Baby Shower Decorations
Baby shower decorations are a key element when trying to impress the mother to be. When choosing baby shower décor, try to pick a theme and stick to it. There are dozens of great ideas to be found in retail stores and on the Internet, but don't be tempted to mix and match. When you find something cute and adorable, make sure it fits in with you're your basic theme.
Items you should look for are centerpieces, streamers, table covers, plates, cups and of course the main shower gift. Ideas for themes range from cute and cuddly to sophisticated and metro. No matter if your mom is a country home type or more metropolitan, there are decoration themes to be found for her liking.
Centerpieces should be eye catching and bring the decorations together. Simple paper or cardboard three dimensional centerpieces can be a fun project. Diaper cakes are a rather new item for baby showers and are also a functional gift for the mother. Constructed of diapers and other small baby gifts, this centerpiece can be made in virtually any theme imaginable. They are rather inexpensive and can be found at many online stores.
Remember that mom to be is the guest of honor and if she has picked a nursery theme that thrills her, try to match that theme for her with your decorations. This gives the mother to be the feeling that you are in tune to her wishes and really appreciate her.
Themes and décor are easy to find and can match any budget. If your mother to be does not have a specific theme picked out or she is being surprised, try to think of something that would appeal to her. Does she like bunnies or duckies? Does she have a favorite cartoon character? If you can think of it, they probably have a baby shower décor for it.
When buying your decorations, there are several key items that need to be purchased. Table covers are not just decorative, but essential to clean up. Keeping the table covers paper or disposable plastic will save a great deal of time in the clean up process. Also buying colored trash bags for wrapping paper, used plates and utensils, and other items to be thrown out will be decorative and help with clean up.
Keeping the event simple is always the best course of action. Remember for every decoration you put up means one more to be taken down or disposed of after the event. Picking small items such as themed table confetti can get messy, but can also add wonderful additions to a baby scrap book.
Making sure that there are plenty of keepsakes among your decorations is a fun gift too. Set aside one or two of each item used to give to the mother to be after the shower is over. She will appreciate this thoughtfulness.
Streamers and balloons make the event a bit more festive. Remember the safety ladder and tape or pins to secure the streamers and always make sure you have plenty of help. Balloons and streamers are often part of baby shower packages. Keep in mind that there are dozens of ideas online for themes and party kits. The Internet has truly expanded this market and may be a viable resource for your decorating. If you are going to order online, make sure you do so with enough time to have your items shipped to you.
Keep your mother to be in mind when decorating and everyone should have a fun and memorable day.