Baby Shower Decorations

Baby shower decoration ideas

Your baby shower planning is well underway! You have your guest list together and are starting to tick off all the important things that come with the planning and execution of a successful baby shower. Decorations may begin to play on your mind, as you start to picture what you want your shower to look like on the special day. If you are yet to decide on the theme that you want to work with or what must have, decorations are needed, then check out the list we have provided for you. It may help to spark an idea, ignite your DIY skills or simply make your decision process easier. Whatever it is, surely this list of decoration ideas will help you on your way.

DIY Baby Shower Decorations

Last I heard, Martha Stewart was sorry, but she just wasn’t available to plan the perfect shower decorations for your baby shower. Yeah, I was bummed too.

Thankfully, you don’t have to run a decorating empire to design and make your own shower decorations that will thrill any mom-to-be. Consider decorations that do double duty. Maybe create a backdrop that doubles as a fun shower game or make a bunting or centerpiece that the new mom can bring home for baby.

Diaper Cake

It’s an oldie, but a goodie: The centerpiece diaper cake. It’s pretty and useful, and it’s simple to make. There are plenty on tutorials, but you probably don’t need one. What you will need are lots of newborn diapers, rubber bands, ribbon, chopsticks, and lots of little toys and baby gadgets to decorate your “cake.”

Start by rolling up all the diapers. Begin on the tab end of the diaper and roll toward the fold. Use the rubber band to secure each diaper roll. When you have rolled all the diapers you can begin to assemble the layers of your cake. Stand several rolls together and wrap a larger rubber band to hold the cake “layer” together. Create three cake layers, each one slightly smaller than the one before.

To assemble the cake, wrap each layer with ribbon to hide the rubber bands. If you use a glue gun, be sure to keep the glue off the diapers to make sure that they will remain usable to the new mother. Stack the layers and push two chopsticks down through the layers to hold them steady. Decorate the cake with smaller items such as a pacifier, sock roses, stuffed toys, and other such items.

Sock Roses

Like the cake, these are lovely ways to make something useful into a beautiful decoration for the baby shower. You can use socks for either gender. Like the diaper cake, there are plenty of online tutorials if you are a visual learner.

Start by separating the socks. Each sock will make a single rose. Beginning at the toe, roll the sock toward the opening. Stop rolling about an inch from the opening. Flip the open edge up over the bottom of the “rose” and arrange the roll inside to resemble a flower.

Tie the “stem” of the rose to ribbon or press the roses into the diaper cake or a wreath. You can also tie a dozen blossoms to chopsticks and arrange the “flowers” in a vase.

Clothes Line Bunting

Creating a bunting is an easy way to spread the shower motif through the rooms of your party. Simply ask your guests to bring a small clothing item along with their gift or purchase a variety of baby clothes and items. Hang a string across the area you wish to decorate. If the wall is narrow, consider crisscrossing the string from one side of the wall to the other.

Gather a number of small clothespins and paint them to match your décor for the shower. If you wish, embellish the pins with little bows, animals or other small decorations. Pin the clothing to the line for the party. Then remove the clothes, presenting them to the new mother for her child to wear.

Advice Wall

Whenever two or more mothers are gathered, you will hear advice. But, with all the talk of the shower, most new moms are overwhelmed, and few will remember the advice when they need it. Make the most of your knowledge base by setting your motherly advice is stone. Or at least on card stock.

Before the shower, cut a series of shapes out of card stock. If you are using a special shape in your shower décor such as a stork, or a baby buggy, then use that shape. Otherwise, just choose something that will please you. Decorate a number of clothes pins to match the décor of your shower as well.

The day of the party string a line across one wall of the baby shower space. As each guest arrives, ask her to write her best advice to the new mother on the card and sign her name. If she doesn’t have any good advice, then ask her to share her hopes for mother and child.

As each guest finishes, pin the advice to the line. At the end of the party, gather the ad vice and give it to the Mom to peruse at her leisure. Who’s That Baby?

Turn your décor into a fun baby shower game. Before the shower, ask your guests to send you a digital file of themselves as a baby. Add numbers to the pictures and print them out. Hang the pictures on a line strung across a wall you wish to decorate.

As guests arrive, give each a paper with numbers that correspond to the numbers on the pictures. Ask your guests to guess which baby goes with which guest.

“Shower”-ing the Mom

Create a special throne for your Mom-to-be that shows your desire to shower her with love and good wishes. Slide your most comfortable chair into a convenient position. This should be where the Mom can see all the guests, and the guests can see her open gifts.

Over the chair, place a special decoration. Open an appropriately colored umbrella and hang it from the ceiling over the chair. Cut a series of tear-drop shaped papers in a variety of sizes. On each of the shapes, write a note of love, or good wishes for mother and child. With a hot glue gun, glue the notes to clear fishing line and tie each string of notes to different ribs of the umbrella. Arrange the drops so that it looks as though your Mom-to-be is being showered by love and good wishes.

With a little craftiness and a lot of fun, you can make your baby shower a personal sign of your hopes for your favorite Mom-to-be.

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