Fabulous Baby Shower Decorations Checklist [Printable]


This is a sponsored post. However, as usual opinions are my own.

Babies are a MAJOR reason for celebration!  I think every woman deserves to really celebrate her pregnancy with a beautiful baby shower. Last weekend if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I co-hosted a baby shower for one of my friends. It was a fabulous event and I learned so much in the process of hosting that I had to dish some of the secrets with you.


I was one half of the decorating team. Let me tell you, there were so many details that went into decorating the baby shower. I must admit that this was my first baby shower as a host and so it was a learning opportunity for me. I thought that I would make notes and post them here so that I can refer to them if any of my other fabulous friends were to have a baby *wink* *wink* or if any of you are in the process of planning a shower for a friend. Here’s a list of 4 things that I found absolutely necessary for a fabulous shower and a printable with a checklist of everything you are going to need:

1. Candy Buffet

I love a beautiful candy buffet because of its practically. I’m a Capricorn, so I live for functionality and candy buffet serves both as decorations and sweets. I love that guests can admire the treats and then dig in and enjoy them. The theme of this party was winter white and I didn’t realize finding white candy would be difficult until I started looking. Plus, the way my life is set up with two kids and zero time for anything, I just didn’t have the time to go from store to store looking for white candy. So of course you know what I did, I found some white candy online. I stumbled on the website Party Pail after doing a Google search for candy buffet. Party Pail sells a nice variety of buffet candy and supplies such as scoops, jars, containers and stands. I ordered white swirl pops, gum balls, Jordan Almonds which represents fertility in Italian culture which is perfect for a baby shower. All very delicious! These arrived very quickly, securely packaged and they actually looked much better than they did online.  I knew that I would need some serving bowls to display them and it’s better to have everything shipped together so I ordered a few from party pail. I really loved their white dessert stands.


Photo Courtesy: Party Pail


2. Personalized Bunting Banner

Another thing that I really wanted but had no patience or time to search for was a personalized bunting banner. I LOVE these and I wanted to find the perfect one for our Brooklyn baby shower. There was no way I was hosting a shower without a fabulous one. As I mentioned in my Holiday Gift Guide, I’m completely obsessed with Minted and they did such a fabulous job with our family’s holiday cards that I had to check out their baby shower decor shop. I was excited to find the Baby Icons Party Decor which was super cute and exactly what I had in mind. I love, love, love the many options that I had as far as personalizing this banner. I had the choice of using letters, pictures and using as many circles as you want. At the baby shower, we enjoyed stringing it ourselves and customizing it to just what we wanted.


Courtesy Minted


3. Fancy Invitations

Online invitations have become really popular in the past few years. They are undoubtedly cost effective and easy to track but nothing excites guests more than a nice paper invitation. Minted offers these really beautiful invitations.


Courtesy: Minted


4. Personalized welcome sign

Nothing worst than your guests trying to figure out where the baby shower is, I think it’s only courtesy to have some signage in the entryway. A sign is also a warm way to welcome guests and set a good vibe for the baby shower.


Baby Shower Décor

Download your checklist here:  Printable Baby Shower Decorations checklist


For more inspiration, follow my Pinterest baby shower board:

Follow Rattles and Heels’s board Baby Showers on Pinterest.

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  • I went to a baby shower (my first one attending, as an adult) a few weeks ago. It was so nice! There will absolutely 100% be a candy buffet at my baby shower if/when I have one 🙂 Anyone that knows me, already knows that I’m pretty much obsessed with sweets, even though I’m trying to cut down on how much of it I eat. It’s too good man, I love it lol.

    • RattlesandHeels

      Nancy, I agree! I LOVE candy.

  • Rochkirstin Santos

    These decorations look so cute! I have a friend who will be giving birth next week and we had a baby shower for her just two days ago. For sure, we sensed her excitement and some worry too because she still does not know if she will deliver the baby in normal manner or if she has to go through the c section.

    • RattlesandHeels

      I hope all goes well for your friend 🙂

  • chubskulit

    I love this simple and yet elegant decoration and I love your dress! Having a baby is a joy, I kind of miss that feeling because my “babies” are growing up fast! I wish I could hold them in my arms forever but that’s so selfish lol.

    • RattlesandHeels

      I’m selfish too! I love cuddling my babies 🙂

  • MJ

    Beautiful. I love a simple yet elegant party (shower.) you ladies did a great job. I have check out Minted. You look lovely lady

    • RattlesandHeels

      Thank you MJ! I think you would love Minted 🙂

  • These are some great tips. I celebrated the birth of my last
    son. However, I did a gender reveal party instead of the traditional baby
    shower. I know someone who is pregnant now and I will have to share your post
    with them.

    • RattlesandHeels

      Gender Reveal Party is a set idea. You can use this list to get supplies as well. Congrats to your pregnant friend and thanks for sharing Victoria 🙂

  • Beth

    Those are so great tips and printouts! I’m hoping not to have a baby shower any time soon but I could certainly take inspiration from this for other party decorations. Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to pin this for later!

    • RattlesandHeels

      lol Beth at not having a baby shower anytime soon. This can definitely be used for any party not just showers.

  • This is such a great checklist. I love the candy buffet option. I’m seeing this more and more with parties. I have several friends having babies. This list will come in handy. And I love the banner!

    • RattlesandHeels

      Yes, Amy the candy buffet is awesome and practical. Glad you found the banner helpful.

  • Kristen

    Awwwww. I love it when photos are added to any shower. Plus, a candy buffet is a totally cute idea! looks like you had a super fancy baby shower!

    • RattlesandHeels

      Thank you Kristen

  • The shower came together really well! I love the Minted banner. Blessings to the mom to be for a safe and healthy delivery.

    • RattlesandHeels

      Thank you so much Tiffani! Yes, we are sending her good vibes. Minted is just amazeballs 🙂