Last year I helped plan and decorate for a baby shower. I wanted to get crafty with it, but also didn’t want to spend a ton of money. Below are a few ideas I went with as well as downloadable templates for you to do the same.
1. The Banner
I used the same color paper from a stack of scrapbooking paper (like this) to make a banner. In order to make the letters and the heart stand out, I adhered them to the paper using Scotch double sided foam mounting tape (like this). Using a hole punch, I punched two holes on both sides of each banner piece and weaved twine (like this) through to hang it. Click here to download the banner and heart template I used.
2. The onesie garland
I created a onesie template in Illustrator and cut a bunch out of blue card stock to make a garland. I clipped them to twine using mini clothes pins (like these). Click here to download the onesie template I used.
3. A very simple “game”
We went for more time fillers than a games. (Because let’s be real, baby shower games are the worst.) We bought a bunch of diapers in different sizes and had sharpies for people to write or draw on the diapers with. Super simple and fun. Click here to download the instruction card template I used.
4. Another very simple “game”
For this I created a calendar using the blue onesie theme. People wrote their guess for height, weight and due date.
5. Another very simple “game”
We borrowed a friend’s Fujifilm Instax (like this), so people could include a photo of themselves in the guest book. I brought the Photo Booth props I had made for our wedding for the guests to use. Everyone had so much fun with this.
6. The party favors
To thank everyone for coming, I made kettle corn, put it into bags, and tied them with twine. Each bag got a blue onesie that said “Ready to Pop!”, and the sign next to the bags said, “Thanks for popping by!”. Click here to download the onesie template that says “Read to Pop!”, as well as instruction card template that I used.
There is seriously nothing I love more than watching a movie and cutting things out of paper, so I had fun making all the crafts in advance. If you want to try this out for yourself, click here to download our free template PDF.