Event Planning: Must Have Items For Your Oceanside Beach Themed Baby Shower
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Planning a baby shower and picking a party theme can seem overwhelming. Whether it's your baby shower, or you're the one helping to plan, there are many different styles or ideas for you to choose from. Not sure where to start searching and looking for some party planning help? That's where we come in. We've gathered our favorite items for an oceanside beach themed baby shower for an adorable event. This gender neutral party style is full of soft colors and cute designs that everyone will love. You don't even have to live on the beach to love this theme- if you've got a baby on board and you love the ocean or the beach, this theme is just what you're looking for. Keep reading to see our collection of items to inspire you in creating a memorable baby shower for your little beach baby.
Once you've picked a baby shower theme, you need the invitations to match. This diy printable tropical ocean baby shower invitation template from our OCEANSIDE Collection features a watercolor ocean sunset, sweet flying birds and a cute gender-neutral orange and blue color combination. It's the perfect invitation for your family and friends to attend the celebration of your little beach baby. You can even add your own photos for that little something extra. These 5x7" invitations are customizable, so you can edit them to fit your party needs. Edit the wording, background color, and fonts to create your complete personalized invitation. They can be printed directly from home, any office supplier, or at our favorite printer at Prints of Love.
OCEANSIDE Collection Baby Shower Invitation by Unmeasured Events
Books For Baby Insert Card
One baby shower trend we love is having guests bring their favorite baby books to share, passing along something they loved to new generations. Send out these "books for baby" card inserts along with your invitations to let guests know that instead of a written card, they are encouraged to bring a book for your future baby to help build up their library. This 5.5x4.25" template features an ocean blue color combination with a boho sun and cute handwritten script fonts, and fits easily as an insert. Choose your wording, fonts, and even colors for a look that is 100% unique to you and your baby shower.
OCEANSIDE Collection Books For Baby Insert by Unmeasured Events
Ocean Waves Accent Wall Decals
If you're looking for decorations that are more minimalist in style, but you still want something theme related, try an accent wall. There's no need to paint an entire wall or even truly go over the top- an accent wall decal is just the thing. These blue toned ocean wave designed decals can be placed on any wall or surface for a beach look, and are easy to setup and remove for your convenience. Each decal pack comes with 10 different waves, measuring in various lengths, from 10" to 25.5" long. Handmade from removable fabric and non-stick material, they won't ruin your walls and can be used more than once. Creating your perfect decor that exemplifies your oceanside beach baby shower is what it's all about.
Extra Waves Fabric Wall Decal by Shop Mej Mej
Beach Inspired Pastel Balloon Decor
Decorations to any party are essential, and balloons are always an inexpensive but fun way to spruce up your events. A balloon arch is a great option, and is more simple to make than you'd think. You can use it to decorate a table setting, the entry to the party, or both and it will look adorable. These nude and beach colored options are perfect for your oceanside baby shower. Shades of pastel pink, blue, peach, and light lavender work to create sunset on the beach vibes and even give the appearance of light ocean waves. Kits comes in packs of either 92 or 184 balloons, and arrive deflated. You and your guests will love this simple but creative party decor.
Pastel Balloon Arch by Bohoo Decor
Sunset Colored Table Runner
Table runners are very stylish and work well for any event. They are much nicer than an overall table cloth and look great on any surface, instantly glamorizing them. Look for one that's machine washable, so guests don't have to worry if they accidentally spill on it, and you can use it more than once. We love this orange sunset colored version! Handmade from cheesecloth, it's machine washable and comes in a variety of different colors. Available in dozens of sizes ranging from napkin size to over 100'x36", you can find a size for any table. It's a fun and modern way to add style to your baby shower.
Cheesecloth Table Runner by TMB Textiles
Seashell Ocean Themed Cupcakes
Cupcakes are always a good idea. They are a fun alternative to an entire cake, and their smaller sizes will have guests going back for seconds. We're in love with these pastel designs that feature seashells, sea horses, and tiny little edible pearls. They're giving mermaid vibes for sure! Find a local baker on Instagram or wherever you shop for bakery treats to see a catalog of bakers who can create something magical for your baby shower. Another reason we love cupcakes is you can mix and match designs for a color palette and style exactly how you like it. Sweet treats that look too cute to eat (that we would definitely eat anyway) will always be a crowd pleaser.
