Make the momma-to-be smile by throwing her a beautifully decorated baby shower. Whether the event is a sweet surprise or she knows all about it in advance, baby shower décor is the perfect way to “wow” her.
Stylish baby shower decorations help create a special celebration in anticipation of the precious new arrival.
Baby Shower Décor Basics
When planning the décor, include some or all of these favorite baby shower decoration ideas to make any space party-ready:
Balloons & Balloon Weights
Latex balloons are a budget-friendly option and can be used to add depth to the party space.
Foil balloons come in creative designs, making it easier than ever to find a few that will perfectly complement the shower theme.
Anchor bunches of balloons in place by using decorative balloon weights.
Streamers / Hanging Decorations
Create a sweet setting with crepe streamers. Keep it simple by selecting a few colors to match the theme and stringing them around the room.
Hanging decorations like tissue balls, pom-poms, and spirals are other easy options for dressing up the venue.
Banners & Garlands
The perfect place for a banner at a baby shower is above the area where the mommy-to-be opens her gifts.
Create a custom design with the baby’s name or opt for a simple “Welcome Baby” message. Craft a handmade DIY banner out of cardstock, fabric, or burlap.
Scene setters are a simple solution for creating a specific atmosphere. They’re perfect for themed parties, like a woodland welcome.
Cutouts & Wall Décor
Use cutouts & wall décor that match the shower theme to dress up the room.
Blowouts & Noise Makers
Surprise the mom-to-be by having guests use blowouts & noise makers when she arrives at her baby shower.
Signage (Indoor and/or Outdoor)
Baby shower décor has to include some signage for the celebration! Place a sign outside of the party to alert guests to the location. Hang signs inside with sweet messages or an indication of designated areas, food items, games, etc.
Tasteful and Touching Table Decorations
Baby shower decoration ideas can extend beyond the walls. Carry the colors and theme through by dressing up tabletops with a mix of essentials for serving and snacking:
Plates (food & cake)
Use plates to enhance the theme or play up the shower’s color scheme. With so many colors and designs to choose from, the more important issue may be selecting a type that offers durability. Pick from plastic, paper, or Styrofoam.
When it comes to drinkware, the number of guests may impact the type you choose. Use real glasses for a classier affair or smaller guest list. Mason jars are an adorable option that can complement a wide variety of themes. Clear or colored plastic or paper cups are an affordable way to ensure there’s plenty of drinkware on hand.
Forks, Spoons, Knives
At baby showers, the fun and focus are on the mommy-to-be. Food fare is typically on the lighter side, so keep it simple and opt for plastic silverware. It’s both affordable and easy to clean up.
Have cocktail napkins for guests to grab with drinks, as well as larger paper dinner napkins to use while they eat. Color coordinate napkins to match the plates, or choose a complementary design that goes with the theme.
Class up the venue with fabric tablecloths, or keep cleanup easy with plastic disposable table covers. Pick the same color or design for every table to create a cohesive look.
Centerpieces are essential for styling both dining and serving tables.
Stick with simple floral arrangements or opt for something baby-related that fits your theme. There are tons of creative DIY ideas to choose from.
Sprinkle some colorful or sparkly confetti on tabletops to add a touch of whimsy.
Sweet Serving Essentials
When thinking about baby shower decoration ideas, don’t forget the food! Whether you’re offering buffet style dishes or just an array of appetizers and lighter fare, these serving tools are a must:
Serving Knife (Cake Cutter)
The cake cutter can be disposable or it can be a sweet keepsake for the new parents.
Serving dishes can be glass, ceramic, or plastic. Select the type that best suits your budget and the style of the affair.
For buffet style food, serving utensils are essential. Make sure you have enough large spoons and tongs for each dish.
Whether you have a cake, cupcakes, or both, you’ll need cute toppers to give them a festive touch. Choose something that plays off of the baby shower theme.
Fun DIY Baby Shower Decoration Ideas
A simple and sweet way to give the baby shower a personalized touch is by making DIY décor pieces. Many DIY diaper décor items serve double duty as a useful gift, too! Here are a few of our favorite fun baby shower decoration ideas & projects to try:
Baby Shower Parasol
Hang a parasol over the main food table to symbolize the “showering” of love for the bouncing baby. To keep it light and airy, use a clear or white umbrella and then add ribbons, streamers, and raindrops cut out of cardstock.
Giant Baby Block Decorations
Oversized baby blocks are absolutely adorable and make for perfect shower props.
Craft a few out of cardboard and paint. They’re so affordable to make, but they look anything but cheap.
Baby Bottle Vases
Keep them clear or paint glass or plastic baby bottles. Add fresh flowers, like baby’s breath, to create cute centerpieces.
If there’s one thing new parents can’t get enough of, it’s diapers! Instead of wrapping up a bulky box of diapers, turn them into a stunning layered cake. Add ribbons and bows to dress it up.
Onesie Cake Topper
Top off the baby shower cake with a cute onesie clothesline. Use edible “onesies” made out of fondant or cookies, or opt for an inedible but equally adorable option. Have the “onesies” stretch across the cake on a clothesline, secured on both ends with wooden dowels or bamboo skewers.
Baby Bath Tub Ice Bucket
Baby needs a safe place to be bathed, but before gifting mom a tub, turn it into an ice bucket. Guests can scoop ice for drinks, or bottles and cans can be placed inside to keep cool.
Deck the walls with a cute and creative diaper wreath. It can also be used as a centerpiece on a table.
Place small strands of delicate fairy lights in glass vases to use as centerpieces. They can also be used on buffet tables to add a magical touch, placed between bowls and trays.
Flameless LED Candles
Make tabletops shimmer with safe flameless LED candles. They’re perfect for votive holders and will provide a subtle light source for hours.
Strategically placed strands of twinkly mini lights add just the right amount of delicate lighting to specific areas.
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