Choosing a baby shower theme for a boy will be a breeze with these ideas. Whether you are looking for a unique, modern, or traditional boy baby shower theme you’ll find here something the mom-to-be will love.
A fun collection of baby shower invitation, decoration, food, and game ideas awaits you!
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A Guide to Baby Shower Themes For Boys
Unique baby shower themes for boys are awesome but the themes that have been around for some time are just as special and amazing.
As long as the theme is something the mom-to-be loves you are good to go.
You can always host the baby shower with a little twist: combine themes, pick unexpected colors or a little different focus.
Let’s use safari theme as an example. Instead of filling the baby shower venue with baby safari animals you could decorate with safari vehicles and safari gear such as safari hats, binoculars, maps, and guidebooks.
Use ideas from safari countries (Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania…) when choosing centerpieces and backdrops. It would be a fun unique baby shower theme.
More safari theme ideas with safari animals later in this article.
Have fun going through this list of themes! Many of the baby shower theme ideas presented here are also great for a gender neutral baby shower.
Once you have your theme chosen you might also want to check out these cheap baby shower ideas.
Baby Shower Themes for Boys
This is more than a list of baby shower themes. You’ll find here cool ideas for each theme to help you to get started on the beautiful task of hosting a baby shower.
Sometimes a theme might sound like a “blah” but then you see all the fun things you can do with it and it goes from blah to WOW!
I have many awesome ideas to go along with the baby boy themes so I ended up splitting this article in two parts. This way it will be faster for you to load the page.
Click to explore the baby boy shower themes 21-37. )
1. Life’s a Beach
Life’s better at the beach! Bring the refreshing beach to the baby shower with blue, white, and sandy colored decorations.
Get the rustic Life’s A Beach Burlap Wreath from Beautiful Mesh to set the mood and to give you inspiration for other decorations. These lovely neutral colors provide a place for the expectant mom to relax and be showered with love.
The guests will be delighted to find their name written on the cute sand dollars used as place cards. A beautiful handmade item from Upside Designs Shop.
Sand dollars (buy in bulk) make cute favor tags too for a beach theme baby shower.
The gift or dessert table will look lovely with this classic striped cotton towel draped over it as a tablecloth. The cute tassels in the ends add a nice touch.
Beach Baby Shower Food Ideas:
Make “crab-wiches” (croissants with googly eyes), serve seaweed (spinach) dip, saltwater taffy, fruit slice or boiled egg-half sailboats, oyster pearl cookies which are simply Nilla Wafers filled with blue frosting and a white Sixlet as a pearl.
Beach Baby Shower Games:
Decorate onesies or bibs with lovely beach theme iron on appliques, write messages on beach ball, put together a beach bag for the mom, play a round of starfish shaped bean bag toss or play a couple of the many printable games in beach theme.
Life’s A Beach Baby Shower Supplies:
Burlap Wreath: Beautiful Mesh
Sand Dollar Place Cards: Upside Designs Shop or Make your own with sand dollars.
Striped Towel: Amazon
Beach Theme Iron On Appliques: Two Penquin’s Boutique
Gorgeous Game Printables: Your Seasons (you’ll love these printables)
If you spend time on Pinterest you have probably seen all the slime recipes floating around. Kids LOVE that stuff. This certainly would be a unique boy baby shower theme. And even if your whole theme is not about slime this could be an idea to include in a “what are little boys made of” baby shower.
This party will make you smile!
Slime Baby Shower Supplies:
Slime Party Centerpiece: Magical Party Place.
I saw a fun sign at a pirate theme baby shower: Not All Treasure Is Silver or Gold. And that is so true. A baby is a treasure and this party is here to celebrate that.
Cover the tables with white and red striped table cloths. Red and white jumbo gift wrap makes a great runner for the table. Place bowls filled with gold wrapped candy on the tables for sweet baby shower decor.
Pirate Baby Shower Food:
Your guests will enjoy these delicious pirate cakepops. Grapes or whoppers can be delicious cannon balls. And chocolate dipped pretzels make great “peg legs”. Serve also fish ‘n ships.
Pirate Baby Shower Games:
As a fun pirate baby shower activity decorate treasure chest or pirate baby cookies.
Pirate Baby Shower Supplies:
4. Ahoy, It’s A Boy
Welcome aboard on a great adventure. We all hope that the days with the newborn baby will be smooth sailing.
