Quack-quack. Rubber Ducks have long been a popular theme for baby showers, for lots of reasons: they are gender-neutral, so they can be used even if mom-and-dad-to-be don’t know the gender; rubber ducky decorations are easy to find; and, most importantly, ducks are cute! To get you inspired, we are sharing our favorite rubber duck baby shower ideas from baby shower invitations to baby shower decorations to baby shower food ideas.
The invitation is always the best way to establish your party theme for guests. Pear Tree has lots of cute baby shower invitations, but this Baby Duck Baby Shower Invitation takes the cake. Guests will love the unique cut out of the duck and will instantly get excited to celebrate the coming baby!
For rubber duck baby shower decoration ideas, personalize our Baby Duckling Table Decor. You can sprinkle it on the dessert table, food table, tape to the wall, or use to decorate your gift to the guest of honor. For 5 ways to use our table decor, click here. And, our Baby Duckling Baby Shower Favor Tags are the perfect accessory for your party favors.
For rubber duck baby shower food ideas, we scoured Pinterest and found lots of cute ideas. Here are our favorites that continue with this darling theme:
Rubber Duck Punch from Cutting Back Kitchen.
Lemonade from Kara’s Party Ideas. Continue reading
My favorite thing about a party is planning it, so I had a lot of fun coming up with some baby shower ideas to share. As always, I started with the invite. I knew right away I wanted to base the party off of Pear Tree’s Little Critters baby shower invitation. Since the invite was rather simple with the colors, I decided to keep the party simple as well. White, gold and little critters were my theme! This invitation is great because you can choose from over 70 colors if you want something a little more colorful.
I have always wanted to create a “donut tower” so I decided to make this baby shower a brunch. It was filled with powdered sugar donuts, Rice Krispy treats, build your own fruit pizzas, mimosas (non-alcoholic), and adorable critters. I used Pear Tree’s Little Critter Table Décor to scatter across the table and attached them to skewers for a topper on the donut tower. We also worked with Build a Balloon, who created adorable custom fringed balloons for our party. Three foot balloons are definitely a must have! Continue reading
We love our new baby shower comment cards because you can do so many things with them. Baby shower games and activities are always hard to plan because many can be so silly that they’re just plain intolerable for adults. Here’s a baby shower idea that gives the mommy-to-be something to take away as a keepsake of the day.
Planning a baby shower for a new mom-to-be is such an exciting honor! We love seeing the new products our design team creates because the invitation always sets the tone for the entire shower. There are lots of different ideas you could do for a baby shower: make it baby-themed, like our Safari Baby Shower; keep it modern like our Yellow & Gray Baby Shower; or use a favorite hobby from the parents-to-be like our Bicycle Theme Baby Shower. These 3 baby shower ideas offer inspiration in different and unique ways that make for a personal and memorable party.
1. Safari Baby Shower. This is one of our classic baby shower themes. It is gender-neutral and there are lots of decorations you can find to fit the theme, from plates to napkins to games, that will make the planning much easier! This popular theme features our Wild Jungle Baby Shower Invitations.
What’s a Sip & See, you ask? It’s a party that the new parents host after the baby is born to introduce him or her to all their friends. Unlike a traditional baby shower, gifts and games are not the main attraction at a Sip & See — instead, it’s all about the baby!
Advantages to a Sip & See
The biggest advantage to a Sip & See is that everyone gets to meet the new baby. But there are plenty of other reasons that you, as new parents, might find this an attractive baby shower idea. At a Sip & See, you get to make all the decisions. You can decide what to serve, whom to invite, when to have it, and whether or not there will be any embarrassing shower games. And you can avoid the awkward, one-by-one opening of gifts that can so easily drag down a baby shower.
I am so excited to share a few photos and ideas from my best friend’s baby shower! I had fun planning the shower with her sister Liz, who flew in from California, and her sister-in-law, Shawna, from southern Minnesota. We thought it would be fun to have the baby shower for both Mom and Dad-to-be, so it turned into a big party for family and friends.
We wanted to involve Lisa and Sam, the parents-to-be, in the planning so to get ideas we asked them to pick out their favorite three baby shower invitations from our collection. Their top three were Alphabet Animals, Personalized Poster or Togetherness. Lisa and Sam are having a girl, but aren’t flooding everything in pink. They provided us with material swatches that are going to be included in the nursery. We thought the Alphabet Animals Baby Shower Invitations would be a perfect match! The invites were sent out in fuchsia colored envelopes, and we used the Alphabet Animals address labels to make them even more festive.
There were extra invites, so I created some paper banners by cutting and sewing flags together. I also made baby advice cards that doubled as a guest book for the party. I used rubber stamps to write out “baby advice” on each card. Liz put together some salt-water-taffy pinwheels, and we attached Alphabet Animals gift tags to them for party favors. Continue reading
Erin is one of my close friends from college. She and Dave make the most perfect couple I think I’ve ever seen, so I was beyond excited to find out they were expecting. They’re going to make such great parents. They love to bike, so when we released our Double Bicycle and Baby Make Three Baby Shower Invitations I knew immediately it was the absolutely perfect theme for Erin’s baby shower ideas.
At Erin’s request, we hosted the shower at her house. A few of the hosts took her to the gym while the rest of us stayed back to decorate and set up. We used the colors from the invitation as our guide for the décor, knowing we wanted something festive for the door and lots of color inside. We saw a tutorial on how to make tissue paper tassel garland at TomKatStudio.com and loved the idea. We made a short one for the door and a longer one to hang inside on the archway.