Tips For Showering Guests
Published August 25, 2016
Today’s baby showers seem to be less traditional and more focused on fun.
Gone are the days when we used to cringe at games that were forced upon us. Today, the atmosphere seems to be more relaxed and carefree, allowing guests to simply enjoy themselves and relax.
If you are planning to host a baby shower anytime soon, here are a few decorating ideas I have seen over the years that are sure to please even the most discerning guest.
Umbrella Candy Holder
This is a cute idea to place on each attendee’s place setting. Colourful decorative craft paper is rolled into a cone and secured with a glue gun or Scotch Tape. Fill the cone with jellybeans or other assorted candies and place a large candy stick in the centre.
Wrap the cone with a small piece of coloured tulle and secure with a bright ribbon.
Using another solid, coloured piece of craft paper, draw the shape of an umbrella handle and cut it out with scissors. Attach it to the candy stick with Scotch Tape. Add a name tag and place on each guest’s place setting.
Diaper Baby Blocks
This is a nice idea to give the guest of honour as a gift when she leaves. Four, large, square diaper boxes are wrapped in white or brown craft paper and each block is decorated in an oversized letter.
Cut each letter of the word “baby” out of a large piece of coloured construction paper and attach it to each block.
Stack the blocks vertically, in order, spelling out the word and place in the corner of the dining area or living room.
Rain Boot Floral Arrangement
One of the cutest floral arrangements I’ve seen at a baby shower was so simple yet very effective. A pair of miniature rubber baby boots were filled with small flowers and tied off with a pretty ribbon.
Fill the coloured baby boots with room temperature water and place a small amount of garden or store-bought flowers in each. Repeat with a total of three to four sets of boots down the centre of the table. At the end of the shower, the mom-to-be can take home the arrangements and have the boots for her bundle of joy.
Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign. bludogstagingandredesign.com