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Check out these trendy and modern baby shower ideas for new moms. This ultimate list covers everything from invitations to decorations and cakes! 

I love celebrating babies and I LOVE a cute party theme!

With that in mind, this post is all about the cutest modern baby shower ideas and themes from fellow bloggers.

I know you’ll love these creative and inspiring ideas for new moms as much as I did! 

Pro Tip: Check the Dollar Store for inexpensive party decor and basic items that can be used to DIY unique party elements without breaking the bank.

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What happens at a baby shower?

Baby showers can vary so much from person to person, so I love seeing how different moms choose to celebrate their babies and show their creativity.

Most moms include some of the following:

  • Food, ranging from a full meal to snacks or desserts
  • Activities for guests like decorating onesies or blocks for the new baby
  • Games like word scrambles, baby item price guessing, or how much do you know about the mom to be
  • Words of advice, either on a baby book or on diapers during all of those late-night changes
  • A party favor for guests like a treat, flower, or pamper item

Whatever you do, make sure it’s something that suits your personality and will keep your guests engaged.

These modern shower themes provide lots of inspiration for new moms to get your creative juices flowing!

Ocean, Beachy & Tropical Themes

Whale Themed Baby Boy Shower

Modern baby shower with whale theme and blue accents.

Check out this super sweet whale themed baby shower from Hello Island Mama. What a cute theme idea for a baby boy!

I love the blue tones in the decorations and the clever party activities.

The “He”rshey bar favors are such a great idea that could be tweaked and used for a girl themed shower as well. 

Aloha Themed Boy Baby Shower

Modern baby shower collage with tropical theme.

How fun is this Aloha Themed Shower from Tonya Michelle!

She shares so many cute baby boy shower ideas and decorations.

The gold accents make this theme super chic and special. I especially loved the idea she had for decorating onesies as a party activity. 

Super Chic, Feminine & Boho Baby Shower Themes

Desert Themed Girl Baby Shower

Girly baby shower themes for new moms.

I loved this desert themed baby girl sprinkle from Cammeo Head to Toe. 

This is such a unique theme with a great color scheme. The party favors are cute succulent pots and I can’t get over the fun signs and modern baby shower games. 

Girly Boho Baby Shower

Boho Themed Girl Baby Shower Ideas

This is another boho baby girl shower theme from SS Heart.

If you’re looking for summer baby shower themes, this is such a fun option. The cake has to be one of the cutest I’ve ever seen!

Pink and Gold Baby “Sprinkle”

Modern baby shower theme with Pink and Gold accents and donuts.

Check out this Pink and Gold Baby Sprinkle from The Samantha Show.

What’s a baby sprinkle, you ask?

After having more than one kid of the same gender, you might not need a full-on shower. A baby “sprinkle” is a smaller, more intimate party for “repeat” moms.

What a sweet idea and precious theme.

Modern Bohemian Mother Blessing

Bohemian Baby Shower Ideas for new moms.

If you’re looking for unique and elegant baby shower ideas, here’s another twist on the traditional baby shower.

How special is this idea for a Modern Bohemian Mother Blessing from Navigating Parenthood!

I had never heard of a mother’s blessing before reading this experience, but I love the idea of this practice.

Instead of focusing more on the party and activities, it’s more about celebrating the mother’s transition into motherhood with, “well wishes, song, poetry, and pampering”.

Who wouldn’t love that!

Outdoorsy & Adventure Baby Showers

Gender Neutral Woodland Themed Shower

Woodland Boy Baby Shower Ideas for new moms.

I think this Woodland themed baby shower from Modest Style could be cute for a boy or girl.

I adore the book signing idea for a baby shower activity. I think it’s such a sweet gift and reminder of loved ones as baby gets older and it encourages an early love for reading. 

Where the Wild Things Are 

Modern Where the Wild Things Are Baby Shower Theme

Here’s a cute Where the Wild Things Are Shower from SS Heart.

This is another book inspired shower that has such a cute theme.

I love the banner and backdrop for this party. The modern baby shower invites are a perfect touch and I think this shower wins for the most creative party favor. A “from our shower to yours” soap bar!

Fun Adventure Themed Shower

Adventure Themed Baby Shower Ideas

You’ll love this Adventure themed baby shower from Aratari At Home.

It’s such a cute idea to use a tepee for the gift station.

I also like the rustic touches included in this theme. If you already have farmhouse decor, this would be an easy theme to DIY.

Cabin Woodland Theme

More Woodland Baby Shower Theme Ideas

Check out this Woodland Themed Baby Shower from Aratari At Home.

This party includes a clothesline banner with baby clothes for mom to take home.

The words of wisdom and “design a block” activities are also great touches.

Food-Themed Baby Shower Ideas

Simple Summer Brunch Baby Shower

Brunch Boy Baby Shower Ideas

I love a good food-themed party. This idea for a Summer Brunch Baby Shower Theme from Katie Crenshaw is right up my alley.

She used minimalist decorations that are just the right amount of flair for a sophisticated get-together.

This is one of the baby shower themes neutral lovers will really appreciate. You could easily change this up with pink accents for a girl themed shower.

Yummy Bagel Themed Shower

Bagel Themed Baby Shower

If you’ve been searching for unique boy baby shower themes, you’ll love this next idea.

I have never seen a Baby Shower Bagel Bar, but can’t imagine why I’ve never thought of it. How yummy!

This idea is from The Okayest Moms.

Super Sweet Donuts Themed Shower

Donut Themed Baby Shower Ideas.

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love this donuts themed shower from Chasing McAllisters.

I can’t get over the feminine touches with the fine china and hints of pink. The chalkboards and chalkboard banner are also great touches!

IVF Donuts + Bagels Baby Shower

IVF Donuts + Bagel Baby Shower

Bagels AND donuts? Yes, please!

For those who have had to endure the incredibly emotional process of IVF, you definitely deserve to double down on your party theme and celebrate big!

I love the photo timeline that documents all the special moments of this love-filled journey and the wild flower seeds + hair tie party favors!

Saturday Brunch Theme

Summer Brunch Baby Shower

Here’s a Saturday Brunch Baby Shower from Hey, It’s Jenna.

This is another great theme idea for spring or summer. I really like the underlying garden vibe as well. It feels so fresh and inviting, perfect for a new beginning.

Gender Neutral Winter Themed Baby Shower

Gender Neutral Winter Baby Shower Ideas

Here’s a cute winter themed shower from Lindsay’s Sweet World.

If you’re having your baby around the holidays, this is a great theme idea that could potentially save you some time decorating.

My favorite part of this cute, baby shower theme is the Hot Chocolate Bar. The Marshmallows and Peppermint Stick Stirrers were served in cute little bags!

Want More?

If you love party planning, be sure to check out these 30 adorable first birthday party ideas to celebrate your little one turning a year old.

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Wednesday 15th of January 2020

Thanks so much for including us! All of these ideas are so fun!


Wednesday 15th of January 2020

You're welcome Heather!

Ashley Ziegler

Thursday 24th of October 2019

So many cute themes and ideas!! :) I have a couple of baby showers coming up next month and I'm so excited! :) I love parties!!! Also, I love that you always suggest the dollar store. Sometimes (most of the time I guess) I forget that you can get basic party supplies and even cute stuff at the dollar store and you don't need to spend a fortune!!


Thursday 24th of October 2019

Thank you Ashley!! There are so many good finds at the dollar store! Totally possible to throw an amazing party on a budget!