Planning a baby shower during the hottest part of the year? Have no fear! There are so many ways to throw a summer-themed baby shower that will keep the mama-to-be (and your guests!) cool as cucumbers while embracing the sunshine all around  you. We just love these ideas and hope they inspire your planning!

Umbrella Canopy

How adorable is this umbrella canopy idea from IKEA’s design blog? Perfect not only for a “shower” but also to give you some shade from the sun, too!

Watermelon Invitation

Watermelon is a favorite sweet treat during the summer, so this invite from Etsy is a perfect way to invite friends to a summer shower. Love the watermelon seeds on the envelope, too!

Afternoon BBQ

Nothing says summer like a BBQ, and Kate Aspen offers everything you need to plan a BBQ-themed baby shower. We love her attention to detail, even down to these adorable personalized flags!

Radio Flyer Beverage Cart

We love this idea for a beverage station at an outdoor shower! Even better, this could be your gift to the mama-to-be. A great idea from Jenna Henderson Studios.

You Are My Sunshine

Just TOO hot outside, but you still want to keep the summer love alive? We adore the “You Are My Sunshine” baby shower theme. How about sending everyone home from the shower with a small plant as their party favor?