3 Best Tips for Hosting A Baby Shower

Wish cards hanging on display with balloons spelling out baby's name

This baby shower was thrown for my niece and sister-in-law and turned out so sweet. I love a good party and a good theme. Check out some other fun gatherings I’ve hosted for more party planning tips and ideas, including a super cute ice cream themed baby shower.

Here I’m going to share 3 baby shower planning tips with you.

mini fruit parfaits for a baby shower set up on tiered tray

Baby Shower Theme

It’s always fun to come up with a theme that matches mom’s personality, nursery, or baby’s gender. We came up with the idea of hosting a brunch for baby, which included all the yummy breakfast treats like donuts, mimosas and homemade cinnamon roll casserole.

Think through what kinds of food or activities your guest of honor might be into and plan something fun around that. There are lots of unique baby shower ideas you can come up with – get creative!

baby shower Decorations

Going along with the theme, decorating is often time one of the more fun aspects of throwing a party! 🙂 For this shower, we chose to play off of the nursery, which has a lot of soft pinks, greens and florals, similar to the invitation we had chosen. We kept the baby shower decorations fairly simple here but added touches of color and a floral motif throughout. Pinterest is a great place to get baby shower decoration ideas.

food set up for a brunch baby shower


This is where you can get super creative and thoughtful with your party throwing! For instance, I know that my sister-in-law is a big fan of donuts, so I knew we had to have some sort of cute donut item for our brunch. These donut skewers turned out really cute and were a yummy treat for all!

Alphabet balloons spelling out baby’s name are always a cute touch, if you know the name (and mom is okay with sharing!) These gold letter balloons turned out darling and not only provided a personalized touch to the shower but also beautiful decor.

donut skewers for a brunch baby shower

The donut skewers were an easy DIY project. I took skewers from the grocery store, cut out hearts with paper punches in various colors, and hot glued them on. Added mini donuts and called it a day. So fun!

Wish cards hanging on display with balloons spelling out baby's name

My favorite thing we did were the baby wish cards for Annie, my future niece! I saw a similar idea on Pinterest and recreated my own version for Jenna’s shower. It was so sweet to see her friends and family filling out these baby shower wishes (and hanging them back up, which made for a super easy and adorable decorative touch!) and I know she had a great time reading them later on.

Wish cards hanging on display with balloons spelling out baby's name

Wish cards hanging on display with balloons spelling out baby's name

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