Is your friend expecting a little girl sometime this season? Are you thinking of the best baby shower theme to make the party festive and to also welcome a cute little girl into the family? Are you out of baby shower favor ideas that are unique and customized but still affordable and fits your budget?
If you are planning on holding a baby shower for the summer season, a ladybug baby shower is one of the most popular themes mostly because it coincides with the summer season. Not only will you have no problems with the setting—this theme can be perfectly executed as an outdoor lunch-out with close friends and family. Obviously, you can still use this theme even if it’s not summer as many nursery themes are based on a ladybug theme and would be used all year round. Either way, this theme would be perfect as a memorable celebration for welcoming a baby girl into the new family.
Use this quick guide to know which preparations should be on the top of your checklist. Here, you will find tips on how to tackle the ladybug theme, how to decorate the ladybug invitations, choosing a ladybug cake (whether an edible cake or a baby diaper cake from us) as the baby shower centerpiece, how to manage your supplies during the party, and how to create baby shower favors that are unique to this baby shower event.
Overall ladybug theme
When you choose a ladybug theme, you can either go with making the theme colors reminiscent of ladybugs—bright red and pastel colors, which can reflect the flowers on which you can find a ladybug on.
If you will take on these colors, try finding shades of pastel pinks and greens and a bright red as the central color. Make sure that when you start buying your supplies, make the red ones should serve as accents on the table. This means that the bigger designs, including the main colors of the cake, the plates, and the glasses can be red or of this shade.
The other colors can serve as your table cloth, your overall decorations, utensils, and such. Since pastel colors are more muted than right red or even black, these will make for a perfect backdrop or table cloth setting.
As an overall theme, make sure that you stick to just a three colors—two muted tones and one that stands out. In addition, when you pick a ladybug baby shower theme, don’t forget that you can also give your party a garden theme, so flowers as part of decorations can be done.
Baby shower invitations
Because the ladybug baby shower idea has been a hit, you can easily find party invitations and other paraphernalia that is exclusively for those who want to use this theme. Just surf through some websites online and you will surely stumble upon ladybug-personalized invitations. Some even come with baby shower invitations-set, which can end up saving you a lot of expenses.
But if you want to utilize your creativity or if you know someone who is willing to do handmade invitations to set your baby shower apart from the rest, one unique thing to do is to try out an origami invitation. This may take more effort depending on the number of guests that you are planning to invite, but this would be a fun way to invite your guests.
You can opt to go with a medium-sized ladybug invitation, one which you can either slip the typewritten invitation with the details in or one that they can deconstruct to find the message inside. This will make for a fun and interactive invitation for your guests.
Baby shower centerpiece
To coordinate with the theme you can choose an edible cake or use our ladybug diaper cake as the baby shower centerpiece. When choosing an edible cake, there are several styles of cakes that you can opt to go with. You can choose a tiered style or sheet cake style decorated to match a ladybug. The trick here is to know if you want a playful cake with different shapes or sizes and has an almost cartoonish appeal to it, or if you want a cake that has a simple round or square cake that is dotted with ladybugs or flowers.
The main thing to remember is that your cake is the centerpiece of your party, so you have to make sure that it both goes well with your decoration but it stands out enough for guests to never miss it on the table.
Utensils, wares, and food
The beauty of baby showers is that you are not restricted to formal setups as can be seen in weddings, but it can also be playful just like birthday parties.
When it comes to your baby shower menu, try to stick with the ladybug theme, so the colors of the food will not clash with your color scheme. For instance, you can have red punch or juice so the pitchers will have a nice central color.
As for the snacks, try going with food that have fruits like strawberries, watermelon, berries, and apples. Match the healthy menu with desserts like chocolate pieces or mocha cakes, so it will give a woody atmosphere because of the brown color.
So this kind of menu will work schedule the baby shower during snack time, so you won’t need heavy meals.
Baby shower favors
Lastly, there are the baby shower favors to consider. Figurines have always been a staple as favors, however, you can take many generic items an make them into a ladybug favor. For instance, you can find cellophane bags with a ladybug imprinted on it. Purchase some of these and fill them with mints, jellybeans, or any other candy item and you’ve just created a simple favor. This will not only make your baby shower memorable but it will also make the perfect complement to the other components of the baby shower.
Hopefully this article has provided some inspiration for the planning of a ladybug themed baby shower. Your comments are always welcome. Good luck with your baby shower planning!