Little Man on the Way: Planning the Perfect Baby Shower for a Baby Boy

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

We’re expecting a brand new grandson! Baby showers are a wonderful way to shower the mom-to-be with love, support, and of course adorable gifts for the newest addition to the family. I’m sharing the tips for a smooth and stress-free baby shower.

Baby shower Ideas for Baby Boy - decorations, balloons, giraffe, gifts. #TexasHomesteader

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Hosting A Baby Shower For A Baby Boy

Our daughter was expecting their first baby – a boy! I’m looking forward to greeting our brand new grandson.

How To Send Invitations For A Party?

There are lots of options for sending baby shower invitations:

      • Cute traditional *Mailed Invitations

      • Electronic E-vites

      • Make a Facebook event for invitees

Find the method that suits you and your guests best. We decided to use the evite option and included a link to their baby shower registry for the convenience of the guests.

Do Men Attend Baby Showers?

OF COURSE! Gone are the days when only women gathered at baby showers. Now baby showers are often Co-Ed and include the guys. Dads-to-be and husbands of attendees all enjoy the party to celebrate the upcoming blessed event.

Baby Shower Theme For Baby Boy

Our little mommy-to-be chose a safari animal theme for her baby, specifically giraffes. So many of our decorations revolved around earthy tones to create a lush jungle atmosphere.

Who Can Host A Baby Shower?

Traditionally a friend or extended family member hosts the baby shower. But times have changed! We decided that several families would host our daughter’s shower and we couldn’t be more thrilled with how it turned out.

Benefits of Co-Hosting A Baby Shower

Our eldest daughter’s home was most centrally located so she agreed to host the party at her home.

But to keep the hosting from being a large responsibility and expense for just one family we added several co-hosts. Each co-host was in charge of a different portion of the shower.

Considerations For Baby Shower Responsibilities

When co-hosting a baby shower there’s a job for everyone:

Shower Location



Food & Drinks

Decorations play a key role in setting the mood and ambiance for the baby shower. Consider incorporating the theme into the decorations with items such as:

Balloons: We used balloons in shades of sea green and gold tied into an arch to add a festive touch. It was a great place for photo opportunities too.

Baby Shower photo op area with seafoam green and gold balloons, giraffe baloon, baby decor and Jenny Lind cradle to hold gifts. #TexasHomesteader

Centerpieces: I made this cute diaper cake and stuffed small gifts from her registry on top. I used the same diaper-wrapping technique as when I make Diaper Wreaths and just tucked them into a circle and tied it off with wide ribbon.

Baby shower - diaper cake with giraffe booties and wood blocks. #TexasHomesteader

Games and Activities: There are all manner of *Fun Baby Shower Games available online. But our mommy-to-be wasn’t big on traditional games. She requested only one game and asked that it include a sense of humor. So I told her I would plan the game.

Not wanting to let her down I used a small cornhole board we already had and made it into a ‘Toss The Poop Into The Diaper‘ game. HAHA!

Baby shower - diaper cake with giraffe booties and wood blocks. #TexasHomesteader

I used a diaper tucked into the target hole of the game board. And I used heavy packing tape to add a poop emoji to the cornhole bags. All the guests loved it!

Game Prizes: I used small inexpensive packs of chocolate truffles as prizes.

Food & Drinks: All co-hosts brought food. The cake was an adorable giraffe-themed cake.

Baby shower cake - blue and white icing with giraffe figure on top and blocks on the bottom spelling BABY. #TexasHomesteader

The foamy blue punch recipe was found at Baking Beauty & was made of blue raspberry lemonade Kool Aid, ginger ale, pineapple sherbet, some sugar and white grape juice. There was even a blue rubber duck floating in the punch. #TooCute.

Baby shower - Blue foam punch Blue Raspberry drink mix, sugar, ginger ale, pineapple sherbet, white grape juice. #TexasHomesteader

Other food was mainly finger food for ease of both hosts & guests:

Homemade Vegetable Tray – Made zero waste by buying fresh vegetables instead of a plastic container holding very few veggies. It was way cheaper too! The dip was a base of my Homemade Salad Dressing with extra herbs stirred in such as dill. Plus we got so many more vegetables for less money that there were lots we couldn’t cram onto this tray. So we used the extras for our salads later. 

Zero-waste vegetable tray - cheaper with more veggies and leftovers - salad dressing dip. #TexasHomesteader

Fruit Tray – Including watermelon, strawberries, blueberries & more. Also homemade with no plastic trash needed.

Homemade Hummus – easy to whip up in minutes.

Chicken Sliders – These were delicious and whipped up using packages of hot rolls & buffalo chicken.

Homemade Queso & Chips – Made & brought in a crock pot to keep everything hot.

Baby shower - buffet food, cake, cupcakes, vegetable tray, fruit tray, hummus, sliders, etc. #TexasHomesteader

The beauty here is that everyone brings something to add to the buffet so there’s plenty of food. And no one single family must plan for & provide all the food. This is huge, y’all!

Baby Shower Gifts

The new parents received some great gifts at their shower. RancherMan & I retrieved from storage the Jenny Lind Cradle our daughter used when she was a baby and cleaned & tightened everything up. I used Homemade Wood Conditioner made of natural beeswax to polish it to a shine.

Jenny Lind cradle refinished and protected with beeswax

The cradle was used as part of the baby shower decor as well, holding her shower gifts. Our daughter loved it!

Baby shower - safari giraffe theme with Jenny Lind cradle holding gifts. #TexasHomesteader

But there were also lots of fun gifts from attendees such as:


Baby Boy Clothes

Receiving Blankets 

Burp Cloths 

Baby Bottles

Diaper Bag

…and much more!

You can get other *Baby Gift Ideas Here.

We had a great party and everyone had a blast. And the proud parents-to-be received lots of love & some much-needed supplies for the new bundle of joy. Now we wait for our brand new grandson!


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Cakes / Pies


Easy Beverages

Gift Ideas

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4 thoughts on “Little Man on the Way: Planning the Perfect Baby Shower for a Baby Boy

  1. ColleenB.`Tx.

    Congratulations upon the new arrival. A family that works together; has fun together.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Thanks Colleen, and you’re so right. We do almost all our family gatherings this way, even the holidays. No one family has all hosting responsibilities. It works well for us. ~TxH~

  2. Angela DeGroot

    Great post! What I loved about this is you can throw together in a short amount of time with so many pitching in.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Many hands make light work. Our family gatherings are almost always done this way and it makes the gatherings so much more fun. ~TxH~


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