Smart & Sophisticated
If you're looking for an elegant theme for a baby shower of either gender, a black and white baby shower is the way to go.
In fact, when it comes to baby showers, it's probably the most smart and sophisticated gender neutral theme you can find.
And best of all it's super easy to decorate and buy party supplies for because just about every paper party supply comes in white and black solids.
5 Black and White Baby Shower Invitations
When it comes to black and white baby shower invitations, you'll find a lot of them that also have another color attached in some way such as gold, or blue, or red, or pink, but I've kept my five strictly black and white.
There's plenty more where these came from
and there's also some with other colors added.
Popcorn Baby Shower Invitations can be used for either a girl or a boy.
You might have seen the cute "She's Ready To Pop" baby shower theme on Pinterest and wondered... where the heck did they find those adorable Popcorn invitations? Well, now you know!
Zazzle has buckets full of popcorn theme invites and I'm here to show you my 3 favorites.
3 Popcorn Baby Shower Invitations
This cute popcorn invite has a fun black and white polka-dot border surrounded by unpopped corn kernels. It also features a classic red and white striped box of popcorn on the front.
All of your personalized information appears on the flip side.
Unique 5.25" x 5.25" square invitations will cost a few cents more for postage when mailing but when the invitations are this cute, I don't think you'll mind.
There are several other color variations available for this design style. You can see them all HERE.
This cute invitation says, She's About To Pop! on the front and has all of your personalized party particulars on the back.
It looks like a red and white bag of popcorn and measures, 4.25" x 5.5".
Choose blue for a boy or pink for a girl!
This whimsical design has a retro feel but they're super modern chic and fun.
They measure 5" x 7" and are shown here with a delightful scalloped edge but can be customized to have 5 other style edges so you can pick the one that you love best.
All of our featured baby shower invitations come complete with a white envelope and Zazzle's 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Your ready to pop shower simply MUST include enough popcorn for everyone to eat but aside from that, the sky's the limit when it comes to decorating ideas and other food.
Make some cute cupcakes that look like popcorn and string pop corn to decorate the room.
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.
Since we're not all talented in the craft department, here's 5 fun and completely affordable baby shower games that you can buy.
Baby Shower Games for Those who Can't DIY
Are you looking for some entertaining baby shower games to keep your guests busy and to help break the ice at the mommy-to-be's party? Do you want something that's already prepared for you and the guests that requires little or no set up by you?
If you've spent any time at all on Pinterest, you know that you can find oodles of DIY ideas for party games there but what if you aren't all that handy in the make-it-yourself category?
For those of you who can't turn on a glue gun without burning your fingers, I'm happy to inform you that there's plenty of already made simply-buy-them-off-the-shelf games that are fun to play and best of all they don't cost a fortune.
To give you some good ideas about what's available both online and in stores, I've listed 5 of my favorites that you can buy at a reasonable cost.
They're fun to play and aside from picking up a few prizes for the winners, they require no additional thought by you so you can spend more time planning the rest of the shower.
Browse through to find something that you and your intended guests will love.
1. Diaper Game Kit
If you ever played Pin the Tail on the Donkey as a child, you already know how to play Pin the Pacifier. The difference being that it's a picture of a baby instead of a donkey and the point is to get your pacifier closest to the baby's mouth.
Yes, it's a silly game for adults to play but then again, silly is what makes it so much fun. And I can see this one being even more fun after a couple of glasses of punch have been served.
Besides, this set is super affordable so why not add it to the stash of games you're planning for the shower?
To play this fun game, you give each guest a clothespin, or several clothespins, to pin on their blouse as soon as they arrive.
You'll also tell them why you're doing this.
Anyone who hears another guest say the word, "BABY", gets to take one of the person who said it's clothespins. Of course, you can choose a different code word to use but "BABY" works really well because it's so hard not to say it and the clothespins will be flying back and forth between guests all day.
At the end of the shower, the person with the most clothespins wins.
This baby shower word game contains enough game sheets for 20 guests to play two different games each.
