Planning a simple “blue” or “pink” baby shower theme is a great idea for any mom-to-be. If you are planning a no-nonsense baby shower for a mom who isn’t really into cutsie baby characters like Pooh and Elmo, this simple color-based baby shower theme is easy to execute and provides an elegant, cheese-free baby shower atmosphere for your favorite pregnant lady.
Decorations. The decorations for a color based baby shower are easy to prepare. First of all, seek out paper plates, cups, and napkins in the appropriate color. You may want to purchase some confetti or simple streamers as well. Take various glass containers from around your house and fill them with water, tinted blue or pink with food coloring. If you so choose, you can add single, appropriately colored flowers to the water as well. The blue or pink plates and napkins will stand out perfectly against simple white tablecloths.
The Cake. To go along with this simple, yet elegant baby shower theme, keep the cake just as simple. Choose a double layer round cake and ice it with either pink or blue buttercream icing. Using white icing, pipe the first letter of the new baby’s name, or if the baby’s name is a surprise, just pipe a “B” on the center of the cake. Use simple white dots as a border around the edges of the cake. You may also wish to create round sugar cookies, iced with the same color and monogram.
The Food. The foods which you choose to serve at your baby shower will help the theme to really look well planned. For a boy’s baby shower, try serving fruit cups filled with blueberries, blueberry lemonade dyed with blue food coloring, blue corn tortilla chips with salsa, and any other blue foods you can conjure up. For a girl’s baby shower, try serving pink lemonade, pink grapefruit salad, marshmallow treats made with Apple Jacks cereal, and other pink treats. A food table complete with blue or pink foods will really make the baby shower theme special.
The Favors. If you want to offer party favors for your baby shower guests, again choose something that goes along with the simple color theme. For instance, shaped post-it note pads in blue or pink, along with a pen of the same color is a great choice. Bath and body products in the appropriate color are also easy to find and fairly inexpensive to purchase.
Creating a simple color inspired baby shower theme for the no-frills mom-to-be in your life is easy to do. Add these tips to your own creativity and you’ll be on your way to a great baby shower in no time.