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Article: Under the Sea Baby Shower Theme

Under the Sea Baby Shower Theme

Sand, surf and sun – the perfect inspiration for the perfect baby shower. Whether you are hosting a baby shower in the summer, or just want to warm up in the cold winter months, an Under the Sea baby shower theme is a perfect choice for a fun and fabulous event.

Establish the theme of the baby shower you are hosting in the beginning with the invitations.

The invitations can even be personalized to reflect the gender of the baby by depicting a boy or a girl on the front of the invitation. A cute baby in a floatie or snorkeling under the sea is sure to grab your guests’ attention (not to mention valuable display space on their refrigerator). Remember to use matching return address labels on the outside of the invitation. Paying attention to the details will elevate your baby shower theme and bring it together as a well-though out, cohesive event.

Incorporate your Under the Sea baby shower theme into the food, games and decorations.

Think of imaginative ways to incorporate your theme into the food you serve at the baby shower. A seafood themed menu with shrimp, crab cakes, and a seafood dip will enhance your Under the Sea baby shower theme.  Serve tropical fruit on mini skewers such as pineapple, star fruit, and melon balls (shaped just like beach balls) to keep the beach feel. Even non-seafood faire can keep with the theme by serving chips in starfish-shaped bowls and using sand toy molds (clean, of course) to shape the chicken salad into the shape of a fish. Don’t forget to serve it all on beach inspired plates with matching napkins and utensils.

For an unexpected way to build teams for games, add customized under the sea labels to water bottles. Place smaller personalized stickers with different pictures that match your theme such as turtles, crabs and fish on the bottom of the bottle. Then, build teams for a game based on which label your guests selected on their water bottle. Your guests will get an opportunity to mingle with different people they might not have met before, and this activity can be an enjoyable ice-breaker. Peel and stick labels will easily adhere to any brand of water you select for an easy, do-it-yourself way to boost your Under the Sea baby shower theme.

Scatter personalized cellophane goodie bags with M&Ms and nuts around for guests to snack on while they are playing games. Give out beach balls, beach towels or a beach bag with personalized tags or labels as prizes to the winners.

Keep your theme going long after the party is over.

Tins filled with delicious mints, beautiful soy candle jars ortins, or mini candy bar labels are useful and attractive favors your guests will appreciate. Or, personalize your own favor with matching tags or labels. And remember – order matching thank you notes for the mom-to-be to conveniently use after the event.

Creating a thoughtful, enjoyable and imaginative Under the Sea baby shower can be easy. Remember to have fun, be creative, and just enjoy hosting a wonderful gathering to celebrate the pending arrival of a very special, very sweet little baby.


Candles and Favors is a family-owned Party Authority that provides high-quality baby shower invitations, party favors, soy candles and stationary to help you plan the perfect event.

Nikki Heinrich lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys spending time with her family and in her spare time, loves to write and cook.