6 Fun Winter Baby Shower Ideas

Your favorite mom-to-be’s due date is drawing near, they’ve set up the nursery and completed their winter baby registry…now it’s time for the fun part: a baby shower, where you can shower the guest of honor with attention (and gifts!).

We’ve put together a few fresh, creative winter baby shower ideas to inspire you to celebrate the special parents-to-be with everything they need to bring their baby home!

Fun, Creative Winter Baby Shower Ideas

A Little Snowflake is on its Way 

Could there be a more perfect theme for a winter baby shower than little snowflakes everywhere? Decorate the room with sparkling, fanciful snowflakes and twinkling white lights to set a magical scene, and have guests create and decorate snowflakes as a fun and interactive party activity. The expectant parents can pick their favorite and give the creator a fun, on-theme prize, such as a gift card for an iced coffee at the local coffee shop!

Arctic Animal Wonderland

Polar bears, penguins, and seals, oh my! This winter baby shower theme puts a wintry spin on a traditional jungle or barnyard animal-themed shower. Decorate each guest table with a different arctic animal, ask guests to bring diapers to place in a designated Penguin Pail, and set up a gift table where guests can sort their gifts by who it’s for: Mama Bear, Papa Bear, or Baby Bear.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

This theme’s an oldie but a goodie. Treat guests to “an evening that’s been so very nice” by setting a cozy, welcoming scene. Light a fire for the mom- and dad-to-be to sit in front of while opening gifts (don’t have a fireplace? A fake fireplace facade will do!). Follow Fortuitous Foodies' example and lay out an indulgent hot cocoa bar complete with marshmallows, crushed peppermints, shaved chocolate, and whipped cream.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Pay homage to long winter nights with a winter baby shower that celebrates this classic baby tune and the glittering nighttime sky. Decorate the space with twinkle lights and stars galore, and instead of traditional shower games, ask guests to rewrite the lyrics of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” to create a personalized lullaby for the new baby.

Rustic Baby Shower

Think cozy-cabin-in-the-woods for this hipster-y shower theme: bring on the buffalo plaid, greenery, natural wood finishes, and soft, flannel fabrics! For a fun, on-theme game, ask guests to write a message to the little one on natural wood coasters and have the parents-to-be pick their favorite. 

Ready to Pop!

It’s not just champagne bottles that are ready to pop this winter! The mom-to-be is too – so celebrate her (and her baby) with a New Year’s themed shower complete with black and gold balloons tied to mini champagne bottles and a “buffet” of ring pops, cake pops, popsicles, gourmet soda pops, and other “pop” themed foods. And the perfect party favor for this unforgettable shower? Bags of freshly popped popcorn, of course!

Winter baby showers are a great excuse for parents-to-be to connect with friends and family before their baby comes. Make sure the guest of honor has registered for all the essentials she’ll need to keep her baby safe and comfy in cold weather—our comprehensive checklist includes everything needed to welcome a winter baby.