Rubber Ducky You’re the One: Rubber Ducky Shower Ideas
Design a swimmingly good time for parents-to-be and their guests with our best rubber ducky baby shower ideas. From bubbling blue punch bowls to ducky themed favors, we’ve collected the most creative ideas for a memorable party.
Choose A Color Theme
The classic yellow rubber duck makes a perfect base for your decorating color palette, but don’t hesitate to customize and incorporate the expectant parents’ favorites. A bold hot pink rubber ducky theme can be an unexpected way to welcome a baby girl, or seek out “costumed” rubber ducks in top hats to welcome a little man. When the baby’s gender is a surprise, mixing classic yellow with royal blue “water” is a charming choice, or match the bedding colors in baby’s new room to easily reuse rubber ducky baby shower decorations later. Carry your colors through your invitations, decorations, place settings and refreshments.
Create a Signature Punch
Welcome your guests with a festively themed drink from a centerpiece punch bowl. Fill the bowl with your favorite punch recipe, or create a frothy refreshment by mixing sherbet, ginger ale and a blue-colored juice or juice mix to mimic a clear blue bath with bubbles. Add a few floating rubber duckies to complete the scene, and top drink glasses with extra whipped cream “bubbles.” Dress the floor (and protect it from spills) with a cute ducky or nautical bathmat that can be reused in baby’s nursery.
Make a Statement with Centerpieces
Carry the rubber ducky theme throughout your room by adding themed centerpieces to the tables set for guests. Simple round glass bowls can be filled with blue marbles, then topped with clear marble “bubbles” with bright yellow rubber duckies set on top. Use clear or iridescent white helium-filled balloons to create a tower of “bubbles” above each centerpiece or surrounding the punch bowl and gift table. Or, take ducky to the beach for a swim with a little sand scattered near the center of each table and a few beach toys gathered nearby.
Trim Walls and Ceilings with Reusable Decorations
Many beautiful duck baby shower decorations can be later hung in baby’s nursery or playroom. Hang a festive mobile from the ceiling to elevate the serving table or head table. The mobile can later be used over baby’s crib. Or, string glittery wall-hung letters from Pottery Barn Kids’ large collection to spell out baby’s new name or a short phrase, “you’re the one,” from everyone’s favorite rubber ducky song. Some easily removable or repositionable vinyl wall decals in festive shades of yellow or blue can define the party space and be reused in baby’s play area. While guests arrive, have them sign a matted frame for later hanging in the nursery.
Feel Like a Lucky Duck with Fun Shower Games
Fill a baby bathtub with lightly colored blue water and float enough rubber.