Life under the sea can sometimes bring with it a magical feel. With so little of it being explored, who knows what’s out there?
If you want a themed baby shower that you can decorate in many different ways, the Under the Sea Baby Shower is the way for you.
Creative Under the Sea Themed Baby Shower Ideas
The best thing about this particular theme is that it can suit many different tastes. Whether you are planning an under the sea baby shower theme for a baby boy or girl, you will need to make any effort to make any of it work. You will be pleased with the results, and everyone will enjoy the fruits of your labor, especially the mom-to-be.
If you are seeking some inspiration on how to get started, you are in the right place. Here are some ideas and tips to help get you started:
Pick Date, Time, and Location
The first thing that needs to be done is picking the venue and the date and time of the event. You may need to find out when the mom-to-be is free, and if it is a surprise shower, then ask dad to be or someone else who is familiar with her schedule.
Create Your Guest List
The next order of things is to prepare the guest list. If you have the baby shower in someone’s home, be sure to invite those who are near and dear. Baby showers are often women only, but you can make exceptions as well and invite a few important men, like the dad-to-be, the uncles, and grandfathers.
Under The Sea Baby Shower Invitations Ideas
The invitation is the first thing that people see of the baby shower. Here are some ideas of how to go about the invitation:
- Choose the base color according to a color that suits ocean life. There are many beautiful sea greens and ocean blues to choose from, so pick the one that best suits the mom-to-be.
- Baby showers usually have cartoonish images of ocean life. Big googly eyes and rounder, more colorful bodies are perfect on an invitation.
- If you want a fantasy shower, you can always add in a mermaid or two. Keep in mind that the design of the mermaid should match the design of the other characters. For more magical and mythical mermaids, don’t go for the cartoon design. For elegance, you can always have the silhouette of a mermaid in gold.
- Make sure that you add all the relevant information on the invitation card. Put in the date, time, and location of the baby shower.
- Specify if the new parents have already registered somewhere for gifts. This way, all the gifts will be something that the new parents need, and nobody ends up gifting the same thing as another person.
Under the Sea Baby Shower Decorations Ideas
Picking the color scheme and coming up with fun ways to make your land abode look more like it belongs underwater can be a little stressful if you don’t know what you are doing. This is where these fun ideas for decorating will come in handy. By sticking to a few guidelines, you will turn a stressful activity into a fun and exciting one.
1. Pick the Colours
The colors most associated with babies are often pastel, so you can opt to go with an elegant pastel scheme. You will find many shades in pastels like deep blues, turquoise, coral, purples, and pinks. Use only the colors that you have decided on to move forward with the decorating. Deviating will only take away from the elegance of the theme.
2. Deck the Hall with Nets and Seaweed
Tack some netting to the wall and put in some balloons. You can even drape some nets over the tables. Make some decorative seaweed and place it at random spots around the net to give off an underwater vibe.
3. Treasure Chest Centerpiece
Get a treasure chest in a size that will go well on the main table, and build your centerpiece around it. A string of pearls, seashells, and some fake gold and jewelry will do the trick nicely.
4. Message in a Bottle
Grab a stack of brown paper and line up some glass bottles. You can have the guests write down some advice or simply words of encouragement for the parents to be placed in the glass bottle. It is a different version of a guest book and matches the theme perfectly.
Under The Sea Baby Shower Cake Ideas
The under the sea themed cake can be any flavor you want, but it is best if the outer layer of fondant can match your overall color scheme. You can add some edible sea creature figures to make it more colorful and attractive to look at. Look into different bakeries and find one that will cater to your needs well. If you can get your theme across to your baker, the two of you can come up with the perfect idea for the cake.
Under The Sea Baby Shower Food And Drinks Ideas
Seafood is the best option for this particular theme, but you can still make the food look like it came from under the sea if you are holding a vegetarian shower. Here are some ideas for you:
1. Driftwood Pretzels
Set out this starter on a themed plate and label it as driftwood.
2. Sea Fruits
Cut out different fruits into shapes like starfish or crab legs.
3. Sweet Sea Treats
Make some macaroons or chocolates in the shape of seashells to enjoy some sweet sea treats.
4. Sea Water
You don’t really have to put out seawater as a beverage, but you can make some using pineapple juice, 7 Up, and a dash of food coloring.
Under the Sea Baby Shower Games
A party is not complete without some fun games to help get the laughter going. You can always set up a game of Guess the Number. Fill a jar with some fish-themed biscuits or toys and have guests guess how many are inside. Whoever guesses the closest wins; you can even get together materials for making an underwater tiara and have the guests make tiaras for mom-to-be. The guest of honor will wear the winning tiara for the rest of the party.
Under The Sea Baby Shower Favors Ideas
Another important aspect of the baby shower is the party favors that guests can take home to remember the beautiful event. Here are some lovely under the sea party favor ideas for you to consider. Just remember that everything should have a thank you note:
- Goldfish in glass bowls
- Cute corked bottles of bath salts
- Messages in bottles, similar to the “Guest book,” only this time the messages in the bottles can be thank you notes.
- Seashell chocolates
- Sea themed bottle openers
- Mini treasure chests with chocolate “gold” and pearls
Planning a baby shower can take up a lot of time. However, all that matters is that you have fun in the end and make the new mom smile. Whether you plan the party for a baby boy or a little girl, remember to have fun and get creative.