A Star is Born

Throw a "heavenly" baby shower for mommy-to-be and baby with a star themed baby shower. From the beautiful star and moon theme baby shower invitation to star decorations in soft blue, yellow and white, this is a beautiful theme that can work for a mom who is expecting a boy or a girl.

Star Theme Baby Shower Invitations
Send a personalized star theme baby shower invitation and your guests will be "over the moon"! Add some sparkle and surprise to the invite with star confetti in the envelope.

If you want to go all out for you mother-to-be consider having a custom caricature of her drawn! Not only can you use it for invitations, but signage, seating cards and favors too!

You can always make your own invitations for this "Star is Born" baby shower. Stick with white, light blue and yellow colors and graphics. Use fun wording to convey the theme of the shower -

A "Star" is soon to be born,
Jane and Ben are expecting a bundle of joy!
Join us on June 30th
as we celebrate at
1234 Rock-A-Bye Way

If the baby's sex is not known, use this cute rhyme on your invite "Twinkle twinkle little star, how we wonder what you are. Baby girl or baby boy, either way you'll bring us joy!"

Invitations should be sent out about 4 weeks before the shower. Work with the mom-to-be to define the guest list and pick a date that works for her. The hostess should set a budget and pick a location, both of which will affect the guest list.

Star Theme Baby Shower Decorations and Party Supplies
While this star door curtain isn't a traditional baby shower decoration, it is wonderful entrance décor for your star theme baby shower. After your guests are thought the door, welcome them with a life-sized cutout of the mommy-to-be standing next to a personalized star and moon theme sign in board.

Balloons are a perfect decoration for baby showers; they are economical, they make a big impact, and there are some really cute designs available for baby showers! Make bunches of blue, yellow and white latex balloons.

An easy trick to making balloon bouquets look great is to always group balloons in odd numbers, which are more pleasing to the eye. You can get some cute baby shoe balloon weights for the balloon bouquets too. Another fun idea is to buy small baby toys and stuffed animals and use those as balloon weights. You can give them to the mom-to-be as a gift at the end of the party.

Don't underestimate the power of crepe paper when decorating a room, it's an easy way to add color, especially if you are in a "blah" hall or party room. Continue with the color scheme to pull everything together -


To make a crepe paper canopy over the party area, attach several pieces to the middle of the room with masking tape. Extend it to the corners and walls, twisting as you go. For a multi colored effect, twist two different colors of crepe together. Attach a few balloons over the crepe paper ends to cover any tape and ragged ends.

Another fun idea is to incorporate children's nursery rhymes into your décor. Stick with ones that involve the moon and stars. You can frame them and use them for table decorations or make them poster sized and hang them on the walls. Here are a few to get you started -

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky!
When the blazing sun is gone, When he nothing shines upon, Then you show your little light, Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Then the traveler in the dark, Thanks you for your tiny spark, He could not see which way to go, If you did not twinkle so.
In the dark blue sky you keep, And often through my curtains peep, For you never shut your eye, Till the sun is in the sky.
As your bright and tiny spark, Lights the traveler in the dark,— Though I know not what you are, Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Star Light, Star Bright
Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight

I See the Moon
I see the moon
and the moon sees me
The moon sees the somebody I'd like to see.
God bless the moon
and God bless me
God bless the somebody I'd like to see!

You are well on your way to having a beautiful baby shower. Now let's move on to the tables!

Star Theme Baby Shower Table Decorations and Menu
Your tables will be a major focus in the room, so make sure they look great. White linens are perfect if your venue will provide them. If not go with white table covers and a mix of light blue and yellow paper goods.

Use balloon bouquets for your centerpieces. You can also sprinkle some confetti across the top of the tables, I would use a mix of silver star confetti and blue star confetti.

The food that you serve at a baby shower depends on the time of day you are having the party.

  • Brunch - Serve fruit salad, muffins, bagels, a breakfast casserole or two, along with orange juice, and coffee. You can dress if up a bit with a crepe station (contact a local caterer) and mimosas!
  • Lunch - Serve finger sandwiches cut into star shapes with a cookie cutter, crudités, and potato and macaroni salads. Set out two punches, one alcoholic and one for those who choose not to drink.
  • Mid-Afternoon - People will not be expecting a meal, so serve hors d'oeuvres, mini desserts and drinks. Martinis are sure to be a hit! Garnish with a slice of star fruit.
  • Dinner - Since this is a mealtime you should definitely have some heavier food. Anything that feeds a crowd will work. Wine is appropriate for an evening shower.

For dessert you can go with an array of pastries, a sheet cake, or (my favorite) cupcakes. Or stick with your theme and serve star shaped cookies with yellow and light blue icing.

One final and fun decoration you can make are Napkin Diapers. Take a napkin and fold it in half to make a triangle. Bring the bottom point of the triangle up to the fold. bring in each of the side points to the middle of the "diaper". Secure with a small safety pin. Place one Napkin Diaper at each place setting

Star Theme Baby Shower Games and Activities
One of the main activities at a baby shower is watching the guest of honor open all of the cute baby gifts! When she opens her gifts, make sure someone is writing down who gave what. A family member is usually a better choice than a friend for this job because they are familiar with many of the guests. Also, be ready with a trash bag for all of the paper!

Many baby showers offer games for the guests to play. Here are a few printable games that you can leave on the tables for guests to amuse themselves with -

We also have a huge list of baby shower games that you can play throughout the party on our Baby Shower Games page.

If you want a more structured activity you can buy a bunch of plain wooden star shapes from your local craft store. Paint the stars a soft yellow before the party, and each guest can write a message on one with a permanent marker. Mom can use these as a nursery decoration or store them in a keepsake box for the baby!

Star Theme Baby Shower Party Favors
Send everyone home with their personalized baby shower pens from the sign in board. Another popular baby shower favor is some type of personalized candy, here are a few fun options of a sweet treat to remind them of the great time they had -

You can also make your own party favors. Why not give a small star shaped cookie cutter with a tag that says "Thanks for showering Mommy Jane and Baby Lilly with your love".

Your mommy to be will have a wonderful time at her beautiful baby shower. She will always remember the special celebration that you put so much thought and love into!