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Come Party With Me: Baby Shower - The Look


While a baby shower is generally held to celebrate the upcoming birth of an unborn child, they are also thrown to shower gifts on the baby. I consider a baby shower to be the child's "first" birthday. Much like a wedding, guests are asked to bring essential gifts that will aid the parents in their new life with baby. Diapers, bottles, blankets, clothes, and toys can all be incorporated into the look of the baby shower. The theme colors, pale pink and sky blue in my case, should be used as inspiration for the party decor. Although I included the colors in the invitations, I did not work them into the food or drinks, so I definitely want to use lots of pretty pinks and soft blues in the decorations. To see how I'll do it, and to get some cute baby shower ideas,


  • The baby shower I am planning for Naomi Watts is a sit down luncheon, so tables and chairs are a must. Usually you can rent them for the day cheaply at a local party supply store. I like round tables rather than square tables because you get to sit really close together. Make sure you have seating for all of your guests. For example if you have 25 girls coming get 5 five person round tables.
  • Dress the tables in blue table cloths or simple white ones with pink and blue details. Make centerpieces with vases filled with an arrangement of fresh pink flowers.
  • Make a diaper cake and place it festively on a table next to the hors d'oeurves. Or make several and use them as the centerpieces on the tables. Likewise make several baby sock bouquetsusing pink and blue socks and place on small tables around the party space.
  • Instead of using votive holders, place small candles in baby food jars.
  • Give a baby bath tub as a gift for the mommy-to-be and fill with the punch or with water and floating candles or blown up balloons.
  • Hang long strands of pink and blue ribbons, or streamers to curtains, mantles, banquets, or trees (if the party is outdoors).
  • Hang a clothesline across the room and with the pink/blue clothespins, pin baby clothes along the line.
  • Use pacifiers as napkin rings.
  • Use inexpensive baby bottles instead of glasses. Cut the tip off of the nipple and place a pink straw inside. Tape a piece of blue paper to the bottom of one bottle and give the guest who chooses this bottle a prize (Starbuck's card, Mac eye shadows, etc).
  • Tie pretty pink and blue bows using satin ribbon around the space.
  • Since you asked guests to wrap presents in either pink or blue paper, arrange them in a visible location decoratively to add to the look.
  • Fill bowls with pink and blue candies, m&m's, and jelly beans.
  • Don't forget a special throne/rocking chair for the pregnant guest of honor.
  • How would you decorate a baby shower for Naomi Watts? Share your awesome ideas below!

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ALSW ALSW 9 years
I've seen the diaper cake before, but I love the sock bouquet idea!
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
All this talk is getting me excited for the baby shower I'm throwing for my best friend next week!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
i LOVE the diaper cake! so cute
SU3 SU3 9 years
Cute ideas!! :) To display the gifts - you can hang some tulle from the ceiling over a bassinet or cradle and have the guests place their gifts in it or around it. It's very inexpensive and it still goes alone with the baby shower theme.
brokenbracelet brokenbracelet 9 years
Thanks Yum! I actually LOVE that diaper cake idea, I never really thought of it as a gift, but awesome idea ;)
kd0024 kd0024 9 years
Totally Hip, I can't wait to use some if not all of these ideas for the next shower I throw.
Food Food 9 years
brokenbracelet, are they registered anywhere? Also, the diaper cake and the rosebud socks are always a hit - I always do the rosebud socks (which can be made with baby washcloths as well). And when it doubt, get them a gift certificate (paired with the rosebud socks it's still personal).
brokenbracelet brokenbracelet 9 years
I have to go to one in a few weeks, anyone have any ideas on unique (and not pricey) gifts???
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 9 years
I am SO making a baby sock bouquet for the next shower I help throw. Too cute! One of my favorite shower decorations was on Friends for Rachel's baby shower. They taped a rope to the door like a loose clothes line, and clothes-pinned a baby girl's dress, hat, and socks (or something like that) to the clothes line. I thought it was a really fun way to mark where the party was as opposed to taping pink and blue balloons outside! "Party like a rock star, pound like a porn star, play like an all star!"
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I love the candles in baby food jars idea! How cute!
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