Are you expecting a little princess soon? If so, consider having a princess baby shower! This fairytale-inspired theme is a whimsical one, and you can really make it your own.
This guide will cover over 35 princess baby shower ideas that will inspire your own upcoming baby shower!
This is a lengthy guide full of inspiration and ideas, so we’ve created this table of contents for you to navigate through:
- Theme Overview
- Color Palette Ideas
- Baby Shower Invitations
- Baby Shower Decorations
- Baby Shower Favors
- Cake + Dessert Ideas
- Baby Shower Games
Baby Shower Theme Overview
The princess baby shower blends perfectly with a fairytale, enchanted garden theme. When I think about fairytales and princesses, I think about the traditional “Once Upon a Time..” start to a story just beginning.
You can go in various directions with the princess theme as far as decorations go – from light pink, floral garden decor to pink and gold glittery vibes.
For food, I imagine fancy finger foods if you’re going for a tea party-like event. We will explore all these options in this guide.
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You can go in various directions for the color palette of a princess baby shower. However, shades of pink tend to be the most popular choice.
This could be pastel pink mixed with greens or a bold color scheme of pink and gold.
Princess Baby Shower Invitations
This baby shower invite reads, “A Little Princess is on the Way.” This is a customizable digital download that you can have printed at your local UPS store or Staples.
This fairytale invitation is stunning and perfect if you go with the “Once Upon a Time” take on the princess baby shower.
This option is also a digital download and editable, so you can have it printed out after you personalize it yourself.
Princess Baby Shower Decorations
Decorating a baby shower is my favorite part of throwing one! I love a good theme, and the princess baby shower is a great one to decorate for.
This section of the guide will cover centerpiece ideas, signage and banners, dessert table decor, tablescape ideas, and photo backdrops.
Signs + Banners
Using a princess banner and signs throughout your baby shower party is a simple way to bring everything together. It tends to be budget-friendly as well. You can find a ton of princess-themed signs on Etsy that you can have printed at a local UPS or Staples.
For example, the above photo shows how adorable themed signs can be on a dessert table. These “Once Upon a Time” signs are perfect for a princess theme and look perfect with the table’s pink and gold color scheme.
Balloon Arches + Backdrops
Balloon arches are trending in all events right now, and they make stunning backdrops for Instagram-worthy photos! You can hire a local balloonist to set one up for you or purchase a balloon garland kit if you want to go the DIY route.
This balloon garland kit has various shades of pink with pops of gold. This would look stunning above a dessert table, at the baby shower entrance, or right behind the mamas-to-be’s chair for when she opens gifts.
I love a pastel pink color palette for a princess-themed event! This balloon garland pairs well with rose gold and gold.
Centerpieces really bring the entire room together, so it’s one thing you’ll want to spend extra time on. Luckily, there are a ton of options to choose from for a princess baby shower.
This is a simple flower bouquet with princess-themed cutout picks. You can find these on Etsy; they are a really simple way to bring the theme to every table.
How precious are these carriage centerpieces? They look beautiful on the table, especially when paired with the crown votive candle holders.
A simple vase of flowers is all you really need for this theme. How beautiful does this vase look on this table?
A tablescape is everything you add to the table of the party, from your dishes and stemware to your napkins and centerpieces. A full tablescape elevates your decor, so the more you can add, the better.
This table setting is gorgeous. The centerpieces are simply unlit candles, but the white linen table runner really packs a punch. The pink cloth napkins and the rattan chargers elevate the table to a classy, fairytale party.
You can skip the centerpieces altogether and go with a beautiful garland runner instead.
Dessert Table Decor
Decorating the dessert table is a lot of fun and something you want to pay attention to, as it can become the focal point of the entire event.
This dessert table is decorated to the max with pink, purple, and gold. However, the crown backdrop with sheer curtains makes it stand out the most.
This is a gorgeous dessert table that is pretty simple to replicate. You can use a ruffled table cover before adding your desserts. Then simply add balloons and signage to make this area pop.
Diaper cakes are a cute baby shower tradition that I personally love. They make for a beautiful baby shower decor at the shower, and then the guest of honor can bring it home and use the diapers when the baby arrives.
This is a gorgeous princess diaper cake, and you can order this pre-made and have it shipped to you.
These mini princess diaper cakes are too adorable! They also work perfectly as centerpieces!
Princess Baby Shower Party Favors
Giving your guests a party favor is customary as a thank you for celebrating with the guest of honor. There are so many fun ideas for princess-themed baby shower favors!
These adorable fillable crowns come with a plastic dome top to store candies inside for your guests. These are so perfect for a princess baby shower.
These custom gift boxes are beautiful. These would look so great sitting on each guest’s plate as they enter the event. You can fill them with baked goods, candies, a candle, or really anything you’d like.
If you’re up for a DIY party favor idea, fill a small jar with candies. Then you can hot glue princess crowns onto each lid.
Here we have another option for party favor boxes. These are adorable in alternating colors that blend with the shower’s color scheme.
Princess Baby Shower Cake + Dessert Table
Choosing a baby shower cake is one of my favorite things to do, and this is especially true with a princess-themed baby shower! This theme is so magical to me, and I really love playing off the fairytale theme.
When I think of the perfect princess baby shower cake or cupcakes, I think of white, light pink, gold, and crowns. I also think of fancy little desserts fit for a little princess, like cake pops, rice crispy treats, macaroons, and things of that nature.
I love everything about this two-layered cake, including the fancy cake stand and the simple gold crown cake topper.
Gahhh, isn’t this princess cake stunning? I love the mixed patterns on each layer of the cake. The ombre effect from white to pink is perfection on the bottom layer, and the crown topper is beautiful.
This cake is truly fit for a princess! I adore the alternating macaroons and dollops of frosting on the top. The castle topper brings it all together.
If you’re having cupcakes at your baby shower, princess cupcake toppers are a must to elevate the look of your dessert table. The edible pearls on top of the frosting are so perfect on these cupcakes!
Here is another crown cupcake topper that I love for this type of event!
This three-tiered dessert tray is beautiful on this dessert table. It alternates between cake pops and rice crispy treats.
I love how macaroons always elevate the look of a dessert table. The display on this tray of them is stunning.
Sparkly gold-dipped rice crispy treat pops are perfect for a princess baby shower.
Baby Shower Games
Baby shower games are always a must because it helps with the flow of the event. There are so many baby shower activities to choose from too. Here are a few ideas.
GUESS THE DATE
Have your guests guess which date the baby will actually make her arrival! This is a fun activity for guests to partake in as they enter the party. You could create a beautiful sign like this with a digital download or with a large chalkboard like the one below.
Have guests tape their names to the date they are guessing on a small sheet of paper. You could offer a prize to whoever ends up winning, or they could have future bragging rights!
Baby Shower Game card ideas
The easiest (and often the most fun) baby shower games you can play are games like Bingo, The Price is Right, and Word Scramble. You can order these princess game cards and print them out yourself or have your local printer do it for you.
How Many Kisses in the Jar
This is always a simple yet fun game for guests to play. Have each guest guess how many chocolate kisses are in the jar. The person who gets the correct number or is the closest will win a prize.
A royal celebration like a princess baby shower is a whimsical and perfect party theme for anyone expecting a new baby girl.