Baby shower decorations do not need to cost much if you have some time and are able to get a little creative. Keep in mind that you do not need to decorate every square inch of the event venue, a few key areas, like the gift opening chair, the food spread and a few photo op areas, can be enough.
When you are able to decorate the bigger spaces of the venues with inexpensive materials, then you'll be able to focus more on the details, like party favors, tabletop decorations and more.
Here are some inexpensive decorating ideas that can help you figure out what will work best with your bigger spaces:
Balloons: Balloons are an inexpensive and fun way to decorate big spaces. With balloons, you can tie the party together easily by choosing a colorful mix to match the baby shower theme. If you have kids coming to the party, then it’s an easy giveaway that they'll love at the end of the event.
Baby Clothesline Garland: If you are already planning on gifting the parents-to-be some much needed onsies, then consider making a faux clothesline with cute onsies pinned across it. This can be a great way to decorate a large space – perhaps behind the food spread or over a mantle.
Streamers: Streamers are an inexpensive way to give any party a pop of color. Streamers can be used to create colorful walls, liven up high spaces, like a ceiling or up a staircase, and the variety of colors available in streamers is a great way to help thread a themed color palette throughout the event.
Paper or Fabric Garlands: With extra scrap fabric or paper, you can create your own rustic or colorful garlands to hang across spaces in the event. Depending on your theme, a paper or fabric garland can be help to convey the vibe of the party through texture and color.
Big Text: Big words are a fun way to create a great photo opportunity and to decorate a space. Boxes can be wrapped and big letter put on them to spell out the new baby's name or just "baby." A big banner spelling out something special can be made with paper and string and hung across a big space too.
Once you have your big spaces covered without breaking the bank, you can work on figuring out the other details to make your next baby shower a success!