This One’s for the Boys
A baby shower is a landmark event in a mom’s life. Gifts, treats, and friendly advice from her friends and family help to prepare her for the dizzying responsibility of motherhood. Although traditionally celebrated for the first child only, baby showers are now often extended to the first child of each gender – for example, a new shower may be in order for a third-born if her older siblings are all boys. Bring on the pink and lace! Or, a later in life baby may receive his own baby shower if the parents have already given away (or worn out!) all of their baby gear on older siblings who are now older.
Though many of the customs surrounding baby showers are changing – along with the traditions of other landmark celebrations like weddings and graduations – it’s still expected that the baby shower will be hosted by the mother-to-be’s closest female relatives or friends.
If you’re the one heading up the party planning committee, you’re serious about designing the perfect celebration to usher in the new little one into your circle. For many of us, planning a party for a baby girl is easy. Simply pile on the flowers, frills, and girly details, or host a tea party. Planning baby showers for girls is often easier, because a shower is already (usually) an all-female gathering, so girly details make sense. But what about a baby shower for a little boy? How can you create a fun and enjoyable time for the female guests while still keeping the focus on the man of the hour?
Luckily, there are a lot of themes that can be easily tailored for a baby boy shower. Some enduringly popular themes are animals and ocean themed weddings, and those can be customized almost any way you like! Fun and whimsical details like hand-stamped invitations or tiny model animals or sea creatures decorating the tables add cheerful and on point charm that will delight your female guests without striking too feminine a note.
For an animal-themed baby shower for a boy, consider a bold, striped cake like the Baby Simba, which integrates jungle-bright colors and bold lion on top. Just imagine the party venue decorated with paw prints and serving tropical drinks!
With an animal theme, there’s a cake to match just about any color scheme you might have in mind. You can emphasize a single animal (maybe the one you’re decorating the nursery with?) with 1915- Baby Elephant or 1789- Baby Giraffe, or just invite the whole zoo to come along with the 1407 Baby Boy Beasts cake!
If the ocean is more your taste, don’t worry. There are endless ways to accentuate an ocean theme. Blue, white, and green balloons to mimic the waves, of course, and goldfish crackers make cute little favors at each place. Greet your new little sailor with the perfect cake, like our 1781 – Baby Boy Sailor or, if you can’t decide between a water or animal theme, go for 1252-Noah’s Ark.
These are only a few of the baby boy cakes that we have available – and we customize them, too! Whatever your theme, we can help you create the perfect cake for your Las Vegas baby boy shower that will delight the expectant mom and her guests.