There are few seasons more festive and magical than winter—especially if you're expecting the gift of a new baby! The only thing that can make a winter pregnancy more special is an incredible baby shower suited to your perfect little snowflake. It may be too cold to celebrate outside, but that means more opportunities for cozy gatherings, stunning decor, and festive games.
We've collected our favorite winter baby shower ideas to help you plan the best baby shower, whether you're welcoming a perfect baby penguin or a Valentine's Day lovebug. We'll start with adorable baby shower themes, then give you brilliant ideas for treats, activities, decorations, and more. Every holiday party will be playing second fiddle to your spectacular winter shower.
Continue reading to start planning a baby shower with a cozy vibe that will get everyone excited to meet your sweet winter baby!
Baby! It's Cold Outside
Are you snow excited to meet your new little baby? Try throwing a baby shower with a general winter wonderland theme, complete with a dusting of snow, classic evergreens, unique snowflake mobiles, and a simple, wintery color scheme. Bring a touch of the outside indoors so your loved ones can gather and enjoy this beautiful season without sparing a shiver.
Our favorite touch is a sweet DIY hot cocoa bar, where guests can help themselves to a cozy cup of cocoa with all the fixings. This classic treat is safe for expecting moms, too, so everyone can get in the spirit.
Include a onesie-making station where guests can create a one-of-a-kind onesie inspired by a unique snowflake. Use your Pixsee smart baby monitor to capture a picture of your baby in each guest's creation. They make perfect thank you cards for shower gifts.
Why throw two parties when you can welcome your late December baby with a holiday-themed bash? Combine everything you love about holiday parties, but use it as an excuse to celebrate the sweetest gift of all.
Use a gorgeous Christmas tree as a party centerpiece. You might invite guests to create ornaments for the baby during the festivities. You can also call it a "wishing tree" and ask guests to write and tie their wishes for your baby to each limb.
It might be fun to provide guests with blank "gingerbread babies" and have them decorate a cookie. Rather than conventional candies, provide pink and blue icing and pastel-inspired candies and decorations. The creator of the best-dressed gingerbread baby wins a prize.
Is your New Year's resolution to be the best new parent in the world? You'll love this New Year's inspired baby shower theme. Rather than popping champagne, guests will adore poppin' baby bottles as they welcome your new arrival.
Lean into a sparkly color scheme with champagne-colored cake pops, streamers, confetti, and balloons. Don't forget to incorporate the famous "New Year's Baby" into your decor.
Incorporate your gender reveal into your New Year themed shower with a bang. Give your guests confetti poppers loaded with pink or blue confetti. Have a New Year's Rockin' Eve-inspired countdown, then have guests reveal the baby's gender with a burst of colorful confetti!
There is no sweeter way to welcome a baby girl than with a perfectly pink Valentine's Day-inspired baby shower with all the precious, dainty frills every little girl adores. Fill your treats table with conversation hearts, chocolate-covered strawberries, sprinkle-covered cupcakes, and decadent truffles. A simple heart motif will unify your decorations, turning your venue into a three-dimensional Valentine.
The most famous Valentine's Day baby is naughty Cupid, complete with his bow and love darts. You can lean into a more romantic motif by incorporating red roses and candles into the decor.
For a sweet activity, have guests write a wish for the baby on a piece of decorative origami paper. Provide instructions so they can fold their note into the shape of a heart. Fill up a jar and use it to decorate the baby's nursery.
Oh, Deer! The Baby's Almost Here!
When we think about winter, our mind drifts toward precious woodland animals sleeping snugly in their burrows and caves. Incorporate winter creatures such as deer, foxes, bears, and owls into your shower decor. They look great with a classic birch tree motif, allowing you to embrace the beauty of spare winter lines.
If you love crafty baby shower activities, invite your guests to decorate a sweet hat for your new baby. Include basic supplies like fabric markers or paint. You can also add felt, fabric glue, hot glue, and scissors to invite guests to add adorable animal ears or other appliques and create truly unique gifts for your sweet baby.
Waddle Over and Welcome Our Penguin
If the mom-to-be is waddling, it means her baby penguin is almost ready to make its arrival! Use a simple black and white color scheme and decorate with this adorable, fluffy winter favorite. It's also a fun theme for a "dadchelor party," as penguin dads carry their eggs on their feet!
A penguin-egg relay is a hilarious baby shower game, whether your penguin party is co-ed or dads only. Blow up a balloon and have guests race to the finish line with it nestled between their ankles. If they drop it or pop it, they are disqualified.
If you include the classic baby shower bingo game, use sugar cubes as bingo markers. They look like little ice cubes and add a touch of whimsy to something familiar.
Make Magic With These Winter Baby Shower Ideas
Winter doesn't have to be a long, dark season. A new baby can bring love and light, even on the shortest day of the year. All these winter baby shower ideas can set the stage for an arrival filled with joy and plenty of snuggles.
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