how to throw a summer baby shower

How to throw a Summer Baby Shower

Discover how to throw a Summer Baby Shower with our easy to follow guide.

Having a baby on the way is one of the most exciting times, so why not celebrate with a Baby Shower! Summer is the perfect time of year and lends itself perfectly to a whole host of beautiful Summer Baby Shower themes. Below are our best ideas for how to throw a Summer Baby Shower that’s fun-filled.

1.      Pick a date for your Summer Baby Shower

how to plan a summer baby shower

When planning a Baby Shower, most Moms-to-be choose a date that’s in the third trimester. This means you are pretty far into your pregnancy but aren’t too close to the due date.

Depending on when your baby is due, you can link into different Summer Baby Shower themes. For example, if your timing works that your Summer Baby Shower is early Summer, you may want to opt for a Mama to Bee theme, or even Peter Rabbit. If your Summer Baby Shower is going to be later in the season and more towards Fall, you might want to go for something more seasonal, like this cute Baby Q theme.

baby q baby shower bbq baby shower

Cookies @kaylafaycreations | Photo Kate Aspen

2.      Where to host a Summer Baby Shower

pastel baby shower

Cake by Droomtarten

Traditionally, Baby Showers are held at the house or garden of the host. In Summer, the weather will be less a consideration than other times of the year, so you may be lucky enough to party outside. Just remember to plan a backup location in case of rain.

Celebrating in a park local woodland is also a great option for a Summer Baby Shower. Plus you get the natural beauty of the flowers in bloom for your decor!

Another great option for a Summer Baby Shower is to celebrate over lunch or afternoon tea at a cafe or restaurant. The benefit of planning a Baby Shower at a restaurant is that the preparation, food, and clean up is all taken care of. This means that all of your guests (and you!) get to enjoy the day and worry about the mess or preparation!

3.      What are the best Summer Baby Shower themes?

flamingo baby shower ideas for summer baby shower

Photos sdulciodesigns

Okay, here’s the best bit: picking a Summer Baby Shower theme!

Now, there are a whole host of gorgeous Baby Shower themes for Summer. So many that we have written a whole article on them! You can read it here.

Our favorite Summer Baby Shower themes are:

  • Ice Cream
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Under The Sea
  • Tropical
  • Boho Baby Shower
  • Flamingo
  • Baby Q
  • Mama to Bee
  • Sunflower
  • You are my Sunshine
  • Up, up and away
  • Pretty Pastels
  • Floral Baby Shower
  • Garden Party
  • Aloha
  • Nautical
  • Tutti Fruitti
  • Baby Shark
summer baby shower themes

But really, the possibilities are endless!

4.      Summer Baby Shower Decorations

Of course, decorating your Summer Baby Shower is one of the most fun parts! And there are so many sweet and easy ways to decorate so here are a few of our favorites.

Decorate with the stunning, giant yellow Sunflowers from $75.

sunflower baby shower decorations

This Fall in Love with Baby Sign adds a rustic touch to your decor. $30 from Etsy

This pretty balloon arch from Etsy will set the scene with summery tones, $26.

floral baby shower decorations

And welcome your Guests with this pretty sign, Etsy $11

watermelon baby shower

5.      What food do you serve at a Fall Baby Shower

Photo A Charming Fete

Finger food and light options are perfect if you’re planning a Baby Shower in the mid-morning or late afternoon. Think fruit and vegetable platters, a cheese plate, mixed with some delicious cupcakes and brownies. However, if you’re planning a party over lunch, make sure your guests will have a little more to choose from or consider ordering in from your favorite restaurant or getting the party catered. Or go for a BBQ if the weather is on your side!

6.     Summer Baby Shower Cakes

what will it bee gender reveal cake

What will it bee by @all_things_sweet_by_amber

Of course, a beautiful on-theme cake is often the centerpiece of any Baby Shower. And a Summer Baby Shower theme opens the door to some of the most gorgeous, bright, and uplifting cakes around!

Bright florals by @starglowcakes

Not into cake? No big deal – consider cupcakescookies, or even donuts!

7. Have some fun with Baby Shower Games

baby shower games

Baby Shower Games are a quintessential part of baby showers. Of course, you don’t have to do anything that you don’t want to, but games add an element of fun and can be a great icebreaker for guests who don’t know each other well.

These are our top classic DIY Baby Shower Games which are super easy to set up!

Of course, good games need some prizes. These are our favorite Baby Shower prizes for Guests.

And if you have been invited to a Baby Shower, our Best Baby Shower Gifts for Moms, our Best Baby Shower Gifts for boys and our Best Baby Shower Gifts for girls will help you with your gift shopping!

We hope that you have found all you need to know about how to throw a Summer Baby Shower.

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mom of three. She started Darling Celebrations back in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating the special events in life.

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