If the mommy-to-be religiously watches basketball and loves to play the game, there is no better theme for her baby shower than a basketball themed shower! It’s a perfect theme for co-ed baby shower as well. A basketball baby shower allows for a fun atmosphere that the guests will love. If mommy-to-be have a favorite item or a collection, you might even choose to display some of those special memorabilia as part of decor! It’s time to lace up your sneakers and get your head in the game because there is a baby shower to plan. Below are a few ideas to get you started!
While you can make the invitations look any which way you wish, a basketball shaped invite or a ticket to slam dunk baby shower is a fun choice to get the guests excited for the event theme.
Basketball twisty ceiling hangers, blue and orange door streamers with basketball embellishments, and big, metallic balloons in the shape of giant basketballs are some simple decoration ideas for this theme. Think things like jerseys, color palates, and onesies in team imagery. A flag banner across the main food table or as a backdrop congratulating the mother-to-be are some ideas.
For backdrop of a dessert table, a large basketball themed poster with a miniature basketball hoop along with any favorite basketball team memorabilia that the mom-to-be loves would be a nice touch that would really sets the tone for your theme. For guest table centerpiece, you can make a simple 2 tiered diaper cake with DIY diaper cake tutorial. You can print out a large basketball image on a cardstock paper and place it on top of the diaper cake you’ve made. Wrap each tier with a thick orange and black satin ribbons. If you don’t have time to make, you can purchase it from Etsy Shop.
Basketball Cupcake Wrappers
These textured cupcake wrappers will make your cupcakes fit right in with the theme. The unique texture will make your cupcakes stand out from ordinary cupcakes. There are no bottoms to the wrappers; they simply wrap around the cupcake making it easier to assemble.
Basketball Popcorn Cups
Send your guests home with a classic half-time snack in these adorable basketball themed cups. The containers can be ordered as cups or boxes. Each item is made from high quality, sturdy materials and is recyclable. The containers can be paired with other basketball themed items such as solid colored tableware and accessories to create the perfect finish.
Showcase the theme of your baby shower with this lovely “Nothin But Net” banner. Each banner includes themed pennants and lettered pennants. The letter pennants can be personalized with the name of the baby being celebrated. The banner includes plenty of ribbon to make for easy hanging.
Make sure that your guest of honor feels special with this beautifully made basketball themed corsage. The corsage is made from ribbon and burlap. There is a small jewelry pin on the back of the corsage to be used for attachment.
Make your party a slam dunk with this basketball themed confetti. This confetti is sure to add some color to your tables. The confetti can be custom ordered in any colors, which makes it perfect if your are planning to focus on a specific team. Each piece is cut from sturdy card stock and measures approximately one inch across. You have the option to choose between all basketballs or half basketballs and half solid colors. The confetti will look lovely as part of a display table or spread throughout the party room. In addition, the pieces can be saved for scrap booking.
Food & Cake Ideas
An actual basketball replica cake with a baby in a carriage on top would be a fun idea. If not, a sheet cake of the court would look amazing. Food could be things that you can only get from a game vendor, such as hot dogs, hot pretzels, popcorn, and slushies. For treats, think cakepops that replicate little basketballs, rice crispy treats that look like team scoreboards, chocolate cupcakes with bouncing basketball toppers, and popcorn buckets full of all kinds of sugary candies.
Favors & Games
Favors for a basketball baby shower can be anything from a gift bag full of yummy, elaborately decorated sweets to game day takeaways, such as basketball coasters, bottle openers, or keychains. Incorporate more favors as prizes into your party activities, too. General games such as Baby Bingo are always a good idea, along with themed games such as Trashketball, or name that famous basketball player.