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!
Bring a book instead of a card is a popular request at baby showers all year long but if your baby's party is taking place in the summertime, you might want to include one of these cute Pink Lemonade Book Request enclosures in with the invitations.
The design features a whimsical glass of pink lemonade complete with striped straw and lemon slice. The fun lettering is done in pink also.
These 3.5" x 5" enclosures are meant to be included in the envelope with each of your guest's invites and can be customized to say anything you like. There's no minimum order so you can purchase exactly how many you'll need.
The cute saying shown on the card above starts with the words,
"ONE SMALL REQUEST WE HAVE FOR OUR GUESTS
IN LIEU OF A CARD, A BOOK WE SUGGEST
WELL-READ OR BRAND NEW, EITHER WILL DO..."
Visit HERE to continue reading and to learn more about these adorable inserts.
Super Easy Pink Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe
Pink Lemonade cupcakes would be the perfect addition to your summer baby shower. I found this Youtube video by Sweet Emelyne that shows you how to easily create this adorable dessert starting with store bought cake mix and frosting. Watch and enjoy!
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Looking for a nautical baby shower theme that's a bit more unique than the anchors and boats you normally see? How about a couple of cute white whales to lead the way towards your mother-to-be's special occasion?
Unique Nautical Baby Shower Theme
This unique red, white and blue nautical baby shower theme features two cute white whales, a mommy and her baby, out on the wide ope blue sea on the invitations. The mother is spouting bunches of tiny red hearts that are showering her little one. The background has some fluffy white clouds in the blue sky with sea gulls flying all around.
Most of your personalized information is written on the blue in bright white lettering with a line of red to add a bit of interest.
You'll also be able to purchase matching personalized favor stickers that can be attached to your guest's parting gifts to say thank you.
The small stickers come 20 to a sheet and measure 1 1/2 inches square. Three inch size stickers are also available and come on a sheet of six.
Cute custom personalized cake pops, sold by the dozen, are also available with the same adorable image. Personalize them with the mom's name and either serve them as dessert at the shower, or send them home as a yummy unique party favor.
This stylish modern unisex design would be perfect for a summer shower being held in honor of a girl or a boy.
If you're planning a barbecue baby shower for the happy couple expecting their new daughter, you're going to flip your burgers for these adorable pink BBQ baby shower invitations perfect for welcoming a new little girl.
Summer is the perfect time to plan a casual couples cook out party with family and friends but these types of get-togethers work equally well in the late spring and early fall.
These types of showers are both affordable and fun because you can keep the menu simple and the decorations light.
Ideas for a BaBy Q Shower
I found this board at Pinterest with some great ideas. Take a look HERE.
Mini foods are fun and fit the theme perfectly. Try serving burger sliders and little hot dogs instead of their larger counterparts.
I also found this great article from the Seattle Times Living section that contains some do's and don'ts for you co-ed BBQ shower which in their opinion shouldn't be called a shower at all. Instead, they say it should be considered a celebration.
Visit Coed baby showers: bring on the barbecue and ditch the cutesy games to read the entire post.
3 More Super Cute Pink BBQ Baby Shower Invitations
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This is just a small sampling.
There are literally dozens more to see and choose from.
Custom and Personalized Disney Princess Baby Shower Invitations - Choose from two different group shots or individual favorites.
If the new mommy is a fan of Disney and is getting ready to delivery her newest princess, have I got a treat for you today.
Brought to you from Zazzle's official Disney shop, find all of your favorite Disney Princesses featured on some of the very cutest baby shower invitations for a little girl.
I can't think of a better way to welcome the newborn princess and can you imagine the fun you'll have planning this party?
Choose Her Favorite Disney Princess
Perfect for anytime of year, all of these high quality, full color personalized "It's a Girl!" invitations measure a big 5" x 7". They come with a white envelope and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click on your favorite design to learn more or to order your invites now.
Delightful Dessert Ideas
Princess parties are always so much fun. Sweet desserts can include anything from an elaborate castle-style cake to a simple crowned cupcake made using printables as toppers. For the more daring, I really love the idea of using an undressed Disney princess doll inserted into a cake as shown below. The cake and frosting become the gown and the doll can be easily cleaned up afterward to be presented as a keepsake to the mommy-to-be.
Before you run off to check out all of the cute Disney baby shower invites, tell us. Which one is your favorite? Share in the comments. And do include any unique shower ideas you have too.
OMG! This is adorable.
I just found this darling dress baby shower invitation at the Hallmark Baby store and fell in love.
The dress on the design reminds me of something little girls wore in the 60's and in fact, with it's delicate pink and blue flowers set against a light gray and white striped background the entire invite has a retro feel to it.
You can personalize every bit of the gray text on it but aside from personalizing it with your information, I doubt you'd want to change anything that it says.
The style of this scrumptious design makes it the perfect choice for any and all seasons so this one works for little girl baby showers in winter, spring, summer and fall.
Learn more, see it bigger and personalize it with your party info HERE.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any cuter... matching postage!
The latest trend is bringing folks back to the casual charm of burlap. It's being used in all kinds of craft and decorating projects and it's becoming uber popular when images of this course fabric is used on invitations for all types of parties, including and especially for baby showers.
Burlap alone screams casual fun. It's come a long way from just being used to cart potatoes to market. With the addition of lace and other soft fabrics or florals, the true beauty of burlap is brought to the surface.
When planning your party, you can use it as simple tablecloths and buffet runners, to decorate jars as party favors, to make gorgeous wreaths, to create all kinds of custom decorations and to invite your guests to a casual chic shower.
Top 10 Rustic Burlap Baby Shower Invitations
Here's my favorite picks. Browse through and be sure to click on your favorites to learn more, see larger images of the designs, or to personalize and purchase yours today.
I'm recommending these design ideas for a spring or summer baby shower because of the light and airy feel they convey but you can use them for showers at any time of the year.
Each of the featured invitations measure a large 5" x 7" and come complete with a white envelope.
If you haven't found the perfect one yet, please visit Rustic Burlap Baby Shower Invitations at Zazzle to see the entire selection. The designers are constantly adding new designs and color alternatives so I'm sure you're going to love what you find.
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Thank you to the photographer who made their work available to us through a creative commons license. The featured image of the burlap box is just gorgeous. Click it to see it in it's original location.
10 Cute Luau Baby Shower Invitations Perfect for a Summer Baby Shower
What could be more fun than a summer luau baby shower? Whether you're planning a shower for mom or for the happy couple a luau is the perfect choice for a super fun summer shower.
I can't say enough about these adorable invites. Each one is cuter than the next. We've got Hawaiian Hula dancers, beautiful tropical flowers, palm trees, flip flops, monkeys and more. Browse through our favorites or visit Zazzle.com to see the entire selection.
All of our featured favorite Luau Baby Shower invitations measure a big 5" x 7" and come complete with a white envelope. Click on your favorites to see a larger image, to learn about their low pricing or to personalize and order yours today.
And there's more to see!
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Welcome to Seasonal Showers!
Find the Best Invitations For Your Shower
Choose your season and party type, or baby's gender, to see our top picks for invites based on seasonal shower theme ideas
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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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