Baby Shower Themes for Boys
You may be wondering what the best baby shower themes for boys are, below you will find just that. So, your baby boy is almost here. The excitement and anticipation are growing deep, and you can’t wait to meet him. As these months have gone by you have taken priority in yourself; eating the right foods, taking your vitamins, and erasing any bad habits you had in the past.
You dream about who he will look like; will his eyes be brown, blue, or green? Will he have light hair or dark? Will he even have any hair at all? How much will he weigh, and will he be very long? It’s normal for a mommy-to-be to have all these thoughts, and it’s normal for mommy to get nervous and maybe even a little scared, after all, you are about to experience one of life’s most precious moments.
From the first day you found out you were expecting, your life as you knew it before had begun to change. You would now be turning in your party hat for a mommy hat that will permanently stay attached to your head for the rest of your life.
One of the most challenging, yet the most rewarding jobs you will ever have in your life is that of a mommy. The title never changes, although as your baby boy grows, he might think he doesn’t need mommy anymore, but don’t let him fool you, he will always need you.
Now that the big day is drawing closer, your friends want to throw you a baby shower. They are asking you what you want or need for your baby boy. They want to know your favorite foods and cravings, but the most important thing they need to know before they can even get started is what you want the theme to be.
Wow, with everything you have been thinking about, you never thought about a shower, much less what you would want the theme to be. You are having a hard enough time completing the nursery, much less a shower theme.
Before your mind begins to scramble, we have prepared a list of the best baby shower themes for boys. No need for you to stress about one more thing, let us help you. Look through the list and grab some ideas, you can mix or match, or even re-create, but whatever you do, don’t worry.
Let’s talk about where you will have the shower. Will it be at someone’s house, the backyard, or in the park? Will it be in a rented hall, or maybe the church social room? Think about where the shower will be so that you know what kind of space you will have to work with.
After you have the place set in stone, the next thing you will want to think about is the time frame. A two to three-hour shower usually works well depending on what you plan to do during that time. If you’re planning to play games and if you’re planning food, then three hours will probably work the best for you.
Next, think about the number of people you want to invite, and put together a rough list of guests, you can finalize it later when you have all the definite plans in place. When you think about the guest list, it’s a good idea to over invite and plan for half of your friends on the list to attend. It is possible that everyone will show up though, so plan accordingly. We will talk more about the guest list later.
Now let’s talk about the shower theme; there are so many ideas for boys, from a classic theme to a unique theme, the following are four different ones for you to consider:
The Classic Sock Monkey Theme:
This is a fun classic that everyone, young or old, can appreciate. It’s simple to find decorations and food for this shower theme.
The colors should be bright and cheerful; red, blue, and white are popular colors for this theme. You could add some brown and even grey if you want. Use stripes, polka dots, and solids.
Start with, of course, a sock monkey. You can display a large monkey in a small toy wagon or sit it on top of monkey themed books for the center attraction. Toss in a few smaller monkeys if you have them and you are ready to put together everything else.
Set up the food table with colorful plates and cutlery. It’s ok to use ordinary plates with solid colors on top of a polka-dot tablecloth and matching cutlery, or you can pair a solid color tablecloth and cutlery with sock monkey plates if you want.
Keep the food simple. If you want to plan the shower around a luncheon then serve foods such as finger sandwiches, colorful pasta salad, and fruit kabobs or a vegetable tray.
Desserts can be sock monkey cupcakes and cookies. For added décor include some decorated jars with colorful candies and snacks.
You can save money on the cake by ordering a simple double layer 8-inch round cake with brown icing. You can decorate it with sprinkles to match all the other shower colors. Top it with an edible banner or sock monkey decoration.
Send out invitations matching the theme, and you can ask each guest to bring a solid colored onesie to hang in a line across the room to use as a banner.
The Final Touches
Now that you have had a chance to look at these baby shower themes we picked out for you, you should have an idea of what you want to do.
The last thing you need to do now is to finalize that invitation list you started at the beginning. Once you have a number set, get those invitations written, addressed, and mailed out, yes, we said mailed out. This is a special event and it adds a special personal touch when you take the time to invite people the traditional way.
Remember earlier when we talked about expecting only half of the guests to show up? While that is usually the case, there are those times when almost more than half will show up, so you need to be prepared. Include a place on the invitation for an RSVP and specify a deadline giving you enough time to plan accordingly.
When it comes to the food, always double it by the number of people that have given you a yes with their RSVP. If you are expecting 12 people, then plan the food to feed 24. When it comes to desserts and the cake, you can plan for the exact number because people don’t usually eat a lot of desserts once they have eaten the main course.
Try to be creative with the baby shower games and decorations using things that Mom can keep for the baby, in other words, there shouldn’t be much to throw away at the end of the shower.
One last thing to consider would be a diaper cake for a centerpiece. There is so much you can do with the cake; match it with the theme, decorate it with fun stuff for Mom and Baby, but the best part will be all those diapers to help Mom get started.
You can do anything you want to create a fun baby shower theme for a boy. Have fun and don’t stress, and don’t forget about your baby registry so you can get the things you really need.