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Plan a Patriotic Baby Shower

We all love red, white, and blue…and babies too! Summer is the perfect time to throw an All-American baby shower, with lots of patriotic holidays filling the calendar, and the warm weather calling for casual, outdoor events.

Plan a Patriotic Baby Shower

Patriotic Shower from Hostess with the Mostess

A patriotic theme is perfect for any crowd, whether it’s a coed shower or a traditional one, and whether a little boy or girl (or a surprise!) is on the way! Read on for a few ideas on how to make a patriotic baby shower “pop” for the newest firecracker in your life!

 

Invitations

Light the spark of excitement for all of your guests the moment they open the envelope! These fun invitations can be customized for traditional or coed showers. As always, remember to guide your guests to RegistryFinder.com so they can conveniently locate all of the baby registries in one place! Try a line like this: “Visit RegistryFinder.com to find all of Baby Smith’s registries.”

 

Décor

DIY Wall Decorations for a Patriotic Baby Shower

DIY Banner from JoLynne Shane | Wall Décor from Catch My Party

Pick up pages of colorful cardstock, a few yards of burlap, and a roll of twine to create visually stunning banners and pinwheels to adorn your walls! If you’re not naturally crafty (like me), you’ll be glad to know that you can visit Instructables for step-by-step instructions on how to create the pinwheels. It’s even easier than it looks!

Mason Jar Decorations for Patriotic Baby Shower

Painted Mason Jars from Bloglovin | Ribbon-tied Mason Jars from My Frugal Adventures

Mason jars, made patriotic two ways: if you’re comfortable with paint, go for star-spangled look #1! If you’re looking for something a little simpler and less messy, use burlap and ribbon to create look #2. Bonus—you’ll get to untie the ribbon and reuse your Mason jars later.

Blue Glass Vases for a Patriotic Baby Shower

Blue Glass Vases from Writing with Lipstick

If you’re really not crafty (I understand), pick up some blue glass vases, stick some red carnations inside, and call it a day. Simple, yet on-theme and effective!

 

Tablescapes

Patriotic Table Setting

Red, White, and Blue Tablescape from Writing with Lipstick | Rustic Tablescape from Design, Dining, and Diapers | Blue and White Tablescape from Fashionable Hostess

Have fun playing with patterns and textures in red, white, and blue! I love the mix of bold stripes, bright napkins, and soft florals on each of these tablescapes.

 

Food

Hot Dog Bar

Hot Dog Bar from Hostess with the Mostess

Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned barbeque? I love the idea of setting up a patriotic hamburger and/or hotdog bar, complete with toppings in cute containers and bright signage.

Condiments Display for Hot Dog Bar for Baby Shower

Condiments Display from My Dirty Aprons

Try swapping out plastic condiment containers for glass jars, and placing them all in a rustic crate.

Corn on the Cob Station for Baby Shower

Corn on the Cob Station from The TomKat Studio

Just when you thought you’d seen every type of “food station,” along comes a corn on the cob bar! I love the idea of guests topping their corn with a variety of butters, cheeses, and seasonings. Visit the link above for recipes and inspiration!

 

Dessert

Hand-held desserts for barbeque baby shower

Cake Pop Display Idea from Party City | Rice Krispies from Love Knitting | Miniature Cheesecakes from Hostess with the Mostess | Cupcake Flag with Berries and Coconut from Good Housekeeping

Hand-held desserts are the way to go for a barbeque! Guests will love sampling these bite-sized beauties!

 

Games

Baby Shower Game Suite

Baby Shower Game Suite from Paper Etiquette

This Etsy shop offers instant downloads of fun baby shower games in a patriotic chevron print! Games include “What’s in the Diaper Bag?,” “What Baby Item Begins with this Letter?” and “Baby Shower Mad Libs.”

I recently wrote a blog on baby shower games, and I think the “Late Night Diapers” game could take a patriotic twist if you display this sign by the stack of diapers!

 

Party Favors

Popcorn Bar and Bags for Baby Showers

Popcorn Bar and Bags from Eighteen25

At my baby shower, my sister-in-law made caramel popcorn and displayed it with a sign that said, “She’s about to pop!” Add red, white, and blue décor and a few varieties of popcorn and toppings so guests can create their own mixes to take home and enjoy! And these bags couldn’t be cuter or easier—all you need are brown lunch bags and rubber stamps.

S’mores Kits from Baby Shower

S’mores Kits from Anders Ruf Design Co.

Send guests home with all of the fixings to make their own “star spangled” s’mores!

As always, our team at Registry Finder loves to inspire you to as you prepare to host celebrations for those you love! Click around and stay awhile to discover the latest trends we’ve covered for summer bridal shower themes and recipes, graduation parties, and much, much more!

 

Christina PetersonWritten by Christina Peterson, who thinks a corn on the cob bar beats a candy bar any day of the week.

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