Your Vegan Baby Shower
Your vegan baby shower is the first stop on
the road to compassion for your new baby.
CONGRATULATIONS! Remember, this day is
all about you (and your baby of course), so it
should reflect your values and beliefs, from the
food you serve to the party favors you give out
to your guests.
Here are a some suggestions:
VENUE: For an extra special baby shower, have it at an animal sanctuary
surrounded by rescued animals.
MENU: If you are not up to scouring the website or vegan cookbooks for
homemade recipes, have it catered by a restaurant- for a list of veg restaurants
in your area check out HappyCow. Check in with your local veg restaurants
about vegan cakes, or else make your own cake. For something fun, check
out these adorable onesie-shaped vegan cookies, and watermelon baby stroller
filled with fruit.
DECOR: Since this is your shower and you care about animals (and we
all know that babies innately love animals too!), plan a fun animal theme
such as farm animals (but be very careful not to perpetuate the myth
of happy farm animals grazing in sunny pastures- you can call them
"rescued farm animals"), ocean creatures, bugs, or another one of
your favorite animals.
GIFTS: Registering online will not only ensure that you get exactly
what you want, but also ensure that the gifts are vegan. You can
register online at Kidbean-- all of their products are vegan, labor-
friendly, and earth-friendly. Mother Earth and Baby also has an online
registry with organic, eco-friendly products for Baby and Mom.
Click here for a detailed list of where to buy natural, green baby
products including bedding, clothing, toys and other accessories.
FAVORS: Some options for party favors include a soy votive candle,
vegan chocolate bites, LUSH bath products, or Lego-shaped vegan
soaps. Or instead of a gift, you can donate money in honor of your
guests to an animal charity or sanctuary that you support such as
Farm Sanctuary, The Humane Society of the United States, or even
your local animal shelter. You can put the information on the invitation,
or design and print small cards to pass out to your guests at the shower.
BABY LIBRARY: A fabulous idea is to ask each guest to bring a book to
help start your new baby's library. You can add this to the invitation
with a special request for friends and family to buy an animal-friendly
book. You can refer them to Vegbooks- a kids book review site focused
on animal-friendly books- for ideas.