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Elegant Baby Shower

If you are planning an elegant baby shower and money is not an object then this post is for you! I was looking through several baby shower sites that have favors, decorations, and gift ideas that were amazingly beautiful and I thought well I can’t put that on my site because it is not inexpensive! lol! Then, I thought a little longer about how it is inexpensive to someone! lol!

My favorite was the custom favor cake! It was just perfect for setting the environment for an elegant baby shower.

Custom Favor Cake

Each slice of the cake is a cute empty favor box that you can fill with your favorite treats. It comes assembled or unassembled and you can decide on the number of tiers you would like. It is inexpensive to purchase the item with less tiers and unassembled.

For a gift idea, the rocking horse definitely caught my eye!!! Who wouldn’t ooh and ahhh at this gift at any baby shower.

Baby Rocking Horse Gift Set – Blue
– $ 96.00
“Let the oohing and ahing begin with this adorable rocking horse baby gift set. The rocking horse is finished with exquisite details and comes with a caddy full of goodies such as a baby rattle, blanket, bodysuit and more.”

In general a baby shower gift for an elegant baby shower should definably be purchased from the wish list. If you can afford anything, then get the mommy what she wants unless you have some unique baby gift you know she would love if she knew of it.

For food, keep it simple! It is a baby shower and you are going to want people to focus more on the mommy-to-be than their meal. Presentation is key! Make sure those cupcakes and cookies are perfectly frosted and that they match the theme of the shower.


Step-by-step Guide to Making Homemade Baby Shower Invitations

Homemade Baby Shower Invitations are easy to make with software that I believe most of you have available to you. In this guide, I will be using Microsoft Word and Paint. You can download Paint from www.paint.net. I’m using Paint to create the background of the homemade invitation, however, you could probably make the same pictures in Word by inserting various shapes.

Let’s Start Making the Homemade Baby Shower Invitation by Creating Our Background in Paint.

  1. Open up Paint
  2. Step 1 - Open Paint

  3. Click on the / and pick the bar that represents how thick you want your image.
  4. Click on the Ellipse and then click on the canvas area. Drag the shape until it is the desired size. – we will be making a stroller
  5. Step 2 - Ellipse

  6. As this is going to be a bassinet, click on the and place a horizontal line going through the width of the ellipse. It does not have to be exactly in the middle.
  7. Step 3

  8. Now click on the again and draw a line from the top middle part of the ellipse to the horizontal line in the middle.
  9. Step 4

  10. Now click on the eraser and erase the upper right section of the Tool Box
  11. Step 5

  12. Click on the again and use lines to complete the top of the stroller. See below.
  13. Step 6

  14. Now you are going to click on the ellipse again and use that design to add two wheels at the bottom of our stroller. You may have to play with it a bit!
  15. Step 7

  16. For the handle, click on the paintbrush select how thick you want your brush and draw it on the canvas.
  17. Step 8

  18. You can add color by clicking on the jar of paint and picking a color at the bottom. Then click on the area you wish to fill.
  19. Step 9

  20. Variations
  21. Variations

    We can now complete our homemade baby shower invitations in Word!


Inexpensive Baby Shower Ideas | Baby Shower Articles

Baby Shower Articles

Here are some baby shower articles that may interest you!

Modern Baby ShowerEdit

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The Best Baby Shower Gifts For a Modern Baby Shower

Homemade Baby Shower Centerpieces For Your Next Baby Shower

Mod Mom Baby Shower Theme Ideas

Baby Showers Etiquette For Men

Baby Shower Invitation Wording Ideas


Inexpensive Baby Shower Ideas

Inexpensive Baby Shower Ideas to assist in planning an adorable and cheap baby shower for those special expecting parents in your life. Whether the mommy-to-be is your best friend or a casual acquaintance, there is an abundance of baby shower ideas here to help you plan the best shower you can. We know that attempting to plan a cheap baby shower can be a pain! But we have a lot of suggestions and examples to help you along the way. Whether you are planning alone or with friends, you will enjoy and appreciate all the freebies and ideas on this site.

