Are you planning a baby shower in 2016? Don’t miss these cool baby shower ideas 2016 that cover everything from themes, invitations, cakes, games, favors and decorations! Our party experts have come with a comprehensive list of supplies and DIY tips to help you make the best baby shower ever. Or direct you to buy ready-made invitations and other materials so that you focus on more important things like buying gifts for your guests.
No matter the baby gender, we have covered a wide range of cool baby shower ideas 2016 that will satisfy all your needs. Whether it’s a boy or a girl, there are plenty of amazingly cute little things to play with. This is such an important day for you, the parents and the future baby, that everything has to be perfect. We carefully curated all our suggestions with love so that you can bring together an exquisite party, even if you are on a budget.
Cool Baby Shower Ideas 2016: Themes
First things first. You have to pick your baby shower theme before you do anything else. That’s where you will base your entire party, so it can make or brake any baby shower. Luckily, we are going to present you with cool baby shower ideas 2016 that have the most awesome themes you can ever imagine! Remember that all the other elements will derive straight from your theme in order to have a continuity and consistency in every single detail.
Why don’t you start by choosing the following little man theme? It has all the elements that scream “it’s a boy”! A cute mustache which is very trendy with metrosexuals and hipsters (great fit for Millennial parents). A classic bowtie that never goes out of fashion. And cute candy cuffs which will sweeten the mouth of all your guests. See examples below:
If it’s a baby girl, then you can opt in for something more girly, like this cute coral and teal themed dessert table.
What do all women love? But gold of course! Yeah, that’s right, there is nothing wrong with showing off an extravaganza baby shower theme full of gold references (even though it’s not 24k) to create an exclusive atmosphere for your guests. You will notice the “Hey Baby” sign which is part of the baby shower centerpiece and many, I mean many donuts & mini cupcakes! Your friends will love you after this party.
Other cool baby shower themes ideas 2016 the popular elephant theme with a little bit of blue and grey touch. We love this one because it’s full of cake pops and chocolate Oreos. Who doesn’t love chocolate after all? Check out the following example and find out how you can use tiny boxes to spell out each letter of the baby name. If you are still struggling to find out the best name for your baby boy or baby girl, you should definitely visit these suggestions for popular baby names 2016.
Since 2015 was the year of the Minions, we will see this trend being carried forward in the new year. Thus we can’t leave out from the cool baby shower ideas 2016 a Minion theme, inspired by Disney’s box office hit Despicable Me. It comes complete with Minion baby shower favors, cakes and mini cupcakes. How adorable!!!
Cool Baby Shower Ideas 2016: Invitations
After you choose your baby shower theme, it’s time to get your hands into invitations. Don’t want to stress you out, but first impression is paramount. The moment your guests open your baby shower invitation, they will immediately know if this is going to be a unique party like no other, or just another regular baby shower that will be boring as hell. I guess that you want to make a difference by elements of surprise, so we are going to present you with cool baby shower ideas 2016 that are trending and proving their worth among future parents.
If you are throwing your baby shower during summer, a BBQ invitation is a fantastic way to “warm up” your guests and let them know that it’s going to be a meat feast! Play with the word baby by highlighting the two B’s and adding Q in the end: BaByQ, see? Everybody loves a good old fashioned baby shower BBQ as it has an abundance of food and beer! Don’t forget to include the vital baby shower information. Not sure what we are talking about? Don’t worry, we have your back! Check our list of baby shower invitations wording tips and find out what to write.
One more cool baby shower invitation idea that comes from DigiBuddha is called “Stella” but in fact it is designed for baby boy arrivals. The navy and gold stripes complement each other in a unique way, creating a gorgeous color combination. The gold embossed lettering together with the gold confetti complete the picture. This is a truly luxurious invitation that will definitely create a “wow” moment. You can order ready printed invitations that come along with matching gold colored envelopes.
Another baby shower invitation for boys that is really cool is the one that states “the adventure begins”, like the example below. It’s one of my personal favorite because it signifies the big adventure that lies ahead of any new baby and at the same time reminds your guests that life should be an adventure, not a routine. The blue mountains hint that the little man has to overcome so many challenges and climb to the top of the world if he wants to be successful. An inspirational message that will give food for thought.
Word play is an excellent ice breaker when it comes to invitations. Take oh dear and twist it to “Oh Deer”! You immediately get a cute deer/animal themed invitation that is suitable for both genders. You can add a gold glitter mustache and sweet mint stripes to complement the final outcome, see example below. Buy these hipster invitations from Lucky Plum, personalize it with your own message and print them on your own.
