Summertime is synonymous with pool parties, beach BBQs and backyard get-togethers, so why not take advantage of the warm weather and endless sunshine while hosting a baby shower? Whether you’re the mama-to-be or are planning an unforgettable celebration for your bestie, you’re sure to love these 20 ideas for original dessert displays, decor and so much more. And if you’re not quite at the shower-planning stage just yet, you can also make these cute ideas a part of your gender reveal party.

Cones and Gumballs

1. Popcorn Cones: Popcorn cone meets waffle cone in this unique twist on two guest favorites. Serve these treats, plus gumballs or candies, as part of a whimsical, carnival-inspired dessert display. (via Jeremy + Kristin)

Blue and Pink Drinks

2. Beautiful Bar Cart: Creative cocktails and mocktails look even sweeter when presented on a chic bar cart featuring colorful blocks and stuffed animals. The DIY cork stoppers are especially cute, and can even be saved for baby’s first birthday party. (via Brit + Co)

Watermelon Cake

3. Watermelon Cake: Though definitely not as healthy as the real thing, this watermelon cake is sure to be every bit as delicious. Serve your own alongside matching cupcakes for a colorful, cohesive look. (via Michaela Hansen Photography)

Popsicle Tray

4. Gourmet Popsicles: You scream, I scream… Gourmet popsicles are less messy than conventional ice cream cones, but will still help everyone stay cool while treating their taste buds. (via Joielala)

Soda Pop

5. Old-Fashioned Soda Pop: Drive home the message that you’re about to “pop” by serving old-fashioned soda at your shower. We love these gorgeous glass bottles and stylin’ striped straws. (via Christina Prusz)

Pennant Flag Sandwiches

6. Pennant Flag Sandwich Toppers: Petite pennant flags make everything cuter, including these simple sandwich squares. Best of all, they are incredibly versatile and easy to incorporate, no matter what theme you’ve chosen. Add some to cupcakes or use them as drink stirrers to carry the look even further. (via Brit + Co)

Daisy Dessert Display

7. Daisy-Inspired Dessert Display: Sunny yellow pinwheels and daisy-inspired details make for a cheerful summer dessert display. Steal the look by offering guests a variety of your own favorite white and yellow treats, including cupcakes, cookies and lollipops. (via Inspired by This)

Vintage Beach Cake

8. Beach Baby Cake: Even if you can’t host your party down at the shore, you can still celebrate your future beach baby by recreating this sand-and-sea-inspired confection. Goldfish crackers on the cake and letter blocks displayed in front make for ideal finishing touches. (via Shutter Styles)

Goldfish Favors

9. “Catch of the Day” Favors: Go fish! Beloved by kids and adults alike, goldfish crackers make for fun nautical-themed favors. (via Life, Love + Marriage)

Vintage Dessert Cart

10. Vintage Dessert Cart: Hoping to turn your shower into an old-fashioned tea party? Keep things fancy and feminine by displaying a vintage cart topped with pink desserts and romantic roses. (via Sienna Rose Photography)

Strawberry Dessert Display

11. Sweet Strawberry Dessert Display: Make everyone’s favorite berry a part of your shower by recreating this delightful dessert display. Aren’t the pennant flags, cookies and cake pops adorable? (via Bird’s Party)

Fiesta Dessert Display

12. Fancy Fiesta Dessert Display: Talk about a color explosion. Huge paper blooms in a rainbow of shades are just right for a fiesta-inspired fête. DIY a big bunch for the shower, then use them to decorate your little one’s nursery later on. (via Hostess With the Mostess)

Carnival Tabletop

13. Carnival-Inspired Tablescape: Complete with a sprinkle-covered cake and heart-shaped balloons, this tablescape looks charmingly carnival-esque. Keep things classy with the addition of gold chivari chairs, a striped B&W table runner and a minimalist backdrop. (via Jeremy + Kristin)

Hot Air Balloon Centerpiece

14: Hot Air Balloon Centerpiece: One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish! A hot air balloon centerpiece is the perfect addition to this Dr. Seuss-inspired tablescape that also features striped bowtie napkins and a turquoise cloth. (via Alexandra Curtis)

Balloon Decor

15. Backyard Balloons: Dress up a simple backyard shower with colorful balloons and gilded centerpieces. You can easily DIY your own vases by spray painting a batch of old bottles. (via Love, Sylvia Photography)

Vineyard Venue

16. Vineyard Venue: There’s no prettier setting than a vineyard for a rustic-glam summer baby shower. Strike the right balance by skipping a tablecloth and using tiered dessert trays as centerpieces, along with low floral arrangements. Then, complete the look with vintage glasses and teacups, plus individual naked cakes for each guest. (via Colleen Riley Photography)

Sweet Shoppe Decor

17. Sweet Shoppe-Inspired Decor: Even though they aren’t edible, these yarn “scoops” of ice cream still look super sweet. Want to add a few cute signs to your display? Follow the link to score some free printables. (via Sonny Sbranti)

Popsicle Stick Table Runner

18. Popsicle Stick Table Runner: Turn a set of popsicle sticks into a non-traditional table runner with the help of this easy two-step tutorial. It’ll look especially vibrant when paired with playful place settings in a matching palette. (via Hostess With the Mostess)

Seaside Setting

19. Seaside Celebration: A color scheme featuring blue, green and yellow looks just lovely down at the shore. Don’t live close to the ocean or a lake? This display would look equally pretty poolside. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

Geometric Backyard Bash

20. Macrame Backdrop: Ever a popular addition at weddings, photo booths and backdrops can also bring a special touch of fun to your shower. We’re totally digging this one-of-a-kind macrame creation. (via Joielala)

Are you planning a summer baby shower? Share some sweet ideas below.