In the world of baby showers, not many people intentionally plan the day around Christ. Since secular showers are the norm, there are a ton of resources around the web on planning them. However, planning the shower around Jesus transforms a simple event into an encouraging day that has potential for an eternal difference. I hope this article serves as a great help as you seek to make that difference through planning a Christian Baby shower!
How to Host a Christian Baby Shower
Getting asked to host a Christian baby shower is an amazing honor. I am so excited for you! Like hosting any other shower, there are so many things to do. You’ve got to send invites, pick a shower date, and plan all of the fun and games.
However, there is another aspect you need to consider – an eternal aspect. How will you glorify God through this special day?
I can’t quite help you with the crazy logistics, but I can help you with some great ways to incorporate the Lord into the shower through….
- Picking the perfect theme
- Finding faith-focused games
- Nailing down the perfect, worship play-list
- Identifying the best Scripture to support your theme
- Developing an amazing shower devotional
These are all things you need to consider in hosting a Christian baby shower. All of these are wonderful ways to acknowledge the Creator while celebrating one of His most precious creations- a sweet new baby!
Christian Baby Shower Theme Ideas
Well, Ms. Hostess…It is planning time! One of the very first steps in planning a Christian baby shower is deciding on the perfect theme. You want to decide on something that goes with the heart and personality of the momma-to-be.
Here are a few faith-based themes to pick from. I have also added in a few ideas to help you develop your theme into a full-blown, God-glorifying party!
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1. Knit Together
“For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13
If you are crafty, this is the perfect time to put those skills to use. Grab this branding kit for only $5.50 on Etsy. The artist uses the perfect colors for a baby shower!
The knitting themed branding kit from your invitations could really come in handy for decorations too! Use it to make decorative posters, placemats, and even centerpieces.
Pick up some starter embroidery kits from Hobby Lobby to accompany your knitting theme!!! Too cute!
2. Raising Arrows
“As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them….” Psalm 127:4-5
BubamaraDesigns has some amazing tribal print invitations that go perfect with the “Raising Arrows” theme. For only $12.25, their downloadable set is editable and includes invitations, a raffle card, and thank you cards.
This welcome sign from StrawberryPartyPrint is the perfect piece to set the scene as guests arrive. Also, be absolutely sure to grab this adorable teepee table decoration from TennesseeTeepees.
It doesn’t get much cuter than these tribal print seed packs from FavorUniverse. Each packet contains seeds to plant and feature the saying, “A baby is blooming.”
3. Salt & Light
“You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, what will it be salted with? It is then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cant be hid. Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a bushel basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house. Even so, let your light shine before me; that they may see you good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matt. 5:13-20
Pick up some simple, printable invites from the craft store. It would be super cute to use a black ink pad and put a lightbulb and salt stamp on the bottom of the card! Wrap some yellow ribbon (or the momma-to-be’s favorite color) around the invite to add some flair.
This theme could be mainly done through the use of a thrift store. Collect old candles and salt shakers to create an eclectic centerpiece.
These Epsom salt bath favors are completely customizable. They would be so cute decorated to accompany the salt & light theme!
“See the birds of the sky, that they don’t sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you of much more value than they?” Matthew 6:26
Take a look at this sweet invite to match your sparrow theme. These printable invites are perfect for a little girls shower.
This 3D bird garland is gorgeous to drape on the walls. For your centerpieces, you could pick up rustic bird cages and stack them on old books.
Etsy to the rescue again. Grab a set of these bird seed favors. Guests can put these up outside their homes and be reminded of God’s faithfulness when the birds come for a snack.
“Consider the lilies, how they grow. They don’t toil, neither do they spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if this is how God clothes the grass in the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?” Luke 12:27-28
These invitations have “a wildflower is about to bloom” as the heading. Such a great resource to incorporate the wildflower theme in a fun way!
