A loved one has a baby on the way and it’s time to celebrate by throwing them a party to shower them with love and gifts. Whether you’re planning for a new bouncing baby boy, a lovely little girl or the gender is a secret, there is no shortage of themes and decor to pick and plan from when designing a baby shower.
From boho chic and vintage flair to fairytale princesses and a woodland baby shower, we’ve curated some of the cutest baby shower decorations for your celebration. These 49 design ideas are sure to spark some inspiration for your next baby shower.
1. Onesie Decorating
Let your guests be part of the party action! A table for onesie decorating that’s cohesive with your theme will not only add to the party decor but give guests a fun activity and your baby’s new wardrobe a boost.
2. A Baby Is Brewing
If you’re throwing a baby shower for a beer drinker and their soon-to-come little half-pint, then a brew-themed party is just the ticket. Small bags of bar mix are perfect party treats and beer bottles double as vases for decor. The party will be un-beer-lievable!
3. Ahoy, It’s A Boy
Anchors away! You can’t go wrong with an adorable nautical baby shower for a new little boy. A cute blue cake with an anchor pairs perfectly with a cute (and useful) life preserver made entirely out of diapers.
4. All About That Birch
A baby shower decorated top to bottom with birch wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful birchwood backdrop. The simple rustic beauty makes a perfect background for photos and opening gifts for the new baby.
5. Monogram Motifs
Use your initials or baby’s name to emboss features such as napkins and plates. This will add a personalized touch to every part of the celebration.
6. All Grown Up
This outdoor baby shower is meant for the mom who doesn’t want a childish party. Whimsical, laid back and beautiful, it features decor elements like a huge balloon garland that encompasses the entire yard, a gorgeous and elegant white iced cake with tons of florals, and fancy treats to eat.
7. Am I Blue?
Blue pom-poms and paper wheels are hung to celebrate the arrival of a new baby boy in this elephant-themed baby shower. Don’t miss the matching blue containers for finger foods and even the blue party punch.
8. Baby Love
A classy shower for a baby boy is decorated with touches of gorgeous gold and sweet baby blue. The venue has an amazing wall of greenery that serves as the perfect backdrop for photos.
9. Beautifully Lit
This beautiful DIY lit tulle curtain will serve as the perfect enhancement for the guest of honor at her baby shower. Use it as a backdrop for photographs or while she opens gifts for the new bundle of joy, or even hang it behind your treats and sweets table to decorate the space.
10. Owl Babies
For a hoot of a time, owls offer cute and whimsical decor. String together wooden cutouts and artificial leaves for a boost of nature in your party decor. Plus, you can hang these in your baby’s nursery once they arrive for a fun look.
11. Best Wishes For Baby
This sweet baby shower activity will become a keepsake that mom-to-be will read over and over again as her child grows. Have party guests write their advice, tips and wishes for the new baby, then clip them to a ribbon. After the shower, she can use them to decorate the nursery.
12. Blue And White
Simple and sweet, this party table is decorated with shades of blue and white. Blue jars hold fresh white flowers and blue and white dishes display tasty party food. Pull the look together with a fun polka dot garland in shades of blue.
13. Boho Baby
Macrame hangings, bright floral garlands and greenery combine to create a relaxed, Bohemian-style party for the free-spirited mom-to-be. A fringed “Oh Baby” banner is the crown jewel that ties this design together.
14. Boy Oh Boy
When it comes to decorating for a baby shower, it’s all in the details. The shower for this new baby boy includes a super cute mini clothesline with hanging onesies over the baby shower gifts. The sweets and treats table is styled with hanging puffs and polka dots.
15. Classic White
Classic white never goes out of style. The all-white flowers and decor are paired with white frosted cupcakes, cookies and cake. Vintage touches like the antique pedal car and the leather name tags give this party a sweet sophistication.
16. Tassel Fun
Tassels are a fun and easy addition to any decor, especially this jungle theme. Collect them in your party’s color scheme and string together into a garland to hang around the room. If you’re hosting the party at home, they’ll look great hanging over your front door as guests arrive.
