Itâ€™s almost time for a new arrival, and itâ€™s happening during one of the most magical seasons of all â€” winter! With the big event not far away, itâ€™s the perfect time to start planning a fabulous winter baby shower.Â
Whether youâ€™re hosting for the parent(s) or mom-to-be or want to plan your own celebration, we have all the winter baby shower ideas youâ€™ll need. From themes and decor to food and invitations, youâ€™re sure to find inspiration for a memorable celebration.Â
Winter Baby Shower: 12 Ways to Celebrate
Winter is a lovely time of year to celebrate a new baby. Everything feels cozy, bright, and joyful, thanks to the holidays and that seasonal magic. To help you plan an event that fits the season perfectly, here are some of our favorite winter baby shower themes and party ideas that youâ€™re sure to love. Each option works for a baby girl, baby boy, or a gender-neutral baby shower and includes matching invitations that you can customize for the special day.Â
1. Woodland Animals Baby Shower
Invitation Inspiration: Cheerful Dear Invitation
A woodland baby shower is always a good idea, but itâ€™s especially sweet during the winter months. Take those adorable baby animals and sprinkle them with snow for a seasonal take on this beloved baby shower trend.
Decorate your space with tiny woodland animal figures and let them take center stage on your tablescapes. Create a winter woodland baby shower with the help of banners and foliage, and encourage your guests to bring an animal-themed book or toy as a baby shower gift.
2. Happy New Year Baby Shower
Invitation Inspiration: Baby Love Invitation
Celebrate a baby whos due to arrive in the New Year with a celebration themed around that New Year spirit and fresh beginnings. Itâ€™s the perfect reason to get together with loved ones and get excited for all the amazing things to come.Â
Create a party atmosphere with glitzy party decorations, twinkling lights, and some non-alcoholic wine or cocktails to toast. Hang up a â€śnew babyâ€ť banner and play party games like karaoke and charades. When it comes to party favors, hand out mini bottles of champagne or pocket diaries to record the year ahead.Â
3. Frozen-Themed Baby Shower
Invitation Inspiration: Arctic Princess Invitation
If the guest of honor is a big fan of Disneyâ€™s â€śFrozen,â€ť then you canâ€™t go wrong with this winter baby shower theme. Transform the baby shower venue into a magical winter wonderland with a castle centerpiece and figurines of Elsa, Anna, and Olaf.Â
For a fun activity, host a sing-along and play some trivia based on the movie. You can also encourage guests to dress up as their favorite character by mentioning a dress code on your digital invitations.Â
4. Little Snowflake Baby Shower
Invitation Inspiration: Hand-Lettered Snowflake Invitation
Baby, itâ€™s cold outside. Lean into the snowy season by hosting a winter baby shower brimming with little snowflakes. Use this classic seasonal image to inspire everything from your decor to your invitations.
Create your own DIY paper snowflakes and hang them up to decorate your space. Use a projector to shine snowflake-shaped lights around the room and serve snowflake-shaped cookies or cupcakes.
5. Penguin Baby Shower
Invitation Inspiration: Penguin Pair Card
Customize this penguin card design for your upcoming celebration. Penguins make an ideal baby shower idea if you love baby animal motifs but want something different from the woodland theme.Â
Surround yourself with banners, bunting, and balloons featuring these beloved creatures. Add cute penguin toppers on the baby shower cake, and play themed baby shower games. Send your guests home with cute (and practical) party favors like penguin-shaped soaps or cupcakes.
6. Rustic Winter Baby Shower
Invitation Inspiration: Simple Winter Wreath Invitation
A rustic theme doesnâ€™t just work well for a wedding, bridal shower, or birthday party. Itâ€™s also wonderful as a winter baby shower theme.
