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14 Sweet Baby Shower Guest Book Ideas

Baby showers are a special milestone during any pregnancy, when the soon-to-be mother is able to spend precious time with her friends and family before she takes on all of the responsibilities of raising a newborn child. These sisters, mothers, grandmothers, relatives and friends may come bearing gifts and games to welcome the little one into the world. Thinking outside the box and creating a unique guest book will make them feel welcomed and help preserve the memory of the experience.

While there’s nothing wrong with a baby shower guest books being done in the traditional fashion, at the same time they can also be as quirky or sentimental as the new mom desires. Here are 14 baby shower guest book ideas we’ve gathered that will help guide you in planning for your event. If you still need to send out baby shower invites, make sure you get them out in a timely fashion!

1. Puzzle Pieces

If you agree with the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”, then you can bet that those who attend a baby shower will be part of that community. Deciding to use puzzle pieces as the guest book for the event is a sweet little way to commemorate that sentiment amongst the inner circle. When the little one decides to put them together, it will be a great lesson in patience while teaching them about their support network.

2. Pillow

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Send a sweet shower message with a customized photo pillow. Pick a photo of the pregnant mom-to-be, the baby’s big siblings or a heartfelt saying. While on display, guests can sign the pillow using a permanent marker for an added layer of comfort.

3. Thumbprint Tree

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What better way for the guests at your baby shower to leave their own “personal touch” than by leaving their own thumbprints as the leaves on a picture of a tree. The ink dries quickly, so guests can also add their signature afterwards. When the child starts to grow up, it will remind them of the people who have supported them since the beginning and show that their family tree extends further than just their relatives.

4. Whale

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If you’re planning an underwater theme for the baby shower or the nursery, then this floating whale concept may be right up your alley. All you would need are a few circular mailing labels with their names and notes to act as balloons attached to the lines. Good thing that their inspiring thoughts will be uplifting—they are supposed to carry a whale after all!

5. Children’s Book

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A children’s book like “Are You My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman is a super easy way to have a guest book at the baby shower that will have a lasting effect. With the notes added by guests to each page, the child is constantly reminded during their childhood how much they are loved by friends and family. Who knows—your guest’s advice may be some of the first words the baby ever learns to say!

6. Pumpkin

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For any mothers expecting an autumn baby, this pumpkin guest book is a fun, unique way to have guests sign in at the baby shower. You may even want to consider a fake pumpkin, as it can serve as a decoration for years to come. If you do, it could be a fun added bonus to take an annual Halloween picture with the pumpkin in hand so that everyone who signed it can see just how much your little one has grown.

7. Framed Ultrasound

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It doesn’t get much more sentimental at a baby shower than displaying the ultrasound for all to see. It will be the first glimpse that the guests will have to see of the baby. Having a framing mat for guests to sign adds a nice touch and serves as another great art piece for the nursery. Once the baby is old enough, you can even use it to explain who was there to support them from the very beginning.

8. Checked Photo Collage

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This baby shower jumped outside of the box and into a photo booth. Allow your guests to write their own notes on any small writing surface, then snap a photo with your smart phone. Later on you can create a checkered photo collage that brings them all together. You can even decide on what special photo hashtag you’ll use for the child, so they’ll know how to keep up with all the special moments that you’ll post over the years.

9. Fingerprint Rain Drops

Forecast tears of joy with some fingerprint rain drops. Start by simply tracing an image of a baby carriage on a sheet of cardstock. Then include instructions to their guests to add their fingerprints pretending to be rain drops—it is a baby “shower” after all!

10. Mini Plyo Box

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This fitness friendly shower decided to use a mini plyo box as their guest book to go along with their paleo and Crossfit theme. This can be perfect for the Mom who wants to have some extra motivation to get back into tip-top shape after their pregnancy. After the child starts walking it can also able be used as a stepping stool when they start learning how to wash their hands and brush their teeth.

11. Diaper Envelopes

This guest book idea involves using diapers as envelopes for words of wisdom notes that guests write when they sign in. It may also be a cute gesture to leave them inside the diaper and for the mom-to-be to wait to read until after the baby is born. This way she will have some extra support when she needs it most.

12. Diapergram

This baby shower decided to have their guests write a note directly on the diapers. So if you ever need an extra pair for the baby, you’ll be sure to get a good laugh. Imagine trying to keep a straight face while the baby is squirming around and you’re trying to read a cute, goofy note from Grandma!

13. Balloons

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Allow your guests show their support by having them sign their name or a small note on a little illustration of a balloon. You may be floating on cloud nine upon seeing the final product. Later on, hanging this piece in the nursery or playroom will keep your spirits lifted.

14. Building Blocks

A clever idea for a baby shower guest book is having each guest sign their name and some words of wisdom onto blocks. Just like the people in your life, the blocks should come in various shapes and sizes. This may also help ease the tension for the baby upon learning one of life’s earliest lessons—that a square peg doesn’t fit in a round hole.

A clever idea for a baby shower guest book is having each guest sign their name and some words of wisdom onto blocks. Just like the people in your life, the blocks should come in various shapes and sizes. This may also help ease the tension for the baby upon learning one of life’s earliest lessons—that a square peg doesn’t fit in a round hole.

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