The main decorations for this theme is a given – wildflowers. Fill different colored vases and fill the room with nature’s gift. Order yourself a “she is a wildflower” banner as well to put over the gift or food table.
Well, friends….these seeds bombs are officially the cutest things I have seen in a long time! These little heart shaped gems are filled with different types of seeds and wrapped in a biodegradable material. You plant them in the ground and see what grows months later!
Christian Baby Shower Games & Activities
After choosing your theme, you can move on to planning your shower games and activities. As you read through these ideas below, think about how you can incorporate your theme into the different games and activities!
1. Babies of the Bible
Everybody loves a good trivia game. This fast, fun game contains ten questions about different babies in the Bible. Get ready to test everyone’s bible babies knowledge!
2. You Write the Hymn
This game sounds like so much fun! Divide your group into 3-4 teams. Each team gets assigned one well-known Christian children’s song. They take their assigned song and rewrite the lyrics, making the song about the momma-to-be and her sweet baby. You name how long the team gets to create their lyrical masterpiece. Afterwards, they all take turns singing their songs to the momma-to-be.
[Check out the BEST Christian Songs for Babies]
3. Meaningful Verse
Instead of a guestbook, get the momma-to-be a new Bible. Pass the Bible around and have all of the guests underline their favorite verse of encouragement to help get their expectant friend through the highs and lows of motherhood.
[Need Some Ideas? Here are my FAVORITE Bible Verses for Baby Showers]
Christian Baby Shower Songs
One aspect of planning a Christian baby shower that may be overlooked is the music. Having a rock-solid playlist is sure to set a fun, relaxing mood. Playing worship music in the background will also help guests to stay focused on the Lord throughout the event. It’s a win-win! I have picked out a few different types of songs and given ideas on how to use them.
Lullaby by JJ Heller
The lyrics of this song are short and sweet. JJ Heller writes a precious lullaby that any momma-to-be would love to learn. It is a great song to play in the background during a prayer time over the momma-to-be and her baby.
“Go to sleep little one, may it be peaceful. May you dream of lovely things and awake to find them real, little one. Close your eyes, little one. This is your lullaby. The love of God is evident in the miracle of you, little one.”
Counting Every Blessing by Rend Collective
Rend Collective does a wonderful job at creating a song that helps listeners focus on God’s goodness. The beat of this song is so fun, so add this song to your itunes and play it during game time to keep things fun!
“I am counting every blessing, counting every blessing. Surely every season You are good to me. Oh, You are good to me.”
Build My Life by Matt Redman
This song by Matt Redman is perfect for a short time of worship or to simply play in the background during your Christian baby shower. The lyrics are full of truth and will remind party guests to build their lives around Christ.
“I will build my life upon your love, it is a firm foundation. I will put my trust in you alone and I will not be shaken. Holy, there is no one like You, there is none beside You. Open up my eyes in wonder.”
How to Include Bible Verses into a Baby Shower
Songs are great, but God’s Word is even better. His Word is what brings life to our weary souls and continually reminds us of God’s goodness! Sweet friend, there are so many ways that you can incorporate Scripture into a Christian baby shower.
Check out these Scriptures below. I have some awesome ideas about incorporating them into the shower through a devotional time and also through decorations.
*We use the WEB version of Scripture, but feel free to use your favorite version.
“Unless Yahweh builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Unless Yahweh watches over the city, the watchmen guards it in vain.”
How to Use This Scripture in a Devotional:
This passage talks about the importance of keeping Christ at the center of the home. Use these verses to write a devotional encouraging the baby shower attendees to build their homes on the Truth found in Scripture. Incorporate other passages, such as Matthew 7, that discuss Christ being a firm foundation.
[Need Help Writing Your Devotional.. Here is a guide to write the PERFECT Baby Shower Devo!]
Using This Scripture for Décor:
This shop on Etsy has a super cute farmhouse style frame featuring Psalm 127:1. The style is pretty adaptable to most party themes. One great idea would be to use the frame as décor and give it away as a door prize at the end of the shower!
