How to Throw the Best Jungle Themed Baby Shower

Are you looking for a baby shower theme where you can utilize your creativity and be assured that your guests will have a good time? Look no further because jungle themed baby showers have become a hit because of the many options for decoration, food, favors, and game ideas that are available for this tropical baby shower.

A jungle themed baby shower gives you a variety of ideas for the special day because you can choose which aspect of the jungle to focus on. For example, you can have an all-animal theme where you can use various animals as part of your decorations, supplies, and food items. You can also just pick one animal from the jungle and use a jungle backdrop for photo sessions and all your other activities. One good example would be to choose the monkey as your main jungle animal and have bananas and little monkeys on the forefront of your party.

Whatever aspect you may focus on, this guide will help you arrange a great baby shower if you ever choose to use a jungle theme to execute your celebration.

Jungle animal themed shower ideas

Safari Diaper Cake
Use this Diaper Cake as a Baby Shower Centerpiece

Decorating a jungle themed baby shower is pretty easy especially if you already have a bunch of animal plush toys hanging around the house. You first have to decide on the colors that you will be using as backdrop. Always remember the three-color rule for decorations so you will still have a nice focus without the risk of making the party colors into a monotone mix.

Once you have this decided, you can move on to choosing the baby shower centerpieces and banners which you will be decorating the baby shower with. You might want to bring the party outside to the garden since you will already have the greenery, plants, and palm trees to enhance the entire look.  Lil Baby Cakes also offers several animal themed designs you can choose from including our 4 Tier Safari Giraffe Theme Diaper Cake.

Set up your tables with centerpieces with a nice bonsai plant and top that with a nice animal plush toy or figurines which you can buy in stores. This will give you a safari or jungle feel for your guests. Another way to do this would be to put fruits like bananas, apples, and oranges on the table along with animal figurines. Not only are these inexpensive, but they will surely add color to your surroundings without ruining the color scheme of the baby shower.

Jungle themed food ideas

To have a focused baby shower, even your baby shower food should go with the theme. This can be easily done with the proper menu and right tableware. If you have extra budget, buy some jungle-inspired plates, cups, and napkins.

While your guests are waiting, serve them some snacks that they can munch on. Animal crackers are a good way to set the jungle party mood, but you can also go for banana chips, jelly beans, and chocolate bits that have the same color as your motif.

For your main dishes, get creative by naming the entrees with jungle related names, such as spaghetti rope vines or Madagascar macarons. You can also serve food options that are cut into animal shapes like cookies or even sandwiches. These finger food items will surely be a hit among your guests.

As for drinks, you can go with flavors that have the same color as your background. Green apple flavored drinks or shakes along with yellow mango juices will make great fruit juice drinks for your baby shower. If you want to serve colas, you can always go with dark toned sodas and add vanilla ice cream on top to make them into a nice brown color. Soda ice cream floats will also be a hit if you will hold your baby shower on a hot summer day.

Safari baby shower games

When you come up with games during baby showers, try to make them as unique and as related to the theme as possible. Two good party games for a jungle theme baby shower would be a guessing game and a naming game.

The first guessing game will involve a party bags either printed with animals or a normal brown paper bag, different baby items all with animal or safari prints, and handkerchiefs for blindfolding. You can choose how many of your guests will join this game. The mechanics are simple. Your guests will have to reach into the bags and correctly guess as many items as they can within the time limit. The guest that guesses the most number of correct items wins the game.

The second game would be naming the babies of animals. You have to prepare a list of animals with their corresponding baby’s names. For example, you have chick for hens, eaglets for eagles, tadpoles for frogs, etc. Group your guests into fours or fives and have them list down their answers. The group that gets the most pair-names correctly wins.

Jungle baby shower favors

Lastly, you should not forget about your baby shower favors. Since you are already playing with the idea of jungle animals, you can choose from a variety of premade party favors that are animal shaped. For example, you can go with safari animal baby candles, soaps, or scents, which are perfect for guests who love these bed and bath things.

You can also go with plush toys as souvenirs. Simply tell your guests to pick their favorite plush toys to take home. Then as a formal party favor, give them an animal shaped cupcake packaged nicely with a card to remember the date by.

Or you can also go with the usual baby shower favor—the party bag. Buy a jungle-inspired party bag or have it custom-made to match your theme. Fill it with animal crackers, animal-shaped candies, and other snacks. It’s a nice way to remember what transpired during the baby shower plus it will make a nice snack bag when your friends are going home.

Try out a jungle themed baby shower today and have a roaring good time with family and friends.  As always your comments are welcome.  Let us know what other ideas you have for this popular theme.

Ladybug Themed Baby Shower for Your Baby Girl

Ladybug Diaper Cake
ladybug
Why Not Consider a Ladybug Baby Shower Theme?

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

Ladybug Diaper Cake
Ladybug Diaper Cake from Lil’ Baby Cakes

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!

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.