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Decorating For a Baby Shower

Updated on August 12, 2014

You Have to Have Decorations

If you are hosting a baby shower, then you certainly know just how much planning and organization it takes. You also know that decorating for one can be a slight pain in the butt if you don't know where to start! Having decorations at a baby shower helps to create a special atmosphere and allows the guests and the mom-to-be to really get into the spirit of things, so it is highly recommended that you don't skip this important step when planning a shower.

The decorations don't have to be elaborate to have an effect. Sometimes less is more, and the same goes with baby shower decorations. Below are some great decorating ideas you could use if you are hosting a baby shower.

Baby Shower Decoration Ideas
Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

Easy Decorating Ideas

Before you can start planning on decorations you must first decide on where the shower is going to be. It will make a difference in your plans of decorating if the shower is at at home or at a rented out room.

If the shower is going to be held at yours or someone else's home, you will also have to decide on how to position the furniture for the food table, and for your guests to sit. Whether it's at a home or somewhere else, there are a few ideas that could be used in either place.

Table coverings are great for decorating purposes, as well as an easier cleanup. You can buy plastic colored table cloths at most party stores, and they really help to add some color to the shower. You can alternate table colors if you want, or stick with one table color throughout the tables.

Balloons make for great decorating ideas because there really is a lot of things you can do with them. You can hang them around the room in singles, or you can bunch them together to make balloon bundles and tie them to the backs of the chairs or behind the food table. Picking colors that match the theme of the shower is also good. Make sure the colors look good together also. A good color match is one dark color and one light color.

Table confetti can never be overrated. It's such a simple thing to add, but it really adds a special touch to the shower. You can make your own, or you can find many different varieties online or at any party store. Make sure the colors of the confetti matches (or at the very least looks good in contrast) with the other colors you are using for the baby shower. For example, if you are using pink and white balloons, find confetti that also uses the colors pink and white. They don't have to match entirely - you just want the colors to compliment each other. Baby shower table confetti comes in so many different types - you can find rattles, baby bottles, booties...the list goes on. Find one you think is cute and go with it! Sprinkle some on the tables, including the food and gift table.

Centerpieces also add a really nice touch to a shower. They don't have to be too extravagant, and in fact you could make your own if you want. One easy centerpiece I love is buying little small stuffed animals and using them as centerpieces. You can decorate around the stuffed toy to make it more festive. At the end of the shower, the stuffed animals could go to the mom-to-be. Or you could use them as baby shower favors and tell the guests to take one home. Another idea for a centerpiece is a floating tea light candle in a small glass bowl filled with water. These are very elegant and provide a certain ambiance.

Hanging garlands or streamers make for nice baby shower decorations as well, or you could skip the garland and go for banners that congratulate the mom-to-be. You can hang a few streamers from the ceiling to give it an added burst of decor, but don't overdo it. You don't want to feel like you have to duck to walk anywhere.

Cute Decorating Ideas

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A jungle theme baby showerUsing balloons in the non-traditional wayBaby clothes line - very cute when hanging!Table confettiHanging streamersSilver streamers
A jungle theme baby shower
A jungle theme baby shower
Using balloons in the non-traditional way
Using balloons in the non-traditional way
Baby clothes line - very cute when hanging!
Baby clothes line - very cute when hanging!
Table confetti
Table confetti
Hanging streamers
Hanging streamers
Silver streamers
Silver streamers

In Conclusion

The most important part about hosting a baby shower is remembering what the shower is for. The mother to be is expecting a new arrival and she is celebrating with friends and family. That is the most important part. Remember that, and everything else will fall into place.

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