How to Plan a Baby Shower
When planning a baby shower you have to think about the time of year, location, and guest or guests of honor. Are you planning a small, simple at home party or elaborate get-together of friends and family at the local community center or church? Did you reserve a private room at a local restaurant or do you just need to decorate a couple of tables? Are you planning a shower for a co-worker? What does the mother-to-be prefer? Does she have a nursery theme? And of course, is it a boy or a girl? Once these questions are answered, you’ll want to make a list of everything you’ll need to get your party started. When decorating tables, be sure to pick up some centerpieces, table covers, confetti, plates, cups, napkins, and plastic utensils. As for decorating the walls and ceilings, you’ll find a wide selection of cutouts, garlands, ceiling whirls, streamers, banners, balloons, and balloon weights. Need some help deciding on a theme? We can help. Check out the following popular and unique ideas.
Ducky Baby Shower
Is the mom-to-be just crazy about rubber duckies? Center your baby shower decorations around this happy little fellow. This is an especially great baby shower decoration if you’re not sure or the parents-to-be don’t want to know the gender of the baby. You can purchase and plain, inexpensive invitation and personalize it with some Just Duckie stickers. When it’s time to decorate, be sure to pick up a Just Duckie baby shower fringe banner. It’s metallic, so it’s not only lightweight, but will catch the light beautifully. Coordinate the rest of your hanging decorations by hanging a Just Duckie pennant banner around the perimeter of the main party room. Some yellow Just Duckie garland will look fantastic taped to the edges of your buffet table for a bright, fun border. Give that buffet table some extra flair with Just Duckie metallic ceiling whirls dangling from above. A cute little sailor boy ducky and a hair-bow decorated girl ducky hang from the tip of each whirl. And don’t forget a centerpiece! A Just Duckie cascade centerpiece looks fantastic in the center of the table. Then sprinkle some “b-a-b-y” confetti around the base and all around the table. For a memorable party favor, inflate some pink and blue balloons to tie onto a bunch of Just Duckie Photo/Balloon Holders. Guests can take their ducky home and replace the balloon with a favorite picture. And ducky baby shower decorations aren’t complete without a souvenir Just Duckie partygraph. Have all the guests write a special message and give to the mother as a keepsake of her shower.
Modern Baby Shower
Update those old-fashioned baby shower decorations with a more contemporary style. The Showers of Joy baby shower decorations feature a hip, modern mom-to-be. This style decoration is also great for an unknown baby gender since it has a multitude of colors. Flowers are strongly featured, so it would be perfect if the baby is expected in the spring. You can pick and choose from a wide selection of Showers of Joy hanging decorations, like; a banner, pennant banner, or ceiling whirls. If you need an idea for a shower game there’s also a matching “Pin the Pacifier” baby shower game. It comes complete with numbered pacifiers, a cute baby face, and even a mask for a fun take on “Pin the Tail on the Donkey.” Don’t have time to pick and choose everything you need? The Showers of Joy Party Kit takes care of that for you. It includes hanging decorations, wall decorations, a centerpiece, and a “Pin the Pacifier” game. An all in one kit for your party planning needs. Just pick up some kiwi, magenta, and blue plates, cups, napkins, and plastic utensils to compliment the colors in your decorations.
Jungle Theme Baby Shower
Welcome your guests to a jungle safari baby shower. This theme is great if the parents-to-be are thinking about a jungle nursery for their bundle of joy. Invite the guests to this adventure with jungle animal invitations that will coordin
ate with the cups, plates, napkins, and table covers. Get them into the spirit of the theme by giving each guest their very own pith helmet or animal print ears when they arrive. Working on a budget? A twelve-pack of foam animal masks would be just as fun at a fraction of the cost. They can wear any of these throughout the party and take them home as a goofy party favor. Don’t forget to pick up some of the jungle animal thank you notes for the mom-to-be to use after the shower. Have each guest address the envelopes before they leave to help save her some time. To decorate your party location, you can start off with a jungle animals fringe banner and tissue parrots and exotic birds. Stretch crepe streamers across the ceiling in different shades of green to create a jungle canopy. Attach raffia table skirting to the
tables and place a bamboo tiki table torch in the middle for a unique centerpiece. Scatter inflatable animals around the room, by the gift table or next to the cake table. For a fun party game, take the jungle fun bingo game and have guest check off items as the mother opens gifts. Make a little cheat sheet for each card that tells them things like, a baby bottle is the peeled banana or a baby blanket is the palm tree. They’ll have more fun trying to keep everything straight than actually playing the game. Sometimes guests want to or have to bring their children to a baby shower. When this happens, keep them busy with an animal treat box stuffed with things like a jungle photo frame craft kit, a pair of binoculars, a compass, a jungle animal balloon, and a stationary set. You can use the jungle animal balloons as baby shower party decorations, too. So what do you do with the left-over decorations when the party ends? Give them to the mother-to-be to decorate the nursery. It keeps decorations from just being thrown away and makes a nice present for the mom-to-be.
