Baby Shower Themes for Girls

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Putting together a baby shower for a very lucky mom-to-be can be a lot to think about, but it can also be loads of fun. One of the first steps is to choose a great theme. As you brainstorm, think about the guest of honor and the kind of theme she’d love. If you’re certain she’s happy to reveal she’s having a baby girl, get inspired by these baby shower themes for girls, including ideas for decorations, food, and games. Keep in mind, any of these theme ideas can also work for a baby boy!

Princess Theme

When it comes to parties, princess parties never go out of style. The great thing about this theme is that there are so many regal symbols to play with: castles, tiaras, crowns, thrones, bows, and more.

Princess baby shower theme ideas for girls

Decoration Ideas

  • For a color scheme, choose gold or silver paired with pink or the very regal purple

  • To help you get started, print these beautiful princess-themed invitations, thank you notes, and pennant banners

  • As a centerpiece, make a princess-themed diaper cake in the shape of a castle

  • Drape gold, pink, or purple material over an armchair to make a DIY throne for the mom-to-be to sit on

  • Hang two sheets of pink tulle (or some other fabric) behind the food table from under a plastic or paper crown; then pull the two sheets to the side, like a curtain, and cinch them with ribbon to create a royal backdrop.

Food Ideas

  • Organize a tea party offering a range of fancy tea flavors

  • Serve sandwiches cut into the shape of a crown

  • Frost cookies in the shapes of tiaras, silk bows, or royal rattles

  • Ice cupcakes and decorate them with edible sugar beads or glitter

  • Top the cake with a tiara or crown cake topper.

Game Idea

A great baby shower game is to play princess trivia with your guests. Ask questions about princesses from real life, history, fairy tales, cartoons, or movies. For example, ask questions like: Name a princess who’s currently living?

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Theme

The mom-to-be and her little shining star are the focus on this special day, so why not go with a theme inspired by this popular children's song. This baby shower theme can be quite easy to bring together.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star baby shower theme ideas

Decoration Ideas

  • Decorate the party zone with lots of star and moon shapes cut out from yellow or gold paper card stock

  • Set a nighttime mood with dark blue or black hues and pops of yellow or gold

  • Hang a string of fairy lights

  • Have a "twinkle, twinkle little star" diaper cake topper as a decorative centerpiece.

  • Cut mini star shapes out of gold glitter paper, and glue them onto the ends of toothpicks, which you can stick into any small bite-size snacks

  • Glue mini paper stars onto striped paper drinking straws.

Food Ideas

  • Prepare star-shaped cake pops

  • Bake a cake in the shape of a shooting star, frost it, and decorate with edible gold glitter and edible gold sugar beads

  • Cut tea sandwiches into star and moon shapes

  • Cut out cookies in the shape of stars, moons, and clouds

  • Ice cupcakes in frosting that has been colored with dark blue food dye and sprinkle edible stars on top.

Game Ideas

  • Ask your guests to "wish upon a star" for the baby by writing down their best wishes for the newborn (which she can read when she’s older)

  • Alternatively, print out this “Wishes for Baby” game

  • Bring a xylophone or toy keyboard to the shower and ask each guest to play "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"—the superstar who gets the loudest cheers wins a prize.

Superheroine Theme

Not all superheroes wear capes! Sometimes they wear maternity wear or bibs! The superhero theme is great if the mom-to-be is having a girl, because there are many inspirational heroines.

Superhero baby shower theme ideas for girls

Decoration Ideas

  • Either choose one character’s colors to base your theme on, or have a general superhero theme with lots of red, yellow, and blue used for the tablecloth, balloons, crepe paper décor, paper plates, and pennant banners

  • Cover a bar table so it looks like a superhero cape by using a long red tablecloth that reaches the floor, and then place yellow or blue material on the tabletop between the serving plates

  • Style invitations in the shape of a baby’s playsuit, designed to look like a superhero outfit

  • Salute the mom-to-be with a sign saying, "A little wonder baby is coming! Let’s celebrate mom-to-be—a real-life superhero!"

Food Ideas

  • Make cookies shaped and frosted to look like a superhero’s mask

  • Prepare a multi-tiered cake designed to look like a superhero’s suit; it could even be designed to look like a pregnant superhero, so the mom-to-be knows you think she’s doing an amazing job

  • Have bowls of green candies to represent kryptonite, that famous weakness of some superheroes—they’ll be the weakness of anyone with a sweet tooth, too.

Game Ideas

  • Ask guests to name as many heroines from movies, books, TV shows, or comics as they can, with some hints to help, and the guest who guesses the most wins a prize

  • Ask guests to write down what superpowers they think the mom-to-be has and what superpowers they hope her little superhero will have.

