The theme is central to a baby shower in determining the look and feel of the event, as well as determining the kind of gifts that the expectant couple will be receiving. Take the time to come up with some baby shower ideas for your friend as this is a chance for celebrating the new life that is about to enter the world, and help the couple prepare for a newborn child that is about to be added to the family tree. Whether it is meant to be a surprise or if the mother is already in on it, discuss the theme well ahead of time.
One great way to start deciding what kind of theme you would want for the baby shower is to determine if the baby is going to be a boy or a girl. Some couple may prefer not knowing at all, but if they already do, you can structure the theme into something that is more gender-specific to the baby. Once the theme has been decided this will go on to structure the kind of baby shower games and activities can be held. Remember that the theme encompasses everything about the shower and should influence things like invitations, cakes, party favors, and shower activities.