Luau Baby Shower
Plan a summer-time baby shower after a tropical luau. This theme works especially great for a co-ed baby shower. Send out Hula Baby invitations with a sprinkling of hibiscus flower confetti inside. Encourage them to dress up for the occasion. They can visit our website if they need help with costume ideas. We have lots of fun hula apparel, like: grass skirts, straw hats, flowered headbands, and flowered hairclips. Decorate the ceiling of your party location with some hibiscus flower garland, dangling hibiscus firework stringers, and a couple metallic palm trees for a tropical atmosphere. Cover any plain walls with an assortment of images from sheets of the Hula Baby peel n place. Designate the gift table with a flowered Hula Baby card box. Use flowered grass table skirting around the edge of the tables and set an Aloha Baby flamingo centerpiece on each table with more hibiscus flower confetti sprinkled on the tables. When the guests show up to party, welcome them with an “aloha” and their very own flowered lei. Have the guest tables ready to go with plastic bamboo and hibiscus tumblers sitting on tropical hibiscus coasters. These make great party favors that guests can use and then take home. When it’s time to eat, have stacks of tropical paradise plates and napkins within reach of all that good luau food. You can decorate the edges of a buffet table with flower garland, cover the table with inexpensive fish netting, and scatter silk hibiscus petals all around the yummy tropical dishes. In between eating, present opening, and any party games you might be playing, your guests can take turns getting their souvenir pictures taken behind the hula girl and surfer dude photo props. Make the pictures into a photo collage for the parents-to-be so they will have a complete photo memory of their luau baby shower.
Western Baby Shower
Need a co-ed themed shower idea that’s a little more male-friendly? Then saddle up for a baby cowboy or cowgirl western themed baby shower. Send out Western Round Up Invitations with a sprinkling of cactus confetti. If you have a large venue to decorate, you might want to consider the western backdrop insta-theme. It immediately transforms any plain room into a scene from a western. But if you’re looking to add just little of the old west to your shower, try the western decorating kit. It contains all the tissue decorations, cutouts, and garland you’ve been searching for. Greet your guests at the entrance to your western baby shower with a pair of inflatable cactus and blank sign banner you can personalize with your own words and creativity. We suggest stapling on some barbed wire garland and a cowboy hat and cowboy boot silhouette cutouts. Be ready with a “howdy” and a hat for each party-goer. You can make memorable party favors with miniature plastic cowboy hats filled with western butter mint creams. For guest tables, spread out a cow print table cover and place a cloth bandana next to each western themed plate to double as a napkin/party favor. Play the Gold Mine Game and give the winner who gets their pick ax closest to the mine a Money Bag filled with “loot” (licorice, beef jerky, a bottle of hot sauce, and some BBQ sauce).
Office Baby Shower Idea
If you’re not trying to plan a big baby shower, but just want to do a little something for an expectant co-worker to welcome their baby, we can help. A baby shower party canopy is a quick and easy decoration. Hang up a baby shower sign and a Cuddle-Time partygraph so everyone in the office can write a message to the soon-to-be-parent. If you know whether it’s a boy or girl, stick removable pink or blue peel n place footprints and handprints all over their desk. Balloons are always a nice touch. Blow up and place pink and blue latex balloons all around their desk or fill their office for a big surprise. Whether you decide to go big or small, the parents-to-be are sure to appreciate the gesture. So have fun and don't stress over where to find cheap baby shower ideas. We've got everything you need right here to help you plan a very special baby shower theme.oration to dangle over their desk. It contains 4 twelve inch leaf garlands and one 12