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10 Brilliant Baby Shower Ideas!

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I recently threw a baby shower for a friend and it was super fun to pull together all of the details. I really don’t like parties that are overdone or have too many details that overshadow the purpose of the event. Sweet, thoughtful touches that display your friendship can be lovely, though. Here are a few simple and inexpensive ideas you can do yourself or use as inspiration for pulling your party together. Have fun!

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  • Greenery Sign 1 of 10
    Greenery Sign
    There's no need to go overboard on decorations, after all, the shower is about mom, baby and family, not your decorating or party throwing skills! However, a few thoughtful touches can really be a special gesture to show your friendship. This greenery sign is simple and gorgeous. It could say "baby" or "baby" in another language that has meaning for the family (pictured: French), or you could use the baby's name if it is already public knowledge.
    Photo and idea by Martha Stewart.
  • Wrapped Violas 2 of 10
    Wrapped Violas
    Choose sweet flowers like violas, violets, pansies, primroses, or mini zinnias. Wrap in French newspaper or colorful paper that matches your theme. These charming plants double as favors and decorations.
    Photo and idea by Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding.
  • A Letter to Baby 3 of 10
    A Letter to Baby
    For a baby gift, this couple wrote a letter to their friend's baby and attached it to a sweet teddy bear. What a thoughtful idea!
    Photo and idea by Eat Drink Chic.
  • Handmade Tissue Flowers 4 of 10
    Handmade Tissue Flowers
    It doesn't get much sweeter than these handmade tissue flowers. Adorn a cake, a gift or little favors with these charming, tiny creations.
    Photo and idea by Oh Happy Day!.
  • Baby Block Cakes 5 of 10
    Baby Block Cakes
    These mini cakes in the shape of baby blocks are certainly sweet and adorable. If you are brave, you could make them yourself, or just show this photo to your local bakery and place an order!
    Photo and idea by Martha Stewart.
  • Modern Crepe Paper Lanterns 6 of 10
    Modern Crepe Paper Lanterns
    Use scraps of tissue paper and some paper lanterns to make these inexpensive decorations. They make a big impact for such a small price and simple process!
    Photo and idea by Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding.
  • Giraffe Party Hats 7 of 10
    Giraffe Party Hats
    How clever are these simple party hats? A giraffe motif is a great little theme for a baby shower and these hats couldn't be simpler to make!
    Photo and idea by A Daily Something.
  • Dotted Cups 8 of 10
    Dotted Cups
    Dress up plain white party cups with colorful dots! It's inexpensive and will add a sweet handmade touch to the party.
    Photo and idea by Tokketok for Oh Happy Day! .
  • Macrame Balloons 9 of 10
    Macrame Balloons
    I'd use these for a younger, hipper friend! These colorful and adorable macrame holders are filled with balloons. What a colorful and festive decoration for any party!
    Photo and idea by You Are My Fave.
  • Sweet Candy Favors 10 of 10
    Sweet Candy Favors
    I love making these dip dyed boxes for party favors and they couldn't be sweeter for a baby shower.
    Photo and idea by Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding.

Top photo: Martha Stewart and A Daily Something.  All other photos from respective sources. 


For more fabulous inspiration, check out 25 more baby shower ideas!

Chelsea Fuss is a blogger and prop stylist based in Portland who blogs daily at Frolic!
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