10 Cute & Creative Baby Shower Ideas

If life were a book, having a baby would undoubtedly be one the longest and most important chapters. A baby shower is a wonderful way to celebrate the start of this new chapter, and to share your joy with your loved ones.

So how exactly do you make that baby shower an event that will be remembered? Whether you’re the Mum to be, or a friend or relative of the expected mother, here are 10 cute and creative baby shower ideas that are sure to result in a cooeing of ‘eees’ and ‘awwws’.

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Baby Shower Games

What better way to celebrate a new child, than to act like a total one yourself? These baby shower games will be a huge hit with your guests

The Guess The Baby Game

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Don’t worry, this has nothing to do with the little bundle of joy that’s on the way, this one is all about the lovely ladies! Get all of the guests to bring a photo of themselves as a baby and pin all the photos upon a pinboard anonymously. Then, get all the guests to try and guess who each baby is! This game is sure to get lots of laughs and is a great starting point for a plethora of embarrassing baby stories. So get ready for stories of pee pee fountains and lipstick eating!

Who’s Water Will Break First?

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Please note: this game will not induce labor! Although you will need to freeze mini plastic babies in water, which is odd enough in itself! Nonetheless, the idea is pretty cute, funny and very baby shower appropriate.

Pin The Poop On The Diaper

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This hilarious, albeit crude, variation on ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ is sure to have your guests in stitches!

Baby Shower Table Layouts

Go all 0ut and create a beautiful table layout to display all that fabulous food!

For A Baby Girl

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If you know you’re having a daughter, it has to be pink! But if glitter, fairy lights and a trillion pink peonies sounds like absolute madness to you, try this divine, rustic layout.  Take an old wooden door and prop behind a large table. Create a show-stopping floral garnish of red, pink and white faux roses. Layer your table with a pink table cloth, add some fresh pink, flora and voila!

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A pink table runner is a great way to inject a little ‘Princess’ into your table, without going too far.

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Add a touch of floral to your table with our floral embroidered place mats.

For A Baby Boy

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We can’t over how cute this nautical table layout is! A trendy take on the classic ‘blue for boys’ theme, the abundance of nautical-themed decor and oceanic tones will really impress your guests. For this layout, you will need a large dining table and a small coffee table. Embellish the large table with a mid-blue table cloth and layer a smaller striped table cloth or runner over the top. Add plates of tasty treats that adhere to the blue palette and the nautical theme. The whale cupcakes are too cute!

Use the smaller table for more snacks, or even use it to display the lovely cards and presents you receive. Add an anchor and blue bunting for an extra adorable touch.

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The ornamental embroidered table cloth will provide the perfect oceanic base layer.

Ocean Blue

Stripes are always nautical. Add a nautical edge to your table with the two tone embroidered place mats.

For ???

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Want your bundle of joy to be a surprise? Opt for a gender neutral palette, in a nursery appropriate scheme of yellow and gray. Team a steel gray table cloth with two printed yellow table runners. Add sweet treats presented on shabby chic plates and trays. Add glass jars of yellow sweets and hang nursery artwork, above the table. Don’t forget the cake! This elephant-topped cake is so cute, we are not surprised that they’ve used it as a center piece!

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This orange, paisley print table runner is both cute and gender neutral!

Baby Shower Keepsakes

For The Guests

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Treat your guests, pregnant or not, to a hilarious pun filled with yummy popcorn! This idea is super easy and cheap. (

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Well THIS is the cutest thing ever! Invest in a few cute, printed bucket and pack with shower goodies. These will be perfect, either as game prizes or gifts for your guests.

For The Mum To Be

Weddings have guest books, so why shouldn’t your baby shower be documented? Here are some cute ideas to remember your shower.

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This signed onesie is the cutest way we’ve ever seen to commemorate your baby shower!

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This letter above may be for a wedding, but I think it could work equally as well for a baby shower. Grab a wooden letter with your unborn baby’s name and get guests to write a note to the baby. H0w cute would this look on a nursery wall? Haven’t decided on a name? Go for a wooden shape, such as a teddy bear, heart or duck.

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5 Colorful Wedding Palettes

Ah… weddings! If you’re reading this, maybe you’re about to head down that isle with the love of your life. Perhaps your a maid of honor or a sister trying to keep your friends inner bridezilla at bay. Either way, when it comes to color schemes, the talk of anything not white or cream has a strange habit of turning your stomach upside down. For bridesmaids, maybe you fear that hideous mustard dress. For the bride to be, surely anything that isn’t white or neutral is instantly tacky? **Insert photos of hot pink gypsy dresses here**

I’m here to stamp a huge ivory heel on that myth! Ok… I don’t suggest any ochre and snot green combos for your big day **shudders**, but if done correctly, a colorful wedding can actually be really memorable! In a positive way of course!

Here’s five surprisingly classy and elegant color schemes for your big day…

Blush And Navy

Dark shades like navy can seem daunting for a wedding. That’s why this blush and navy combination truly came as a stunning surprise to me. There’s something so intricately beautiful about the juxtaposition of the light and dark and masculine and feminine aspects of this color combinations.

If you’re concerned about this theme being too dark, go for blush as your main tone and add navy accents. Feel free to add white and cream tones to make it more traditional too.

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Anyone who says that navy can’t be romantic needs to take a serious look at this table layout! A satin base tone is stunningly uplifted by a plethora of blush flora and rose gold accents.

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For a deep navy base, adorn your table with the hand embroidered tablecloth.

King Blue

For a stunning neutral contrast, dot the floral paisley placemats on each guests place.

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When it comes to the bouquet, a little navy makes a huge statement!

