Throw a Memorable Baby Shower with these Tips

Make the next baby shower you host as unique as the new baby you’re about to welcome into the world. Plan your party to fit the mother-to-be’s personality and interests, then shower her with a wonderful time!



  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Latex balloons – pink, blue, or yellow (or all three)
  • Ribbon
  • Permanent markers – assorted colors
  • Drawing markers/pencils
  • One wicker basket
  • One receiving blanket
  • Baby lotion
  • Rubber ducky
  • Pacifiers
  • Bottles
  • White drawing paper
  • Guests’ baby pictures – optional for a game
  • Scrapbook and materials – optional for activity
Baby Shower Guest Book

Instructions for Decorations:

  1. Turn the party room into a make-believe nursery. First, hang up a clothesline filled with baby clothes.
  2. Inflate balloons in the color of your choice and float them on the ceiling, or tie to backs of chairs with matching ribbon.
  3. Draw funny baby faces on the balloons, or write baby name suggestions if one hasn’t been chosen.
  4. For a centerpiece that doubles as a gift, fill a wicker basket lined with a receiving blanket with baby items. Include baby lotions, rubber ducky, teddy bear, pacifiers, bottles, booties, onesies, etc.

Instructions for Baby-Themed Select & Sketch:

  1. Put together a list of baby-related words and phrases and write onto small pieces of paper.
  2. Divide shower guests into teams and take turns playing the game.
  3. Have one player blindly choose a word or phrase. Give them 30 seconds to draw and have their team guess what the answer is as the time passes.

Instructions for Baby Picture Guessing Game:

  1. Hang baby pictures of each guest (supplied by each guest ahead of time) onto one wall.
  2. Divide shower guests into different teams than with previous games.
  3. Have one player pick out another guest’s photo and guess who it belongs to. If they get it right, the next player on their team goes. If they guess incorrectly, the other team takes their turn.
  4. Make sure guests know to only identify their photo if someone guesses correctly. For example, if someone says, “Suzy, is this you?” Suzy should say, “No!” and the person who the photo truly belongs to should stay quiet. That way, the game will last longer.
  5. Hand out small prizes to the winning team.

Invite guests to take pictures of the shower and share with the mother-to-be afterward. She’ll be busy during the party and will appreciate photos to add to her personal collection.

We’d love to see photos of the baby shower you planned. Share with us on Facebook and Instagram.

Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Penny Warner

Penny Warner has more than 25 years of experience as an author and party planner. She has published more than 50 books, including 16 specific to parties. Additionally, Warner writes a weekly newspaper column on family life, penned a column for Sesame Street Parents magazine and has appeared on several regional and national TV morning programs. Her latest book, 'How to Host a Killer Party', debuted in February 2010 from NAL/Penguin.

Written by: Balloon Time
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