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Spread the love with a valentine-themed baby shower

Amy Cordray

Did you know that February is one of the busiest months for hosting a baby shower? It makes perfect sense! Stores are overflowing with festive heart candies, pink and red decorations, stickers, heart doilies and roses. Take advantage of all of the cuteness by hosting a valentine-themed baby shower.

Check out these easy and affordable ideas and tips for creating an amazing baby shower that is filled with love!

Tissue paper letter decor

Tissue paper letter

Start out with an easy decoration idea like this tissue paper letter. You can use “B” for baby or the first initial of the baby’s name, if known.

What you’ll need:

  • wooden or cardboard letter
  • pink, red, and white tissue paper that have been cut into 2-inch squares
  • glue gun

What you’ll do:

Tissue paper letter

  1. Wrap a tissue square around your finger.
  2. Apply a dot of glue to the center of the tissue paper, pulling your finger out a bit so you do not burn yourself.
  3. Press the tissue paper onto the letter.
  4. Repeat until the entire letter is covered.

5-minute pink boa wreath

Pink boa wreath

If you are looking for simple, low-cost baby shower decorations, making this pink feather boa wreath will be right up your alley.

What you’ll need:

  • Styrofoam wreath
  • 3-4 feather boas (found at most craft stores)
  • glue gun
  • ribbon for hanging

What you’ll do:

Pink boa wreath

  1. Start by securing the end of one of the boas to the wreath by adding a dot of glue.
  2. Wrap the boa around the wreath, snug enough so the Styrofoam doesn’t peek through.
  3. Add dots of glue here and there to keep the boas in place.
  4. Tie a cute ribbon around the top and hang on the front door to welcome guests as they arrive.

“Baby Kisses” free printable favor tags

Free printable favor tags

Baby shower favors don’t have to be expensive. It is possible to make extra-cute favors that guests will love for under a dollar!

What you’ll need:

  • package of paper favor bags (the polka dot bags are from Hobby Lobby)
  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • clothes pins

What you’ll do:

  1. Place a few Hershey’s Kisses in each bag.
  2. Secure bags with clothespins.
  3. Print out these free “baby kisses” tags and add them to the clothespin with a dot of glue.
  4. Hand a favor to each guest as they leave as a way of thanking them for coming to the baby shower.

Easy valentine cupcakes

Valentine shower cupcakes

Bake up a batch or two of the mother-to-be’s favorite cupcakes, frost, add a few sprinkles, and poke these free printable cupcake picks into the top! Dessert has never been so easy!

Free printable LOVE sign

Free printable LOVE sign

Download and print this free LOVE sign onto white laser paper and pop into a 5×7-inch picture frame. Use to decorate the baby shower gift table, food table or hang on the wall.

Candy vase centerpieces

For an easy baby shower centerpiece idea, fill clear glass vases with valentine-themed candies, add a candle and tie a pretty ribbon around the vase.

Valentine candy vase

Fun tip: Place a candy vase centerpiece on each table and raffle them off at the end of the shower. An easy way to do this is to place a sticker on the bottom of one chair at each table and the guest who finds the sticker under her chair wins the centerpiece!

Festive valentine menu ideas

Make sure everyone stays well fed by serving up some simple, yet fancy food and drink options!

Valentine food

Heart strawberries

Bring the valentine theme to your table with heart-shaped food.

  • Strawberries: Hull several strawberries and cut them length-wise to make hearts. You can even dip the tips in chocolate, yum!
  • Fruit kabobs: Cut several different types of fruit into hearts by using a mini heart-shaped cookie cutter. This works well with watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew. If you want to get extra fancy, you can add them to skewers and serve them as fruit kabobs.
  • Sandwiches: Cut sandwiches into heart shapes by using a heart-shaped cookie cutter.
  • Cookies: Make heart-shaped sugar cookies and frost with pink and red frosting.
  • Candy: Have candy dishes around the room that are filled with traditional Valentine’s Day candies. Some popular ideas are Red Hots, conversation hearts, chocolates and cinnamon bears.

Valentine drinks

Valentine drinks

  • Wrap it up: Wrap strips of cute, valentine-themed scrapbook paper around bottles of sparkling juice and secure with tape.
  • Sweeten it up: Add sweet flavor by serving water and sliced strawberries in a pretty glass pitcher. Add a sprig or two of mint if you’d like.
  • Whip it up: Whip up a batch of yummy valentine punch! This punch is so easy to make and it tastes delicious! All you need is two 2-liter bottles of Sprite, 1/2 gallon of raspberry sherbet and a bag of frozen raspberries. Place ingredients in a punch bowl and serve.

Hopefully these ideas have inspired you to create an adorable, low-stress valentine baby shower! For more baby shower tips and free printables, visit

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