Flower Power Theme

Flowers are a timeless theme, and a relatively easy one to decorate with if you can get your hands on some lovely fresh flowers, or some nice looking artificial ones. It’s also a great theme if you’re hosting the shower in your garden.

Flower Power baby girl baby shower theme ideas

Decoration Ideas

  • Create a bouquet diaper cake as a centerpiece

  • Tie balloons together in the shape of a flower bloom

  • For a whimsical touch, hang colorful pennant banners, lanterns, and individual flower stems from a string

  • Hang a banner above the buffet table that says "Baby in Bloom."

Food Ideas

  • If you’re a talented baker, make sugar art for decorating cupcakes so they look like flower blooms, or if you need assistance, ask your local bakery or cake shop for help

  • Ice cookies to look like flowers

  • Slice up fruit and arrange the slices on a tray to create a flower shape (grapes or cherries work as buds; slices of melon or pineapple can serve as petals; and celery is a great stalk)

  • If you’ve opted for a cake, decorate it with fresh flowers.

Game Ideas

If the parents haven't settled on a baby name yet, ask guests to list as many flower-inspired baby names as possible. The person who lists the most names wins. The prize can be a bunch of fresh flowers to take home!

Fairy Theme

For a magical baby shower, the fairy theme offers many options. Create an enchanted forest out of your garden or create a spellbinding food table fit for a fairy queen and her baby girl.

Fairy baby shower theme ideas for girls

Decoration Ideas

  • For an enchanted forest shower, have some fake grass on the buffet table, and hang some branches overhead that you can decorate with flowers or colorful pennants

  • For a classic fairy shower, get a few helium balloons in purple, pink, or white, and cover them in soft tulle, cinching the tulle at the base of each balloon with the extra material hanging down below so that it looks like a floating fairy

  • Buy a tree stump serving board or live edge cutting board and use the top for serving appetizers or cupcakes decorated to look like toadstools

  • Make tablecloths from pink or purple tulle to look like fairy skirts

  • Decorate the buffet table with cutouts of pixies, fairy wands, fairy wings, and tiaras

  • Create mini cutouts to stick on the ends of toothpicks for small snacks, like cheese

  • Hang string lights and a sign that says "We’re waiting for a baby pixie" or "Welcome, fairy princess"

  • At the entrance, hang a sign that says "Fairies Welcome" and ask the mom-to-be to wear fairy wings

  • Provide guests with bottles of glitter (fairy dust) that they can use to shower the mom-to-be when she enters.

Food Ideas

  • Cut sandwiches into the shapes of fairies or butterflies

  • Decorate cupcakes or cake pops to look like toadstools

  • Ice doughnuts in pink or purple icing and sprinkle with edible glitter

  • Create edible fairy wands by placing a star-shaped cookie at the end of a long stick

  • Fill jars with pink and purple cotton candy to look like a swirling fairy potion

  • If you’ve chosen to have a cake, frost it to look like a fairy

  • For a rustic or woodlands theme cake, decorate it with dollops of freshly whipped cream, berries, mint leaves, and mini chocolate toadstools with a pixie cake topper.

Game Idea

As a fun activity, have sheets of paper and arts and crafts tools like glitter, paint, glue, and scissors readily available. Ask your guests to decorate their sheet, leaving a space to write their "fairy godmother" wishes for the baby. The new parents can put these aside for their little fairy to read in years to come.

Mermaid Theme

Picking the mermaid theme gives you lots of mesmerizing underwater colors and symbols to play with. Get creative with all things under the sea.

Mermaid baby shower theme ideas for girls

Decoration Ideas

  • Choose colors like purples, greens, blues, and aquas

  • Create wave-like tablecloths for the food table: Buy thin, plastic tablecloths in various greenish-blue colors, cut wavy edges, and layer the different colors so they all show

  • For an extra beachy feel, scatter sand or shells between the food platters

  • Cut shapes out of card stock like corals, seahorses, fish, dolphins, and mermaids to decorate the tables

  • To create a stream of bubbles, blow up white or transparent balloons in various sizes, and hang them in an upward spiral shape from smallest to largest

  • Make seaweed out of green streamers

  • For a mermaid-themed garland, fold short bits of purple and aqua tulle in half over a piece of string and cinch the tulle together right under the string to secure it in place

  • Hang purple and aqua streamers for an under-the-sea vibe

  • Hang a banner over the food table bearing the message "Little Mermaid: Coming Soon."

