Preparing a baby shower can take some work. But if done well, can make the day an unforgettable memory that’s worth the effort. We have scoured the web to find you all the best party decorations for your baby shower celebration to make sure that everyone has the most wonderful time, especially the mother-to-be. From balloons to invitations, we have you covered!
What you Need
Balloons seem like the easiest thing to get. Buy balloons, blow them up and pin them on the wall, done. However, if you are looking for something a little bit more special, there are customizable balloons on places like Etsy. So, you can get whatever message you want blown up in all it’s inflated glory! There are even nice options for gender reveals as well as balloons especially for baby showers. Don’t just go for boring old pink and blue balloons, make it special and make it memorable!
Cake, once again, is an easy thing to get. You could choose to get the future parents favorite flavor and everyone will be happy, however it is quite easy to get a local bakery to help you out to make the cake fit with your theme. Something simple like the color of the icing is incredibly easy for them to prepare for you, just make sure you give them plenty of notice beforehand. Another alternative would be cupcakes. A lot easier for people to eat and a lot less clean up at the end of the day. Once again, very easy for them to be customized however you’d like them to look.
If food is not what you’re looking for, there is also an option for making a diaper cake. It may sound a little bit disgusting to someone who’s never heard of it, but actually a diaper cake can make quite a cute centerpiece at your baby shower.
Choosing the right drinks to serve at your baby shower will make it the best addition to your party decorations. Of course, there won’t be alcohol, but that doesn’t mean that you have to have something plain. There are tons of recipes out there for amazingly simple drinks that not only look great but also taste delicious. Even a baby shower punch would be special if you’re looking for something easier to prepare.
Plates and Cups
Well, you’re going to need something to serve cake or drinks, aren’t you? If you’d like to make the post party cleanup a little easier on yourself, you may consider buying disposable cups, plates and utensils. For more waste conscious people, you can also buy all three out of bamboo which are both biodegradable and compostable.
Another important element of a lot of baby showers is the gender reveal. It’s important that you talk to the parents-to-be about this element as it’s entirely up to them how they want to handle it. Sometimes the parents themselves don’t even know and would like to get the big reveal at their baby shower. If this is the case, you can still ask them in which way they would like to know. Perhaps with balloons, as mentioned before. Or maybe the inside of the cake can be colored however you wish to reveal the baby’s gender. You can get a cake ordered online or ask your local bakery to help you to get creative! Confetti poppers are another great idea, especially if you already have kids, it can be a fun way for them to get involved too!
Sending out invites can be as easy as sending a group email. But we want it to be a special day and once you have a guest list, it doesn’t take that much more effort to send out the invites. Nowadays there are plenty of different ways to organize this. You can send out invites by email, can host a Facebook event, or you can do it the good ol’ fashioned way and send them by post. Don’t forget to include the time and date of the celebration and, most importantly, the mother-to-be’s baby registry checklist. This is a great way to make sure that your guests buy something that the parents will truly be grateful for.
Nowadays, the possibilities of where to host a baby shower, are endless! You can host at someone’s house or go all out and have it at your local farm! Local tea rooms also provide places for a nice outdoor celebration. If the weather forecast is looking gloomy, there’s also your local church hall. It’s always a good idea to ask around to make sure you get the best deal that’s within your budget. I’d also recommend securing the venue before going all out on party decorations to make sure you get the appropriate theme.
So there you have our extensive guide to make sure you have the best party decorations for your baby shower. Let us know what you did for your celebration in the comments!