Stork baby shower themes

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Stork baby shower themes
Storks have long been related to childbirth. (white stork image by Tom Curtis from

The legend of the stork bringing babies to expectant parents originated in medieval Germany, with the belief that storks brought souls of the unborn babies to their new family. Because of this belief, the legend of storks bringing babies has lived on in folklore, and storks are still often related to childbirth. This tradition makes storks ideal as a theme for a baby shower.


If you are looking for a cute theme for a baby shower, storks could be the answer. You can find many baby shower decorations that are cartoon-style storks, which will add a touch of whimsy to your baby shower. For invitations, choose cards that are either cut-out shapes of storks or have cartoon storks printed on them. For decorations, create banners with stork-shaped cardboard cutouts. Write one letter on each stork's bundle to spell out "Congratulations!" or "Welcome Baby!" You can also buy small plastic storks carrying their bundles of joy, and place them around table centrepieces and place settings. Whimsical food ideas for a stork-themed baby shower include bowls of snack mix labelled as "Stork Food" and cakes that are shaped as storks. Since storks are waterbirds, make a blue party punch and float small plastic storks in the beverage. For party favours, select Mylar bags printed with stork designs, and fill them with notepads shaped like storks and pens or pencils topped with stork erasers.


Since storks have been linked with childbirth for ages, a vintage stork theme will also work well for a baby shower. Choose invitations that have vintage photographs of storks and babies. For table decorations, consider using an antique lace tablecloth, and add antique porcelain vases or bowls filled with roses. For refreshments, consider tea cakes placed on a vintage cake rack, and add small glass stork figurines. For vintage stork party favours, select small picture frames and add vintage photographs of storks, and use vintage lace handkerchiefs to wrap the picture frames. Tie the package up with a satin ribbon, and add a stork-shaped gift tag. You could also give your guests personalised teabags printed with a stork design and vintage teacups or teapots.


A stork-themed baby shower can also be modern and elegant. For invitations, write the shower information on the plain side of a sheet of origami paper, then fold the paper into an origami stork. For table decorations, choose a solid, pastel tablecloth, and add floral centrepieces in cut glass vases. Ring the centrepieces with small glass stork figurines, or add one at each place setting and send them home with guests as party favours. For an elegant stork-themed baby shower cake, choose a tiered cake design, and have the bakery add fondant stork cut-outs. For party favours, choose egg-shaped soaps or miniature salt and pepper shakers.

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