How to Throw a Winter Wonderland Baby Shower
One of your nearest and dearest is having a baby! That’s so exciting! If you are the lucky individual planning the baby shower, winter wonderland makes an elegant and charming theme. To help you plan your winter wonderland shower, we have assembled a helpful guide to make the day memorable.
Why Plan a Winter Wonderland Baby Shower?
Delicate flakes, icicles, glittery untouched snow blanketing the ground—winter themes can make for a glamorous and modern theme for a baby shower. Whether the parents-to-be are having a winter baby, love hitting the slopes, or cuddling up by a warm fireside, there are plenty of options to inspire a memorable baby shower.
Embrace the beautiful aspects, coziness, and colours of the cold season and let these inspire your planning. An easy way to get the snowball rolling is to start with decorations.
Decorations Set the Tone
When guests enter the venue, you want the decorations to make an impression. Guests will take many photos at the winter wonderland baby shower, so lean into different textures and shapes.
The prominent colours for a winter-themed shower are often white, silver, gold, and lighter hues of blue. Add some monochromatic elements to emulate the appearance of ice and snow. Tasteful additions of tinsel and glitter-encrusted decor can add some visual appeal and make excellent backgrounds in photographs.
Speaking of backgrounds, a must-have for baby showers is a photo wall. Whether you make or order a snow-topped evergreen backdrop, make an over-the-top snowflake garland or an impressive balloon arch, you can be sure that guests will post their pics of your event.
As for florals, white flowers or baby’s breath can add some soft texture to centrepieces, tabletops, or other surfaces. You may also choose to forgo the florals, opting for evergreen branches or pinecones sprayed to look like they have been coated in fresh snow.
Let’s not forget the lighting. Adding twinkly white lights and lots of white candles in glass votives enhances the feeling of a winter wonderland. The right lighting creates a warm, positive atmosphere and sets the stage for celebrating the arrival of a new little bubs to the world.
Plenty of Food and Drink Options
The menu should conjure thoughts of a beautiful winter day. There is often a seasonal spin you can add to many party platters and treats. For example, consider making a winter-themed charcuterie board inspired by The Windy City Dinner Fairy.
There are many options to bring the theme into the consumables. Buy snowflake-shaped crackers, use winter-themed cookie cutters to shape cheeses and meats into mittens or snowmen, and choose white or silver treats such as cake pops, meringues, powdered doughnuts, and more. Serve drinks that add to the appearance of your theme, such as white hot chocolate, or beverages that tie into the season, such as mulled wine for the guests.
Baby showers are usually more of a snacking event than a sit-down meal, so your food tables can add to the decorations. Decorate the table as a winter scape, adding evergreen boughs, white artificial snow (be creative with edible options, such as icing sugar, coconut, or cotton candy), white plates, adding fun bowls, and wooden plates. You may also wish to have themed tables, such as a hot chocolate bar or a cookie decorating station.
Winter-Themed Baby Shower Activities
Games and activities are a must at any baby shower. Here are some of our favourite things to do for a winter wonderland baby shower:
Purchase some white onesies and provide iron-on patches, vinyl, or fabric markers for guests to decorate a winter-themed onesie for the new little bubs.
Create Future Holiday Decorations
Baby’s first Christmas will be here in a blink. Guests at the baby shower can paint ornament bulbs or create small beaded snowflake ornaments with wire and beads. The new parents can either turn this into a charming baby mobile for over the crib or bring them out yearly when they decorate the tree.
A Wintery Twist on Diapering a Doll
In this classic baby shower game, guests go head to head to see who can put a diaper on a doll fastest while blindfolded. Make this game more challenging by having guests try to complete the diaper change while wearing mittens.
Snow Sculpting Competition
Make some fake snow (a ratio of 1:6 conditioner and baking soda) and have guests sculpt a snow baby. The parents-to-be get to select the winner!
Recommend that guests stay on theme by gifting items that the baby could use during cold months. Gifts can keep the new little bubs warm when giving clothing or bedding with a higher TOG rating.
Need some inspiration? Nest Designs has lovely winter designs for products such as our quilted bamboo winter blanket or a bamboo jersey swaddle sleep bag. If you are picking warmer items, always consider the size baby will be when they use them!
A monogrammed baby blanket or a photo album filled with memories is always appreciated if you want a more personalised gift. If you want to tie your gift into the winter wonderland theme, a custom photo snow globe is sure to become a cherished item.
Don’t forget about new moms and dads! New babies are an absolute joy, but it’s always nice to consider a gift for the parents to let them know you’re thinking about them too. Help parents stay comfortable with a nice pair of PJs for moms trying to sleep between feedings or PJS for dads who get up in the middle of the night with the baby.
An Unforgettable Baby Shower
Bring the winter fun inside and shower the soon-to-be parents with love! Create a blizzard of memories for the growing family by planning a baby shower with a beautiful snowy theme.