8 Baby Shower Decoration Ideas for Boys

Baby showers that are planned well will be remembered for a lifetime. Need ideas for throwing one for a boy?

Stock up on the diapers, band-aids, and helmets because you’re having a boy! One of the greatest gifts in the world is having a child, and becoming a parent to a boy means tons of adventures, falls, and thrill-seeking moments. 

Boys are born to be curious and go too fast, but they will always have time for a hug from mom. 

Baby showers are a great way to stock up on items you need and envision the life that’s about to enter this world. 

Throwing a baby shower for boys is all about embodying adventure and curiosity. The decorations should be the best part of planning, but it can be tough to throw the perfect party for someone who isn’t here yet. 

Here are some great ideas to help you celebrate your little man! 

8 Decoration Ideas for a Boy’s Baby Shower 

1. Blue Accents and Balloons

A great starting place for a boy’s baby shower is blue balloons, plates, napkins, and accents. 

It’s a versatile color that can match with tons of themes or spaces, and all the accessories and favors will be easy to find. 

You can choose a lighter or darker shade depending on your theme, and you can easily use leftover dishware or accessories around the house. 

Whether it’s your first son or your fourth, your heart will skip a beat once you see the sweet blue accents and know that you’re about to have mama’s boy running around!

A marble candy styled blue helium balloons

2. Make It an Animal Theme 

Using themes to enhance a party is always a good idea. It can give your guests an idea of what to expect and keep you on track when you’re looking for the perfect accessories or party favors. 

Creating an animal theme won’t take too much work, and it’s generally an inexpensive theme to go with. 

Incorporate animal-print table cloths, different animal-shaped cookies, and animal balloons. 

One of the best things about an animal theme is you can easily incorporate neutral colors and accents from around the house or from other parties you’ve thrown over the years. 

Animal themed baby clothes on a wooden floor

3. Give it a Nautical Touch 

A timeless and simple option for a boy’s baby shower is a nautical theme. Using soft reds, blues, and whites will help you achieve this style without feeling too overdone. 

You can add small sailboats as table decorations, incorporate rope accents, and use small sailor hats as party favors. 

This is a timeless and classy style that will give your party a laid-back and relaxing feeling. 

Your guests will feel comfortable and welcome, and you’ll be able to use some of your accents and table cloths for other events throughout the years.

A paper boat with a large globe in the background

4. Incorporate Bowties 

There’s nothing cuter than a bowtie for your little one. If you’re expecting a little gentleman to enter this world, using bowties as party directions or favors is a must! 

You can use cut-out paper bowties, glue them to party string, and use that as streamers for a fun effect. 

A great gift idea is to ask each of your guests to bring a bowtie that your little man can eventually grow into. 

Each guest can pick one that they think he’ll love one day or can use at nice events such as weddings or interviews when that day comes. 

It’s a great way to cut back on gifts that you might end up returning anyway, and it’s a meaningful memento that will stay with you and your son over time. 

four assorted baby bowties

5. Serve Mustache Cookies/Cupcakes 

A cute and simple way to decorate a baby shower for a boy is using mustaches! They’re simple and cute and leave your guests with a longing for the strong man that is soon to come. 

You can make (or commission a baker to make) cookies in the shape of mustaches or use little mustache decorations on your cupcakes. 

They will go with any theme your using, or you can make the entire theme revolve around mustaches; the possibilities are endless! 

Cupcakes with mustache designs

6. Use Neutral Colors 

Using soft colors like light brown, creamy white, and baby blue is a great way to set up the perfect party to celebrate your little guy. 

Neutral color accents, tablecloths, and plates are great because you can use anything that’s leftover and dress it up or down, depending on your theme. 

You can add specific items to enhance your theme, such as an animal print table runner, or place little sailboats on the table as an arrangement. 

Using neutral colors for the main items will give you the freedom to make this event however you want it and use leftover materials for years to come. 

A dining table setup with ceramic plates and flowers

7. Decorate With Dinosaurs 

If you’re looking for something a bit more specific for this event, try to find dinosaur accessories and items! 

There are many ways to incorporate dinosaurs, like having them on the cake, plates, napkins, and even getting some dino toys to make a table arrangement. 

It’s an easy theme to find, and you can pair it with neutral colors and soft greens. This allows you to reuse some of your items at other events, and your guests will love it! 

You can even save the toy center-pieces and give them to your little man at a safe age. 

Dinosaur toys with party hats

8. Incorporate Sports 

Chances are, if you have a big football or baseball-loving family and you’re having a son, there will be sports at the baby shower!

Use small footballs or baseballs as table decorations, include baseball bats in the cupcakes, and use helmets/ jerseys for decorations. 

There are endless opportunities when you incorporate sports, including having everyone wear their favorite team jersey or shirts! 

It can become a fun way to support your favorite team (especially during football or baseball season) and celebrate your team’s newest fan! 

party cupcakes with a football design
Jessica Childres
Jessica Childres is a Georgia native and former teacher. She loves to share her skills, knowledge and passion with others. She has an ongoing interest in real estate, home decorating, and design.
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