Are you looking for a cute theme for an upcoming baby shower? How about a rubber ducky themed baby shower? A rubber ducky theme is a classic, gender neutral theme that is perfect for a traditional baby shower. The following article includes tips to help you put on the perfect party.
Make a good first impression.
First impressions are everything. Spend some time up front choosing professionally designed invitations. Choose a pretty pastel rubber ducky invitation for conservative parents, or choose a ducky invitation with a more contemporary color palate for more modern parents. Incorporate the baby shower theme into the wording of the invitation too. Cute poems like “Rubber ducky you’re the one, to make our party so much fun” or “Rub a dub dub, soon there will be a new baby in the tub” make the invitation even more special. Remember to include special instructions for guests such as registry information, RSVP instructions and directions to the venue.
Creatively integrate your theme.
Try to integrate the theme of your shower into every aspect of the party. Yellow rubber ducks, blue water and white bubbles are a good start for the color theme. Infuse these colors into your decorations and refreshments for a polished look. If you know the gender of the baby, take this opportunity to further personalize the decorations. If the parents are expecting a girl, put a bow in the ducky’s hair or add a baseball hat if the parents are expecting a boy.
Customize the decorations.
Welcome guests to the party by having a personalized banner made to match the invitations. Carry the color scheme through the decorations by using blue table cloths to be the “water” and lots of white balloons for the “bubbles”. Diaper cakes are beautiful and practical centerpieces. They come in different sizes so you can easily find one to fit your budget. Customize the diaper cake with a rubber ducky graphic and personalized text. You can even decorate the diaper cake with bath toys, baby wash, baby powder, wash cloths and baby lotion – necessities that any new mom can never seem to get enough of.
Be creative with your menu.
Yes, you can even incorporate rubber ducks into your menu. Offer your guests rubber ducky shaped cookies, float rubber ducks in the punch bowl, or use duck shaped cookies cutters to make finger sandwiches look like ducks. Purchase plates, napkins, cups and utensils that match your color theme. You can even have custom water bottle labels printed to match your theme.
Make a lasting impression.
Send guests home with something to remember the party. Rubber ducky soap favors, bath crystals packaged in cellophane goodie bags or baby powder scented candles are all cute and practical options for favors that your guests will appreciate.
Looking for even more ways to incorporate the rubber ducky theme? Notes of advice for the mom-to-be, personalized return address labels, and thank you cards are all useful ways to continue your theme.