If it’s a girl baby shower, you can always lean on the leopard theme for your invitation. It can’t get more girly than this! One of the best cool baby shower ideas 2016 is to opt in for scalloped shaped edges along with cheetah wild animal safari theme. Classy and chic, this baby shower invitation is a sweet feminine fashion statement suitable for fashionable and stylish women.
Cool Baby Shower Ideas 2016: Cakes
So far, so good. You decided your baby shower theme and sent out your invitations. Next down the list is to make up your mind on the cake. It’s critical you make the right choice as your guests will greatly judge the success of your baby shower based on the cake. Sounds unfair? Maybe, but it’s true. People always remember the cake because it’s tangible for the simple reason that they can taste it! We love this entry from Miss Mae: she successfully combines breakfast with baby showers by creating glorious waffle bar themed baby shower.
One of the most innovative cool baby shower ideas 2016 is to have a woodland cake, like the one featured below. It’s just amazing to see all kinds of animals like rabbits and mice along with mini mushrooms.
Cool Baby Shower Ideas 2016: Decorations
Diaper cakes are by far the most popular decorations for cool baby shower ideas 2016. They are timeless and safe choice as every body loves them. You can’t go wrong with a blue diaper cake for boys like the one shown below. Add a teddy bear and a “Baby Boy” sign on top of the stack to make the gender of the baby more clear. Alternatively, you can present the name of the baby. If you need some help to decide, here are some cool baby names 2016 for boys that will seriously blow your mind!
If you are having an animal theme for your baby shower, there is nothing cutter than this pair of diaper snails. It’s so easy to make it yourself, with minimal effort and most importantly without spending a fortune, so you don’t have to worry about the cost. I know that if you are running on a low budget, every single dollar is important. We are conscious of this sensitive financial matter and would like to present you not only with expensive options, but also give you more affordable cool baby shower ideas 2016. This way, everyone is happy without compromising the quality of your party!
Cool Baby Shower Ideas 2016: Favors
When it comes to baby shower favors, you will need to find the little items that you will give your guests in order for them to carry with them when they leave. That’s a piece of memory that makes history and thus it’s important that you choose something memorable. We recommend placing a cute favor box like the one below near the exit of the venue so that it can be easily visible. You can add a “Thank You” note next to it and write “Baby” on cute little flags. Each box can have baby foot prints, these are simply adorable and irresistible! Don’t forget that all these should match the overall baby shower theme.
Cool Baby Shower Ideas 2016: Games
Meet Baby Shower Jeopardy, a hilarious new game that will surprise your guests. Each player selects select a category where he/she thinks she is better and points an amount. Here’s some example categories: baby facts, baby things, baby parts and celebrity moms. As you can see, they are all centered around babies, what else? The first one that finds the answer to the question wins the card and all the points that come with. Round after round, you will see your guests get more and more involved in this mini-competition of knowledge. The player who won the most points wins when all the cards are finished. Good luck to everyone!
Cool Baby Shower Ideas 2016: Gifts
Don’t forget that a baby shower is basically a party. You don’t show up to parties empty handed, are you? So you need to buy a present, but you have no idea what to buy. Let us help you with some cool baby shower ideas 2016 for amazing gifts. If the parents are Starbucks fans and can’t spend a day without a Frappuccino, then the following baby blanket will be ideal for them!
Like the idea but don’t want a big brand like Starbucks steal the show? Don’t worry, you can still have some amazing DIY baby shower gifts like this awesome onesie cupcake gift box. These are very practical gifts as parents will need many onesies and baby blankets, especially during the first months. Babies grow so fast that they constantly need new supplies, you can help the new parents ease the cost of buying them and have some fun along the way.
Fan of Chinese? Well, there is also room for you too! Check out the following Asian themed baby shower gift box. Instead of noodles, you buy various baby essentials like tiny socks, baby lotion and cream, feeding bottle or diapers. Add a couple of chop sticks to make it more realistic and be ready for an oriental surprise in the form of a fortune cookie. Babies need so much luck when they come to this life, so what’s better than an inspirational quote bundled inside a fortune cookie? Your friends will love them!
Millennials love to travel, they are constantly on the move until they decide to settle down, marry their loved ones and make children. But they always remember the good old days of grabbing an airplane and flying to a new destination almost every month for a long weekend. If you feel me on this, then you are probably a millennial as well! The best gift for you according to our cool baby shower ideas 2016 list is to commemorate the most important trip your friends ever had: to the birth clinic where the new baby was delivered! Having the coordinates engraved on a bracelet is a unique gift that will be forever remembered as a fantastic idea from someone who really knows his/her friends!
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