The Best Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

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Last year my girlfriend and I hosted a baby shower for my daughter-in-law Charlotte. It was amazing and today we are sharing our baby shower decoration ideas.

Our grandson Graham is now almost a year old and he is such a joy for all of us! Being a grandma is one of the most exciting things ever and I feel so lucky that we were able to celebrate my amazing daughter-in-law at her shower. We had so much fun creating the baby shower decoration ideas and I cannot wait to share everything with you.


Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

My daughter in law Charlotte, the mooma to be in a blue and white dress,

This is my beautiful daughter-in-law Charlotte who was 33 weeks pregnant at the shower with our grandson Graham.

Maryliz, me, Charlotte, and Charlotte’s best friend Amanda

Mary Liz and I had so much fun planning this baby shower. Thirty-two family members and friends joined us so we set three tables which were located in the dining room, family room, and back porch.

a dining table, chairs, blue and white flowers, and table decor for the baby shower in the family room.

This is the table in the family room. And since the tables were all in different rooms, we set each table for 8 so that Charlotte could have a place to sit at each table. Once we sat down for lunch Charlotte rotated and spent about twenty minutes at each table.

This worked out so well and allowed her to have great conversations with all of her guests.

I made a lot of baby shower items on my Cricut Maker and Charlotte took a lot of Polaroid photos during the party. And look at the cookies, aren’t they the best! Maryliz found a great local baker Rori from J.A.M. Bakery who made the cookies.

place cards, polaroid photos, word cut outs, and a baby rattle cookie with the name Graham.

Some of the guests were family, some were friends of mine and some were friends of Charlotte’s so not everyone knew each other. We played a really fun ice-breaker bingo game that got everyone talking to each other. It was so much fun, that we decided that the winner filled the entire card, not just one row!

We also found some super cute “Advice and Wishes for the Mom-to-Be” cards. Everyone filled them out and I am sure that Charlotte will treasure the sweet sentiments that everyone shared with her.

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The Tables

As I mentioned, each table was set for eight, and we made the flower arrangements after a trip to the Los Angeles Flower Market early on Friday morning.

I own all of the blue and white dishes which probably seems a bit crazy. For many years I have collected blue and white china and I loved that I could use so many of them in one day!

Dining Room Table

Dining table for a baby shower with blue and white plates, flowers, and babythemed decorations.

Family Room Table

Dining table for a baby shower with blue and white plates, flowers, and babythemed decorations.

Back Porch Table

Outdoor table for a baby shower with blue and white plates, flowers, and babythemed decorations.

Baby Shower Decoration Ideas for the Tables

Dining table for a baby shower with blue and white plates, flowers, and babythemed decorations.

I cut out place cards using my Cricut Maker and attached them to white card stock with a small baby clothespin.

All of the scatter (the baby item cutouts, including Graham’s name) was also cut on my Cricut. All I did was go to the Cricut Design Space site on my computer and I searched in the library for “baby items”. I then saved the ones I wanted to use and cut them out.

I added the text of Graham’s name and cut those out too.

The party favors were a small apothecary jar filled with blue Hershey’s kisses and tied with three different shades of blue organza ribbon.

Dining table for a baby shower with blue and white plates, flowers, and babythemed decorations.

Here you can see all the items I made to decorate the tables.

Dining table for a baby shower with blue and white plates, flowers, and babythemed decorations.

Baby Shower Centerpieces

Two white vases filled with white and light blue flowers.

We wanted to keep the centerpieces simple and within the color palette of blue and white, so as we made our way through the Los Angeles Flower Mart, we loaded our pull cart full of blue hydrangeas, white ranunculus, white roses, white dianthus carnations, and white gerbera daisies.

To make the centerpieces, we started by separating the flowers into groups, and then trimmed the leaves and stems. We determined that we needed twelve arrangements, six medium/large-sized arrangements, and six small/medium arrangements. So that each arrangement would have the same number of flowers, we divided up each type of flower, counted out the stems, and divided them into twelve piles.

a bouquet of white lfowers and hydrangeas.

The next step was to build a bouquet with white flowers.

White and light blue hydrangeas layingon a counter.

The hydrangeas were the perfect shade of blue and we added three stems of hydrangeas around the outside of the bouquet and then popped the flowers into the vase. Last, we added the gerbera daisies around the edge.

Two white vases filled with white and light blue flowers.

I love how the flowers turned out, they were the perfect compliment to the tables.

The Beverage Bar

Beverage bar for a baby shower with coffee maker and flavored syrups, juices, glasses, and ice.

Maryliz and I set up a fun beverage bar which included my Nespresso Vertuo Coffee machine, lots of fun Torani coffee syrups, and iced tea, lemonade, and juices.

