Last but not least, I’ve gathered up an epic list of 36 DIY baby shower decorations to round out this baby shower series. I’m certainly feeling ultra prepared to host the next baby shower and I hope you do too! I’ve got one planned in a couple weeks’ time and I’ll be using a lot of the freebies, food and gift ideas that I’ve shared in the past 5 posts. I’m actually really looking forward to putting together the favors with the printable tags I created!
This post is full of DIY ideas for baby shower decor. From garlands to balloons to photo booth and flowers. You name it, I rounded it up! Unless otherwise indicated, every link goes to a tutorial or set of instructions.
Several of these ideas are actually bridal shower diys, but they are totally appropriate for a baby shower too.
I also included a couple of printable freebies that I designed. Mainly because I’ll need them for the shower I’m hosting…but also because I thought you’d like them! 🙂
Every good party needs good food! Now that we’ve talked about diy gift ideas, rounded-up all kinds of free baby shower printables and come up with some super cute favor and prize ideas, it’s time to fill up the food table! I’ve created 4 different baby shower menus that I think would be amazingly delicious and leave your guests satisfied!
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Baby Shower Menu Ideas
I’ve tried to include a variety of food groups in each of these menus. I like to include at least one meat or protein based item to help keep everyone fortified. Sometimes showers are scheduled at odd times and guests may or may not have skipped a meal to attend. It’s a good idea to provide something substantial for them to eat.
Before we dive into all this yumminess I want to remind you to check out the previous post of 9 frugal diy baby shower favor ideas. Each one comes with a free printable thank you tag designed by yours truly. 🙂
If you’ve been following along in this DIY Baby Shower Series, we started with 60+ free baby shower printables and we’ve also covered DIY baby shower favors & prizes. Today’s topic is DIY baby shower gift ideas! These are all either free tutorials or come with free patterns. Either way, the only expense to you will be in materials. I tried to pick DIYs that didn’t look too complicated, because often we’re not given a whole lot of notice for a baby shower!
I’ve been having lots of fun putting these posts together and I hope you are enjoying them too! I’m still at an age where lots of my friends are having babies, so I’ve got a few more showers to plan before I’m off the hook.
A homemade gift is a really sweet way of letting a friend know that you’ve been thinking about them and that you care about them. Creating something from scratch takes time and thought and it is usually met with tears of appreciation. (Pregnancy hormones probably contribute a little to the weepiness, but feel free to take the credit anyway! Lol)
Here are my best picks for some adorable tutorials for diy baby shower gifts.
Hosting a baby shower requires wearing a lot of different hats. You need to coordinate everyone, possibly plan a surprise, organize decorations, prepare food, manage the guest list, organize gifts, plan games AND provide the prizes and favours. Phew. It’s a big job, and can add up quickly in cost. But there’s a lot of DIY you can do to try and save money. These DIY baby shower favors are simple but totally adorable and paired with a free printable thank you tag, they are fairly inexpensive to assemble.
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If you have a large guest list, the cost of the favours and prizes can really add up. I’ve compiled a list of affordable DIY baby shower favors each with free printable thank you tags to help make the task simpler and cheaper for you. 🙂
You’ll find that I’m a big fan of the mini mason jar. That’s because you can usually purchase 12 of them for around $10, which is a really good deal! I typically find them at Canadian Tire or Home Hardware but Walmart probably has them too. Otherwise you can get them on Amazon here.
I created free printable tags to go with all these favour ideas. I would recommend printing them on cardstock for a little extra durability and structure. They would be cute printed on white or kraft brown. I also made them each in two colours, because I didn’t already have enough to do (lol!) but mainly because I thought that would be extra helpful to you! Enjoy! (If you’re looking for even more free printables, I rounded up over 65 adorable free baby shower printables in this post.)
Each of the 13 tags come on a sheet of 12, totally free for you to print!
Throwing a baby shower can be a lot of work, even if you’re more than happy to do it. A baby shower can really help mom feel special and loved, which is just what she needs when expecting a new baby! These darling free baby shower printables will help make the task a lot easier. And the games will add a whole lotta fun!
This is the first post in a week-long series of DIY baby shower posts! Keep checking back for lots more fun & freebies in the coming days!
Free Baby Shower Printables
I have personally vetted every single one of these printables. They are all totally free and totally adorable.
I clicked through every one of them to make sure none of the links were broken or redirected to something else.
I get so frustrated when I see a cute picture on Pinterest only to have it redirect to some sketchy website. There’s none of that nonsense happening here! (If for some reason a link doesn’t work, drop me a line and I’ll fix it!)
Nowadays most parties seem to get turned into a Facebook event with electronic invites. But an actual paper invitation is such a thoughtful addition to the party. Especially for grandparents who may not be on Facebook and would like a little keepsake from the occasion.