A fresh and beautiful April showers baby shower theme full of color and whimsy! Complete with rain boot centerpieces, a DIY cloud wall hanging and an umbrella diaper cake!
I love this time of year. Everything is new andÂ life is beginning for the plants and flowers around us. What better theme for a baby shower? Especially for one happening in the springtime. I’ve created an April Showers baby shower mini table-scape and it was so easy to do!
April Showers Baby Shower Theme
There are a fewÂ focal points, but I’d like to first draw your attention to my cloud mobile up top. It was fun to create and a very quick project that would not only work for a baby shower, but be great in a nursery too. You can find the tutorial here!Â Â
Diaper cakes have been done and over-done, but they are practical and can be a wonderful centerpiece for any baby shower tablescape. I like that they can easily be made in less than an hour. If you haven’t ever made one before because you thought it would be a lot of work or intimidating, I am so happy to tell you that you have been mistaken! Diaper cake tutorial here.
There are so many ways to embellish a diaper cake. Toys, blankets, baby care products or ribbon. I kept it simple with some nice thick grosgrain ribbon, flannel, and some soft soled baby shoes. All of my babies wore these soft leather shoes. I buy mine off of eBay for around $10 each and they last forever!
Paddington Bear is such a fun childhood book character. I thought he went nicely with the rainy April showers baby shower theme.
These rain boots made the perfect display for my fresh spring tulips and lillies. I put a plastic cup inside each boot, filled with water, to act as a vase. Originally I had planned to use my 5 year old daughter’s new green polka dot rain boots, but she left them outside over the weekend and the puppy got to them. Such a shame! These are my 2 year old’s boots and they were a great back up for my table.
When making cloud cupcakes, a lighter-than-air frosting is a must! You won’t believe how easy these lemonade cupcakes were to make and the frosting is to die for. I love all things lemon so I say that about pretty much anything that is full of that wonderful flavor. 2 ingredients is all you will need to make this light, melt-in-your-mouth, frosting. Â You can find my recipe here!Â Â Card stock cut out into cloud shapes and outlined with a marker made for no-cost cupcake picks.
There are many fun ways to say, “Thank You!”. Mini potted flowers, a carnation stem, small jars of candies, etc. I thought I’d keep it simple with seed packs. You can find these all over the place and a lot of the time for less than $1. Wrap with a small strip of burlap and attach a tag with twine and you have the perfect little appreciation gift for your guests.
Ready for some games?
These printable games and activities have you covered!Â You can find all of the printables here.