Parties during the hot summer can be great fun, but finding time to come up with a theme and plan the party might be difficult when you're the hostess. If you're planning a summer baby shower, we have a few theme ideas and suggestions to help you get started using Bugs-n-Blooms decorations.
Sunshine Safari Theme
A safari or jungle theme is an adorable idea for a baby shower, and it will work whether the mother is expecting a little boy or a girl. Cute baby jungle animals are popular enough that it is easy to find little animal decorations, paper products printed with jungle patterns, and jungle party favors. Themed foods for the party can include zebra-striped cakes, a variety of fresh fruit, and cookies shaped like jungle animals.
Butterflies from Bugs-n-Blooms make a nice addition to jungle theme parties. Hanging butterflies range in size from 1-inch minis to x-large butterflies that measure 18 by 11 inches. The smallest butterflies can be used to decorate cards or packages, slightly larger sizes work well for decorating chairs and tables, and all sizes can be attached to walls and ceilings.
Cheerful Colors for Decorating
Bright colors make a good foundation for summer theme parties. Flower decorations are available in a wide range of colors which will complement several different themes. For example, daisy flowers work well for a cottage garden theme. For a topical look, go with pink, orange, yellow, and green colors.
Cheery yellow bumblebee decorations also pair well with bright blooms. This theme can be unisex, and it also works for a “Mommy to BEE” who wants to be surprised by whether the baby is a boy or girl. Bee mobiles, like other mobiles from Bugs-n-Blooms, work well as decorations and also make a nice gift that the expecting mother can use to decorate the baby's nursery.
Fun Food Themes
For a theme to relieve summer heat, ice cream or a Popsicles might be the way to go. Choosing an ice cream social as the party theme could be old-fashioned with home-made ice cream, or modern with a sundae bar where guests can choose different ice creams and toppings. Popsicle themes are casual and fun, and the colorful treats pair well with equally colorful decorations.
A cool summer drink can be the basis of a theme, too, such as a pink lemonade shower. This theme would be perfect for a mother expecting a baby girl. Most of Bugs-n-Blooms' decorations are available in either light or dark pink, including butterflies, flowers, dragonflies, and ladybugs.
Beautiful Beach Decor
Beach themes are also popular for summer parties, and can be easily adapted for baby showers. Brightly colored sun and cloud wall stickers work well for decorating indoors and supplementing other beach-theme decorations. A slight variation on this would be a nautical theme with blue and green tones that would be perfect for a baby boy's shower.
Dragonflies make a good addition to this type of theme, since they are often seen near water. Bugs-n-Blooms offers hanging dragonfly decorations, wall stickers, mobiles, and curtain tie-backs in several different styles. The wide range of colors includes blue and greens if you want to stick with those tones, or you can add bright colors like pinks and oranges as well.