24 Easy-To-Make Baby Shower Centerpieces for Boys and Girls

Cute and unique baby shower centerpieces can add a big burst of pizzazz to the room and set the tone for the baby shower!


BABY TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the significance of the tradition of breaking a wishbone at some baby showers?

(the answer is at the end of this page)

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We have come up with a list of 24 cute baby shower table decorations to get your creative juices flowing. Most of our centerpiece ideas can either be handmade or purchased.

Enjoy these easy and creative baby shower decoration ideas!

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1) Baby's Breath Centerpiece Idea For A Baby Shower

Baby's Breath Centerpiece Idea For A Baby Shower

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For simple and adorable, DIY baby shower centerpiece ideas (for a boy or girl) idea, fill a mason jar with baby's breath and add embellishments to match the theme of the baby shower.

Using colored paper or scrapbook paper, you can use baby-themed paper punches and punch out cute shapes such as onesies, bottles, teddy bears, elephants or anything that matches the shower theme.

Attach them to wooden skewers or dowels, poke into the jar. So cute!

You can also turn this into a fun little baby shower game. Put a sticker on the bottom of one plate or glass at each table - the guests who get the stickers on their plates, win the centerpiece at their table!

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2) Woodland Mini Diaper Centerpieces

Woodland Mini Diaper Centerpieces

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These baby shower table decorations are adorable! And so easy to make! Simply roll 10 diapers and secure them with clear tape.

Then wrap a think ribbon or burlap around them. Add cute embellishments to match your theme!

Give to the mom-to-be after the baby shower is over so she can use the diapers for the new baby.

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3) Rustic Barn-Themed Baby Shower Flower Centerpiece

Rustic Barn-Themed Baby Shower Flower Centerpiece

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The rustic farm style theme for baby showers and weddings is extremely popular!

The soup can vase and colorful flowers make a whimsical presentation with a down-home, cozy vibe.

You can also add wooden, circle table numbers to the flower centerpieces if it is a larger baby shower where guests will be assigned table numbers. 

4) Mini Diaper Cake Name Idea

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This clever baby shower decoration idea was submitted by one of our talented readers, Linda from Sterling Heights, MI. Here is what Linda had to say:

I have made a few of these diaper centerpieces for baby showers and they look great displayed on the gift table or as table centerpieces.

(one mom to be used it as a game for guests to try to guess what the baby's name would be - the letters were scrambled on each table and the guest were divided into to teams to see who could spell out the baby's name within 1 min.)

Each letter contains 7 diapers and all of the diapers are wrapped with rubber bands to hold them firmly in place.

The letters are bonded with a wooden dowel and hot glued to hold the letters in place, which are then inserted into the center of each diaper.

Wrap the outside of the diapers with colored ribbon to match the theme of the shower.

This is a cute centerpiece that won't get thrown away, can be used by the mom for the new baby and can be coordinated with the theme!

(tip: if you do not yet know the name of the baby - you can use the mother-to-be's name - or just spell BABY)

5) Rubber Ducky Pond Glass Bowl Table Centerpieces

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Place some blue glass pebbles in the bottom of a clear glass bowl (you can find these at your local craft shop.)

Place a little rubber ducky on top. You can also use blue water marbles - also called Orbeez. These are perfect centerpieces for a baby boy shower!

6) Easy-To-Make Pea in a Pod Diaper Baby Shower Centerpieces

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To make this simple diaper pea in a pod centerpiece, all I did was roll up 6 diapers and wrap them in green cellophane.

I secured the cellophane with clear tape. Then I bought a 1/2 yard of green fleece and wrapped it around the diaper (pea) bundles and tied each end with ribbon. 

Simple to make and so cute! Perfect for twins, triplets, or more!

You can also use a green baby blanket instead of fleece - This is actually a smarter idea since the baby can use it - so the centerpiece doubles as a cute gift!

Below is a pea in a pod centerpiece picture I found on Google - It didn't have a website linked to it, so I wasn't able to give credit to the source (if you know who this pic belongs to, let me know and I'll add their info here.)

Roll up cute little baby washcloths and wrap a receiving blanket around them - tie each end with pretty ribbon. So adorable!

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7) Confetti Balloon Centerpieces

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For this baby shower tables decoration, gather a bunch of cute balloons (mylar and latex) and tie together to make a bouquet.

Attach a stuffed animal to the bottom to weigh them down. See this and more cute balloon baby shower decor here.

8) Homemade Baby Shower Decorations For Tables - A Bouquet of Baby-Themed Flowers

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Order a cute "baby shower themed" bouquet of flowers from your local florist. Or make your own!

Get creative and arrange the flowers in cute containers such as mason jars, baby sand pails a cute baby buggy basket or wagon! So cute and easy to make.

Costco or Sam's Club sells huge bundle of flowers. Or check out you local farmer's market - they always have beautiful flowers for an affordable price.

9) Mason Jar Flowers and Red Wagon Baby Shower Centerpieces

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Fill miniature red wagons with cute things such as:

  • baby diapers
  • bibs, onesies, washcloths, booties
  • stuffed animals
  • beautiful flower arrangements
  • add embellishments such as bandannas, straw bales, etc.

