How to Decorate for a Baby Shower Party

Putting together an unforgettable baby shower can seem daunting—but it doesn’t have to be! Check out some fantastic tips below to cater to the kind of epic baby shower you’re looking to throw:

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Baby Shower Decorations for a Girl!

Break out all the pinks, purples, and bright pastels you can find for the most perfect baby girl shower decorations. Starting with the right palate of colors tends to make the whole decorations process easier. If you have chosen a specific theme for the baby girl then be sure to incorporate colors accordingly.

From there, fluffy tulle table skirts, oversized chair bows, fancy diaper cake and bunches of spring flowers or pink roses around the venue adds must-have accents.

Twinkling fairy lights and anything fairytale princess-themed also lends a great look to a baby girl’s shower. Think magical carriage candle holders, or beautifully arranged pink and ivory flowers in a mason jar as the centerpiece for tables.

Baby Shower Decorations for a Boy!

Much like with a baby girl’s shower, starting with the colors you want to utilize for a baby boy’s shower is the way to go. Bolder blues, greens, and blacks work well, while metallic accents such as big balloons, garland, and streamers give that perfect pop to décor.

You can choose baby boy themes like baby James Bond with baby bowties and monocles, or you can even opt for the superhero decorations, comic book legends, or dinosaurs. Garlands of superhero onesies make fabulous decorations while also being a keepsake for the mother-to-be.


DIY Baby Shower Decorations

Celebrations like this can add up quickly! Luckily, there are tons of DIY ways to decorate for a great baby shower! Youtube is the best place for any DIY project!

From giant paper flowers that hang from the ceiling to backdrops with rhinestones, glitter, and puff paint, you can find tons of great crafting items to create some truly one-of-a-kind décor.

A balloon arch is another fairly doable DIY decoration you could give a try! There are tonnes of tutorials on youtube as there are many ways to make a balloon arch, so choose what makes sense to you.

How to easily make a Balloon Arch

Soft Toys and Posters

Pull out some of your own toys as a baby and use those around your party venue as decorations. This also works well with old posters of movies or books from your childhood.

In fact, you can ask close friends and families something special of their own that can lend itself to the décor, such as photo frames, vases, decorative bowls, or soft toys.

And of course, the ultimate DIY baby shower addition is a can’t-do-without diaper cake!


Baby Shower Decoration Package

Another option for DIY baby shower decorations that not only saves your wallet but also cuts down on time spent are baby shower decoration packages.

You’ll find these online, or at most party and craft stores. These types of kits have everything you need for baby shower decorations all wrapped up in a convenient set, alleviating the stress on trying to remember just what all essential needs to go into the party.


Inexpensive Baby Shower Centerpieces and Decors

DIY Baby Block Centerpiece

Just like with DIY decorations, baby shower centerpieces and themed décor items can also be affordable! You can create your own adorable ABC baby block centerpiece for guest tables. This is one of my favorite DIY centerpieces.

As a minimum, you will need cardboard to create a square box (if you can’t find any square boxes), shiny wrapping paper to cover the box. For the letters, you can find extra large gold glitter letters on Amazon.

DIY baby shower centerpiece

You would probably only need to purchase 1 pack of them. You would be looking at 8 letters per centerpiece (for a two-tiered box set). Assuming there are 4 letters of each in a pack (104 letters in total), you can make up 13 tables worth of centerpieces which is quite affordable.

Finally, you can finish it up with artificial or real flowers or with any adorable soft toy on top. Remember, If you don’t have any square-shaped boxes and you are creating it from cardboard, it does not need to be very solid. It is for a centerpiece that will sit on the table, so as long as the box you make can stand on its own it’s good to go.

Video on how to make a baby block by The Glamorous Penny Pincher


DIY Lollipop Flower Centerpiece

This lollipop flower via helpful homemade is one of my favorite DIY project that is simple and visually amazing! They can also serve as baby shower favors at the end of the event so you won’t need to worry about the favors!

DIY lollipop flower favors
via helpful homemade

Dollar Store

Not a crafty person? No problem! The dollar store is your perfect place to find the best decorations—and lots of them!

Buying items online in bulk can also save you a ton of money—think balloons, party favors, servingware, containers, streamers, lights—you name it. Worried about floral centerpieces breaking the bank? If you have a yard full of spring flowers, take advantage!

The flowers can be a very simple arrangement. If you don’t have yard of flowers, head to one of your local farmer’s markets where you can find beautiful flowers for cheap! And with the right fertilizer, you can keep these centerpieces lasting and fresh for the entire length of the party and longer.


Yard and Garage Sales

Want artificial floral centerpieces? Most craft stores have a forever running sale on certain faux florals, allowing you to save money and create something beautiful.

Yard and garage sales are also fabulous places to find some real unique gems that can be great party decorations. From vintage books and trinkets, to really cool vases that house your centerpieces, these sales are a super inexpensive way to impress your guests. And sometimes, these odds and ends you find at garage sales can spark your imagination for even better ideas for your baby shower event.

Creative Baby Shower Food


There is nothing quite as fun as putting together a creative food menu for a baby shower! From salty fares to sweet treats, you can have a ball coming up with themed food for guests to really enjoy. Cakepops in the form of baby rattles with candy bows or big frosted cupcakes also in the form of sugar-laden rattles, make for beautiful and delicious offerings for the sweet tooth.

For main food, hot pizza pockets made into the vision of little baby diapers next to a huge array of fresh salad produce complete with a cabbage patch baby in the middle, fill a hungry tummy while inciting giggles.

Speaking of fresh produce, cut a watermelon into the shape of a pram and load it up with tons of fresh fruits. For a large number of guests, you can have a tray full of pies, sausage rolls, meatballs, and gourmet buns and sandwiches for guests to pick their favorite.

watermelon into the shape of a pram

Speaking of fresh produce, cut a watermelon into the shape of a pram and load it up with tons of fresh fruits. For a large number of guests, you can have a tray full of pies, sausage rolls, meatballs, and gourmet buns and sandwiches for guests to pick their favorite.

simple baby shower buns
simple tray of food pies, meatballs, sandwiches

For your beverage station, you can have just as much fun, too. Create a signature sweet punch in a bright blue hue complete with whipping cream “suds” and rubber duckies floating on top. Or, you can also whip up a “Preggatini”, a.k.a. a mock version of the ever so tasty mimosa or peach bellini!

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Inexpensive Baby Shower Ideas
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9 Steps to a Successful Baby Shower
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