Planning a Rubber Duck Baby Shower

My sweet cousin is having a baby boy! Although I geared this shower to be more ‘boyish’, you could certainly make this a gender neutral or baby girl shower simply by changing colors or adding different touches.

Where did you start?

Before I did anything, I designed the invitation. If you don’t plan to design your own, find a design you like online and that will help you plan the rest of the theme for the shower. Here’s the invitation I designed.


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Diaper Raffle

This was such a hit! On your invitation (or printed on a separate card), simply have the poem for the diaper raffle so the guests know to bring a pack of diapers (if they wish). Here was the back of our invitation.

When the guests arrived, if they brought a pack of diapers, they wrote their name of these little cards I designed and put the card in the basket.

We had a separate table for the diaper raffle and one for the gifts.

I had my sweet cousin draw 2 names from the basket. You can pick as many winners as you’d like. I had two awesome prizes, so we went with two.

Prize 1 - Large tote bag, throw pillow, thank you cards, coffee mug
Prize 2 - Melissa and Doug blocks, Water Wow, Melissa and Doug Car Bingo

(Prizes came from Dory’s Hallmark in Moline, IL)


We decided to have snacks and and ice cream bar - what more could you want!? Here’s the menu:


Pickle wraps
Corn dip and chips
Cheese and crackers
Fruit and veggies
BBQ weenies
Olde Town Bakery cookies

Ice Cream Bar (with toppings)

3 flavors (vanilla, chocolate, mint)
Chocolate chips
Gummy bears
Chocolate and caramel sauce
Whipped cream
Cake and sugar cones


Before opening gifts, we played a few short games. Here is a simple game I created.


In order to continue with my rubber ducky theme, I wanted the tables and wall decor to resemble water and bubbles.

Here’s the decor we used around the food tables.

Here is the recipe we used for the rubber duck punch!

This large pool toy was a great addition to the party!

Because the church basement we used is a large room, we wanted to section it off and add a balloon bubble wall. Let me tell you, this was the best part of the decorations! It was easy to do, it just took a little time. If you have an event coming up where you want to make a big statement, please do me a favor and create one of these! It’s like a modified balloon arch!

I ordered this balloon tape and these balloons. SO CUTE!

And for the main tables, I used a combination of blue tulle, rubber ducks, fresh flowers, books, soap (also used for game prizes), DIY ice cream pots filed with cookies and candy and balloons.

I picked up these white ice cream cone holders at Target.

Baby boy is set to arrive a just a few weeks! Thank you to everyone who was a part of this!



Interested in a different baby shower theme? Check out this Books and Brunch shower!


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