How to Throw a Butterfly Themed Baby Shower

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Butterfly baby showers are a beautiful and fun way to celebrate the arrival of a new little one. This kind of baby shower is popular among those who feel as though butterflies represent life, rebirth, or growth.

If you like the sound of a butterfly baby shower and want to throw one yourself, we’ve created a guide to everything you need to know.

In this post, we’ll share with you everything you need to plan the best butterfly-themed baby shower! From games to menus – we’ve got you covered!

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What is a Baby Shower? 

A baby shower is an occasion to celebrate the expecting parents-to-be. It is also a time for everyone who loves and cares about her prepares for the arrival of her new baby into the family.

When to Throw a Butterfly Baby Shower?

Butterfly Baby shower can be held any time of the year! Baby showers are usually held one to six months before the due date. This is enough time for the mother-to-be to prepare what she will need for her new baby.

But really, any time that works for the parents-to-be is a good time to have a baby shower!

Example Party Schedule

While you don’t have to have a schedule for a baby shower, we like to have a general idea of what will happen throughout the day.

Here’s a sample schedule for a fall baby shower:

1-1:30 pm – Guests arrive and mingle

1:30 – 2 pm – Shower Hostess says a few words and outlines what to expect with when you’re planning food, games and gift opening. This would also be a good time to do a warm up game, like our favorite baby scavenger hunt. This game can help other guests meet each other. If you’re doing a diaper raffle, we recommend introducing it at this time so guests have time to drop off their gift and fill out any raffle entries.

2 – 3 pm – Food and drinks are available

3-4 pm – Baby shower gift opening and diaper raffle. We like to sprinkle raffle prizes in between gifts to keep guests engaged and entertained.

If you’re having part of your shower virtual, this is a great time to have guests log into Zoom!

4-5 pm – Final games and goodbyes

Related Post: How to Throw a Virtual Baby Shower

Butterfly Baby Shower Checklist

Ready to start planning? Here’s our ultimate checklist for planning a baby shower:


Decide on a Theme

Decide on Time and Venue

Pick a Menu

Pick out invitations

Decide if you want to include a virtual option

Create a guest list

Send out Invitations

Party Prep

(If you’re the mom to be) Check your registry and make sure there are enough gifts of all price ranges

Order Decorations

Decide what you want to serve

Create a gift table and decorate it appropriately

(If applicable) Make a diaper raffle basket or gift basket for guests to pick from for their gift

Check in with guests who have not sent RSVPs yet

(if applicable) Schedule Zoom or virtual online meeting (here’s our tips for planning a virtual baby shower)

Day Of

Assemble decorations around the house wherever they will look best

Hang streamers, balloons, paper garlands, and other decorations as needed.

Pick up any ordered food, drinks or desserts

Enjoy the party!

Related Post: The Ultimate Guide to Diaper Cakes

What To Serve at a Butterfly Baby Shower

Ready to start planning the menu?

Here are some easy, inexpensive ideas for snacks and refreshments:

Fruit skewers

baby carrots with ranch dip/dip of your choice

cheese cubes

cubed or sliced cheeses (we recommend items that you can cut beforehand to save time)

cups filled with grapes

stuffed olives

Chicken nuggets and fries

Appetizers and Dips

Fruit skewers

Veggies and Hummus

Mini Quiches


Fruit Tray

Cheese and Crackers

Main Entrees

Sandwiches (you could even use a cookie cutter to make them into the shape of little butterflies!)


Chicken Kabobs




Fruit Salad

Butterfly Cookies


Rock Candy




Iced Tea

Sparkling Water


Here are our favorite invitations for a butterfly themed baby shower

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Here are a few of our favorite butterfly decorations

Baby Shower Games

Ready to start planning the games? Here are a few of our favorite baby shower games:

Baby Scavenger Hunt

Diaper Raffle

Pin the Baby on the Mommy/Daddy

Guess What’s in Mommy’s Diaper Game

Who Knows Mommy Best?

A to Z Alphabet Baby Game

Related Post: Best Baby Shower Games to Play Virtually

Final Thoughts 

A Butterfly theme for a Baby Shower can be a wonderful theme for both boys and girls! We hope this guide has given you plenty of ideas on how to throw the perfect butterfly themed baby shower.

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