What better what to celebrate new life than with a New Year's themed baby shower? New Year's Eve is filled with hope and excitement and so will the shower for the new mama. It's the perfect way to welcome the newest arrival to your life.


New Year's Eve is all about sparkly, fun drinks, and this baby shower should be too. Celebrate with champagne and sparkling cider along with non-alcoholic drinks that will brighten up the day like raspberry spritzer and lemon-orange fizz.


Go sparkly. If it's a girl go for silver and pink and if it's a boy aim for blue and silver. And if you don't know, just get glitter. This baby shower by Miranda at Whimsically Detailed is gorgeous and includes shimmery top hats, silver balloons, and even a clock counting down to the baby's arrival.


Baby shower games are a must, if for no other reason than to break the ice. Go with a classic baby shower game or tie the games into the New Year's theme. New Year's is all about resolutions. Have each guest right down their "New Year's" parenting resolution and players guess which resolution belongs to which guest. The resolutions can then be collected to put in a scrap book of the party as parenting advice for the new mom.


Think pretty. Carry over the sparkly theme from the décor to the food. Top anything you can — cookies, cakes, and more — with edible sugar jewels and dust. Dip fortune cookies into sugar dust and top the cake with edible rhinestones.


Send your guests home with glitter dusted fortune cookies, New Year's 2014 glasses, and other festive items. You could use a Polaroid camera to take fun pictures during the party that each guest can bring home to remember the fun.

A new baby is even more exciting than the new year. A new baby brings with him or her the excitement and anticipation of a multitude of firsts and all the joy he or she will bring the new parents. Celebrate big!