I own way too many Rae Dunn coffee mugs so I was happy to be able to use those too.

We also set up a mimosa bar and lots of chilled white wine.

Champagne and wine buttles on ice in a silver bucket.

The Menu

The menu was wonderful and it consisted of Fire Roasted Tomato Bisque Soup, Three Cheese Grilled Sandwiches, and a Pear and Chicken Salad.

A blue and white plate with soup, a grilled cheese sandwich, and salad on a decorated table.

We set a buffet on the island in the kitchen and let everyone fill their plates. It was a cold afternoon so the soup and grilled cheese were perfect with the salad.

I don’t have a recipe to share for the salad because all I did was mix Spring lettuce, dried cranberries, candied almonds, and sliced pears. I added grilled chicken and a Champagne Vinaigrette dressing.

Tomato bisque soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, and chicken salad buffet on the kitchen island.

Maryliz made a lot of soup and there wasn’t any left when we were done!

Yield: 12 servings

Fire Roasted Tomato Bisque with Grilled Cheese Sticks

Dinner with Friends Tomato Bisque and Grilled Cheese

This Fire Roasted Tomato Bisque Soup and Grilled Cheese Sticks is one of the best soup recipes I have ever tasted. It is delicious.

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 Cups finely chopped yellow onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 Cups Chicken Stock/Broth
  • 1 28oz can and 1 14.5 oz can crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 4 leaves fresh basil, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 loaf of Texas Toast
  • 1 brick gruyere cheese, sliced thinly
  • 1 brick sharp white cheddar cheese, sliced thinly
  • 1 brick mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoon butter


Fire Roasted Tomato Bisque

  1. Place olive oil and butter in saucepan over low to medium heat. When oil and butter are combined and bubbly add onions and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent and beginning to brown. Remove from heat. 
  2. In stock pot on low to medium heat, add chicken stock/broth, both cans of tomatoes (do not drain). Stir to combine. Add onions, garlic and oil.
  3. Add half and half and basil to pot, stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Once combined and cooked through, remove from heat.
  4. Transfer soup to blender. Pulse until smooth.
  5. Return to pot. Soup can be made ahead and refrigerated. When ready to serve, warm slowly before serving.

Grilled Cheese Sticks

  1. Cut away crusts from bread. To assemble each sandwich, use two pieces of bread. Layer slices of gruyere on top of the bread. On top of the gruyere, layer the sharp white cheddar cheese slices. On top of the cheddar cheese, layer the mozzarella slices. 
  2. In a saucepan, over medium heat, add 1 TBL of olive oil and 1 TBL of butter. Once the olive oil and butter is combined and bubbly.
  3. Carefully transfer the bread layered with cheese into the pan, bread side down. Place the second piece of bread on top of cheese. 
  4. When the bread is golden brown, carefully flip the sandwich to brown the second piece of bread.
  5. Once both sides of the bread are browned, transfer the sandwich to a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper.
  6. Place in oven heated to 300 degrees. Bake sandwich for 10-12 minutes until cheeses are melted.
  7. Cut sandwiches in half and serve with soup.

For dessert, we served our favorite Lemon Pie. Be sure to check here for the recipe!

Celebrating with Friends and Family

These photos are so wonderful and I think they share what a wonderful time we all had! Charlotte loved all of our baby shower decoration ideas which made us all so happy.

Almost a Year Later

Graham, 10 months old

Look at this guy!

He is adorable, has so much personality, and smiles all of the time. We will be up north celebrating his birthday soon and we cannot wait.

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  1. Hmmm, it’s a close call between you and Charlotte as to which one of you are glowing more! You are definitely over the moon. So very happy for you and your family.

  2. Thank you for sharing the idea of having a baby shower. I will keep your ideas for when the time comes for me to host a baby shower for my daughter in law and don. Congratulations grandma

  3. Can you please clarify what you do with the butter/olive oil mixture for the grilled cheese sticks? Lovely baby shower ideas!

  4. Everything was perfect. My friends and I had “Grandma Showers” for each other when we were expecting our first grandbaby. A chance to shower grandma with things she might need at her house when the baby came over! It was always so special. Maybe a hint to your friends.

  5. I loved seeing this! My “grandmother friends” and I do similar showers for our children here in North Carolina. It is so much fun! What is your grandmother name going to be? It took me a year to decide a name. I was called “Somebody” for a year. When my DIL had the second grandchild they made me chose an appropriate name. I chose GeeBee. (My daughter had named my mother Geebeejimba. My mother passed and I decided to use a shortened version, GeeBee.)

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