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Fun Baby Shower Theme: Food Cravings

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pregnancy cravings baby shower theme

Here’s a peek at the Cravings baby shower theme that I worked on for Parents.com last year. I have yet to actually put this to use for a friend, but am hoping to bring it to life one of these days… don’t you think this would be as much fun for the guests as for mom-to-be?!

Who wouldn’t love a good excuse to indulge in salty & sweet favorites… it’s just for one day! I love the idea of an entire “comfort food buffet” featuring mini bites like grilled cheese squares, fried pickles, and individual servings of oven-baked fries and mac-n-cheese… YUM!

pregnancy cravings baby shower theme

Centerpieces would be old-fashioned sundae glasses & cake cones filled with “fluffy” flowers like peonies, styled to look like ice cream cones!

pregnancy cravings baby shower theme

For party decor: framed prints of traditional “craving” foods like fries, pickles, and ice cream. (You can purchase images for the frames at istockphoto.com.)

Dessert: a build-your-own ice cream sundae bar!

Party favor ideas: a take-home edible treat that incorporates both salty & sweet flavors – like chocolate covered pretzels or a few mini cookies or macarons wrapped up in cellophane or a take-out container and paired with a small bag of gourmet kettle chips.

Here are some fun invitation designs that would work well for this theme too:

pregnancy cravings baby shower theme

Pictured above: Food Cravings Mobile invitation {paperculture.com}; downloadable Craving Your Company invitation from {parents.com}, and Pickles and Ice Cream invitation {polkadotdesign.com}.

You could also incorporate jars of pickles decorated with ribbon & paper details into this theme… any other ideas? Please share them here!

Find more details on the Cravings theme – including a party playlist – over at Parents.com!


  1. maria November 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration. We are throwing my friend a baby shower in the spring.

  2. Ronita November 18, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    This is a great idea!! I can’t wait to through my next shower!!!

  3. Jamie Wright, Realtor November 18, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I LOVE this theme! It works well for a shower in which the sex is unknown AND it’s a fun excuse for all the guests that are already there to reminisce!

  4. Christi November 18, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    WHAT a unique theme! I love, love, love it!!

  5. Kim - The TomKat Studio November 19, 2009 at 12:43 am

    LOVE all of your ideas for this theme! I had a request a few months ago for this theme and it turned out really cute: http://tomkatstudio.blogspot.com/2009/07/sweet-customers-jessies-pickles-ice.html

  6. Yvett November 19, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Such a fun and creative way to change up a baby shower theme. Too cute.

  7. Lisa November 19, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    OMGoodness!! This is the cutest idea! lol

  8. down pillow November 22, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Such a good idea! Everything looks so yummy -especially those fried pickles :)

  9. Tamara November 23, 2009 at 9:10 am

    I love those TRADITIONAL french style macaroons pictured!! yum!

  10. Robin November 23, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Definitely a baby shower that all women would love to attend, all those cravable foods in one room!! It would be cute to also ask each guest to bring their ultimate craving to the party for the mom-to-be, whethers it’s a particular brand of chips or their must have chocolate dipped almonds. Love how it’s gender neutral too!

  11. Michelle November 24, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    LOOOOOOOVE IT! I thin it would be yummy for everyone! Like you said, who doesn’t like to indulge in delicious stuff like that? Sometimes we just need an excuse.

  12. Julianne December 1, 2009 at 4:00 pm
  13. Maranda December 2, 2009 at 8:29 am

    You do great work! Do you have any advice I want to do this part time.

  14. Chrissy January 25, 2010 at 6:35 am

    This is a great idea! An idea for a party favor that my sister and I used that fits with this theme, is a “pickle and ice cream” favor. We used quart size ice cream containers (Ben & Jerry’s gave us empty containers) filled with homemade chocolate chip cookies, tied with a ribbon and a pickle ornament on top!

  15. thatswhywerefriends.blogspot.com/ January 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    So adorable! What a yummy theme!

  16. […] shower theme was “Food Cravings”. We got the idea from Hostess with the Mostess. Laura really liked the invitation from PaperCulture.com.  The food mobile from the card design […]

  17. danielle March 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I would also do cupcakes because my sister loves cupcakes n ice cream

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