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A navy suit is a fresh and fashionable take on the classic black donning groom. Keep the blush tie and corsage on the neutral side of the spectrum to stop it looking tacky.

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A satin navy table runner really glams up a rustic table. Blush florals and rose gold adornments keep it the perfect balance of shabby and polished.

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This rustic table does not need a tablecloth. Instead, highlight the stunning center pieces by adding a table runner. The hand embroidered table runner in king blue would make a welcome addition.

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If a whole group of bridesmaids in navy is too much, why not dress your maid of honor in navy and the other ladies in blush?

Purple And Orange

This color combination is about as warming as it gets! Although artists argue if purple is a warm or cold tone, glowing orange shades are sure to pull it over to the warm side of the spectrum.

This pairing gives across an air of Eastern luxury and is perfect for Bollywood weddings! Add metallic embellishments and satin textures to the mix for a truly regal result.

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Glowy candles really highlight the deep, yet warming, tones of this purple tablecloth. Textured glassware and silver embellishments are a stunning addition. But where are our eyes truly drawn to? The incredible floral arrangements!

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Drape your wedding tables with the hand embroidered table cloth for a rich and dramatic look.

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A sheet of purple satin and a bouquet of tangerine and mauve makes for some seriously show-stopping seating.

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Looking for an instant chair embellishment? Attach our purple hued hand embroidered table runner and voila!

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These bridesmaid dresses are such a stunning contrast from the brides ivory gown.

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This bouquet was made for tropical beach weddings!

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Layers upon layers of lavish mauve fabric make this seating area fit for a queen! The tall floral arrangements allow your guests to see each others faces, whilst still looking beautiful.

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The heavy drama of this table set up is due to the combination of printed cloths and runners. Stick to an identical purple hue for each piece, but look for different patterns, prints or embellishments. We suggest combining the deluxe floral table runner and the velvet embroidered table runner.

Green And Grey

Minimalist weddings do not have to be left to a palette of whites and nudes. Embrace your inner nature freak with this soft and calming combination of green and grey. The industrial and man-made vibes of the grey melt perfectly into the leafy greens. Forget a plethora of blooms, this look is all about the foliage!

Having an outdoor wedding? This combination may just be what you’ve been looking for!

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Stone table cloths make the perfect playground for all the leaves your heart could possibly desire! Arrange along the center of the table and dot candles in amongst to keep it looking polished.

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If leaves aren’t your thing, switch them for a green table runner. The jacquard floral table runner has a natural vibe and won’t set off hay fever in any of your guests!

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If you’re not wanting your bridesmaids to be matchy-matchy, dresses in different shades of green and emerald look fabulous together.

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The third incredible addition to this magical palette? Rose gold. Pretty, yet still Scandinavian and industrial, rose gold looks fabulous in the forms of terrariums, silverware and candle holders.

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For a chic contrast to your grey table, go for our shimmering spiral placemats. The bamboo-like texture is the perfect pairing for your tables natural greenery.

 

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A grey suit and a green tie are a match made in heaven.

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Winding vines, sparkling candles and natural flora make for a fairy tale forest vibe. Add to the shabby chic vibe with mismatched shape candle holders.

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The saree border table runner provides a sheen grey base, with the added glam of a hand embroidered border!

Turquoise And Purple

It doesn’t get much glamorous than this color combination! Inspired by the dramatic, yet stunning colors of the peacock, less is never more when it comes to this color scheme!

Add feathers, embroidery and embellishments to give this color combination an air of exotic lands far far away!

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A mish-mash of embellished pretties, flowers and textures, who knew that something so overdone could look so well put together? Keep the majority of the table as bare wood to stop it looking too much like one of Honey Boo Boo’s costumes!

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This one is all about a combination of peacock tones! Our exotic oriental table runner is as close to peacock as decor gets!

 

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Purple bridesmaid gowns and turquoise hibiscus flowers make the perfect combination for a beach wedding.

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We’re not quite sure if this is a wedding or some sort of Bollywood movie set, but, either way, we love it! Drape turquoise and purple fabrics from the ceiling for something that your guests are sure to be talking about for years to come!

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Add to the Eastern vibe of this color scheme with the ornamental embroidered tablecloth in ocean blue.

Ocean Blue

This exotic oriental table runner adds perfectly to the Eastern vibes, whilst complimenting the tones of the turquoise table cloth perfectly.

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Glam up tropical blooms with diamante brooches and bracelets. If you want your bouquet to be extra special, why not borrow them from members of your family?

Red And Tiffany Blue

Full of Southern charm and with an air of 1940s elegance, red and Tiffany blue were practically made for each other! The colors come from the exact opposite sides of the spectrum, ensuring that they really pop from each other!

If you thought that white was romantic, what about the colors of roses and Tiffany jewellery boxes? Yep, we thought so!

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This shabby chic table runner really highlights the retro and cottage-like quality of this color pairing. Keep your roses to a few blooms and put them in a plain tumbler. You want them to look like they’ve been freshly picked from the garden!

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Our damask print table runner was practically made for this inspo photo!

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Blue and red bouquets for the bridesmaids. Red roses dotted with turquoise brooches for you! How’s that for something blue?

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A little touch of color is all it takes when it comes to the boys! How fittingly retro are these bow ties?

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White makes a welcome addition to this color combo. Opt for a white table cloth with pops of red and Tiffany blue for a more understated look.

Get The Look

Let the roses be the focal point by adorning your table with a contrasting table runner. The chic jacquard table runner adds to the country chic vibe of the palette too!

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Tiffany blue bridesmaid dresses will look perfect if you want red roses in your bouquet.

Which color combination is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

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