This is a good one if you're in a confined area and don't want the guests moving around to much while playing games. But that doesn't make it any less fun.
The games included are a scrambled words and a word search plus two more.
We decided to create a crochet theme diaper cake for the centerpiece decoration on our buffet table. We found some adorable patterns for making all of the baby things and assembling the cake in a book called Baby Shower Cakes by Bendy Carter.
As a special gift, we purchased this adorable Baby Crochet book and set it out on the table next to the cake.
We thought it would help keep Hanna busy during her last few weeks of pregnancy. Plus it looked really cute!
We didn't use this particular book but it certainly looks like it has some adorable amigurumi (cute crocheted plush animals) choices that might be perfect to use as favors at a baby shower.
Cute and to the point!
There's a lot to be said about keeping things simple. This simple design features an image of an open book and says, One small request, that isn't that hard. Please bring a book instead of a card.
The cute design of a baby in a yellow carriage on this "book instead" insert card works perfectly for either a girl or a boy. The saying on it is adorable too as it requests that you bring your favorite storybook for baby instead of a card.
Fun for an owl-themed baby shower for a little girl.
This cute mostly pink design features an owl sitting on a stack of books with a cute saying that requests your baby shower guest bring a book instead of a card.
This cute blue baby shower insert has a fun check border and a banner that says "Please bring a book for baby..."
This one would blend in with just about any theme for a boy's baby shower.
Here's another neutral bring a book baby shower invitations insert card that could easily be used for either a little boy or girl.
Beautiful design features a burlap-look background with faux lace in two corners.
This one is super cute to use for the expected baby girl and especially if she's having a giraffe-theme baby shower.
Whimsical mommy and baby giraffes are shown here along with a cute little bring a book instead poem.
Fun gray and blue theme for a little man!
Another fun "Bring a Book" poem is featured along with four blue balloons on this baby shower insert that would be the perfect way to request books for the expected baby boy.
If you're looking for creative ideas and cute invitations for a purple winter baby shower, you'll probably enjoy a visit to the Pinterest board that I've featured here.
Although purple can be used for either a girl or a boy, it's most commonly used for little girls so most of the ideas found there will be representative of a girl's baby shower but there are a few things you might like to use if the shower is for a little boy.
The Baby, It's Cold Outside baby shower theme is super popular this year for both boys and girls.
Decorate with snowflakes and a lot of white balloons and streamers to create a winter wonderland look.
Serve lots of treats that are covered in confectioner's sugar and be sure to have a lot of hot cocoa on hand, topped with clouds of whipped cream.
Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what little girls who are due in the winter are made of. That's why a gingerbread themed baby shower would be perfect.
Serve coffee and everything gingerbread flavored to create a warm celebration during the chilliest months of the year.
Use a gingerbread house as the focal point on your candy-filled dessert table.
Owls are a popular baby shower theme all year long but the pretty white snowy owl makes a particularly cute theme for a little girl who is expected during the winter months.
This theme works well with natural selections for decorations. Use branches and wooden serving pieces and then purchase plush owls to be scattered around the room.
Of course, princesses can be born at any time of the year but if yours is due during December, January or February, a winter princess baby shower is certainly in order.
Again, the snowflakes abound but they can be mixed in with tiaras and pink (or purple) frilly everything. Use ribbons and lace to decorate and serve high tea with fancy finger foods and tasty little treats fit for royalty.
If the little darling is due in the winter, having a Christmas theme baby shower is a lot of fun.
You've already got the holiday decorations up so why not put them to good use.
Serve Christmas cookies and all of your favorite holiday treats. Put the gifts under the tree and celebrate the reason for the season along with the arrival of a sweet baby girl.
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Seasonal Showers is written by Robin Svedi.
Robin is a wife, mother of two boys and Grandma to two sweet princesses.
After falling in love with Zazzle's invitations, she decided to share them with the world by way of the Seasonal Showers website and blog where her daily mission is to help you shop for and find the best shower invitations ever.
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