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Baby Shower Planning: Our Greatest Adventure

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:

Travel and Adventure themed Baby Shower Inspiration Board

Our Baby Shower Invites

I love any excuse to get creative so designed the invites myself using Canva.

Travel Themed Baby Shower Invite

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.

BBQ Time

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!)

BBQ Food Baby Shower

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!

Photo booth Baby Shower

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?



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  • Reply Kirsty May 2, 2018 at 11:09 am

    This is such a gorgeous theme for a baby shower. I like that it isn’t the usual cutesie baby stuff. You executed it so well with all the little suitcases and the plane cake topper. Just gorgeous.

    • Reply bettertogetherhome May 2, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Thanks Kirsty 🙂 Looking forward to sharing some pictures from the day xx

  • Reply Jenny May 2, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I never actually had a proper baby shower. I did get landed with two laundry baskets of gifts from my workplace – some were great and others useless but oh well. Not sure if I would have one if I had another baby – no one left to invite sadly.

    • Reply bettertogetherhome May 2, 2018 at 11:50 am

      That sounds like a very generous gift from your workplace!

  • Reply Lauren Davis May 2, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Oh my goodness this is stunning, such a cute theme and you really executed it well!

  • Reply Jon May 2, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Some fantastic ideas here. I think the BBQ idea best (assuming the weather is right for it!)

    • Reply bettertogetherhome May 2, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      Keeping fingers crossed we have good weather!

  • Reply Melanie williams May 2, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Always nice to arrange a baby shower, I am just in the process of doing one for my friend – exciting times x

    • Reply bettertogetherhome May 2, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      Very exciting – am having to reign myself in haha!

  • Reply Talya May 2, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Such a lovely theme so original I love the fact that you will be asking all of your guests for some nuggets of wisdom to pass on to Theo!

  • Reply Cathy Glynn May 2, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    I have never had a baby shower, it seems to be a lot more common today. I hope you have an amazing time x

  • Reply Dean of Little Steps May 2, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    I love your baby shower theme, especially your decorations. So cute and creative. I bet you and your friends had so much fun 🙂

  • Reply Sonia Cave May 2, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    What a gorgeous theme and loving the decorations. I hope everyone has a lovely time and what a great excuse to have a get together with everyone you love 🙂

  • Reply Helen May 2, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Aww it’s all so exciting!! Your theme is just perfect and I love the idea of having BBQ, as it’s such a social event 🙂

  • Reply Kara May 3, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Baby showers just were not a thing when I was pregnant so I missed out 🙁

  • Reply Helen Wills May 3, 2018 at 8:08 am

    What a lovely thing to do! Baby showers weren’t really the thing when I was having my own, but I’d have loved to celebrate.

  • Reply Mandi May 3, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Baby showers weren’t really fashionable when I had my kids I think they are a fab idea though. I really love your theme.

  • Reply Cath - BattleMum May 3, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Not long to go at all but it sounds like you’ve got your shower covered. I love the theme you’ve gone for and also that it’s for both men and women. I’ve always found it strange why men can’t celebrate the imminent arrival of a new baby alongside the women at a baby shower!

  • Reply fashionandstylepolice May 3, 2018 at 11:58 am

    I have never had or attended a baby shower before. It sounds like fun.

  • Reply Kira May 3, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    How lovely. I love the theme. I never had a baby shower with either of my girls . Really wanted one though

  • Reply Stephanie May 3, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Ah what a cute theme, it’s so exciting waiting for a baby to arrive and its’ lovely you are celebrating with everyone around you

  • Reply Jenni May 3, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    I didn’t have a baby shower or a gender reveal, we didn’t even announce the pregnancy widely. I was too superstitous that something would go wrong, though all was well in the end. I love your travel theme though!

  • Reply Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl May 3, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    What a fantastic baby show theme! I’ve never thought about something like this before, but it sounds fab and so creative. It’s such a great way to celebrate the new life on the way.

  • Reply Anosa May 5, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Oh wow, this is a nicely executed baby shower, I have not been to many but this looks more fun and relaxed. I hope have one for my future babies one day

  • Reply Lisa May 6, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Aww that sounds lovely I’ve never had a baby shower which secretly I would love. It’s a bit late for us to do now but I love that you’ve turned it into a family/friends bbq 😀

  • Reply the frenchie mummy May 7, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    wow very exciting! I have never been to one nor had one but it looks super cool this way

  • Reply wendy May 12, 2018 at 10:42 am

    What a perfect baby shower theme for a travel blogger, having a baby certainly is a massive adventure! I love the idea of taking photos for the baby and the hot air balloon invites are gorgeous. How exciting that little Theo’s arrival is only a month away – good luck with everything!xx

    • Reply bettertogetherhome May 12, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Thankyou 🙂 We are really excited! x

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