Baby Shower Decorations


Baby Shower Decorations

Decorations always enhance an event and baby showers are no different. It’s fun to decorate for a baby shower and there are many decorations that can be used. When getting ready for a shower you will want to have balloons, streamers, paper plates and napkins, cups, and party favors.

You can also do things a little more involved such as special centerpieces, candles, little lights and more. This is a time to get creative and have fun. If there is a specific theme to the shower such as Winnie the Pooh, or Fire trucks, be sure to coordinate the decorations with the theme.

Don’t Go Overboard

Decorations are not a requirement, but they add a lot to the shower and give it a very festive, celebratory feel so if you can afford it, definitely decorate. The mother to be and the guests will appreciate it, just don’t over do it. You don’t need to have every plate, napkin, and tablecloth decorated with the theme. Have solid colors mixed with the theme to avoid theme overload and to give more variety and visual appeal to the decorations for the guests.

Balloons can be blown up and left in clusters around the room, streamers of different colors can be intertwined and strung across the ceiling, tablecloths that match the theme can be put on the main table and then color coordinated tablecloths can be used on the other tables for eating if a meal is being served.

Footing the Bill

The cost of the decorations is the responsibility of those hosting the shower, so if cost is a factor, look at places such as craft stores and lower cost places to find your decorations. You can have a beautifully decorated shower without spending a fortune.

There is no rule as to how big or small you need to go with your decorations. If you are the one hosting the shower and you want to go all out and can afford it, then decorate as extravagantly as you choose. If money is tight there are plenty of no-cost and low cost decorations you can make that will look just as good, if not better, than store bought items.

Tasteful, inexpensive decorations and handmade banners or signs will add a personalized touch and show how much you care (maybe even more), even if it didn’t cost you a fortune. Decorating is fun, and when the mother to be and the guests walk in and see what you’ve done, all your hard work will be worth it.

Where Should I Put This?

Be sure to have waste cans on hand for dirty paper plates but keep them out of the mainstream of the party. Guests should be able to find them, but you don’t want cans full of trash visible to the guests and mother to be. The main food table can have flowers around the punch bowl and cake, as well as candles if you choose. You can also drape streamers around the food table for extra pizzazz.

Gift, Gift, Goose

Be sure to have a gift table set up so the guests know where to place their gifts and don’t forget to decorate this table as well. Little white lights are always a fun, whimsical thing to have and it adds sparkle to your event. It’s easy to string up white lights around tables and across the ceiling as well.

Whatever decorations you decide to go with, the main thing is to have fun and enjoy putting it all together. The mother to be will appreciate it and remember it for a long time to come, and the whole idea is to make it a memorable evening for her.