As the host of a baby shower, the decorations will likely be one of your biggest tasks. But just because you are the host it doesn’t mean that you need to spend 100s of dollars to have a fabulously decorated place for this special event.
Baby shower decorations can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish and they can help make your party extra special when done with good taste. There are many ways in which you can decorate a baby shower party and below we give you a few tips on how to figure out which baby shower decorations to choose.
Where To Start
Think in themes! Using a theme can make decorating so much easier than if you just have a vague idea of boy or girl for decorations. When choosing the right decorations for your baby shower party the first thing you’ll want to consider is the theme as you want your decorations to match and improve on the theme instead of contrasting with it.
Nowadays, more and more baby shower parties are adopting modern themes that are based on popular cartoon characters. The decorations for this type of party are centered on the specific character used as theme and the good news is that many stores that specialize in baby shower decorations have a wide assortment of designs for this theme.
If the baby is going to have a Noah’s Ark, farm, or jungle themed room, you can get some stuffed animals to decorate with, and use them as centerpieces or to decorate side tables, as needed.
For star-themed rooms you can cut out large stars, spray paint them silver and gold and hang them from the ceiling. Use star confetti on the tables and try to find some wire garland, too. Stars are also easy to find on candles, tablecloths, napkins, etc.
Common Sense And Taste To the Rescue
When setting up the area it is often best to stick to simple decorations that will not make the place look too gaudy, although fancy decor pieces will also do the trick if they’re used correctly. Seasonal flowers and a number of toys can make for a simple yet cozy gathering among family and friends.
Pro tip! When choosing decorations go for items that can be re-used or gifted after the party, as this is a great way to save money!
For a more elaborate party, decorations could include more than just flowers and toys and the good thing about investing in fancier items is that they can be re-used for other occasions (like birthday parties, for example). Alternatively, after the party is over the hostess can gift these decorations to the soon-to-be parents as souvenirs, or as toys for the new baby.
Balloons are a great way to perk up the scene of any party. Colorful balloons can be arranged together to create a focal point at the tables of the baby shower party. In addition, to prevent the balloons from flying off, small items like baby bottles or soft plush toys can be tied at the end of the string.
Ordinary everyday baby items can also make great decorations for such an event. A baby bath tub, for example could be used as a punch bowl during the party or as storage space for the different gifts that are given by the guests to the soon-to-be mother. The tub may be decorated with ribbons and balloons to match the theme.
Umbrellas also make for interesting baby shower decorations as they can be hung upside down from the ceiling with colorful streamers tied to their ends.
Flowers are wonderful additions to any baby shower décor. If you live near a supermarket that has a floral department, you can save lots of money by just picking up some bundles and doing your own floral arrangements.
Most stores have a floral artist that works there, so ask for a few tips. Don’t be afraid to try this! No one will know that you didn’t get an arrangement custom made for the baby shower if you don’t tell them. And while you’re there, ask them if they have any discarded petals that they don’t need.
Many florists take a few petals off roses before arranging them and they usually don’t need these petals and they’ll happily give them to you for free if you ask. Just call around to local shops and see. You’ll never know unless you ask!
Conclusion: Decorations for your upcoming baby shower party can easily be created from simple items, or acquired for little money and make your party a smashing success if you use the few tips and tricks mentioned above. Resourcefulness is the key to creating wonderful baby shower decorations that don’t cost much.