Planning & Entertaining
Baby Shower Centerpieces: Ideas!
Centerpieces will add style and pizzazz to any baby shower, but
unless they are homemade they can also set you back a chunk of change.
baby shower centerpieces can be a lot of fun to make once the ideas
start to flow, but coming up with the ideas is often another matter
all together, so here are some creative suggestions to inspire you.
Baby Shower Centerpiece Idea #1:
Bucket of Baby Stuff
easy yet stunning homemade centerpiece can be created by simply
filling a decorative pail with an assortment of appropriately sized
cute baby items, as in the photo above right. A cute colored plastic
baby bottle, one or two small bean bag teddy bears, and a pretty baby
washcloth tied with a ribbon can be nestled into the pail on a bed of
curling ribbon. Finish with some curling ribbon
Baby Shower Centerpiece Idea #2:
baby photos of the mommy and daddy-to-be in groups at the center of
the table. Be sure to arrange the photos so that they can easily be
viewed by all guests around the table; if you have guests seated all
the way around the table, you want to avoid having the photos facing
only in one direction. Nestle votive candles in simple glass holders
around the photos, or alternatively you can place a single short
stemmed flower in the votive holders and skip the candles. Use either
fresh or silk blooms - the choice is yours. For added interest, if
desired, photos can be placed on mirrors on the table (rentable from
party supply stores) to give some added intererst and emphasis. The
result is not only an attractive baby shower centerpiece arrangement,
but one that is meaningful, relevant, and a terrific conversation
starter for guests as well. All this, and entirely inexpensive as well.
Baby Shower Centerpiece Idea #3:
an inexpensive homemade baby shower centerpiece by wrapping empty
cardboard boxes in pretty gift wrap. Adorn each box with a big fancy
bow at the top, and place one wrapped "gift" at the center
of every table. Use pink gift wrap if you know the baby will be a
girl, or blue gift wrap for a boy. If the gender of the baby remains
unknown, alternate between blue and pink if there will be multiple
tables at the shower. Scatter votive candles around the gift box to
visually "frame" it, or place single blooms of your
favorite flower in small votive holders and use those to surround the gift.
a variation on this idea, shop your local dollar store for small
bean-bag teddy bears and lean a couple around each gift box.
another variation, use several wrapped boxes, in varying sizes,
arranged in groups at the center of each table. Surround with votive
holders containing votive candles or flowers, or use the bean-bag
teddy bear idea mentioned above.
Baby Shower Centerpiece Idea #4:
some inexpensive baby blocks (wooden or plastic with the letters of
the alphabet on them) at your local dollar store or discount
department store. Arrange them at the center of the table in an
attractive manner, and compliment the arrangement with some votive
candles if you like. You can place these on a mirror for added visual
interest - a mirror always makes a centerpiece arrangement appear larger
a variation, you can elevate the display of blocks on an attractive
pedestalled cake stand to give it more visual emphasis. Another very
affordable, wonderfully creative homemade baby shower centerpiece!
Baby Shower Centerpiece Idea #5:
are a timeless, classic centerpiece choice for any occassion, and
baby showers are no exception. Arrange in glass vases. Accent each
vase by wrapping a wide satin ribbon around the center of the vase
and gluing in place with a hot glue gun. Use pink ribbon if the baby
is a girl, or blue if its a boy. Use a band of each color, one next
to the other, if the gender isn't known. You can also reflect the
pink or blue theme through the color choices for the flowers. Pink
carnations or roses for a girl, for example, and blue carnations for
a boy. Fresh flowers can be purhcased quite inexpensively from you
local grocery store, or alternatively, you can use silk flowers.
Baby Shower Centerpiece Idea #6:
each centerpiece, fill a large clear glass bowl with water and place
at the center of the table. Float several yellow rubber duckies in
each bowl. If possible try to get duckies in different sizes -
one large mommy duck, and several smaller baby ducks. If desired,
line the bottom of the bowl with decorative colored glass rocks, or
fashionable natural looking "river rocks".
are just a few ideas to get you thinking. Now that you've seen how
easy it is to get the creative juices flowing, see what ideas of your
own you can come up with!
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