Learning the alphabet will be a huge milestone for the little one in learning how to read. Celebrate the new baby boy or girl with an alphabet themed baby shower. This baby shower theme will give you the opportunity to be creative with books, letters, and more! Below are a few ideas to get you started.
Start right off the bat with engaging creativity by making invitations that are fun, simple crosswords for guests to solve. After those invites are out, get ready to whip up an unforgettable baby shower with a delightful theme!
The basic, building blocks of putting this baby shower event together is, well, exactly that—blocks! ABC alphabet blocks are a perfect place to start when it comes to decorating. Your main event cake can be a replica of a few stacked alphabet blocks. Maybe it’s random letters, maybe it’s simply “ABC”, or it could even spell out the new baby’s name if space allows.
Board Book Alphabet Garland
This alphabet garland will look perfect displayed on your wall, along a fence, or above a fireplace. The letters are made from a variety of baby board books, which makes it the perfect decoration for a baby shower and a wonderful keepsake. Maybe you will even read some of the books on the garland to your baby. The garland includes the entire English alphabet and is punched with three yards of ribbon. There is enough ribbon on each end to make for easy hanging.
Custom Alphabet Blocks
These large alphabet blocks measure approximately 4.5 inches tall. Each block can include both pictures and letters. The colors, letters, and pictures of the blocks can all be customized, which makes the blocks the perfect decoration to celebrate a baby girl or boy. The blocks are decorated on all side and typically have two letters and four sides with designs. You have the option to order one to eight blocks, so you could display just the first letter of your baby’s name or spell out your baby’s name in its entirety. If your baby’s name has more than eight letters, you can request a custom order. These blocks would also make excellent decor for a nursery after the party.
ABC Block Die Cuts
These ABC blocks can be ordered in pink or blue depending on the gender of the baby being celebrated. The colors can also be customized to match the colors of your party. The die cuts are sold in sets of fifteen which allows endless possibilties to decorate. You could string the die cuts together to make a garland, spread them out on a table, or use as part of a display table. In addition, these die cut pieces could be used after the baby shower in a scrapbook. Each letter measures approximately 2 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide.
Games and Activities
Create games for guests such as a fill in the blank activity for every alphabet letter, challenging participants to come up with a baby item that begins with each of the 26 letters of the alphabet. Or, you can create a letter scramble game that is life-sized (with the key word they are looking to solve is the baby’s name!) and takes up a wall for guests to jump in and engage. Hand out prizes such as letter soap that is the letter of what the baby’s name starts with. In this same idea, fill favor bags for guests with the letter of the first names in the forms of wine charms, coasters, totes, or beverage coolers.
As for themed décor, get crafty and have fun making big foam letters covered in glitter, buttons, bows—you name it! Put the letters upon the walls of the party venue in all sorts of places, or put them all up on a backdrop behind the main event food or gift table. Speaking of food, you can make giant letter labels for your sweets, treats, finger foods, and beverages. Something extra special for the baby shower is to create a unique guestbook with a letter on every page and ask guests to draw fun doodles and write well wishes for the new baby. Flag banners, garland, lights, and chalkboard signs with alphabet letters in all shapes and sizes are also great additions to the party décor.
Baby ABC Block Cookies
These baby block cookies are sure to satisfy your guests’ tastebuds and would make a nice party favor. The cookies are sold in sets of twelve and each cookie measures approximately four inches tall. The cookies are sour cream sugar cookies and are decorated with rolled buttercream glaze. You have the option to choose the accent colors of your party and the cookies will be colored accordingly. In addition, you can request other decorations to be added as desired. Each cookie will arrive at your door in an individually heat sealed bag that is tied with a twist tie. The cookies will be ready for you to gift!