Latest Baby Shower Trends & Unique Popular Themes for 2021.

Latest Baby Shower Trends

We have seen thousands of baby showers, and here is an inside track on what we see trending in our built-in theme gallery and out in the wild world of baby shower themes in general.

When preparing for their WebBabyShower, 83% of customers used a theme provided for them, and in-house data has shown which themes customers gravitated to most in 2020. Of the several available themes, the three that reigned supreme in 2020 were: 

  1. Foxes
  2. Polar Bears 
  3. Teddy Bears
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And while each is adorable in its own way, they’re only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the theme gallery offers. We do an annual survey to all our customers to track trends and update our gallery options.

Best Baby Shower Themes of 2020 

Virtual baby showers are a wonderful option that people have been enjoying for years. And with the social-distancing practices and self-quarantining measures that arose in 2020, online baby showers have only grown more popular.

Over 10,000 satisfied families have enjoyed a WebBabyShower, the first online baby shower available. This means WebBabyShower knows just what makes a successful event and how to keep both the parents or parents-to-be and their guests happy and entertained. 

Part of that comes from picking the perfect theme. So settle in: We’re taking a look at 2021 baby shower themes and the ideas that reigned supreme in 2020! 

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Latest Baby Shower Themes of 2021

Whether in-person or virtual, baby showers were just as festive as they’ve always been in 2020, and that’s certainly the direction 2021 baby showers are going in.

Here are are five baby shower themes to be on the lookout for in 2021:

A World of Woodland Creatures

Babies are the cutest little ones in the universe, but baby foxes and their woodland friends are definitely a close second! 

Cuddly Teddy Bears

Teddy Bears are a staple among childhood comfort items, sometimes loved even more than safety blankets and pacifiers! Give your little one a head start on all the cuddles and playtime to come with this adorable teddy bear-themed shower!  

Sweet as Can Bee

There’s nothing quite as sweet as the feeling of holding a happy, alert newborn baby.  A fun play on words, the “Sweet as Can Bee” theme is a bright, fun nod to all of the precious moments to come between parent and baby.  

Bohemian Baby

The Bohemian theme, which focuses on scaled-back florals, wood decor, and other rustic elements is all the rage these days! Life will become quite hectic once the new baby arrives, so take a moment to enjoy a calm, relaxing afternoon surrounded by touches of nature. 

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Crazy for Candyland

Candyland is a classic game that’s stood the test of time. But it can also become the super sweet (pun intended) theme for a baby shower! 

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As far as virtual baby showers go, you can’t go wrong by using the latest ready-made themes for your WebBabyShower. There are many themes to choose from, such as Lilacs, Storks, and Summer Baby. 


What Is a Good Baby Shower Theme for a Boy?

It’s not always easy to come up with your own ideas about baby showers, so allow us to help you out! 

If you’re adhering to traditional gender roles, then most boy-themed baby showers will be a little scaled back. Think muted blues, grays, and whites. 

But they could also focus on popular male hobbies and interests, like sports and cars — or even superheroes! Here are five popular baby shower themes for a boy.

A Baby Is Brewing 

Parenthood involves so many sleepless nights — especially in the first year of the baby’s life. It’s no secret that parents need to let loose with a beer two once in a while.

The “Baby Is Brewing” theme nods to a favorite drink, but also honors the little baby brewing in mommy’s tummy. While anyone pregnant may not be able to drink beer, guests can enjoy themselves and everyone can appreciate the cute theme.

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Image from: catchmyparty.com

A Royal Prince 

He’ll grow up to be a king, but first he’ll start off as a little prince. 

Celebrate the royalty that runs in your baby’s blood with a cute little “Royal Prince” baby shower theme! It’ll give the parents an excuse to nod to their own status as king and queen of their home (and maybe even wear fancy crowns!). 

A Safari Excursion  

Who doesn’t want to relax in a fun nature scene? Plus, there’s almost nothing cuter than baby animals, so let them do the leg work by choosing a safari theme! 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

It’s America’s favorite pastime, and there will probably be many baseball games in your little one’s future, whether he’s sitting on the sidelines or taking up little league! 

Give your baby a fitting introduction to the world by choosing a baseball theme, which you can bring to life by setting the baby shower up outside, making your guests wear baseball caps or uniforms, and serving yummy stadium food. 

