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Planning a Baby Shower?

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So you’re hosting a Baby Shower for your sister, your bestie, your cousin or other very special person in your life!  You know it’s got to be a spectacular affair, it’s such an exciting time to celebrate and friends and family love throwing a Baby Shower Party to celebrate the impending arrival of a wee one!  … Never stress though, Unique Party Supplies are here to help you create a truly memorable day – no matter what theme you have in mind! We hope this article gives you some great Baby Shower ideas for a truly magical baby shower, whether hosting at home or a venue. There are so many thoughtful Baby shower ideas that really will wow the special Mummy to Be!

From Modern to Whimsical, from Botanical or Tropical to Neon Brights, Muted Pastel Hues and Rose Gold Elegance… no matter what amazing theme you choose for the Baby Shower it does help to pick one to pull your special event all together!

Read our Baby Shower Blog to get an idea of the event checklist, theme inspiration, decorating ideas and games that will make all the planning easier!

Gender Reveal Baby Shower Banner

Baby Shower Details:

A Baby Shower is often held before the baby is born and was typically called a Baby Shower as it was about ‘showering’ the baby-mumma-to-be with gifts!  However, there now are so many ideas and ways to throw a baby shower – and sometimes gifts are no longer expected at all by the Mummy to Be.

Unless it’s a surprise, we would recommend sitting down with the Guest of Honour so you’re both on the same page.  Pour a tasty beverage, butter up some scones and take a wee trip through our list of Baby Shower Ideas and Planning Details with the Mum to Be….

Picking the Date:

If held before the birth, the Baby Shower is often thrown around the 7-8 month mark.  Does this suit your Mummy to Be and can you mesh out a date together?  Or would the couple in fact like a ‘Welcoming’ party instead after the baby is born?  Welcoming parties follow a similar theme, they just occur after the baby is born so everyone gets to meet the new arrival as well!

Invitees - Who will make the cut?

Does the Mother to Be want an all-ladies affair, or are all close friends and family to be invited for a modern Co-Ed Baby Shower?  Either way, it’s always best to ask the Mummy to Be for her guest list, along with a list of their emails or addresses. You don’t want anyone being missed off! (or accidentally included - eek!)  These days everyone is well used to receiving invites for all sorts of events by email, but if you want to go traditional, there’s nothing quite like receiving lovely invites in the post to a special event!

The Venue:

With date and guestlist sorted it’s time to find a venue – whether this be at somebody’s home – either inside or out in the garden, or a hired venue such as an event room or restaurant.  Both types of venues are fabulous, and suit different events and/or party sizes.

A close friend or family member’s home is a great choice as a personal and private space to celebrate this lovely event – and of course, there’s no cost involved.  Plus, you can go as simple or as wild as you like with the baby shower decorations (with the home owner’s permission!) and have more freedom in terms of food and drink choices.

Alternatively you could hire a venue – costs can vary widely but there are some amazing spaces available and this can take some of the stress out of a large event – often venues will handle some of the set up for you, the catering and the clean up.  Yay for no dishes!  However, you might want to check if there are any limitations regarding decorating items or styling that can be brought in.


Neon and Bright Partyware Cute Pink and Blue Baby Shower Decorations Silver Baby Shower Decorations

Theme:

We encourage choosing a theme for your Baby Shower, which helps tie all the elements together for a flawless party.  Themes can create the perfect vibe or tone you are after without guests even realizing what you’re doing… clever you 😊

Here are a list of popular Baby Shower Themes we've put together:

Baby Shower Ideas for Girls

Rose Gold

Pretty in Pink

Pretty Vintage and Floral

Minnie Mouse

Unicorn

Pink Baby Shower Balloon Kit

Baby Shower Ideas for Boys

Lovely Blue

Nautical

Space

Blue Baby Shower Banner

Baby Shower Ideas for Gender Reveal Parties

Gender Reveal Pink & Blue

Gender Reveal Navy, Gold and Pink

Gender Reveal Balloon

Neutral Baby Shower Ideas

White and Botanical

Mixed Pastel Hues

Brights and Neons

Metallics

High Tea

Tropical

Rose Gold

Vintage

Ready to Pop

Neutral colours: Think Purple, Green, Yellow

White and Green Ready To Pop

 

Baby Shower Decorations

Baby Shower Decorations can be as simple or as sophisticated as you like!  Using your theme, pick either subtle elements to enhance the space you have – or go wild and decorate to your heart’s content!  Disposable partyware is highly recommended – you can choose plates, napkins, even tablecovers to carry your theme right through to your table – and it helps make clean up a pinch afterwards!  It’s always fun to decorate a candy or buffet table… create the perfect centrepiece table by decorating the wall behind with backdrops, bunting or tissue puffs, string decorations around the table and coordinating partyware.

Some of the other beautiful ways we’ve found of creating your theme are:

Baby Shower Balloons and Balloon Garlands

Baby Shower Banners, Bunting and Garlands

Baby Shower Table Confetti

Baby Shower Favour Bags

 

Pink Baby Shower Balloons
Pastel Baby Shower Napkins
Rose Gold Decorations

Wooden Oh Baby Cake TopperBlue Baby Shower Favour Boxes

 

Baby Shower Food

To plan out your food and drinks for the Baby Shower, think about the style and theme you would like to create. This is also often helped by how big an event you are having.  Consider an intimate sit down meal for close friends and family, or have a BBQ or buffet.  An afternoon event is perfectly suited to Instagram-worthy platters and food boards of finger food, which can be presented with amazing flair!  Do think about asking everyone to bring a plate – the more the merrier! – as this takes some of the stress off and everyone gets to be involved!  How about a cake?  Why reserve cakes for Birthdays and Weddings – everyone loves cake!  Cakes can be simple or lavish, and also help to create your theme.  How about a Baby Shower Cake Topper to top it all off?

Baby Shower Photos

Create a designated ‘photo’ space!  Grab some cute Baby Shower Photo Props, and create a great backdrop – use balloon garlands, bunting, tissue puffs, and backdrops to create a space where the Mummy to Be can create memories of this time with her nearest and dearest!

Baby Shower Sashes

At Unique Party Supplies we handmake Baby Shower Sashes with quality materials.  They are a lovely gift for the Mummy to Be, Auntie to Be, Grandma to Be, even Daddy to Be – and a cute momento to keep of the day!  We stock a range of colours to choose from.

Baby Shower Sashes

Gifts

While most guests are accustomed to taking gifts to a Baby Shower – and, let’s be honest, it’s a particularly fun and cute event to shop for!  So many amazing, cute wee things that we spend ages in the shops or online drooling over!  However, do check in with your guest of honour.  Does she/her partner want gifts?  If so, are there items they particularly would like or need?  Or should you stress on invitations to just bring along yourselves on the day for the celebration?

Don’t forget the games!

No matter what your theme, Baby Shower Games are the perfect ice breaker – it’s unlikely all your guests will have met before – so there’s nothing like bringing out some competition or laughing til your abs hurt over some fun Baby Shower Games! 

Here are some favourites at Unique Party Supplies – where we love games!  Check them out in our online store today:

Baby Shower Bingo

Prediction Boxes

Pin the Dummy on the Baby

What’s In Your Purse

Guess the Price

And so many others!

 

Baby Shower Prediction Box

 

 

So what are you waiting for?  Get planning!  Baby Showers are a delight to celebrate and create!  We’re here for you at Unique Party Supplies with all the Baby Shower Decorations, Games and Partyware you could want. Hopefully a browse through our huge range of unique Baby shower supplies will give you a whole spectrum of different ideas to pull together the perfect event!

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