DIY Baby Shower Ideas for Girls

Champagne poured over cotton candy.
Champagne poured over cotton candy.

Whether it's for your best friend or yourself, the most fun thing to do before baby arrives is to throw a big, fat party! But before you go spending a fortune on supplies, try making the food and decorations yourself!

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Pretty in Pink Cocktail

Pour champagne over pink cotton candy for a beautiful bubbly beverage or ditch the champagne and just have lemonade.

Tutu nail polish.
Tutu nail polish.

Tutu Nail Polish

These are adorable favors. You'll need ribbon and small pieces of tulle. Cut to desired length and gather in the middle. Place around the nail polish to look like tutus.

Decorate the mommy-to-be's chair.
Decorate the mommy-to-be's chair.

Decorate the Mommy-to-Be's Chair

This is an awesome idea and you can be as creative as you like with this one, from adding a tiara to making a full-on throne!

Pink scents.
Pink scents.

Pink Scents

This is a really cute idea for favors. You can literally let your guests pick the scents that they want!

Pink pom-poms.
Pink pom-poms.

Pink Pom Poms

Pom-poms add a fantastical and whimsical feel to your party and are really easy to make. There are dozens of tutorials available for this on youtube for example.

Shabby chic pink Mason jar.
Shabby chic pink Mason jar.

Shabby Chic Pink Mason Jar

Re-purpose Mason jars using paint for pretty shower centerpieces. Fill with ideas, hints, advice, and thoughts for mom.

String new baby dresses from a rope.
String new baby dresses from a rope.

String New Dresses From a Rope

What about asking guests to bring baby dresses? Each one can be strung carefully from a ribbon to make a lovely backdrop for photos as well as a neat wardrobe for baby.

Pink ducky punch.
Pink ducky punch.

Pink Ducky Punch

For this sweet drink you'll need:

  • 2 frozen pink lemonade concentrate cans
  • 1 two-liter bottle of club soda
  • 4 bottles of sparkling apple juice

To make it foam, pop a couple pints of berry sherbet on top. And let's not forget to add the pink duckies!

Pink cake pops.
Pink cake pops.

Pink Cake Pops

Instead of cupcakes, try these interesting cake pops which can be made using your favorite packaged cake mixture and pretty sprinkles! They are fun to make and very handy to eat!

Pink-colored white chocolate dipped strawberries.
Pink-colored white chocolate dipped strawberries.

Pink White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Red food coloring added to white chocolate makes the perfect dip for juicy strawberries and makes them look even more delicious.

Pink prizes.
Pink prizes.

Pink Prizes

Prizes like pink lotions packaged with pretty bows make a fabulous favor or prize at your shower.

"She's About to Pop" bubbly.
"She's About to Pop" bubbly.

"She's About to Pop" Bubbly

Bottles of pink champagne with pink feather boas make the perfect prizes for your shower.

Bucket full of goodies.
Bucket full of goodies.

Bucket Full of Goodies

Spray-paint a bucket pink and fill it with goodies for mom-to-be. Have guests write sweet notes on the diapers and mom can read them when she's up in the middle of the night changing!

Simple pink & white trim.
Simple pink & white trim.

Simple Pink & White Trim

Simple pink & white trimmings are a fuss-free way to decorate the room. You could also use tulle on the mantel and make a tutu for the table!

Paper pom-poms.
Paper pom-poms.

Paper Pom-Poms

Delicate decorations will really set your party alight, especially paper pom poms and horses.


Minnie Mouse touches.
Minnie Mouse touches.

Minnie Mouse Style

How cute are polka dots? The flower balloons are really simple to make with just plain pink balloons and one with a black and white polka dots for the center.

Up-cycled Mason jars and coffee cups.
Up-cycled Mason jars and coffee cups.

Up-Cycled Mason Jars and Coffee Cups

Use old containers and jazz them up with pink paper to make party favors. Buy the contents from the dollar store!

Treat hamper.
Treat hamper.

Treat Hamper

Make an adorable treat hamper with a basket and a paper Chinese lantern lamp shade to make it look like a hot air balloon.

Wine bottle centerpieces.
Wine bottle centerpieces.

Wine Bottle Centerpieces

Recycle old wine bottles by spray painting them white and fil with pink flowers for awesome centerpieces.

Pink nail polish favors.
Pink nail polish favors.

