Planning a baby shower? How fun! If you’re looking for something special, cute & fun check out this fabulous list! We have you covered for games, snacks, decorations & even gift ideas!
18 of the Best Baby Shower Ideas
Baby Shower Decorations
Make a diaper cake — Cute decoration for the shower and makes a wonderful gift after!
Instead of cards ask everyone to bring a favorite baby book & sign the front of it!
Use a clothesline w/ adorable baby clothes for the decorations. Or leave it empty & fill the clothes line with the baby clothes when mom-to-be opens her presents.
Streamer Wall — Use twister streamers to create decorated backdrop wall for your mom-to-be to sit in front of. Makes for some great pictures!
Baby Shower Games
Guess the item — Using lettered bags guests have to guess what’s in the bag. Inside each bag is something for the baby that starts with that letter….the one with the most correct guesses wins the prize!
The Price is Right Baby Shower Game — A hilarious game to see how well the new mom-to-be can guess the price of baby items! Afterwards she gets to keep all the goodies from the game.
How big is her belly? — Using yarn everyone guesses the circumference of the mom-to-be’s belly! The closest one wins a prize.
Name that Poop — Have a little diaper fun by melting different types of chocolate inside a diaper. Guests have to guess which type of chocolate bar each one is.
“Tinkle in the Pot” — put a ballon under your shirt and a quarter or a pingpong ball between your knees and try to drop the quarter into a jar……loads of laughs!
Blindfolded Diaper Change — How fun is this! Test everyone’s diaper changing skills with a blindfolded race.
Meal Calendar — If it’s a local shower why not create a cute calendar that guest can sign on the day they can bring the new-mom a meal after baby comes.
Baby Shower Snacks
“I’m about to Pop” soda cans — these have to be one of the cutest ideas ever!
“Ready to Pop” Popcorn — Wow your guests with a whole popcorn display!
Raspberry 7UP® Punch — Every baby shower needs a delicious punch.
DIY Hershey’s “HE” or “SHE” Baby Shower Favors — grab a few boxes of bulk Hershey’s Bars & make these cute affordable snacks.
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More Gift Ideas
A quality baby carrier — The convenience of hands free is a life saver for new moms. Carriers are also great for bonding between baby & mom (and dad), and perfect for going out and about. 2 favorites and great go-tos are: ergo w/ infant insert & moby wrap.
Swaddle Blankets — I can not say enough good things about Aden & Anias swaddle blankets. Although slightly more expensive, they are absolutely worth the money. They are easy to swaddle and are big enough to swaddle baby as they grow. They also double as great nursing covers, car seat covers, and can be thrown on the floor for tummy time!
Diapers & Wipes — This is a great go-to gift because you know they will get used! Think about getting a few different sizes so they’ll be covered as the baby grows. Here is a great brand of natural diapers, and bonus, you can try a trail set for free!
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Clothes — New moms usually get avalanched with too many baby clothes and especially the itty-bitty sizes. If you do find yourself in the baby clothes isle dying to buy something for the new mom, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Think about the mom’s style — what style will she most likely clothe her baby in?
- What season will it be when they fit the size you’re buying?
- You can never have enough white onesies! To match those random crazy pants, go under dresses, vests, etc.
- Opt for a gift card so mom can choose a few of her favorite outfits.
Go in with a few friends on a bigger item — Instead of getting her another pink onesies think about pooling together with a few friends on a crib, car seat, stroller, or pack-n-play.
Items on her registry — Sometimes we get so creative that we forget that mom really needs those basics and essentials on her list. Especially those “boring” items that aren’t “as fun” to give.
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