A Valentine’s Baby Shower
It Doesn’t have to be Just Red or Pink!
There are loads of ideas for theming your Valentine Baby Shower. Below are just a few. Choose a theme that fits the party you have in mind. Adapt your theme to the color scheme you have selected, as well as the sex of the baby, if known. A Valentine themed baby shower does not have to be restricted to red, pink and white.
After deciding on your theme then find (or make) invitations to project that idea to your guests. There are lot of free invitation sites you can download invitations. Or you can use free clipart sites to find inspiration for designing your own invitations. To save images to your computer, right click on the images and then choose “Save As” or “Save Target As”. If you have an imaging program, such as PhotoShop, you can also copy the images and then paste into the program using the new image feature. Here are some good sources of free clipart:
- or just do an image search on your favorite search engine.
Begin your Valentines decorations with balloons along the walkway to your door. Inside use lots of heart confetti and/or glitter sprinkled on the gift table, on or around the chairs. (Confetti is easy to clean up later.) Crepe paper streamers and balloons are a great way to make a room festive without have to spend a lot of money. Cut out large hearts out of construction paper or poster board and accent them with paper doilies or ruffled crepe paper. Using glue and glitter write sayings on them, or just decorate them with swirls and curly cues. Candles and candy are also great decorations; and they can double as favors or game prizes.
Simple, yet fun, Valentine baby shower games include:
Have everyone cut out hearts to write a word of new parent advice and share them at the baby shower. The new mom gets to guess who is the advice giver. Right guesses earn a prize. Then turn the hearts into a framed wall display for baby’s nursery.
The Bag Game – hand out paper bags to all of the guests. Tell them to put the bags on their heads. Then instruct them that for this game they must take off one item they do not need. Some people will take off their shoe, an earring, necklace, sock, etc. The person that takes off the bag wins a prize. If no one takes off their bag, explain to them that they could have easily removed the bag. Have someone ready to take pictures of the fun expressions on their faces!
Quick and easy food ideas include anything with strawberries! Have a chocolate fondue, chocolate dipped strawberries, heart shaped cakepops, cupcakes, or lollipops. Make lollipop or cupcake bouquets as party favors and/or table centerpieces. Have bowls of different Valentine candy as table centerpieces. Chocolate is also a huge hit on Valentine’s Day, and it is easy to find!
Find one item that will be your focal point – a bouquet, an umbrella, a birdcage, an old trunk or suitcase, a framed picture, whatever you like, and build on it to create your theme. Like the suitcase above – sorry, it is all pink, but this expresses my point so well – add items like bottles, strings of faux pearls, whatever works. You can create one large decorative display or you can do several smaller displays throughout your room. Tie your decorations together in your table decorations by adding matching glitter, pearls, crystals, flowers, etc.
You don’t have to spend tons of money. Be creative and let your imagination soar!