A baby shower is an opportunity to stray from traditional flower centerpieces and use more fun, unusual options. As you plan a shower, consider ways to create centerpieces that are edible or that can double as gifts for the new mother. Use soft, pastel colors for a traditional look, or bright, bold colors to fit a contemporary design scheme.
For a centerpiece that will make baby shower guests smile, make a cupcake bouquet. Start with a Styrofoam ball, and push in skewer sticks or craft sticks of varying lengths into the center in a radial pattern; place them approximately 3 to 4 inches apart. Use cake decorating tools to pipe flower petals on top of cupcakes, using several layers to add height and texture. Place the foam ball into a flower pot or low vase so that the skewers stand out. Carefully push cupcakes on top of the skewers to form the shape of a bouquet. If you have small open spaces between cupcakes, fill them in with miniature cupcakes or frosted doughnut holes attached to skewers. Finish the centerpiece by tying a wide ribbon tied around the container and adding a decorative bow.
Baby Block Cake
When you are throwing a baby shower, a gender-neutral baby block cake can add a touch of tradition to your tables. Bake cakes in single layers. To form the bottom block, cut three 6-inch square sections and stack using frosting between the layers. For the second layer, cut three 5-inch square sections and set on top of the first layer at a slight offset. Create a top layer out of two four-inch squares and place on top of the second. Paint each layer to look like an alphabet block that spells the baby's initials, if the mother has chosen a name, or use arbitrary letters.
Baby basket centerpieces add a touch of fun to baby shower decorations and can double as gifts for the mother-to-be. Start with a variety of baby-related containers: small bath toy containers, decorative wicker storage baskets, or toy sand buckets. Place one on each table and fill with brightly-colored toys and baby supplies. In a bath toy holder, you might put a rubber duck toy, a bottle of bubble bath, a child's towel and a set of small washcloths. In a wicker basket, you can put a receiving blanket, small stuffed animal and an embroidered pillow. With all of her baby supplies, a new mother will find additional storage useful.
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