Guide to simple, affordable baby shower decorations

Big baby shower decorations are more about using your imagination than your pocketbook! You can create a wonderful party atmosphere with simple, effective arrangements. This article describes some of the best ideas for baby shower decorations.

Use balloons artfully

Balloons make it feel like a party! Always have balloons at your events. Here's a tip on the money – your local 99 ¢ store usually has balloons at a much lower price than most party deals.

A basic use of balloons is to create color spots around the room or area where you hold the baby shower. Tie a lot of helium balloons to an anchor. Use baby items such as boots, soft toys or baby bottles filled with water as anchors. Always use an odd number of balloons in a bunch.

If you have multiple tables, you will get some baby items such as shampoos, lotions, bottles, diapers, wipes, filling packages, baby formula packs, soft toys, etc. and place them in the middle of each table. Tie one bunch of balloons to them. Each table now has a color point.

If you have great gifts like strollers or cribs, tie balloons to them to create a special look. Choose balloon colors depending on the child's gender. If not known, use both pink and blue balloons.

Use balloons to decorate Mama's chair. Tie balloons in bundles to her "throne" and treat her like royalty! Also add streamers, satin bows and ribbons to her chair to give it a special look.

If you use a specific table for gifts, make sure it has several balloon piles floating over it. It helps to create a point of contact for the gifts.

How to Use Bathtubs and Umbrellas for Baby Shower Decorations

Use baby bath as a punch bowl. Get one of those tubs that look like a choice. Fill it with clear punch and put in a small rubber stopper. The bathtub makes a wonderful gift for mom to be after the shower.

Here is another way to use the bathtub – fill it in with individually packaged presets. It can include diapers, shampoos, lotions, washcloths, etc. For an extra effect, put some balloons in the tube – they will look like liquid bubbles! And fix a rubber ducky on top of one of the balloons using bands.

You know what is perfect for any baby shower? Umbrellas. After all, it's a shower, right? Here's how to use them.

Collect several different umbrellas from your home. Open them, fix the streamers in different colors (not just pink and blue, but they are also good) to the umbrellas. Then mount the umbrellas so that they hang up and down from the ceiling, and the colored streams flutter over your heads. This makes a great sight!

You can also fill umbrellas with balloons or even yarns in pastel colors. Hang them up and down at strategic points.

More baby shower decorations that enchant

Here's a middle point idea that is perfect for these celebrations – baby shower cakes. Aren't you sure what they are? Baby shower cakes (also called diaper cakes) are essentially diapers arranged in several levels to look like a cake, with many small baby products molded into them. They are very eye-catching gifts, just right for baby showers. Place one on a table as a center point.

Here's how to make your tables more appealing. Place small boxes with different heights on them. Drape baby items like receiving blankets over them. Your tables will end up with a more interesting look thanks to different levels.

Spice up your tables by sprinkling confetti on those who say "It's a boy" or "It's a girl". If the child's sex is not known, use both.

Instead of picking up gifts on the table, try using a large item like a pram or a cot to display presents. This is just right for a baby shower!

Another proven idea is to string a clothesline over the room. Use wooden pieces to hang cute baby items from the line. Use diapers, baby clothes, booties, socks, bibs, hats, toys and other such things. These products make excellent gifts for mom to be after the shower.

Alternatively hang disposable diapers on the clothesline and use permanent marking, stick out the child's name. If the name is not yet known, just type "BABY SHOWER". Clothesline with names and baby items on them are quite common in showers, but they always become a conversation piece – they look pretty cute!

If you have a baby shower around Christmas, try it here. Buy an artificial Christmas tree and decorate it with small baby items. Like diapers, clothes, booties, socks, small bottles of lotions and so on. Also use turn signal lights. This is a wonderful center for the room.

You can even make miniature trees on each table, simply decorated. It creates a wonderful effect.

There are no limits to how many ways you can create dazzling baby shower decorations. Combine the above ideas, add your own twist and create an unforgettable shower!