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
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.
Gender reveal baby showers are such a fun, new trend for moms- and dads-to-be. It’s a way to get your loved ones in on the big surprise of if it is a girl or a boy. We found lots of fun gender reveal baby shower ideas and know there are many more out there. Here are our top 10 gender reveal ideas, we’d love to hear your favorites, too!
1. Balloons: Take a photo of pink and blue balloons and then hang on to the color that represents the gender of the baby!
2. Cake: You can have your doctor put the gender of the baby in an envelope; then bring it to the bakery and let them know you are doing a gender reveal.
3. Silly string: Buy the silly string in the color that represents the gender of your baby. Put paper around the cans and tie with blue and pink ribbon. Once guests grab the can and start spraying each other, they will know if you are having a boy or a girl!
One of our favorite and most popular baby shower invitations is Wild Arrival From The Jungle, so we decided to throw a baby shower to show you all the different safari baby shower ideas we could come up with using the jungle animal theme. We held the party in an atrium of our building, which was filled with lush plants and perfect for a jungle theme.
We did a little hunting and found this fantastic green dresser at our local thrift store. It fit in so well in our little jungle we decided to use it as our dessert table and decorated it with a burlap table runner down the middle. We used a mixture of lanterns and tissue poms hanging above it to make it our focal point, along with garland made from our Jungle Table Decor.
Owls are the latest craze in baby themes, and these owl baby shower ideas at celebrations.com take full advantage of the owl’s inherent cuteness. Inspired by our Whimsical Hoot Owl Baby Shower Invitations, this party borrows the owl motif and color palette to create a modern, gender neutral baby shower theme.
An orange and white floral fabric became the base layer of color on the guest table, with white, green and orange place settings. Napkin holders were created from card stock and ribbon, topped with our Whimsical Hoot Baby Shower Favor Stickers. A centerpiece of orange and yellow flowers with a white ceramic vase and thrift store owl tied the colors together, along with a green and orange candy filled baby bottle holding the invitation.
The only thing more fun than going to a baby shower is planning one for a friend! It’s just soooo fun to pick a theme, and come up with creative ideas for food and decorations. But, first have you picked out the baby shower invitations? The baby shower invitation wording, colors and theme can go a long way towards setting the mood for your shower.
Not only will it help you with decorating ideas, but the baby shower invitation wording can let your guests know what the mom-to-be is thinking about for nursery colors, what she might need in the way of baby gifts, where she is registered, or whether you’re planning any special activities they need to prepare for. Of course, there are a few must-haves when it comes to baby shower invitation wording:
- host’s name and address
- date of party
- start and end times
- contact info for RSVP
- gift registry information if mom-to-be wants to include it
- anything else you’d like guests to bring
Lastly, keep it fun. There are lots of ways to say, “You’re invited to a Baby Shower.” Here are a few baby shower invitation wording ideas that will get your shower off to the most adorable start.
Rubber Ducky Baby Shower Invitations — Retro Rubber Duck Toy
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