Pink Nail Polish Favors

Buy nail polish in different shades of pink and attach your own handmade thank you labels for thoughtful party favors.

Pink balloons inside clear ones.
Pink balloons inside clear ones.

Pink Balloons Inside Clear Ones

Double balloons—one inside the other—look beautiful as table decorations, especially when attached to sheer ribbon.


Iced pretzels.
Iced pretzels.

Iced Pretzels

Pretzels dipped in different colored icings make a fun and convenient treat to eat. Package with matching bows for "wow" impact!

Spa party favors.
Spa party favors.

Spa Party Favors

Fill small square vases with glass beads, a nail polish, lotion, body wash, and nail file. Decorate with fake flowers, wrap in cellophane, and tie with ribbon for a final touch.

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Comments 32 comments

mimi 4 months ago

Like to know how to do the balloon inside the balloon idea. Did you buy them that way from florist/store


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Evane 8 months ago

Woah! Such a great idea! Thank you so much.


ANA VAZQUEZ 8 months ago

WHERE DID YOU GET THE RIBBON FOR THE MASON JAR CENTERPIECES


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ezzly 9 months ago Author

Thanks RoseSmith


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RoseSmith11 9 months ago from United States

Really cute ideas


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ezzly 9 months ago Author

Thanks Frenchie


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Frenchie Kisses 9 months ago from Home Sweet Home

some very cute ideas!


Roxana melgar 9 months ago

Cute.were can I buy this ?


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ezzly 10 months ago Author

Hi Lawana try the dollar store :)


Lawana 10 months ago

Where can i find cheap nsil polish to use as favors?


Melissa 14 months ago

on the barefoot champagne bottle....where did you find the tags that say ' think pink' & 'she's about to pop'?


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ezzly 16 months ago Author

Hi Tina thanks for commenting hope you had a great shower !

Hi Cheri check out this in depth tutorial https://creatingemorelle.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/...


Cheri 16 months ago

I am looking at the tutu nail polish favors how do you secure the ends of the tulle to make the full circle go around jars


Tina 17 months ago

Loved ur Ideas and enjoyed making some of them for our Baby Shower


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ezzly 20 months ago Author

Oh wow that sounds like great fun hope she appreciates your work :) thanks for visiting and commenting!


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savvydating 20 months ago

I loved the "String New Dresses and the Ducky Punch ideas---mostly because they are easy to do. Lol. We're having a baby shower at work in two weeks, so I thought I'd better get some inspiration. Looks like I came to the right place. Fabulous ideas!


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ezzly 20 months ago Author

Hi Lori, please see number 26 on this list http://www.coco29.com/diy-baby-shower-ideas-for-gi...


Lori 20 months ago

How did you do the tutu's around the nail polish? Please help!


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ezzly 21 months ago Author

Hi Marie, I tried to find you on hubpages? Anyway that website is gone but you can use a chinese paper lanterns and sticks and a gluegun or there is a nice version here http://www.mypapercrafting.com/2014/07/Baby-Shower...


Marie 21 months ago

I too am looking for the tutorial on how to create the balloon basket?


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ezzly 22 months ago Author

Thank you so much Au fait


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Au fait 22 months ago from North Texas

More cute ideas for a baby shower! Pinned to Awesome HubPages and voted up and useful.


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ezzly 22 months ago Author

Thanks for visiting Peach Purple :)


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peachpurple 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home

i like to the pom pom decorations.


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ezzly 23 months ago Author

Thanks for commenting r talloni , I love the pink tutu s aswell ;)


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RTalloni 23 months ago from the short journey

There's nothing like a shower for a baby girl to get big girls giggling. The pink nail polish tutus are cute little take home gifts!


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ezzly 24 months ago Author

Thanks Deborah Diane , wow you are so good doing baby showers for your daughters !


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Deborah-Diane 24 months ago from Orange County, California

Great tips! I would love to have known about these ideas when I was planning baby showers for my daughters!


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ezzly 2 years ago Author

Thanks for visiting DDE I love the pink cake pops ;)


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Superbly presented the photos are beautiful. Voted up!


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ezzly 2 years ago Author

Aw congrats on being a Mom ! Thanks for pinning :)


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

Cute! Although I thankfully won't be needing this (and don't know anyone personally who will) I will pin this. It is adorable. I would have loved any of these as a new mom-to-be years ago.

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