Use our custom wrappers to personalize Hershey’s Bars for your baby shower favors
It's a Baby ShowerThere are baby shower gift ideas, checklists, baby shower planning guides, free printables, baby shower gift basket ideas, and free instructions on how to make a diaper cake and how to make a diaper wreath! You can start with visiting the section on baby shower theme ideas and how to make your own baby shower invitations. Ideas for a baby shower can be hard to come up with, especially unique baby shower ideas, if you attempt to satisfy all your guests. Focus on the new mommy and be sure to give the expectant mother a copy of the “Questionnaire for Expectant Mommy” sheet as it contains some questions that will help you with your planning. There are also great baby shower food ideas and some really quick and delicious recipes. We have checklists for those persons who will be planning alone and for those who will plan with assistants. Having assistance will make planning more fun and definitely a lot easier. If possible, you can divide the planning up between a Planner, Host, Decorator, and a Photographer.

For baby shower favor ideas, check out the instructions on how to make cute personalized notepads to distribute and some other great ideas I have gathered! There are also some funny icebreakers and baby shower centerpiece ideas like the Cookie Basket!

Learn all about setting the mood of your baby shower and use the free baby shower clip art to make your own invitations using Microsoft Word. You can also use the clip art on printable baby shower games so that they go along with the theme of your baby shower. Finding baby shower games ideas for a co-ed baby shower just got easier as well. You’ll love the ideas and videos!

When determining what types of gifts to give check out our different gift basket ideas and our ideas on items to give the mommy-to-be that are “from all of us”! Please be sure to leave any comments, suggestions, or pictures of your cheap baby shower as they can be added to the site for others to use. We read all of our emails and provide as much feedback as possible. Feel free to ask us any questions. Relax and have fun! We have covered all the basics and more! It will be perfect and you and the expecting mother will have the chance to celebrate the upcoming miraculous event. This is what a Baby Shower is all about!


Baby Shower Party Favor Ideas

Baby shower party favor ideas can be found throughout the entire web! However, baby shower favors are not handed out at every baby shower. In fact, it would be one of the items I would cut out for an inexpensive shower. But if you really want to hand out favors to all the guests, you should consider baby shower favors that you can make on your own. You can find some really cute and inexpensive favors in many of your local department stores if you do not have the time.

Use our custom wrappers to personalize Hershey’s Bars for your baby shower favors

Some Ideas for Baby Shower Party Favors You Can Make:

  • Plastic cellophane bags tied with colorful ribbon.
  • This is a quick and inexpensive baby shower favor idea and it is a classic! You can add all type of goodies to the bag such as: fudge, jelly beans, cookies, pink/blue colored pretzels, nuts, etc.
  • Soap – melt soap and reshape in Baby Shower themed molds
  • Little candles with ribbons – The ribbon does not have to be only pink or blue! It can have polka dots, stripes or cartoon characters that match your theme!
  • Gourmet Coffee – This can be placed in cellophane bags or colorful favor bags with drawstrings
  • Bookmarks – These can be made easily with Word for an easy and inexpensive Baby Shower Party Favor!
  • Fill grab bags with candy pacifiers and close with baby clothespins
  • Packets of flower seeds
  • Use photo paper to cover candy bars and/or flower packets
  • Measure the current wrapping of the candy bar or flower packet and use those measurements to create your own personalized wrapping in Word or Publisher!
  • Tea-light candles in glass jar w/ ribbons
  • Miniature lotion bottles
  • Chocolate – Use Baby Shower themed candy molds and pour in melted chocolate. Place in mint tins or cellophane bags.
  • Theme specific Baby Shower Party Favors
  • Flower Pens
  • Notepads w/ pencils
  • Personalized calenders – at www.eprintable.com you can print free custom made calendars.

Baby shower Party Favors found in Department Stores

These favors can be purchased at many Department stores like Wal-Mart and Target or you can purchase them online!

  • Favor Tins – Tie a ribbon around these and fill with nuts, mints, m&m’s etc.
  • Mini Favor Pails – You could decorate these pails and add small snack items
  • Favor Bags
  • Favor Boxes – these come in truffle, pillow and pyramid shapes
  • Rattle Favor Kit – these are at Target, you pop open the rattle part and add candy

Three Tier Baby Shower Favor Cake

Personalized Water Bottle (Case of 24-8oz)

Personalized Square Favor Tins (Set Of 12)

Baby Stroller Plantable Seed Cards (Set Of 12)

Baby Bottle Votive Candles (Set Of 4)

Polka Dot Square Favor Box (Set of 10) – $ 8.50

From: Beau-coup Wedding Favors


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How to make a Diaper Wreath

Instructions on How to Make a Diaper Wreath

Learning how to make a diaper wreath is easier than you think! Diaper Wreaths are unique and decorative gift ideas that are made of a wreath base and diapers with small gift items attached. If you want to give an unusual gift at the baby shower than this is definitely one that will get a lot of attention.

