It’s a little surreal that its only 6 and a bit weeks until baby boy is due! I finally got round to designing and printing our baby shower invitations and starting to plan our baby shower.
We decided to go a bit non-traditional with the baby shower and instead of a regular girly day we are having a joint BBQ with both male and female guests.
At the end of the day our baby boy is lucky to be surrounded by some incredible guys as well as the kick-ass women he’s going to have in life, it was important to us to honour all of the people we are lucky enough to have in our lives.
The Baby Shower Theme
When we first announced our pregnancy we used an adventure, rainbow and hot air balloon theme and so decided to incorporate this into the baby shower too.
You can see our gender reveal video here.
This baby is long-awaited and much hoped for and we definitely feel like we are starting a whole new adventure as a family with his imminent arrival.
Plus I’m a travel blogger so it was a natural fit to incorporate some adventure and travel ideas into the theme too.
I have a couple of old globes, a vintage suitcase and some prints that I designed to go above Theo’s cot and these will be adding to the décor.
I’m pretty excited to see how the ideas come together.
This is my inspiration board:
Our Baby Shower Invites
I love any excuse to get creative so designed the invites myself using Canva.
Printing them off would have been quite time-consuming so I opted to use Canva’s printing service too.
It was very reasonable and they look fantastic!
I was so pleased with how they came out.
Paired with simple kraft paper envelopes from Paperchase they look fab and suit the theme.
My dad is hands down the king of BBQs – every year growing up I asked for the same birthday party – a BBQ in the back garden with my dad’s potato salad.
Funnily enough my parents were always happy to oblige as it was probably an easier option for them too!
That being the case I’ve asked my dad to handle the majority of the cooking – he’ll probably sort out a couple of meat and seafood options and make his legendary potato salad.
We’ve got a few vegan guests too so there will be a selection of salads and some vegan burgers in the mix as well.
I’ve got a collection of blue and white china which is what we’ll be serving the food up on.
On the day the menu will be up on a chalkboard *someone with nice handwriting will be in charge of writing that up not me!
There will also be plenty of cold beers, some wine and juices for people to choose from.
I want a really casual and simple vibe so won’t be going overboard (famous last words!)
Baby Shower Games
I’m not really one for baby shower games so simplicity is going to be key here.
I’ve designed a sheet for each guest to fill out with their wishes and wisdom for Theo, these will be stuck in his baby album afterwards.
Other than that I think there will just be a mummy or daddy quiz and a backdrop for some photos.
Pretty much all our guests are close family and friends so I think it’ll just be a nice chance for people to mingle, catch up and chat whilst eating some good food and making me envious of their ability to drink alcohol!
I still feel a little shocked that our baby boy is due NEXT MONTH!
It all feels surreal and I don’t think it will really sink in that we are finally having another child until he arrives.
I’m looking forward to celebrating with our family and friends.
Did you have a baby shower?