How to Create the Best Baby Shower & What Baby Decor to Use
Organizing a baby shower can be a fun and meaningful experience, but it’s also a lot of work. And the pressure is on for the planner to make it a memorable event. In today’s social media driven world, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the over-the-top, Instagram-worthy details that, let’s face it, most of us just don’t have the time or dollars to recreate.
That’s why the baby shower experts at Knot2Naughty put together a simple 3-step guide to help you navigate the decorating process. Choosing the right décor adds a lot to a baby shower, because it helps create a festive atmosphere perfect for celebrating the mom-to-be. We’re passing our décor tips and baby shower knowledge on to you, so you can execute picture-perfect decorations without all the hassle!
1) Make it Purposeful
The best baby shower décor is centered around a specific theme. Whether you go all pink, rustic, whimsical, or the gender-neutral route, there are endless themes appropriate for any kind of baby shower.
Whatever theme you choose, incorporating purposeful décor will help tie everything together and create a more interesting and special experience for the guests and new mom! Plus, purposeful decorations make for a much more memorable affair, helping you avoid the “just thrown together” look.
If you’re lacking in ideas in the theme department, see 5 Creative Themes to Help Plan Your Next Baby Shower for fun, unique themes to plan your décor around. Even better, Knot2Naughty delivers thoughtful, handmade baby shower packages that can be tailored to any theme.
2) Keep it Simple
While you want to have more than a couple pink or blue balloons, you also don’t have to commit a ton of time and money to ensure stylish baby shower decorations. In fact, simple décor can be even more beautiful and every bit as fun.
A good rule of thumb is the mom-to-be should always be the center of the room. Whether you’re throwing the shower at the office or someone’s home, make sure the decorations compliment, instead of overwhelm, the space. A statement decoration, like a welcome banner or sign, and a few small pieces, such as flowers, cake toppers, or candles are all you really need to achieve simple, yet stylish baby shower décor!
3) Ensure its Personalized
While it can be tempting to scour the millions of ideas on Pinterest for the best baby shower decorations (no judgement here), this doesn’t always lead to the most meaningful experience.
Our advice? Avoid choosing decorations just because they’re trendy. Instead, pick a theme and décor that is personalized to the new mom’s tastes and interests.
Maybe she’s always sharing stories about her trip to Italy before she got pregnant. So throw her a pasta-themed shower, complete with simple décor that emphasizes Italian cuisine and culture. Or maybe she’s a bookworm and has read all the classics. Cater the décor to her reading obsession and plan a literature-themed event.
No matter the new mom’s thing, décor that’s customized to her personal style will be much more meaningful than an overly trendy experience. She will feel so loved, and appreciate the effort you put into planning an event especially for her. Personalized decorations are incredibly thoughtful and, as our mom’s always say, “It’s the thought that counts!”
There you have it. Knot2Naughty’s pro decorating tips that are guaranteed to make any baby shower a special affair. And the best part is Knot2Naughty’s highly customizable “baby shower in a box” packages cover many of the baby shower essentials like cups, plates, and utensils, so you have more time and energy to devote to individualizing the décor!