Top Tips On Planning A Baby Shower

Top Tips On Planning A Baby Shower

I’m excited to share something a little different yet incredibly fun on the blog today. If you’re a new mama-to-be (congratulations!) or planning a baby shower for your best-friend, then you’ll love this blog post sharing our favourite baby shower ideas.

It’s time to celebrate the mum-to-be and the precious baby on the way. From pretty décor, delicious food, fun and games, and of course some baby shower lollipops, there’s lots to consider.


Planning a baby shower is an exciting and wonderful occasion, but does come with a level of stress, don’t be afraid to ask for help or delegate tasks to others. So, here’s a selection of our top tips to help you plan a great baby shower.

Set A Date & Invite Others

Firstly, decide when and where to host the baby shower. Don’t leave it so late that you could risk the baby being here. At this stage of the planning, it’s always a good idea to set a budget, and work out who will financially be contributing to the baby shower.

Once the mum-to-be has finalised the guestlist it’s time to get those invitations out. There are so many options from baby shower invitations to a digital invitation. You can personalise baby girl shower invitations, baby boy shower invitations or create a neutral invite. Here’s some of our personal favourites.

Choose A Theme

It’s time to choose a baby shower theme. Themes such as gender reveal, baby animals or classic neutral colours always work well, especially if the baby’s gender is unknown. More unique baby shower themes will help make the event more memorable, so get creative when choosing the theme. We love the idea of adding pops of colour to a baby shower. The colours don’t always have to be pink or blue, so think outside of the box.   

Fun Games

It wouldn’t be a baby shower without some fun games! Fun activities are perfect to keep guests entertained. The classic baby shower games include Baby Bingo, Guess The Date, Guess Who and All About Mum & Dad. Don’t forget to buy a few prizes too!

The Décor & Food

Now the theme has been chosen, it’s time to plan the decorations. Fun decorations like balloons, banners and tableware can help transform a space and are relatively well-priced too. Why not consider creating some homemade decorations to help with the budget?

Once all RSVPs have been received, you’ll be able to finalise guest numbers and the catering. Here in the U.K, buffet style food works very well and you can be really creative for a baby shower. Or, who doesn’t love an Afternoon Tea? Most baby showers will have a cake to celebrate the expected baby and many couples opt to share the gender reveal by cutting the cake. Why not, share your gender reveal with our personalised lollipops stating Boy or Girl. 


Be Eco-Friendly

Consider purchasing eco-friendly items and party decorations that contain no or limited plastic. Be mindful when purchasing items, that other guests can re-use these. Bamboo is a great resource for catering equipment, such as compostable plates, and wood is always the preferred option to any plastic.

Here at Emily’s Lollies we have a range of Baby Shower Favours with pink and blue sprinkles, colourful Galaxy Lollipops, to our Classic Colour Lollipops, all can be personalised to create that extra special touch. Shop the full lollipop collection of edible baby shower favours here. 

We hope these tips are helpful in planning a perfect baby shower. Good luck!

Photography Credits

Neutral Baby Shower Decorations: Ginger Ray 

Baby Shower Cake: Pinterest 

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