Vintage Little Man Themed Baby Shower

You are invited!

Today’s Simply Parties theme is a Vintage Little Man Baby shower. With tricycles and mustaches, this party is a simple way to celebrate the arrival of a special “Little Man”!

We took inspiration from an invitation we found online (but cost $8 PER INVITE!) and re-created it, but added in the mustache and our own fonts and tricycle. Want a FREE printable version for your own party? I made you all a simple invite to match the Little Man theme!

We also made inserts to match the invitations for the baby registry info

And mailed them out wrapped in twine to keep the insert with the invite when it was removed from the envelope.

On the front door, we hung a name banner for Baby Ryder. This was easy to make by printing the letters (The font I used was called Circus) then cutting around them, punching holes in the tops and bottoms of each letter and threading them with twine. A simple but great way to personalize the shower!

We decorated simply, using hanging Tissue Pom Balls and tissue accordian rounds hanging over the main food table.

Rather than a tablecloth, a masculine striped fabric in the party theme colors was used as a simple table runner (and that fabric has since been turned into a small quilt for the baby!)

We bought wooden crates from JoAnns (with 50-percent off coupons) and stained them dark to use as little pedestals for some of the food.
I made printable cards that looked a little like the invite to name each food on the table

We used scrapbook paper and cut out pennant triangles and letters, then glued them onto ribbon to make a banner to welcome the little man!

And we hung handmade Little Man onesies (in different sizes, make sure the mama gets a variety!) on clothesline behind the food table with mustaches, ties and the letter R (baby’s name is Ryder).

We did a brunch buffet for this shower, an easy meal to serve for any size crowd! 

  • A parfait bar with yogurt, fruit and granola
  • Bacon on a stick (bacon threaded onto skewers then baked) was a big hit!
  • Oatmeal
  • Broccoli ham quiche muffins
  • Assorted breakfast muffins
  • Sticky bun bread (I used THIS recipe)
For drinks, we served The Perfect Party Punch
with mason jars as glasses, and old-fashioned straws with cardstock mustaches we cut out glued on.

And we had boxed chocolate milk as well


Of course you need a little dessert, and we had a cute cupcake display filled with cupcakes made and decorated by my sister in law

It made for the perfect little spread, and it was all delicious.

Want to throw a Vintage Little Man themed baby shower? You’re in luck! We have FREE printables for our readers to use! Just click on the printable you want and print it out, and make sure to leave a little comment below if you use them to let us know about YOUR party!!

Little Man Printable Invite

There are two invites per page—print on cardstock and cut in half! Then just fill in the details for your own party on the invite!

Little Man Placecards

The placecards can be used for anything from seating to labeling food. Just cut them along the solid lines, and fold on the dotted lines!

Little Man Cupcake Toppers

If you want some cupcake toppers, just print this one out, cut out the circles and tape/glue onto toothpicks to stick into the cupcakes!



  1. norma says

    i love this my sister in law is having a boy and was thinking about using this theme for her baby shower

  2. says

    I can’t get them to print. Am I doing something wrong? These are so cute and perfect for a shower I would like to give my sister!

  3. Michelle Carlos says

    Hi can I have the printable version for the cupcake toppers and place cards? But I am also interested with the msutache in the straw. How can I have a printed version of that. Thank you for your generosity.

    • says

      Hi Michelle! To print them out, just click on them and they will download for you to print out! As far as the mustache straws go, I actually cut those out of black construction paper.

  4. Mindy says

    Fell in love with this little man stuff and would LOVE to use it for my sister in laws shower. Please let me know how to do so.

    Thank you,

    • says

      Hi Mindy! Just click on the picture of the printable you want and it will automatically download to your computer. All you need to do then is open it in your computer and print it!

  5. Tracey says

    I love your printables! I am going to use them for my son’s 1st birthday. How do I type something into the place cards? I’ve downloaded the pics but I don’t know how to type in them…

    Thank you!!

  6. Ashley says

    I love this pattern! I will be using them months from now for my friend’s shower, regardless of the sex! She is obsessed with mustaches.
    thank you

  7. Maggie says

    LOVE this little man shower idea! I would love to use your printables for my baby shower. Would love the place cards and cupcake printables. Thank you so much!

    • says

      Hi Maggie,
      At the bottom of the article, there are three images of the different downloads. Choose which one you would like, and click on it. It will automatically download to your computer, and you can open and print it as you would like!

  8. Kim Busch says

    We are planning a baby shower for my nephew and his wife. We are planning to use this theme for the party

  9. Lisa says

    Thank you so much. WE are having a very special party for my soon-to-be one year old, and these would be perfect. I would love it if you could email me the printables. Thanks so much!

  10. Corinna says

    Helping my mom throw a little man baby shower for her coworker. I would appreciate it if you could please email me the little man printables.
    Thank you so much

  11. Laura says

    Such cute ideas! What did you use to make the registry inserts?? I am currently putting together a vintage circus theme baby shower and I think these would be great!!

  12. Stephanie says

    I love this invite and want to use it for my BFF’s baby shower. When i click on the link nothing happens and t doesn’t down load to my computer. Is there any way i can get a copy of these printable’s? Thanks!

  13. Mahogany says

    I was wondering how do you customize the invitations. I wanted to type everything in instead of writing it but I’m having a difficult time

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