17. Colorful Fun
If you’re looking for a bright and vibrant way to decorate a baby shower, look no further than these easy-to-make paper rosettes. Choose colors that match your theme and then hang these flowers on the wall (or anywhere!) to add a pop of colorful fun.
18. Decorate With Donuts
DIY a too-cute three-tiered donut diaper cake as the centerpiece for your donut-themed baby shower. You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to make a diaper cake—and new mom will definitely put those diapers to good use after the party ends.
19. Diaper Cakes
Diaper cakes are adorable and, most importantly, extremely useful for the mom-to-be. They can be created to match any party’s theme—for boys or girls—and can be used as centerpieces on guest tables, decor for your sweets table, or placed around the room as accent decor.
20. Princess Party
Celebrate the birth of a new baby girl with the help of princesses. Surrounded by all the magic of these characters, mom-to-be will feel like she’s in a fairytale. Don’t forget to get a pair of fancy mouse ears for the guest of honor!
Dinosaurs may be extinct, but a dino-themed party is right on trend. These DIY decorations include tropical leaves, a handmade dinosaur garland and lots of figurines. Mixing in some geometric shapes gives the party a modern sophistication.
22. DIY Centerpieces
These adorable handmade centerpieces are not only cute—they’re easy to make, too. Whether your party is for a new baby boy or you’re decorating for a baby girl shower, make these fun lanterns to decorate the guest tables.
23. Fabulously Floral
Celebrate a blossoming baby with fabulous floral decor! A fun, flowery photo frame and sweet, bloom-topped cupcakes are perfect accents for a beautifully botanical theme.
24. Girly Girl
This baby girl shower decor is precious with pink and mint hues. Pink tissue paper pom-poms are fluffed into big flowers and serve as a backdrop for a food table that will surely make the mom-to-be’s mouth water—sweet treats include chocolate-covered pretzels and pink frosted cupcakes.
25. Harry Potter Party
Celebrate the arrival of the newest muggle by throwing a Harry Potter baby shower. Create this banner using the Harry Potter font and yellow paper to welcome the little muggle into the wizarding world.
26. Lavish Garden Party
If the weather is going to be nice, think about throwing a lavish and lovely garden party baby shower to celebrate a pregnancy. Decorate with floral sprays in gorgeous shades of autumn, a whimsical balloon garland and a seriously appetizing grazing table. Incorporate the theme into your invitations for a truly cohesive occasion.
27. Lil’ Slugger
Hit your next baby boy shower out of the park with an adorable baseball theme—decorated with red, white and blue and ballpark snacks. Don’t forget the peanuts and Cracker Jacks!
28. Little Cutie
Here’s an absolutely adorable summer party idea. Little cuties—those tiny, sweet oranges—are the theme for this shower. Help the new mom celebrate her little cutie-to-be with orange, white and green decorations and, of course, a little cutie party favor for each guest.
29. Mother Earth
This baby shower has an organic, earthy vibe. An ombre menu shows guests what tasty treats they’ll have. Party favors include floral and ribbon bracelets and craft bags filled with granola and trail mix.
30. Muddy Buddies
No matter if your party is for a new baby boy or you’re getting ready to welcome a bouncing baby girl into the world, you’re going to need snacks at your baby shower. Muddy buddies are a deliciously tasty treat that can be dressed up in blue or pink—or any other color—to match your baby shower decor.
31. Now I Know My ABCs
Spell it all out with colorful and fun papier-mache letters, decorated to match your baby shower theme. This baby boy shower theme was travel, so some of the letters have been adorned with a world map.
32. Onesie Funsie
Here’s a really fun, modern idea for a baby shower activity—a onesie decorating station! Hang a mini clothesline nearby for guests to display their finished onesies. Mom-to-be will be thrilled to take home a handful of hip new baby clothes.
33. Potterhead Party
If mom-to-be is a fan of the popular series of books and movies, throw her a Harry Potter themed baby shower that will help her welcome her tiny muggle into the world. She’ll be transported straight to Hogwarts with the magical decor, cupcake toppers and welcome banner.
