Whether snow is falling outside or you dream of wintry landscapes in the middle of summer, hosting a winter-themed baby shower is a wonderful way to celebrate a little snowflake on the way. Here, youâ€™ll find winter wonderland baby shower ideas for food, decor, activities, and invitations to create a fabulous celebration that welcomes the new arrival.
4 Winter Wonderland Baby Shower Ideas
Baby, itâ€™s cold outside! (Or at least you want it to seem like it is.) When planning a winter-themed baby shower, thereâ€™s plenty to check off your to-do list. Fortunately, with these ideas, planning will be a whole lot easier whether you want to host a gender reveal or gender-neutral baby shower.
Set the Scene with Snow-Themed Decor
Even if youâ€™re hosting a winter wonderland theme baby shower in June, the right party decorations will transport guests to a delightfully wintry scene.
Turn to classic party decorations like balloon garlands, streamers, and mini paper pine trees to easily dress up the space. For a traditional take, choose powder blue balloons for a boy baby shower, pink balloons for a girl baby shower, or ivory hues with metallics for a gender-neutral baby shower party.
Add silver snowflakes for a glamorous touch and friendly snowmen to create a festive atmosphere. For centerpieces, try large silver vases filled with glitter-flecked or snow-flocked twigs alongside hydrangeas, cornflowers, or winter blooming florals.Â
Use table decorations like miniature snow-flocked trees, pine cones, fairy lights, and lanterns to create a cozy ambiance. Elevate your tablescape by using metallic serveware or snowflake-shaped placemats. A crisp white tablecloth or silver runner can create a simple and elegant backdrop to let your winter wonderland baby shower decorations stand out.
Since this is a baby shower, consider setting out stuffed polar bears and other wintertime creatures on the tables. Penguins, snow leopards, and Arctic hares all add a cute and whimsical feel. Narwhals, reindeer, and foxes are other great options.
Serve Wintry and Whimsical Treats
To match the themed party, create aÂ snowman cheese ball and surround it with crackers for an easy appetizer. Another idea is to make the cheese ball in the shape of a pinecone and add almonds for texture.
Set a snack board with miniature silver buckets filled with popcorn, yogurt-covered pretzels, and powdered donuts. For heartier appetizers, serve cocottes filled with French onion soup.
Add festive labels to your food to make them even more fun. Set out water bottles for guests and add a sign that says â€śMelted Snow.â€ť Set out white frosted Christmas cookies with a sign for â€śAbominable Snowman Snacks.â€ť
With so much frigid decor, keep guests warm by setting up a hot chocolate bar. Stack mason jars and add packets of hot cocoa to the table. Fill a few mason jars with hot cocoa toppings like candy canes, marshmallows, and chocolate shavings.
Pack the dessert table with sweet treats guests wonâ€™t be able to resist. Order a custom baby shower cake featuring a wintry woodland scene or create your own DIY cupcakes. Itâ€™s easy to add snowflake, snowman, and reindeer toppers to match the party theme.
Play Classic Baby Shower Games
No baby celebration is complete without baby shower games. You can find printable winter baby shower bingo cards on sites like Etsy with images of snowflakes, snowmen, and penguins to go with your winter wonderland theme.Â
For a classic baby shower game, have guests try to change a diaper on a stuffed teddy bear (or snowman or polar bear) while blindfolded. You could also play â€śBaby Animal Namesâ€ť by creating a list of baby animals and asking guests to fill in the adult animal name. For a wintry twist, focus on cold-climate animals like polar bears, penguins, snowy owls, Arctic foxes, walruses, puffins, and Harp seals.
Frosty and Fun Party Favors
Show guests how much you appreciate them by sending them home with themed baby shower favors. For a simple yet tasty take-home shower gift, hand out candy bars wrapped in Christmas paper.
Another idea is to create Build a Snowman kits. In clear cellophane bags, add a couple of pretzel sticks for arms, a few marshmallows for the body, mini chocolate chips for eyes, and candy corn for a nose. Print out snowflakes on card stock and add a quick thank you note to tie to each one.
You can also create hot cocoa party favors by filling a mason jar with chocolate powder, mini marshmallows, and sprinkles. White cake pops with sprinkle frosting are another easy party favor idea that matches the wintry theme.
7 Winter Wonderland Baby Shower Invitations
When itâ€™s time to send out invitations, look no further than Greenvelope where youâ€™ll find dozens of gorgeous winter-inspired designs. Each template is customizable so you can upload your own unique design or change the font, color, and accents of an existing design. Here are several of our favorite winter wonderland baby shower invitations for an enchanting celebration.
1. Winter Baby Invitation
This festive invite features subtle snowflakes and a cheerful script announcing the arrival of a new bundle of joy. It comes in pink for a girl baby shower, blue for a boy shower, and purple that would work well for a gender reveal party. You can customize the design by choosing other color palettes and adding music or wax seals.
2. Boho Winter Wreath Invitation
Invite guests to a winter baby shower with this glittering wreath invite. It features metallic accents for a glamorous feel and a large backside where you can include a personal message to guests. The design is also suitable for a bridal shower and other Christmas or New Year events.
3. Winter Greenhouse Invitation
This magical invitation features a colorful greenhouse packed with plants, surrounded by a snowy scene. Flocked evergreens add a holiday feel and the card comes in two color plates. Itâ€™s ideal for a winter party celebrating the new bundle of joy.
4. Simple Winter Wreath Invitation
Tell friends and family about your baby shower with this subtle and sophisticated invite. Delicate botanicals frame the snowflake baby shower event details while three soft color palettes create a sweet vibe.
5. Arctic Arrival invitation
This adorable animal invitation features an array of Arctic critters including polar bears, foxes, and penguins. Arranged on icebergs and surrounded by cascading snowflakes, itâ€™s the perfect invitation for a winter baby shower (or toddler birthday party).
6. Simple Snowflake Invitation
Large snowflakes and a bold font lend a joyful tone to this wintry invitation. It comes with a metallic envelope for a hint of glittering glamor and the white space on the invite leaves plenty of room for your event details.
7. Arctic Animals Invitation
This cute invitation grabs your guestsâ€™ attention with hand-drawn creatures including narwhals, polar bears, and seals. The animal border is accented by falling snow and playful font that exudes joy.
Invite Guests and Plan the Perfect Wintry Celebration
With these winter baby shower ideas, itâ€™s easy to put together a wintry and whimsical celebration. From snowflake decor to seasonal foods and festive games, your guests will love getting together to honor the new arrival.
Browse our collection of winter baby shower invitations and pick one that sparks magic. Add in your event details and customize the design until itâ€™s just right. Then hit send and off the invite goes to everyone on your list â€” all without going to the post office or wasting paper.
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