Yellow is a perfect gender-neutral color to use if you’re planning a baby shower for a friend or family member. Yellow baby showers can be simply a wash of golden, sunny hues or they can be anchored to a theme. From bees to daisies and lemons to stars, there are countless adorable ideas to tie to a yellow baby shower. 

Lots of colors complement yellow. Gray, black, and white keep it neutral, while pairing yellow with pink and purple or blue and green can skew it more traditionally “girl” or “boy.” Yellow comes in so many pleasing shades and can be matched up with a plethora of other hues from the rainbow for endless chic options. Here are some of our favorite yellow baby shower ideas.


Vintage Bright Yellow Baby Shower

 Vintage-looking yellow baby shower invitation

Image and to buy: Minted

A sunny shade of yellow adds a splash of fun, whether the parents-to-be are expecting a little boy or girl. Take cues from the design of this invite, using vintage linens and plates, white balloons and flowers, and simply chic details. 

Bee-Theme Yellow Baby Shower

 Bee-themed baby shower invitation

Image and to buy: Minted

Celebrate the bee-autiful expectant mama with a buzz-worthy baby shower complete with honey cake, black accents, and touches of spring and summer everywhere. 

Gold & White Mod Yellow Baby Shower

White and gold yellow baby shower garland 

Image: Etsy/TransparentestDecor

Think ‘60s with circles and other geometric shapes, golden-yellow and white, and oldies playing. Alert the guests ahead of time that wearing a shift dress and flats would fit right in. (Who doesn’t love a full-out theme?)

Gray & Yellow Baby Shower

A pregnant woman poses near decor for a gray and yellow baby shower 

Image: Kara’s Party Ideas

Gray and white complement pale yellow beautifully for an effortlessly gender-neutral shower that celebrates a tiny blessing on the way. Chevron adds flair…or stick with simple stripes for a minimalist vibe. This mama definitely wanted glam, and her gals delivered!

Sunny Opulent Yellow Baby Shower

Opulent yellow baby shower 

Image: Catch My Party

It might not be the first color that comes to mind for an ultra-glam fete, but yellow can take your over-the-top party planning to the next level. Tulle, feathers, crystals, and sequins–plus a big ol’ yellow bow on the cake–are the ultimate in decadence for a yellow baby shower that’s far from neutral. 

Winnie the Pooh Yellow Baby Shower

 Table decorated for Winnie-the-Pooh-themed baby shower

Image: Etsy/ElliesPartySupply

Any beloved storybook character that’s yellow is fair game when planning a shower that fits this color scheme…making Winnie the Pooh a no-brainer. Something about this honey-loving, cuddly bear has endeared generations of little ones and their loving parents. Add pink or blue to round out the decor.  

Extra Bright Yellow Baby Shower

 Bright yellow balloon display and "Baby" sign

Image: UBuy

People often associate anything baby-related with pale colors, but modern parents know that bold hues can work, too. A super-sunny yellow party is a bright idea for extroverted parents and will make for Instagram-worthy pics.   

Daisy Yellow Baby Shower

 Table decorated with yellow accents and daisy-themed decor for a baby shower

Image: Brunch at Saks

Pretty flowers are always in season in the world of baby showers, but perky blooms, like daisies, are an especially apt pick for a yellow-loving parent-to-be.

Lemon Yellow Baby Shower

 Cakes and cupcakes decorated with frosting lemons for a baby shower

Image: Pretty My Party

Citrus is ultra-stylish, and a lemon-themed baby shower is a great way to bring in yellow hues in a classy and elegant way. This lemony dessert spread is divine; source lemon-themed paper goods, yellow plastic cutlery, and set up a balloon arch to match.

Sun, Moon, & Stars Yellow Baby Shower

 Baby shower cookies decorated as suns and stars

Image: @cookiesbycamilia

A celestial theme is another way to bring in the yellow tones for a baby boy or girl shower. Since little suns, moons, and stars can all be done in varying shades of the color, all the elements of the party coordinate beautifully to carry out this ethereal theme. 