Food Ideas

  • Frost cupcakes to look like shells

  • Bake cookies in the shape of starfish

  • Create edible clam shells by sandwiching two cookies together slightly askew with frosting, and adding a white, edible sugar bead in the wider half to represent a pearl

  • String about 10 green or red grapes onto a skewer and label them seaweed skewers

  • Use food dye to make aqua-colored lemonade, and call it seawater

  • For the cake, use icing, food coloring, and edible glitter to create a mermaid’s tail as it dives into the cake

  • For savories, use dip and veggies to create an octopus shape

  • Form your croissants into the shape of a crab by placing two toothpicks where the eyes would be, and then stick a blueberry or printed eye shapes at the ends.

Game Idea

A fun baby shower activity idea is to ask guests to write a message in a bottle. Put all the notes in a giant glass bottle for the baby girl to read when she grows up.

Little Miss Sunshine Theme

This is a great baby shower theme if you would prefer to avoid pink. It’s also perfect for a summertime baby shower, or if you’re craving some sunshine during the colder months.

Little Miss Sunshine baby shower theme ideas for girls

Decoration Ideas

  • For the color scheme, choose bright yellows and oranges, and add light gray, blue, or white for some contrast

  • Cut a big sun shape out of yellow paper, and stick it near the food table

  • Grab a bunch of yellow and orange balloons, and hang those up, too

  • Add some light blue and white helium balloons to represent the sky with fluffy white clouds

  • Make some on-theme pennant banners out of yellow paper

  • Hang some gold streamers up to represent sunbeams

  • Make yellow tissue pompoms to represent mini suns

  • Add a bunch of real or fake sunflowers or yellow Gerbera daisies to the buffet table for a pop of color

  • Hang a sign that reads "You are my sunshine."

Food Ideas

  • Make cake pops that look like mini suns using yellow and orange food dye and icing

  • Bake sun-shaped cookies, and add a smiling, happy face

  • Use yellow cupcake liners when baking your cupcakes and pipe each with a smiling sun using yellow frosting for a “sunny” look

  • For something savory, have little boxes of popcorn, perhaps with a sign saying "Ready to Pop!" or delicious buttery corn on the cob

  • For drinks, set up a lemonade stand—it’s the perfect summer drink!

Game Idea

Pour lots of yellow candies into a see-through jar. Ask guests to guess how many are in the jar. Once you’ve counted them all, the person with the closest guess wins the jar of candies!

Ladybug Theme

If the mom-to-be is having a little lady, picking the ladybug theme is a lovely choice.

Ladybug baby shower theme ideas for girls

Decoration Ideas

  • Shop for decorations like balloons, paper plates, and tablecloths in red and black—you may even find your local party supply shop stocked with black and red polka dot designs, too

  • Get some red and black card stock so you can make ladybug cutouts in various sizes

  • Use red and black gift-wrap and ribbon to cover boxes, jars, and tubs for serving food

  • Add dots to red balloons with a black marker, but be careful the balloons don’t pop

  • For a little more DIY action, get a red bucket, and stick on black pompoms or black paper dots with superglue, then fill the bucket with ice for keeping drinks cold

  • Create a poster using red paper and a black marker, label it with, "A little ladybug is on her way."

Food Ideas

  • Provide bowls of black and red candies

  • Create red cake pops that iced with black dots

  • If you’re having a cake, create a ladybug cake topper out of frosting

  • Decorate red cupcakes and strawberries with chocolate dots so they look like ladybugs

  • Bake cookies in the shape of a ladybug, and frost them accordingly

  • If you can find jars with a black lid, fill them with red candies, and stick fake eyes and antennae on them for a great ladybug-themed party favor.

Game Idea

Play ladybug trivia; you might be surprised how little (or a lot) your guests know about these beautiful beetles. Ask questions like: Can you tell how old a ladybug is by how many dots it has? What other names do ladybugs go by? Are ladybugs actually bugs?

Tutu Cute Theme

Looking for the perfect baby shower theme idea for girls? Look no further than "tutu cute." This theme is simply too, too cute to pass up!

Tutu Cute baby girl baby shower theme ideas

Decoration Ideas

  • For this theme, you’ll need lots of tulle, but it doesn’t have to be classic baby pink tulle—you could go for hot pink, white, grays, purples, or any other color you think your guest of honor will love

  • Give the food table a tulle skirt

  • Add a ballerina’s tutu to baskets and jars

  • As a centerpiece, create a DIY cake stand with a tutu using tulle

  • Decorate the buffet table with mini ballet slippers, a toddler’s tutu, and a toy tiara, which can all be given to the mom-to-be at the end of the shower.

