Here are some great, DIY decoration ideas for a baby girl’s pink and gold ballerina themed baby shower! The store-bought stuff available when I threw my sister’s baby shower just weren’t cutting it! I decided to go the DIY route so I could decorate the way I really wanted to: chic, simple and close attention to the details (check out the ruffled tulle ribbon on the balloons!).
The next step in planning the decorations was the focal point: the dessert table. I used a standard 6 foot table and covered it in gold lame fabric I bought at JoAnn’s. I started with the top and cut my material to size (with enough overhang to tape underneath the table) then I put a piece of gold sparkle tulle on top for more texture.
I taped the top of the “tablecloth” onto the top of the table using white duct tape (sooo much easier than sewing!). Since I knew the table would be up against a wall I only bothered with covering the three exposed sides. I used the bottom clean edge of the fabric (to avoid hemming) and then folded the top and taped to the top edge in three separate panels. If you plan on taping your table cloth onto a collapsible 6 ft table, tape your top first, then have your sides already trimmed to size and tape them on the day of!
The baby shower was in Miami and I live in the Bay Area, so I had general ideas of what I wanted to do with the decorations but I had to wait till I got to the location to really hammer them down. This is the venue (my sister’s friend’s clubhouse) a few days before the baby shower.
I decided to use the existing framed artwork and just used pink wrapping paper and double-sided tape to cover the art and then applied the gold-glittered B-A-B-Y paper mache letters.
These paper mache letter are super-simple to make! Just got to your local craft store and pick these paper mache letters up. Then get some spray adhesive, like this, to spray the letters and then coat with coarse gold glitter (or the color of your choice).
Make sure to spray outside and use a cardboard box for the glittering! Then I used double-sided foam mounting strips to tape the BABY sign onto the wrapped frame.
The next decoration project, that I knew I wanted to do was a photo booth. My shower budget certainly didn’t allow for one of those high-tech actual photobooth rentals–so I went the DIY route and turned the glass doors above (that my beautiful niece is modelling) into an awesome photo bakckdrop that I called a photobooth!
This ended up being my favorite decoration of the shower, check out how it turned out below!
I took the most annoying part of the shower venue (those big glass doors) and turned it into a beautiful and fun part of the shower! If there is anything more fun than a selfie it’s a selfie in a stylish photobooth and it was so easy to rally the guests to come and take photos with the mommy to be (complete with photo booth props)! Check out how I made the photobooth here!
Here is my sister’s beautiful mother-in-law modelling the finished product! Using super-simple supplies (hello, wrapping paper and card stock!) you can make this high-impact photobooth for your baby shower! Check out the photobooth how to here!
HOW TOs: Check out how to make the the goody bags here! Check out how to make the crispy treats here! Check out about the cupcake display here! Check out the how to make your own Baby Bingo and the Price is Right games here! And check out this easy centerpiece idea here!
After spending so much time planning and crafting, I kinda lost my steam when it came to the food! I opted for the sane choice: I ordered a spread of beautiful and tasty platters from Miami grocery Publix. The only food I made for the shower were the rice crispy treats, check them out here!
I had so much fun planning and throwing this baby shower for my big sister and my niece/goddaughter Zoe! I hope you find some easy ideas to make your shower special for that momma-to-be!