10) DIY ABC Baby Diaper Blocks For Table Decor

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You can easily make baby blocks out of diapers and wrap pretty ribbon around them. They make the cutest centerpieces for a baby shower - and ... you can give the diapers to the mom-to-be after the baby shower!

Other ideas for using baby blocks are to lay abc blocks in the center of a square mirror, spell out cute baby words such as "Welcome Baby." For an added touch, sprinkle baby's breathe around the blocks or add some tea lights.

11) Cute Baby Shower Table Ideas

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This baby shower centerpiece idea is the cutest!

  • attach a balloon to a wooden dowel or balloon stick
  • add a bundle of mini balloons to the base of the large balloon
  • get a square cardboard box and cover in white paper (or use a white box)
  • glue blue card stock squares to each side
  • add painted wooden letters to each side (or cut letters out of card stock)
  • Top off with an adorable stuffed animal

12) Easy Tulle Wrapped Wooden Letters

baby shower centerpiece tulle wrapped wooden letters

For a fast and simple baby shower centerpiece idea, all you need is a wooden letter (either a B for Baby - or the first letter of the baby's name) and a roll of tulle.

Wrap, wrap, wrap the tulle around the letter, tuck the end into the bottom, and you]re done! So easy!

13) Use your cute baby shower cake as a centerpiece!

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Visit our cutest baby shower cakes gallery for 100's of cakes pictures, ideas and instructions!

14) Sugar Cookie Bouquet

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  • Using your favorite sugar cookie recipe, cut dough into cute "baby themed" shapes and place a Popsicle or lollipop stick into the bottom of each one before baking. 

  • When done baking and cooled, frost with frosting to match the baby shower theme.

  • Tie ribbon around each cookie stick for added cuteness 

  • Place some floral foam in the bottom of a cute pot or mason jar.

  • Insert the cookies into the foam. Cover the foam with jelly bellies, pastel M&M's, Easter grass, shredded paper, etc. 

  • Visit our "Baby Shower Cookies" page for more fun ideas!

15) Toy Dump Truck Centerpiece

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Fill a big toy dump truck with fun stuff like:

  • fruit skewers
  • candy or chips
  • baby accessories such as booties, rattles, bottles, washcloths or toys and stuffed animals
  • flowers 

16) Christmas Baby Shower Centerpiece Idea

Get a mini tree and decorate with socks, rattles, cute ornaments, pacifiers, etc. We have a whole page full of Christmas Baby Shower Ideas - take a peek!

17) Baby Shower Plant

Purchase a nice quality plant or mini tree and place it in a baby-themed pot.

Decorate the plant with cute ribbons, pacifiers, rattles, or print out cute little baby sayings on your computer and tie them on.

This makes a great baby shower centerpiece and the mom-to-be will have a keepsake to remember her shower.

Another alternative is a baby shower wishing tree

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18) Floating Umbrella Centerpiece

Hang a cute umbrella upside down from the ceiling and fill it with balloons and baby items.

Have curled ribbon coming down from it. Or, if you can find a mini umbrella, place it directly onto the table. So cute!

19) Hawaiian Themed Shower Centerpiece

Purchase a large pail and shovel and turn it into a beach bum gift basket!

Fill it with baby sunscreen, baby sunglasses, a baby sun visor, pool/bath toys, etc. This is one of our favorite centerpiece ideas!

20) Ships Ahoy Boat Baby Shower Decor

Fill a plastic boat full of baby items and attach a cute sign saying: "Ships ahoy! It's a boy!" We have a ton of cute "Ships Ahoy Baby Shower Theme Ideas" here!

21) Noah's Ark Centerpiece Ideas

Great for twins! 2-by-2...Find a medium to large plastic boat and fill it with fuzzy little animals such as giraffes, cows, elephants, etc. (make sure there are 2 of each.)

Or, attach helium balloons to 2 soft toy animals, such as 2 teddies, 2 elephants or 2 rubber duckies. Visit our "Noah's Ark Baby Shower Theme" page here!

22) Pass The Centerpiece Baby Shower Game (also known as Pass The Prize)

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You can find this popular baby shower game over at our printable party site! It comes in all kinds of themes for you to choose from! Click on the picture for more info. 

23) Pink Cake Stand With Baby Shoes

Baby Shower Centerpiece Pink Cake Stand With Baby Shoes

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This adorable baby shower centerpiece is so easy to make - all you need is:

24) Balloon Hula Hoop Wreath

blue and white balloon hoop baby shower decor

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This beautiful balloon hula hoop wreath makes such a stunning statement! Hang as a centerpiece to the gift table, at the entrance of the shower, or next to the mom-to-be's chair.

It is so pretty and actually not that hard to make. All you need is:

  • a hula hoop (you can usually find these at the dollar store or Target)
  • spray paint to paint the hula hoop - silver, gold, etc
  • small balloons in various colors to match the baby shower theme
  • a balloon arch, garland kit - you can cut the balloon strips to any size you need, add the balloons and secure to the hula hoop with floral wire and tape. so easy and cute!
balloon garland kit for an adorable baby shower centerpiece


TRIVIA ANSWER: It symbolizes making a wish for the baby's future.