20 GREAT IDEAS FOR A BABY SHOWER

Decorative cupcakes are very popular at baby showers.
Decorative cupcakes are very popular at baby showers. | Source
These flavored soap wraps are a great gift for any mother in waiting. It can also be used in decorating.
These flavored soap wraps are a great gift for any mother in waiting. It can also be used in decorating. | Source
These bids can be used for decorating and also used for games.
These bids can be used for decorating and also used for games. | Source
This baby shower wall decoration is a great idea and very creative. Be unique and creative when decorating for your baby shower.
This baby shower wall decoration is a great idea and very creative. Be unique and creative when decorating for your baby shower. | Source
This cupcake monument will catch many eyes at your baby shower.
This cupcake monument will catch many eyes at your baby shower. | Source
Building blocks or abc blocks can be used in many ways. They can be made for a fun snack or used for decorating.
Building blocks or abc blocks can be used in many ways. They can be made for a fun snack or used for decorating. | Source
You can make your own decorations as well. You can use diapers, bottles, blocks, toys, tissues, and many other items.
You can make your own decorations as well. You can use diapers, bottles, blocks, toys, tissues, and many other items. | Source
This picture shows how diapers can be used to make cute decorations or it can also be a unique shower gift.
This picture shows how diapers can be used to make cute decorations or it can also be a unique shower gift. | Source
This shows how traditional blue and pink colors can be used to decorate.
This shows how traditional blue and pink colors can be used to decorate. | Source
Despite being a baby shower, you can see how this table center piece doesn't resemble the look of a natural baby shower. You create want you want. You do not have to follow traditional quidelines.
Despite being a baby shower, you can see how this table center piece doesn't resemble the look of a natural baby shower. You create want you want. You do not have to follow traditional quidelines. | Source
Special looking treats are always appreciated at baby showers. You can create a lot of different items for cheap.
Special looking treats are always appreciated at baby showers. You can create a lot of different items for cheap. | Source
There are a lot of cute games that can be played at your baby shower. You can also offer small prizes for visitors.
There are a lot of cute games that can be played at your baby shower. You can also offer small prizes for visitors. | Source

YOUR BABY SHOWER



There are many things you can do to throw the perfect baby shower. Many people choose to go by a certain theme for their shower, but you don't have to. If you wish to do so, that is your choice. These are just some ideas to get you thinking about what you want when this special time comes. A baby shower is a special time and many woman want to make it a great event. I am going to give you some tips and some ideas. I will tell you how you can turn heads and be the talk of the town once your baby shower is over. Don't worry, you don't have to go overboard. You can apply these same ideas in portions if you wish to not go all out on your baby shower. I do urge you to be creative and decorate. It is a tradition and it is a special day in your life. Make sure you have a camera to take pictures because you will treasure this single event. It can also give you ideas for a baby shower if it comes up again. Like I said, you may want to throw a simple shower. That is fine. When you throw a baby shower, you have to think about your guest also. And if anything, do it in spirit for your baby. I promise you will treasure this time in your life.


INVITATIONS

You can call all your girlfriends on the phone and tell them about your shower, but an invitation is a great way to announce your baby shower. Yes, you can call them and tell them about your baby shower, but what happens if they forget? You can get invitations for low prices at dollar stores or at Wal-Mart. You will find that the local area dollar store may be where you shop for most of your stuff. Other mothers may want to go all out. Either way is fine. The only wrong is not getting proper invitations. You send them to anyone and everyone you want too. Despite common gesture, the more people show up, the more gifts. It is baby shower 101. Don't think of yourself as being rude. Everyone does it.


DECORATIONS

When it comes to decorating, you can think outside the box. If you are going with a theme, then you would decorate around your theme. But as I said earlier, a theme is not a necessity. You can decorate anyway you wish and the dollar store is a great place to fine decorations for cheap. I know we all can't afford to shell out hundreds for a baby shower. You don't have too. The dollar store has plenty of decorations. You may have to put them together to make one decoration, but it can be done. You can go anywhere you wish. This is just giving you an idea just in case you are strapped for cash.

Most baby showers are decorated in blue or pink. These are traditional colors, but you don't have to abide by the ordinary. This is your baby shower. You may want to go with silver and purple or green and gold. Any color combination will work. Just try to base all your additions to your base color. If you choose to go with yellow, then use yellow balloons, yellow wrapping, and yellow candles. You can use one color or two. Use three if you want. Once again, these are just examples. It is important to have everything matching.

There are many things that you can use to decorate your baby shower. You can decorate with candles, balloons, flowers, candy, treats, wraps, beads, babies, art, and many other things. You can use birthday string, baby items, and creative items. You can create decorations with food, art paper, tissues, or with store bought baby decorations. Be creative, You may already have kids that may want to help you. You may get together with your sisters or family. You can't go wrong when decorating.


