Whether it is your own baby on the way, or that of a friend, relative or colleague, throwing a baby shower does require an element of organisation for the party to go off without a hitch. As well as considering the date for throwing the baby shower, you also need to factor in your budget. Next plan your guest list and send out your invitations. The next stage involves planning the food and drinks and the games and activities that you will play, and what and how gifts will be given to the mom-to-be. To help get you inspired for the look and feel that you can create for the most beautiful baby shower, consider these baby shower decoration ideas and throw a celebration that will be truly memorable for everyone.
1. SELECT A THEME
The first thing to do when brainstorming your baby shower decoration ideas is to choose a theme. Pick a color depending on whether your shower is for a baby boy or baby girl, or why not try going nautical, jungle, natural, or choose a character from a favorite storybook or cartoon.
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2. USING FISKERS AND SOME RAINY FUN
Turn the desserts table into the best feature of the baby shower décor. Embellish cupcakes with paper decorations that match the baby shower theme and tie ribbons around lollipop sticks to create a cute and eye-catching look.
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3. SUMMER FUN THEME
Baby shower theme ideas can be as simple as creating a summer fun theme. This can be created easily by using bright orange and yellow colored fabrics that can decorate the tables and the same hues can also be used in the balloons and cake icing. Use wooden cutlery and service spoons to bring a seaside feel to the party. Personalize the look with cut-out letters planted into flower pots to spell baby’s intended name, or just use the word “baby” to keep it generic.
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4. CUTE AS A BUTTON THEME
A unique and memorable homemade baby shower decoration idea is to create a feature display using the ultrasound photos of little one, which can be pegged to a wire frame with other embellishments to match the overall baby shower theme. When the party is over these can be put into a scrapbook keepsake for the mom-to-be to treasure.
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5. EVERYTHING BLUE
Decorate a plain wall by making a ribbon banner using pieces of fabric in a range of color shades for an eye-catching baby shower decoration. Cut the fabric of different hues into strips and tie them to a string for a colorful backdrop that is pretty and also very easy to do.
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6. SPRING THEMED BABY SHOWER
Use a simple blackboard to make a personalized welcome note or sign that is cute and impactful in its simplicity.This is a great prop that can then get re-used later once baby arrives.
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7. SIMPLE PINK AND WHITE TRIMS
Make the most of the fireplace mantle by decorating it with ribbons and paper flowers. These simple tulle trimmings can also be used as table decorations or centerpieces. Use matching vases to hold the flowers which can be of complimentary colors to make an attractive scene for the mom-to-be.
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8. PAT THE BUNNY BABY SHOWER
Baby shower decoration ideas for girls often involve flowers. Create a gorgeous paper pompom flower and ball lantern chandelier that will be beautiful and eye-catching. Simply string together decorations in a range of colors and sizes to make a visual showpiece over the food table. Party favours can also be made using a petite vase with a crepe paper flower to remember the party by.
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9. VINTAGE BUNNY THEMED BABY SHOWER
An outdoor picnic theme can be perfect when the weather is good, and simple table-settings of fresh wild flowers in vases and tablecloths and napkins in neutral tones can make a simple yet gorgeously decorated baby shower setting.
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10. TUTU THRILLED BABY SHOWER
For a ballerina tutu theme, use a draped table cloth, balloons and baby’s breath flowers with a pretty tulle ribbon. Make a big impact to the baby shower entrance table by creating a 3-dimensional tulle letter to represent baby’s name if know for an extra personal touch that can then become a nursery gift.The letter can be made using papermache and a spool of tulle wrapped around the letter.
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11. NAUTICAL BABY SHOWER
Baby shower decoration ideas for boys often involve the color blue. Take this to the next level with a nautical theme to bring a taste of the sea to the baby shower. To decorate the room make party favours and table decorations in classic navy blue and red colors with anchor accents. Make personalized nautical themed placemats and candy have seaside centrepieces, hanging decorations and colorful ceiling decorations. The classic color combination of red, cream and navy blue will create seaworthy tone for your baby shower.
