8 Trending Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

8 Trending Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

If you’re looking for fresh and unique baby shower decoration ideas, we promise to deliver!

Our advice? Pick a theme and run with it! Let every detail hint at your theme. If you ever get stuck, just go back to your theme for inspiration to make even the simplest decoration something fun and unique to the family you’re celebrating. 

Whether you’re throwing a baby shower for a friend or looking for some inspiration for your own celebration, we hope these 8 trendy ideas will help give birth to a baby shower that’s everything you dreamed it would be!

1. BANNERS

Hanging banners is one of the easiest ways to enhance the overall look and feel of the party. There are so many different types out there—made with paper, fabric, and even wood—that you’ll easily be able to find one that compliments your theme.

Drape banners across tables and on walls for a quick way to add interest that doesn’t take much effort.

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This wooden fish garland is a fun and sturdy option that would look great strung across the front of the gift table at a little fisherman themed baby shower.

Photo Credit: Wood Streets on Etsy

Mix it up and try hanging garland at different heights to achieve a fun look!

2. BACKDROPS

One big way to make a statement at a baby shower is to feature a large backdrop at the center of the celebration. These are fun to DIY or you can purchase large digital prints online at places like Etsy and take the files to your local printing store to have them printed at a reasonable cost.

Choose a basic print as the focal point that centers around your theme. You’ll be able to carry that theme throughout the rest of the party in all the other details like the cake, snacks, table centerpieces and more.

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Another fun way to interpret this idea is to display a framed quote in the center of the cake table. Use a quote that you know is special to the mom-to-be or write the baby’s name in pretty lettering and let the piece double as a sweet gift to be hung in the nursery.

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3. STICKERS

Baby Shower Party Favor Stickers are a great way to add some unexpected flair to your baby shower décor!

Decorate small candies and favor bags with round baby shower stickers for a special surprise.

Use these stickers to dress-up plain jars to transform them into beautiful drinking glasses.

Scatter miniature chocolate bars that feature baby shower stickers on tables for a sweet detail to match your theme.

You can even decorate the water bottles with cute water bottle labels for a quick way to make them pretty so they'll match the rest of the party. 

4. BALLOONS

Balloons are one of the most popular baby shower decoration ideas right now, and we have to agree! Who doesn’t love balloons?

Use letter-shaped balloons to spell out “baby” for a fun addition to the party space.

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Celebrate the mom-to-be who is “ready to pop” by hanging up a whole string of balloons!

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5. RUSTIC DETAILS

Rustic themed baby showers are really on trend right now, and with that comes all kinds of beautiful wooden details.

We love the idea of using an old ladder and wooden crates as a fun way to display drinks and food.


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Repurpose old windows and a baby bed rail for a creative way to add height and dimension to your tables.


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Show off your creativity and turn a plain wooden pallet into a picture-perfect table background.

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Transform old doors into a show-stopping dessert table that the guests won’t be able to stop talking about! 

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6. GO WITH COLOR

Sometimes planning a baby shower can be as simple as picking a color scheme as your theme!

Decorate in hues of white and blue for a dreamy boy’s baby shower.

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Help the tickled-pink parents celebrate a sweet baby girl on the way with soft pinks and white.

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Go for the gold with a neutral color scheme. It’s perfect for a gender-neutral shower if the expecting parents are waiting to find out what they’re having!

Photo Credit: Little Miss Momma

7. BOOKS, BOOKS and more BOOKS

Books are a clever and inexpensive way to add some interest to the decorations. Search thrift stores and garage sales for old books and vintage children’s books to help tell the story of the expectant parents’ special day. As a special gesture, try to use books from their childhood collection!

Make the cake the focal point of the party by stacking it up high with books.

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Create a literary backdrop for the food table and use hardback books stacked to different heights as the base for all the other snacks.

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Don’t forget to add special details to the tables where guests will be sitting. Create lovely centerpieces by making a table runner out of scrap book pages and placing bookends in the center of tables to hold vintage books.

Photo Credit: Celebrations at Home

8. FLOWERS

Display fresh cut flowers around the shower for a feel-good decoration that will have the room smelling sweet as everyone shares their excitement for the new baby.

Use pretty floral garland on the wall to celebrate the precious bundle of joy.  

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Think outside of the box and come up with unique and different ways to display the flowers!

Photo Credit: Catch My Party

Whether you’re hosting a shower for a baby boy or baby girl, flowers can add a bright detail to any space.

If you’re having an outdoor baby shower, this dreamy wall of flowers is a must! Or simply use silk flowers to recreate this look indoors.

Whatever you decide to choose as the theme, try mixing and matching your favorite decoration ideas to create the perfect baby shower to honor the excited parents-to-be!


We’d love to hear your favorite baby shower decoration ideas! Leave us a comment below or share your photos with us on our Facebook Page or Instagram with #distinctivs!

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