Planning a baby shower, like any other event, can be stressful and take a lot out of you. If you’re planning one on a budget, you know just how difficult it is to find everything you need at the right price. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some baby shower essentials that you and your guests will love. Best of all, they won’t burn a hole in your wallet!
Baby Balloon Boxes
How adorable is this decorative display? These pre-folded boxes are transparent and easy to assemble with the glue that’s included. Fill them up with balloons that match your baby shower’s theme or keep it simple with pink or blue shades. Your guests will love snapping pics with the letters in the background!
More balloons! This green, gold, and white balloon garland will add a gorgeous, neutral touch to any baby shower. The ivy vines are the perfect addition and if you buy two, you can create a full arch to place over an entryway, door, or gifts table, or even the dessert area. Pump varying amounts of air into each balloon to create different sizes, and enjoy your masterpiece.
Sometimes, a decoration set is the way to go to keep things easy AND save money. This one is available in pink, blue, or a gender-neutral gold. The pink and blue sets come with 435 pieces, including "It's a Boy" banners, an elephant garland, paper lanterns, a guestbook with signature stickers, balloons, cake toppers, "Thank You" stickers, a "Mommy To Be" sash, an emoji party game, napkins, straws, and bunch more. The gold pack features 285 pieces, which are just as sweet! With one of these sets, all of your decor will be ready to go.
If the parents are keeping baby’s gender a secret during the baby shower, opt for a gender-neutral kit with a fun theme. This set is absolutely adorable and features the cutest woodland creatures. It includes a "Welcome Baby" party banner, garland, balloons, forest animal cutouts, a "Mama Bear" sash, an emoji party game, a guestbook with signature stickers, cake toppers, eight woodland custom fans, "Thank You" stickers, leaves, ivy vines, and so much more.
It’s not a baby shower without a diaper raffle! This beautiful succulent-themed digital download includes a diaper raffle sign (which you can frame or hang over your raffle bowl or box) and a template for the 3.5-inch by 2-inch tickets. Your guests will definitely keep the diapers coming to fight for the winning prize, whatever it may be.
Now, you can’t forget about the food either. This disposable tableware set features enough plates (7-inch and 9-inch), napkins, cups, cutlery, and straws to serve 25 guests. The colorful design on each piece is super festive and makes for a great gender-neutral option.
Here’s a fun activity for guests. Have them all fill out their predictions about the baby’s birth, such as their birth time, hair color, and eye color. Then, they can add a piece of advice for the parents at the bottom. Once the baby arrives, the parents can see whose predictions were right!
Survey says! Challenge your guests to the ultimate guessing game with a new twist. Have them answer these parenthood-inspired questions and see who can rack up the most points. Just print out the cards using this digital download and let the games begin!
Party favors come in all shapes and sizes, but here’s something everyone will love. Send your guests home with these handmade bath bombs, which you can personalize with the baby’s name, if it has been announced, and the date of the shower. Choose between lavender, rose, violet, and fresh and clean scents.
If you’re not feeling the bath bomb idea, here’s another inexpensive (and useful!) favor. These handmade vegan soaps are stunning and come in 60 different styles! Pick your favorite soap type and color combinations to pair with dried flowers, and you can even add a tag to remember the day.