FOOD AND SNACKS

As you may already know, cupcakes are popular at baby showers, as well as a cake. You may want to buy your own cupcakes or you may want to make them yourself. You can decorate them with many things. You can use different icings and you may want them to match your overall color theme. I believe you should keep everything matching, but you don't have too. The illustrated pictures will give you some ideas on cupcakes. Cakes are popular also and they can be decorated anyway you wish.

You may also want to serve drinks for your visitors. I would advise you to have a variety of drinks. You want to be able to offer at least three different drinks and one can include water. You may wish to have a lite alcoholic drink for those who wish to have a drink. It is your shower, but offer variety.

Some people even cook meals for everyone at the shower, especially if it is more of a family event then friends. You may want to offer burgers and hot dogs or sandwiches. Sandwiches are popular at baby showers. You may want to offer treats such as cookies or candy. You can also offer chips. Everything still relates back to whatever you want to offer. Once again, the final choice is yours.

Of course, you want to estimate how many guest you may have to get a final figure. If you believe 46 people will show up, then you may want to cook for 50. Whether you are just serving snacks and drinks or going all out with a cook out, make sure you plan ahead and figure up how many guest may come. There are many treats that are appropriate for a baby shower. You are the final judge about it.

You can use melted chocolate to create these delightful snacks for your shower. These can also be used for decorating.
You can use melted chocolate to create these delightful snacks for your shower. These can also be used for decorating. | Source
Candles make great decorations as a baby shower, but it can also be used as a gift.
Candles make great decorations as a baby shower, but it can also be used as a gift. | Source
This shows a center piece at a baby shower. Your center piece is the main focus of your decorations and can be used as a background for pictures.
This shows a center piece at a baby shower. Your center piece is the main focus of your decorations and can be used as a background for pictures. | Source
This is just another example of all the different things that can be used for decorating.
This is just another example of all the different things that can be used for decorating. | Source
You may want to make sure you have drinks for your guest. This is a creative drink used at a baby shower for a girl.
You may want to make sure you have drinks for your guest. This is a creative drink used at a baby shower for a girl. | Source
This table piece used both traditional blue and pink with a shade of brown. Notice how everything matches. It is important to use the same color scheme when decorating. It shows order and structure at your shower.
This table piece used both traditional blue and pink with a shade of brown. Notice how everything matches. It is important to use the same color scheme when decorating. It shows order and structure at your shower. | Source
This shows cute decorations that are hung from the ceiling. These can also be used in the baby's room.
This shows cute decorations that are hung from the ceiling. These can also be used in the baby's room. | Source
This shows how one item is created by multiple items, such as in this decorative piece.
This shows how one item is created by multiple items, such as in this decorative piece. | Source

GAMES



Many woman choose to have games associated with their baby shower and that is a great idea. There are all kinds of different games that you can play. Some will cost nothing to play, while others may have to be bought. This is very important if they are other children at the baby shower. It can keep them busy while you are opening gifts or serving food or drinks. Some of the following games have to be bought, but it will give you a general idea of some of the bridal games that are available to purchase for your baby shower.




  1. NURSERY RHYME QUIZ
  2. BINGO
  3. BABY NAME GAMES
  4. NURSERY CROSSWORD PUZZLES
  5. PIN THE BOTTLE ON THE BABY
  6. BABY TRIVIA
  7. BABY LOTTO
  8. BABY SCAVENGER HUNT
  9. BABY SCRAMBLE
  10. FAMOUS PAIRS
  11. ANIMAL BABIES
  12. CELERBRITY MOMS 2 BABIES
  13. GUESS THE BABY FOOD
  14. FAMOUS T.V. MOTHERS
  15. BABY FAMILY TREE GAME


These are just some basic games that are out there for baby showers. This provides entertainment for you and your guest. You may want to play other games or you may want to create you own game. You may want to play a baby type of Wheel of Fortune. You may want to use baby puzzles. This is just an example. All this information is just to help give you a general idea of what to do for your baby shower.

Some people offer raffles at their baby shower for prizes. You may want to buy a few different prizes to give the mothers a chance to win something special. You may want to include everyone by buying little shower gift sets. You may want to offer them something else. Whatever you choose is fine. This gives your visitors a chance to have fun and correspond with each other. It is a great way for all your friends and family to meet one another as well. It is a win-win situation.

