From invites and activities to food and decor ideas, the heavy lifting is done for you! We've put together some of our favorite sunshine themed baby shower decor, fabulous invitations and even some of our favorite party food recipe links so you finally have a one stop shop to get your party planning done in no time. 

From invites and activities to food and decor ideas, the heavy lifting is done for you! We've put together some of our favorite sunshine themed baby shower decor, fabulous invitations and even some of our favorite party food recipe links so you finally have a one stop shop to get your party planning done in no time. 

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In charge of throwing a baby shower but don't know where to start, or have time to plan the epic one that your mama-to-be deserves? We're here to help! From invites, to decor, activities and food, we've got it all planned out for you.

This is the first post of our all-in-one party plan series! From baby showers to birthdays, bachelorette parties to bridal showers we're hooking you up with a one-stop-shop to get it done right. Be sure to follow us on social media (links below) to be in the know as new plans are published, you might just find one you LOVE for your big day! 

Invitations and matching printables are all designed by me to fit perfectly with the given theme. Some cost a small fee so they can be customized for your big day, others are free printables that you can edit/write-in your own information.

The matching images of decor and extras are actually links to where you can find these fabulous items! So no more searching endlessly on pinterest and trying to find a decent Amazon or Etsy seller to find you the goods. Some of these are affiliate links, meaning we may make a small commission when you purchase something through that link. Some of these links we aren't making anything off of, we just love them enough to include them anyways! 

Have an idea for a party/theme you'd like to see? Contact us or leave it in the comments below!  

The Invites

These invites are available in pink, blue and purple and can be customized with your information. Click on the images below to be directed to our products page where you can purchase these affordable printable downloads. Simply fill out the form, we'll update the invitation with your information and email you the printable pdf file. You get to save on printing/cutting by finding the best option in your area!

 Available in pink, blue and purple, these customizable sunburst invitations are the perfect modern addition to your sunshine themed baby shower!

Available in pink, blue and purple, these customizable sunburst invitations are the perfect modern addition to your sunshine themed baby shower!

 
 Adding a book request card is a cute way to stock the new baby's library and give the mama-to-be something more useful than your average greeting card.

Adding a book request card is a cute way to stock the new baby's library and give the mama-to-be something more useful than your average greeting card.

 A simple registry card can be added to the invite by hole-punching and tying with a matching ribbon. 

A simple registry card can be added to the invite by hole-punching and tying with a matching ribbon. 

 Hole punch and tie with matching ribbon to bring all of your invitation elements together in one adorable package. 

Hole punch and tie with matching ribbon to bring all of your invitation elements together in one adorable package. 

 

Free Activity Download

You guys. I LOVE this baby shower game/activity/whatever you want to call it! They did this at my shower and I just had to read them before I tucked them away in a plastic container for Bdubs' 18th birthday. I laughed. I cried. It was awesome. Contact us for the blue or purple version.

 Click the image for an instant download of your How I Met Your Mother pdf printable.

Click the image for an instant download of your How I Met Your Mother pdf printable.

 
 Click the image for an instant download of your How I Met Your Mother pdf printable.

Click the image for an instant download of your How I Met Your Mother pdf printable.

 A frame for our free printable sign and cute jars to hold pens makes for an adorable station for guests to leave a fun message for baby's 18th birthday. 

A frame for our free printable sign and cute jars to hold pens makes for an adorable station for guests to leave a fun message for baby's 18th birthday. 

 

The Necessities

Combine yellow, pink, white, gray and clear accessories for a fun and inviting look.  Less is more in the decor department. A banner, a cluster of balloons, pinwheels or poms and creative food/drink displays will go a long way. My favorite way to decorate for a shower is to use items off their registry as decor. Hang onesies using string and clothespins. Create a fun display with bath toys/accessories. Gifting some cute nursery decor? Use it as a baby shower decoration! My mom was the queen of doing this for both my bridal and baby showers (see pictures below). 

Baby Shower Guest Book Table
Registry items as decor
Baby Shower Decor
 

Check out some of our party picks from Amazon by clicking the images below (affil.). We love the "You Are My Sunshine" journal for a guest-book, advice book or to simply record gifts in and let the mama-to-be use in the future! 

 

The Food

Whether you decide to cater it in or do it yourself, plan for easy-to-eat finger food that people can go back to throughout the party to keep things moving and laid back. Lunds and Byerlys has amazing food options and the displays are on point. All you have to do with this beautiful and delicious food is just set it out.

 Fresh fruit, meats, cheeses, crackers, cold roasted vegetables and dip, grilled pineapple chicken skewers, and caprese skewers provide a well rounded spread for mama-to-be and friends.

Fresh fruit, meats, cheeses, crackers, cold roasted vegetables and dip, grilled pineapple chicken skewers, and caprese skewers provide a well rounded spread for mama-to-be and friends.

If you want to do it yourself, be sure to plan foods that you can make/prep ahead and minimize the amount of work you need to do in the kitchen the day of. Combine store bought items with semi-homemade items to make it easy on yourself. Some ideas...

Mimosa/Momosa Bar

Set out a variety of juices, fresh fruit and mixers. For some cute mimosa bar inspiration, checkout Unoriginal Mom. Don't forget some non-alcoholic ginger beer for an added bubbly for the mama-to-be! 

 Include alcoholic and non-alcoholic bubbly options, fresh fruit and a variety of juices to make the perfect mom-osa bar. 

Include alcoholic and non-alcoholic bubbly options, fresh fruit and a variety of juices to make the perfect mom-osa bar. 

Something Sweet

Skip the formal cake and set out a variety of sweet treats in a dessert bar! From chocolate covered strawberries, to individual tartlets, cake bites, cookies and donuts - the possibilities are endless!  Looking to make killer cupcakes or mini cakes? Use the batter of our favorite Carrot Cake Recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes
 Mini cakes and cookies provide the perfect sweet treat for guests to snack on throughout the party.

Mini cakes and cookies provide the perfect sweet treat for guests to snack on throughout the party.

Charcuterie Board

Because everyone loves meat and cheese. Here's everything you need to know about building a first-class charcuterie board from Food and Wine.

Eat Your Vegetables

Most moms-to-be (and women in general in that baby-making age range) are trying to eat healthy most of the time and that means lots of veggies! But how boring is the standard veggie tray? The carrots and tomatoes get eaten and the raw broccoli and cauliflower sit out and go bad. Spruce things up with a cold roasted vegetable platter with an herbed yogurt dipping sauce. Not sure how to do that?  Try this recipe from Ree Drummond of the Food Network

Whatever Mom-to-Be is Craving!

Ask your soon-to-be-mama what she's been craving lately! You could design an entire spread around her cravings or just include a couple of them that you think most people might enjoy as well. Whether it's bagels and cream cheese, finger sandwiches, pickles and chips - a personal touch letting the person of honor know you've got them can go a long way! 


Do you have/know of products that would fit this sunshine themed baby shower perfectly? Contact us to let us know so we can include it in our post! 

Did you use this plan for your baby shower? Send us some pics of your big day! 

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