What you will need to make a Diaper Wreath:

Diaper Wreath

  • Wreath base, I prefer the Styrofoam wreath base (they have circle and heart shaped ones)
  • Wreath Base

  • 1 bag diapers
  • 1 roll of ribbon (3/8”)
  • Rubber bands
  • Gift items you want to attach

Directions for a Diaper Wreath

  1. Unfold diaper without undoing the sides. Place the diaper around the wreath so that the wreath is in the crease of the diaper. Gather top of diaper and secure with rubber band, wire, string, or ribbon.
  2. Diaper Wreath - Correct way to Open Diapers.Diaper Wreath - Cover entire Base

  3. Continue step one until the entire wreath is covered. Be for sure that you squeeze the diapers already on the wreath together before adding more; get as many diapers on the wreath as possible.
  4. Your Wreath Base is Completely covered

  5. If you did not use ribbon to secure the open tops of the diapers, cover up the rubber bands, wire, and/or string with colorful ribbon now.
  6. Add decorative ribbons.

  7. Attach your gift items by tucking them in the rubber bands or by tying them on with existing or new ribbon.
  8. Add pacifiers

  9. you can attach pacifiers by inserting the ribbon through pacifier handle before completing the knot.
  10. Add Bottle

  11. attach bottles with the rubber band that holds the diaper closed.


Diaper Party | Inexpensive Baby Shower Ideas

A Diaper Party is an Excellent Idea for a Second Baby Shower

Diaper parties are great for those second baby showers where the siblings may be fairly close together and the expecting mother may already have a lot of the items that she will need. It also makes the mommy feel better about having a second shower because she may find comfort in the fact that she is only asking for diapers. Even though everyone may be bringing the exact same gift, the baby shower can still be just as fun and unique as any other.

Diaper Party Invitation Ideas

  • Make these in the shape of diapers and place all the party details inside.
  • Embellish with adorable pastel colored diaper pins.
  • Below are some invitation wording ideas, but however you choose to word your invitations, be sure to include all the vital information along with your desires for the guests. Be sure to be specific on whether you want them to only bring diapers or you want them to bring diapers instead of a card, etc.

Diaper Party Decoration Ideas

  • Lay diapered stuffed animals around the room.
  • Using soft colored clothes pins, hand up diapers with the words “Baby Shower.” Place one letter on each diaper
  • Learn how to make a diaper cake! This would make a great centerpiece at your next diaper party! It also would serve as both a centerpiece and gift!
  • Make a cute Diaper Baby.

Diaper Party Games

  • Diaper the Baby – Blindfold the guest and see who can put a diaper on the doll the quickest.
  • Diaper the Men – Force the men to lay down and hand their partners a roll of paper towels. The partner then diapers the man with the roll of paper towels in a way that stays on when the man gets up is the winner.
  • Play the Dirty Diaper Game

Diaper Party Invitation Wording Ideas

One little girl was so much fun.
(Mommy) decided to have another one!
She already has most things she’ll need.
But we will shower her! Yes indeed!
But this one has a bit of a twist.
We are giving diapers! Please assist!
Please bring diapers of all sizes,
And come eat, play, and maybe win prizes.


Free Printable Baby Shower Bingo

Baby shower bingo is a perfect game for any Baby Shower Type. With this particular bingo, the guests are instructed to fill in the gifts they believe the expectant mother will receive and then, as she is opening her gifts, they check off which items they guessed correctly. The first person to get five in a row wins BINGO. The document is available in .pdf format. You could also download as a pdf and copy and paste in Word to personalize the game with your own Baby Shower Clip Art.

Baby Shower Bingo.


Free Printable Baby Animal Match Game

Here is a free printable baby shower animal match game for you to hand out at your next baby shower. The document is available in .pdf format. You could also dowload as a pdf and copy and paste in Word to personalize the game with your own Baby Shower Clip Art.

Baby Shower Animal Match Game.

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