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Baby Showers 06.11.09

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. Michelle says:

    Mod monkey for sure!

  2. Erin says:

    I love #3 Woodland Forest…so cute! And hey you have been wanting to use it, what better time than now :)

  3. Jae says:

    Mod Monkey!

  4. Tiffany says:

    I have to say the monkey theme. I just finished a monkey themed baby shower for a friend of mine who was having her 5th! It was a lot of fun to put together and I didn’t even fit every thing in I wanted to. I really wanted to incorporate Curious George but the colors I chose just didn’t fit with the red and yellow. If you’d like to see what it looked like you can check it out at
    I can’t wait to see what you decide!

  5. Wendy says:

    I LOVE the original sock monkey! The colors seem to POP more and just scream boy!

  6. tara gibson says:

    Mod Monkey! love it!

  7. Jackie Fisher says:

    Love the Woodland Forest theme.

  8. Zahava says:

    My favorite one is the sock monkey

  9. Dio says:

    I love them all, but I’d have to say Woodland Creatures. It’s more of a unique theme, which will probably inspire more fun and creative ways to piece together.

  10. Laura says:

    +1 for Woodland Forrest!

  11. Bre says:

    Definitely the Woodland Forest one. It’s so adorable! Also, I’m not big on monkeys.

  12. Gina says:

    Oooh, very tough choice. I think B. I think the sock monkey is recognizable as an icon that will work well for your theme.

    I also love your boards. Would love to know how you put it together. Where do you get your images, products, etc.

  13. Kat says:

    I vote woodland creatures but no matter what, mom is a lucky party animal!

  14. [email protected] At Home says:

    A vote for “C” here. I love the colors of the Woodland theme and how modern it looks.

  15. Abigayl says:

    They are ALL adorable- but the Woodland Creatures is just great… the color scheme and the possibilities are endless! :)

  16. They’re all sooo cute! But, as much as I love the Woodland Forest, I think my favorite is the classic sock monkey – you really can’t go wrong with any of them :)

  17. melissa says:

    the monkeys are sweet but I would pick the woodland forest the colors are great !

  18. Laura says:

    SOCK Monkey – the Traditional one!!

  19. Kelly says:

    Agree #1 or #3 – LOVE the Mod Monkey….but then I saw someone’s post with the Toadstools and think if you do this with the Woodland Forest…it would be soooo cute!

  20. Lynn W says:

    definitely the mod monkey :=)

  21. DebbieKL says:

    I’m a nature person, so I love the woodland creatures. Good luck!

  22. Ashley BB says:

    My vote is for A. Mod Monkey. All are precious!

  23. Brittney says:

    Oh please do the Woodland Forest. I really want to do our nursery in this kind of theme as well. Owls, and Hedgehogs, and Deer, Oh my! It lends itself well to a vintage feel.

  24. Ashlee C. says:

    The Mod Monkey is my favorite. Have fun planning.
    By the way I co-hosted a baby shower last month using your bedtime story theme. It was a hit!

  25. Rachel Purcell says:

    i love monkeys but i bet you would do the best stuff with the woodland forest…especially with all the cute owl stuff out too right now!!! have fun!

  26. Gift This! says:

    Definitely the Woodland Forest! it is so unexpected and so now! I love this idea…can’t wait to see what you decide! It will be fabulous either way of course!

  27. amy says:

    the forest one got me with the adorable mini acorns and the animal mobile!!! great ideas!

  28. Stephanie says:

    I love, love, love the woodland forest theme! That is so adorable!!

  29. Kristi says:

    I vote the woodland forest theme…SOOO cute!! :)

  30. Stephanie says:

    I love the Mod Monkey theme and colors. My second choice would be woodland forest…

  31. Lindsey says:

    I am for the woodland monkey! I love the paper! I have been trying to find a reason to use it!

  32. Paige says:

    I LOVE the Mod Monkey theme! It is adorable for the baby shower, and yet still very stylish for the women attending. Too cute!

  33. Lauren says:

    I love Theme B. Sock monkeys are a classic toy, and this would be such a cute take on them!

  34. Mirielle says:

    Woodland Forest! I want to see something new, monkeys have been done already.

  35. Melanie says:

    Well, I don’t find the Sock Monkey theme that Im extremely turn between the Woodland Forest, and the Mod Monkey theme.

  36. Jessica says:

    Love Mod Monkey! I think the colors are so fun. Runner up is the woodland creatures – also cute!

    Good luck!

  37. Jennifer says:

    i have to say #2. I love the colors!

  38. Sarah says:

    I love the Woodland Forest theme. It’s so vintage feeling, but also colorful, and there’s much more of an option to switch around colors and animals throughout the years!

  39. Shai says:

    I vote for Woodland. Not only because it is sooo cute, but it is fresh and new. The monkey theme is cute too but we’ve seen them before =D. I think you’ll do a fabulous job with the woodland. BTW I love the moss balls in the idea board. Can’t wait!!! =D