Nautical baby shower theme is cute and classy. Many wonderful things to use as baby shower decoration from anchors to brass bells to telescopes.
Steer the baby shower ship to an adventure with a wooden ship wheel. The wheel, anchors and buoy will make also great nautical nursery decorations.
Nautical Baby Shower Food Ideas:
Swedish fish, gummy sharks, gold fish, veggie boats, blue jello… Decorate a cake with anchors, ship wheels or Ahoy it’s a Boy cake topper.
Nautical Baby Shower Games:
Make anchor and ship wheel wreaths. Mia Precious Memories has cute unfinished ship wheels in various sizes ready to be decorated. The guests could decorate one for the nursery or to be taken home. Wood Ship Wheels: 4 to 10 inches or 12 to 16 inches. Anchors: 4 to 10 inches or 12 to 16 inches.
Play guess how many goldfish in a jar, play price is right, who knows mommy best and other baby shower games in nautical theme from Shop Hadley Designs.
Pirate Baby Shower Supplies:
Ahoy It’s A Boy Banner: Amazon
Life Buoy: Amazon
Ship Wheel: Amazon
Unfinished Ship Wheels for Wreaths: Mia Precious Memories
Unfinished Anchor: Mia Precious Memories
Nautical Baby Shower Games: Shop Hadley Designs
5. Very Hungry Caterpillar
Babies get hungry so did the caterpillar. This classic picture book gives you cute ideas for a colorful fun-filled baby shower.
Adorn your cake or cupcakes with darling Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake Decorations from Holly Cupcake.
Serve the foods that the Caterpillar ate:
- chocolate cake
- ice cream cones
- Swiss cheese
- cherry pie
Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower Supplies:
6. Winnie The Pooh
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. – Winnie The Pooh
There are many cute Winnie The Pooh quotes such as As Soon As I Saw You, I Knew An Adventure Was Going To Happen to display at the baby shower.
Give the guests a practical but cute favor. These honey jars don’t have labels so they are easy to personalize.
Winnie The Pooh offers plenty of lovable ideas for hosting an amazing baby shower for a boy from cute Hunny favors to fun games.
Winnie The Pooh Baby Shower Food:
- Tigger tails (cheese puffs)
- lemon cupcakes with bumble bee toppers
- bumble bee cake pops (These are adorable!!)
Winnie The Pooh Baby Shower Games:
Write or decorate quotes from Winnie The Pooh Books for the baby’s room. Ask also the guests to fill out these Wishes for Baby -cards with things they wish such as “I hope you learn to..” and “I hope you travel to…”
Winnie The Pooh Baby Shower Supplies:
7. Zoo, Safari Or Jungle
A fun theme for a boy!
Zoo or Safari Diaper Cake from Dianna’s Diaper Cakes gives you a fantastic color scheme for the baby shower. Imagine all the cute things you can do with this theme from zebra cake to polka dot napkins.
Place a few green plants in the party area, around the dessert and gift tables. Hang green garlands from wall to wall to give the place a jungle look. You’ll love this burlap garland with leaves!
Create centerpieces around safari hats. (This is a set of 24 plastic safari hats.)
Safari Baby Shower Food Ideas:
Serve simple jungle themed food such as juicy fruit: mangoes, bananas, papayas. Make coconut chocolate truffles, cupcakes with monkey toppers or a cake decorated with fruit slice candy. Serve mud cake or dirt pudding with gummy worms.
Delicious lemonade or smoothies are perfect beverages for this jungle theme baby shower.
Safari Baby Shower Games:
Your guest will have a great time matching baby animals (e.g. cub) to the animal name (e.g. tiger). Or playing children’s book emoji game. In this game you try to figure out the book title based on emojis. This printable is safari themed so it works perfectly!
Safari Baby Shower Supplies:
Zoo Diaper Cake: Dianna’s Diaper Cakes
Polka Dot Napkins (green with white dots): Amazon
Safari Baby Shower Swirls and Balloons: Amazon
Baby Animals Matching Game: Amazon
Book Emoji Game: Blue Angle Digitals
Burlap Vine Garland: Amazon
Set of Safari Hats: Amazon
Beautiful colors for a lovely baby shower!
This Elephant Diaper Stroller from Snuggle Up Diaper Cakes is gorgeous. Brave, wild and free!
