Most important part I believe to a perfect baby shower theme parties are the decorations for the guest table. Matching plates, cups and napkins provide quick decorations for the table by stacking them attractively on a table, however the focus point of the table is the centerpiece and I think a lot of attention is needed in creating a great piece that will wow the guests.
A centerpiece can be a diaper cake, edible cake, an arrangement of flowers (real or fake), cupcakes, candy buffet, a bunch of balloons, a basket filled with baby shower favors or a purchased centerpiece decoration. You can also decorate the surrounding of the centerpiece with confetti and make sure that guests are still able to see each other around the table.
Arrangement of Flowers
Fresh and beautiful flowers are always pleasant on the table. You can prepare a large coordinated vase and fill with any seasonal flowers that would go well with your chosen baby shower theme. If you are going for a smaller flower arrangement then using mason jars is perfect! Fill with few pink or blue flowers along with adorable baby’s-breath. Baby’s-breath is one of the must have! They symbolize purity, love, trust, everlasting love, innocence which makes it a perfect addition to your jar!
The only issue with real flower arrangements is that they can be expensive and you need to pick them up on the day of the event. So, if this is not what you are looking for, then you can use faux flowers or paper flowers as an alternative!
Baby Blocks are becoming a very popular decoration for baby shower. You can top it with a soft toy which you can then later give to the mommy-to-be as part of the gift for the sweet baby. You can find different types of Baby blocks, from wooden to DIY. For DIY ABC blocks, you can find how to make one here.
Diaper cake is an arrangement of rolled diapers creatively stacked to look like a tiered cake. These can then be decorated with many baby essentials such as rattles, lotions, bibs, toys, T shirts, towels, socks, pants, soft toys etc. You may go through as much as 50 ~ 100 diapers depending on the size and how many tiers.
Diaper cake can be easily found and purchased online especially on Etsy, but if you are a crafty person you can get diaper kit or a plain diaper cake and decorate it yourself to match the theme.
If you like to make your own diaper cake from scratch, watch the How to Make Diaper Cake Video to learn how to make a diaper cake. It is actually not as hard as it looks.
A candy buffet can look very attractive on a table. You can have all sorts of candies in glass or plastic apothecary jars. If you can find candies that would blend with your theme colors it would truly look spectacular. Candies you can use are frooties, sticklettes, lollipops, pearlized candies, and Jordan almond candies. Basically, candy can be anything from what you find at your local store to online stores, but I think by filling your jars with candies that your guests hardly gets to experience eating would be a great idea. If you are having a girl, you can have a little sign with a saying “Sugar and spice and everything nice; That’s what little girls are made of”
Yes, cupcakes can definitely be made a centerpiece! You can use tiered cupcake stands to make them stand out and by using decorated cupcake wrappers. Cupcakes can be further decorated with pearlized candies or with a cupcake pix on cupcake frosting to suit your baby shower theme.
Make a special balloon centerpiece with wonderful balloons! You can find large varieties and many themed balloons such as mustache, giraffe, owl, teddy bear, butterfly, zebra, cow, jolly giraffe, monkey, puppy, buggy, pirate, hula girl, sea critters and so many more. They have sizes ranging from 1 foot to 6 feet tall! You can put them together to create a baby shower balloon bouquet for a perfect baby shower balloon centerpiece. You can even find solid-colored, 11-inch latex balloons in almost every color.