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You know when you attend a baby shower (on Zoom or otherwise) and find yourself thinking, Holy crap, this is more elaborate than a wedding? Whether that means everything was DIY’d to perfection or purchased and artfully arranged, baby showers these days are no joke. From trying to find the perfect shower gift to leaving with an elaborate baby shower favor, baby showers are the new bachelorette party. Except with diapers. And tiny sandwiches. And whether you’re pro or vehemently against them, chances are, you’ll wind up at a baby shower at some point in your life, and hell, you might even end up throwing a few yourself.
But don’t panic: Baby showers don’t require an over-the-top theme or a schedule of ridiculous games (does anyone actually enjoy trying to cut a piece of string to match the width of mom-to-be’s stomach?). Baby showers can be cool, not cheesy at all, and even (dare we say) fun?
If buying tulle in bulk and spending three weeks wrapping individual baby bottles filled with blue or pink M&M’s isn’t your bag, don’t fret, ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, we’ve rounded up the best cute and chic (but not sickly sweet) baby shower decor you can buy for a classy, gorgeous baby shower — no tulle in sight.
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Alder Creek Boy’s Two-Tier Diaper Cake
This adorable tiered cake comes with all of the essentials: 40 Huggies diapers, a Baby’s First Tooth box, Baby’s First Curl box, booties, and a rattle.
Faux Gold Silverware
Give your meal a royal upgrade with this faux gold utencil set that contains 160 pieces (80 forks, 40 spoons, and 40 knives). The set is made with BPA-Free plastic and disposable so washing dishes is not necessary.
Wood Place Card Holders
Whether your theme is sweet or rustic, these place holders, made from real wood, will tie your table together in the best way. The package includes 10 wood place card holders and 20 blank place cards which you can use to label sections of food or to guide your seating chart.
Partyprops Rustic Burlap Gift Banner
Make your guests feel instantly at ease with a simple designated section for depositing baby shower gifts. The already-assembled burlap sign is a non-flashy way to add a decorative pop across a table or on the wall.
Start with sparkle
Is a party even a party without something shiny? These rose gold foil-filled balloons kick off the festive vibes right, and they’re affordable to boot.
Don’t Forget Your Gown
No baby shower is complete without the guest of honor. This off-the-shoulder baby shower gown is equal parts flattering and comfortable — basically, everything the mom-to-be could ask for.
Practical but still pretty
A baby shower wouldn’t be a baby shower without a diaper cake, because every new mom wants to spend hours after her shower unwrapping individually rolled diapers to stick in her changing table. Obviously. This diaper cake combines rustic burlap with beautiful lace and succulents to make a diaper cake so pretty, it’s guarenteed be the centerpiece of your decor.
A breath of fresh air
You can’t go wrong with some simple greenery, and these minimalistic wreaths are sophisticated and understated. Gender neutral and not to mention gorgeous, these wreaths give an update to ye old baby shower wreaths made out of tiny socks and pacifiers. Because ew.
How beautiful is this 3D floral name banner? You can customize it with your baby’s name, or if your keeping your tot’s name a secret for fear of someone making that oh-are-you-seriously-naming-your-kid-that face, it can just say ‘baby’ or ‘it’s a boy!’
Is a party even a party without balloons? Celebrate mom to be with these giant balloons with tassels, and you can even customize them by filling them with pink or blue confetti, or coloring the white tassels according to the gender of the baby.
Back it up
If you’re looking for a quick and easy backdrop that’s also crazy afforable, look no further than these faux vines. They create a dramatic backdrop, you can hang them from anywhere, and bonus, they’re under $20. Yes please.
Donut you love being pregnant?
No better place for those baby shower selfies (aside from the taking your birth control in the bathroom selfie) than in front of this donut wall pegboard backdrop. Yup, a wall of donuts. Treat yourself is damn right!
A love letter
Spell it out for the guests and make a statement with foil balloon letters. You can use specific words, like love or baby, or go for sentences, like it’s a girl, or welcome tiny human.
Looking to fill time between opening gifts and dessert? Why not offer an Instagram filter IRL with these adorable floral crowns for guests to wear. Easily customizable, start with a crown of greenery and set out a table of fake flowers, a couple hot glue guns, and voila- instant flower crown fit for royalty (just maybe keep the hot glue guns away from the mimosa bar.)
The “bar” is open
Let’s be real, you just came for the mimosas. Or, if you’re pregnant and have chosen not to drink, the mom-osas, aka, the virgin drinks. Doesn’t have to stop you from being a bar fly, and this cool acrylic sign will let you know exactly where to hang out.
If the parents are first timers, they’ll have no idea what they’re in for, but this sweet 12 x 12 sign let’s them know they’re in for the adventure of a lifetime. Literally.
An olive branch (literally)
Let your shower favors double as decor, set up a table with the favors on it, and opt for something natural like a plant or flower (because let’s be real, if you think that beer coozie declaring ‘Lisa is about to pop!’ is going anywhere but their junk drawer, you are sorely mistaken.)
Want my advice?
Let your guests make the decor, have a spot set up for them to write down some sage words of advice for the parents, and then display them along a clothesline for a wall banner of wisdom, and keepsakes for the parents.
Pin these chic and sweet baby shower decorations.
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