Whimsical Ark Baby Shower Planning Ideas
If you're searching for a twist on the classic Noah's Ark baby shower, then Whimsical Ark could be for you! This shower focuses on the Bible story of Noah, who loads a male and female of every animal species on an ark he builds. In the story, God floods the earth with 40 days and 40 nights of rain, and Noah, his family, and the animals wait out the flood in the ark. After waiting in the ark, a dove brings Noah an olive leaf to show that dry land was found. And at the end of the story, God sends a rainbow to promise that the earth will never be destroyed with a flood again.
This story, full of fun animals, promises, and hope, makes for a whimsical baby shower for a special mom-to-be. Do you know a mom who would love a Whimsical Ark Baby Shower? If yes, then read on for our party planning ideas!
Whimsical Ark Baby Shower Invitations
For a personal touch, create handmade invitations to invite the guests to the baby shower. To make them fit with the whimsical theme, make them look like rainbows. To do this, get light grey card stock and cut the paper into half circles in the size you want the invitations to be. On one side, print the party details. Use your own calligraphy skills. Or, use your printer and a script font. On the other side of the half circles, use glitter and glue to create a rainbow on each invitation. Don't forget the order of a rainbow's colors: red, orange, yellow, blue, green, indigo, and violet.
Send the invitations out three weeks in advance, but you should let key party guests, such close family and friends, know the date as soon as possible.
Whimsical Ark Baby Shower Decorations
For the decorations, focus on bright colors, lots of rainbows, and add in a few of Noah's animals, too! Here are some decoration ideas:
Drape a rainbow of streamers from the ceiling! Get streamers in the seven rainbow colors, and repeat the colors until the ceiling is a sky of rainbow streamers.
Tie ribbons in rainbow colors on the chair backs. Let the ribbons hang down for a very whimsical look.
On one wall, create an arched rainbow from either ribbons or streamers. Secure the ribbons or streamers with tape and let the ends hang down to the floor.
Decorate the tables with solid table covers. Use a pastel color of one of the bold rainbow colors. For centerpieces, create floral arrangements using flowers in rainbow colors. Or, you could even ask your florist if they can get rainbow-dyed roses for you!
For the place settings, use disposable plates, cups, and napkins that feature the Bible story ark scene.
Whimsical Ark Baby Shower Food
Serve light, fresh, and tasty finger foods for a Whimsical Ark baby shower. Also be sure to tie in the whimsical rainbow inspiration! Check out these ideas:
Serve a rainbow of veggies with a cloud of dip! For a true rainbow, place on a platter cherry tomatoes, carrots, yellow bell peppers, blue corn chips, broccoli, cabbage, and purple cauliflower.
Your guests will love a variety of tea sandwiches. Cut them with a cloud-shaped cookie cutter to fit with the theme.
Make fruit skewers featuring a rainbow of fruits with watermelon cubes, mandarin orange slices, pineapple cubes, blueberries, kiwi pieces, blackberries, and grapes.
Cake is a must! Use fondant icing to recreate the ark scene. Dye white cake batter with a rainbow of food coloring so that when you cut into it, there's a whimsical rainbow inside!
Finally, one last fun food idea is to create a candy bar that features a rainbow of candies. There are endless options when it comes to colored candies. Just head to your local candy store and buy a few candy varieties in each color of the rainbow! Set out treat boxes so your guests can take home some sweets.
Whimsical Ark Baby Shower Activities
No baby shower is complete without a couple games and activities. As the guests arrive, set out word search puzzles that feature words from the ark story. For example, some ideas are: Noah, rainbow, ark, animals, dove, olive, giraffe, lion, horse, etc.
For a craft, use wire, rainbow-colored beads, and suction cups to create window rainbow sun catchers. This is a nice craft project that guests of a variety of ages can do and will enjoy displaying at home.
Lastly, while the bride is opening her gifts, play a game of bridal shower bingo. Create bingo boards featuring your Whimsical Ark theme and have the guests write down what gifts they believe the mom-to-be will receive. As she opens her gifts, have guests mark their correct guesses. Whoever fills in a complete row should yell, "bingo!"
With these ideas, you're well on your way to throwing a Whimsical Ark baby shower! Happy party planning!