This cool Baby Shower playlist features indie music (plus new and old classics) to give your gathering a relaxed but fun atmosphere. It's not overly themed but includes songs written for sons, daughters, and families mixed in with other great music.
Baby shower music you'll love
I put together this Baby Shower Playlist for one of my online friends who was having her first baby.
One of my favorite things to do is to put together playlists. Especially for people who love music and are super special to me.
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I don't love when a playlist is too on the nose. I didn't want all the traditional sappy baby shower songs. Instead, I wanted songs that talked about all those sentimental things, the feeling of home, etc but were also upbeat and fun to listen to.
These songs are a great mix of all of the things you are looking for in a playlist for a baby shower. It's especially good for any mom's to be that like indie rock music. But it would also work for any type of party you host at home.
Playing your own playlist for a party is even easier than it used to be.
I love to use Spotify to create my playlists. I have a premium account which means there are no ads and you can usually find all the music you are looking for really easily. These baby shower songs are a mix of some of Melissa's favorites and other really great songs to play at a baby shower!
I like to play the list on shuffle that way if it happens to start over, you don't really notice because everything gets mixed around.
The playlist is over 2 hours long so you will probably want to have another playlist on deck for when this finished. My Beach at Sunset playlist would be really great.
Most TVs are "smart" and mine even has Spotify right on it so it makes playing a custom playlist so easy. Make sure you give yourself enough time to troubleshoot before the party starts.
Or you can use a portable speaker. My favorite is the Skullcandy Terrain speakers. They can connect together, wirelessly, to play the music seemlessly around the party areas.
Play the playlist on Spotify
Music Themed Baby Shower Ideas
If the mom-to-be is a super music lover, you may want to through her a music-inspired baby shower. Here are a few baby shower ideas we used to throw Melissa her virtual shower!
She loved the band Paramore, and their song, Ain't It Fun, was just out, we used that as the jump-off point for the party and invitation. And, of course, Ain't It Fun is definitely one of the baby shower songs.
Sarah of Sarah Hearts, created what is my most favorite baby shower invitation ever (which was also used at the real baby shower held in Melissa's honor). We're just going to ignore my remedial Photoshop job of hiding important info...
Skip the traditional soft colors of a baby shower and do something a little bolder. Darker colors and mixed patterns feels fresh and new.
I pulled the colors from the invitation and mixed and match dishware and glasses that went along with the color palette.
She was having a boy, but we made sure to bring in pops of pink and purple. Sticking to traditional "baby colors" is totally out. The result makes it feel more like a party for the mom which is always a great goal since she's the one who will remember it. :)
It's not a party without confetti but I like to keep it a little bit more contained. Confetti is a great way to add color to a party table no matter how you use it. So I try to keep the mess down by keeping most of it in a vessel like this cup or even in small glass baby food jars.
I like fun. Just controlled fun.
This confetti was from The Flair Exchange and matched our colors perfectly.
More decor ideas:
- Kori Clark made this cute bow tie printable that you can use for decor around the party or tags for the favors.
- Sarah made these cute etched heart glasses that you can recreate for your shower.
And if you need an activity idea you can have the guests make themselves watercolor note cards or they can gift them to the mom-to-be that, no doubt, will need to write lots of notes the first few years of baby's life.
Food and Drink Ideas
In the photo above you can see the iced tea bar I put together for the baby shower idea. There are so many ways to flavor tea and each guest can make it to their liking.
I set out ginger syrup, rosewater, lavender bitters and chunked sugar. But you can even use fruit syrups or purees. And you can spike it if that's something you want to offer.
It's easy to make in a large batch and it's super refreshing. And you can use store-bought to keep things super simple.
More baby shower drink ideas:
- Pina Colada Slush (non-alcoholic)
- The Best Ever Champagne Punch
- Non-Alcoholic Mimosas
- Raspberry Fizz Punch
For the food, I like to keep it really simple. Snacky foods are always great. They're easy to serve and aren't fussy.
And my fave goat cheese appetizer never disappoints. But you can also put together or buy a charcuterie board. If you need something heartier you can always buy store-bought salads so your prep is minimal.
Our friend Sandy made some caramels that were so stop-you-in-your-tracks delicious. You can find people to make them on Etsy or make them yourself ahead of time.
I always do an edible favor at my parties. I've found guests love them especially because they know they don't have to feel bad for throwing a tchotchke away.
What's even better is that these came ready to go, including gift tags, so it didn't add to my workload.
Favors are a great way to also play up the personality traits of the guest of honor. If we had had more time, Sandy would have made butterbeer-flavored caramels since Melissa is a huge Harry Potter fan. It's all about making her feel extra special, right?