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We have gathered our articles of baby shower ideas, planning tips, do’s and don’ts and more to help you plan the most memorable party for the guest of honor! Here at 3Boys and a Dog, we love baby showers!

Throwing a baby shower is actually quite a bit of fun. You get to choose the food, decorations, and guest list and prepare everything for the expectant mother and her upcoming baby. If you’re looking for baby shower ideas then you’ve come to the right place! This is the ultimate roundup!

A baby shower is a time to celebrate and get excited about new life being introduced into this world. Planning a baby shower is always fun and exciting.

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Choosing colors, themes, and games is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding ways to throw a baby shower that rocks. 

This article is here to help you host the best baby shower around!  You will find links to everything from the best baby registries, to freebies for Mom’s to be.  From gender specific theme ideas to gender neutral ones.

Everything you could possibly need is right here, in one place! These ideas will help you get everything done in plenty of time!

Be sure to check out my Craft Guides and How Tos for creative ideas!

Baby Shower Help:

We are just getting going with our more generalized help articles. So, check back often as this will be growing. 🙂 For now, our biggest focus is on theme ideas. So, scroll on down for those.

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

How to host a baby shower

How to Choose Invitations

Unspoken Baby Shower Etiquette – that everyone should know!

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If you’re hosting a virtual baby shower, incorporating free printables can enhance the experience for everyone involved.

From baby shower games to signs and decorations, plenty of resources are available online that can be easily printed and used for your virtual celebration.

These virtual baby shower free printables add a fun and festive touch to the event and provide interactive activities that guests can participate in from their homes.

Whether you’re looking for bingo cards, word scrambles, or advice cards, there are numerous websites and platforms where you can find free printable baby shower games and other printables to make your virtual baby shower memorable.

Baby Shower Theme Ideas:

Whether you are planning for women only or friends and family of all genders to attend, going theme specific makes everything easier and cuter!

Often, baby showers are planned around the nursery’s theme and/or color-scheme. This makes it easier for family members and friends to know what types of baby shower gifts to buy.

For Boys:

When creating a baby shower for a new baby boy and his Momma, you want sweet and cute but you also want to go with more traditionally masculine ideas.

A Huge List of Baby Boy Shower Ideas – go to this article to find ideas and more for hosting a baby shower for a boy.

Bow Tie Shower Ideas – this article has lots of ideas to help you pull off the perfect bow tie themed shower for the mom-to-be.

Nautical Themed Baby Shower – there’s something about this that screams adorable little boy to me.  What about you?

Everything necessary to throw the perfect baby shower

For Girls:

A Huge List of Baby Girl Shower Ideas – go to this article to find ideas and more for hosting a baby shower for a girl.

Pink Piggy Baby Shower Ideas – What better way to start a child’s life than with a piggy bank? This is such a fun shower idea and can grow with the child as she grows.

Tea Party – Tired of the cute and over-the-top baby showers? This tea party idea has just enough elegance to make your mom-to-be feel special.

Unicorn Baby Shower Ideas – These magical creatures re super popular right now. I bet your mom-to-be would love a mystical baby shower with unicorns! Welcome Baby Gift BoxLooxii Muslin Burp Cloths 100% Cotton MuslinMoonkie Stacks of Circles Soft Teething ToyPandaEar Set of 3 Cute Silicone BabyJohnson's Sleepy Time Bedtime Baby Gift SetZICOTO Soft Baby Book with Touch andZIRI & ZANE Baby Sock Gift SetBaby Swaddle Blanket | Ultra-Soft Plush Essential


Ideas for Twins:

A Huge List of Twin Babies Shower Ideas – go to this article to find ideas and more for hosting a baby shower for twins.

Noah’s Ark theme – Noah brought animals onto the ark in twos.  So, how perfect would it be as a theme for a set of twins?

Princess and the Frog – adorable theme idea for one boy and one girl twins! This would also be a cute idea for best friends that are having a combined baby shower.

Baby Shower Tips Ideas Freebies and more

Check out these Practical and Useful Baby Shower Gift Ideas!

Gender Neutral Ideas:

If the parents-to-be have elected to not know the gender of their new baby until birth, or just prefer a more gender neutral party, the following ideas will help you to plan the perfect baby shower.

Frogs – While many people think of boys when they think of frogs, you could actually use a frog theme for any gender.

Baby Shower Printables

Check out these great resources to help with baby shower planning:

Jungle or Safari Theme – I often think of boys when I think jungle or safari, however these animals are brightly colored. That means they are the perfect visual stimulants for a newborn’s nursery. With bright green trees and black and white zebras, you could have a chic baby girl shower just as easily! (and don’t forget to pair up some cute Jungle-Themed Baby Shower Gift Ideas!

Monster’s Inc Baby Shower – great for boys, girls, twins, everything!

Owl Theme – Pinks baby owls are just as adorable as natural colored owls. Super popular right now, owls are the perfect baby shower theme.

Puppy Themed Baby Shower Ideas – the article includes ideas for DIY decorations, appetizers, treats, and even a couple gifts.  Cute, cute, cute!

Roll Tide – go with more footballs and elephants for a boy or crimson bows and houndstooth for a girl. Either way, if your mom-to-be is a University of Alabama fanatic, you have to have this themed party for her.

Rubber Ducky – If you are unsure, you can never go wrong with a rubber ducky theme.

Planning Ultimate Baby Shower

Baby Shower Ideas for Each Month:

Baby Shower Food Ideas:

Unicorn Baby Shower Food Ideas – If you are having a unicorn baby shower, you need all of these fun themed foods.

Pink non-alcoholic drink recipes – Over 20 recipes for pink colored, non-alcoholic drinks for your party.

Pink Desserts – these 22+ pink colored desserts are sure to help you in your baby shower food planning!

Don’t miss these Gender Reveal Oreos!

These Gender Reveal Pretzel Rods Recipe are great!

Make this Baby Shower Charcuterie Board Recipe!

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Stuff for the Mom-to-Be

She is stressed! Her body is being weird. She can’t tie her shoes… all the things. Heck, even gift opening is emotional and exhausting! Help her relax a bit with some fun things for her to do while you start planning her party.

The Best Baby Registries – if Mom is getting stressed, give her this list and let her go to town with planning and dreaming.

Freebies for Moms To Be – I don’t care how old you are, you love to get fun things in the mail box. Tell the mom-to-be to sign up for all of the goodies and she will get freebies for days!

How to choose the safest crib – put her fears to rest by letting her read this article. Then, when she registers for a bed, she knows which one to register for.

The 5 most important decisions to make about your baby – this one is pretty self-explanatory.

The pros and cons of natural childbirth – help her make the decision!

How to Plan the Ultimate Baby Shower with these fabulous ideas

Don’t forget the guest lists! LOL!

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