Seashell Ocean Cupcakes by Catherine Marie Cake
Ocean Waves Serving Board
Don't serve your baby shower treats on just any regular old tray. Upgrade your snacks with this designer created seaside ocean wave wooden serving tray. Made from maple wood, Designer Meghan Miller then uses a "special resin technique to give it a stunningly realistic, one-of-a-kind shoreline design", so no two pieces are exactly the same. Available in two versions, one with handles and one without, and measure in at either 15" L x 6" W x 0.75" (with handles) or 16" L x 5.5" W x 0.75" (without). One important note on this piece to keep the beach vibes going- it is NOT a cutting board, so knives and sharp object aren't welcome. You'll love this tray long after your oceanside baby shower.
Coastal Serving Board by Uncommon Goods
Glitter Pastel Mermaid Straws
Glitter mermaids on pastel paper straws?! Yes, please! These are ridiculously cute and will be a huge hit at your baby shower. They are very fun and will look amazing in your party photos and instagram posts. Give your drink cups a cute little accessory to dress them up and as a way to use less plastic. These paper straws come in pastel blue, pink, and purple, with bold glittery mermaid add ons. Offered in packs of 12 at a reasonable price, you can pick up more than a few sets for your entire baby shower. We always recommend paper straws- they're better for the environment as they are one hundred percent recyclable and are 100% biodegradable.
Glitter Pastel Mermaid Straws by Tickled Glitzy Boutique
Champagne Tags For Mini Bubbly Bottles
Don't send your guests off empty handed! Give a little thanks to those who attended your baby shower with something they'll love. Mini bottles of bubbly with custom thank you tags are just the thing. This printable baby shower "pop when she pops!" tag template features a modern font combination and dusty blue background. The blue shade is light enough to resemble little ocean waves, and is gorgeously minimalist. Print them in a square shape (3"x3") or round version (2.5"x2.5") and tie them to the mini bottles with ribbon for a cute party favor. These tags are completely customizable and can be printed from anywhere. Guests can raise a toast and have a little memento for your little one on the way.
KENNEDY Collection Baby Shower Champagne Tag by Unmeasured Events
Bonus: Baby Shower Gifts
Whether it's your baby shower, or you're the one hosting, there's always a good reason for gifts, especially a gift for the mother to be. These cute baby shower gifts match the invitations and are adorably sweet. They're perfect for any mama with a baby on board, and the little beach baby she's carrying. Matching items for mama and baby will always be a stylishly good idea.
OCEANSIDE Beach Baby Onesie
Any little beach baby will look super cute in this oceanside beach inspired onesie. Feating a watercolor print sunset and ocean waves, the words "beach baby" are written in a cute handwritten script font. Available in sizes ranging from 6M-18M, this 100% cotton outfit comes in either white or beige and is machine washable, making it long lasting for your baby's adventures. It's the perfect gift for any expecting mother.
OCEANSIDE Collection Beach Baby Outfit by Unmeasured Designs
OCEANSIDE Mama T-Shirt
We think matching outfits for babies and moms are always a good idea. Featuring the same watercolor sunset and waves as its matching infant counterpart, it also has "mama" written in a cute script font in the top left corner of the shirt. It makes a great gift, or as the outfit choice for your oceanside beach themed baby shower. This 100% cotton unisex t-shirt comes in sizes ranging from XS to 3XL, and is also offered in either white or beige, making it easy to find the perfect size and style for any mom, whether it's the first baby or not.
OCEANSIDE Collection Mama Shirt by Unmeasured Designs
What did you think of our oceanside beach themed baby shower? Is this a theme you would go for, or was there anything we missed? Let us know- reach out via Etsy or Instagram with any questions, comments or assistance- we want to hear from you and we're always happy to help! Let us help take the stress out of event planning with our easy to use DIY templates to create your best event yet. Sign up below to be added to our list and to receive 10% off when you shop with us at our Etsy store. That way, you can focus on what truly matters most.
Invitations, Signage & Tags | @unmeasuredevents
Accent Wall | @shopmejmej
Balloon Garland | @bohoodecor
Table Runner | @tmbtextiles
Serving Tray | @uncommongoods
Seashell Cupcakes | @catherinemariecake
Mermaid Straws | @tickledglitzyboutique
Baby Romper & Matching Shirt | @unmeasureddesigns