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Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration for a Memorable Baby Shower

Planning a baby shower can be an exciting and creative endeavour. To help you organise a memorable event, we've compiled a list of tips, ideas, and inspiration to make the baby shower extra special.


Choose a theme that reflects the parents' preferences or nursery decor. Popular themes include gender neutral, celestial, teddy bears and vintage floral. Use aspects of the theme for invitations, decorations, games, and favours to create a cohesive event.


Design charming invitations that match the chosen theme. Include essential details such as the date, time, location, and RSVP information. Consider using digital invitations or e-cards for convenience, eco-friendliness, and ease of tracking responses. Beautiful invite templates such as this one can be found on Etsy.


Transform the venue into a delightful space with themed decorations. Balloons, banners, table centrepieces, and floral arrangements can add a thoughtful touch. Choose a colour palette that complements the theme and creates a happy ambiance. Incorporate personalised touches, such as a "Welcome Baby" sign with the baby's surname or custom balloons with vinyl words.

Games & Activities

Keep guests entertained with interactive and fun activities. Classic baby shower games like "Guess the Baby Food" or

"Baby Bingo" are always crowd-pleasers. Consider hiring a craft expert for guests to participate in creating a ceramic gift, floral decoration or decorate baby grows or bibs. A "Wishes for Baby" station allows guests to write heartfelt messages or advice for the parents-to-be.

Food & Drink

Arrange a thoughtful menu that caters to various dietary preferences and restrictions. Finger foods, bite-sized appetisers, and mini desserts are ideal for mingling. Provide refreshing beverages, including mocktails, infused water, or a sparkling punch. Ensure you have options for guests who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

You can find lots of inspiration on Pinterest for unique table setting ideas.

Photo booth

Set up a designated area with a backdrop and props for a photo booth. Encourage guests to capture memorable moments with the parents-to-be. Include baby-related props for some playful photo opportunities. Provide a polaroid or instant camera for instant printouts as party favours.


Thank your guests with thoughtful and personalised party favours. Ideas include mini succulents, scented candles, handmade soaps, or customised cookies or sweets. Attach a small note or tag expressing your thanks for celebrating this special occasion.


Consider asking guests to contribute to a joint gift selection in advance, where you can prepare the parents-to-be for their upcoming adventure with all the essentials; nappies, wipes, bibs, muslin cloths etc, and some bigger items they may require, such as a baby monitor, nappy bin, baby rocker or play mat. Other gift ideas include personalised soft toys or nursery decoration pieces, check out Edie & Joe best-sellers for some inspiration.

Organising a baby shower is a delightful way to celebrate the impending arrival of a little one and shower the parents-to-be with love and support. By incorporating these tips, ideas, and inspiration, you can create a memorable event that captures the joy and excitement surrounding the arrival of a new baby. From choosing a theme to planning engaging activities and thoughtful favours, every element of the baby shower can be personalised to reflect the parents' style and create lasting memories for everyone involved.


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