Enjoying The Festive Holiday Season: Baby Shower Themes For Holidays
A baby shower is one of the oldest and most popular celebrations people throw. It’s a special party that honors the arrival of a baby. For many parents, this is one of the most special events they’ll always cherish for the rest of their lives.
Baby showers are usually held a month or two before the mommy-to-be gives birth, and sometimes, the timing of the party happens to be at the same season of a particular holiday. That’s why instead of choosing cutesy themes, some planners use holiday themes for the baby shower instead.
Holiday themed baby showers are just as fun and exciting as the non-holiday baby showers. Here are several common examples and suggestions for baby showers that fall on special holiday seasons.
Holiday Baby Shower Invitations
Valentine’s Day - Since Valentine’s is the time when chocolate are sent out to, one great idea is to send chocolate baby shower invites. Get small boxes of chocolate, and then tape the party details to them. Place them in red envelopes and mail them to the guests.
Easter - You can send Easter eggs as cute party invitations. Get plastic egg shells (the kind that opens in the middle) and put a small blue or pink scroll inside that contains all the party details. Then, tie a ribbon around the plastic egg, along with a note containing the addressee’s name. (Learn how to make easter eggs)
Christmas - You can send baby shower invitations in the shape of a Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, a Snowman or the Christmas Star. Invites with an image of baby Jesus on the cover are also great.
Holiday Baby Shower Decorations
Valentine’s Day - Aside from the usual pink and red confetti, glitter, balloons and heart decorations, here’s another fun idea: get red and pink baby clothes and hang them around the venue. Red and pink baby blankets would also be great. You can also get cute Cupid decorations. After all, Cupid looks like a cute baby boy, doesn’t he?
Easter - Pastel decorations can give a festive Easter atmosphere to the party. To add a more elegant touch, Easter egg baskets can be useful as table centerpieces. Fill them up with colorful chocolate rabbits, peeps, jelly beans and egg candies, then place them on every table. Baby Easter bunny banners and posters can also be used for the walls.
Christmas - The colors red, green and gold must be very dominant in your decorations. To add beauty and color to the venue, you can also use poinsettia centerpieces for the tables. Silver and gold decorations, such as streamers, confetti and glitter would also be appropriate decorative elements.
Holiday Baby Shower Party Food
Valentine’s Day - Since it’s a sweet season, you can serve sweet treats to your guests. Chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry flavored ice cream sundaes and pink sherbet punch would be delightful choices. You can also make treats such as heart-shaped cheese and crackers and fruit salad with the fruit in heart shapes.
Easter - Aside from the sweet Easter candy treats, you can also serve delicious finger foods for your guests. Boiled egg halves with dressing on top would be wonderful choices. Egg salad and crackers would also be yummy.
Christmas - What’s a Christmas party without cakes and cookies? Serve delightful treats such as Strawberry Christmas Cake, Christmas Pumpkin Roll-Up Cake, Toffee-Pecan Bars and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies. For the beverage, serve eggnog and hot chocolate. (Tips on how to bake a chocolate cake)
Holiday Baby Shower Party Games
Valentine’s Day - One activity you can do is the “What I Love Game”. Each guest says something nice about the mommy-to-be, and begins by saying “What I Love about ___ (mom’s name) is. . .” Then, every guest writes a short message for her in small pink cards. The mom-to-be can keep them as memories.
Easter - Since Easter is a time for Easter egg hunting, you should play this fun game, but there’s a unique twist: the mom-to-be gets to be the “It”! She must search the venue for hidden Easter eggs, with each piece corresponding to a particular prize, such as gift certificates, baby supplies and money.
Christmas - A fun game everyone can play would be the Possible Baby Name Game. The hostess gives the guests sheets of paper with the word CHRISTMAS written vertically. In a given time limit, they must list boy and girl name ideas beginning with each letter.
Holiday Baby Shower Party Favors
Valentine’s Day - Cute party favors can include pink Jelly Beans in pink tinted bottles, red scented candles, or small boxes of chocolate.
Easter - Before each guest goes, give them party favors so they’ll remember the fun time they had. Give beautiful Easter eggs that open in the middle with a small baby doll inside them.
Christmas - Baby angel figurines would be wonderful party favors. If you want it to be a bit more special, you can bake Christmas cookies in the shape of baby items and place them in red and green tin jars.
Holiday baby showers are very common nowadays, and with these party ideas, you can make these special, seasonal celebrations more enjoyable and exciting for everyone!