Coming up with baby shower decoration ideas can be a daunting task, especially for newbie baby shower hosts. But there are simple things you can do to make the party lovely, without having to spend so much money, time, and effort. They key is to opt for baby shower theme ideas that are laidback but still meaningful—and we’re sharing examples of these in this post! Aside from decorating ideas, we’ve also provided some answers to the questions you have about baby showers in general. Read on and learn more.
Baby Shower Decoration Ideas and Other FAQs
Who should Throw the Baby Shower?
A close friend, cousin, or sister usually takes care of the baby shower without being asked. But of course, anyone who’s willing to step in and initiate the planning is welcome to do so, including the parents-to-be themselves. Some hold a more traditional view of this area, with the planning and hosting strictly off the parents-to-be’s hands.
When is a Baby Shower Ideally Done?
No rule is set in stone, but baby showers typically happen a month or two before the baby’s due date. Sometimes, people throw the party sooner or even after the baby arrives. What matters is that there is a celebration for the mother or the parents and the baby. It’s also a good time to help kit out the mother-to-be with anything she may still need for her new baby.
What are some Cool Baby Shower Decoration Ideas?
There are plenty of unique ideas for baby shower decoration, all depending on the personality of the celebrant, current trends, and also, the budget. Although it depends on who’s hosting the event, the decor doesn’t have to be laborious and expensive. Here are some simple and clever ideas that are easy to recreate:
1. Baby Sock Bouquet
Baby socks are among the essential items a newborn baby needs—and, here’s a fun idea. Instead of wrapping them up as gifts, use baby socks to create rosebud bouquets! They’ll make great centerpieces, and you can even present it as an actual bouquet for the new mother.
2. No-Sew Bunting
Buntings are really easy to make and require only a few materials. They fill up space easily so you don’t need to worry about awkward bare gaps around the party area. To make buntings less complicated, you can hang onesies, bibs, bonnets, or whatever clothing a baby needs.
3. Rustic Hanging Flower Backdrop
Like buntings, opting for a flower backdrop is a fuss-free way to decorate a baby shower. With strings, a tree branch, and artificial flowers, you can create the backdrop on your own. Set it up behind a table of food and treats or against a blank wall, then you’ll have a rustic, bohemian focal point for photos.
4. Wishes for Baby Bunting
Buntings seem to be the name of the game! But this time, hang notes and cards with wishes written by the parents’ friends and family. It’s a fun way of making the decoration more meaningful. Just provide the guests with some colored paper, already cut to the shape you prefer, and some markers.
5. Alphabet Block Boxes
Alphabet blocks actually make pretty versatile decór. If you use real wooden toy blocks, they may serve as presents for the baby, too. Or, you make your own alphabet blocks using boxes where you can also store party favors and gifts.
6. Butterfly Balloons
Among all the decoration ideas here, this is the easiest one yet. All you need to do is simply attach the feather butterflies on inflated balloons, and you’re good to go.
7. Woodland-Inspired Decoration
This is one of the easiest and most flexible baby shower theme ideas. Plus, it’s a great theme for an outdoor party or a spring baby, too. You can go the extra mile by setting up logs or repurposed wooden crates for the chairs. Or, just use a mix of rustic furniture you already have and simply add woodland-inspired centerpieces like potted plants, tree branches, and real flowers. Make it even more rustic by using mason jars and wooden serving boards.
How much should we Spend on Baby Shower Decoration?
It really depends on your budget, but one thing we can say is that you have the option to keep it simple. The ideas we shared with you above are budget-friendly. Still, you can see that they make the whole celebration special and meaningful.
Why consider Homemade Baby Shower Decorations?
Making your own decór and repurposing old materials is not only cost-effective, it is also environmentally responsible, too. Decorations, at the end of the event, most likely end up in the trash anyway or stored in the garage (before eventually getting thrown out, too). So, before you head out and buy decór, make an inventory of what you have first, especially craft materials. Ask your friends to pitch in other materials, too.
Where to Buy Baby Shower Decoration?
There are plenty of baby shower party supplies available online. But if you do decide to buy, make it a point to choose items that the parents and the baby can actually use later on. Use plush toys, for example, as centerpieces, then let the parents keep them for the baby.
Watch this video by The PinProject and learn more baby shower party ideas:
If your task in the baby shower is to decorate, try not to exhaust all of your energy into it. Again, the ideas we’ve shown you above pretty much makes it clear that there are simple ways to make the party area beautiful. Just look at the surroundings, check whatever supplies you might have, and rally the support and talents of your friends and family!
Got skills in decorating? Share with us some of you decoration ideas in the comments!