How to Throw the Best Ocean Themed Baby Shower

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Ocean-themed baby showers are one of our favorite themes for a baby shower! They’re a perfect gender-neutral baby shower that can be celebrated in so many different ways.

In this post we’ll share our favorite ideas for ocean-themed baby showers – from decorations to invitations to the perfect menu, this is your one stop for everything you need to plan the perfect event!

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What is Ocean Themed Baby Shower?

An ocean-themed baby shower is a celebration for the expectant mother that uses an ocean or beach theme. It can even extend to ocean-themed items like fish, nautical, boats and more.

Themed baby showers have become quite popular and there are many different themes to choose from. An ocean or beach-themed baby shower is perfect for those who love the water and the outdoors.

Is Ocean a Good Baby Shower Theme?

Ocean themed baby showers are a great theme and can be very easy to put together.

In addition to traditional baby shower decorations and invitations, you can also use regular party decorations so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from!

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Ocean Baby Shower Theme Ideas

Here are a few of our favorite ocean-themed baby shower ideas. You can use one or combine a few of them to make your event perfect!

Ahoy, It’s a Boy!

Under the Sea

Beach Baby

Ocean Dreams

Aqua Bliss

Nautical Baby Shower

Sail Away Baby Shower

Baby’s First Voyage


Here are some of our favorite invitations!


Here are a few of our favorite decorations for ocean-themed baby showers!

Menu Ideas


Smoked Salmon Mini Tarts

Garlic Sriracha Shrimp Crackers

Crab Cakes

Vegan Crab Bites

Airfryer Pigs in a Blanket


Cioppino (Italian-American Seafood Stew)

Hawaiian Garlic Butter Shrimp Kabobs

Creamy Shrimp Bisque

New England Shrimp Rolls


No Bake Mermaid Cheesecake

Shark Pudding Cups

Shark Candy Bark

Life Preserver Donuts

Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies

Mermaid Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes


Blue Lagoon Mocktail

Strawberry Cilantro Mocktail

Mango Pomegranate Soda

Iced Pineapple Matcha

Pina Colada Smoothie

Game Ideas

Here are a few of our favorite baby shower games, with an ocean theme twist!

Prizes and Party Favor Ideas

Here are a few of our favorite prizes and party favors for an ocean themed baby shower.

Example Ocean Themed Baby Shower 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

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed our ocean themed baby shower ideas. This is just a small sampling of what you can do to make your event special.

Get creative and have fun! If you’ve had a ocean themed baby shower, we’d love to hear how it went in the comments below!

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