Baby Shower

The Ultimate Guide to Plan a Summer Baby Shower

May 16, 2024

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Melissa Iftimie

Baby on the way? Let’s get this summer baby shower planned! Of course, the season brings its own unique set of joys and challenges. This guide is designed to help you, as a friend or family member, create a heartwarming celebration that takes full advantage of the vibrant summer season.

Choose the Perfect Date and Venue

First, pin down a date that works for all the key people—it’s crucial for a successful baby shower. Consider the summer climate in your area and decide between an indoor or an outdoor setting. Popular choices include airy community halls, scenic backyards, or shaded park areas. Always prepare for unpredictable summer weather with a solid Plan B. Advanced booking can often secure you better rates and ensure you get the perfect spot without last-minute stress. You will certainly get a better deal and have more options if you are open to plan the party on an ‘off’ day or time.

Set the Theme

This is the fun part! If you’re looking for seasonal inspiration to your theme, here are some favorites.

Beach Party

Embrace the summer vibes with a beach-themed party featuring sandcastles, surfboards, and seashells.

Tropical Oasis

Create a lush paradise with tropical flowers, fruits, and bright colors to transport guests to a balmy getaway.

Summer Picnic

Opt for a relaxed and charming picnic setup in a park with checkered blankets, picnic baskets, and simple summer foods.

Nautical Adventure

Set sail with a nautical theme, using navy, white, and red decor, along with anchors and boat wheels.

Garden Tea Party

Host an elegant tea party in a garden setting with floral teacups, pastel decorations, and a variety of teas and finger sandwiches.

Sunshine and Lemonade

Brighten the day with a lemonade stand, yellow decor, and a sunny, cheerful ambiance.

You Grow Girl/Baby in Bloom

Celebrate growth and new beginnings with floral motifs, gardening tools, and plant giveaways.

Fiesta Baby

Add a burst of color and excitement with a fiesta theme, featuring vibrant decorations, sombreros, and Mexican cuisine.

Woodland Retreat

Bring the beauty of nature indoors with a woodland theme, using elements like moss, rustic wood, and forest animals.

Under the Sea

Dive into a magical underwater theme with ocean blues, mermaid scales, and sea creature decorations.


Kick off your event with eye-catching summer-themed invitations. Choose from vibrant colors, playful floral patterns, or fun beach motifs. Going digital with your invitations can cut costs and simplify the process. Also, integrate your event with your Villie page to centralize updates and provide an easy access point for all party details.

Be sure to add your event to your VIlile page so guests can find all the details.

The Decor

Be sure to match your theme, but one hot tip? Use locally-sourced flowers and fruits to decorate, tapping into the abundance of the season for a fresh and festive look. Economical and eco-friendly, these natural decorations not only beautify your space but also keep costs down.

Summery Food and Beverage Ideas

Serve dishes that are light and refreshing—perfect for a summer day. We suggest menus featuring finger foods, fresh fruits, and salads, complemented by a selection of non-alcoholic spritzers, iced teas, and infused waters. These choices not only delight the palate but also keep everyone cool and hydrated. Opt for homemade dishes over catering to significantly reduce expenses and bonus, it adds a personal touch to the celebration.

Play Some Games!

Choose outdoor games that all guests can enjoy, such as lawn games or water balloon tosses. Incorporate creative summer crafts, like making custom flower crowns or decorating onesies, which double as wonderful keepsakes. These activities are not only fun but also cost-effective, adding value without stretching your budget.

Comfort and Convenience Tips

Ensure guest comfort by providing amenities like ample shade, fans, or even portable air coolers. Set up a designated play area for kids to keep the little ones entertained and safe, allowing adults to relax and enjoy the festivities.

Thoughtful Party Favors

Consider giving out themed party favors such as custom sunscreen bottles, decorative fans, or mini planters. These summer-inspired gifts are practical, affordable, and sure to be appreciated by your guests.

Photography and Creating Lasting Memories

Create a DIY photo booth with summer-themed props to capture fun, memorable moments. Alternatively, you could hire a photographer for a few key hours. That can be a worthwhile investment to professionally document the day. This approach can be cost-effective while still ensuring high-quality snapshots of your event.

Happy Planning!

As you finalize the details of your summer baby shower, focus on creating a joyful and memorable day for the guest of honor and all attendees. With these tips, your event is sure to be a delightful celebration of new life and warm friendships. We can’t think of a better way to welcome a new baby and shower the expecting parents with your love.

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