34. Rustic Glam
Combine two different styles to create your own unique theme. Try mixing rustic elements like tree stumps and wooden spoons with glamorous accents of lace and edible gold. The result is this fabulous rustic glam decor.
35. Simple Elegance
Stylish birch, greenery and accents of metallic gold come together to create an elegant and understated gender neutral baby shower. A sweet new mom quote printed and framed in gold decorates the sweets table and, later, can decorate the nursery.
36. Simply Sophisticated
Baby showers don’t have to be pastel and kid-themed. Instead, go for a sophisticated, grown-up vibe with rich golds and natural greens. You can still include some whimsy by hanging balloons that spell out “baby.”
37. Spring Time
Here’s a simple DIY decoration that will go perfectly with a vintage spring baby shower. Simply dye white paper doilies with food coloring and you’ve got gorgeous spring colors to decorate with. Wrap them around bottles and vases and finish with a strip of lace for a sweet vintage look.
38. Subtle Mickey
Here’s a subtle and sophisticated way to decorate with everyone’s favorite cartoon mouse—without going over the top. Embroidery hoops, eucalyptus and pink flowers were used to create this Mickey Mouse decor. Pair it with delicate desserts like mouse ear cookies and cupcakes.
39. Teddy Bear Blues
What could be more adorable than this teddy bear shower celebrating a new baby boy? There are so many sweet details, from the teddy bear cookies to the rattle cake pops, baby blocks and blue and white balloons.
40. To The Moon And Back
Inspired by a popular children’s story, this shower features soft greens and pretty flowers and incorporates moonlight and stars. Moon shaped cookies and a “to the moon and back” script cake topper give this party a warm and cozy feeling.
41. Tons Of Treats
Oh my, look at all those snacks. Here’s a drool-worthy treat table for a mom-to-be! Donuts, cake, cookies and candy. It includes adorable baby shower favors for the guests—jars stuffed with caramel popcorn, labeled “Ready to Pop.”
42. Twinkle Twinkle
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, do you know how loved you are? This classic children’s nursery rhyme is a perfect theme to use at a party celebrating a new bundle-of-joy. White and glittering gold are combined to create a gender neutral baby shower theme.
43. Under The Big Top
A circus-themed baby shower will entertain and delight men, women and children of all ages! From the bold, bright colors and unforgettable red and white stripes to the cake decorated like a circus ring, your circus party will be one to remember. Imagine the fun baby shower games and prizes you could give out.
44. Under The Sea
These pennants are the perfect decor for an “under the sea” theme for the ocean-lover-to-be. Sea creatures like clownfish, whales, turtles and seahorses are cut from paper that can be hung by themselves or strung together to create a garland.
45. Up, Up And Away!
Take your baby shower to new heights with this adorable gender neutral baby shower theme. A too-cute hot air balloon diaper cake makes for adorable decor that will come in really handy after the baby is born.
46. Vintage Meets Rustic
Vintage furniture, rustic florals and handmade party favors combine to create this chic and unique baby shower theme. Faux fur footstools and pops of gold add glamour to the space. Don’t forget the “BABY” balloons so everyone knows why they’re there!
47. Wild Elegance
This is a new take on an old classic. This safari-inspired baby shower has been updated with the use of crisp white, rustic wood and classic metallic gold. This color scheme makes a party feel more grown up—there will be plenty of kid parties in mom’s future!
48. Forest Fun
Celebrate the coming arrival of a new bouncing baby boy with this adorable forest lodge theme. Incorporate cookies decorated like brown bears and use mason jars along with rustic touches like wood and pine cones to bring the theme to life.
49. You Are My Sunshine
Baby showers never have to be limited to blue or pink. This sweet party was decorated in sunny yellow with lemons and flowers. A yellow banner welcomes a new baby into the world with all the warmth of summer. Pucker up—a batch of lemon frosted cupcakes are right on theme.
With so many baby shower themes and decorations to pick from, you’re sure to find some party inspiration here. Remember to add your own personal touch and pay attention to the details. Then, whether it’s an owl baby shower, a fairytale theme or anything you can dream up, mom-to-be will look back fondly and remember her special day.