Top Ten DIY Baby Shower Ideas

Baby showers, the celebration of the miracle of life. A baby shower is bound to be an event filled with baby gifts and constant questioning about names from friends and relatives. So for such a joyous occasion, you may feel a little stressed as to how the party should be planned. What should you serve? How should you decorate? Do you want to reveal the gender of the baby to the others or not? So if you’re planning a baby shower and you’re not quite sure where to start, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a list of the top ten DIYs to help your baby shower shine, from the decorations to the food to party games. After all, this day is about you and your wonderful bundle of joy. So have fun! Save the stress for when the baby arrives.

Pastel Tissue Tassel Garland

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Decorating for a baby shower can be a hassle. You want to make the space inviting and cute, but you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on decorations you’ll only use this once. So why not make your decorations and skip the hassle, with these pastel garland tassels? They’re fun. They’re super easy to make and they cost next to nothing! Plus, you can use them again in the future for birthday parties and Easter egg hunts. To make this adorable decoration, you will need the following materials: scissors, pastel tissue paper (preferably 2-3 colors), twine, a hot glue gun, and hot glue sticks.

Candy Cupcake Topper

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Something sweet is always appreciated at any social gathering, from dinner parties to baby showers. So why not include them in your baby shower? In fact, why not make them extra sweet with sweet little cake toppers? These adorable candy toppers are easy to make and fun to decorate with. So when it comes time to decorate the sweet treats for the table, just plop a piece of candy on the top! To make these adorable cupcake toppers, you will need these materials: crepe paper (tissue paper), a glue stick, toothpicks, styrofoam balls (1 inch or smaller), scissors, craft glue, and sewing thread (preferably same color as paper).

Bow-on-the-Top Garland

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In keeping with the garland theme, we’ve found additional types of garland you can make for your baby shower. This bow garland is an adorable addition to the party decorations. Use it to dress up the windows and the buffet table and your guests will be squealing over the cuteness. To make this cute-as-a-button garland (or rather a bow), you will need these materials: colored paper, scissors, the bow silhouette (provided in the tutorial), hot glue sticks, a hot glue gun, and twine (ribbon is optional to substitute).

Stork Delivery Labels

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Now come time for the delivery it may not be as smooth sailing as a stork arriving on your doorstep, but the stork theme can be used in other ways. These stork delivery labels can grace every surface of the table. Use them as place-cards. Use them as labels for all the food you’ll be serving. Use them to dress up the party favors. You can use them for virtually any decoration you want. To make these adorable table decorations, you will need these materials: stork cake toppers (links in the tutorial for providers), cardstock, wire cutters, scissors, twine or string, a hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, and wooden blocks.

Gender Reveal Cake

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Here comes the best part of the evening! Revealing the gender of the baby is always an exciting time, for the soon-to-be-parents as well as the guests. So make it special! Gender reveal cakes are a great way to share the news and they’re just as delicious as they are fun. In fact, you can make one yourself, easily. To make this cake you will need these ingredients: cooking spray, milk, cake flour, sugar, eggs, almond and vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, unsalted butter, cream cheese, heavy cream, sprinkles, and a filling for the reveal (we’d suggest m&ms). For complete measurements and baking instructions follow the directions in the tutorial.


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Decorate a Baby Block

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Want to get your guests into the spirit of the party? Then why not have them decorate a baby block as an activity? Everyone wants to feel included at a baby shower. So why not have them be a part of contributing to your baby’s future by creating the first building blocks of learning? With this fabulous party activity, not only can you save on some baby toys, but you’ll have fond memories to share with your little one about this day. To set up this adorable party activity, you will need to provide your guests with these materials: wood blocks, colored sharpies, stamps, colored ink, templates (optional), and assign each person one letter of the alphabet.

Rubber Duck Lemonade

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Since alcoholic drinks are out of the question at a baby shower, you can still provide your guests with some delicious beverages that fit the theme of the evening. So to quench the thirst and refresh your guests, why not serve some delicious lemonade? Or better yet, why not make a cute display for your lemonade by adding some cute rubber duckies? It’s a wonderful choice for the table centerpiece and a lovely way to keep your guests refreshed. All you’ll need for this display is: a pitcher of some sort, lemonade, and a few rubber ducks. It’s an adorable addition to the table display.

Popcorn-to-go Party Favor

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With so many gifts that your guests give for you and your baby, why not give a little back to show your appreciation for their support? Make them some special party favors to remember the occasion by. These popcorn party favors are a clever way of showing your gratitude to your guests. After all, what better gift to give to those who took the time to pop by? All you’ll need to make this popping party favor are these materials: popcorn kernels, mason jars, twine, brown wrapping paper, and these clever tags (provided as print outs in the tutorial).

Baby Shower Invitation

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You’ve set the date. You’ve decided how you’re going to decorate. Everything is set, now all you need to do is send out the invites. Sure you could send out a facebook notification but what good will that do? You’ll end up with 50 maybes. Who could possible plan for that? So instead of relying solely on social media, send out some personalized invitations to get your guests interested. With these onesie invitations, you can make some scrapbook perfect memories with all of your guests. These could work as baby shower invitations or thank you cards, the decision is yours. To make this adorable invitation you will need these materials: cardstock, adhesive tape, craft cards and envelopes, and the silhouette portrait (provided in the tutorial).

Tissue Paper Bootie Gift Bags

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Adding to the theme of adorable party favors, it’s safe to say that you’ll be trying to come up with as many favors to give to your guests as possible. Everyone loves a sweet party favor, so why not dress up the chocolates and sugary treats in a clever package? With these tissue paper booties, you can provide your guests with some sugary treats that are just as sweet as the packaging. To make this adorable gift bag, you will need these materials: tissue paper, scissors, ribbon, small paper cups, white paper, some sweet treats to fill, and glue sticks (hot glue optional).

If you’re preparing for a baby shower, and you’re still a little stuck on what to do, you can look at these ten DIY tutorials for inspiration and instructions. Regardless of your theme, you can apply all of these tutorials to any aspect of your baby shower from the decorations, to the food, to the invitations. Of course, in the end, the decorations are not as important as the cause for the celebration. So gather your friends and family, and celebrate the beautiful new chapter of your lives. Create long lasting memories to share with you little one and congratulations on the birth of your son and/or daughter.

Written by: Ella Ford

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