Fun Facts about September Born Babies

Due in September Tee Shirt
Due in September Tee Shirt
Due in September from Cafe Press

September is the 9th month of the year and marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and the start of spring in the Southern hemisphere. Here are some fun facts about babies born in September.

The equinox (Mabon (autumn) or Ostara (spring) in the pagan wheel of the year) falls between the 21st and 24th. It is a wonderful time to have a child and can be a magical birth month in either hemisphere. Autumn is a time of change; as colorful leaves fall from the trees, refreshing breezes stir the still, hot air of summer, promising possibility. Spring is also a time of change and carries with it the seeds of renewal and new life. The name September comes from the Latin septem for seven, since this was the seventh month of the Roman calendar. September is a time for fun; the American football season begins in September, and September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  (I’m not kidding!)

September has several birth flowers, the forget-me-not, the morning glory, and the aster. Forget-me-not represents love and memories, aster represents love as well, and morning glory represents unrequited love. These are all very passionate flowers. The birth stone for the month is the sapphire. Sapphire is usually envisioned as a blue stone but also comes in green, pink, purple, and clear. The blue sapphire in particular represents clarity of thought, intuition, and peacefulness. In traditional medicine it is used to treat fevers and reduce inflammation. Black sapphire is seen as a grounding and protecting stone. Sapphire reduces anxiety and procrastination and gives the wearer luck. So to sum up, the birth flowers and stone for September represent both passionate emotion and clarified thought.

The zodiac signs for September include Virgo (August 23-September 22) and Libra (September 23-October 22). Virgo is a mutable earth sign which is ruled by the planet Mercury. Virgos are well known for their industrious, reliable natures. If a Virgo is given a task, as a child or as an adult, he or she will work toward completion and excellence of that task. Virgos seek the same excellence in their interpersonal relationships as they do in their work and studies, but do tend toward being more critical of other people than they are of themselves. What do Virgos look for in others? Virgos seek stability, and this is true in the workplace and in the home as well. If your baby is a Virgo, it will be your job to provide a stable environment as he or she grows up. When your child becomes an adult, that stability will be carried on to his or her own home. A couple of famous Virgos include Mother Theresa (August 27) and Michael Jackson (August 29).

If your newborn is a Libra, he or she will have very clear ideas of what is right or wrong, and will seek for balance in interpersonal relationships. Libras work toward harmony at home and at work, and are very interested in the people around them. If you have a Libra child, make sure to remember that he or she may not express everything in the interest of preserving the peace—so you should take extra care that he or she is truly happy. Famous Libras include John Lennon (October 9) and Truman Capote (September 30). Both Virgos and Libras are very harmonious signs, so you can look forward to a balanced and personable child!  I hope you have enjoyed reading this month’s baby fun facts.

4 Baby Shower Themes for Boys

Are you eager to welcome your bouncing baby boy into the world? Before you hold his first birthday party, mommy can gather her friends for a customary gathering celebrated by moms and friends—the baby shower!  This article features 4 baby shower themes for boys.  It’s been quite a while since we featured this previous article on baby shower themes for boys.

Selection of baby shower themes has often been tricky, depending on who will be arranging the celebration. There are so many things to take note of and accomplish when it comes to the preparations. You would have to consider the baby shower decorations, the baby shower invitations, the guest list, thank you cards, supplies, games, and baby shower party favors, to name a few. This is because the occasion is not just to celebrate the coming of the baby but also to commemorate the joy of the woman’s transition to motherhood.

If you or the celebratory mom is already expecting a boy, we invite you to try out some of these baby boy shower themes. All you need to remember is that most of the necessities in carrying out a successful baby shower are typically the same, regardless of the theme. The most important thing is that you customize the celebration based on the guests and the mom’s taste, so that you will all have a good time.

