Ideas for Throwing a Backyard Baby Shower

by Jan

There are several warm summer months ahead and we have lots of decorating and menu ideas for throwing a backyard baby shower. This is the type of shower that dads will not only attend without too much fuss but will actually enjoy!


Plus, I have some suggestions that will keep rain, heat or cold weather from putting your party plans on hold.


Ideas for Throwing a Backyard Baby Shower




With some mood lighting and a scrumptious menu, the back yard becomes the perfect venue.


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Screened in porch on a special house in the back yard where the BBQ chef can grill

Couples Baby Shower Invitations




The success of many a couples baby shower has hinged on having something for the men to do until the time comes for the fun baby shower games for dads that you have in store for them.



Men love to show off their cooking skills and hamburgers (or steaks, ribs or whatever) would make a nice contribution to the baby shower menu.
Tin tubs holding beverages


Fill tin wash tubs with ice and drinks convenient to the cooking and seating of the baby shower venue. The men will love the rustic look and not having to walk very far for their water or beer.



Locate the BBQ grill on a covered patio or screened-in porch just in case rain or a cloud of pesky mosquitoes drops by unexpectedly.


Flowers and ground cover along a garden path made with crushed gravel


Encourage your guests to sip a glass of wine while strolling along garden paths.




Potted plants, flowers, bird feeders and garden statues (even if they had to be borrowed from friends) will add points of interest along the way.


Colorful potted coleus plants



With enough notice; planting colorful pots of greenery is a possibility.




There are always a few guests invited to the backyard baby shower that don't enjoy the outdoors and a thoughtful hostess will make accommodations for their comfort.


Baby shower food table near the patio


Those who prefer to stay indoors will appreciate a table of refreshments near the patio so that they can be a part of the festivities.


Cute vintage baby shower napkins for a couples shower

Baby Shower Napkins


Guys don't enjoy cute-sy cups and napkins in traditional baby shower themes as much as the mom-to-be and her girlfriends. Concessions must be made and creativity and imagination employed to come up with something different. These vintage napkins featuring the guys in jail with sage words of advice were a custom order but worth it; they made the men laugh!


Plan B


That brings me to perhaps the most important of all the ideas for throwing a backyard baby shower; a plan B!

Anything from excessive heat to a rumble of thunder can throw a monkey wrench into your baby shower plan. Always, always work out a strategy that will enable you to make last minute changes if necessary.

To make this easier (even if it's unnecessary) serve food and beverages inside the house as well as outside so that your guests won't be hungry or thirsty in the event of a sudden emergency dash indoors.

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A Fun Baby Shower for Moms and Dads
by: Ella

I love your ideas and think that it's good to have at least one event where dads are welcomed as part of the bonding process.

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