Food Ideas

  • Create a ballerina pop using a pink cupcake liner turned upside down, threaded onto a skewer with a marshmallow on top

  • Bake cookies in the shapes of ballet slippers, pointe shoes, and leotards

  • Create cupcake ballerinas by icing the tops to look like tutus, and then stick a cookie in the shape of a torso on top of each one

  • Make cake pops in the shape of ballet shoes, complete with the ribbon ties.

Game Idea

For a little fun, give your guests tulle skirts to put on as they arrive. Then, once everyone’s had something to eat and drink, play a game of ballet trivia, asking questions like: Is cardboard or wood used to make pointe shoes? How many basic ballet positions are there? What language are most ballet terms in?

Pretty in Pink Theme

You can pick ANY color as the theme for a girl’s baby shower (the same goes for a boy's baby shower), but pink remains a popular choice. Don’t worry about going over the top—this theme calls for having a little fun with all things pink.

Pretty in Pink baby shower theme ideas for girls

Decoration Ideas

  • For a unique twist on this cute baby shower theme for girls, opt for hot pink instead of baby pink, and throw other colors like gray, turquoise, gold, or peach into the mix

  • Buy pink tablecloths, cutlery, paper plates, and cups

  • For decorations, prepare a bunch of pink flowers and helium balloons

  • Hang giant pink tissue pompoms and pink pennant banners

Food Ideas

  • Serve pink fruits like watermelon, raspberries, and strawberries

  • Berry iced tea and pink sodas will quench your guests' thirst

  • Serve bowls of pink candies

  • Decorate cupcakes, cake pops, or other sweets in pink frosting, and add edible pink sprinkles for even more fun

  • Create baby footprint sugar cookies and decorate them with pink icing.

Game Ideas

This theme is flexible when it comes to game ideas. Choose any of these baby shower games and your guests and guest-of-honor will have a lot of fun.

More Baby Shower Ideas for Girls

  • There are so many ways to approach the theme for a baby shower for a girl. Think about the mom-to-be; would she like a baby shower that reflects her love of modern design, or would she prefer something that’s more baby-focused? Does she have a hobby or a favorite sports team you can reflect in the theme? Is there something she’s looking forward to doing with her child (like reading her favorite books to her)? Let the new mom's personality and passions shine though.

  • You don’t have to stick with pink! Many themes don’t even require a specific color scheme. If you want to pick a color that isn’t pink, yellow and purple are two popular baby shower colors.

  • If you’re unsure about what theme the mom-to-be would love, you can’t go wrong with a gender-neutral party, like a stroller-themed baby shower or an elephant-themed baby shower.

  • Still not sure? Take our "Perfect Baby Shower Theme?" quiz.

More Handy Tips

  • No matter which theme you pick, organizing it will be easier with our baby shower checklist.

  • If the mom-to-be doesn’t have a gift registry set up, your guests may start asking you for tips on what to buy. You might want to share this baby shower gift ideas list with them. It includes ideas for some DIY gifts, unique presents, and nursery must-haves that all new parents will really appreciate.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • You really can choose any theme you prefer for a girl’s baby shower. Some common baby shower themes to consider for a girl include:

    • Princess theme
    • Heroine theme
    • Mermaid theme
    • Fairy theme
    • Ballerina theme.

    Some hosts may decide on a traditional pink theme, but any baby shower theme can work for a girl. It doesn’t necessarily have to be overtly gender-focused either. Take inspiration from the mom-to-be or dad-to-be. You will likely find some hobbies or interests that can help inspire the baby shower theme.

  • Many of the girl baby shower theme ideas in this article can be fun. Some fun baby shower themes for a girl include:

    • Little Miss Sunshine theme
    • Ladybug theme
    • Flower Power theme
    • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star theme.

    Let your imagination run wild when coming up with baby shower ideas. Or, take a cue from what the parents-to-be like.

  • You aren’t required to have a theme at the baby shower. Use colorful balloons, tablecloths, napkins, and crepe paper streamers to create a festive feeling without adhering to any specific theme. Moreover, a theme may not even be possible if you’re throwing the baby shower at a local restaurant or in a public garden or park.

The Bottom Line

No matter what theme you pick, and how you bring the theme to life, the mom-to-be and your guests will be grateful for all the effort and care you’ve put in. You’re helping create memories that will last a lifetime. Of course, as a baby shower host, the world is your oyster. If you or the mom-to-be would prefer something less traditional, or a gender-neutral approach, take a look at our theme ideas for boys. For even more advice on how to host the perfect shower, head over to our baby shower tool.