This type of baby shower is a big hit with expecting couples these days because this theme is so cute and simple.
The owl is a noble creature of the forest and it represents foresight and intelligence. It’s also the perfect theme for baby showers in the fall and winter.
The beauty of the owl theme is that it can work for both boy and girl baby showers.
It is also a great theme for coed baby showers because its not overly cute and it doesn’t put off male guests.
You can get all the Owl decorations you need for this theme online ,which is not a bad idea if you got a big budget, but in this post I am going to focus on ways to create an owl theme on a tight budget.
First thing we need to do is establish our color scheme. You should go with forestry colors to recreate the owl’s environment.
I think dark brown, green and white work nicely.
Feel free to think of other clean color schemes and palettes that represent the forest and the owl’s environment.
Once you got that checked off your list its time to move on to decorations. Its time to head to the dollar store and places like Target to get the items you need.
You should get miniature plush owl dolls (all sizes). A poke-dot table cloth with your color scheme. You will also need streamers, balloons and other party goods.
Remember to keep your color scheme in mind.
Decorations That HOOT!
Much like the baby shower monkey theme you will want to decorate your home with a lot of potted plants. Ask your friends to contribute their plotted plants if you are in need of more.
You can then decoratively place your miniature plush owl dolls and color themed balloons in different areas of your house and on the plotted plants. If you got acorns you can also use them to decorate your baby shower with.
Don’t let your ceiling feel left out, you can decorate your ceiling with brown and green streamers or with brown and green poke-dot streamers.
Another great idea is to get helium balloons or just plain old regular balloons in your color pattern. I’m sure there are many places in your neighborhood where you can get balloons for cheap. Make sure to ask a staff member or attendee at the store if they have any kind of balloons with owls on them.
You will also want to get plastic tableware that matches your color theme. You might have a hard time finding plastic tableware with owl designs on them but that’s okay. Just get tableware that has your color pattern. You might want white cups, brown plates, green forks and knives.
Diaper Cakes & Other Owl Centerpieces
Get your color themed poke-dot table cloth out and put it on your table. For your centerpiece you can go with a big owl plush doll in the center or you can create a baby shower diaper cake with brown ribbons and a miniature owl doll on the top of it.
The easiest kind of diaper cake to make is a three tier diaper roll cake by far. It is also an amazing diaper cake to look at.
You will need 63 diapers, a glue gun for the ribbons, assorted rubber bands, wide satin decorating ribbons in your color pattern, a paper towel tube for your center, a pair of scissors, assorted baby items in your color pattern and a small owl plush doll for the top of your diaper creation.
Here is an easy to follow diaper cake instructions video showing you how one is made. Quick and easy:
The Second tier middle part consists of: ring 1 – six diapers, ring 2 – twelve diapers.
The Third tier or the top part consists of: ring – six diapers.
Baby shower games for this theme
There are plenty of great and unique baby shower games that you can choose from. All you need to do is put an ‘owl’ twist to them. Here are some ideas:
Owl Musical Chairs – play musical chairs using the song ‘Who are you’ by The Who.
Diaper The Owl – same rules as ‘diaper the balloon’ apply but the guest will first draw an owl’s face on the balloon with a maker before they attempt to diaper it with a pin.
Owl Water Balloon – fill a small balloon with water and draw an owl’s face on it. Have your guests form a circle.
Tell your guests that they have to shout out the person’s name they intend to throw it to before they throw it. If you drop it, your out.
Periodically spread out the circle, last one standing is the winner! This game is best played outside.
Baby shower owl finger foods
Can you say chocolate and nuts? That’s right. You will be serving brownies, cupcakes and other goodies that are filled with chocolate and nuts. Here are some more ideas:
- Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Benne Wafers
- Loaded Blondies
- Pecan Biscotti
- Fudge with Nuts
You should also have other types of food like chips, finger sandwiches, veggies with dip but just keep in mind that your main focus is chocolate because it fits nicely with your owl theme.
Make sure your baker prepares a cake that falls inline with the rest of your theme.
Baby Shower Theme That’s a Real HOOT!
You don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune to create this amazing theme.
Just follow the tips in this post and your baby shower will look great!
Don’t forget to ask your friends for help if you need it and remember to use your resources to the fullest.
Have you created a baby shower owl event? If so, please share your experiences and advice with us in the comments sections below. Your input is always welcomed here.
Thank you and be well.