17 Totally Cute Cactus Baby Shower Ideas
Tickle mom-to-be with a prickly cactus themed baby shower! It's a fun, gender-neutral baby shower trend with so many possibilities. It can be monochromatic, feature lots of soft colors and neutrals, or be bold and bright! Whether you go full-throttle with a cactus baby shower theme or you simply weave some succulent elements throughout, this modern boho baby shower idea is sure to please.
Photo: All for the Memories
Wow. This simple cake soars up so many notches thanks to this clever and classy DIY cake topper. To recreate, simply print this lovely cactus image onto card stock, trim, and secure to toothpicks. And—voila!—you baby shower cake has been cactified!
Brighter hues make the greenery pop. Here, there are a lots eye-catching pinks, but turquoise or bright yellow would work beautifully, too.
Photo: Mint Events Design
Nothing says “party” like a ceiling-high balloon display shaped like your favorite succulent! The assorted cactus themed treats on the adjacent table don’t overpower, but bring everything together.
The palest pastels are a gorgeous backdrop to a cactus baby shower, creating a super soft vibe. (Also: Yay tacos!)
Cacti to Go
Photo: Mami Talks
Handle carefully! A miniature cactus to take home is the most perfect way to thank guests for coming…and it’s one of those rare baby shower favors that guests actually adore!
Photo and to purchase: Etsy/MeganHStudio
Guest books are great, but a baby shower guest book that can double as nursery or hallway decor is even better! This crafty cactus artwork asks guests to add their fingerprints and names to complete the look.
Double-Duty Cacti Decor
Photo: 100 Layer Cakelet
Combining useful gifts for Baby (bodysuits and rompers!) with an adorable cactus-themed decorating idea? Sold!
Photo: Kara’s Party Ideas
Who says cactus themed baby showers need to hone in on the neutrals? Don’t shy away from festive brights for your baby shower fiesta!
Photo: A Beautiful Mess
It’s a cupcake, a macaron, and a cactus! Swoon! The “dirt” frosting is, quite literally, the icing on the cake!
Green and Gold
These lovely hues and metallics go together perfectly, instantly elevating a cactus shower from bohemian-rustic to ultra-glam. White is an ideally paired neutral that makes the main colors shine.
Top It Off!
Photo and to purchase: Etsy/LittleQuine
A sparkly cactus cake topper can make even the most classic baby shower cake effortlessly match your theme.
Photo and to purchase: Etsy/WestandPine
In contrast to the sharp nature of the plant itself, a soft, watercolor look on the invitations and other paper goods is just lovely.
Photo and to purchase: Etsy/ZCreateDesign
Stir up some fun—and make your baby shower mocktails feel like the most special drink ever—with festive stir sticks. Loving the glittery glam these cacti offer!
Low-key, neutral, and desert-kissed: This cactus theme baby shower table features greens, beiges, and rustic details from end to end.
Photo and to purchase: Etsy/Frostifine
Transform any space–whether you’re in the middle of the desert or your own modern farmhouse style kitchen–with a cacti banner you buy or make yourself.
Spell It Out
How fun! Simply buy giant letter balloons in green and grab a good old Sharpie to morph them into cacti. Can’t find green balloons? Paint standard Mylar letter balloon with green craft paint.
Desert Bloom Backdrop
Photo: Pretty My Party
The subtle mint greens and soft rose tones make this a desert dessert table to admire. The store-bought cactus backdrop takes it to a new level of pretty. (PS: The heart-shaped succulent topping the cake is spot-on!)
Have questions about a Happiest Baby product? Our consultants would be happy to help! Submit your questions here.
Disclaimer: The information on our site is NOT medical advice for any specific person or condition. It is only meant as general information. If you have any medical questions and concerns about your child or yourself, please contact your health provider.