If you are looking for baby shower ideas for boys, you’re probably finding a lot of the same old thing. When planning this baby shower, I turned to Pinterest for some ideas, but ultimately ended up drawing inspiration from Target and Minted.
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Games + Invitations
I was shopping around at Target for baby shower ideas for boys, and wound up finding the perfect mint green and rose gold baby shower games. From there, I went over to Minted.com to look for coordinating baby shower invitations and ended up going with the an invitation with navy blue, tan, metallic rose gold and mint green. The “Spring Shower Foil-Pressed Baby Shower Invitations” were a perfect fit for our shower.
Centerpieces: My mom and I scrambled at the last minute to come up with natural looking centerpieces. Our original plan was to do something with succulents, but we weren’t able to put together our succulent centerpieces in time. Our plan B was to grab floral arrangements from Costco, Safeway or the local flower shop, but nothing looked like what we were after. So, I went into my backyard and picked these water-loving plants and some hot pink hydrangeas and placed them in mason jars with some burlap ribbon wrapped around the jars. Although we didn’t have the rose gold in the arrangements, pink worked just fine.
Table Decor: The venue we booked for the baby shower had burlap tablecloths which worked perfectly for our theme. We didn’t want to overdue the table decor, so we did very minimal table decor using the centerpieces, mint green napkins, a few rose gold shimmery polka dots and a baby shower scratch off game at each place setting. We also placed a small mason jar drinking glass at each place setting.
Wall Decor: Thanks to Target, we were able to find a rose gold “baby” balloon which served as the wall centerpiece for the dessert and baby shower game prize table. This table was actually a built-in bar that the venue had and worked as the perfect dessert serving area. We also found hanging wooden letters that spelled the baby’s name, R I V E R, from Hobby Lobby and used twine and 3M hooks to hang the name on the wall.
We found all of our games in the Dollar Spot at Target. They were all mint green and rose gold and really made things easier for us. Games are my favorite part of attending a baby shower, so it was really important to me to have a lot of games. The games we played were Baby Bingo, Baby Scratchers, What’s in her Purse, Baby Babble, and Who Will Baby Look Like. We also did a diaper raffle and had a cute Dreams & Aspirations board for people to leave notes for the parents-to-be.
Baby Shower Favors
Going with the natural theme, we went with succulents which we found locally for $1 each. We found these mini clay pots at Dollar Tree (3/$1) and tied Minted’s “Minimal Mod Wedding Favor Tags” on each favor.
Lunch + Dessert
The venue prepared a delicious homemade roasted red pepper hummus to serve as our appetizer, and we ordered two platters of sandwiches (chicken salad on croissants, and club sandwiches on ciabatta). We ordered mini bundtini cakes from Nothin’ Bundt Cakes which were a huge hit and were gone so fast.
When searching for baby shower ideas for boys, I noticed that lots of people used teepees somewhere within their decor. I already had this 8 ft white teepee from Pacific Play Tents, so we decided to make that our gift area. Everyone loved it! This was also the same teepee I used for the baby shower photos for the mommy-to-be.