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Baby showers rank up pretty high on the party scale. You always get cake, the gifts are adorable and the party décor is usually noteworthy—what’s not to love?
I recently helped throw a shower for a close friend and had so much fun planning it that I compiled my ideas to share with you. My friend and her husband are being surprised on the sex of their baby, so it was a gender-neutral shower.
Customize these ideas to create your own unique baby shower.
Table Runner: I went to the fabric store and chose a cute baby-themed fabric. Since I don’t own a sewing machine, I turned the fabric over to my mom. She sewed seams down the sides and folded the ends into a point, which she then also sewed into seams.
Banner: Another easy, but cute way to decorate. I cut triangles out of scrapbooking paper (buy at your local craft store), then punched two holes in the top of each triangle. I strung ribbon through the holes and hung. I then used mini clothes pins (from craft store) to clip baby bibs between the triangle flags. Lastly, I tied ribbons in bows on the ends.
The Favors: These were my favorites. In fact, I devoted a whole blog on how to make these beauties! Check it out here.
The Diaper Cake: Roll about 60-70 diapers up, and start building your “cake” around a big bottle of baby shampoo. You’ll need lots of rubber bands for this centerpiece. I bought a rubber ducky as a cake topper and tied some extra ribbon around his neck (also duck-themed). In keeping with the theme, I found miniature plastic ducks at the craft store that I tied in various spots around the cake.
The Real Cake: Baby’s grandma came up with this clever idea. Since we didn’t have a specific theme, she took the cute shower napkins to the bakery and they used those for inspiration for the cake. It turned out adorable!
The Games: We did the traditional “guess the baby food” game as well as a new one I read about: Baby Price is Right. For this game, I showed the guests five baby items and they had to guess the price of each. Whoever came up with the total amount spent on all five items without going over won the prize!
For a final game, we had people guess the baby’s sex by choosing a pink or blue punch cup. Here is the sign I made with baby photos of the mom and dad to be!
Put your own spin on these ideas the next time you throw a shower or party!