Catholic Baby Shower Idea- Shower of Roses!

Are you looking for a Catholic baby shower idea? Well, here’s a baby shower I just threw for my sister-in-law! It was “Shower of Roses” themed, honoring St. Therese. “After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses” – St. Therese of Lisieux.
So welcome to this “Baby Shower” of Roses! A baby shower was thrown in celebration of new life, and also in the theme of St. Therese! ๐Ÿ™‚

Painting of St. Therese, Mary, and the baby Jesus
 I made umbrella invites from rose scrapbooking paper.
They open up into a circle with the info on the inside.
They were mailed with a St. Therese novena prayer card.
Graphic of Umbrella Shaped Invitation Post


The Corsage

Here is the new Mommy getting her baby corsage! I made the corsage from a bib and 2 no-scratch-mits. I rolled them into “roses” and secured them with green electrical tape, then hot glued them together. I completed the corsage by tying a purple pacifier on with a bow and adding some fake greenery.

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Corsage being attached to woman
Creating the “Shower of Roses”
To create a rose showering effect, we dangled fake rose buds from helium balloons. This was very affordable (you can get fake rose bouquets at the Dollar Tree). We had trouble with some of the rose buds being too heavy to float, so we tied 2 balloons each to those. The whole living room seemed to be showering roses!
Pink and white balloons on the ceiling with fake roses hanging from them
The Centerpieces
The centerpieces were made from baby onesies, washcloths, and bibs rolled into “roses”, secured with rubber bands, and stuck onto the greenery left over from the rose buds dangling from balloons. I arranged them with floral foam into flower pots from the dollar tree. We used these on the food table and the gift table! (Find some directions for making baby rose bouquets here.)
Display of bouquets of roses made from cloth of baby supplies
Baby Shower Food
I wish I could take credit for this adorable watermelon baby carriage, but it was made by my other pregnant sister-in-law. We also made smoked salmon pinwheels (the whimsical swirl shape going quite nicely with the rose theme) and pink lemonade (keeping things as “rose-colored” as possible).
Display of watermelon made into a basket with fruit in it and a pitcher of pink lemonade
The rose cupcakes were one of my favorite parts! I did put some time into making them, but it was totally worth it! Find the directions on how I made these rose cupcakes here.
Pink cupcakes with white frosting and rose toppers on them
“Little Flower” Shower Game
Any way that you can work flowers into this shower totally goes with the St. Therese theme because her nickname is the “Little Flower”. I found these free printable shower bingo cards, but I had to block out the “bridal shower” part before printing them. You write in what you think Mommy will receive as gifts, and mark them off as she opens until you have bingo. This was a lot of fun!
Bingo sheet with flower image in center
More Decor
We filled the room with flowers as much as possible (pulling from other rooms around the house). Everything was sprinkled with fake rose petals (again, 200 for $1 at the Dollar Tree) and even this awesome rose tissue paper came from the Dollar Tree! Pink and purple in the same bag, too ๐Ÿ™‚
Gift table with fake rose petals on it and baby supply rose boquets
Baby supplies rose bouquet next to gifts
The Prizes
St. Therese invented sacrifice beads, so I thought they would make awesome prizes in keeping with my theme! I made the rose beads myself (as taught by the Clay Rosary Girl). Some of the strings are sacrifice beads, others are one decade rosaries. I love these little baby feet charms I found to put at the end of the strings! 
Find directions for making your own sacrifice beads here. 
Clay rosary with rose patterned beads and baby feet medallion
Don’t forget to have your guests use their new sacrifice beads to pray a decade of the rosary for mother and baby before leaving!


The Gifts
I made these Catholic baby novelty shirts for both of my pregnant sisters-in-law, and they were a huge hit! I posted directions on how I made Catholic baby onesies here.
Mother displaying onesie gifts
The Guests
We had a great turn out for this shower, and I think everyone had a pretty good time! What’s a party if you don’t have great friends to celebrate with you?
Guests at a baby shower sitting in a living room around the mother with her gifts
Everyone wore such great colors!
(Y’all might recognize the 2 girls on the far right-
Clare and Virginia, your ‘guides’ from the holy heroes videos!)
Women lined up in front of a table of baby shower food
The 3 new baby girl cousins all together!
(The one in the middle is my little sweetheart!)
Two women and a baby at a baby shower
Click the link above to see more pictures of this shower! I wish I could run them all right here on the blog, but I have so many I know you’d get tired of scrolling! Hope you enjoyed the shower- I know we did!


  1. JOYfilled Family says

    Beautiful faithfilled celebration!

  2. What a delightful event you have created with tons of lovely ideas…Your Mama" guest of honor" is blessed to be showered with all of your gorgeous roses!!! And St. Therese is surely smiling down from heaven. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Xhonane Olivas says

    Dear Lacy, what a beautiful baby shower!!! I loved everything you made!! This is the best Catholic Baby Shower I have ever seen! Thank you!!

  4. This is so amazing. Thank you for sharing all the great pics!! I'm so excited about all the super ideas you pass along!

  5. What an adorable shower! Of course we recognize the Holy Heroes guides and they are adorable too.

    My daughter was born on Oct. 1 almost 6 years ago while we were members of St. Therese parish, after one of our friends said a novena to St. Therese for another daughter for us!! I will probably use some of these ideas for a Shower of Roses birthday party. I have the silicone rose molds for small cakes, which look spectacular with brownies dusted with powdered sugar. We might use the candy melts for rose suckers.

  6. Melissa from MN says

    You got a knack for this stuff, as my family says I do. Awesome job on the shower! Really impressed! I'll keep it in mind for my sister's shower sometime in the future?

  7. Heather - Dollar Store Crafts says

    So many fabulous ideas here. YOu did an amazing job! I love the balloons-roses and the cupcakes.

  8. baby gifts says

    Everything is so amazing! I love all the ideas in this shower especially the idea of creating rose shower effect. I'm truly impressed. Great work! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. What a beautiful shower! I love it!

  10. Amy Caroline says

    What a lovely shower! The mom to be is very lucky!!!

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  12. Thank you for these great ideas! I'm inspired now as I'm planning a shower for a friend who's patron saint is St. Therese ๐Ÿ™‚ One question – where did you find the beautiful holy card pictured at the top of this post with Mary, St. Therese and baby Jesus?