Sometimes the best baby showers are the ones that are the simplest to plan. If you're looking for easy breezy summer baby shower ideas here's five themes that basically plan themselves.
Ice Cream Baby Shower
Make it an ice cream theme baby shower!
Planning an ice cream baby shower in the summer is about as simple as it can get and it's pure genius on a hot summer's day. I bet you're already thinking of all the possibilities.
The best way is to buy a few containers of ice cream and a bunch of yummy toppings. Then, all you have to do is set it all up on a table and let everyone help themselves.
Take it one step further (and easier) by only buying the toppings in matching colors. Pink for a girl or blue if it's a boy.
You can narrow this fun theme down even further by making it a milk shake or ice cream cone shower.
To keep it really easy and simple, don't even plan on having any other foods.
You see. I told you these were easy to plan.
How much ice cream do I need for an Ice Cream Baby Shower?
On average, a gallon of ice cream will serve approximately 16 people a 1 cup serving of ice cream and 10 people a 1 1/2 cup serving of ice cream. A scoop of ice cream is about 1/2 cup (4 ounces), and a typical serving is about three scoops, or 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) of ice cream. ~ Reference.com
Lemonade Baby Shower
This isn't about Queen B's Lemonade. This is all about the sweet lemony drink that everyone craves in the summertime.
The only beverages you need to offer for this one is pink or white lemonade and maybe have some bottled water and hot tea (with lemons) on hand for anyone who doesn't like this citrusy concoction.
You'll simply serve lemon cookies and lemon cakes. Think that might be a bit boring? Think again! Visit this link to find 27 Different Delicious Lemon Desserts at Buzzfeed.com.
Lemon Drop candies in bowls and plenty of fresh lemons on the table would look divine!
BBQ Baby Shower
There's nothing easier than having a summer BBQ baby shower bash. And this theme is by far THE most popular baby shower theme if you're planning a couple's baby shower.
There are no hard and fast rules for this one either. Whatever you like to toss on the grill in abundance is what should go on the BBQ baby shower menu.
And while you're tossing, toss a couple of salads for sides, make some cupcakes, and you are done.
Plan for it to be held outdoors, in the shade, if you can.
This is a terrific way to host a baby shower that's comfortable and casual for everyone, including the mommy and daddy-to-be.
Brush upon your grilling best and find some delicious new BBQ recipes for the shindig with a copy of the Barbecue Bible.
4th of July Baby Shower
Another fun way to shower the happy parents-to-be is to throw them a 4th of July party that they'll never forget!
It's a Barbecue. It's a baby shower. It's the 4th of July. It's the EASIEST way to surprise the expectant couple. Everyone is getting together anyway... have them bring along a little something-something for baby and you've got yourself a great and super easy summer baby shower theme. Everything is red, white, and blue.
Tropical Fruit Baby Shower
A truly refreshing and unique summer baby shower theme revolves around tropical fruit.
Have you ever stopped to think just how cute a heart-shaped strawberry is? How about kiwi slices and plump little blueberries? Adorable, no?
Fresh fruit in the summer is so refreshing and cool on a hot day. The menu for your tropical fruit theme baby shower can include all kinds of fruit smoothies, pies, and fruit salad.
Instead of a cake you can make this easy fresh fruit pizza recipe that I found at Pillsbury.com.
This theme is super unique, fun and also pretty healthy!
Of course if the mother-to-be has a favorite, you can make your food choices and shower theme just about that, such as a watermelon, peach or strawberry baby shower. A rainbow of fruit choices awaits you!
So There You Have It!
Did you find a fun summer baby shower theme here that you're planning to use? Have you got a unique idea for another type of summertime baby shower? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. We love hearing from our readers!
Tell me. Who doesn't LOVE an adorable little hedgehog?
If you're planning a woodland animal baby shower, might I suggest that you feature cute little hedgehogs in your theme?
Maybe it didn't occur to you to use hedgehogs? We realize they aren't on top of everyone's list but if your mother or father to-be liked playing video games, we think they'll get a huge kick out of any of the following invites.
10 Hedgehog Baby Shower Invitations
We've featured invitations that can be used for a boys or girls shower along with some that are not gender specific. And although we're showcasing hedgehogs as a Fall baby shower theme, you can really use these cute creatures any time of the year that you'd like.
Each of our featured hedgehog baby shower invites comes complete with a standard white envelope and Zazzle's 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Did you have a favorite? Tell us which one you liked best.
Whimsical Woodland Fun
These adorable autumn woodlands animals baby shower invitations are a whimsical mix of forest favorites including a bunny, a fox, a pumpkin, mushrooms, trees, and more.
They are just as perfect for a boy or a girl and work especially well when the baby's gender is unknown.
It's a BOY!
I think the designers have outdone themselves when they created these 3 rustic stag boy baby shower invitations.
In fact, I think, if you like one of these, you're going to fall in LOVE with all three. This will definitely make it hard to decide which one you want to use for the little buck's baby shower... but in a good way.
