K.D. asks from Daly City, CA on January 29, 2009
Need Help with Baby Shower Decoration Ideas
I am hosting a baby shower at my church for a first time mom to be. The room is very large and I would like to take just a section of the room and use it for the shower. I would like ideas on how to create the feeling of a smaller room. There are no partitions and I would like inexpensive ideas. I have 6 ft tables available and round tables. Since my childen are much older now, I would also like ideas from new moms on types of little, fun gifts to give that I could incorporate into the decorations.
So What Happened?™
I want to thank everyone who responded to my questions about baby shower decorations, gift ideas, and how to make a very large room feel smaller. Thank you all for sharing from your own personal experiences. I have so many creative ideas to choose from. The shower is in 2 weeks and I will be busy. I have figured out how to section off the room and have already made a trip to the Dollar Store. Once again thank you all for your thoughtful input. Regards
S.L. answers from San Francisco on January 29, 2009
when we had my baby shower, we put a toy on each table (as oppose to the usual flowers) example, the weeble's plane and or a stuffed animal that could sit up w/o falling forward, we then tied balloons to the toys.. then whomever had a sticker on the bottom of their plate won the toy..
additionally, we didnt' use ONLY baby decorations, instead and because we had a variety at home, we added christmas lights and streamers , including this string of papermache' pineapples, now I know that doesn't sound babylike.. BUT it was VERY festive and fun.. ppl totally loved it.. we also ordered chocolate favors from hercules candy company.. it was really YUMMY!!!
umm what else... as for partitioning it off and creating a smaller space, are there any potted trees in the church, you could borrow those and make a border of sorts.. and add white lights to the trees.. also, you could simply arrange the tables in such a way that it becomes a space of it's own..
Personally, I like things out of the norm, you needn't stick to traditional baby stuff, really have fun with it and your guests will too..
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A.B. answers from San Francisco on January 29, 2009
Hi there. to make the room look sectioned off in a particular area, you can have streamers or something similar ie. a clothesline of onesies, socks, etc. and dangle them from the ceiling. And for centerpieces, you can put the favors arranged at the middle of the tables and then you can have guests take one as they leave. For my SIL's shower we had purchases dome small boxes (favor boxes-Martha Stewart brand to be specific) and filled them w/ m&m's and purchased the Martha Stewart adhesive ribbon and wrapped them around the box. I then stacked the boxes in a small pyramid like style on the middle of tables. Thus, you have decorations and favors all in one.
G.B. answers from San Francisco on January 29, 2009
Hang pink, blue,or yellow umbrellas from the ceiling (give them away after the shower) also have sky blue streamers coming straight down as rain (vary the lengths) this would be a cute theme for winnie the pooh and his blustery day...you could use art work from the book blown up as wall posters, cards, etc
L.M. answers from Fresno on January 29, 2009
This has nothing to do with decorations but a really fun idea. We asked people to bring a little book instead of a card and write their congratulations and a little prayer or note to the new baby inside the book. This not only gives mommy and daddy lots of books to read to their precious blessing but they become really special to both the parents and the child as they grow older.
As for the decorations, I love clothes line full of clothes!! They always turn out so cute!! You can also put ballons on the tables as center pieces and fruity/plain cheerios sprinkled as confetti.
A.C. answers from Sacramento on January 29, 2009
We put little toys on the tables too, but didn't give them to the guests. They just went to the honored mom at the end of the shower. I've also hung a clothes line and used baby clothespins to hang onsies, PJ's, socks, bibs, etc. Totally cute and, again, those went to the mom-to-be at the end of the shower. I also bought a case or two or the miniature Martinelli Sparkling Cider bottles. I soaked them in soapy water and took all the labels off, then made my own labels about the honored guest, the date, a cute clip art, "thank you for coming", etc. And those went to all the guests as favors. It's a little time consuming and maybe too much work for a large group, but again, really cute.
I love planning this stuff! Have fun!
E.V. answers from San Francisco on January 29, 2009
one idea i love it a baby clothes line of onesies that people can decorate throughout the shower with permanent marker..then hang them on the clothese line. just buy white onesies and a pack of colorful markers...it's a fun idea. maybe you can hang the clothesline to partition of the room so the hung up onesies kind of act as a space definer? streamers and balloons are always a good idea too. good luck!