Jungle Baby Shower Theme

Jungle Theme Stamps from Zazzle.com
You Can Even Get Jungle Themed Stamps from Zazzle.com

A jungle theme for a baby shower is easy to organize because you will mostly be needing plush animal toys, animal-related food entrees, greenery, and centerpieces that are reminiscent of wildlife. In addition, you can set your party outdoors, like the garden, so you already have the backdrop of greenery around you.

For a unique take on the jungle theme, you can opt to have a safari blue theme, which is similar to the jungle theme only you will put blue as a dominant color in your scheme. This mostly serves to make it obvious that this baby shower theme is for a baby boy. Put in centerpieces and other important baby shower supplies in blue so that these aspects will be accentuated.

Monkey Baby Shower Theme

Baby showers featuring a monkey theme have also been popular with would-be moms, mainly because you can be very creative in throwing these kinds of parties. You’d think that this theme would be very restricting since it would be focusing on just one animal, but from the baby shower invitations to the decorations, you can go wild and unique with ideas.

For example, instead of opting for the usual written or stationery-like invitations, why not make a banana-shaped invite for a change? Or you can make a monkey-head cut-out to make it more interesting for your guests.

As for the baby shower decorations, you can go for little monkey banners or paper bananas hanging on clotheslines or thin ropes along the walls. Another tip for those who are on the budget—bananas make the best centerpieces for monkey themed baby showers, and it can also make a light snack for those who can’t wait for lunch.

Lil’ Baby Cakes has three Monkey Themed Diaper Cakes you may be interested in to match this fun and popular theme.

Sweet Prince Baby Shower Theme

Sweet Prince Invitations
Sweet Prince Baby Shower Invitation from MyPaperShop.com

To welcome their baby boy, some moms may want to try out the sweet prince baby shower theme, where you can all dress up as queens and ladies-in-waiting for an afternoon. It does not have to be a formal celebration. Light but colorful sundresses or casual pants and blouses would be good dress code, to keep with a “prince” baby theme.

This theme would be perfect if your house has a pergola that can be decorated to look like a part of a castle. The party can then be held outside, with chairs and tables arranged around the pergola for it to look like a small gathering of royalty.

For your baby shower party favors, you can have a crystal baby figurine that looks like a little prince or a small glass crown figure. You can glue this to a small pillow for a more regal effect.

Precious Bear Blue Baby Shower Theme

Bear themes for baby showers can be done for either boys or girls, but if you make the color blue more dominant in the party, it will surely send the right message. The good thing about this theme is that, similar to the monkey theme, you can choose to customize the way you set the decorations and do the baby shower favors.

For example, you can choose from the different habitats of the various bears around. You can choose to go with pandas and bamboo shoots, which will bring a more peaceful and Zen feel to the party. A polar bear will bring you to the North Pole, and some fake snow and an ice sculpture as centerpiece is not so shabby for your guests, too. You can also go with the traditional teddy bear of which there are numerous possibilities. Adopt an existing bear selection or create your own and your baby shower shower ideas featuring a bear would be endless.  You can also check this site for  additional baby bear shower ideas.

These are just some of the baby boy shower themes that you can throw for a new mom who is expecting a boy to join the family. Always remember that the important thing with baby showers is that the guests and especially the mom will have a good time, because memories from this day will forever be remembered, documented, and treasured.

Tips for a Successful Owl Themed Baby Shower

Throwing baby showers is just a little bit harder than throwing a birthday party solely because of the theme. Of course, with birthday parties, you already know if it’s a boy or a girl who will be celebrating for. With baby showers, you have to either risk a gender-friendly themed design or a neutral but personalized baby shower.

Owl Baby Shower Invitation
Owl Baby Shower Invitation from Tiny Prints

The safest way to go about it is the second method, because there are several baby shower themes that you can choose from that still gives a neutral vibe without taking out the fun in color schemes, centerpieces, and decoration. One of these themes is an owl themed baby shower.