White Stag Silhouette Baby Shower Invitation
This gorgeous stag themed baby shower invite features a white silhouette of a stag's head on a black chalk board background bordered with a wood-look frame and blue chevron stripes. The beautiful personalized lettering is done in blue and white.
Bough of Flowers on Stag Antlers Baby Shower Invitation
Blue Shower Boy Stag Rustic Flower Baby Invitation by WOWWOWMEOW
Look at more Baby shower boy Invitations at zazzle
This delightful baby shower invite has a pair of light gray stag antlers with a bough of flowers in shades of blue, green, and purple. This is set against a black chalk board background with white plank wood that looks like a frame around everything.
Rustic Flower Boy Baby Shower Invitation
The third featured design has the same gray antlers and floral bough as the second one I showed you but this one was created without the chalk board and is simply set against the white plank wood. GORGEOUS! No?
These rustic baby shower invites can be used at any time of the year but for some reason, and even though they have flowers on them, I think they'd be really appreciated during the fall and winter.
If none of the featured invites matched the rustic baby shower theme you were looking for you might want to browse through all of the rest of the baby shower invitations available at Zazzle right now.
In honor of National Black Cat Appreciation Day, and because I love my little black cat Timmie, I'm sharing 3 super cute black cat baby shower invitations with you today.
Any of the following would work purr-fectly as a fun Halloween baby shower invite too!
Have you, or the mother-to-be, got a black kitty? Tell us about it in the comments. We love hearing from you!
Are you planning a Bring a Book baby shower for the mother-to-be? Yep. That's a thing.
Of course, you can have a regular shower and ask the guests to bring a book instead of a card, but if you just want to plan a little something for the mommy-to-be maybe at work, or during a quick luncheon, or for a woman who already has everything she needs for the newborn, the Bring a Book shower provides a fun way to get together as well as begin a library for the expected baby.
If she's a cat lover, your special mommy-to-be should have a cat themed baby shower.
As a cat lover myself, trust me, she'll absolutely love it. If you don't believe me, here's three more reasons.
3 Reasons to Throw her a Cat-theme Baby Shower
It's adorable. Just look at our top 3 favorite feline invites.
3 Cat Baby Shower Invitations
Whimsical Kitten Baby Shower Invitation
Modern Cat with Potted Plants Baby Shower Invitation
Black Siamese Cats with Colorful Tree Baby Shower Invitation
I created this collection of matching pink stork baby shower items to help you shower the mommy-to-be who loves tradition with a modern twist.
Each item is sold separately and would be lots of fun for the expected baby girl. Click on each item to learn more or to order yours today.
Grab a Collection Bookmarklet by J32 Design
Cute Ideas for a Crochet Baby Shower
Our friend Hanna loves to crochet and as her belly expanded more and more with her expected first child, she became virtually obsessed with crocheting. She's busy making blankets and Amigurumi dolls to decorate the baby's nursery.
That's why we thought that planning a crochet theme baby shower for her was the perfect idea.
If you know a crochet-crazy momma-to-be, read on to find some cute ideas.
Since we know that the invitations will set the tone fr the party, the first thing we went looking for were crochet-themed baby shower invitations.
We found a couple of adorable ones at Zazzle that feature a close up image of a soft and sweet baby blanket. Since we know that Hanna is having a girl, we chose the peach colored ones but the baby pastel is just as cute and could easily have been used for either a girl or a boy.
Cute Crochet Baby Shower Invitations
The invites measure 5 x 7" and are shown here on elegant linen paper but you can save a ton by ordering them on the signature paper like we did and they turned out to be just as cute.
These were custom created by the talented designer who keeps shop at Jill's Paperie. You can see everything available by visiting HERE.
Decorating a Crochet Theme Baby Shower
We were having a small shower with Hanna's closest friends and family so we didn't need to decorate a huge hall. Instead we opted to use the dining room table as the focus of our decorations.
We used crocheted bunting strung across the china cabinet as our backdrop. A quick visit to Pinterest provided tons of ideas for homemade bunting. If you aren't as handy you can find some at Etsy.com.
We also hung a baby clothesline (complete with clothespins) below the bunting and asked our guests to each bring along an unwrapped baby shirt which we hung as they arrived.
Crochet Baby Shower Favors
We made some cute little peach and white-colored teddy bears as favors for the shower using the pattern found at the following video. Making your own favors can save lots of money and we think home-crafted items are a memorable and much appreciated choice. They're also perfect when the theme is crochet.
We found lots of other DIY crocheted baby shower favor options by searching online, at YouTube and in books at Amazon too.
We kept the food simple and as a fun change of pace, we kept the peach theme going (from our invites) by serving a delicious Peach Cobbler for dessert.
Hanna had a blast at her shower and was super thrilled with our theme choice.
Thanks for stopping by. This has been the first of our new, Planning Parties for Our Fictional Friends series of posts at Seasonal Showers. We've got more shower ideas than we can actually use in the real world so we're building an imaginary world where all of the characters are make believe and any similarities to anyone living or dead is purely coincidental.
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