Planning a summertime baby shower for your poolside or patio area? You must consider a citrus theme! Picture the scene decked out in lemons, oranges, and limes—and you can’t help smiling, right? It’s just about the easiest way to beam that sunshiny vibe throughout your party decor and perk up your shower menu with zesty flavors! See how to plan this oh-so-happy welcome for the little one with these ideas we found.
Planning a Citrus-themed Baby Shower: Fresh, Fun, and So Easy!
Paper and printables
Get your shower guests all hyped up about the citrus theme with invitations (4) featuring fun fruity graphics. Then carry this on throughout the party signs, banners, labels, and tags—that you can find in complete sets of citrus-themed printables (8) ready to download and display at your event!
Party table settings
Have your baby shower tables (3) just brimming with cheer! Place the sunniest yellow flowers you can find on each place setting or tuck them into napkin ties. Play around with patterns like chevron, stripes, polka dots, and checks in yellow, orange, and lime green in your table runners, place mats, and napkins.
You can’t beat actual fresh fruits for instant and affordable party decor! Create stunning centerpieces (6) by filling clear pitchers, vases, or bowls with fresh lemons, limes, and oranges. Or simply adding a few pieces here and there on each table—with some sliced in half to fill the air with that uplifting citrus fragrance!
Food and drinks
Now is your chance to show off that treasured family recipe featuring the wonders of citrus ingredients. Plus the range of choices on the web is absolutely mind-boggling…and mouth-watering! (For the recipes we found, just click on the numbered links below the photo board.)
A cake (5) garnished with fresh fruit slices is both a visual and tasty delight. While you could also go fancy with a citrus trio of desserts (7) featuring grapefruit, lemon, and lime.
For a whimsical spin, set out orange gummy rings, mini tarts, cookies, orange soda floats, and creamsicles (2). Plus serve ice-cold beverages (1) with the brightest colored trays, straws, and juice tumblers to match!
In keeping with the sunny outdoors, prepare fun take-home gifts for the shower guests like straw hats (8), citrus-colored sun glasses, flip-flops, and hand fans. Or treat mom-to-be and her friends to citrus-based pampering products like essential oils, hand soaps, lotions, body scrubs, and the like.
And of course the theme itself is perfect for edible favors. Think orange marmalade, lemonade mix, mini key lime pies…the list could go on and on! In fact, we have a few more yummy ideas in this post.