20 Sweet Baby Shower Ideas to Celebrate the Mom-to-Be

These thoughtful touches will make your party unforgettable.

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When there's an exciting arrival on the way, there's no better way to celebrate the future mama than with a special gathering of friends and family. From games to decor to food, these adorable baby shower ideas will make the day a bonafide hit with everyone.

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Custom Backdrop
$59.00

Set up a dessert table or a DIY photo booth in front of a stylish and sweet custom backdrop. 

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Emoji Pictionary Game
$14.99

This clever emoji quiz isn't your average old-fashioned baby shower game — and you'll have a blast much fun to read the incorrect guesses.

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Diaper Raffle
$5.00

Include a diaper raffle ticket when you send the invitations and have guests bring a pack of diapers with them to be entered into a drawing for a special prize.

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Personalized Guest Book
$13.93

Use the inside cover of a classic children's book as a guest book. It'll be a cherished keepsake and a special bedtime story once baby comes. (Then gift mom one of these reads.)

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Baby Shower Welcome Sign
$15.00

Welcome partygoers with a pretty sign set up on an easel (like ). 

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Oh Baby Gold Letter Balloons
$15.00

Cute letter balloons add a little extra something-something to the decor when they're mixed in with "regular" balloons. This set is versatile for any gender or theme. 

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Baby Shower Geofilter
$7.99

For a social media-savvy touch, guests can document the day with a custom Snapchat geofilter design.

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Champagne Favors
$11.99

These cute favors encourage guests to continue the celebration after the shower — after all, a champagne toast is in order once the baby is born. 

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Mason Jar Advice and Prediction Cards
$29.99
$14.99 (50% off)

The mom-to-be can soak up all the wisdom she can get, so have guests fill out these prediction and advice cards at the party. 

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Hair Tie Favors
$18.00

If you want to give guests favors they'll actually use, no-crease hair ties are a cute and customizable option. 

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Personalized Cake Topper
$19.99

An elegant custom topper makes any cake a little bit sweeter — plus, it can be re-used on the little one's first birthday. 

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Taco Bout a Baby Balloons
$20.00

Turn any baby shower into a fiesta complete with a build-your-own taco bar, virgin margaritas (at least for mom), a piñata, and this fun balloon arrangement. 

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Wishes for Baby Shower Game
€4.71

Guests can fill out this card to pass along their heartfelt wishes for mom and baby. (You may want to keep tissues handy for this sentimental shower activity.)

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Inklings Paperie Blue Stork Baby Shower Bingo Game Cards
$8.00

Baby bingo makes opening gifts fun for everyone — attendees write down what they think the future mom is going to receive before unwrapping begins, then they get to cross off the items they correctly guessed as they go.

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Word Search
$3.59

Guests can play this classic game on their own time during the shower. And of course, all of the words are baby-related, like rattle, mobile, and mommy.

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Printable ABC Coloring Book
$15.00

Each guest picks out a page to work on, and at the end it'll all come together for baby's first (and certainly most special) alphabet book.

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Bib Decorating Station

As any new mom can attest to, there's no such thing as too many bibs. Set up a decorating station with fabric paints or pens to build up mom's stash.

Get the tutorial from .

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Diaper Baby Shower Invitations
$27.50

Faux diaper-adorned invitations couldn't be more on-theme for a baby shower — and they're a lot cleaner than the real deal, too.  (These  are also a great option.)

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Soon to Pop Popcorn Favors
$13.95

This retro-style popcorn box is a punny snack to set out for guests. Fill 'em with different varieties, from movie theatre-style to kettle corn to cheese popcorn. 

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Milk Bar

For this cute (and slightly cheeky) idea, set up a station with different kinds of milk, from almond milk to good old-fashioned chocolate.

Get the tutorial from .

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