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Image from: catchmyparty.com

A Super Party Fit for a Superhero 

Whether your baby boy grows up to be a hero or just grows up admiring them, the superhero theme is a great fit for a boy’s baby shower! 

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Image from: catchmyparty.com

What Is a Good Baby Shower Theme for a Girl?

Baby shower themes for girls will usually include a wider spectrum of colors, patterns, and decor. They can also lean heavily into traditional feminine interests. Here are five baby shower themes for couples having a baby girl! 

A Princess Party

Your future queen must first learn to wear a tiara as a princess! Give her a royal welcome with a princess-themed baby shower.

Minnie Mouse 

Minnie Mouse, known as Mickey’s better half, is an iconic Disney character who is loved by not only kids around the world but by adults too! Give in to your inner child, and let Minnie-themed decor set the nostalgic mood for your baby shower. Your guests will thank you.

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Precious Pastels 

They say that little girls are made of sugar, spice, and everything nice — and we’re pretty sure that includes pastel colors! The pretty pinks, blues, and purples can either be paired down with whites and grays for a simple, scaled-back baby shower, or stacked and featured on eye-popping centerpieces. 

Floral Festivities

Flowers are timeless and elegant. Just like your baby girl will grow up to be. 

All About Barbie 

Barbie is the most well-known doll of all time. Given that a mom or mom-to-be probably played with Barbies as a child, a Barbie theme is a fun choice for a little girl’s baby shower. 

Great Themes for Twins

Everything is better in twos! If you’re fortunate enough to be having twins, consider these baby shower themes: 

Two Peas in a Pod

There’s probably no better way to describe twins than “two peas in a pod.” But wordplay aside, the little pea decor is just adorable! 

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Mario and Luigi

If all goes well, your twins will be as loyal to each other as iconic video game brothers Mario and Luigi — but hopefully without all of the mischief!

Pink and Blue

If you’re having a boy and a girl, then a pink and blue baby shower theme could make for a fun gender reveal for guests! 

Thing 1 and Thing 2

Dr. Seuss’s Thing 1 and Thing 2 were best buds and as thick as thieves. May that be in your little ones’ futures!

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Cute Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Themes

In 2021, more and more parents are opting to raise their kids outside of traditional gender roles. For parents who want their baby shower to follow suit, here are five themes to consider! 

Over the Moon 

Some of the most precious moments between mother and baby happen when the moon is high in the sky. You know, those late-night feedings and cuddle sessions that you’ll miss once the baby grows up. Give your little one one more memory to look back on in photos, and center your baby shower around the moon! 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Possibly the most popular nighttime nursery rhyme of all time, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is a great theme to welcome your little baby into the world. 

baby shower themes cloud
Image from: tulamama.com

A Citrus Celebration 

Oranges are bright, delicious, and oh so aromatic! Keep things simple by centering your theme on a fruit that doesn’t get quite enough credit. 

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Image from: Jasmine

Donut Delivery

It’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t love a good donut. And while they should be enjoyed sparingly, this colorful donut theme is all of the fun without any of the guilt! 

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Image from: archzine.net

Get Your Ducks in a Row

Ducks are a popular image for children’s decor, and they make for an adorable theme for a baby shower as well!

baby shower themes duck
Image from: @minimidelicias

Did you enjoy this article! We sure hope so!  

Baby showers are important milestones in a mom’s life, so it’s important to take the time to really think about the kind of impact you want your baby shower to have. The baby shower’s theme really sets the mood of the party and can keep guests talking for years to come. 

And when the theme is paired with the shower invitations, it lets guests know what to expect before the big day comes. In some cases, it’ll even let them know what attire is appropriate, what time to arrive, and what kind of gifts you prefer.  

We hope some of our ideas helped get your gears spinning. Whether you want something that’s laid-back, extra festive, or reminiscent of things you enjoyed as a child, there’s a theme out there for you! And if you’re going the virtual route, WebBabyShower’s packages come equipped with pre-made themes to satisfy every parent or parent-to-be!

Alia S. is a freelance content writer and strategist who resides in the Midwest. In her free time, she keeps her nose buried in a good book or enjoys the scenery around her home town.

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