The soft colors of the lanterns will create a beautiful atmosphere.
Elephant Baby Shower Food:
Peanuts, peanut butter sandwich cookies dipped in blue icing, elephant shaped cookies all go well with this theme. Blue jello with cool whip and an elephant cake topper is a cute treat too.
Elephant Baby Shower Games:
Baby shower activities could include things like “how many peanuts in a jar?”. The mom will love to receive these beautiful elephant onesies decorated by the friends and family. This set has onesies in various sizes all the way to 24 months and it comes with adorable iron on graphics.
If elephants are not your style pick any baby animal for your baby shower theme:
- Baby Tigers
- Baby Giraffes
- Baby Whales
and host the cutest baby shower ever!
Elephant Baby Shower Supplies:
9. Vintage Toys
According to Urban Dictionary vintage is something that is too old to be modern but not old enough to be antique.
Search the attics, thrift shops etc. for Golden Books, wind-up toys such as this awesome retro Ferris Wheel, metal trucks and planes, wooden toys, cabbage patch kids, weebles and use them as decorations and inspiration for cup cake toppers.
Vintage Toy Baby Shower Food:
Make petit fours and decorate them to look like abc blocks. Maybe spell out baby shower or the baby’s name with them. Use Radio Flyer wagon to serve cupcakes or other snacks.
Vintage Toy Baby Shower Games:
Get wind up toys and have a race with them. That will surely bring lots of laughter to this playful nostalgic baby shower. Paint vintage airplane mobile to be used as a decoration in nursery.
Vintage Toy Baby Shower Supplies:
If you are interested in vintage themes you might want to check out this Vintage Travel Theme Baby Shower.
10. Curious George
One thing I love about kids is their curiosity. George, the little monkey, was curious too. The adventures of George might have been some of the stories that delighted the mom-to-be too when she was a little girl.
The lovable, Curious George provides lots of decoration ideas for an awesome baby shower
- chairs and tables covered with animal pictures
- man with the yellow hat
Curious George Baby Shower Food:
Bananas in every form: banana bread, banana pudding, banana parfait, banana split, banana cream pie, banana muffins, frozen banana treats, banana pancakes, banana shaped candy… you get the picture. Go bananas!
Since Curious George liked balloons, kites, bikes, and art use those themes to inspire you to create the most delicious and amusing treats. Make kite shaped cookies, balloon or pinwheel cupcake toppers, and paint brush pretzel sticks.
Buy the cutest Curious George themed cookies from Little Prince Cookies. You’ll love the way they look. Adorable!!
Tie a chocolate bar or wrapped cookie to an inflated balloon and place on the dessert table or use as a place card and a party favor.
Curious George Baby Shower Games:
Ask the guests to write a note for the baby in a Curious George book. This collection has seven books. You could put one at each table or make a book signing station.
Play pin the banana to George. Or two or three of the many monkey baby shower games.
Curious George Baby Shower Supplies:
Curious George Baby Shower Invitation: Dream A Little Craft
30″ kite in various colors: Amazon Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers: Amazon
Curious George 7 Book Collection: Amazon
Monkey Baby Shower Game Set: Shower That Baby
11. Captain America
Host an action packed baby shower: Captain America!
Decorate the party area with red, white and blue. You might already have items at home to go with this theme. Lot of the 4th of July stuff goes with this theme.
Use this 58×58 shield shaped play mat either as a wall decor or as a table runner for the gift table. The mom to be will happily take the fun play mat home after the shower.
Hang up Captain America Onesies for a fun garland or get creative and use them as centerpiece.
Captain America Baby Shower Food Ideas
Look for food items that are red, white and blue
- Strawberries, marshmallows and blueberries arranged on a round plate to form Captain America’s shield.
- Star shaped cookies
- Captain America onesies cookies
- Round cake with white frosting and red and blue M&M’s arranged to form a shield
Captain America Baby Shower Games:
Have a great time playing pin the star to the shield. Toss star shaped bean bags onto a shield shaped target.
Don’t want to limit yourself to one superhero? You could also do a general superhero theme.
Where To Buy:
Captain America Baby Booties: Funky Knits UK
Captain America Onesies: Amazon
Captain America Onesies Cookies: NY Cookies By Victoria
Captain America Shield Play Mat: Amazon
Captain America Wall Decal: Amazon
12. Where The Wild Things Are
Let the Wild Rumpus Start!! Boys are full of energy and love to explore. These “Where The Wild Things Are” Blocks from Poplar Street Cottage will look amazing as a centerpiece.
