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!
If you're looking for a unique baby shower theme that's also super chic and just plain gorgeous... take a look at these Glitter Carousel Horse baby shower invitations!
The design features a pretty carousel horse that's embellished with gold glitter. (The effect is purely photographic. There's no real glitter to fall off and make a mess.) There are pink and blue mini-pattern bunting banner flags at the top of the invite and a pink heart on top of the carousel pole.
They're easy to personalize, measure a big 5" x 7", come complete with a standard envelope and also a 100% satisfaction guarantee from the manufacturer.
The back of these invites have a pink with white polka dots pattern making them especially nice to welcome a baby girl.
They work well for a circus theme baby shower or a carousel horse baby shower but would also be perfect if the theme is simply something chic, elegant, and glittery.
If these aren't your cup of tea, there's plenty more where these came from.
If your new snuggle bunny is due sometime this coming spring, why not have a bunny themed baby shower for the little girl or boy?
If the shower is being held any time near Easter, or if the mother-to-be is partial to rabbits, that's even better! But we think these invites are so cute that you'll want to use them for an anytime baby shower as well.
I love this bunny design with the gray background. I think it gives it a baby soft feeling when I look at it but if you prefer a darker background, this same design is available for boys and girls set on a black chalkboard background.
If the parents are expecting twins, well... there's double the cuteness in store!
And if you're not sure of the baby's gender yet, there's a pretty neutral yellow one that works for either a girl or a boy.
Neutral Yellow Spring Bunny Baby Shower Invitations
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The History of Baby Showers
Although the term baby shower is a fairly modern concept, the tradition of welcoming baby and the rite of a woman's transition into motherhood is
something that has been celebrated throughout history.
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The History of Bridal Showers
Did you know that the custom of throwing a bridal shower dates back to the time when dowries were popular? Friends of the woman to be wed began giving what is now known as a bridal shower to compensate women who came from poor families who couldn't afford a proper dowry, or for a woman whose father didn't approve of the marriage and refused to pay.
You can read more about the fascinating history of bridal showers here:
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