The Best Baby Shower Ideas For Boys
If you or (someone you love) is welcoming a baby boy, you're probably over the moon. Now, it’s time to celebrate that little guy coming into the world with an unforgettable baby shower.
Just like any great party, throwing an epic baby shower starts with delicious food, so start thinking about what kind of apps, mains and desserts the mom-to-be might like to see on the menu. Then, of course, come the baby shower games — which can either fall flat if they’re a little lame or keep the laughter flowing if they’re good. There are also centerpieces to consider, baby shower favors, game prizes and … well, you get the picture.
If you’re just getting started and looking for a little inspo to get your creative juices flowing, say no more. Keep scrolling for baby boy shower ideas that will create a memorable day for everyone.
Baby Shower Themes for Boys
The mom-to-be's life is about to get pretty wild, thanks to that new baby boy. Why not give a nod to that with a safari-inspired baby shower theme that brings in lush greenery and some of the earth’s most majestic creatures?
What better way to let the world know a baby boy is on the way than with a room full of blue? A wall of cascading blue balloons will create a stunning photo backdrop and a colorful, boyish vibe.
Moon and Stars
Is the mom-to-be hoping for a good sleeper? (Hey, dreams do come true.) This starry night-inspired baby shower theme will put all her hopes and dreams out into the universe.
Winnie the Pooh
Another great place to find baby shower inspiration? Go straight to the classics. Sift through childhood books and nursery rhymes, or think back to kids shows that drum up that whimsical feeling of being a kid.
How fitting is this “Little Man” theme for a little guy? You can add to the party decor by placing mustache-shaped pacifiers on the tables and using funny handlebar mustache props for the photo booth so everyone can get in on the fun.
If you’re looking to create a laid-back vibe, a cool coastal theme might be the way to go. With splashes of blue and nautical details, it has everything you need to celebrate a little sailor.
Baby Shower Decorations for Boys
A balloon arch is the perfect way to get guests reaching for their phones to snap a photo. Big or small, they’re pretty much always guaranteed to be a hit.
Chalkboard Welcome Sign
Let guests know where the party is with a cute DIY sign that sets the tone and kicks off the fun. You can hire a freelance chalkboard artist to create your vision for you, or attempt it yourself with a stenciling kit.
Light-Up Block Letters
These fun light-up blocks are part decor piece, part photo prop. Buy enough to spell out the future little one’s name, or simply use the word “baby” to make any corner of the room pop.
DIY Photo Booth Backdrop
If you’re going for a rustic or nature-inspired theme, you can create this photo booth backdrop yourself by using some sturdy branches, a crisp white sheet and strands of eucalyptus.
Photo Booth Props
It isn’t a photo booth without props! These incorporate the baby boy theme with cute mustaches and bow ties that everyone will have fun trying on.
Decked-Out Dessert Cart
Dessert is hands-down the best part of the shower. So, why not display all your sugary treats in style on a decorated dessert cart? You can rent one from a party supplier or events planner near you, then decorate it with signage to tie into your shower theme.
Rustic Diaper Cake Centerpiece
DIY diaper cakes are always impressive, but this one manages to be stylish, too. If you’re going for a rustic or country-inspired shower, consider tying the theme in to the centerpiece with burlap ribbon, twine and touches of greenery.
Baby Shower Food Ideas for Boys
Going for a fiesta theme? Create a make-your-own taco bar that will get guests excited. (You can also switch this up with make-your-own nachos or something sweet like sundaes depending on your theme.)
“Bun in the Oven” Treat Bags
Why not give out favors your guests can (and will) actually use? These feature warm loaves of homemade bread inside custom paper bags. How yummy.
Your baby shower theme doesn't have to end with the decor! Find a baker who specializes in cookie decorating and ask for sugar cookies that add to the party’s personality.
Donut walls are taking off these days, and it’s no surprise why. Buy or rent a board to display each donut individually, and you’ll have the perfect dessert spread — not to mention the cutest photo opp.
The only thing better than a box of Oreos? A batch of chocolate-dipped Oreos that are topped with sprinkles! You can also decorate other store-bought treats this way — think pretzel rods and even sugar cookies. Not only are they guaranteed to be delicious, but they’ll save you from spending a lot of money on the dessert table, too.
If you’re not into over-the-top fondant cakes, something simple yet sweet might be a better alternative. This cake is topped with vanilla frosting and vibrant sprinkles to tie in the baby boy theme and keep things timeless.
Baby Shower Games for Boys
Perfect for coed showers, a baby-themed relay race is guaranteed to be a hit, since it can be customized depending on the age and abilities of guests.
To play, put teams of two or more together and have each complete a series of challenges in a timed race. You could ask guests to chug a glass of apple juice, push their teammate in a stroller or swaddle them. By the end of the race, everyone will be cry-laughing.
Pregnancy Scratch-Off Game
For an easy baby shower game that guests won’t have to think about, create (or download) a pregnancy scratch-off with the mom-to-be's name and shower date. Leave the scratch-off by each place setting for guests to play throughout the shower. Tell them to give it a scratch, and speak up if they get a smiley face — then hand them a prize if they do!
Animal Gestation Game
Here’s a fun game that will stump your guests (and teach them a thing or two while they’re at it). Ask them to fill out a pre-printed card (you can download one on Etsy) with various animals on it, and match up how long they think each animal mom is pregnant for. (It’s harder than it looks!)
This game involves some DIY skills, but they’ll definitely pay off. Using a sturdy tri-fold poster board, tape or glue six or seven diapers on it and number them according to their points value. At the shower, ask teams of two to compete to see who can get score the most points!
Baby Shower Feud