You think that it would be hard to come up with a good design and set-up for a theme that revolves on just one bird—and one that is commonly brown in color. In fact, anything owl related may be a hardball to pull off, especially with the way you seem to be limited with the color, invitation designs, cake samples, and decoration. But when it comes to owl themed baby showers, you have to remember that all of the designs are open for interpretation. And you can easily make owls into fun characters for a create a personalized baby shower.  You can start with owl themed baby shower invitations to get the process started.

Owl decors

The next thing to remember when it comes to owl themed baby showers is that you need to decide on the main colors and design of the theme. Since it is a baby shower, it is much better to use owls that have big cute eyes and colorful feathers, so that your baby shower will have a nice festive feel to it.

Brown has always been a staple color when it comes to realistic owls, but let’s face it—this is a baby shower, and you’re not restricted by realism or art. What you want is to make the decorations and color scheme fitting to a joyous occasion.

As for the owl decoration that you will use, opt for those that look like they’re straight from a cartoon. You can easily create your own cartoon owl characters. The good thing about going with a cartoon owl is that you will lessen the notion that owls are serious creatures, hence the correlation of the party having a stiff atmosphere.

You can go with pastel colors to make a variety of owls, or go with just two to three major colors which you can mix and match and use for the colors of your utensils, decorations, and other supplies.

Owl colors and the cake

Owl Diaper Cake as Baby Shower Centerpiece
You Can Use our Owl Diaper Cake as a Baby Shower Centerpiece

Now that you have decided on the main color of your party theme, it’s time that you worry about the centerpiece of the show. Similar to birthday parties, it is also fun to have a nice cake centerpiece.

If you already have a menu, you don’t have to revamp the ideas just because you have an owl theme. Bear in mind that a theme usually adds decoration. To unify the theme, just add accessories and a small paper mache owl on the glass rim. On the table, you can put in owl toy plushies or have those festive banner cut-outs in the shape of owls.

When it comes to your centerpiece, it would be nice if you can have your cake personalized and made to look like a cartoon owl. In a previous blog post we showed an example of our owl diaper cake that uses a very colorful and baby shower friendly plush owl that certainly can be used as a baby shower centerpiece if you don’t want to use an edible cake.  If you prefer an edible cake, there are many stores that accept cake orders. Tell them specifically what kind of color and shade you will need and what design you would need to have on the cake. You can choose to go with just a picture of an owl on the flat surface or an entirely creative cake that’s part edible, part artwork.

Owl Decorated Cookies
Owl Decorated Cookies from Sweetopia.net

For those who want a different kind of centerpiece tiny owl cupcakes or owl cookies are adorable and they can be a unique way to decorate your table. You can use food coloring to match your cookies with your color scheme but still maintain the flavors that you want. To make them look like owls, you can use whipped cream and little chocolate bits for the eyes—just pop them in the oven for a few minutes.

Baby shower favors and other supplies

For a more creative approach, use your art skills to put owl eyes on the colorful balloons. Add plumes which you can buy cheaply in bulks. These plumes can be side decorations on the table or they can be attached to the string of the balloons to make a more snazzy-looking owl balloons.

Another important thing that you should not forget with baby showers would be the baby shower favors. Some of the common baby shower favors are figurines or small cupcakes that can be the perfect and dainty token for your guests.

However, since you’re already going with an owl theme, it is best to use that theme until the end, even for your baby shower favors. You can use some of the owl cookies or cupcakes as a nice token. Just remember to wrap them in nice packages. Or you can also opt to go with finding a cheap owl figurine that goes well with your overall scheme.

This way, it will show that you have planned the perfect baby shower because you took everything into consideration.

Saving tips

All of these ideas seem easy to execute, but if you’re on a tight budget, it may need a little tweaking. For instance, instead of ordering a cake, why not try creating your own cake?

If you have an oven at home, you can easily whip up your own owl cake—which is better because you can ensure that the icing and cake decors match your overall color scheme. There are several cake designs and recipes on the Internet that you can follow. Just make sure that you follow the recipe or have someone with you while baking.

As much as you can, follow the looks for a less designer approach—if you can create your own materials, it makes for a more personalized owl themed baby shower display.