Cute as a Button Baby Shower Ideas

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A “Cute as a Button” themed baby shower is a great idea for a bunch of reasons. It’s an adorable way to celebrate an upcoming little bundle of joy, and the options for décor, food, and fun is absolutely limitless. The theme is so versatile that it’s suitable for baby boy or girl or simply a gender neutral baby shower.  Buttons come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can really let your creativity shine! Get those button-embellished invitations ready to put in the mail because you have the cutest party to plan!



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You cannot have too many buttons weaved into your decorations for a “Cute as a Button” baby shower, so don’t be afraid to really go all out with these little buggers! Garlands of metallic buttons, hanging door strands of rainbow-colored buttons, and party signs that spell out welcome words to the little upcoming “Sew Cute” baby in buttons are all great party staples to have. Big balloons with buttons glued on to them, and clear jars filled with buttons to house sweet floral centerpieces are also perfect for the theme. Line tablecloth edges with all sizes of buttons and even pick up matching button eating ware sets for the guests! Create tumbler cups that guests can take home with them with plenty of button designs and have apothecary jars of colorful cookie buttons on the main table. Pastel ribbons and bows are also a great compliment for decorations.

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Food Ideas

As for food, keep it going with tons of buttons! Bring in an elaborate event cake in the shape of a giant button with a cute baby topper, or a multi-tiered cake with button accents and the new baby’s name across the front. Sugar cookies in the shape of buttons correspond brilliantly with likewise imaged cakepops and macaroons. Have food labels adorned with buttons and if you can, get your hands on some sweet candies that mimic buttons in all shapes and sizes. Be sure to have little “Cute as a Button” signs placed all over the food table, or even written in frosting.
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Games & Activities

Games for this type of theme can include classics like Baby Bingo or What’s in the diaper bag game, or a more themed games such as a button toss or guessing game. For the guessing game, have a big jar filled with buttons and ask guests to make a guess at how many buttons are in the jar to win a prize. 

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As for favors in general, crafts are a great idea, so opt for things like photo frames made from buttons, or specialty gourmet treats bagged up and tied with a silky bow. You can even give your guests little round scented candles, or button shaped soap with a personalized labels. 


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