Balloon Arch for a Yellow Baby Shower

Rainbow balloon arch made with balloons in shades of yellow 

Image: @sharpedesignsby_lakeisha

Who said you needed all the colors to make a rainbow? Ombre is the answer if you’re sticking with a monochrome baby shower, like with all-yellow tones. This balloon display is nothing short of extraordinary. 

Yellow Baby Shower Tablescape

Baby shower tablescape with yellow flower centerpieces 

Image: @moonriverfloral

An assortment of yellow flowers paired with sliced lemons and sunny pillows create a warm and inviting table that’s ready to receive your guests. If going with disposable plates and cutlery for the party, the bamboo option shown here not only looks great against yellow–it also is earth-friendly and biodegradable.  

Yellow Baby Shower Favor Holders

Baby shower favor holders that look like yellow baby carriages 

Image: @sweetsandsurprises2019

The best baby showers and parties come down to the little details. These yellow prams are adorable…plus, they create a sweet pop of yellow on any white or neutral table. Fill with candies or bath salts for the guests to take home. (Check out more baby shower favors!)

Little Sunshine Yellow Baby Shower

Cake decorated with a sunshine topper 

Image: @babyshowerceleb

There’s a sweet little ray of sun on the way, and a sunshine-themed baby shower is super sweet. Whether you sway this masculine, feminine, or gender-neutral, all it really takes are a few sunny touches throughout the space and a spectacular cake like this one. 

Sunflower Yellow Baby Shower

 Baby shower cake decorated with sunflowers

Image: @sherris_cakes

These sunny, yellow flowers are a cheerful focal point for your baby shower decor. Happily, it’s pretty easy to find sunflower-themed party goods. When in doubt, add a few stems to the cake, centerpieces, and balloon arrangements. 

Yellow Baby Shower Ombre Cake

 Yellow ombre baby shower cake

Image: @wildchildbakeshop

This simple, sugary showpiece adds elegance to the dessert table. A cake this pretty deserves the spotlight, so make sure to set it out at the start of the party and keep the rest of the table as clear as possible with just small arrangements of flowers, a framed family photo or two, and perhaps a yellow guest book.  

Teddy Bear Yellow Baby Shower

Giant teddy bear holding yellow and white balloons 


Cuddly teddy bears are a sweet baby shower theme idea; using neutral beige or white bears, you can make this theme pop with yellow and gold balloons, bows, and accents.  

Beauty & The Beast Yellow Baby Shower

Cake pops decorated like Belle's gold dress from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" 

Image: @nancyscreations805

A Disney enthusiast with a tiny prince or princess on the way would embrace a Belle-themed baby shower; that famous yellow dress is the inspiration for a glamorous, sparkling event. 

Yellow Baby Shower Balloons & Bowties 

 Table decorated with yellow balloons and yellow napkins folded like bowties

Image: @prettyposhdesign

Yellow is a happy pop on an otherwise sparse table with these pretty floating balloons and the bowtie-shaped napkins. Guests will adore the elegant details in an upscale setting inspired by this scene. 

Little Duckies Yellow Baby Shower

 Baby shower cake decorated with rubber duckies

Image: @agillustrationdecor

Rubber ducky, you’re the one– you make babyhood lots of fun! This darling theme will delight every guest, but the guest-of-honor most of all. 

Yellow & Gold Baby Shower

 Baby shower cookies decorated in gold and yellow 

Image: @sweet__little__treats

Yellow can be soft and sweet, but you can glam it up plenty with gold and shimmering accents. This dessert box is a prime example of how a yellow baby shower can tick upscale, too. 

About Jenny Studenroth Gerson

Jenny Studenroth Gerson is an Atlanta-based lifestyle journalist and novelist (Let Me Let You Go, 2020). Her work can be seen in publications including HuffPost, Cosmo, and WSJ, among many others. Jenny has researched thousands of baby names, combed through hundreds of nursery designs, and curated dozens of baby shower guides, making her absolutely the mom—and writer—you want to talk to when planning for Baby. When not meeting deadlines, she is chasing toddlers or chugging coffee—or both! Find her on Instagram @ourlifeinrosegold for mom hacks and more.

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