An example of gifts is perfume or cheap jewelry. You really don't want to offer the children a chance to win games unless they all win something. Adults can handle defeat, but children don't quite understand just yet. If you want to give the children prizes, try your best to include them all. It can be simple as a doll for the girls and a car for the boys. In their eyes, a free toy doesn't get any better. You don't want a kid to get their feelings hurt. As for the adult, you may want to have makeup or a bathing set. You can find different sets for just a few dollars a piece. You can buy whatever you think will work. You can always think outside the box. If you were at a shower, what kind of prize would you like to have? A free gift should satisfy anyone at the baby shower. The pure excitement of playing should be enough. If you can afford to buy these things, don't worry. You can play Wheel of Fortune on index cards that cost a dollar. As I told you earlier, the dollar store can be your best friend for your baby shower.



BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN


The most important thing about this entire experience is to have fun. You can create your baby shower anyway that you want too. If you want to go all out, then do it. If you don't want to or you can't afford it, make it happen on a budget. These are just ideas of what you can do when it comes to invitations, games, decorations, food, and gifts.

This is a very special time for you. If there is one thing that is needed, make sure you have a camera. You may want to go ahead and create a baby album. For mothers, this is a reminder that the baby or babies are coming very soon. During this time, you can become very emotional. Between hormones and stress, you may be questioning if you should have a baby shower. But by all means, make sure you do. Even if it is just a few good friends without decorations, make sure you do it. Just remember, be creative mom!

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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

What a treasure of ideas! I like all your beautiful photos, too. I did a Hub on the Cup Cake Tower I built for a Baby shower, check it out when you have time. I'm bookmarking this for future use. Thanks, Mary


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks for coming by Mary and I will check it out for sure. Sounds interesting.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

Hi again, may I link this Hub to my Cup Cake Tower since I show my baby shower tower? I'm going to do that now,but it it is't OK with you, I'll remove it. This is such a good informative Hub for baby showers. Thank, friend.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

No problem Mary. I would actually appreciate that. Yes, no issue by all means.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

Thanks SO much! I love these little cupcakes that look like babies under a blanket. Wonder how they did that? I love to bake, and am always looking for different ways to decorate cakes. See you around....Mary


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

You are most certainly welcome. It helps us both so it is a win-win situation. I don't know if it was baked or bought for such use. I will see if I can find out though. It may be decorative ir it may all be eatable. To me, it looks like an example of pressed candy, like they used back in the early days of candy. It could be pressed out for this use.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Love the photos! There are so many creative themes out there for showers.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Randomcreative. Thanks for your time. I know you stay very busy with all your work. I was hoping this would give people ideas to brighten their shower up. Hopefully it will.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Wonderful hub. Can you imagine that here in Latvia it's like another world. People will give gifts to people they know who have had babies but when life is so expensive and tough here they have never heard of either baby or even bridal showers here. It would be so terrific for young married people here if they could get a lot of presents for the baby. Go figure.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

You have done a great job here. I thought that this was good ideas for a baby shower. Nice information and I'll share this to my friend. Thanks for share with us. Well done and vote up!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks for dropping by Gypsy. You do make a good point. Even if it is little presenta, they should do so for a couple just starting out. In today's world, it is sad that other countries struggle. With the down economy, these are hard times for us all. Another great examples of gifts are the ones we can make ourselves. Every country is different though.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Prasetio, glad to see you again. I hope your friend will be able to find this handy. I appreciate you coming by my friend. Take care.


Sueswan 5 years ago

You have covered everything here and then some.

Voted up and awesome.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Sueswan. Thank you so much for stopping in. Always thankful of your time and votes.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

thelyricwriter, This is a wonderful hub! You have some really great, lovely, creative suggestions for baby shower ideas! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

WOW - is there anything you can't do? You're quite amazing, my friend. I've never been to a baby shower before but I'm quite certain that if you were organizing one then I would want to be there because it sounds like FUN! Voted up!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there DeBorrah. I appreciate your time and thanks for coming by to check my article out. It is greatly appreciated. Take care.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

You make me smile Cloverleaf. I wish I had your confidence my friend. Hey, I have to build a profile for all works of life! lol It means a lot. I remember when I first clicked on your name. I saw your picture with that big smile:) I said to myself, "that is a happy person". Since then, I have learned many things about you. I am glad we are friends Cloverleaf.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

Wow! this is a great hub! If I ever find myself in need of ideas to have one, I know where I will be getting my information from. I thought the first set of cupcakes was just too cute!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Homesteadbound, thank you so much my dear friend. I am glad you enjoyed this and if you need an idea, you know where to come. It is great just knowing that people can find this useful! Take care.


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Pinkchic18 4 years ago from Minnesota

Great ideas here, wonderful hub!


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Beckkellogg 4 years ago from New York

You provided a lot of great ideas here. Thank you for sharing your expertise. I'm putting on a coed baby shower this weekend. Your photos gave me several new things to think about.


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia Author

Pinkchic, Beckkellogg

Thank you both for your comments and I'm glad you were able to find good ideas and info. Best wishes to you both.

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