready for an explosion of the cutest ideas around! was created as a way to help hostesses (family members, friends, co-workers) plan the perfect party without all of the stress. Baby showers and party planning are my passion! Because of this, we consult with the most talented party planners, the cutest party favor vendors, the craftiest crafters ... and bring the magic back to you! 

FREE Printable Baby Shower Checklist - free PDF file

Follow our extra-simple baby shower checklist and you will feel in control in no time! Think of us as your “e-planner” that is bursting at the seams with unique and affordable baby shower tips! Say goodbye to awkward and boring showers! Get ready to have a blast!

We are committed to being your #1 resource for cute baby shower ideas! 1,000's of hours have gone into making this website - and we do it all for you!

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Clever And Cute Baby Shower Idea

When sending out the invitations, explain that it is an "Around The Clock Baby Shower" where each guest is assigned a different time of day. What ever time of day you get, you buy a baby gift that corresponds to that time.

For example, if I had the hour of 4 am on my invitation, I would need to buy a gift that would be useful during that time of day. A great 4 am gift might be: bottles, a receiving blanket, a soothing baby lullaby CD and a large container of coffee for the tired new mom!

This is clever way to change things up a bit and add some excitement to the baby shower! It is always interesting to see how creative people get when choosing their gift.