Even the simplest baby shower can be special, but add some gorgeous decor and you go from sweet to "oh, baby!" Check out the following balloons, backdrops, banners, and more to add some extra pizzazz to your next event honoring an expectant mom and her impending arrival. From DIY ideas for novice and advanced party planners to click-and-buy decorations that will make your party extra pretty with minimal effort, these 33 ideas are sure to please every partygoer, especially the guest of honor.
1. Boho Baby Welcome Sign
Etsy seller Inscape Baby Shower's printable welcome sign ($10-$20) is sure to impress your guests at first sight. The floral and feather watercolor design is customizable and comes in various sizes.
2. Crepe Fringe Backdrop
3. Hello Baby Cake Topper
Available in gold, silver, or pink glitter, Etsy seller Cake to the Top's "Hello Baby" cake topper($10) is an easy way to add some sparkle to your baby shower.
4. Showers Ahead
5. Welcome Baby Backdrop
Etsy seller Paper Ramma's baby shower backdrop ($69-$89) comes in two sizes and more than a dozen colors. Customize it with the mom-to-be or baby's name and estimated due date, and use it as a backdrop for the dessert table or as a photo prop.
6. Book Garland
The DIY book garland at this storybook shower was made by the guest of honor Katie's mom using this Martha Stewart tutorial. "She used old kids' books to create the minibooks and even found letters for our names as well as the 'vowels' (our last name!)," Katie said.
7. Oversize Tassel Balloons
Take your balloon game to A Joyful Party's tassel-tailed balloons ($60 for four). The 36-inch balloons each come with a four-foot-long garland. Use them to add interest to a buffet or as an awesome photo prop.
8. DIY Map Mobiles
Courtney Cargile of A Little Savvy Event created DIY map mobiles, adding some serious style to this vintage-inspired sip and see. "I found plastic embroidery hoops at a thrift store and then spray-painted them pink. I took old maps and secured them in the hoops and then cut the excess paper around the edges. I hung the mobiles in the window so they would be slightly illuminated," Courtney said.
Image Source: Gabriel Ryan Photographers for Hostess With the Mostess
10. Hello World Decorations
Let The Sweet Party Shop do the work for you, and order up the Etsy seller's "Hello World" baby shower decorations (starting at $4). The rose gold and mint decoration options include banners, balloons, plates, cups, cupcake toppers, napkins, paper pom-poms, and more.
11. DIY Garland Kit
Untold Imprint's Wanderlust garland kit ($98) includes the materials to make a seven-foot garland, including fabric in nine hand-dyed colors, nine-and-a-half feet of cotton rope, and instructions and tips on how to assemble the garland. The finished garland makes a beautiful shower backdrop and an even cooler addition to the guest of honor's nursery.
12. Baby Balloon
Party Fix's baby script balloon ($7) is 34 inches long, making it the perfect baby shower backdrop.
13. DIY Yarn Chandelier
14. Robot Party Hats
Image Source: Inspired By This
Who doesn't love a party hat? Let the robot-themed, sparkly version at this inventive baby shower inspire you!
15. White Swan Mobile
My Soul Design's white swan-balloon mobile ($219) transitions from a gorgeous piece of decor to an extraspecial baby gift for the mom-to-be. Entirely handmade from vintage fabrics, the sculpture is one of a kind.
16. Welcome Baby Cake Topper
Etsy seller Mommy Got Talent's baby shower cake topper ($13) comes in six glitter colors and is sure to add some wow factor to even the simplest cake.
17. Honeycomb Balls
Image Source: Honey & Fitz
This build-a-library baby shower was beautiful, but one element stood out. "I guess the guest of honor's favorite element was the tissue paper balls, since she asked to take them home for the baby's nursery!" said party planner Dina Holland of Honey & Fitz. "I love thinking about how the same decorations we all enjoyed now hang over her changing table and give her something pretty and captivating to gaze up at."
18. Kiddie Kitchen Door
Sarah of Lil Hoot went crazy (the good kind) with the baking theme at this sweet baby shower, using lots of plays on words, including a banner reading "Let's toast the bun in the oven!" hung over the vintage toy kitchen, a gift for the baby-to-be.
19. We Are Wildly Excited
20. Tassel Centerpiece
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"My favorite project to make was the tassel poms, a new take on the popular tassel garlands," said Becca Gorski of Cake Events. "I created the tassels from this tutorial, and fixed them to wooden dowels with a bit of hot glue. They looked great as a centerpiece on the brunch table and held up well when waved around as pom-poms. (Okay sure, the shower was for grown-ups, but these would be a great activity to make with your kids!)."
21. Hello Kiddo Backdrop
22. In-Flight Cuisine Bags
To get the stork shape for these "in-flight cuisine" lunch bags at a stork-mail-inspired shower, event planner Loralee Lewis used skewer sticks to prop up the packages, then attached tags using a large safety pin.
23. Gilded Circus Animals
24. Nautical Shower Gift Set
Etsy seller Pocket Kids' Kingdom designed this adorable shower gift set ($119), which transitions from a cute bit of nautical decor to an awesome gift for the guest of honor. The set includes a boat-shaped storage organizer, fabric storage boxes set with tying laces, a decorative banner, and more.
25. Baby Shower Cake Topper
Available in multiple color combinations, Selina's Craft Shoppe's baby shower cake topper($17) has sweet flower accents and stands 12 inches tall.
26. Baby Animal Backdrop
27. Little Pink Birdies Backdrop
The dessert table at this sweet baby shower was created in a palette of soft pinks for a girlie yet elegant look. A plain pink fabric served as the table backdrop, with a large oval hanging wooden frame and pink paper pennants hanging from each side. Small pink birdhouses and fluffy flowers served as decor for this sweets table, while inexpensive glass jars held colored candies for all to enjoy.
28. Ruffle Mobile
29. A touch of Tulle
Table linens at this glam baby shower included tulle and sequins (with tables set on vintage Persian rugs!), adding to the romantic feel of the event.
30. Dreamy Dessert Table
The dessert table was the star of the show at this lullaby-inspired shower. "To carry out the theme, a sleigh crib with a coordinating crib skirt was used as the dessert table," said Christine of Pure Joy Events. "White canopy netting, pom pom clouds, and two dozen sky blue balloons created a dreamy effect."
31. A Paper Sprinkle
Event planner Lisa Storms was inspired by this sprinkle's rain-themed namesake, literally, to create a cloud-and-raindrop backdrop out of paper products.
32. Hand Painted Canvas
The dessert table at this nautical baby shower was backed with a hand-painted canvas featuring a large anchor and the baby's name. Jeff Peabody and Jennifer Billingsley of Honeycomb Events made the canvas to create a vintage look, then stenciled distressed crates, which they found on Etsy and at Jo-Ann Fabric, with the words "Adore," "Easton," and "Always" to give the dessert display added old-school sailor appeal.
33. Fabric Streamers
At this dreamy watercolor shower, a banner made of fabric was displayed above a buffet of brunch foods. "I found some inexpensive textile fabrics in varying patterns that fit nicely into my palette, and I tore them into strips and tied them to a string to create a backdrop for the buffet table," said party planner Kiira Turnbow of Eye Heart Pretty Things.