“For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well. My frame wasn’t hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I wake up, I am still with you.”
How to Use This Scripture in a Devotional:
This passage is an amazing Scripture acknowledging the creative Lord that we serve! Use these verses to write a devotional praising God for His sovereign goodness over every life. Incorporate a time of special thanks for the new life He has created in the tummy of the momma-to-be.
Using This Scripture for Décor:
Every good party has cue and useful party favors. Pick up some quality nail polishes and print these super cute Psalm 139:14 tags featuring little, baby footprints.
“Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you excel them all.’ Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised.”
How to Use This Scripture in a Devotional:
This passage could be used to specifically encourage that mom-to-be and other moms in attendance. It is take from a passage of Scripture that discusses what the heart of a true woman of God looks like. Encourage those at the shower to be a woman who fears God first and foremost.
Using This Scripture for Décor:
I seriously cannot get over how cute these notebooks are! These simple, black notebooks have Proverbs 31:25 on the front in gold lettering. As a party guest, I would love one of these sweet favors!
Devotionals for Baby Shower
Something that you don’t often see in a Christian baby shower is a devotional time. Why not?! It only makes sense to have a specific time of encouragement for the momma-to-be and her guests.
Well, friend, if you are anything like me, public speaking may not be your forte. Thankfully, there are a lot of great baby shower devotionals already out there – ready for you to make your own and share with others! Check out these devotionals below, you can easily adapt them to fit your chosen theme.
Loving God, Loving Your Child
Share encouragement directly from God’s Word. This devotional speaks on the importance of loving God first and foremost, so that we can pour His love into our children.
“Hear, Israel: Yahweh is our God. Yahweh is one.You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might.These words, which I command you today, shall be on your heart;7and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.You shall write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates.” -Deuteronomy 6:4-9 WEB
Perfectly Knitted By Him
This devotional is perfect if you are going with the knitted theme that we talked about earlier! The scripture really speaks for itself about the creative hand of the Lord in the life of a newborn baby.
“For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well.” Psalm 139:13-14
The Parent Seed
It wasn’t the author’s original intention. However, this devotional can be adapted to fit perfectly with the raising arrows theme – especially if you get the bags of seeds mentioned above as favors! This devotional is focused on nourishing our children’s faith, so that they can grow up to serve the Lord faithfully.
“Seeing that His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and virtue.” 2 Peter 1:3
Create your own
The three devotionals above are great to grab on short notice. If you decide that you want to write your own, here are a few tips on how to get started.
- Write down your selected passage or topic
- Make a Basic Outline
- Be Authentic & Personal
- Don’t make a word for word speech – Share your heart
Check out this previous post for more tips on creating your own devotional.
3 Tips for Hosting a Christian Baby Shower
We have covered so much, it can get a little overwhelming. To make it simple, I have a few tips to leave you with as you plan a Christian baby shower.
1. Plan Ahead
Don’t wait until the last minute to get plans in order. Start planning things as soon as you are asked. Make a calendar with “due dates” on them to keep you on track.
2. Have Fun & Make it Fun
Being a Christian baby shower host is ultimately about hospitality. Show yourself grace in letting go of things that may not go as you planned. Your goal for the day is to create a fun, uplifting environment for your momma-to-be and guests. Make it fun. Make it about Jesus.
3. Recruit Help
Even though you’ve been asked to host a Christian baby shower, you don’t have to do it alone. Recruit some help. Delegate some tasks. It’s not all on you, sister.
It’s Planning Time…
If you are still with me, thank you! I know this was a long post, but I hope that you find it super helpful in hosting your Christian baby shower.
Now that you have a handful of resources, it’s planning time! Pick your theme, your decorations, favors, main verse, and devotional – now make it fit with your sweet momma-to-be and her baby. I am praying that as you plan this day for her, that it will have an eternal difference in her life and the lives of others.
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