Gather your favorite natural textiles, greenery, and wooden elements to create wonderful tablescapes and centerpieces. Sprinkle faux snow over these decor items or add spray paint for a wintry touch. Set up a hot cocoa bar and enjoy seasonal drinks alongside your loved ones.Â
7. Snowy Baby Shower
Invitation Inspiration: Winter Greenhouse Invitation
For another great winter baby shower theme, try a glam snow-themed event. Think of this as an all-white baby shower theme with hints of sparkle and shine â€” just like youâ€™d find with glistening snow.
Stick to a soft or bright white color scheme, and add hints of pastel blue or metallics like silver or rose gold. Continue these through your party decor, party food, and online invitations. Encourage your guests to show up in a snow-themed outfit, or ask them to dress in bold colors to make the season bright.Â
8. Polar Bear Baby Shower
Invitation Inspiration: Arctic Wonderland Invitation
Polar bears are practically synonymous with wintertime, so why not celebrate these beautiful creatures as part of your party? They also offer a cute take on a traditional teddy bear baby shower theme that gives you the chance to add in some wintry decor.Â
Celebrate the new baby with the help of a white-and-blue color scheme, an extravagant white balloon arch, and a polar bear-themed centerpiece on a dessert table lined with matching cupcakes and other sweet treats. You can easily update this sweet birthday party design with wording for your baby shower.Â
9. Holiday-Themed Baby Shower
Invitation Inspiration: Simple Foliage Invitation
Take inspiration from the holidays with a joyful Christmas baby shower. If youâ€™re hosting in the month of December, you can use your holiday decor as part of the baby shower festivities. Lean into classic holiday colors like red, green, gold, and white. Gather around the Christmas tree to open baby shower gifts and snap festive photos together. Make gingerbread houses as a fun activity, set up a hot chocolate bar, and sing along to festive classics.Â
10. Little Star Baby Shower
Invitation Inspiration: Nursery Rhyme Invitation
Baby, youâ€™re a star! Thereâ€™s something adorable about a star-themed baby shower. You can go in so many different directions â€” host a space-themed shower, focus on the constellations, or center your theme on the beloved â€śtwinkle, twinkle, little starâ€ť lullaby. Dive into deep colors or try a pastel approach with whites and soft yellows. Seek out baby shower decorations and tableware that feature stars in your color scheme of choice. Place star-shaped balloons around your space and make your own DIY star-shaped cake topper for your dessert table.Â
11. Buffalo Plaid Baby Shower
Invitation Inspiration: Little Lumberjack Invitation
Create a winter baby shower thatâ€™s all about coziness and a seasonal lumberjack aesthetic with the help of some buffalo plaid. The iconic red and black pattern feels right at home during the colder months.Â
Use the buffalo plaid print as a table runner, across banners or posters, and on your winter baby shower invitations. Add in some rustic wood decor, greenery, and cozy blankets, and you have the recipe for a fun alternative to traditional baby shower themes.Â
12. Winter Wonderland Baby Shower
Invitation Inspiration: Winter Baby Invitation
It doesnâ€™t get more glamorous than a winter wonderland theme. Mix snow-covered party decor, pastel colors, and sparkly lighting to create an immersive experience for your guests.Â
Choose a pastel accent color like pink, blue, lilac, or yellow to complement your snowy wonderland theme. Fill the space with white party decorations, balloons, and floral displays in white vases as centerpieces. Add chandeliers, lanterns, or glowy string lighting to create a luxurious ambiance. Add faux snow-covered trees and greenery as decorations with delicate dinnerware and glassware.Â
Plan the Winter Baby Shower of Your Dreams
Use these winter-inspired ideas to plan and host the best baby shower ever. Whether you choose an adorable woodland animal motif or a bold buffalo plaid theme, these ideas will help you plan the perfect celebration to welcome the new baby.Â
When youâ€™re ready to tell those all-important guests about the big party, use our winter baby shower invitations. Each can be customized to match your celebration, with options to change the layout, colors, and wording. In just a few clicks, you can transform a template into a beautiful, bespoke-feel invitation to share with your loved ones.