24 Sweet Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

Fancy or casual, classic or whimsical—these best-in-class baby shower decorations can polish the look of any party.
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ByAyn-Monique Klahre
Aug 2020
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Hosting a baby shower is tons of fun—especially when it comes to choosing adorable baby shower decorations that fit the mom-to-be’s personality and party theme. There’s just so much cute stuff out there! But there’s a lot that goes into decorating for the event. Here, we break down the biggest decor elements to consider, from table decorations to party favors and more—and toss in a few of our favorite shoppable decorations to boot. Whether you’re throwing a traditional tea party or a backyard barbeque for a couples baby shower, check out these unique baby shower decoration ideas to suit any event.

Baby Shower Table Decorations

Cheese and crackers, tea sandwiches or burgers—just about any party has food. Top your table with baby shower centerpieces that set the tone for your party. And think beyond flowers: Use blocks for a classic nursery theme, score some pop-up illustrations from your favorite children’s books or just add a toss of confetti for a celebratory spin on baby shower decorations for the table.

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Buy it: Baby Blocks Wood Guest Book, $22, Beau-coup.com

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Buy it: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Centerpiece, $5, OrientalTrading.com

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Buy it: Ginger Ray Gold Foiled Baby Confetti, $6, Target.com

Diaper Cakes

Half gift, half décor, diaper cakes amp up the “wow” factor of any baby shower—and newer versions are surprisingly chic and modern! Plus, the new mom will be happy to have her baby’s bum covered (so to speak) in those early months. Whether she likes organic diapers or classic Pampers, these diaper cakes are good-looking enough to act as baby shower table centerpieces.

Buy it: Llama Succulent Diaper Cake, $85, Etsy.com

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Buy it: Mini Diaper Cake, $40, Honest.com

Buy it: Carousel Horse Diaper Cake, $60, Etsy.com

Baby Shower Cookies

Everyone appreciates some scrumptious sweets to nibble on, and baby shower cookies are a well-received addition to many a party. The most classic style of baby shower cookies are shaped and decorated with royal icing, but if you want a different spin, look for cake pops or coated Oreos for a tasty twist. The best thing about baby shower cookies: If you wrap them up in cellophane bags, they double as baby shower favors!

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Buy it: Couture Cotton Baby Cookie Gift Set, $40, Elenis.com

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Buy it: 12 Handmade Zoo Animals Chocolate Brownie Pops, $50, SharisBerries.com

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Buy it: Custom Designer Baby Shower Cookies, from $5 each, Beau-coup.com

Baby Shower Cake Toppers

Whether you’re a gourmet pastry chef, bake straight from a box or pick yours up from the grocery store, your guests will be happy as long as there’s cake! The key to making even the simplest cake look pretty is a fun topper. For a modern take on baby shower cake toppers, look for banner-style decorations strung between sticks or words cut out of acrylic, or get creative by repurposing kids’ toys as a topper.

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Buy it: Baby Cake Topper, $8, Papersource.com

Buy it: Hello Tiny Human Cake Topper, $12, Etsy.com

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Buy it: Inklings Paperie Pink & Blue Cake Topper Kit, $6, Target.com

Watch, how to decorate baby shower cookies:

Baby Shower Balloons

What’s a party without balloons? These run the gamut from trendy lettered balloons to classic shapes, but all of them will add a festive touch to your baby shower decorations. Pastel colors, shimmering metallics (that look great on Instagram as baby shower props!) and colorful confetti balloons are all fair game to create a fun-filled atmosphere.

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Buy it: Hello World Baby Shower Balloons, $6 for package of 10, TheKnot.com

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Buy it: Foil Balloon Decoration in Cursive Love, $10, TheKnot.com

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Buy it: Bright Confetti Balloons Kit, $18 for eight, Papersource.com

Baby Shower Banners

Hung along a wall, above a table or in an entryway, baby shower banners are a big-impact way to make your baby shower decorations stand out—plus, they’re total Instagram eye candy! These lightweight decorations are easy to put up and take down, and you can even consider ordering personalized options that would look great as nursery decor after the baby shower.

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Buy it. Hello World Baby Shower Banner, $10, TheKnot.com

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Buy it: Raindrop Garland, $13, Amazon.com

Baby Shower Signs

Whether you’re hosting a party at your home or at a venue, baby shower signs are pretty as well as practical baby shower decorations—they’re incredibly helpful in directing guests to the right spot. If you like to DIY, consider writing the sign out yourself on a chalkboard or piece of wood—or make things easy and order a beautiful personalized sign printed a the store or at home, like these cute baby shower signs.

Buy it: Welcome to Baby Shower Printable Shower Sign, $12, Etsy.com

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Buy it: Oh Baby Sign Pregnancy Announcement Photo Prop, $35, Amazon.com

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Buy it: Decorative Strands Yard Sign, from $29.99, Peartree.com

Baby Shower Favors

It’s hard to say goodbye at the end of a fun party, but it helps if you send guests home with awesome baby shower favors. They can be just about anything; candy, chocolate or cookies are popular, but small toys, candles or custom champagne bottles are good choices too. If you’re in need of baby shower decoration ideas, make a point of displaying those super-cute baby shower favors on a side table or mantle.

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Buy it: Blue and White Polka Dot and Striped Boat Favors, from $3 each, TheKnot.com

Buy it: Alphabet Blocks Mini Cupcake Favor Boxes, $5, Etsy.com

Buy it: Champagne Baby Shower Favor Tags, from $11, Etsy.com

Updated September 2018

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