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12. PINK AND GOLD SPARKLE BABY SHOWER
Utilize the furniture you have inside your home and make it into a display case for the baby shower. Use a bookshelf to hang a special backdrop which can include a ribbon garland and bunting, use shelves from the case to display canvas pictures of the mother-to-be, and make it even more eye-catching with paper pompom flowers all matching the shower’s color theme.
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13. LOVE MAKE GOOD THINGS GROW
Set up a charming buffet that sets the theme for the baby shower. Make a bespoke tiered cake, mini cake pops, glazed donuts and frosted treats for mouth-watering party fare. Welcome guests with bright baby shower decorations and a custom banner with a personal message behind a decorative buffet of sweet treats including lemonade, candy and desserts. Present the food on fancy trays and platters of differing heights and to a matching theme to make it fun and festive. Top off the look with paper shapes that can float above the table.
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14. BOHO CHIC BABY SHOWER
The dreamy, bohemian look is perfect for homemade baby shower decoration ideas such as making a natural mobile to hang on the entrance wall. Simply use a wooden stick and natural yarn to attach a string of wild flowers. The bohemian look is all about feathers, flowers, and greenery and items like this mobile can be repurposed after the baby shower and be hung in the nursery for a boho baby.
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15. SHABBY CHIC BABY SHOWER
For a shabby chic baby shower, upcycle items such as teapots so they are used as a vase to hold flowers, stack books as serving centrepieces and use cake platters as a way to present framed photographs and other themed ornaments such as baby booties for a vintage feel that is also delicate and feminine.
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16. IN THE AIR BABY SHOWER
Make a hot-air balloon decoration as a centrepiece to complete a table setting using a paper lantern attached to a mason jar with lollipop sticks and hot glue. Attach string around the lantern and cover the neck of the jar with ribbon. Use tea lights to make a flame and to also make the appearance of a baby bottle which is perfect for a baby shower.
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17. FLORAL BABY SHOWER
You can never go wrong with fresh cut flowers for an elegant floral theme. Make a fresh flower display in the entrance to the baby shower for an inviting garden party feel.Then encourage guests to choose flowers to arrange and make into fresh flower crowns to wear during the party.
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18. YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE THEME
For a cute table decoration use a glass jar for arranging fresh flowers and make cards with quotes or phrases that match the theme and attach them to the jar.Using a gender-neutral color scheme of bright yellow, grey & white with chevron patterns will bring a touch of sunshine to the shower.
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19. PINK AND GREY BABY SHOWER
Hang super cute baby clothes to make a banner that can make a nice backdrop for photos as well as provide a new wardrobe for baby after the party. Create personalized bunting by sticking photos of mom-and-dad-to-be onto paper flags. Use the fireplace mantle space to also put framed photos and paper flowers for a personal touch.
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20. DECORATE ONESIES
One homemade baby shower decoration idea is it to get your guests being creative and making their own decorations by painting a message onto a white baby onesie. This makes a fun baby shower activity and also becomes a one-off gift for the baby-to- be. The onesie decoration station can be set up at the baby shower which can include everything that is needed to get creative, and can include fabric markers, fabric paint, appliques to suit the theme or customised heat transfers. It is a good idea to have a variety of baby sizes for the onesies.
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21. SWEET & TICKLED PINK BABY SHOWER
Make it all matching by keeping all the baby shower decorations in the same color tone. A dessert table can look amazing, with balloons, a banner, and ribbon topiaries. Streamers, honeycomb and tissue pompoms and tissue tassel garlands can offset the overall dessert bar design so they all match the color theme perfectly. The desserts can become part of the décor by keeping frostings to the color theme and making printable candy wraps for a detailed special touch.
