I recently did a Co-Ed BBQ baby shower (a Baby-Q) and it was the best shower I've ever thrown or attended! We did invitations like the one I show here. We did BBQ meats, and set up a hot dog bar on a paper table runner! We wrote directly onto the paper with marker to indicate what the toppings are. You can get the paper table runner at any craft store for less than $10.
By far though, the BEST part of the shower was DADDY OLYMPICS! All the dads at the party, including the father to be, competed in a three part competition. The first leg of the competition was eating applesauce off paper plates without their hands. Then the top few dads moved onto the next round which was, of course, the diaper races. The men were required to go head to head on who could put a diaper on a stuffed animal the fastest. The winners of that round moved onto the final, and best, round. CHUGGING juice from baby bottles. Everyone at the party was on their feet chanting for each of the men. It was an absolute blast! If you're looking for a baby shower theme that has more of a backyard part feel, a BABY-Q is the perfect match!
I am obsessed with these favors! Even though mom's expecting a boy, the majority of those in attendance of your party will still be females, and this gift is PERFECT!
Boys can be whimsical, too! When I think about a whimsical shower, of course I always tend to think of the girls side of things; but, there are so many cute boy designs that can be whimsical as well - especially THIS amazing whimsical Hot Air Balloon theme idea!
This idea can go for both boys and girls and is a very romantic baby shower idea! It definitely has quite the intimate feel to it. When our family threw our shower in December after we brought Marcus home, we thought a Winter Wonderland theme would be such a beautiful idea, and it turned out amazing! If you're expecting in the winter, or planning a shower with some chilly weather, a "Baby it's Cold Outside" theme is such an adorable idea!
As much as I love bow ties for little boys, we all know headbands for baby girls is where it's at! I am sure that every mom reading this right now who has a girl owns more headbands than they know what to do with! There is just no way you can have a daughter and not put her in a new headband every day! That's what makes this shower idea so perfect! The Headband Station is a great way to get guests involved and make a practical and memorable gift for the new addition!
I think a baby shower is a very special day for a mom to be, something she's probably dreamed about for many years. That's why I love baby shower themes that are grand, romantic, and simply stunning! It's not very often that a woman gets to attend a Tea Party, and a baby shower for baby girl is the perfect time to have a tea party!