Another fun decoration idea is a tree stump planter. Fill it with flowers, baby items etc.
Where The Wild Things Are Baby Shower Food:
Turn any cake into a theme fitting cake by placing this awesome fondant crown cake topper on it (Fancy Sugaron Top). Serve fruit in creative ways: serve them in waffle cones, skewers, brown tree stump bowls etc.
Where The Wild Things Are Baby Shower Games:
You’ll love this Where The Wild Things Are baby shower kit from Helia Design Co (printable). In addition to incredible games it also includes signs to make your shower awesomely entertaining!
You’ll receive signs like “Then far away across the world, he smelled good things to EAT!” and “Please don’t go! We’ll eat you up we love you so!”
A thrilling boy baby shower theme!
Where The Wild Things Are Baby Shower Supplies:
13. Snowman Or Winter Theme
Snowflakes falling, snow crunching under the boots. Walking in the winter wonderland…
Bring the beautiful winter feeling inside with snowflake decorations, snowmen, and snow covered trees. Decorate the tables with pine cones and evergreen branches. Add baby’s-breath flowers in a mason jar along with evergreen.
Though everything in the image is pink you can get the banner in blue to go with a boy baby shower.
Baby It’s Cold Outside Baby Shower Food:
Hot chocolate bar will be a hit at this awesome Baby It’s Cold Outside baby shower. Top the cupcakes with cute mitten and snow flake cake toppers. Serve vanilla candy coated pretzels and powdery donuts.
Baby It’s Cold Outside Baby Shower Games:
Have yarn and knitting needles available for those who know how to knit and let them work on making baby mittens during the shower. Print a fun mitten pattern too.
A no sew blanket station will be a hit! The guests can take turns working on a blanket or two.
As with any other baby shower there are cute baby shower game printables available. This winter themed game set from Catch Me Studio is perfect for baby its cold outside baby shower theme.
Reward the winners with cool baby shower game prizes such as fleece blankets, fuzzy socks, scarfs, or mittens. A mug with hot chocolate mix would make a lovely prize or a favor.
Baby It’s Cold Outside Baby Shower Supplies:
Snowman Baby Shower Invitations: Perfect Printable Co
Snow Flakes in 5 sizes: Amazon
Baby It’s Cold Outside Banner: Blue Oak Creations
Mitten and Snow Flake Cup Cake Toppers: Blue Oak Creations
No Sew Blanket: Amazon
Baby It’s Cold Outside Games: Catch Me Studio
Having kids can feel like you are directing a circus. It is fun, it is loud, and there is always some clowning and action going on.
Rent a tent or create a circus inside.
Circus Baby Shower Food Ideas:
Serves animal crackers, cotton candy, peanuts, pop corn, donuts and big lollipops, and cupcakes decorated with clowns, horses and all the fun things you find at circus.
Display the cupcakes in a fun Ferris Wheel cupcake stand.
Circus Baby Shower Games:
Play match the animal with the gestation time from Life In Leaf
Come One, Come All To the Greatest Baby Shower!
Circus Baby Shower Theme Supplies:
15. Mickey Mouse
“Hiya, pal! I’m Mickey! It sure is great that you could join us.” -Mickey Mouse
A couple of hours fun in the house of mouse. It’s going to be fantastic!
These table covers will look great at your Mickey Mouse baby shower or any other party! Hang one up behind the dessert table as a fun backdrop.
Use Mickey Mouse plush toys as centerpieces. Add a baby towel or blanket for Mickey to hold. Hang up lanterns, pom poms and balloons in Mickey Mouse colors: black, red, white, and yellow.
As an easy favor fill a glass jar with red, yellow, white and black candies. Tie a tag with a quote from Mickey: “I sure hope you like it!”
Mickey Mouse Baby Shower Food Ideas:
Oreos come in handy when making yummy treats for this Mickey Mouse Baby Shower!
- Mickey Mouse cupcakes
- Mickey Mouse Cake (Any cake becomes Mickey Mouse when it is decorated with Oreo Mickeys.)
