Many baby shower themes hinge on the gender of the infant on the way. But instead of opting for a conventional theme, why not use a classic board game (enjoyed by young boys and girls alike) as inspiration for the gathering? A Candy Land motif is fun and whimsical, whether the mom-to-be is preparing for a son or a daughter.
Turn different areas of the room into the magical locations found on the board game, such as the peppermint stick forest and the gumdrop mountains. In addition to providing dishes of the appropriate candy, come up with an activity for each station, such as guessing the date of the baby's birth.
Ask guests to write messages to the expectant mother on pieces of construction paper that mimic the colorful blocks on the board game's track. At the end of the shower, collect the sheets and bind them together in a book to present to the mom when the child is born.
Select baby shower favors that fit with the theme as well, such as personalized lollipops, jelly beans and chocolate bars. Guests won't soon forget your charming and adorable Candy Land-themed gathering.