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22. PERFECTLY PEACH BABY SHOWER
For an elegant touch, put a few stems of fresh flowers into re-used mason jars, jam jars and milk bottles. Add a touch of fun by planting small flags, notes or signs on charming stationery with a message, quote or name that can be put into the table arrangement to make the decorations really bespoke.
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23. ROYAL BABY SHOWER
Go all-out and shower mom-to-be with a royal blue and gold colored theme. Make the buffet food table the party feature, by hanging paper lanterns and balloons above the table. Create a backdrop banner of gold sparkly letters spelling out your message. Use props such as blue boxes and gold bears to continue with the royal gala theme. Make the desserts part of the baby shower decorations with ornate cakes and desserts on platters with icing colored to match the theme, with bows and ribbons tied onto the favours to make a big impact.
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24. WOODLAND THEME BABY SHOWER
A woodland theme with green, teal and earthy wood tones can be appealing for the outdoor type. A picnic table can be simply arranged with glass jars adorned with blossoms and real retro lanterns for an outdoor party.
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25. GARDEN PARTY BABY SHOWER
For a garden party baby shower make flowers the feature. Use wooden tables and benches with a table setting of fresh flowers as the centrepiece. The details are in the finishing touches of petty colored glasses and an arrangement of flower leaves at each table setting.
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26. FRENCH MARKET INSPIRED BABY SHOWER
Make a personalized welcome sign using a piece pf cardboard to paint a message and spell out words using flowers to greet your guests and mother-to-be in style. A themed entrance table can also set the tone for the party- get creative with vintage stylings.
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27. FRENCH INSPIRED, ALL WHITE BABY SHOWER
If clean, classic and elegant is the look you are after, then decorate using white. Put a garland of fresh leaves and flowers along with glass jars of fresh garden flowers can make for a stylish and chic table setting.
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28. FISHING BABY SHOWER
Spruce up a plain wall by decorating it to suit the theme of the baby shower. Bring the ocean to land with twisted crepe paper made to look like seaweed when stuck along the skirting board and up the wall, and make colored cut-out cardboard shapes to create the look of bubbles on the wall.
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29. BLUE JEANS BABY SHOWER
For a quirky and unique styling, use denim jeans pockets to make cutlery holders for the place settings. Perfect for a trendy blue and indigo-themed look, the denim can continue being used in other decors too. A denim fabric table-runner off-set with vintage candelabras and a fresh flower garland centrepiece will make an overall elegant retro feel.
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30. GENDER-NEUTRAL BABY SHOWER
A gender-neutral baby shower look can be created using an antique desk and bright spring colors that match. The desk drawers can be sued to display the cakes and drinks and mini pennants hung with yarn and interspersed with pompoms can make a garland backdrop. A printed monogram can also add an extra accent to the table setting.
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31. TULLE BALLOONS BABY SHOWER
Helium double-stuffed balloons where there is one balloon inside another bigger one can make an elegant baby shower decoration when attached to tables with sheer ribbon.
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32. PRETTY IN PINK BABY SHOWER
Make an appealing and eye-catching gift table with a paper bunting banner and make a gorgeous showpiece chandelier by using paper globe lanterns and tissue paper pompom flowers which can be hung from the ceiling with fishing wire.
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33. OUTDOOR BABY SHOWER
Go for the natural and organic look for a light and airy outdoor party, by going all-white for the table cloths and napery. Simple touches of native wild flowers laid down on the long table as the centrepiece set upon a burlap table runner. Small round tables can feature a centrepiece of plants in a basket.
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34. JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM BABY SHOWER
An interesting baby shower theme idea is a Japanese theme. A display can be made using colored paper lanterns embellished with cherry blossoms and tissue paper pompom flowers hung from the ceiling overhead.
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With these baby shower decoration ideas you will hopefully feel inspired to know what kind of invitations, décor, activities and food that you will have when throwing your baby shower so that it will truly be an amazing event to celebrate the coming new life.
For more information on baby showers, check out our ultimate baby shower planning guide.