Schools might start to reconsider reducing or eliminating their creative programs as more and more studies are released with the premise that a strong presence of art during adolescence instills more positive values than just creativity. This study says that bringing kids on field trips to cultural institutions like art museums helps them build essential life skills and character traits, such as critical-thinking skills, increased historical empathy, higher levels of tolerance, and a greater taste for art and culture.
Baby showers – people either love them or hate them. One way to get your guests excited for your celebration is to create a theme. Themes make the party feel more festive and provide for some really cute pictures!
Need some theme inspiration? Then you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re looking for a pretty pink party, a blue bash or a unique affair, I’ve got some ideas for you!
Sugar and Spice– A Pair of Pears
“Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of.” Celebrate your baby girl with a girly sugar-and-spice shower!
Shabby Chic– Kara’s Party Ideas
If you like shabby chic décor then you’ll love this shower idea! Mixing and matching vintage prints and colors like mint, peach and light pink give this shower a girly, chic feel.
Pretty Gold and Pink– On to Baby
Have a cute and glamorous celebration with this pretty-in-pink theme. Douse everything in pink and add a few touches of gold, and your party is ready to go!
Parisian Baby Shower – Celebrating the Moments by Marcie
For the Parisian in all of us, there’s the vintage Parisian baby shower – adorable, girly and sophisticated all at the same time.
Pink and Lavender Shower– On to Baby
Tired of the typically, strictly pink shower but still want a girly touch? Try this pink and lavender theme to switch it up a bit.
Shake, Rattle and Roll– Kara’s Party Ideas
What a cute theme for a shower! This one was done for a little boy, but could easily be switched up for a girl or a gender-neutral shower. Keeping the color palette and decorations minimal gives this shower a modern touch.
Humpty Dumpty – Hostess with the Mostess
Bring a childhood favorite nursery rhyme to life with this Humpty Dumpty-themed shower. The natural elements like bricks and grass lend themselves nicely to a boy-themed shower.
No Pink Allowed– Tonality Designs
This designer turned one family’s backyard into a little boy’s clubhouse. What a great way to welcome your little man into the world. No pink allowed!
Camping Baby Shower – Jesi Haack Design
Welcoming a little lumberjack? Try out this awesome camping-themed shower. Encourage guests to get into the spirit by dressing in camping attire. Flannel shirts, anyone?
Bow Tie Baby Shower – Kara’s Party Designs
The mustache craze is cute, but it’s becoming a little overused. Try a different spin on the little man theme with bow ties. You could even make ties for all the guests to wear!
What Will It Bee? – Catch My Party
What an adorable idea for a gender reveal party or baby shower! And you can use little honey sticks or candies as the favor. Already announced the sex of your baby? Keep the theme but change it to a “Mommy to Bee” or “Honey Bee” name.
Extra! Extra!– Juneberry Lane
It’s headline news: Mom is having a baby! Celebrate the announcement with a newsprint-themed shower.
Bun in the Oven – On to Baby
Live up to the old saying with this classy “bun in the oven” dinner theme. They sent guests home with cinnamon buns, which is a cute touch. Not a fan of cinnamon? Try honey buns.
Ready to Pop – We Heart Parties
A “Ready to Pop” shower brings tons of fun! From balloons and popcorn bars to push pops, guests and mommy will love this quirky theme.
Oh the Places You’ll Go – Shine Out Loud
The little one is bound to do some great things in life. Celebrate their future with a “Oh the Places You’ll Go” shower based on the Dr. Suess book.
Feeling inspired yet? Got more ideas? Share them with us in the comment section!