If your budget is limited for decorations there is no reason to worry. Dollar and discount stores can provide everything you need for inexpensively. Pink and other pastel colored streamers can be purchased by the tons and used to hang from all the walls and lights for a pretty look. Add some balloons for a festive touch. Plastic baby bottles are another item that can be used to decorate by filling them with m&ms you can even get a rattle effect. Pick up some plastic tablecloths and add a cute table centerpiece consisting of a baby doll with little toys like rattles and small teddy bears around it. A basic punch bowl with pink rubber duckies floating in it is perfect for the food table. Don’t forget the matching plates, napkins and cups while you are there and you have everything you need for a simple and festive baby girl shower.
If your budget is a little more mid-range you can take a more classy approach. Some low-key, scattered effects can give a more classic feel to your event. Framing a few of the invitations and setting them around with pairs of baby girl shoes such as Mary Jane’s with flowers in them will add a pretty touch. Instead of streamers, hang clotheslines and adorn them with ruffled dresses and booties. Plenty of pink roses and baby’s breath is the perfect addition. Old fashioned teacups and flowery plates can be brought out and used or you can find them at thrift stores or garage sales, while you’re their pick up an old fashioned baby buggy or bassinet to hold the gifts and cards. The tablecloth should be pink gingham and tiny teddy bears in floppy hats with flowers can hold place cards with guests’ names on them.
If you have a more generous budget and the theme is to make it as elegant as possible, then there are a number of options for your decorations. First, turn a simple wicker chair into a throne for the guest of honor with pink tulle and fake flowers. The mom-to-be can reign from a lace draped table and remember that real silverware is a must. The food table should be similarly draped in lace and platters should be used next to a tiered serving dish to display prettily frosted cupcakes. The punch-bowl would need to be crystal-looking with cups to match and a centerpiece of a silver rattle and baby shoes on a mirror completes the look.
Hopefully, these themes can help you plan or add to the ideas you already have for a successful baby shower.