Today we’re throwing a beautiful pink and blue baby shower!
We used our lovely range of tiny feet party supplies and kept the whole party gender-neutral – perfect for parents who have decided to keep the baby’s gender a secret (or don’t want to find out what it is until the birth!)
Read for everything you need to know about throwing a blue and pink baby shower and if you’re new to the world of baby showers, check out our guide to baby shower etiquette before you get started!
Pick a date and location and send your invitations
The first step of planning your pink and blue baby shower is picking a date and location. Baby showers usually take place around 6-8 months into the pregnancy. You don’t want to jinx the pregnancy by throwing the baby shower too early, but you don’t want to throw it too late just in case the baby is born sooner than expected! A month before the due date is about right.
Baby showers are usually non-drinking occasions so they usually take place during the day and in someone’s home (although this is entirely up to you). And it’s usually a close friend or relative who throws the baby shower (you don’t tend to throw your own).
Once you’ve got all the fine details nailed down, these pink and blue invitation cards will be perfect for sending to your guests.
Choose your baby shower decorations
Once you’ve sent out your invitations, it’s time to start planning the finer details of your pink and blue baby shower. Step one – decorations!
Baby shower decorations don’t need to be over the top – keeping them cute and simple is best! We hung this baby shower bunting along the walls and behind the buffet table.
A couple of bunches of pink and blue baby shower balloons are a lovely way to decorate the room (and pretty cheap too!)
Plan your party food
Baby showers tend to take place during the day, so the party food tends to be light finger food like sandwiches and cakes. It’s a nice touch to colour-coordinate some of your party snacks with your decorations but the rest can just be normal party food. Here are some suggestions for what to serve at a baby shower:
- Sausage rolls
- Cake pops
- French Fancies
- Fruit salad
It’s hard work (and expensive) putting a decent buffet together so you could ask each guest to contribute something. This will take a bit of advance planning but it’ll be much easier than putting a whole buffet together yourself!
Disposable plates and cups make the clean-up operation much easier – we used our tiny feet baby shower supplies for all the essentials like plates, cups, napkins and tablecloths.
This pink and blue baby shower cupcake stand is a lovely way to display sandwiches and cakes, and makes a lovely centrepiece.
These baby shower cupcake picks are a lovely way to spruce up simple cupcakes and match them to your theme.
And if you fancy baking your own cupcakes, these pink and blue cupcake cases would match the rest of your baby shower décor perfectly!
As for drinks, stick to soft drinks or provide a couple of non-alcoholic and alcoholic options. Here are a couple of suggestions:
- Orange juice
- Cranberry juice
- Sparkling water
- Buck’s Fizz
Make all your drinks more special by serving them in wine glasses decorated with these cute pram glass decorations.
These pram-shaped name tags will come in handy for remembering whose drink is whose!
And these treat tubs are a cute way to serve little snacks!
Plan some fun baby shower games
Baby shower games have a reputation for being a bit hit and miss so make sure you choose wisely and pick some party games that will actually be fun. Here are some suggestions!
Free printable nursery rhyme quiz
Can you remember how many blackbirds were baked in a pie, or what Little Jack Horner was eating while he sat in the corner? Put your nursery rhyme knowledge to the test with our free printable nursery rhyme quiz. A fun way to keep your guests entertained that doesn’t cost a penny!
Scratch card game
Or how about this baby shower scratch card game? Scratch away the prams to reveal three icons and if all three match, you win a prize!
Treat your guests to baby shower favours
Last but not least, make sure you have some cute baby favours on hand to give to your guests! Something small is perfectly fine; here are a couple of good suggestions.
We love these mini treat pails – they can be used for any occasion but they’re perfect for a pink and blue baby shower! Fill them with sweets and give one to each guest.
Got lots of leftover party food? Pack it up for your guests to take home in these cute baby shower party bags. They’re just big enough enough for a couple of sandwiches and a slice of cake!
Or how about some cute little bubbles? The perfect party favour if children are welcome at your baby shower.
Ready to start planning a beautiful blue and pink baby shower? Visit Party Delights to pick up all the Tiny Feet party supplies used in this post or stay on our blog for even more baby shower ideas:
- A Guide to Baby Shower Etiquette
- Free Printable Nursery Rhyme Quiz
- Guess How Much I Love You Party Ideas