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Baby Shower Decorations

Lots of baby shower decorating ideas

Baby shower decorations set the tone for the party, but it is one area where you need to put in a lot of thought and careful planning to ensure you create a fun and lively atmosphere without exceeding your budget. One proven strategy is to spend the bulk of your budget for baby shower supplies on one or two key items, such as the baby shower centerpiece, while filling in with homemade or inexpensive items that still support the theme. Most of the attention will be on the mother-to-be, so be careful not to go overboard with lavish details that take focus away from the real reason for the party.

Baby Shower Decorating Ideas

Here are some timeless ideas that are perfect for baby showers, no matter what the theme:

  • Cutouts. You can buy ready-made baby shower cutouts, including baby items like rattles, cribs, bibs and pacifiers. If you like, you can also supplement these cutouts with cute and timeless children's characters, like Winnie the Pooh, the Sesame Street Muppets and Disney favorites.
  • Balloons. These inexpensive essentials offer an ideal way to fill up the empty space in a room. You can choose white balloons if the sex of the child is undetermined or secret, blue balloons if it's a boy and pink balloons if it's a girl.
  • Clotheslines. One popular idea that's always a hit is to string a clothesline across the room where the party is being held, and hang baby-related items from it. Include baby clothes, jumpers, onesies and other cute and cuddly items to create a sense of intimacy and togetherness.
  • Candles. Baby shower candles are typically colored in blue or pink (depending on the sex of the child, if it's known) and add a nice touch of elegance if you're aiming for a more formal theme.

You can supplement these with inexpensive homemade baby shower crafts, such as hand-painted baby food jars or paper cutouts of rattles, teddy bears and mobiles. If you'd like invite guests to contribute, say so when you send out the baby shower invitations.

Find Baby Shower Supplies

Typically, party retailers offer a healthy selection of baby shower party supply options, including everything from themed decorations to essentials like paper plates, cutlery and serving trays. If you plan in advance, you may also be able to take advantage of the price breaks offered by online retailers; just be sure to leave enough time for shipping so you're sure your order will reach you well ahead of time.

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