Owl Baby Shower Theme
Wise little owls make an adorable baby shower theme. Owls can work with either gender or if the parents want it to be a surprise.
An owl themed baby shower can also work if you are planning a baby shower centered around books, like a build-a-library theme. Little owls and books go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Owl Baby Shower Invitations
An owl-themed baby shower is a popular baby shower theme, so you will probably be able to find a few different designs to choose from no matter what type of invitation you decide to go with.
Write-in invitations are an easy and affordable way to go, but it can start to get tiresome if you are inviting a long list of people.
For a long list of guests, you may opt for getting personalized invites printed. By printing the invites, you'll definitely save time, but it may cost more than if you chose write-in invitations. Other invitation alternatives include evites, postcard-style invites and, of course, handmaking your invites is always an option.
You have a range of options for decorating an owl-themed baby shower. A first considerion for determining decorations might be the color scheme you are choosing to go with. You can opt for colors that match your owl of choice, whether it's blue or pink or brown. Choosing a simple color scheme then adding a simple pattern make a good foundation for building a theme inspired event.
For example, if you're going with pink owls, then matching pink polka-dots, pink stripes or a pink/white or pink/gray chevron can be the repeating pattern that you use throughout the venue. Then sprinkling your little owls around some focal points of the party or among your stations will be icing on the owl-themed cake.
If you are opting for a book theme, then using books as a foundation for decorations and little owls as extra decorations can work splendidly. While people often associate owls with thick, dusty library books, you can choose to decorate the party with classic baby books instead.
If the shower is going to be taking place during the winter, then you can specifically choose a snowy owl for your baby shower. Winter decorations looks great with an owl twist, pinecones become seeing little owlets, a Christmas tree can house little owl ornaments as party favors, and a fireplace mantle can be decorated with nests that house curious little owlets.
Games and Activities
An owl themed baby shower can include a lot of different games and activities that play off of the "wise" theme or even book theme if you are pairing the two themes together.
Here are a few activities that you might consider including with your baby shower:
- Name that Baby Animal
Did you know that baby owls are called owlets? Did you know that baby elephants are called calfs? If you're looking for a cute baby shower game to play, then a game involving naming baby animals may just fit the bill.
- Guest Created Alphabet Book
Asking your guests to help in creating an alphabet book for the soon-to-be arriving baby can be a wonderful activity that pairs nicely with an owl and book themed baby shower.
- Baby Word Scramble
A baby word scramble is a game that is quick and easy to put together and play. It also works with an owl or book themed baby shower because it's all about letters and baby things.
Owl Themed Baby Shower Favors
With an owl-themed baby shower, there are lots of ideas that will work for baby shower favors. Here are a few that you can consider:
If you are coupling your owl theme with a book theme or a build-a-library theme, then an owl bookmark would be an adorable party favor for your guests.
- Owl Shaped Goodies
Are you a creative baker? Know someone who is? Then owl shaped goodies for your guests to take home might make a yummy party favor. Owl-shaped cookies, candies or cake pops can be a nice little treat for guests of any age!
- Novelty Candle
To play off the night owl theme, you might offer guests a cute little candle as a token of thanks. It can be a fun shaped candle, like an owl if you can find it.
If you are hosting the baby shower during the holidays, then an owl shaped ornament could be a lovely little party favor that people can enjoy during the holidays and then every year afterwards.
- Bird Feeder
A small birdseed holder that people can bring home and hang in their backyard can be a fun and unique party favor.