- Mickey Mouse jello treat (bottom layer: red jello, top layer cool whip, place Oreos for ears)
- Strawberries dipped in chocolate
Mickey Mouse Baby Shower Games:
Play the fun Mickey Mouse printable games from Invites On Demand has a fun collection of printable Mickey Mouse games from candy match to what’s in your purse.
Check out also other Easy Baby Shower Games that will make any baby shower fun!
Mickey Mouse Baby Shower Supplies:
Oink, oink here and oink oink there. Old McDonald had a farm and so can you… at least at this farm baby shower. This party is going to be so cute with all the farm related baby shower decorations.
Farm Baby Shower Food Ideas:
- veggies with dip
- pigs in a blanket
- stuffed eggs with a sign “Something Wonderful Is Hatching”
- cow marshmallow pops
Farm Baby Shower Games:
You’ll love this fun printable baby shower game package from Be My Guest Studio. Play games like “Are you my mother?” and “They do what?” A fun game about baby traditions around the world. The illustrations on these printables are cute!
Farm Baby Shower Supplies:
If barnyard animals are not what you are looking for, host a rustic farm style baby shower.
Rustic country style is now in and for a good reason. It is awesome! These lovely colors go with anything. With burlap, lace, and brown, cream and soft blue colors you can create a memorable baby shower.
Where To Buy:
Baby Boy Rustic Shower Set: Magic Party Designs
17. Bun In The Oven
Who can resist fresh baked cinnamon buns!!
Warm, cozy, and delicious are some of the words that come in my mind when I think about this bun in the oven baby shower theme. The guests will love the welcoming, homey atmosphere of this baby shower theme.
The cute Bun In The Oven Game is from from Wee Lil Favors.
It is easy to come up with decoration ideas for this baby shower.
- rolling pins
- pot holders
- toy oven
- tiny ovens to hold favors
- ovens made out of graham crackers
Bun In The Oven Baby Shower Food:
As you know, I’m going to suggest serving cinnamon buns and delicious buns filled with chicken salad, ham and cheese. A hot cup of coffee or tea would also be lovely.
I have seen fun versions of this shower as Bun In the Oven, Burgers on the Grill. Perfect theme for co-hosted baby shower.
Bun In The Oven Baby Shower Games:
Besides playing the bun in the oven game from Wee Lil Favors, you could bake together. Make cinnamon rolls, buns, cookies or whatever sounds good to you.
And if you do the outdoor BBQ, set up lawn games in addition to playing other games.
Bun In The Oven Baby Shower Supplies:
A baby minion is on his way!
Minions from Despicable Me is another fun, energetic baby shower theme for boys. Bright blue and yellow are the perfect colors for this baby shower filled with cute minions from cupcake toppers to marshmallow pops.
Where To Buy:
Yellow and Blue Pom Poms: Amazon
19. Rubber Ducky Or Bath Time Baby
A baby boy baby shower centered around a squeaking awesome rubber ducky theme. This bath time baby shower is so cute. Put rubber ducks in glass bowls filled with water or blue gems and use as centerpieces.
Other decoration ideas include
- a baby bathtub filled with baby items like towels shampoo and bath toys
- ducky diaper cake
- bath time diaper wreath
- wash cloth bouquet
Bath Time Baby Shower Food:
Serve blue jello topped with whipped cream and a duck cupcake topper. These duck picks from Party Eleganza are adorable and would look fun as cake decorations too. The cake could have blue frosting and whipped cream dollops as bubbles.
Bath Time Baby Shower Games:
Prepare bath bombs together. Hide ducks in the party area and whoever finds most is the winner.
Bath Time Baby Shower Supplies:
20. Harry Potter
A magical baby boy theme for a cute tiny muggle. Host the baby shower in the Great Hall or in a common room the mom-to-be belongs to. You’ll find these Harry Potter party decoration ideas for common rooms helpful in creating the right atmosphere.
This Harry Potter baby shower bundle from My Porch Prints has printables for invitations, games, signs, cupcake toppers, decorations and more. It will help you to host a stunning baby shower for welcoming a new baby muggle or wizard.
Harry Potter Baby Shower Food Ideas:
Serve butterbeer and intriguing Harry Potter party food such as owl cupcakes and chocolate frogs.
Harry Potter Baby Shower Games
You might also like these Harry Potter activity ideas for your baby shower.
Harry Potter Party Supplies:
Baby Shower Themes for Boys 21-37
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