Baby Shower Ideas

I recently had the pleasure of throwing a baby shower for one of my best friends, who was having baby boy number 2. She was hesitant on having a shower for her second child, but I said that number 2 is no less special than number 1!

Baby Shower Favors, Decoration Ideas, Games, Crafts, and Food. | Baby Shower Inspiration| Baby Shower Favor| Baby Shower FlowersWe decided to just down scale a little bit and make it a little less formal.

For decorations I used cute little onesies double stick taped to a hurricane type vase. Just unsnap the bottom of onesie and slide over vase. Than the mom also gets to keep the cute onesies.




For food I did a simple menu:

Arugula salad with tangerine segments, toasted like nuts and goat cheese

Fruit salad

Caprese salad with fresh mozzarella, heirloom, Roma, and beefsteak tomatoes, basil and a balsamic glaze

Hot brie with fig jam and roasted garlic

Feta, ham, and caramelized onion tarts

Cheese platter

Assorted breads and crackers

Assorted flavor mini cupcakes



For games we played a game I call “The Price is Right”. You purchase smalls things for the mom to be and save the receipt so you have the total they cost. You put the items on a tray or table and everyone has to write down their guess of the total of all the items.


We also made quilt squares. I bought a bunch of different fabrics and fabric glue and fabric pens. We precut the fabric in 5 inch squares. Than all the guests each decorated a square. We will than turn them into a quilt for the mom to be to have forever.



It was a very fun afternoon of women crafting, eating, socializing, and celebrating baby and mom.

For favors I normally do the standard cutely decorated sugar cookie tied up in a cute little bag. I wanted to do something a little different. So I bought a bunch of boxes of Newman’s Own microwaveable popcorn. I picked that brand because at least some of the proceeds go to a kids charity. Than made a little paper sleeve and logo that says “About to Pop” and the baby shower info. I used a paper that is thicker than normal paper, but not quite as thick as cardstock. They were a big hit!


The mom to be had her beautiful healthy baby boy 9 days later. Weighing in at 9lbs 2oz and both mom and baby boy are doing wonderful.


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  1. Cecilia @ MommiesRun | 20th Feb 13

    What a cute idea putting onesies on the vases! I’ll definitely have to remember that for when I throw a baby shower next!

  2. Nicole@RunningWhileMommy | 3rd Mar 13

    What a beautiful shower you gave your friend. I love the idea of dressing up the vases! Congrats to your girlfriend and her family!

    • thehalfcrazymama | 3rd Mar 13

      Thank you! It was a wonderful time and her beautiful baby boy is so amazing. 🙂

  3. Kate Stevenson (@katesteve) | 14th Mar 13

    AWWW! I love this! My sister and sister-in-law are planning my bridal shower that’s in two and a half weeks. I love seeing creativity. I love all the shirts on the floral arrangements and the hydrangeas! Also, everything printed is so cute!

    • thehalfcrazymama | 14th Mar 13

      Thank you! I love throwing parties. I threw a bridal shower for a friend and used these corset purses as centerpieces that I put vases in with flowers. That was cute too. Finding random cute things and making them into decorations is always fun. 🙂

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