17 outdoor baby shower ideas: games, decorations and more


You plan your baby shower down to the last detail. But if sunny skies are forecast, why not set everything up outdoors for an outdoor baby shower? Being outside can add an entirely new element to your party, making it even more memorable and magical. If you are stumped on outdoor baby shower ideas, these tips may help.

Now, there is nothing wrong with an indoor baby shower. You can opt for one if the weather is a factor (after all, no one wants to greet you during a snowstorm), or if it logistically makes sense to hold it in one place or other indoor space. Yet an outdoor baby shower is the perfect idea for expectant mothers, Andrea Correale, an event planner and president of Elegant Affairs tells Romper. “Baby showers indoors can seem stuffy and boring, and the arrival of new life isn’t that at all,” Correale explains. “If you are planning to host an outdoor baby shower, you will be amazed at how awesome and memorable the event will be not only for your guests, but especially for the mom-to-be.”

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Baby Shower Outdoor Garden Sign

You have all this weed – and nothing to do with it. So use this It’s A Boy garden sign. It comes with stakes so you can house it in your lawn. Not only does this make your party more festive, but it can help guests know where the shower is.


Outdoor baby shower banner

You are super excited to give your daughter a baby sister. This It’s A Girl banner is almost 10 feet long, which would make it difficult to fit into an ordinary apartment or room. You can use it as a garden sign or even hang it on your garage, as it comes with straps on each corner.


Outdoor Baby Shower Balloon Arches

When space is not a serious issue, you can pull out this large balloon arch kit. It spans 9 feet high and 10 feet wide. The kit comes with two holders so your balloons won’t accidentally bounce or fly off during your baby shower.


Outdoor Baby Shower Confetti Poppers

When you are looking to add a little excitement to your night out outdoors, you can pop some of these confetti poppers. They are full of confetti that can fly up to 25 feet in the air. (Just make sure everyone is aiming for the sky, and no, you know, each other.) And since you’re outside, hopefully the cleanup is a snap – literally.


Outdoor baby shower balloons

Sure, a 36 inch balloon sounds great for your sprinkling, but not when it’s already very tight in your space. This is what makes these balloons from Etsy HappyPartySupply seller so cute and perfect. Each giant pastel balloon is available with or without a ribbon tail and can add some punch to your baby shower.


Outdoor baby shower floral backdrop

Forget the flowers on the table. Turn your garden into a floral boon with this flowery backdrop from Etsy seller Ohsopretty37. There are 16 flowers which are 14 and 15 inches tall. But keep in mind that the petals are made of paper, so you will need to protect your backdrop if it rains.


Outdoor baby shower balloons

For a non-sexist baby shower, you might like this Hello World balloon. You can combine them with other balloons of your choice, or just inflate a few to float above your dessert table.


Outdoor baby shower backdrop

You’re already outside, so it makes sense that the backdrop for your baby shower looks like nature. This leafy backdrop measures 7 x 5 feet and is made of vinyl, so you can roll it up and store it easily. Place it behind your dessert table or set up props and use it as a makeshift photo booth.


Personalized Outdoor Baby Shower Candles

Of course, you can use these cute personalized candles as a fun baby shower gift. But you can also use it as a gender revealer, especially if you personalize it in pink or blue. The candles are about the size of a tea light and have a slight vanilla scent. Candles come in a pack of 24, so you’ll have plenty for your guests – and some leftovers for you too.


Outdoor baby shower tent

Just because you want your outdoor baby shower to be outside doesn’t mean you want it, well, outside. Your guests will enjoy the shade when you host the party in this heavy duty white party tent. It measures 10 ‘x 30’ and comes with a sturdy steel frame and five removable walls. It will keep your friends and family nice and cool when you open all those baby shower gifts.


Outdoor Baby Shower Torches

When your sprinkled baby turns into a shower all day (and night), you’ll need some extra lighting for your party guests. These solar torches can help light a path so that no one stumbles, and they are safe, as there are no exposed flames to fear.


Lemongrass Outdoor Baby Shower Candles

Nothing can ruin an outdoor baby shower faster than insect bites. That’s why placing citronella pillar candles, like the ones from West Elm, on every table can help. Not only will they smell great (they’re made with essential oils), but they’ll also repel those pesky insects. Put a few in different sizes on the tables and it’ll create a beautiful scene for your shower – and bug-free, to boot.


Personalized water bottles for outdoor baby shower

Playing the “Guess What’s in the Diaper” game outdoors is sure to make your guests thirsty. Make sure they stay hydrated with these personalized water bottles. The package comes with 50 labels which fit 20 inch plastic water bottles which are not included (womp womp). You personalize the bottles with up to four lines of text, so you can give guests something to read while they sip.


Outdoor Baby Shower Welcome Sign

This wooden baby shower sign can welcome your guests to your outdoor party. It can be personalized with the date of the event and anything else you would like them to read. And the ½ inch thick board is made from birch veneered plywood.


Outdoor baby shower games

Turn your backyard into a potato sack racing bargain with these sturdy burlap sacks. They are made from tightly woven breathable natural fibers, so they won’t break after just one turn. Both adults and children (except the honorary mom, of course) can participate in the game, which can be played like a traditional potato sack race.


Outdoor Baby Shower Invitation

You can set the stage for your evening outdoors with this stylish, nature-inspired baby shower invitation. You can personalize the invitation, selecting the size, shape and even the color of the envelope.


Another Outdoor baby shower game

Put your guests to work! With these baby shower prediction cards and tips, they’ll need to figure out who baby will look like, when they were born, and what color their hair and eyes are. There is also a section for greetings, which makes these cards a great keepsake for the future.

An outdoor baby shower has many advantages over an indoor baby shower. Not only do you get more space, but you can also create a completely personalized event that allows you to soak up being outside with your friends and family. And it can make your shower feel amazing.


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