Yellow Baby Shower

A couple of weeks ago I hosted a baby shower for a close friend of mine.  Of course, I was in my absolute element.  I had not planned a baby shower before, so it was something a little bit different and I couldn’t wait to hold it.  The mummy to be did not know the sex of the baby, so we decided to go for a simple yellow baby shower theme.

Yellow baby shower

We decided to keep the theme purely to a colour rather than incorporate any other elements, but I couldn’t resist putting in the little bee….besides, a bee is yellow, and it looked adorable!

Yellow baby shower dessert table

Party Invitation:

To save on the party budget, I designed some yellow baby shower invites and we printed them and sent them to guests.

Yellow baby shower invitations

Yellow Baby Shower Party Decoration:

I wanted to keep the party decoration fairly simple.  I think a baby shower is a time for the mummy to be to have some relaxing time with her girlfriends before the arrival of a new busy member of the family!  Bearing that in mind I decided to keep the party decoration subtle but pretty, to create an air of relaxation.  I made some tissue paper pom poms to use as a a striking backdrop behind the dessert table and to add some more colour I also hung some paper streamers.  If you like the tissue paper pom poms, you can follow a tutorial here.

I designed the food table tents using the party colours with the little bee, which looked beautiful on the dessert table.

To keep with the yellow baby shower theme I also used some yellow balloons, napkins and teddy bear.  After all, you can’t have a baby shower without a teddy bear!  I also used some pretty yellow ribbon around the apothecary jars which added a beautiful finishing touch.

I designed lots of printables which were used for party activities, and they were all matching to the original invite.

Finally, I used some small wooden letters that simply said “BABY” and placed them on the dessert table.

Yellow and white tissue paper pom poms

Baby shower decorations

Yellow baby shower decorations

Party Food Ideas:

Rather than have a mix of food at the party, we decided to have a dessert table.  It’s a good job we all had a sweet tooth, as the food was absolutely delicious!  We tried to keep the food fitting to the yellow baby shower theme as possible, with a couple of exceptions.  There was a selection of cake, cupcakes, muffins, cookies and lollies.  I organised some sparkling grape juice for the mummy to be, so she could enjoy some bubbles without worrying about the alcohol.

Party Food Ideas

Party Food Ideas

Banana Cake

Pineapple cupcakes

Devonshire tea

Apothecary jars

Baby Shower Party Game Ideas:

I organised a mix of games and activities that were spread over the course of the afternoon.  I designed some wishing cards and a box for guests to write their wishes for the baby.  These cards would become a nice keepsake for the mummy to be and were all designed with the yellow baby shower theme in mind.

I purchased a yellow teddy bear for guests to write any congratulations or messages to the mummy to be and of course there had to be a guess the due date card!  Guests were encouraged to pick a date, a name and weight of the baby.

I also organised a jar full of the mummy to be’s favourite chocolate bar.  Next to the jar I placed some cards for guests to write their words of encouragement.  The idea is that when mummy has to get up in the middle of the night to breastfeed and may not be feeling  100% enthused at this point, she can either choose to eat her favourite chocolate bar or read one of the many words of encouragement from her besties!!

For games we had a quizz where the guests had to guess answers to 15 questions about the mummy to be and the baby.  We also played a memory game with plates full of essential baby items which guests had 2 minutes to study.  The plates were then covered and guests had to try and remember as many items as they could.

For a hysterical game, we divided the guests into two teams.  Each team had 2 minutes to come up with as many songs as possible with the word “baby” in it.  The loosing team had to perform a song of the winning teams choice….in this case….”Baby Baby” by Brittany Spears…of course!!   I would have put a video of this hilarious occassion here, but I would then have been linched!!

Yellow baby shower

Yellow baby shower cards

Yellow baby shower, guess the due date

Yellow baby shower

Yellow baby shower

Yellow baby shower

Yellow baby shower quizz

Party Favours:

It is not necessary to give out party favours at a baby shower, but for a bit of fun I organised these lollipops with a “Look Who’s Ready To Pop” printable attached.  They looked pretty cute and were an easy way to say thank you to guests for attending the party.

All in all it was a wonderful relaxing afternoon and the mummy to be was able to spend some much needed “quiet time” with her friends and family.  We all left our children with their dads and had a lovely afternoon playing games and eating yummy desserts!

Do you like these baby shower printables?  If so, be sure to visit Smart Party Planning again soon, as I will have them here on the blog available for you to download for free!

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Thanks for reading

Catherine x


About Catherine Holt

Catherine Holt is the founder of Smart Party Planning. She is a stay at home mum with a passion for celebrating life’s little moments, with creative yet budget friendly ideas. Catherine often has a camera in hand capturing everyday events and is a self obsessed chocoholic! She loves connecting with other mums on the blog and sharing party planning tips and tricks. Get all the answers to every aspect of party planning with her eBook today! If you want to hold a party with that ‘wow’ factor and have it tailored to the person you’re holding it for then this eBook is for you. Let Catherine take the stress and headache out of organizing your next party or event.

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Comments

  1. Beautiful printables. Bees seem to work so well for baby showers! I love the wishes for baby and words of encouragement cards. x
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    • Thanks so much Suz. I will have the printables available here for download soon! The bee was very cute, and as it happened she had a bee theme for her 1st baby shower which I didn’t know about….so it was meant to be :-)

  2. You did an awesome job with the baby shower! I can’t even decide what I liked the best, it was all very well thought out and designed. The invites are cute and I like the “wishes for baby.” I don’t remember ever doing that at any baby shower I have been to. I am sure your friend loved her shower, you made it perfect for her :)
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    • Thanks Dawn, that is lovely of you to say. It was certainly a lovely afternoon and my friend had a ball. I went to another baby shower with something similar to ‘wishes for the baby’, so I put a different spin on it. It was really lovely that everyone filled out the card, and the mummy to be had a lot of cards to read through at the end of the afternoon :-)

  3. Brittany Champion says:

    Lovely Shower! So adorable!
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  4. So many great ideas! I love the wishes for baby, guess the due date, the cute labels for all of the food…really, everything! I’m sure everyone must have had a wonderful time.
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  5. All I can seem to stutter out is “WOW!” Not only is the idea top notch, your decorations, food, games – everything is just perfect! I love it! So glad that I came by! I’m visiting today as a co-host from Showin’ Some Love Blog Hop! Hope you’ll make your way back around to me as well! . ~Kat at No Holding Back
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    • Thank you so much Alexa. I had a great time planning this party and I was really pleased with how it turned out. I wanted something simple yet oh so pretty….and I think it was just that! Thanks for stopping by :-)

  6. Amy of while wearing heels says:

    ADORABLE. Truly and simply adorable. I love the Bee theme. I loved the colors. I love the thoughtful and fun games, the delicious dessert table. The pretty decorations. A really beautiful party.

    • Aw, thank you Amy :-) I’m really pleased that everyone loved this party so much as I wanted to make it very special for my friend. Thank you for popping in and leaving a comment :-)

  7. Allison says:

    WOW! You did a great job, well done! Everything looked fantastic! I thought the words of encouragement and wishes for baby were lovely ideas. Something for the mum to look back on.

    • Thank you for the lovely comment Allison. I thought it was a nice idea for the mum to have something for a keepsake and the words of encouragement worked a treat :-)

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