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Baby Shower Theme – Which Do You Like?

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I’m co-hosting a baby shower for a friend next month and having a hard time deciding which way to go with the theme, so I thought would be fun to see which theme YOU guys would most like to see all done up & photographed for future inspiration.

Ginny is having a boy (Max) – so my first thought was to do some sort of “We’re Going Monkeys for Max!” theme. The first 2 inspiration boards below are variations of a monkey theme: Mod Monkey and (traditional) Sock Monkey. The third concept – Woodland Forest – is inspired by an adorable Colorbok scrapbook collection called “Friendly Forest“, which I’ve been antsy to use in a party setting for a while.

Anyways, here are my 3 “starter inspiration boards” – which theme do YOU like best?


mod monkey baby shower


sock monkey baby shower


woodland forest baby shower

Once the theme is chosen, I’ll work on a more extensive idea board with all the little details. I’m open to any suggestions you guys have as well. Thanks so much for your help!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

180 responses to “Baby Shower Theme – Which Do You Like?”

  1. My first thought was mod monkey but after seeing the inspiration boards I’m loving the woodland creatures theme. Its super cute and new. It seems like monkeys have been done a lot as of late although it is a cute theme.

  2. ljcadv says:

    i love all of them, but the traditional sock monkey one is my favorite.

  3. Emily Ley says:

    LOVE Mod Monkey!

  4. Danitza says:

    I absolutely adore the Sock Monkey theme!! Classic, traditional but with a updated vibe. Love it!

  5. Tori says:

    I see your dilemma- they are all adorable! I do like the Woodland Forest however, I am loving the “We’re Going Monkeys for Max” so, my vote is for the mod monkeys.

  6. Shannon says:

    #3 Woodland Forest caught my eye right away, the squirrel is adorable! #2 is runner up solely because of the colors, not big on the monkey

  7. Totally without question the sock monkey!!!!

  8. Kerrie says:

    I love them all but I especially love the woodland creatures!!!

  9. Lourdes says:

    Traditional Sock Monkey :)
    but i do love them all!

  10. Melissa says:

    *LOVE* the sock monkeys! Torn between mod and traditional, though. (They’re the inspiration for our upcoming shopping portal, — we paid major homage to sock monkeys in our gift guide in December, too: ;)

  11. jenn s. says:

    I’m absolutely loving all this feedback – thanks everyone!

  12. All fab, but my fave is MOD MONKEY! I love the yellow/blue/brown combo. It would also be great for a 1st birthday party! (my son’s was monkey themed! ;)

  13. michelle says:

    woodland forest for sure!

  14. Vanessa says:

    Either sock monkey or woodland forest.
    I really like woodland forest – but sock monkey is really whimsical and unique.

  15. Kim O. says:

    I’m thinking Mod Monkey, but I love them all!!!:)

  16. Kiki says:

    Definitely the sock monkey.

  17. amy d. says:

    it’s between mod monkey and woodland forest – but i think woodland forest wins. there is so much you can do with this theme! plus, what a wonderful color palette to work with!

  18. Kristi says:

    I love the Mod Monkey! It’s original and who wouldn’t love a shower all about their “Max?”

  19. Ani says:

    i would definitley have to say Woodland Forest. I love the variety of animals.

  20. Mary says:

    Love all of them but 1 & 3 are my fav!

  21. Liz Dyer says:

    I think the woodland forest one is absolutely adorable. I am planning a shower now too and love the inspiration! Thanks!

  22. My first instinct was Mod Monkey – love it! But then the Woodland Creatures i-board really caught my eye.

    So, here’s my cop out. If the shower is over the summer, I like Mod Monkey. Bright colors, really fun.

    If the shower is in the fall, then I prefer Woodland Creatures for that time of year.

    Sorry, I just couldn’t choose!

  23. Sharon - Cupcakes and Cutlery says:

    I love the mod sock monkey theme. That could be adorable. We did the Woodland Creatures papers for a 2nd bday party/ camping theme. It turned out super cute and the snacks were really fun. My sis in law came up with a recipe for a smore’s cookie that was to DIE for!!!![email protected]/sets/72157619599216164/

  24. MC says:

    the monkey theme is cute but it has been done a lot of times already… the woodland forest is something new and unique… would really like to see what you do with it.

  25. Lori Foote says:

    LOVE Mod Monkey, but I would use this tableware and switch out the colors a bit. They all look awesome!

  26. Amy says:

    #3 Woodland Forest is the most unexpected and has potential for some really neat ideas. For instance, I’ve been dying to make these super cute toadstools for something from MS, but also think of what you could do with reclaimed wood. I might have to steal your inspiration ;) Toadstools:

  27. chelsea a says:

    I love the mod monkey theme but I like the invitations and thank you cards from the sock monkey mood board better. Maybe do combination of the two?

  28. Lisapn76 says:

    I vote for #3

  29. MildlyCrazy says:

    Sock Monkey! Sock Monkey!

  30. Marisa says:

    Love the woodland forest – so many fun colors

  31. Lisa says:

    I love the Sock Monkey idea, the colours are warm and bright and work very well together.

  32. Jennifer says:

    I love the Woodland Forest theme!

  33. Ruth says:

    Definitely #3 Woodland Forest. I think it definitely has that out-the-box quality and limitless creative possibilities!

  34. Audra Blair says:

    Woodland Forest would be an amazing shower!

  35. mod monkey. definitely.

  36. TLC says:

    You know I love monkeys but the woodland forest is my fav!

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  38. Lauren says:

    I LOVE the Woodland Forest theme. So sweet!

  39. Kendra says:

    I’ve always loved the sock monkey idea! So cute, vintage, graphic, and homemade all in one!

    Of course, I’m sure you would make the other two super cute, as well.